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Re: Get Real

From: Sharon Kardol <sharon@hotmix.com.au>
Date: Fri, 15 Oct 1999 22:58:41 +0800
Fwd Date: Sat, 16 Oct 1999 08:34:41 -0400
Subject: Re: Get Real

 >Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 02:45:16 -0500
 >From: Amy Hebert <yelorose@swbell.net>
 >Subject: Re: Get Real
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

 >>From: Sharon Kardol <sharon@hotmix.com.au>
 >>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
 >>Subject: Re: Get Real
 >>Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 10:43:23 +0800

 >>>Date: Sun, 10 Oct 1999 14:01:54 -0500
 >>>From: Amy Hebert <yelorose@swbell.net>
 >>>Subject: Re: Get Real
 >>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>

 >>>On the third day of encounters, the family, in a state of terror
 >>>and shock, called one of their neighbors to come help them.  The
 >>>neighbor, pseudonym of "Jill", arrived with a camera and began
 >>>taking photographs of a red-eyed being standing just beyond a
 >>>sliding glass door in the back yard. Unfortunately, "Jill" was
 >>>too afraid or forgot to open the glass door and the flash from
 >>>the camera reflected off the glass door obscuring any images of
 >>>the red-eyed being.  When she got the photographs back from the
 >>>photo lab, all she got were pictures with a glare on the glass
 >>>doors - or so she thought.

 >>I have yet to view these photos and I will do shortly, but
 >>doesn't this seem just a little tooooo convenient?

 >Are you saying, Sharon, that the glare on the glass door was

Not at all Amy, I'm not one for inferences without facts. All I
said was the excuse was convenient for something so important.

 >Actually, it was an accident.  I think I too would be afraid to
 >open a glass door if some red-eyed being stood on the other
 >side, wouldn't you?

Not if that was the purpose of me being there, as you pointed
out.  If I had the courage to be there intentionally in the
first place I would make sure of something as simple as the door
being open

 >But read the story because the second image that showed up was
 >even better than the first image.  The second image was also
 >discovered by accident two years after the encounters - my kids
 >and I were the ones who discovered it. No one said, "Keep
 >looking because you might find another critter in the photos."
 >The witnesses involved had pretty much gone on with their lives
 >and forgotten the events.  No one sought recognition - that's
 >why all names are pseudonyms.  You'd think that if it were a
 >hoax, the individuals involved would want some kind of attention
 >brought to themselves.  Not in this case.

I never said it was a hoax, but there always seems to be a
convenient explanation for the lack of evidence or as in this
case, 'ruined' evidence.

 >Sharon, I investigated this case and I am a healthy skeptic.  In
 >fact, there are even those who call me a debunker because I am
 >so hard to convince.  It wasn't just the witnesses and their
 >story, it wasn't just the photos that convinced me but all the
 >information put together.  You can't take one without the other.

If the photos are not clear, and contain obscured objects, they
are not a very good back up of the story.  It's been so easy for
people to run around saying I have a story, I was abducted by
aliens and here are the photos to prove it but I forgot the
flash, or it was so dark.

 >You can't always manage the events that occur during a close
 >encounter so that the evidence stacks up the way critics and
 >skeptics demand to their satisfaction.  These things can happen
 >so fast that few people even have the sense to grab a camera.
 >The neighbor that joined the others on the third night knew to
 >take a camera because she had had experiences all her life and
 >knew some of the traces that can be found after such encounters.
 >Her story alone is incredible.  The beings probably came
 >searching for her but she was out of town and something
 >attracted them to "Cathy's" house (what was it that attracted
 >them? you'd be surprised <grin>).

So the enighbour went to the house with a camera and the sole
intention of capturing the most elusive 'thing' in history, I am
extremely surprised the door wasn't open waiting for the
creatures to appear.  We're not talking about some spur of the
moment incident.  You said she herself experienced it all her
life.  She was experienced in this matter.  And everything was
set but the one thing that would put doubt over the situation, a
barrier that glared the photo and therefore the true reality of
the situation.

 >Ya know, if people would just allow some things to be possible
 >without believing, and ask questions, explore, they would learn
 >so much more.  I have learned so much from this investigation
 >and just wanted to share it with others.  I didn't even tell
 >very many people it was posted on my web site because I hate the
 >way abduction stories are sensationalized. Recently I began
 >offering it to various magazines and others because I decided
 >maybe it would mean something to someone and I need to make it
 >more available as I have moved on to other projects.  I will not
 >forget those who have had enough of an open mind (and manners)
 >to at least express an interest.  Those who have told me it
 >didn't happen or the photos look fake or cannot be published
 >because they'd rather print stories about Bigfoot will also stay
 >in my memory and amuse me through all my endeavors.

 >Give people fuzzy photos of alleged UFOs and they gather in awe.
 >Give 'em photos of alleged aliens and they turn away in
 >disbelief.   UFOs can exist but not aliens.  Bigfoot can exist
 >but not aliens.  Go figure.

I guess people running around with blurry photos and exclaming
proof doesn't really help the situation much.

 >I've learned a lot about the status of the consensual reality
 >and the limits of our beliefs.

Limits of our belief, or the lack of limits on our gullability?
Guess it depends on what you see in the glare....


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