From: Herb Taylor <herbufo.nul> Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 15:19:20 -0400 (EDT) Archived: Sat, 07 Sep 2013 19:15:31 -0400 Subject: 1960 IA BB/NICAP Report Solved To all, One of the more interesting UFO reports for 1960 occurred on March 4th at Dubuque, IA. 5:55 P.M. Multiple witnesses in various locations, including flight instructor Charles R. Morris, sighted three elliptical objects flying in an in-line formation. Duration of four minutes. This report was a Blue Book "UNIDENTIFIED", and is also cited in "THE UFO EVIDENCE" (notably on p. 40). I brought this seemingly puzzling report to the attention of UFO researcher Tim Printy, and we both took a close look at it, which included going through the lengthy BB file on the matter. Much to our surprise (and to some extent, our consternation as well), we found that the apparent explanation for this report was to actually be found in these files, hidden in plain sight for all these years. It turns out that the purported "UFOs" in this report were almost certainly a flight of three B-52 bombers! The evidence in the BB file supporting this probable answer is both compelling and persuasive. Both BB and NICAP failed to grasp the true nature of this report, and let the real answer slip through their fingers. This is a classic example of how a seemingly puzzling report, when subjected to a careful and comprehensive review (even many years later), can be found to have been caused by something conventional. Another Cautionary Tale, and a particularly notable one at that. The whole story is dealt with at length in SUNlite 5-3, pp. 18-22. There's no good reason why this long-ago event shouldn't be removed from the listing of still unexplained UFO reports. Herb Taylor 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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