think it is instructive to review a prime example
of SUNlite debunkery to see
how valid and successful the results. We have been
subjected to months of
propaganda flak on this and/or other lists
cheerleading for debunkery.
Given the sheer volume of bad science,
mapping, and astronomy going
all the way back to the days of Blue
has been used in a desperate effort to destroy the
hated UFO, I might suggest
that BB's latest incarnation SUNlite be renamed
DARKnite -- Debunkers Against
Rational Knowledge (DARK) turning Nonsense Into
Terrestrial Explanations (
Aug. 18, 1964, Atlantic UFO report by AF C-124 crew explained as NASA rocket launching
PRINTY “701 CLUB” CASE (Jan/Feb 2013)
PRINTY SAID: This was “a very good unidentified case” of BB’s but was a NASA Scout rocket launch that investigators had “ignored” all this time.
plane was pointed towards
Claimed that “the sighting line is very interesting” as 247° aircraft “direction points towards the launch pads at Wallops island, which is located about 220 miles away along a true bearing of 246 [sic] degrees.” Claimed sighting “time” was only “approximate” or just a casual “estimate” or outright “error” so discrepancy with NASA launch time could be ignored. Claimed sky could have been “clear” between the clouds so rocket could be seen in between.
FACTS: BB misread the sighting location clearly stated in the 2-page teletype of pilot interview -- which constituted the entirety of the sighting info, a poorly documented case.—not “a very good unidentified case.” The UFO was a “blurred” reddish-white light with no angular size or brightness or exact directional data given or exact time intervals of events within the 2-minute sighting.
Printy did not notice BB location error and published misleading map showing C-124 flying straight 247° towards Wallops Island NASA launch site instead of flying 247° towards its home base Dover AFB for landing, thus jerry-rigging the map to create a bogus “coincidence” of UFO sighting line (= aircraft collision course heading) = direction of Wallops Island rocket launch site.
sighting location was 650+ miles from
From: Herb Taylor <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Latest issue of SUNlite available
>From: Herb Taylor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Subject: Latest Issue Of SUNlite
The latest issue of the skeptical UFO newsletter SUNlite, #5-
5, has just been published.
Though its editor, Tim Printy, approaches the UFO problem from a
skeptical stance, his voice is one that needs and deserves to be
Printy's skeptical approach is one of reasoned and critical
thinking, and in my view, this makes each and every issue of
SUNlite an absolute MUST read.
So it is with issue.
It contains a most interesting and enlightening article on
Also, it contains two now regular articles, the 701 Club", and
UFO Evidence Under Review, which clearly illustrate that a
disturbing number of reports formerly thought to be
"UNIDENTIFIED" do in fact almost certainly have mundane
701 Club deals with the Blue Book files, and UFO Evidence Under
Review deals with the contents of THE UFO EVIDENCE (NICAP,
Printy is weeding out a lot of the detritus from both of these
sources, something that few others in ufology are doing. For
that valuable service alone, Printy deserves much credit.
From: Tim Printy <email@example.com>
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<email@example.com>; Garypos <Garypos@aol.com>; gilles.f
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mcgaha <firstname.lastname@example.org>; nmsrdave <email@example.com>;
propulsion.research <firstname.lastname@example.org>; Robert.Sheaffer
<Robert.Sheaffer@gmail.com>; ufx <email@example.com>; YoungBob2
<YoungBob2@aol.com>; 'Abrassart Jean-Michel' <firstname.lastname@example.org>;
'Cristian Lodtmann' <email@example.com>; 'David Clarke'
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; herbufo <email@example.com>; 'Ian Ridpath'
<firstname.lastname@example.org>; 'James T. Carlson' <email@example.com>; 'Jones,
William E (Columbus)' (
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Peter W. (DFRC-T)[TYBRIN CORPORATION (DFRC)]' (DFRC-T)[TYBRIN
CORPORATION (DFRC)]' <email@example.com>; 'Norm Raynal'
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Subject: Latest issue of SUNlite available
It is available for download. I am sorry that
dominate again but that seems to be the way of things.