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Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

From: Peter Brookesmith Mendoza <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 1999 20:27:56 -0500
Fwd Date: Wed, 03 Feb 1999 14:27:10 -0500
Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

With the compliments of the Duke of Mendoza:

>From: Greg Sandow <gsandow@prodigy.net>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality
>Date: Mon, 1 Feb 1999 22:33:17 -0500

>>Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 22:49:34 -0500
>>From: Peter Brookesmith Mendoza <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
>>Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>>Even that wicked nasty debunker, my good friend Phil
>>Klass, reserves his venom for abduction investigators, not
>>abductees. This is consistent with his position on UFO
>>investigators in general, as opposed to UFO witnesses in

>Not so. He's scorned abductees as "little nobodies" who invent
>(or delude themselves with) abduction stories to get on TV.

Sorry. Should have remembered the Moon's been full this week and
said "reserves his *greatest* venom", or "reserves *by far the
greater part of* his venom". Or made it clear that I don't think
his "little nobodies" remark is venomous, but just ignorant. Or
just scornful. In any case misguided, off (moon)beam, and not
true in enough cases to make a valid generalization.

Phil Klass has taken me greatly to task, with the usual row of
obscure wagers (at least their conditions confuse me) for taking
him to task over this comment in my book. I've told him he's out
of order. We continue the correspondence.

Three points. One, Klass's book on abductions is if anything
sympathetic to abductees, whom he sees as exploited, as opposed
to their investigators, whom he sees as corrupt. Two, just to
rub it in, I'm aware of Klass's scornful comment and have
publicly and privately disagreed with it. Three, Greg knows that
full well. Can we get back to an interesting and refreshingly
civilized discussion?

best wishes
Pompadour D. Mohawk
Axillary Reserve

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