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David Biedny said:Miah,
I have no idea of how to track down Mr. Ferris (I'm not even sure if this is how his name is spelled), but I doubt he'd still be alive. He was older than my father, who would be in his late eighties if he were still among the living.
David Biedny said:While I understand your point about listing my paranormal episodes, it simply won't happen, as I am not seeking confirmation from the Paracast audience - or anyone else - as to the veracity of my experiences.
Verum said:As to your sighting, David. I live in Somerset County (not in Somerset, but probably a 15 minute drive from that town), NJ, and have for many years. Of course, I never heard or read anything about this event, and I was old enough in 1973 to have noticed. In any case, New Jersey is the most densely populated State in the country. A low flying helicopter, let alone a flying saucer, during daylight, or nighttime for that matter, would attract a lot of attention, and that would almost certainly draw attention to the UFO. Assuming even a modest number of people shared this sighting, why not document the event by doing some basic research? Check newspapers (there are tons of newspaper reports of flying objects in Jersey; hardly being squashed or censored), police reports (surely many people, not just your father, would have called the police, as they'd done with every other sighting), use FOIA (must be some report from the helicopter crew), etc. This sighting, as with your South American sighting, should be easily verified by published reports and public documents. There should be a modest level of reliable, objective evidence for these two events, something beyond anecdotes, at least at the same level you would demand of your guests.
Verum said:I suspect there is an answer here that has very little to do with a sighting of a "craft" and more to do with your recollection. (Note, for example, that your brother, who was emotionally impacted by this sighting, doesn't really remember it.)
Verum said:Gene wrote...That is not what I said. Perhaps I wasn't entirely clear. I'm suggesting that his recollections are not quite as "crisp" as his manner of conveying them would indiate. When I consider the lack of any objective verification, my personal knowledge of the area and its density and the the obvious "bending" of remembrances I think it is quite possible that he has misconstrued what he saw and has a flawed recollection of what actually happened. If one is not prepared to consider the possibility of an hallucination, or a series of hallucinations (which can be induced by many physical and psychological factors), I think that a misinterpretation of events, or a subsequent melding of facts and fiction, are posssibilities that need to be seriously considered.So you are going to dismiss David's experiences out of hand because he may, just may, have had a faulty memory about the positions occupied by Koehler and Buchanan? Really now!
FROOTLOOP--it appears you're referencing a sighting by a sheriff in Maine, not New Jersey. But surely one could find some degree of similar "corroboration" from a State which has 25 TIMES more potential witnesses per square mile than does Maine. You should also know that New Jersey's press has been extraordinarily free with publishing reports of UFOs, going back to the '60s.
PARANORMAL PACKRAT--when one controls the forum and does not extend a rebuttal opportunity to the subject of the attack in the same forum and at the same time, I think most people would say that's a "behind the back" assault. I think there are quite a few former guests who would share that assessment. But don't get me wrong. I fully expected it, and found the comments quite funny and entirely consistent. I only mentioned it to explain my unhealthy compulsion to respond.
Verum said:FROOTLOOP--it appears you're referencing a sighting by a sheriff in Maine, not New Jersey. But surely one could find some degree of similar "corroboration" from a State which has 25 TIMES more potential witnesses per square mile than does Maine. You should also know that New Jersey's press has been extraordinarily free with publishing reports of UFOs, going back to the '60s.
Agreed. I have never seen or read anything about this Venezuelan sighting. As described by David, this would have been an earth shattering event--huge, vanishing instantaneously, seen by thousands, etc. Where's the evidence? Simple, no? If any sighting should be easy to corroborate, this is it. Yet the only evidence is David's anecdote. That wouldn't suffice for any of your guests yet it's acceptable for David.The sighting in Venezuela, for example, where there were thousands of witnesses.
In saying that, I don't doubt that some might have been published. But David was a child at the time of some of these events, and thus wasn't apt to research it then. But he's curious now to learn more.