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Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

From: Rebecca <xiannekei@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 09:21:04 -0800 (PST)
Fwd Date: Sun, 31 Jan 1999 21:31:45 -0500
Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality

>Date: Sat, 30 Jan 1999 19:19:32 -0500
>From: Peter Brookesmith Mendoza <DarkSecretPB@compuserve.com>
>Subject: Re: Abduction - The Issue Of Reality
>To: <updates@globalserve.net>

>Rebecca (hi sunbeam!) quoted Greg--

Hey Duke! Long time, no hear! Hope things are great in the

>>I'm just guessing here, but perhaps Brookesmith mentions
>>something similar in his abduction book? Doesn't he interview
>>Betty Hill who says something about abductees getting together
>>at group meeting and comparing notes?

>This is certainly in the Fortean Times version of my evening
>with Betty. The interview is available on the FT website. I
>can't remember if it's in the book.

I can't remember that either, but I'll have a look.


>I might as well say there was an awful lot of stuff I _had_
>researched that didn't get in the book either, simply for lack
>of space, let alone time. A whole chapter, not to say another
>book, could have been written on memory, and it would have
>included Rebecca's factitious memory "implanted" (ho ho) by a
>certain well-known abduction researcher, and its details. (Ed
>Bullard is working on a major treatment of memory in this
>connection, and whichever way his opinion falls his paper will
>be a gem and his research comprehensive, so I don't feel too
>much was lost!)

I have a lot of factitious memories -- life is so much better
that way!

>Among the things I would want to know or see before feeling able
>to evaluate these claims fairly and justly would be: (a) a great
>deal about what happens in Jacobs' support groups, _if_ he runs
>any, (b) full transcripts of all the subjects' hypnotic sessions
>and pre-hypnotic discussions with the investigator (c) even more
>than I already know about terrestrial medical procedures (d) the
>subjects' entire medical history and (e) their knowledge or
>interest in (c).

I think that's a pretty good plan!

>Anyway--all this is a long-winded way of saying that these
>"details" haven't been discussed by skeptics, and by this one in
>particular, for practical reasons rather than lack of scruple or
>inability to cope with the shocking implications, de da. As John
>Rimmer points out in another post, most people even inside
>abductology don't know what these "details" are except in the
>most general terms.

And that is a problem!

Duke, it was great hearing from you. Please don't stay away, as
I miss your wit and wisdom.


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