posted on Jan, 14 2012 @ 08:34 AM
reply to post by karl 12
Howdy amigo, LIFE magazine covered the Frank Mannor incident and the article's amusing and interesting. It sorta captures human nature and
reactions to the unknown in all its majesty.
We have the writer being tongue-in-cheek and cautious. We have Mannor being described according to class and the way others reacted by calling him a
nut. Then we have the locals gathering to see a UFO and even some guy playing a fiddle to attract the UFO. By the end, we have Hynek saying nothing
much and Mannor's wife considering murder!
All in all - typical variations in how we react to weirdness.
If we cut out the crap, there were several witnesses to at least one white and red UFO and two eye-witnesses to an object described as 'rough and
pitted all over like coral rock.'
It's conceivable that the sighting was somehow hoaxed by a military interest and yet I have problems with that idea. Frank and his son made the claim
that they'd seen the object pretty close up and solid - it then disappeared. I think it would be an awkward proposition for the USAF or someone else
to commit to this type of exercise and the potential for failure would be sky-high. They could have used a technical means to get the dogs barking,
but wouldn't be assured that anyone would bother going into the marsh/swamp to check it out. This would be a level of orchestration with not even the
guarantee that a dog-owner would glance out the _
Anyway, I've snipped parts of the article...
I enjoy the cases where witnesses describe the surface of UFOs as there aren't many of them about. I took the one below from one of the Grudge
reports and can't recall which one. It's probably from an early report judging from the date of the sighting...
(If anyone wants a pdf of the LIFE magazine, pm me and we'll sort something out)