posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 04:45 PM
Quoting from the link provided:
The witnesses said the heat was strong enough to make the car's metal body painful to the touch—Cash said she had to use her coat to
protect her hand from being burnt when she finally re-entered the car. When she touched the car's dashboard, Vickie Landrum's hand pressed into
the softened vinyl, leaving an imprint that was evident weeks later. Investigators cited this handprint as proof of the witnesses' account;
however, no photograph of the alleged handprint exists.
It seems to me that if the heat generated by the craft was suffucient to soften the thermoplastic dashboard cover to the degree that that one of the
victims handprints was still discernable "weeks later", as alleged, then the vitims would have been much more severly, and likely, permanently
injured and/or disfigured.
The plastic used to cover the dashboards of late model cars is tested rigorously, under a wide range of tempuature conditions. Under extreme cold it
will crack, especially if it has been exposed to numerous heating/cooling cycles. But, as a thermoplastic, the material requires an extremely high
tempurature to "set" into a new shape (ie. a handprintindentation), once formed (as a smoothly surfaced dashboard cover).
We're talking about hundreds
of degrees here, just to retain the reported hand-print.
Hot enough to have severely burned the hand that made the print!
And just to be certain, I'm sure that anyone interested in establishing the fact of this report could contact General Motors and ask them about the
casting tempurature of the plastic used for the dash cover on the Oldsmobile Cutlass of the vintage driven by the victim.
But there appears to have been no mention of permantent scarring from second and third degree burns.
Kinda calls into question the accuracy of the whole report, doesn't it?