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? Cheers, Gord Heath UFOBC Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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