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Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

From: John Koopmans <john.koopmans@sympatico.ca>
Date: Sun, 16 Nov 1997 18:45:03 -0800
Fwd Date: Mon, 17 Nov 1997 03:30:03 -0500
Subject: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

> Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 21:42:08 -0600 (CST)
> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> From: Dennis <dstacy@texas.net>
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

> >From: rfsignal@sprynet.com [Cathy Johnson]
> >Date: Sat, 15 Nov 1997 08:45:17 -0800
> >Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c
> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

> >>Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 09:29:26 +0200
> >>From: Jakes Louw <LOUWJE@telkom.co.za>
> >>To: updates@globalserve.net
> >>Subject: UFO UpDate: Re:  ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

> <snip>

> >>Now very possibly, although statistically highly
> >>improbably, 4 million US citizens have been
> >>abducted. OK.

> >Really? I didn't know the estimated number at all. I will keep it
> >as a handy reference.  Thankyou.

> <snip>

> >Take care for now,
> >Cathy Johnson

> Dear Jakes, Cathy, List:

> There is absolutely no evidence whatsoever, none, nada, zilch,
> that four million Americans have been abducted. There is not even
> a credible suggestion of same. It is a complete, total and utter
> fiction. (You see, now, Greg et al, why you ought to weigh in on
> the negative side on occasion.)

> That number comes from something known as the Roper Report, which
> is totally without any sort of substantiation whatsoever. It is a
> disservice to you personally to give it more than the time of
> day, and a greater disservice to the public at large to pass it
> around as if it had any meaning at all, let alone as if it were
> somehow proved. The number is a total charade and completely
> without foundation.

> If every ufologist in the world huffed and puffed to their
> hearts' content, and then huffed and puffed some more, they might
> be able to come up with a thousand abduction cases -- arguably
> half of which have never been investigated in any detail or depth
> whatsoever, if investigated at all. That is, they've simply been
> taken at face value.


> Dennis

Why should your unsubstantiated estimate of 1,000 be taken any more
seriously than the Roper Report?

If we really want a more reliable estimate, why doesn't MUFON do its own

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