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Re: PROJECT-1947: "Colonel Steve Wilson" and his

From: Jan Aldrich <jan@CYBERZONE.NET>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 22:11:46 -0800
Fwd Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 23:30:59 -0500
Subject: Re: PROJECT-1947: "Colonel Steve Wilson" and his


Hi Rebecca,

Yesterday, I talked to Richard Hall.  He wanted some pictures to
use in the UFO Evidence, Volume II.  He told me that he had
taking quick look at the Fortean Times.  His deadline for the art
work is Friday.  So he did not have too much time except for a
quick read.

He said someone he did not know had written a great article.  He
felt as if the calvary had rode in with reinforcement.  Today, I
got my Fortean Times, and I see what he means.  Here is Rebecca
saying what few have had the courage to say.  "You husksters,
where is the proof of all your wonderful stories?"  Excellent
article!  I highly recommend it!  We need to expose this lot to
the searching light of truth.  Keep up the good work Rebecca.


> While the good Col is answering your questions, I hope he can also tell us
> where he learned to read Vegan. Nevermind, that I don't even know what VEGAN
> is, but from digesting some of Col Steve's posts, I have surmised it is some
> sort of alien language which is written on the side of UFOs.

> Why do we bother with people like Col. Steve? Bob Dean? Derrel Sims?

Because Ufology has become entertainment, and most people
associated with it want these people to entertain them with their
wonderful tales.

And

> countless others?

Yes, we are overrun by X-files and smiling grey heads.....

 They never offer ANY proof for their claims -- they just
> want to be storytellers. I wrote Col. Steve off during the Alien Autopsy
> debacle, as he was making wild claims then.

> People who make claims with no documentation are a waste of our time.

However, they are good for 100 posts on the less focused Email Lists.

> And on
> the oppposite of the coin, when one offers proof that these storytellers
> claims are bogus, well, their followers will never believe you and brand you
> an agent of disinformation!

Exactly.  A new logical fallacy has been created.  If you don't
agree with someone, just label that person a disinformation
agent.

> Since I'm relatively new to this field, I would like to know: Has it always
> been like this?

There were nuts here from the very beginning.  Now, they have
grabbed the high ground and control what is left of ufology.
When NICAP was around in the late sixties, at least there was a
more serious atitude.

> Or is the problem worse now because we live in the information age?

It is definitely gotten worse.  Anyone can jump up and start a
stupid thread that will go on for weeks.

> BTW, I wrote about storytellers in the latest issue of Fortean Times (Issue
> 105).

Yes, you did and a terrific job, too!

Well done.

Thanks,

--
Jan Aldrich
Project 1947
http://www.iufog.org/project1947/


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