posted on May, 2 2008 @ 07:23 PM
He (Lino Mailo) may not be lying but retracting his story, has anyone considered that?
Like I said before, I and my high school friends would try this sort of thing with party balloons filled with helium and long sparklers or automotive
road flares in the 60s. We never got a mention because the nearest airport or large town was over an hour's drive from our farm field launch site,
but it looked cool and freaky in the night sky.
The people who want to use physics to disprove this should try it themselves, but I don't personally advocate it.
If Lino Mailo and his neighor ARE responsible, and I believe they are, then admitting to it would be an admission of guilt covered by several FAA
rules. They would be admitting to breaking the law and I don't mean misdemeanors either. Any neighbor with knowledge about the stunt could also be
charged with felony obstructing of justice.
Under those circumstances I wouldn't admit to anything either. I'd run and hide as well. I'd let people think it was a real UFO than be
As for the Luke AFB flyover, they could have been investigating as well, discovered the balloon hoax, and returned to classify it rather than show up
with egg on their faces and a hefty bill for JP4 fuel.
Drawing upon my own personal experience, I know how this hoax could have been perpetrated and stick to my story. As for the 1997 lights, and the big
"alien" craft some people claim to have seen, you're on your own.