[meteorite-list] The June 3rd sighting has not panned out

From: Adam Hupe <raremeteorites_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat Oct 9 23:22:49 2004
Message-ID: <001a01c4ae77$01f52200$6401a8c0_at_c1720188a>

Yep, I guess that's what I get for misspelling "duds". Luckily I met Zann
who loves to hunt for meteorites as she might be upset to find out meteorite
hunting was only limited to "dudes".

All the best,


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jerry A. Wallace" <jwal2000_at_swbell.net>
To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 09, 2004 8:15 PM
Subject: Re: [meteorite-list] The June 3rd sighting has not panned out

> Well Adam, you've certainly got my full sympathy about the situation.
> Nothing, and I mean NOTHING, can be more disgusting or discouraging
> than to keep turning up a bunch of dudes when you're out trolling for
> dudettes.
> Jerry
> Adam Hupe wrote:
> >Dear List,
> >
> >I am finished following up leads generated by the June 3rd, bolide
> >I will never advertise again to check out suspected meteorites. I have
> >driven all over the state investigating suspected meteorites and have
> >fielded well over 200 phone calls without a single solid lead. Even the
> >most promising leads turned out to be dudes.
> >
> >Some things I learned are:
> >
> >No matter what you say, once somebody's got it in their head that they
> >a meteorite you can not tell them differently.
> >
> >If you tell them their suspected meteorite is terrestrial they may state
> >that it is a new type never seen before just like the ones they read
> >on the internet.
> >
> >If you tell them that their stone is not a meteorite and not worth
> >or whatever amount they need to clear their debt, they think you are
> >to hoodwink them out of it even though no offers were extended.
> >
> >I think after this last email I will go back to searching for meteorites
> >myself. This passage was pulled from an email I received after telling
> >author he did not have a meteorite.
> >
> >**************************************************************
> >How can you say it is not a meteorite?You were not there where I was when
> >saw and heard this thing hit the ground at more than max mach speed. it
> >me days to get up the nervs to dig it out and I do not care what you say
> >because its mine not yours get it. If you found it it would be a
> >right but since I found it it is not.Come on lets be fair.I and my
> >know you want it thats why you tell me it is not what I know it is.Even
> >you paid me $15000 for it I would not sell it to you. I already will
> >somebody who respects it look at it so you can forget about it.
> >***************************************************************
> >
> >It is almost scary dealing with people like this.
> >
> >All the best,
> >
> >Adam
> >
> >
> >
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Received on Sat 09 Oct 2004 11:12:38 PM PDT

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