From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul> Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2013 14:29:04 -0300 Archived: Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:44:57 -0400 Subject: Re: 1960 IA BB/NICAP Report Solved >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:45:11 -0500 >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 With eight burning dirty and hanging out there, and a some 2,500 square feet of flying and stabilizing surfaces at all angles it is easy to confuse a B-52 with a smooth, elliptical surface. These multiple witnesses must have seen the objects from different viewpoints. The ungainly appearance of B-52 would have been evident from most of them. Note the dirty exhaust from the early B-52 engines. It made it easy to track them once they were visually sighted/targeted. What's really puzzling is how the Taylors and Printys of the world seem to have no ability to discern the difference. Both of them threw elliptical right out the window. BTW, B-52s do not fly in in-line formations. I could explain why but maybe for once Herb could do the research on his own. Don Ledger 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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