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Re: Philip Mantle 'Signs-off'

From: Bob Shell <bob@bobshell.com>
Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 07:56:19 -0400
Fwd Date: Mon, 27 Jul 1998 10:54:17 -0400
Subject: Re: Philip Mantle 'Signs-off'

>Date: Sat, 25 Jul 1998 04:49:20 +0000
>From: Philip Mantle <el51@dial.pipex.com>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: 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.

<snip>

I have not "signed off" but have, for the time being, given up
in disgust on the Santilli film.

Ray says he wants the truth out, but he has refused (or perhaps
not been allowed) to provide anything real to work with.  It would
only take a small sample of the original film to establish if it
is really the type of film it has been claimed to be.  In the
absence of this, nothing can be proved.

Also, if the cameraman really exists, Ray should be very concerned
that he will die before giving a full deposition about his story.

The cameraman was supposed to phone me at the beginning of this
year so that we could chat, get to know one-another, and perhaps
make plans for a detailed interview.  That call never came.

Bob