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-=[For The Record]=- Re: Roswell UFO Museum and

From: Wendy Connors <ProjectSign@EMAIL.MSN.COM>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 14:52:47 -0700
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 11:59:15 -0500
Subject: -=[For The Record]=- Re: Roswell UFO Museum and

-----Original Message-----

From: Bob Bush <BobBush@ROSWELL-USA.COM>
Date: Sunday, January 31, 1999 12:29 PM
Subject: Response To Allegations Concerning The International
         UFO Museum And Research Center (Iufomrc) In Roswell,
         New Mexico

>This posting is submitted at the request of the IUFOMRC:

>Response To Allegations Concerning The International UFO Museum
>And Research Center (IUFOMRC) In Roswell, New Mexico

>Recently, several letters, ads, articles, etc. have surfaced on
>the net and in print, concerning the IUFOMRC. This response is a
>one-time and one-time only effort. Any additional letters, ads,
>articles, etc. will not be addressed.

>On September 28, 1998, the Museum hired an Office Coordinator,
>with Board approval. The decision to hire a new Director was put
>on the back burner until the business end of running the Museum
>could be organized. The Museum, recognized locally as a mom and
>pop organization, wanted to change its image into a
>professionally run organization. The Board recognized the need to
>instill policies and procedures in preparation for continued
>growth and the potential need for additional staff.

There has been no hiring of qualified staff versed in ufology
since that date.

>The new Office Coordinator=92s credentials include, but are not
>limited to, the following:
>* BA in Sociology from Loyola-Marymount University in Los
>Angeles, California.
>* MA in Human Resources Development from Webster University in
>St. Louis,
>* MA in Human Resources Management from Webster University in St.
>* MA in Computer Resources Management from Webster University in
>St. Louis, Missouri.

Is she a Ufologist capable of answering questions to those who
may contact her office? Thought not. How then is Glenda
qualified to oversee the building of a research museum
supposedly dedicated to UFO research?

>At no time has the Office Coordinator been addressed as the
>Director, Acting Director, or Interim Director. In fact, when
>approached with the idea of possibly working into the Director
>position, the Office Coordinator let the co-founders know she was
>not interested.

As of July and August 1998 the museum had two exceptionally
qualified applicants for the position of Director. If the museum
was actually trying to become a "professional" organization, the
board of directors would have jumped at the chance to get either
one of these fine Ufologists.

>Everyone at the Museum pitches in when needed, to perform the
>duties of a Director.

That's a scary thought in hoping something would get
professionally, I do say.

>On October 28, 1998, one employee was terminated; severance pay
>was given.

The employee was terminated with prejudice. She was told that
she was doing a good job and was then terminated. Is it any
wonder the NM Human Rights Office is currently investigating the

>One volunteer was asked to sever all ties with the museum. This
>particular volunteer had been asked to leave on two previous
>occasions, and at no time was ever a paid employee.

>These two departures were not the decision of one individual. The
>decision to terminate the employee and to sever ties with the
>volunteer was unanimously voted on by an Executive Committee.
>This committee included the three co-founders and a Board
>representative as well as other staff members.

Did the board vote for such an Executive committee? I don't
believe this.

>On November 4, 1998, the agreement with our then webmaster was
>terminated (with severance pay). This termination was due to the
>fact that the webmaster carried out a directive from the
>volunteer who was no longer associated with the Museum and did so
>without notifying the Museum.

Was the webmaster notified of this volunteer's disassociation
prior to working on the museum's website? Didn't think so. I
know the former webmaster and she is an honorable person who
would not do anything nefarious.

>At this time, the Museum had also learned that the website domain
>was actually registered to the webmaster instead of to the
>Museum. This was unacceptable, as we were paying her to maintain
>the Museum=92s website, not her own. The Museum would have
>corrected this problem whether or not the webmaster was to be

Seems Ms. Wylder clarified the circumstances clearly in her
letter. This is nothing but a side-step in avoidance and you
should be ashamed of yourself.

>In changing the domain name, proper procedure was followed. There
>is nothing unethical or deceptive about this procedure. You
>simply request a form, fill it out, notarize it, and send it in.
>Internic either approves the change or not. In our case, Internic
>approved the change.

Of course it was improper. How can you give such a false
statement here?

>In addition, the Museum is now facing a lawsuit that could have
>been avoided had the webmaster followed through with her assigned
>responsibility of notifying the Museum when questionable material
>was about to be placed on the net.

Small wonder there is not more lawsuits against the museum at
this time in my opinion.

>The decision to terminate this webmaster and hire a new one, was
>once again an Executive Committee=92s decision.

Pursuant to the other false claims you have made, what justifies
the list members to believe this?

>The Museum made a verbal request of the webmaster, for a listing
>of copyrighted material to include the dates of the copyright.
>She was informed that any copyrighted material, that was not a
>"work for hire", would be taken off the website.

>No list was ever received.

Nonsense. I've seen all correspondence between the museum and
the webmaster. Glenda failed to answer anything.

>Yes, we currently have two websites. However, the general public
>is not aware of this. The old site has been left up while the new
>site is under construction. As soon as we are ready to make the
>switch to the new site, anyone calling up iufomrc.com will either
>get a message containing our new address, or will simply receive
>the new site.

>As for the former Director, in her resignation letter to the
>Board dated August 18, 1998, she states that her resignation,
>effective August 20, 1998, was due to her new assignment with the
>Ronald McDonald House in Lubbock, Texas.

A great loss to the museum. I am sure there was a lot more
behind Ms. Crosby's leaving than she found another job.

>As for "heavy-handed" or "Gestapo" tactics at the museum:

>* It is the Museum=92s policy to have the Office Coordinator open
>and appropriately disburse the mail. This policy applies to all
>mail received at the Museum unless it is stamped "Personal and

>* It is the policy of the Museum that all matters concerning
>personnel issues, overheard conversations, or any information
>gained not be disclosed to others, inside or outside, the Museum.

>* As far as looking through everyone=92s hard drives and e-mail,
>this is not true. Not only is this statement ridiculous, but
>there=92s not enough time in a day for this kind of policing of the

>* One researcher, visiting the library, was asked to leave by one
>of the Museum=92s co-founders. This co-founder was well within
>rights, as the researcher was involving herself in personnel
>issues, which were none of her concern.

Sorry, Bob, you got this very wrong and are falsifying
information deliberately. (Not at all unusual since you were not
there and didn't know what the true story was) I was not asked
to leave library by anyone. My being in the library looking
through the Fawcett collection was questioned by Glenda. I told
her that I was authorized by Mr. Fawcett for complete and
unrestricted access to his collection at any time and was offer
assistance on the best methods of archiving and displaying his

Glenda did not believe me, even though this is a fact and was on
paper under Mr. Fawcett's signature (Signed original in my
possession). The museum had a copy of this document, but Glenda
was not about to look for it, call Mr. Fawcett for confirmation
or take my word until she could get clarification. I even sent
her a copy of the authorization when I returned back home. Her
attitude was that, "no researcher would be allowed in the
library unless they cleared it through the Office Manager
(herself) and the Librarian." Well, I was there with approval of
the Librarian at the time, Laura Stephey. The current Librarian
(Mary Rose) was a part-time assistant at the time I was there.
Glenda told me that I could not use the research library.

So, Bob, get your facts straight.

>Other allegations:

>* Based on the current level of information being issued over the
>net, should other ufologists choose to not visit the world=92s
>largest and most complete UFO library, it=92s their loss.

The IUFOMRC is NOT, nor DOES NOT, contain the world's largest
and most complete UFO library. You make another dilerberate
false statement here, Bob and are not qualified to assess this

>* What other professional would develop a product for a client
>worth $300,000.00 and then settle for a mere $200.00 a month as

What bearing does this have? She knows nothing about Ufology and
couldn't answer a simple question regarding it if she tried.

>* The current Office Coordinator makes almost 50% less income
>than at her previous position.

>* It does not take a ufologist to manage the Museum offices.

>However, knowledge of the Roswell Incident and other data
>pertaining to UFO=92s in general, has increased tremendously since
>starting at the Museum.

There is currently nobody on the staff at the UFO museum that
can be considered a knowledgable Ufologist. Again, there has
been no increase of knowledge regarding the Roswell Incident due
to the people who work there. All knowledge passed to the
museum's board members, etc. were given by long-time

>In summary:

>The Museum is doing fine and attendance is still high. There were
>185, 713 visitors through the Museum in 1998. On an average, we
>had 357 visitors per day. We also averaged visitors from 25
>states and 5 countries per day.

And no well qualified Ufologist on staff to answer all of these
people's inquiries truthfully or honestly. This is frightening
since so much misinformation is out there.

>The library project is moving right along, and we should be
>announcing our grand opening early in the spring. Mr. George
>Fawcett, one of the Museum=92s benefactors, is scheduled to be here
>in February and will be our guest lecturer on Saturday night,
>February 13th. Mr. Sabo, one of our other benefactors, recently
>sent us a sizeable donation, earmarked for the new library.

A research library operated by a Librarian without any knowledge
of Ufology is a waste of resources. This is a fact that cannot
be disputed.

>As for those who want to continue trying to smear the names of
>those associated with the Museum and who wish to continue making
>allegations: life is, fortunately or unfortunately, all about
>choices. Your choice is unfortunate.

Nobody that I have read regarding their postings is smearing the
museum. Seems the museum is smearing itself. Glenn Dennis has
given multiple false names regarding information he said he had
regarding the Roswell Incident. If this isn't the epitom=E9 of
hypocracy, I don't know what is. Perhaps the board should look
at this aspect of Mr. Dennis a little closer and see if it does
bring respectability on the museum.

>The choice to believe or not to believe, is fortunately, our

You got it right here, Bob. Personally, I don't believe you.

>To reiterate, no further response will be forthcoming from the

And why is this, Bob? You are obviously the Shill chosen to
pursue the course. An honorable institution would not release a
statement and then remain silent unless it knew it was in a
position that it could not justify those statements. This is
absolutely shameful in my opinion.

Wendy Connors

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