From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:45:11 -0500 Archived: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 06:46:43 -0400 Subject: Re: 1960 IA BB/NICAP Report Solved >From: Gerald O'Connell <goc.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 15:09:07 +0100 >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! ><snip> >Amazing! Must be a relief to all and sundry to have this >troubling report expunged from the long list of 'unknowns'. >However, are we about to unleash a series of old B-52 sightings >reattributed as 'unknowns'? If it is so easy to confuse the two, >then poor Herb has opened a door that will see him confronted by >a task that will dwarf the labours of Sisyphus... Hi, Gerald, Wow, the things a guy learns while reading UpDates. All along, I'd fallen victim to the widespread misunderstanding that it was fleets of B-52s that dropped all those bombs on Southeast Asia in the Vietnam War era. From my college years, I vividly recall protests that - naively, as it turns out - held the U.S.government responsible. And now, decades later, we find that B-52s and UFOs being indistinguishable, it may not have been Washington and the Pentagon after all, but aliens. Do we owe Presidents Johnson and Nixon (posthumous) apologies? Once again, Tim Printy and Herb Taylor remove the scales from our eyes. Thanks, guys. Jerry Clark 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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