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Re: Fwd: Ask the Captain - Have you seen any UFOs or 'alien' aircraft?

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  • Lesley
    Does that mean if I talk to one person who hasn t seen something it doesn t exist? Like anyone believes usa today anyhow they are almost as unreliable as
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 29, 2005
      Does that mean if I talk to one person who hasn't seen something it
      doesn't exist? Like anyone believes usa today anyhow they are
      almost as unreliable as Peter Jennings.
      Best,
      Lesley

      visit me at http://latenightthoughts.blogspot.com

      --- In ufonet@yahoogroups.com, "Frits Westra" <ufo-net@x> wrote:
      > Ask the Captain
      > Meryl Getline
      >
      > http://www.usatoday.com/travel/columnist/getline/2005-03-21-ask-
      the-captain_x.htm?csp=34
      >
      > Have you seen any UFOs or 'alien' aircraft?
      >
      > Captain Meryl Getline answers your questions about what it's like
      to fly
      > the friendly skies. Is there something you want to know about air
      travel?
      > Send her an e-mail, and she may publish it in an upcoming column.
      >
      > Question: Have you seen any UFOs, or outright "alien" aircraft?
      Are
      > anecdotes of such sightings common or uncommon among pilots? â€"
      Jim Scaife,
      > New York
      >
      > Answer: This is a great question, as well as a popular one, but
      I'm afraid
      > I don't have a great answer. I've never seen a UFO, and I've
      never
      > personally known a pilot who's seen one either.
      >
      > I have, however, seen wonderful phenomenon, like the Halebop Comet
      with
      > the Northern Lights behind it and a meteor shower going on to
      boot. I'll
      > have to be satisfied with space phenomena like that.
      >
      > The movie version, of course, is for the pilots to see something
      really
      > spectacular without being able to identify what it is. They look
      at each
      > other afterward and say, "Did you see that?" The other one
      replies, "See
      > what?" and they leave it at that.
      >
      > The fact is, if I ever did see anything really unusual, I'd be on
      the
      > phone â€" not to the CIA or another government facility â€" but to
      the nearest
      > university with an astronomy department that could answer my
      questions.
      >
      > Disappointing but true.
      >
      > Meryl Getline is a captain for United Airlines and author of The
      World at
      > My Feet. She also publishes her own Web site, fromthecockpit.com.
      All
      > opinions expressed in this column are exclusively those of Capt.
      Meryl
      > Getline. United Airlines neither contributes to nor endorses this
      column.
      > If you have a question, send it to her at travel@u...,
      > acknowledging she may use it in a future column.
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