posted on Nov, 25 2007 @ 11:54 PM
Military Report dated: August 1980. 85 pages.
Title: Possible Origins of Event 747 Optical Data (U) by Dale Sappenfield, David Sowle, Trella McCartor. Report to Air Force Technical Applications
Center, Patrick AFB.
The Abstract states that the report investigates the data in terms of both nuclear and non-nuclear sources.
“While we cannot claim to have considered all possible non-nuclear sources, and we cannot absolutely rule out the non-nuclear sources that we
have considered, we do not find a non-nuclear source that is a reasonable alternative to the nuclear source.”
Non-nuclear sources considered were: lightning and reflections of solar radiation by small flat plates and from irregularly shaped objects.
Reasons for rejecting these sources are given.
Pdf pg 8 and pg 17 both mention that of the two sensors on the satellite, the YV sensor data strongly suggest a surface burst.
Pdf pg 24:“At the 1980 Satellite Working Group Meeting, Whitaker and Horak presented results of an Event 747 calculation…..(blacked
out)…..We consider the agreement between their results and our results quite satisfactory.
At the same meeting, Hillendah presented an analysis that indicates approximately an order of magnitude more mass for the Event 747 device.
We do not agree with that result.”
Pdf pg 30-32
Discusses the inaccuracy found in the YC sensor and by pg 32 we find the quote:
“It is interesting to note that everyone we know who has looked at the Event 747 data first accepted and concentrated on the YC sensor data.
However, by the time of the 1980 Satellite Working Group Meeting, not only we, but Mauth, and Marshall, were tending toward the view that the YV
sensor data are more trustworthy. Furthermore, these opinions were reached independently, as far as we know, and were based on different lines of
reasoning. Using the YV sensor data, we concluded that Event 747 was a surface burst.”
The report has a great quantity of graphs and equations to support their discussions for both nuclear and non-nuclear sources of light.
Much of the information/graphs etc were blanked out particularly in the first section of the report.