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MUFON - Not Playing Fai

From: Scott Carr <sardonica@erols.com>
Date: Tue, 19 Jan 1999 14:06:29 -0800
Fwd Date: Wed, 20 Jan 1999 01:50:36 -0500
Subject: MUFON - Not Playing Fai

Dear List,

I was very pleased to have had the opportunity to publish my
recent article "The Rise and Fall of Pine Bush" in the November
edition of "The MUFON Journal." And I can honestly say they I
was surprised when the only negative response to the article was
to come from Ellen Crystall, author of "Silent Invasion." Her
lengthy response to my article was forwarded to me by MUFON's
new editor Dwight Connelly, offering me the chance to have my
reply to Crystall's issues appear beside hers in the "Reader's
Forum" of the January edition.

Unfortunately, after I had turned in my detailed and considerate
response to Crystall's claims regarding my article, Mr. Connelly
informed me that:

"As I went through all this material it became apparent that it
was going to evolve into a he said/she said commentary which had
prospects of dragging on for months without actually adding very
much to ufology-at least she would not add much. You had some
good ideas and thoughts concerning the need to know the
background of researchers, etc., but I didn't feel I could use
that without receiving some sort of reply from her. I apologize
for getting you involved in doing a lot of writing and then not
using it." (Dwight Connelly)

This would certainly be a reasonable and understandable position
for the editor to take, had he actually stuck by it. But
unfortunately he did not.

In the Reader's Forum of the January issue of The MUFON Journal
Ellen Crystall's letter (while still abridged) takes up an
entire half of the page. While my response is a RE-WORDED mere
two sentences- and more importantly is NOT WHAT I HAD WRITTEN AT

This, in my opinion, is simply unacceptable and unethical
behavior on MUFON's part. As such, I have taken it upon myself
to reprint the ENTIRE correspondence between myself, Ellen
Crystall, and Dwight Connelly in Issue 14 of "The Flying Saucer
Gazette" (www.erols.com.sardonica/FSGFOURTEEN) as well as the
article in question, "The Rise and Fall of Pine Bush" at

It is my sincere hope that the UFO community will not stand for
this sort of favoritism, editorial behavior, or altering of the
truth on the part of MUFON or any other UFO organization,
investigator, or witness. I am sorry to say, that in this case,
MUFON has done a great injustice to myself, to Dr. Ellen
Crystall, and to the UFO community. I hope that anyone who reads
the MUFON Journal, will also read the latest edition of FSG, so
they can know the truth, and the full story behind "The Rise and
Fall of Pine Bush."


-Scott C. Carr

Editor, The Flying Saucer Gazette

Producer, "UFO Desk"
99.5 FM WBAI, NY

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