UFO UpDates
A mailing list for the study of UFO-related phenomena
'Its All Here In Black & White'
Location: UFOUpDatesList.Com > 1999 > Jan > Jan 29

Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

From: Alain Stauffer <astauffer@infomaniak.ch>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 01:15:32 +0100
Fwd Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 09:01:38 -0500
Subject: Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced


Hello!

>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993@aol.com>
>Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 09:36:22 EST
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: 1999 UFO Alien Abduction Conference Announced

>There is also a section that expands on my MUFON presentation of
>a couple of year ago. In that, I suggested that pop culture has
>included all the elements of alien abduction. If we look to
>science fiction, we can find everything we find in alien
>abduction repeatedly. Some of the more recent of the abduction
>scenarios, such as the suggestion of genetic engineering and
>manipulation are rare but they do exist.  The 1960s movie,
>'Village Of The Damned', based on an earlier book, 'The Midwich
>Cuckoos'* suggested the abduction of women for the purpose of
>creating a genetic hybrid, for example, is out there. We simply
>cannot dismiss these parallels, but must be able to account for
>them.

This is of course correct and very interesting. But the
parallels can be applied to the UFO phenomenon as a whole, and
not only to the abductions. The french writer Bertrand Meheust
had showed this weird coincidence between the science-fiction
stories and the real UFO sightings in his book Science-fiction
et Soucoupes Volantes, in the late '70.This publication led a
number of searchers to think that the source of the phenomenon
was actually the SciFi culture - which is obviously a very quick
conclusion and cannot easily explain the materiality of a lot of
UFO manifestations.

Nevertheless, the parallels can be precisely established and the
similarity of the descriptions that can be found both in the
fiction and in the real world is an aspect of the phenomenon
that certainly should be accounted for, but first deeply
investigated.

After all, the Titanic tragedy had been perfectly described in a
novel some twenty or thirty years earlier as well.

Have a good day

Alain Stauffer



[ Next Message | Previous Message | This Day's Messages ]
This Month's Index |

UFO UpDates Main Index

UFO UpDates - Toronto - Operated by Errol Bruce-Knapp


Archive programming by Glenn Campbell at Glenn-Campbell.com