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Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction

From: Gildas Bourdais <gbourdais.nul>
Date: Mon, 2 May 2005 16:47:24 +0200
Fwd Date: Mon, 02 May 2005 13:31:30 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction


>From: Nigel Watson <valis23a.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 07:01:07 EDT
>Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction Fear

>>From: Gildas Bourdais <gbourdais.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 27 Apr 2005 11:45:45 +0200
>>Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction Fear

>>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2005 08:34:53 -0500
>>>Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction Fear

><snip>

>>>In the encyclopedia I wrote, in words that to me still make
>>>more sense most others that I've read, especially by debunkers
>>>who, as is their wont, find deeply threatening any hint of
>>>ambiguity and unanswered question, "The resolution of the Hill
>>>case awaits the resolution of the UFO question itself. If UFOs
>>>do not exist, then Barney and Betty did not meet with aliens. If
>>>UFOs do exist, they probably did. The evidence available to us
>>>from this incident alone provides no answers surer than these.
>>>In other words, no answers at all. For now, anyway."

>>Yes, it is very interesting to note that Walter Webb, like
>>McDonald, who were among the best researchers at the time, were
>>unprepared to cope with the Hill case. It was so new. So, it is
>>highly improbable that the Hills would have invented such a
>>story. I think we can fairly conclude, adding that to the
>>reality of Ufos, that it is a true story.

>I don't think the Hill case was that novel or out of the
ordinary in 1961. It has been argued that abductions were only
noted in obscure UFO magazines unavailable to the Hills, yet if
we look at the investigation of their case, they had long
discussions with UFO experts within weeks of their encounter
experience. From them they would have picked up plenty of
information about current UFO research and theories.

>It should also be noted that throughout the 1950s the contactee
literature and science fiction on TV and in films often
contained alien encounters and abductions.


Nigel and the list,

Many serious ufologist seem to agree that, yes, the Hill case
was quite new. It seems dubious that they could have built such
a story just by listening to some ufologists of that time. The
contactee and "close encounter" cases were very different. And
the abduction cases were rare, and different. And SF tales were
different as well. But, of course, you can believe that they
invented their story. I hope you feel good that way.

Gildas Bourdais





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