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Re: Solved Abduction Cases?

From: clark@mn.frontiercomm.net [Jerome Clark]
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 13:24:34 PST
Fwd Date: Thu, 27 Nov 1997 08:52:06 -0500
Subject: Re: Solved Abduction Cases?

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> From: DevereuxP@aol.com [Paul Devereux]
> Date: Wed, 26 Nov 1997 08:50:16 -0500 (EST)
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> Subject: Solved Abduction Cases?

> Dear List,
> About a week back, Jerome Clark made an intervention in my
> exchange with Sean Jones concerning folklore and ufology, but
> I've accidentally managed to banish it into the ether! Anyhow...

> Dear Jerry,
> I can only take your intervention as meaning that you literally
> believe that an alien planetoid-sized craft did accompany the
> comet Hale-Bopp, and that all that is told about Grays and
> Roswell, etc., is the literal truth. No storytelling, hyping,
> mytholigising of past events, and the rest that makes up the
> stuff of folklore.

> Thank you. It was an enlightening insight into the state of your
> ufological thinking.

> Best wishes,
> Paul

Hi, Paul,

Sorry, I couldn't resist the opportunity to tweak you.
It seemed to me that you were using the word "folklore"
as if it held some meaning unique to ufology, and
specifically as a polite way of characterizing all
opinions and phenomena not to your liking.

Folklore applies to all aspects of human life.  To
assert that there is folklore about UFOs is about as
enlightening as offering the observation that in all
communities there is gossip.

Cheers and (if you are in the USA) best Thanksgiving


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