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Re: Military Blocking Baltic UFO Site

From: Gord Heath <gordheath.nul>
Date: Sat, 9 Jun 2012 14:57:04 -0700
Archived: Sat, 09 Jun 2012 21:15:00 -0400
Subject: Re: Military Blocking Baltic UFO Site

Is it just a coincidence that this 'UFO' case seems to be
developing with so many parallels to the 2006 case where a 'dive
company' claimed to have discovered the F-89 that disappeared on
a 1953 mission over Lake Superior (commonly referred to as the
"Kinross Incident")?

In the Great Lakes Dive Company hoax, the hoax was basically
started when the hoaxer sent off an email to Francis Ridge at
NICAP, containing a fake news story. The story propagated to
the UFO community after the email got published on UFO UpDates.

The hoaxers went to quite a bit of effort to continue the hoax,
developing a web site that made claims the 'dive company' had
discovered the F-89 on the bottom of Lake Superior after they
had temporarily suspended a search for a ship wreck. They
published two alleged 'side scan sonar images' of the F-89 on
their website. They later added another 'side scan sonar' image
of a "disk" that they claimed to have found nearby. This created
all sort of hype and excitement that the dive company had found
the 'flying saucer'" which had collided with the F-89. The
hoaxers claimed that the Canadian government was denying them
access to the site. They claimed that they had to re-jig a fish
finder to get images of the disk as the disk was emitting some
sort of radiation that was interfering with their towed sonar.

The hoax perpetrator used an alias, and was interviewed with
Linda Moulton Howe on Coast to Coast AM Radio Show. Some people
were suspicious about the claims, and started to question the
hoaxers concerning some of the alleged finds. About a month
after the hoax started, the website suddenly went dead with no
indication of a reason. The real name and motivation for the
hoax are still unknown.

I still wonder if it was just a coincidence that this hoax broke
in the middle of David Cherniack's project filming The Moncla
Memories documentary - which relates to anomalous memories I
have from childhood that seem related to the pilot of the F-89
who went missing in the Kinross Incident.

When I heard the story broke, I was immediately very suspicious
that it was a hoax. This was partly because of the timing, and
partly because I did not believe that the F-89 was actually
lying on the bottom of Lake Superior. But I also had an open
mind that maybe the F-89 could be on the bottom of the lake, so
I adopted a wait and see attitude.

Of course, we still don't know if the F-89 is actually lying as
wreckage strewn over the bottom of Lake Superior and we have no
confirmation that anyone has ever even tried to use sidescan
sonar to locate it.

To this day, I wonder if the hoax was somehow triggered by
David Cherniack's project. The 'discovery' did divert his
attention in the documentary away the original theme. It may be
that the timing _was_ a coincidence, but it certainly still
strikes me as weird.

I'm curious if James Carrion (who was primarily responsible for
busting the hoax), or others developed any theories on who was
behind the hoax and what were their motivations?


Gord Heath

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