Originally posted by Gazrok
The lighthouse explanation really fails though, when considering the "encounter" with the object the men reported.
We should recognize the fact that the "object" story is the most controversial and least credible part of the story. For example, we know that Jim Penniston's notebook was likely not drawn on the night of the incident.
Also, there is a major discrepancy regarding how long they observed the supposed "craft". Burroughs claims they hit the ground when seeing the "craft" while Penniston claims they examined it for nearly a full hour.
[edit on 2-9-2010 by Turiddu]