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Re: 1960 IA BB/NICAP Report Solved

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:54:15 -0500
Archived: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 09:56:50 -0400
Subject: Re: 1960 IA BB/NICAP Report Solved


>From: Herb Taylor <herbufo.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2013 15:19:20 -0400 (EDT)
>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.

Further evidence - really, is any needed? - that nothing emerges
anymore from Herb Taylor's keyboard without worshipful mention
of Tim Printy.

I fear that the rest of us will be driven into a coma before
Herb is through.


Jerry Clark




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