Thursday, April 19, 2007

The RB47 UFO Case(s)

Someone recently claimed to have solved the 1957 RB47 UFO case.

What they're obviously unaware of is that there was more than one RB47 case - although the 1957 one is the spectacular one, there were others. UFOs made a habit of playing tag with one of the most sophisticated electronic surveillance airplanes in the world.

One of the other incidents involved a plane in which Lieutenant Colonel Bruce Bailey was flying as an ECM officer. Bailey, pictured at the left with me in his home outside of Dallas, Texas, back in 2006, has served as the de facto historian for the RB47 since his retirement (his book We See All is a wonderful airman's memoir of what it was like to fly back then). He describes his crew's own incident in my just completed documentary, Best Evidence: Top 10 UFO Cases. Bailey (third from right in the photo at left, back in his USAF days) also describes the aftermath, not only of his incident, but of others involving RB47 crews, including the classic 1957 case. To the best of my knowledge, this was the first time he had talked about his case on camera.

Critics like Phil Klass have had a hard time solving just one RB47 case. It gets even harder to solve several, all of which had the same general characteristics, and all of which were reported by the best crews the United States Air Force had flying back then, with the best equipment - guys who more than once came up wing-to-wing with the Soviets, and never backed down.

In short, the kind of men you could rely on to not get rattled by simple lights in the sky.

Paul Kimball

9 comments:

Alfred Lehmberg said...

...As blithely "incompetent" as these observers may be, eh?

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Anonymous said...

While there have been more than a few RB47s involved in alleged UFO incidents, there is only one case called the RB47 case. You are moving the goalposts -- which is dishonest.

Paul Kimball said...

Anonymous:

I'm putting people on the proper playing field, whereas you obviously aren't even in the game.

Paul Kimball

Anonymous said...

more pretty girls!

Mysterio

Paul Kimball said...

Mysterio:

Sorry - sometimes you have to get serious.

Soon, however...

Paul

Anonymous said...

A question regarding these debunkers, what ever came of the libel they committed against Alfred Lehmberg? Did they ever apologize or admit they were wrong?

I'd find it hard to believe that they would ever admit to making a mistake. They're kind of the G W Bushes of ufology.

Given the viciousness of this little group of rapid dogs, anonymity can perhaps be excused.

name: SG said...

I'll have to admit, I'm not familiar with the RB47 case at all.
Not by name anyway.

I found this a nice presentation.
I'll be looking forward to the expose. Should I use the term documetary? I've not seen your work.

I think serious is fun.

SG

Paul Kimball said...

Anonymous:

A question regarding these debunkers, what ever came of the libel they committed against Alfred Lehmberg? Did they ever apologize or admit they were wrong?

They're not debunkers - they're trolls... and no, to my knowledge they never apologized.

Alfred Lehmberg said...

No Sir, not so much as a peep of contrition from 'Dick' Reynold's covey of duplicitous dick-heads:

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Thank you, Mr. Kimball, for acknowledging same! Even if tediously kept afloat it is necessary to remind the also threatened reader that persons of the aforementioned scabrous, intellectually syphilitic, and otherwise philosophically louse ridden caliber, exist to gleefully smear their ...superiors.

Tiny men, many times perhaps only one man... or 'woman'... piqued when their genius goes recognized, their commentary not validated, or their contributions ignored for the brainless, insipid or unbrave fatuousness they are? Kal Korff without even _imaginative_ super-models. ...Worse than KKK by an order of asymptotic _magnitude_.

Please visit:
http://www.alienview.net/news.html with links to "Smoke and Fire..."

Apologies and damages _indeed_ demanded.

Thanks again, Mr. Kimball, for the revisiting ...and a hat tip to Anon.

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