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Re: Elaine Douglas on John Ford

From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 16:10:27 -0500 (CDT)
Fwd Date: Wed, 24 Jun 1998 00:31:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Elaine Douglas on John Ford

>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Elaine Douglas on John Ford [was: Ford Fund?]
>From: Elaine M Douglass <elaine26@juno.com>
>Date: Tue, 23 Jun 1998 02:10:27 EDT

>My Dear Dennis:


>I can see, though, why you liked Mr. "Hepcat's" article, Dennis.
>Both you and he could vie for "intemperate of the year" honors in
>anybody's book.

>Elaine Douglass

My Dear Elaine:

And you are the "ingrate of the year." I'll repeat some of your
original remarks which began this exchange:

>>>His lawyer deserted me, and Dennis Stacy was eager to print
>>>incriminating information on John and did, and John himself did
>>>not or could not defend himself.

Why am I the one named here, and not the lawyer who deserted you
and presumably his client? Why are you trying to make me a major
villain in the John Ford saga? And since when were you granted
the ability to read minds, so that you know when I'm "eager" to
print something or not? If I was so eager to publish
incriminating information, then why would I have published your
article first (or, for that matter, at all)?

After I did, though, it quickly became apparent to me, if not
you, that there were no relevant, related UFO issues as far as
John Ford's own unfortunate personal circumstances were
concerned. There was no concerted effort on the part of local
authorities or anyone else to cover up the ridiculous Long Island
crash or otherwise squelch John Ford's continuing

In short, it was clear that John Ford had gone off the deep end,
and you wanted us all to follow him. If you'd had your way, the
Journal would have been turned into the John Ford Update.

You're right that I should have edited out Hepcat's most
egregious remark. A belated apology on my part. You're wrong if
you think, in the wake of your own article, that I didn't get
several articles complaining about why we were giving space to
this non-case in the first place.

So I repeat: I am not the villain here. Nothing I did had
anything to do with Ford's own actions or contributed in any way
whatsoever to his present situation. I regret the latter, but I
had nothing to do with it. You might as well insinuate that I had
something to do with Richard Boylan and Edith Fiore losing their
licenses to practice.

Two final thoughts to consider: some already discombobulated
people inevitably drift into this field. Other borderline cases
drift into the field and then become discombobulated. This stuff
is not for the faint of heart.

But take heart, nonetheless. As you well know, I no longer edit
the MUFON Journal, which means you won't now have to go over my
head to promote your own personal vision of the UFO phenomenon. I
didn't buy the latter, and I make no apology for it. Just as I
didn't buy the Ford, Boylan, Fiore or Corso version, either.

So be happy! Pop the champagne corks! According to Jim
Deardorff's letter published in the June issue of the Journal, a
"dark cloud" has finally been lifted off same.

The moral? Work long and hard enough and you'll surely get the
journal you deserve.

Black Cloud

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