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Re: Media Influence on Abduction Reports

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 17:33:34 -0800
Fwd Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 17:51:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Media Influence on Abduction Reports 

>  Date: Fri, 14 Nov 1997 13:46:02 +0100
>  From: Don Ledger <dledger@istar.ca>
>  To: updates@globalserve.net
>  Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Re-Media Influence on Abduction Reports

>  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 never have read one way or the other, but I always assumed
there was some relationship to the following case:

10/21/63 - Moreno, family, and employee; Trancas, Argentina;
evening / early morning

 Report Summary

...Moreno was awakened... by a fifteen year old employee at his
ranch... The boy told him that there had apparently been an
accident at the railroad tracks... about a half mile from the
main house. The area was illuminated and people could be seen
moving around...

Sr. Moreno... awakened his wife... they... [saw] a luminous
oval-shaped object which was hovering just a few feet in the air
over the railroad tracks. It was projecting a beam of light to
the ground where human-looking figures could be seen moving to
and fro in single file... Sra. [Moreno] spotted another object
which was fairly close to the house, also hovering a few feet
above the ground. It appeared to be about 25 feet in diameter and
there was a dome-shaped structure on the top of it, as well as
lighted apertures which appeared to be windows or ports around
its circumference.

Sra. Moreno got a flashlight and shined it toward the disk,
whereupon it shot out a narrow, tubular beam of light toward the
house... the de Morenos began a... check of the house... [and]
discovered ... a total of five disks in the vicinity of the house
- 3 stayed between 210 and 225 feet from the house, and the other
two, including the nearest one which she had seen first, were
within a few feet... One of these latter objects shined a white
tubular light at the house and the other a reddish violet light
of the same shape and size.

Shortly after the light beams were projected at the house the [de
Morenos] began to notice a strong smell of sulfur and a definite
rise in temperature. It was not long before the interior of the
house was suffocatingly hot... "Forty minutes had passed when...
the object at the tracks [elevated] and moved away, followed by
the five disks which had surrounded the house. Just before the
two closest disks left, the light which was beamed at the house
went out, and following the other[s]... where the two closest
disks had hovered there remained a misty, smoke-like deposit for
several minutes."

(UFOs: The Whole Story, Lorenzen, 1969 Signet Books p 190)


This is one of only a few cases with which I am familiar that
meets this pattern. Another is a strange case from the Blue Book
files which featured a boy and several close and seemingly
harassing approaches toward the house by an unusual "axe-head"
shaped object.

I think that house-sieges are rare in the non-abduction
literature. Car harassment is orders of magnitude more common.

An interesting pattern, isn't it?

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -
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