I think he is trying to qualify the terminology. If the specific cases that draw more attention are not really "Green Fireballs" It might pay to see if we can make a distinction to separate them from the known natural phenomena. Some appear to be very badly named as they have been described as flares fired from the ground.
If one case is specifically indicative, it might pay to use it as a reference for discussion?
I know you would not post anything mundane, as this is not the section for it. But this is where I see your posting as very valuable. You do have very good case knowledge and can source the most obscure documents. La Paz did see some of these sightings as amazing, such as his own which he felt changed direction to travel upwards. Yet we have seen since that time papers detailing erratic flight paths of meteors. In 1950, it was probably amazing (and it still is to be sure) but La Paz was likely the first person astute enough to notice and record this. With more people carrying that torch today La Paz himself I am quite sure would have much more to say on the subject, and be able to qualify that which he felt was "unnatural" as natural. Whilst La Paz was obviously a very intelligent man, he was hobbled by the technology of the time frame. It sure would be fascinating to see his take on todays papers.
Funny enough when I first hit these boards I had mcrom figured for a believer. However like Lost Shaman, I think he is more netral than most of us who are all stuck in the mindset of Believer/Skeptic. He is outside that box, and I would be reluctant to put any sort of label on him. mcrom I have no doubt is more than interested in pushing an ET point if he finds it a valid option. I used to think he was a joker, and have come to quite respect him as I found in those happy posts was some information that turned me on my head. I like his quirky and happy manner, he always leaves me smiling after reading one of his posts. But I am sure with time you would come to agree mcrom is neither believer nor skeptic. He is simply mcrom.
Edited by psyche101, 03 December 2012 - 07:28 AM.