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Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction

From: Luis R. Gonzalez <lrgm.nul>
Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 16:15:08 +0200
Fwd Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 15:59:37 -0400
Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction

>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Tue, 10 May 2005 01:34:34 EDT
>Subject: Re: UFO Couple Use Story To Spark Alien Abduction Fear

>Bullard (1998) gives some statistics but they are a bit
>confusing. He surveys his own studies of 1987 and 1995.

I know about the 1987 study ("Abductions: The Measure of a
Mystery", FUFOR) and the 1995 study seems to be "The Sympathetic Ear",
(FUFOR) or are you refering to the update for the MIT Conference in
"Alien Discussions"?, but can you give me the references about
that 1998 statistics?

>The 1987
>study involved about 300 abduction cases about 103 of which I
>gather were detailed enough to develop statistics.

Bullard himself distinguished:

Missing time cases - 31

Vague memories or another symptons - 27

Abductions with few details - 18

Abductions with some kind of exam - 56

Abductions with aditional episodes - 47

Several abductions by the same witness - 23
(65 separate incidents)

"Psiquic" abductions - 11

Voluntary visits - 9

Contactees - 5

Frauds - 3

Teleportations - 23

Kidnaps, disapparitions - 17

So, really we are speaking of 270 cases, where a lit bit more
than half (144) can be considered real abductions, even though
Bullard applied a less strong criteria and accepted 47 more. But
there are also some errors, for example he considered the
Villegas-Pecinetti 1968 case in Mendoza (Argentina) as an
abduction, even though they never went aboard the UFO. Besides,
this case is considered a fraud by serious ufologists there. It
is curious that Bullard only mentions 3 frauds.


Luis R. Gonzalez Manso

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