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Quote:The Moon was only one day past full on August 23, 2002 so it would have been in the sky almost all night and most certainly at 2:00AM. Hardly a "moonless" evening as reported. In addition, the Perseids (which is what I assume he means by "Persudes") peaked on August 12th in 2002. Nowhere near the 23rd.Since the person who relayed this report is either lying or has an extremely faulty memory, I wouldn't believe much, if any, of the "events" he described.
Quote:If this is an accurate account, it opens up a large box of questions, and merits serious inquiry.
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Quote:So there is an actual Bigfoot website . . . to go along with the "I was abducted and probed by aliens" and "the government was behind 9/11" sites. Getcher tin foil hats right here!
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Quote:I agree, a fairly ironclad statement such as it being "a clear night with no moon" casts doubt on the entire affair, given the actual lunar phase you mention. Where might one find weather conditions for that locale on that date? Cloudy skies would be a final nail...
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Quote:Came across this during a web search regarding meteors; if factual, it certainly gives one pause. Meteor watchers see large two-legged creature approach vehicle Anyone here had anything even remotely like this happen to them? Most folks would not be too eager to relate such an occurrence, save anonymously, I'd think.Fred
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Quote:Hundreds of sightings, but where is the validated proof?