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Re: 'Apocalypse Pretty Soon'

From: Mark Cashman <mcashman@ix.netcom.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 10:57:16 -0500
Fwd Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 21:05:15 -0500
Subject: Re: 'Apocalypse Pretty Soon'

>Date: Fri, 29 Jan 1999 12:40:31 -0800
>From: Alex Heard <aheard@wired.com>
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Apocalypse Pretty Soon

>This is a general message to participants in this forum. My name
>is Alex Heard; Iím an editor at Wired magazine and the author of
>Apocalypse Pretty Soon, a new book about American subcultures at
>the turn of the millennium. Two chapters in the book are
>UFO-related, and I think you'll find them interesting and
>entertaining. One is about the Unarius Academy of Science, the
>famed UFO-oriented religion in Southern California. Another
>concerns Dr. Steven Greer, a contactee who takes groups of
>people out at night to try and "initiate" contact with

Mr Heard -

The last thing I would find "entertaining" is more attention
paid to these loonies.

The mainstream media and now you seem to find plenty of press
space and time to cover the kooks and nutcases who ride the
fringes of ufology. What you don't seem to find time and space
for are the serious researchers who are busy trying to find
something out about a subject largely scorned by science.

Over the last 50 years, there have been thousands of cases of
Unidentified Flying Objects interfering with vehicles, as
documented at


and in the BUFORA Vehicle Interference catalog and a similar
catalog from CUFOS (which included an excellent and revealing
statistical analysis by Mark Rodeghier).

There have been numerous cases of medical effects, including
short term eye and skin irritation, long term damage, and even
death, as documented at


and in the recent catalog by John Schuessler (available from

There have been numerous traces left behind by UFOs which have
landed or approached the ground. These are documented in
numerous references, including Ted Phillips classic Physical
Trace Catalog. Some of these, such as the 1981 Trans-en-Provence
case, have remained unexplained and have been the subject of
further discussions, as can be found in:


and at:


I am frankly sick of the attitude which allows the media to
ignore the solid and reputable investigations by reasonable and
scientifically oriented researchers, in favor of the clearly
bogus ranting and posturing of zealots and nutcases.

You could do better. You should do better. Try to do better.

Mark Cashman, creator of The Temporal Doorway at
- Original digital art, writing, and UFO research -

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