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Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

From: Don Ecsedy <don.nul>
Date: Mon, 28 May 2012 11:12:49 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Tue, 29 May 2012 06:23:47 -0400
Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>From: James Carrion <jcarrion.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Sun, 27 May 2012 11:15:52 -0300
>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>From: Don Ecsedy <don.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 26 May 2012 12:26:51 -0400 (EDT)
>>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told

>>>From: James Carrion <jcarrion.nul>
>>>To: <post.nul>
>>>Date: Fri, 25 May 2012 18:00:25 -0300
>>>Subject: Re: Flying Saucers - The Greatest Lie Ever Told


>>You are using The Coming Of The Saucers as a source document
>>for 1947, especially Maury Island.

>Absolutely! Arnold's account is key because the events he
>describes in his book related to Maury Island are backed up by
>FBI documents, newspaper accounts and Air Force investigative
>documents. In other words, one can only conclude that regardless
>of your opinion of Arnold, he was above all else an honest man.

The problem for you, James, is that the FBI and the Air Force
documents, the statements of Smith, and Arnold in 1947, don't
back up Arnold on the mysterious events in the book. I don't
know what ET advocates or skeptics think of the book. I'm
outside that debate. But, stylistically speaking, those
mysterious events are more Palmer than Arnold.

However, here is a trivial detail you might be interested in, if
you haven't come across it before. In The Analysis of Flying
Object Incidents in the US (both the 1948 and 1949 versions),
prepared by both AF and Navy intelligence, Arnold's Cascade's
sighting is dated to July 29, 1947.

"h. On 29 July 1947, Kenneth Arnold, while flying near Tacoma,
Washington, reported a formation of flying objects. His sketch
of their shape corresponds closely to that shown in the
photographs made by Mr Rhoads [sic]. On the same day, two U.S.
Air Force pilots at Hamilton Field reported two flying disks
trailing a P-80, following it toward Oakland, California."

So, we know this is not referring to Arnold's report of sighting
the amber or bronze colored small disks, but the Cascades
sighting of June 24, 1947.

What is really of interest here - and correct me if I am wrong -
but in 1947 all of the official statements and all the parties
interviewed, including Arnold, said he had left for Tacoma on
the 30th, not the 29th. It is only in The Coming of the Saucers
that Arnold says it was the 29th.

So, where did the Air Force and the Navy get July 29th?




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