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Re: Philip Mantle 'Signs-off'

From: Philip Mantle <el51@dial.pipex.com>
Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 04:49:20 +0000
Fwd Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 12:22:45 -0400
Subject: Re: Philip Mantle 'Signs-off'


> Date: Fri, 24 Jul 1998 20:32:01 +0200
> From: Bruno Mancusi <Bruno.Mancusi@com.mcnet.ch>
> To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Philip Mantle 'Signs-off'/Santilli's footage

> >Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 09:56:41 +0000
> >From: Philip Mantle <el51@dial.pipex.com>
> >To: updates@globalserve.net
> >Subject: Signing 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.

> Philip,

<snip>

> Now that you are going to resign from ufology, can you say us at
> last what was your real involvement in this "Roswell autopsy"
> story? Why have you accepted to help Ray Santilli to put in
> touch with the ufological milieu? Have you received money from
> him? How much?

> I think that many list members would be interested in your
> response.

Dear Bruno,

My reason for becoming involved with Santilli and his film was
simply to try and get to the bottom of it. I have not yet managed
to do this but I have proven, to my satisfaction at least, the
the tent footage is a hoax. Whether or not the rest of the film
proves to be fake or genuine I honestly don't know.

As for payment from Santilli I have been asked this question a
thousand times. The answer is quite simply no. Santilli paid me a
small fee to work as a consultant on his video release of the
film, which I did and even appeared in. At no time did Santilli
or anyone else for that matter ever offer me any money for
anything else.

There are those ufologists out there with I.Q's the same size as
their shoe size who are adamant that myself and others were paid
large sums of money and that I was even involved in faking the
film. Is it any wonder that I have decided to call it a day.

That day in San Marino was very surreal indeed as was the BUFORA
Congress in l995 which publicly aired the film for the first
time. I've been asked if I have any regrets about becoming
involved with Santilli and his film, I have only one, and that is
that I have not been able, at this moment in time, to prove the
film either fake or genuine. As I'm signing off I will have to
leave this up to others.

All the best,

Philip.