From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 08:07:03 +0100 Archived: Sat, 08 Sep 2012 09:59:15 -0400 Subject: Re: Sulphur And CE Cases Hello List Raising that point - at: http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2012/sep/m05-001.shtml I forgot that many folk haven't read the case-histories - [try Googling "smell, odor, ufo, close encounter" or searching UFO Orgs databases]. So Jason made the 'supernatural association' in his post http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2012/sep/m06-001.shtml and Steven only tempered that slightly with the 'underworld association' in http://www.ufoupdateslist.com/2012/sep/m06-002.shtml However those slightly esoteric conclusions, while maybe to be expected of students of arcane matters, are contradicted by the majority of witness testimonies. These tend to be phrased in mundane terms with the witness usually associating any smell/odor with some household or industrial process familiar to them - i.e. s/he does NOT directly refer to "sulphur" (probably because few people knowingly meet with sulphur, unless you've visited the crater of Vesuvius maybe). Therefore those witnesses cannot be under the influence of any supernatural or religious associations with "sulphur/ brimstone", simply because they are not aware of the sulphur ingredient in their more mundane descriptions - i.e rotten eggs, burnt cardboard, stink-bombs, bad cabbages etc. The few exceptions I've found featured witnesses who happened to work in specialist areas of chemistry who could accurately say "sulphuric acid" when asked about smells/odors. However it _is_ true that there's a long and almost hidden history of the smell of sulphur featuring in accounts of anomalous events. And that later demagogues and religious maniacs have incorporated that fact in their various propagandas. So one interesting question is: "Which came first - the fact or the superstition?" Cheers Ray D 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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