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Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

From: John Velez <jvif@spacelab.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 00:47:18 -0500
Fwd Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 06:19:32 -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.


Hello Kevin, hi All,

The truth of the situation is this:

A. Greg Sandow called me and told me of your interest/offer to
participate in the conference. We both thought it was a
_great_idea_ and we thought it would lend 'balance' and
alternative points of view to the presentation.

B. We both brought it up at the very next business meeting.
Not only did we bring it up, _we_pitched_it_ because we both
felt you would be a good addition.

C. The _only_ reasons it was rejected are the following:

1. We had _already_ invited Dave Jacobs, Stanton Friedman and
Jerry Clark. (Stan and Jerry need to be flown in.)

2. We are working on a shoestring and we _couldn't_afford_ to
fly in a third speaker!


Are you suggesting a conspiracy or an attempt to keep you out
because of your views? _Nothing_ is farther from the truth. You
are welcome to verify any of what I have said here with either
Greg Sandow or Budd Hopkins.

If _any_ of the prior commitments hadn't already been made, Greg
and I were prepared to argue for your inclusion but we can't
afford to bring you in as well.

That's the truth.


John Velez, Webmaster IF-AIC (IF Conference organizer)
"Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind."

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