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CSICOP and Phoenix Lights

From: jared@valuserve.com (Andromeda.net- Anderson, Jared)
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 19:24:54 -0700
Fwd Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 22:36:14 -0500
Subject: CSICOP and Phoenix Lights

In a recent radio interview Kendrick Frazier editor of CSICOP's
recent debunking achievment THE UFO INVASION fielded a question
from the radio show host about the recent Phoenix lights. He
seemed to indicate that CSICOP is opting to go with the testimony
of Arizona resident Mitch Stanley. Those that saw the Discovery
special may recall him as the 21 year old amatuer astronomer that
identified the Event #1 triangular light formation as small
independant aircraft through his 10" telescope. Frazier said that
Skeptical Enquirer will be running this article next month.

Listening to Frazier's interview it's easy to see how the media
is placed in a "no win" situation with the UFO subject. People in
the the UFO research community are constantly bashing the media
for it's treatment of the subject. Frazier was also bashing the
media's treatment of the subject from a completely different
standpoint saying the media and news is always telling us "aliens
are here" etc. Sadly many skeptics often take a rather malignant
view of the media the same way many proponents do.

Frazier did make one very apparent false statement when speaking
about Stanley and CSICOP's position which was that media and
newspapers ignored this witness. Upon hearing this I realized
this was incorrect because I had read an article about Stanley in
the Phoenix New Times.

Frazier was probably unaware of this. Article is online at:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1996/062697/news2.html

Frazier's interview can be heard with Real Audio here:

http://www.annonline.com/cevents/RAMhurl.cgi?pnm=audio.annonline.com:7070&date=971009




Jared.



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