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Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 1998 08:04:24 -0400
Fwd Date: Thu, 02 Jul 1998 19:55:49 -0400
Subject: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4

> Date: Wed, 1 Jul 1998 07:54:09 -0400
> From: bruce maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
> Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: MAGONIA ETH Bulletin #4
> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

> In the Washington DC area there is a nighttime talk show which
> had one of the UFO panel members on (Jay Melosh of U of
> Arizona). He is a "hard nosed" skeptic. I just happened to hear
> the beginning of the show as I was riding in my car. When I got
> to my office (work late) I called in and was able to speak
> with/debate Melosh. It just so happened that the talk show host,
> Chip Franklin, had me on his show a year ago to talk about my
> book UFOS ARE REAL- HERE'S THE PROOF (Ed Walters and Bruce
> Maccabee, Avon paperback,. $6.00 cheap. ....shameless plug).

> Franklin, although skeptical, did not write me off as he might
> have most. Hence, when I got on the air in the latter half of
> the show and did not have time to complete some
> statements/thoughts I was expressing, he invited me to stay over
> for a "few minutes" the next hour (which was essentially an open
> hour in his program). SAo many people called in that I ended up
> on his show for the whole hour following Melosh, discussing,
> etc., and fielding questions from the audience. (One man who
> called in said he was 13 years old near Mt. Kisco New York at
> the time of the famous Westchester County UFO sightings
> (1983-1986). He was a witness to one particular event of a large
> object that flew near his house and was seen by his family and m
> any of their neighbors.)

Glad to know you got in your licks!

But I'm most curious about Melosh. Clearly, the steering
committee of this new UFO study leaned toward the unusual in
science, with the likes of David Pritchard, Hal Puthoff, and
Robert Jahn on it.

So it's the review panel that's most important -- the scientists
who reviewed the data that the steering committee helped
assemble. Melosh was a member. I'm glad to know he's skeptical,
because I'm glad to konw there were skeptics on it.

What did he say on the radio? What part of the new report did he
stress? Did he dissent from any of it? I'm eager to know what
impact this report will have on scientists, and the feelings of a
skeptic who was involved in it might be an early sign of where
this is going.

Greg Sandow