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Re: Let's Crank It Up A Notch - Cox

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Sat, 3 Mar 2012 17:03:14 +0100
Archived: Sat, 03 Mar 2012 15:01:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Let's Crank It Up A Notch - Cox


>From: Robert Powell <rpowell.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 02 Mar 2012 20:30:56 -0600
>Subject: Re: Let's Crank It Up A Notch - Cox

>>From: John Harney<magonia.nul>
>>To:<post.nul>
>>Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 20:11:59 -0000
>>Subject: Re: Let's Crank It Up A Notch - Cox

>>>From: Jerome Clark<jkclark.nul>
>>>To: post.nul
>>>Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2012 08:46:31 -0600
>>>Subject: Re: Let's Crank It Up A Notch - Cox

>>>Leslie Kean would make a much-needed addition to the discussion.
>>>She's one of the smartest, most informed people around, with an
>>>impressive track record as investigator, author, and
>>>spokesperson for our subject.

>>If she's so smart, why did she include so many solved UFO cases
>>in her book, and present them with hardly any critical comment?
>>She seems to be unduly impressed by military uniforms with rows
>>of medals, and with academic gowns, when assessing UFO reports,
>>and she includes some contributions from persons notorious in
>>ufology for their lack of objectivity.

>>To take but two examples to start with, from the book UFOs:
>>1947-1997 (edited by Hilary Evans and Dennis Stacy, John Brown
>>Publishing, London, 1997):

>>In an article, The Belgian 1989-1990 UFO Wave, Belgian
>>researcher Wim Van Utrecht expresses his doubts about the
>>authenticity of the Petit-Rechain "flying triangle" photo, and
>>his suspicions have recently proved to have been justified. He
>>also provides plausible explanations for most (not all) other
>>sightings in this UFO wave.

>The Belgian wave is hardly dependent on the triangular photo
>that was apparently faked. Exactly what plausible explanations
>did Utrecht provide to explain the triangular objects witnessed
>by multiple Gendarmerie?

>>The article Trans-en-Provence: When Science And Belief Go Hand
>>In Hand, by Eric Maillot and Jacques Scornaux, is an excellent,
>>detailed demolition job on this notorious UFO "landing" and the
>>bungled investigations of it.

>Rather than make an assertion that some book demolishes the
>Trans-en-Provence case, perhaps you could give the reasons to
>this forum as to why that case is invalid?

In a few words, here are the main arguments of the skeptics on
Trans-en-Provence:

- The  round trace on the ground was made by a truck. The
witness Renato Nicolai admited it could have been, although he
confirmed at the same time that it was the exact place where he
had seen the UFO land in his garden. Nice old man!

- About the strange effects on the surrounding plants, measured
by professor Bounias : he goofed in his tests, and CNES engineer
Velasco doctored the plants in his micro wave oven (a brillant
suspicion of Robert Alessandri);

- Finally, the obvious conclusion: Nicolai made a joke.

Case solved!


Gildas Bourdais



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