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Friday, September 22, 2017

Greetings Infomaniacs,

Congratulations to Paul Morrissey who won this week's "Mind Scrambler". Here was the scrambler:

I'm so simple I only point,
Yet I guide people all over the world.

What am I?

ANSWER: A compass.

Enjoy!

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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth."

HINT: (1884-1972), Thirty-third President of the United States.

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RANDOM TIDBITS

During World War II, U.S. pilots began reporting odd balls of light or shiny metallic spheres that could fly circles around their planes. These UFOs came to be called Foo Fighters. British and German pilots also reported seeing these strange lights, and each side thought that they were some sort of secret weapon developed by the enemy. The phenomenon was never explained.

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The earliest known report of a UFO sighting was by Julius Obsequens, a Roman writer, in 100 B.C.. He claimed to have seen "things like ships" in the sky over Italy.

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The U.S. Air Force conducted a 22-year investigation, based out of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio, called Project Blue Book which studied evidence for the existence of UFOs. J. Allen Hynek, Project Blue Book's lead investigator from 1948 to 1969, investigated hundreds of UFO reports each year. The official conclusion of the project was that no evidence of extraterrestrials or extraterrestrial vehicles existed.

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In October (some sources say January) 1969, Jimmy Carter observed a UFO in the skies near Leary in southwestern Georgia. This unidentified flying object, which appeared just after dusk, was a single luminous object about 30 degrees above the horizon that Carter estimated to be about 300 to 1000 yards away. Carter and about a dozen other men watched the object for about 10 to 12 minutes as it hovered, changed course several times, and eventually disappeared in the distance.

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MUFON, or the Mutual UFO Network, was founded on May 31, 1969, shortly after the publication of the University of Colorado "Condon Report", as a vehicle to promote the investigation of UFO phenomena.

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On September 24, 1235, General Yoritsume and his army observed mysterious globes of light flying loops in the night sky near Kyoto, Japan. The General's advisors told him not to worry - it was merely the wind blowing the stars about.




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WHO SAID IT?

QUOTE: "I can assure you that flying saucers, given that they exist, are not constructed by any power on earth."

ANSWER: Harry S. Truman

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