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Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark@frontiernet.net>
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 99 11:29:24 PST
Fwd Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 20:42:18 -0500
Subject: Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
>Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 22:23:11 EST
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

>>From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose@get2net.dk>
>>Date: Tue, 26 Jan 1999 02:02:26 +0100 (MET)
>>Subject: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced
>>To: updates@globalserve.net

>>Source: "alt.ufo.reports".


>>From: "Gerard Vanderleun"
>>Newsgroups: alt.ufo.reports
>>Date: Mon, 25 Jan 1999 11:49:06 -0500
>>ef: news.get2net.dk alt.ufo.reports:26306

>>The Intruders Foundation Presents

>>On Saturday, April 10, 1999, New York City will be the site of a
>>day-long national conference on the UFO abduction phenomenon.
>>Four of America's most respected UFO researchers - Budd Hopkins,
>>Stanton Friedman, David Jacobs and Jerome Clark - will welcome
>>the public to a cutting-edge presentation of current evidence
>>for the reality and possible future of alien abductions.

>Not all the evidence. Only that which they want you to hear. You
>will notice that there are no speakers or information offered
>about alternatives to these specific people's opinions. How
>cutting edge can it be without alternative explanations being

>>The conference is planned as both a crash course in the ongoing
>>UFO abduction phenomenon - what we know and how we know it - and
>>an illustrated presentation of the latest research findings.

>It will only be a crash course in belief structure and it will
>not contain the latest findings. Only those findings which they
>want you to hear. In an upcoming book by Kevin Randle (me), Russ
>Estes, and Dr. William P. Cone, we take a long and hard look at
>the abduction phenomenon as it exists today. We can find some
>alternative explanations and we offered to share these at the
>conference, but the organizers were uninterested in that. They
>are only interested in promoting alien abduction as if it is a
>proven fact and refuse to answer hard questions about it.


I am afraid that none of the above makes much sense to me. First
of all, the organizers of any conference on any subject have the
right to invite exactly whom they want to invite, and to have
represented any point of view they endorse, feel comfortable
with, or consider important.  If you're not happy with the views
expressed at the Intruders conference, hold your own damn

Second of all, unless you are claiming telepathic powers, I
don't think you know what I'm going to say, and I resent the
implication that I am involved in some sort of misleading
propaganda effort.

And third of all, I look forward to reading your book.  I just
hope that it's better than other books which have sought
reductionist explanations for this peculiar phenomenon. What we
all need, really, is a book by Eddie Bullard -- than whom no one
knows more about the abduction maze or has so balanced a view --
on the subject.

Jerry Clark

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