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Re: 'Believers' Say It's About Time

From: Greg St. Pierre <StrmNut@aol.com>
Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 22:47:10 EDT
Fwd Date: Thu, 02 Jul 1998 10:50:23 -0400
Subject: Re: 'Believers' Say It's About Time

>From: Stig_Agermose@online.pol.dk (Stig Agermose)
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 04:57:05 +0200
>Subject: UFO Study: Believers Say It's About Time

>From the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. URL:


>Dr. Terry Sandbek, a clinical psychologist in California who also
>specializes in behavior, said the reason people believe in UFOs is
>simple: "It's the same reason we enjoy fiction. It's fun."

Dear list,

Re that last sentence: In the mid seventies, some friends, a
married couple, were staying on a lake here in New Hampshire
(USA). Early one evening upon exiting their cabin, they were
shocked to discover a large metal disc with three lights on the
underside hovering above the water in front of them, gently
rotating. They watched in awe for a moment, and then it suddenly
departed......"in the blink of an eye" is the way the lady
describes it.

Now...a little personal history. The man's name is Charles.
Charles flew helicopters in Vietnam, and received an award for
meritorious service from the President of the USA. He saw plenty
of combat, and lost good friends. Charles will talk about his
experiences in Vietnam, yet will not discuss his UFO sighting! If
he walks into a room where his wife is telling friends about
their sighting, he become very edgy, and tries to change the
subject, and even on occasion demands that she discuss something
else. This man clearly refuses to accept that what he saw was
real, because to his way of thinking, it simply couldn't have
been.Yet, it must haunt him every day. All he knows is that it
doesn't fit into his version of reality. Does that sound like
"fun" to anyone here?

He had no predisposition nor even desire to believe in such
things, and there were two witnesses (probably more), so there
goes PSH. And if someone can give me a non-ETH explanation that
accounts for the details of the sighting, such as instantaneous
acceleration, WITHOUT changing the facts, I'd really love to hear