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Re: 1960 IA BB/NICAP Report Solved

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




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