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Why does a barrister with access to the top legal brains need to put a thread on ATS asking ordinary members of the public what the copyright laws are? Don't you know? Can't you go to a qualified expert via chambers, bar council or contacts?
I would like to be able to see as many UFO books as possible made easily available free of charge online for use by all of the UFO community (particularly those long out-of-print). This is not merely an aspiration. I could make any of the items on the list of approximately 2,900 UFO/Fortean/SETI books included below available online soon after relevant permissions are obtained. The main problem is now simply (?) obtaining permission from the author or other copyright holder. Unfortunately, I do not have the time to find the contact details of many relevant authors (or their heirs) on my own. Hence this thread.
PLEASE NOTE : Before making any book freely available online, I – of course - want the permission of the relevant author or other copyright holder. The point of this thread is to seek assistance in getting such permissions since it can be time consuming for a single individual to track down relevant contact details.
Text and data mining is the use of automated analytical techniques to analyse text and data for patterns, trends and other useful information. Text and data mining usually requires copying of the work to be analysed.
An exception to copyright exists which allows researchers to make copies of any copyright material for the purpose of computational analysis if they already have the right to read the work (that is, they have 'lawful access' to the work).
Contract terms that stop researchers making copies to carry out text and data mining will be unenforceable.
During various RFI related books and articles, I discovered a continuing narrative thread about satellites. I'd like to suggest that at the heart of the RFI someone has gone to significant lengths to keep reintroducing this. Why? As part of a hoax. What was hoaxed, and why, I'll leave to your imagination, although I'll just add that I don't think its the obvious answer.
Buran was there, monitoring radio communications, right? He would have known if they found something other than lights in the distance, but aren't his comments re-posted here consistent with Ian's analysis? He says that's all that was seen, lights in the distance. If his account is true, the other written witness statements may also be true. I have yet to see anything to make me doubt he's telling the truth. I've seen plenty to make me doubt Penniston is telling the truth, and to some extent, some of the other witnesses who have changed their stories. Basically the witnesses who say they lied on their witness statements are calling themselves liars, so that's not a judgement I need to make when they make such admission themselves.
originally posted by: mirageman
As for Ian's work on the case. It cannot be dismissed. It is not all about the lighthouse as those with only a modicum of knowledge on the case seem to think. But could that lighthouse really have fooled so many people for three nights, yet never seemingly done so before or afterwards?
There was absolutely nothing in the woods. We could see lights in the distance and it appeared unusual as it was a sweeping light, (we did not know about the lighthouse on the coast at the time). We also saw some strange coloured lights in the distance but were unable to determine what they were…
Full details : ufoupdateslist.com...
“I didn’t receive a reply so I telephoned DS8 several times, and was eventually told that they (MoD) had carried out a search of the defence radar logs for the period in question but nothing was found. They assumed it was the light from the Orford Ness Lighthouse flashing through the trees.”
........why are these few individuals who can't get a story straight, the only ones whose story is taken as gospel?
.....In Butler's Skkycrash In Time and Haunted Skies Vol 8 Karin / Karen:
From twinbases.org.uk... G.Bruni Commented: Actually, there are underground facilities at Bentwaters but they are sealed. The security chief at the installation who gave me a guard and permission to investigate the buildings, told me the underground facilities were sealed when the MOD put the base up for sale. He had written several times to the MOD requesting details of these but although they promised to look into the matter, he received nothing. I also discovered a door in the main command post that was clearly an entrance to an underground facility because it could not lead to anywhere above ground. The guard had no keys for this very important door that was covered in warning signs. According to the chief of security there are still several parts of the installation that are sealed. So, the Answer is in essence is crafty because as the facilities are now sealed, one could surmise that there are none.
originally posted by: Arbitrageur
Halt's story has even changed over the years, to make it sound less like the lighthouse, except Ian caught him changing it.
SGT NEVELS: There's two...two lights. One light in front and one light to the left.
LT COLONEL HALT: Pieces are falling off it again.
SGT BALL: .. it just moved to the right... it moved off to the right.
LT COLONEL HALT: Yeah ... strange, whoohh.
LT COLONEL HALT: We’ve got one again to the left
LT COLONEL HALT: Let's let's approach to the edge of the woods up there. Can we do without lights? Let's do it carefully, come on..
LT COLONEL HALT: OK we're looking at the thing
LT COLONEL HALT: Three-o-five : At about err... 10 degrees horizon err directly north, we've got two strange objects, err ...half moon shape, dancing about with colored lights on 'em. But . . .
LT COLONEL HALT: . . . er appears to be about five to ten miles out. .
LY COLONEL HALT: . . . maybe less.
LT COLONEL HALT: The half moons have now turned into full circles as though there was an elip, eclipse or something there for a minute or two.
LT COLONEL HALT: Ten degrees off the horizon, and the ones to the north are moving, one's moving away from us.
SGT BALL: Movin forward!
SGT NEVELS: It's moving out fast!
LT COLONEL HALT: They're moving out fast.
SGT BALL: This one on the right's heading away too.
LT COLONEL HALT: Yeah, they're both heading north.
LT COLONEL HALT: Ok hey, here he comes from the south, he's coming in toward us now.
SGT BALL: Holy #!
LT COLONEL HALT: Now were observing what appears to be a beam coming down to the ground.
SGT BALL: Look at the colours... #
LT COLONEL HALT: This is unreal
In Paragraph 9 Halt says that this same object moved back towards Bentwaters and sent down beams of light into the Weapons Storage Area. But according to his memo and tape the object he is referring to remained in the south, over Woodbridge.
LT COLONEL HALT: Zero four hundred hours: one object still hovering over Woodbridge base at about five to ten degrees off the horizon still moving erratic and similar lights and beaming down
Now, these incidents were supposed to have happened around December (~Jan? 1981) 1980, right? OK, here's a question for those of you who were stationed there.. like myself.. at that time.. remember that they had just spent millions of dollars upgrading the Woodbridge WSA into a state of the art facility. And then at some point, they announced.. right after they completed the multi-million dollar upgrade.. they'd close the Woodbridge WSA & move the nukes to the RAF Bentwaters WSA. This happened in 1980 or 1981.
Joe's impression is a man made robotic three sided pyramid approximately six and a half feet tall and four and a half feet wide at the base. Using radio active material to generate a very fast rotating force field/plasma around itself. This force field/plasma gave off a very bright light from white to yellow with reddish tinge at top and bottom. He saw this event as a test of the object being launched from a vehicle above, performing evasive maneuvers and recovery by launch vehicle under cover of darkness. If witnessed additional mission included determining human reactions to duress or stress. Joe's impression is the object was controlled from somewhere in the Southwestern United States.
Were there weapons stored at Woodbridge base? I’ve found an interesting piece on a forum for former personnel of Woodbridge / Bentwaters: