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Re: Triangular UFOs over Belgium

From: The Duke of Mendoza - Peter Brookesmith <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 22:56:04 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 22 Jul 1998 09:38:58 -0400
Subject: Re: Triangular UFOs over Belgium

With the compliments of the Duke of Mendoza:

>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Serge Salvaille <sergesa@connectmmic.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Triangular UFOs over Belgium
>Date: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 11:53:17 -0400

>>Date: Wed, 15 Jul 1998 11:05:29 -0700
>>From: "Kyle R. Mcallister" <skytracker@geocities.com>
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Triangular UFOs over Belgium

>The 1989 Belgium UFO flap was debated on the List last year.  The
>debate turned out to be the usual: skeptics on one side, truth
>seekers on the other.

No argument with that, and it wasn't hard to predict. But if the
rest of this post is an example of "truth" as sought by
ufologists, then Serge is hereby appointed Archbishop of the
Church of St Ananias and the Latterday Martyrs of Ufodom. His
Most Reverence's administrative duties will include taking
confession from the Boy Bishop of Canby, reciting to him Biblical
passages on the virtues of humility, and ensuring that he puts on
a clean hair shirt every day. Bishop Jerome will return the favor
by giving Archbishop Salvolatile daily instruction in the ethics
of accurate reporting, and taking a measure of the Archbishop's
bullshit quotient twice a day, with powerful enemas to be
administered immediately should the reading exceed 3 parts per
million. You can look forward to a long course of treatment,

I suggest Kyle looks up the discussion of the Belgian flap on the
Ufomind/UpDates Web archive (address below), where he will find
"truth" seekers inventing such items as supersonic balloons and
putting them into the mouths of skeptics. He will also find
Mendoza saying he thought the evidence for there being an actual
FT craft involved was inconclusive, and that little was proven
one way or the other, or words to that effect. And Kyle will also
be able to decide for himself who was most driven by their
beliefs, as opposed to the available evidence, and who not.

If skeptics "picked up their marbles and quietly went into silent
mode" - cringing away into crepuscular liminality, where no doubt
their souls murmur together in despair and self-loathing at the
place where the tides cross - there is now some doubt whether
"truth" seekers of the Archbishop's communion ever had any
marbles at all.

Bishop Jerome belongs to an altogether higher church, of course,
where incense (sometimes used as a verb as well as a ritual
fragrance) and casuistry are much in vogue.

Yrs &c
Paymaster D. Manichee
Knight Commander & Revenant, Legions of the AntiChrist