Originally posted by JimOberg
As far as I can tell, this is the ONLY report -- out of hundreds of thousands of UFO reports on file -- with these precise details. Are we to conclude that such a craft actually existed, was seen by these witnesses, visited Earth only once and never came before or since?
edit on 30-5-2012 by JimOberg because: fix quote
I agree it has some bizarre details, but really only the cables/hoses and the hooks are relatively unprecedented, although I can recall at least one other case involving a "hose" attached to a UFO. Domes, rotation of definite direction, multiple parts of the object rotating in different directions and beams of light being shined on the ground have been reported many times, as have the sudden acceleration and illumination of terrain mentioned in the quotes in my previous post.
We are not to conclude that such a "craft" actually existed, only to leave open the possibility - which you seem to have already ruled out somehow. Whether or not it was "visiting Earth" is something we really can't know, considering we don't know what it was or where it came from.
Knowing that most people who have had an experience like that of Bill Pecha never report it (we're not all masochists, after all), I don't find it surprising that there are a number of UFO reports bearing apparently rare, if not unique, details. There are enough familiar details in this particular case to say much of the report fits previously established patterns.