11/6/2006 9:39:44 PM
A good, healthy, rationale debate has been going on for some time now.. and we've
had one or two on this forum, especially on a few of these. But I will agree with
your wanting to encourage people to read through past cases.. just because they've
become somewhat dated shouldn't mean that we toss 'em to the side of the road.
Many remain unexplained today, and I don't completely buy into the argument that
they can't be explained only because all known information wasn't
available which would have explained them away. That's a typical copout excuse
that some skeptics cling to.
Your list has some good examples, to be sure.. I was particularly impressed with the
Lawrence Coyne helicopter event (Mansfield, Ohio), involving a military crew, and the
Socorro, New Mexico event involving a police officer. And, as eVader mentioned,
the Cash/Landrum case as well.
I suppose there's no single all inclusive list to use here, but if we're going with
classics, I would include Bentwaters, Kecksburg and Shag Harbor as well. I just
quickly glanced through the list, but these cases were significant and involved
Other interesting, but old cases, that readers might want to research, is the
Malmstrom incident, the Great Falls Montana or Tremonton Utah films, and the
infamous McMinnville incident (the popular Trent Photograph).