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Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 14:04:38 -0500
Fwd Date: Tue, 02 Feb 1999 15:27:26 -0500
Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

>Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 16:49:33 -0500
>From: Peter Brookesmith Mendoza <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
>Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>As for Little Richard--well, I'm not going to get into the
>history of rock'n'roll, but if you had the opportunity to
>interview him you'd take it up, wouldn't you? And I'm sure you'd
>expect your readers to have the urbanity to know that what he
>might say wasn't part of some private musical agenda of your

Yes, but -- speaking now simply as a professional writer,
without any reference to ufology -- I'd need to distance myself
a bit, with humor, of course, from his comments, mostly to let
uninformed readers know he wasn't speaking the whole scholarly

>However, if these details come out "in the same
>order", they are not "random". Maybe they come out in the same
>order because they make narrative sense, but then you may think
>that idea is "truly loopy", ho hum.

Nope. It's one of the first things to consider. Again we're back
to Stuart Appelle's suggestion that we elicit stories from a
control group of non-abductees, to see what narrative order they
put things in. (So if Jacobs says B, C, and D always follow from
A, we take non-abductees, and ask them to make up a story
starting with A. If they, too, come up with B, C, and D, in that
order, then we're dealing presumably with a phenomenon of

>Anyway, who are you to talk, we all know you are a KGB agent and
>in Allen Hynek's pocket without knowing it. (As he did not,

I've asked them for a raise. The pay is just terrible.

Though, wait -- if Hynek was my "control", maybe that explains
why I haven't seen a check for years!

Greg Sandow

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