Re: Waco: Govt Set Fire

Ian Goddard (
Mon, 13 Sep 1999 07:22:07 -0400

At 08:48 PM 9/11/99 -0700, Robert J. Bradbury wrote:

>The FLIR isn't going to pick up reflections off of the body
>of water because the emission spectrum of a body of water
>that has been heated by the sun is *dominated* by the
>black body radiation curve determined by the temperature
>of the water. Warm water will have a uniform "image"
>to the FLIR, *unless* the power of the reflected energy
>substantially exceeds the power of its natural emission
>due to its temperature.

IAN: The water is significantly cooler than the ground that the imagined shards of glass would be sitting on, the IR from which would be radiating through the glass, and thus your point would tend to contradict the claim that the flashes are IR reflections from the sun. It seems foolhardy for you to expound on evidence that you can't even see.

An IR expert spent a year researching exactly the question of the Waco FLIR flashes being sunlight. He painstakingly determined the position of sun and aircraft at the exact moments of the flashes. The resulting analysis rules out the sunlight theory on that basis alone (aside from other major problems with the sunlight reflection theory). Read this here: His analysis takes into account various angles any glass might be at. Please read it before commenting.