If Steve Bloom issues a FORMAL apology to me in email for all the crappy
shit he has said about me, libelous shit, then I will post the few facts
that have leaked public against the will of the CLASSIFIED program.
Jerry Irvine, Box 1242, Claremont, California 91711 USA
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Urban Legends confirm what we already believe. This smells like an
urban legend. The story confirms everything we've ever thought about
Of course, every once in a while, an urban legend may be based in
One can only hope, and in hoping, hope that no one was hurt.
Perhaps we should send this to the various Urban Legend verification
pages to see what they can make of it. If you want to spread an urban
legend, that's a good place to start, especially if it will be
difficult to either prove or disprove.
While it does sound too good to be true, I've heard that it comes from a very
reliable source who is apparently in a position to know.
I'd give just about anything to see a video of this "testing" turn up on
"America's Funniest Home Videos" or "Stupid Behavior Caught On Tape".
I also heard that this information comes from a "very reliable source."
I've also heard that line in a few urban legends too.
This information was told word-of-mouth to me about five weeks ago, and I
gave my word (as did everyone else that was present) not to post any
information about this online. I don't know who or where the information
came from either, but apparently the person "inside" wishes to remain
anonymous because of his or her possition.
I should add the other information that I heard that wasn't in the
original post. Apparently the van that they were using was a rental van
(this might be useful information for an investigation). Also, the rail
that was purchased to launch from the van was too long, so it had to be
cut to fit into the van, further adding to launch instability.
If anyone recalls the research company hired for this project, they have
a rather bad record don't they?
The entire story (from the alleged purchases on) has always smelled of urban
legend to me.
I did, however, hear from a very reliable source that the FAA is looking into
the possibility that Frozen Chickens, fired from a black powder canon, could
bring down a 777. I heard this from a friend of a cousin who knows a truck
driver that works on a delivery route next to a farm where the farmer who gets
paid $100 per chicken by the Government. But it's a reliable source. I can't
give you any more details.
Perhaps these are the same chickens used to test bird strikes on Fighter
If it can break an F-16 canopy when frozen, what logical reason would
there be that a frozen chicken couldn't bring down a 747. ;-)
T'is true, they do really fire chickens into the engines to simualte a
bird getting sucked into the intake. I've seen test videos on the
disovery channel. This is a standard test that is performed on all
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