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Re: Media Influence on Abduction Reports

From: Don Ledger <dledger@istar.ca>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 13:46:02 +0100
Fwd Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 11:44:15 -0500
Subject: Re: Media Influence on Abduction Reports


> Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 09:09:00 +0000
> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
> Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Media Influence on Abduction Reports

> >From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
> >To: "'UFO UpDates - Toronto'" <updates@globalserve.net>
> >Subject: media influence on abduction reports
> >Date: Wed, 12 Nov 1997 00:02:58 -0500

> Hi Greg, Hi Errol, Hi All

> I thought that I would like to add my tuppence worth here, if you
> don't mind. I know nothing of the Betty and Barny Hill case
> except what I have read. I never met them, spoke to them or in
> any other way had any contact with them, so this is purely my
> idea.

> >Recently we've had one of our little teacup tempests about TV
> >influence on the Hill case. Or in other words about Martin
> >Kottmeyer's theory...that an Outer Limits episode, featuring an alien
> >with wraparound eyes "that speak," furnished Betty and Barney Hill
> >with the model of the aliens they claimed had abducted them.

> Is it possible to use the converse side of this? Could it not
> have been the writer/producer or whoever who was responsible for
> this particular episode to have "seen for himself" (or herself
> for all you women out there) an alien with "wraparound eyes that
> spoke" which gave that person the idea in the first place? That
> would mean that person could have equally seen the same type of
> alien that the Hills saw. In which case Kottmeyers theory is
> completely out the window.

> >Greg Sandow.

> Just my tuppence worth Greg, however I do agree with your idea
> that a serious look into to abductions to see if any media
> influence has had an effect is a good one.

Hello Greg, Sean, Errol and List,

One of the scenarios I have come across, where it appears that
there might have been an abduction [though in each case and
without leading the possible recipient(s) have not gone so far as
to say this happened] those affected have aluded to a bright
orange yellow light streaming through venetian blinds in their
bedroom with a smokey or misty substance associated with it.
After I think I have exhausted all of the information related to
this incident in each occurrance I ask each of them separately if
they have seen Spielberg's CE 3rd Kind. Those of you have seen it
will recall the scene where before the little boy is abducted
where a terrific orange light is seen to be streaming through the
venetian blinds in the living room with an associated mist. In
two of the three cases my witnesses admit to seeing this movie
while the third [couple] says they had no interest in that type
of movie and did not see it. As is usual in this business,
nothing ever goes easy.

The question though is, have others on the list had witnesses
relate this same type of occurance to them? Also, knowing it is
possible that the CE3K movie scene influences this type of
incident, is it not also possible that this is a regular
occurance and that Spielberg used a real life experience in the
movie that he had come across while writing the script. The ole'
chicken or the egg puzzle.

I should mention that one of the five witnesses [2 couples,one
single] to relate this particular sceario is closely related to
me and are not prone to making up stories and have had other
puzzling incidents as well. They do not attribute any of their
experiences to the ETH. They did see the movie.

I am more of a nuts and bolts type researcher/investigator, but
as others do, I'm sure, I happen onto the abduction side of the
field by association. One of my best CE3K cases has a strong
abduction side attached to it.

I like to know if others are hearing of the same scenario.

Best,

Don Ledger


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