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Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

From: Bob Shell <76750.2717@compuserve.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 09:55:42 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 20 Nov 1997 07:29:54 -0500
Subject: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

>Date: Tue, 18 Nov 1997 13:55:06 +0000
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: ETH [Extra Terrestrial Hypothesis] &c

>When I had the occasion to chat to Budd Hopkins ( at some length
>I might add) at the Fortean Times UNconvention this year he said
>that he had personally over six hundred genuine cases on his

>Now if I remember correctly Budd has been doing his reseach into
>abductions for a large number of years ( 20 plus) and it was his
>first book that got a huge amount of people writing to him about
>their cases, ( I dare say this is possibly how John Velez got in
>contact with the man.)

>What I mean to say that it was only his writing a book on the
>subject that gave these people a person to speak to. If there
>was no person to speak to then a lot of these people would
>probably still be silent now and we would know nothing of their
>cases. However Budd said that he believed that there were loads
>of people that did not contact him (or any other researcher for
>that matter ) simply because they did not want to accept what
>was happening to them. He also said to me that he had no way of
>knowing just how many people have been abducted but the figure
>was frightening at any number.

>Now if Budd has no *real* idea of the amount of people that have
>been abducted then who has? So a speculation of "4 million"
>could be way out OR an _under_ estimate.

>Who Knows?



I've gotten to know Budd pretty well over the last three years,
and just spent a very enjoyable dinner and evening with him and
Greg Sandow in NYC three weeks ago.  Budd was just back from
Australia, and bubbling over with stories of the abductees he
had interviewed there.

I don't necessarily buy into the whole ETH, but I think Budd is
an honest and dedicated man whose main purpose in all of this is
to help people who have had truly weird experiences.  I don't
claim to know exactly what is happening to these people, but
SOMETHING is, and I do not think it has a human origin.  I think
we are in contact with a non-human intelligence (or intelligences)
of awesome power.  I just don't claim to know what it is/they are
or where it/they come from.  The ETH is not the only explanation.


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