New page on UFO reports by British RAF jet fighter pilots (1990)
- Dear all,
One of the most intriguing UFO cases in recent Dutch history is from 1990:
In that year, British jet fighter pilots reported a large unknown object
over the Netherlands. A few months ago, we presented the radio
communications recording on our website. Six military aircrew on board of
three Tornado jet fighters were involved in this UFO incident.
Now there is a fully revised web page where old research is combined with
new information from the radio communications. This case illustrates how
certain perceptual processes may lead to a UFO report.
Please read the article at http://www.ufonet.nl . Click on the British
flag (bottom left), then click on News.
Thank you for your interest.
UFO Working Group Netherlands
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Frits Westra" <ufo-net@...> wrote:
>> Please read the article at http://www.ufonet.nl . Click on the British
>> flag (bottom left), then click on News.
>> Thank you for your interest.
>> Best wishes,
>> Frits Westra
>> UFO Working Group Netherlands
Kudos to UWN for an excellent example of international
co-operation and objective research and presentation. I
appreciate the effort that has gone into not only obtaining the
facts, but also the work on the web-site, especially the
translation into English.
It is interesting to note that I have seen no evidence that the
MoD were aware of the true cause of the report in spite of their
space surveilance facilities such as Fylingdales, yet a number of
civilian resources were able to achieve conclusive identification
with relative ease. I think this exemplifies the lack of MoD
interest and their impotence in relation to the topic of UFOs.
- Hi Joe and Gary,
Thank you for your compliments! I am glad that you like the final result.
After we had put the first version of the Tornado web page online in
December, we were surprised by the amount and quality of the information
we received, especially from the UK. Then, we spent much energy in putting
all pieces together in a, hopefully, easily understandable way, in Dutch
and English. This extraordinary case deserves it and we intend to leave
the page online indefinitely.
On Fri, 17 Feb 2006 00:53:03 +0100, Joe McGonagle <joe@...> wrote:
> It is interesting to note that I have seen no evidence that the
> MoD were aware of the true cause of the report in spite of their
> space surveilance facilities such as Fylingdales, yet a number of
> civilian resources were able to achieve conclusive identification
> with relative ease. I think this exemplifies the lack of MoD
> interest and their impotence in relation to the topic of UFOs.
It also contains an ingredient present in other UFO cases, IMO: witnesses
who are considered (very) reliable, but who prove to be still subject to
human perception limitations. Generalizing is seldom sensible in ufology,
but in my personal experience as an investigator, perceptual issues are a
crucial factor in a lot of UFO reports.