posted on May, 24 2008 @ 02:44 PM
Since this is my first post in this thread since my original "Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack" article, first of all I'd like to thank everyone
for all the kind words (in this thread and sent via U2U) about my article and the flags given to it. It's nice to be appreciated!
Some of you may be interested to know that I've almost finished a similar article in relation to 9/11 conspiracy theories. It's taking a while to
finish off, because my relevant notes are quite a bit longer than my "Free UFO Researcher Starter Pack" .
Anyway, the reason for posting in this thread now is simply to respond to the query posted by sherpa:
Originally posted by sherpa
One question though, what is the number one in your top 100.
Well, my Top 100 UFO Cases - Revealed!
article lists the famous Kenneth Arnold
sighting from 1947 as number one. However, that list is simply based on frequency of discussion in a sample of about 960 UFO books.
However, if you are looking for the "best" case, then there is one incident which seems to have become extremely popular with the more serious UFO
experts in the last few years - the RB-47 incident from July 1957. That case only ranks as Case 63 in my
Top 100 article
based on frequency of discussion in UFO books, but the RB-47 has been
mentioned a lot during the last few years when serious researchers have been asked to nominate the best cases.
The RB-47 incident has hardly been discussed on ATS. However, Internos has recently started
an informative thread in relation to this incident
For ease of reference, I'll include the entry from my Top 100 UFO Cases - Revealed!
article relating to the RB-47 incident:
63. 45 references : RB-47 radar/visual incident (July 1957)
RB-47 radar/visual incident during a flight over Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma, South Central United States during the early hours of
the morning of 17 July 1957.
This was Project Blue Book Case Number 4810.
This incident featured as the top incident in a documentary produced by Paul Kimball entitled “Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Cases”, purportedly based
on the results of a survey conducted by Paul Kimball in 2005/2006 of “a select group of the world’s leading UFO researchers”.
As part of a survey by the Fortean Times in 2007 of various researchers of the ten cases from 1947 onwards that interested them the most, ufologist
Jerome Clark indicated he considered this incident to be “the most evidential”.
This incident has featured in the following:
- a list of cases produced by Stanton Friedman for the Fortean Times in 2007 as part of a survey of various researchers of the ten cases from 1947
onwards that interested them the most.
- a list by Don Berliner of “the top 10 cases of World Ufology” in an interview made available on the UFO UpDates discussion List on 14 January
- a list by Paul Kimball of his own nominations for the top 10 cases.
This incident is discussed on the ATS.com forums in Thread 12193.
For links to various relevant documents and articles online see: www.nicap.org...
(For references to relevant discussions in various UFO books see Koi
[edit on 24-5-2008 by IsaacKoi]