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Philip Mantle 'Signs-off'

From: Philip Mantle <el51@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 09:56:41 +0000
Fwd Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 07:56:43 -0400
Subject: Philip Mantle 'Signs-off'

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I have to inform you that I am pulling out of ufology for an
indefinate period. This has not been an easy decision to reach
as I have been actively involved for nearly 20 years.

My reasons are many and varied but they mainly boil down to the
fact that my wife Sue has osteo-arthritis (spelling) and she may
at some point in the not too distant future require a hip
replacement operation. In the meantime at the tender age of 42
she has to restrict certain activities, such as gardening etc,
and rely on me instead. Added to this, our eldest daughter Sarah
(9) has just auditioned for a scholarship with the Royal Ballet.
As well as her normal education she attends a theatre school 3
or 4 times a week all of which is very time consuming. Our
youngest daughter Shona (5) looks like following in her sisters
footsteps and will be joining the same theatre school later this
year.

Again, all of this takes up my time, time which I cannot now
devote to ufology.

I have a number of projects to complete, such as the publication
of my first book 'WITHOUT CONSENT' in the USA, along with a
couple of UFO documentaries I am consulting on. I will work on
these until they are finished but I will not be taking on any
more work in the meantime.

I'll be staying on-line for a few months but my e-mail will be
cancelled before the end of this year. After that I will still
be able to be contacted at my normal home address or telephone
number.

Like I said at the beginning, this decision has not been reached
lightly but it is something I have to do   and my wife and
family must come first.

For those of you receiving this message that have become friends
of mine as well as colleagues, I'd ask you not to become
strangers just because I am no longer involved in ufology. I'll
always have an interest in the subject no matter what.

Yours Sincerely,

Philip Mantle.

20 July, l998.