posted on Aug, 27 2015 @ 06:17 PM
Thanks Mirage.... I think one of the most important and almost unique aspects of this case is the following. For once we have multiple witnesses at
wholly different locations whose description of the events give a perfect triangulation on a map when plotted. What's more, both sets of witnesses
describe an almost identical sight, even if it was viewed from some distance by both parties. It does rather beg the question as to how, the witness
that Richard Hall managed to track down was left completely ignored by those who claim to have a "deep and abiding interest in ascertaining the truth"
about such incidents, for some 40 odd years.
Then there is military response and "retrieval" part of the story. I think Hall has nailed it almost 100% that, within an hour of the incident
occurring, there were military people all over the area and they hiked up to a place where, unless you had some serious business to conduct, you
certainly wouldn't choose to be wandering around it for fun, on a wet winter's night.
For this post I'm going to speculate about the military side of the affair. Now, it could have been blind luck that there military in the area who
just happened to have all the paraphernalia and vehicles on stand by in order to react to the event. Then again, what were they reacting to if it was
merely a meteorite landing? I'm struggling to think of a single other case where, the military have gone careening across such inhospitable land in
such inclement weather, in search of a meteor. What's more, if it was a meteorite then, if it was a typical "dirtball" type of meteor made up of
essentially, a conglomerate of cosmic dirt and dust maybe the size of a football, then the impact would have left little trace at all. Had it been a
metallic meteorite, probably about the size of tennis ball maybe a little larger then, the impact would have been quite considerable and there would
almost certainly be a crater. However, it would still be a relatively small object and I am lost as to why the military would have any interest.
I think we can be pretty certain as to the size of the meteorite, if it was indeed a meteorite, for the following reason. Much larger than I have
described say the size of a small car and the impact, particularly in the case of a solid metallic meteorite, would have been far larger and felt over
a far wider distance.
So was it some probe/space junk either ours or someone else's and that what what the military were attempting to retrieve? I guess that it a
possibility and that they had a rough idea where it might come down. Only there is a problem with that idea as well, with the best of telemetry it's
was a pretty inexact science back in 74. A couple of tenths of a degree in the angle of descent of the remains, could make a difference of a hundred
or more miles in the place it landed. They would have had to have people on standby almost the length of the country and at sea. Maybe they did have,
we simply don;t know as this juncture in time. Again, and yes well know stories of how chronically under funded the British military are, then again
name me a military who doesn't say that? Are we really to believe they sent a few blokes with metal detectors and flash-lights up there with zero air
support even if, that air support was there to simply "light the area"? I know the British military can be a tad Heath Robinson in its' approach
however, I find it hard to credit that, if something was that important, then they wouldn't have gone up there with considerably more kit.
One point I found truly fascinating was where Hall mentions his "geologist friend", he gave the data from the earth tremor to who was surprised to
find that. Given the data and the usual margin for error that; "The Earthquake could have occurred up five miles ABOVE the Earth". Now, at first
sight, that seems totally insane, you can't possibly have an "Earthquake" in the sky. Well actually, as many are probably aware, "Sonic Booms" more
often than not, are also recorded as "tremors" by monitoring stations. As such, that could mean that, the "Earth tremor", was the result of an object
in the sky breaking the sound barrier. The problem then is, if the "earthquake" was the object travelling at high speed through the air as it came
down, the actual impact was minimal as there was only one !"tremor" recorded. That does mean one can at least speculate that, the object could have
"landed" rather than "crashed".
It has me flummoxed at the moment however, at least I think Hall and others have now cleared much of detritus and legends that surround the incident
and as such, we now have a solid core of an incident to further study.