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CNI News: Report On Corso's Condition

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 00:50:10 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 17 Jun 1998 00:50:10 -0400
Subject: CNI News: Report On Corso's Condition  

From: CNINews1@aol.com
To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 1998 17:24:47 EDT
Subject: CNI News -- Vol. 4, No. 8, Part 1 -- June 16, 1998

[Excerpt posted with permission --ebk]

Now Recovering, Family Says; But Appearances Canceled

[This story was prepared jointly by Deon Crosby of the Roswell
International UFO Museum and CNI News, with the express
knowledge and consent of the Philip Corso family. CNI News
thanks Philip Corso, Jr. for providing additional information.]

Roswell, NM -- In a brief statement made to the Roswell
International UFO Museum, the Philip Corso, Jr. family stated
that on Tuesday, June 9, Philip Corso, Sr. suffered a severe
heart attack. At that time, doctors stated that the attack
resulted in 95% damage to the heart and that they feared Col.
Corso would not recover. Corso is 83 years old.

Col. Philip Corso (U.S. Army, ret) is the author of the
controversial 1997 best-seller "The Day After Roswell," in which
he states that, during the course of his military duties, he
personally saw an alien body, alien autopsy reports, pieces of
wreckage and other evidence from a UFO that crashed near Roswell
in 1947.

At last report, Col. Corso's condition was greatly improved.
Doctors are somewhat baffled by Corso's unexpected recovery and
will be watching him closely in the immediate future.  (CNI News
expects to gather more information on Corso's recovery and will
report further details in the July 1, 1998 edition of the news.)

Phil Corso, Jr., in a conversation with Deon Crosby, Director of
the International UFO Museum, stated that the entire Corso
family would be retreating completely from public life, asking
that anyone wishing to contact Col. Corso do so through the
International UFO Museum in Roswell, NM. (see contact
information below).

Col. Corso and the Corso family have been under considerable
strain in recent months, as explained in a statement written by
Col. Corso only days before his nearly fatal heart attack. That
statement, sent to CNI News by Phil Corso, Jr., reads as

"Certain elements have laid claim to all my future writings.
They have involved me in legal proceedings. I will not foster on
the world cheap sensationalism, half-truths, errors passed off
as reality, etc. for the purpose of personal gain.

"The U.S. government and the Army have not attempted or even
hinted to me not to make the truth on Roswell or UFOs that I
possess known to the world. But other elements have stopped me,
by using the courts. I will not under any condition put the
knowledge I possess into their hands to exploit for their ends;
so the story may never be told.

"I survive on my military retirement pay. It is not sufficient
to live on and pay my legal fees, although my attorneys have
been most tolerant. I have not received any royalties from "The
Day After Roswell" and as such cannot continue my work because
of the heavy financial burden.

"Therefore, I wish to establish the Col. Philip J. Corso Legal
Fund. All donations and questions may be referred to [my
attorney, Deborah L. Taylor. See further information below].

"I wish to add that I have received [speaking] invitations from
Italy-San Marino (accepted expenses only), China-Beijing UFO
Research Organization, Moscow, England, Germany, Australia,
Japan, Brazil, Mexico, France and numerous scientific
organizations worldwide and in the United States. I have not
been able to accept because of possible legal implications by
those that wish to exploit the situation. They have even
involved my family into the fracas and legal matters." [end Col.
Corso's text]

The International UFO Museum will post regular updates on
Corso's condition on their website, http://www.iufomrc.com,
beginning June 18. Due to the circumstances, Col. Corso has
canceled all future public speaking engagements. Corso was
scheduled to speak during the Roswell UFO Encounter '98 Lecture
Series taking place July 3-5.  Individuals wishing to receive
refunds for those tickets are asked to contact the Museum. CNI
News editor Michael Lindemann will be speaking in place of Col.

To contact Col. Philip Corso or the Phil Corso, Jr. family,
please direct all requests to the International UFO Museum,
Attn: Phil Corso, PO Box  2221, Roswell, NM  88202; by phone
(505) 625-9495 or fax (505) 625-1907.  Email messages will be
delivered to Phil Corso through Crosby's email:
deon@roswell.net.  Get-well messages are welcome and encouraged
by the Museum staff.

Questions specifically regarding the Col. Philip J. Corso Legal
Fund may be directed to Deborah L. Taylor, Attorney at Law,
Wilner & Taylor, Wedge International Tower, 1415 Louisiana Suite
4175, Houston, Texas 77002.

[NOTE: The above text may be redistributed and posted freely as
 long as it is reproduced in its entirety without change or


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