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Re: FOX Hoax Special - Reaction

From: Gildas Bourdais <GBourdais@aol.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Jan 1999 07:11:41 EST
Fwd Date: Thu, 07 Jan 1999 06:44:32 -0500
Subject: Re: FOX Hoax Special - Reaction

>Date: Wed, 30 Dec 1998 22:59:22 -0500
>From: James Easton <pulsar@compuserve.com>
>Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: FOX Hoax Special - Reaction
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

>Regarding the FOX 'Hoax Special' program...


>Still many more questions than answers.

Thank you for your interesting analysis, and your very
appropriate conclusion,  it seems to me. Just a few more
thoughts: I find very improbable that Ray Santilli, a small
music producer, would have launched in such a risky and costly
operation of producing a highly complex hoax by himself. Just
think of the risk of a member of the production team leaking any
part of the story, even inadvertantly, any time in the future.
For instance when talking to a friend, who would repeat it, etc.
Santilli would soon have several dozens of TV networks suing him
and would end up in jail for swindling. On the other hand the
mere fact that he put the film on the market means that he was
very sure of not being prosecuted. However, many parts of his
story, such as the camaraman's story, are not credible. Just to
mention the claim of having kept highly secret reels and
developped them himself. The story is preposrerous, and
therefore Santilli did not get the film the way he says.

So what happened?? I am surprised that the very possible
hypothesis of a "secret services" operation has been paid so
little attention, apparently (or am I wrong here?). And yet,
there are many precedents. If we go back in time, we know that,
for instance, AFOSI issued doctored documents and informations
to ufological circles, some of them through William Moore, who
confessed it. So, why not a film?

What would be the purpose of such an operation? Perhaps two

The first one would be to jam inquiries on Roswell getting too
close to the truth. Please note the worldwide release of the
film coincided with the GAO report which, as a consequence, drew
little attention in the press. In France, the autopsy footage
was a disaster, not only for Roswell but for ufology itself,
from which we are slowly recovering.

The second purpose, on the other hand, might be to accustom the
general public to the idea of the alien presence on Earth, and
to the future revelation of secret operations, which require
obviously a long preparation (That's my optimistic touch). All
this does not necessarily mean that the film is authentic. Il
may just be close to the truth, but with some deliberate
inaccuracies, just like, perhaps in other operations such as the
MJ-12 documents, etc.

I would be interested to read convincing arguments against this

When the film was shown in France, on the TF1 network, I was
invited for my book on Roswell, and at the end of the show I
asked this question to Bob Kiviat, who was there : "What about
the "secret services" hypothesis?" He did not reply, and I did
not insist. But he would have been well advised to think about
it because his recent show does not seem to be the end of the

Incidentally, I may have some information to release soon on the
'KGB Secrets' TV production. Russian ufologist Boris Shurinov,
to whom I sent the video, has already presented a rather
devastating analysis of it at a recent conference in Italy
(Cagliari, in Sardinia, 12 december 1998). He is to send me soon
a summary of it (he was completing his inquiry)  with his
authorization to circulate it. Just to give an example,  he
claims that the uniforms of the soldiers are not correct : they
wear an officer's belt!

Best regards,

Gildas Bourdais

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