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Re: Telling Footprints Of Ray Stanford

From: Terry Groff <terrygroff.nul>
Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2007 12:44:32 -0500
Archived: Wed, 29 Aug 2007 11:11:53 -0400
Subject: Re: Telling Footprints Of Ray Stanford

>From: Christopher O'Brien <cob.nul
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2007 11:54:20 -0400
>Subject: Telling Footprints Of Ray Stanford

>August 17, 2007 Baltimore Sun Article on Ray Stanford:



>Before my move to Arizona, Ray Stanford invited me to his and
>wife Sheila's "living room museum". Having an interest in
>dinosaur paleontology, after seeing his collection (and
>listening to his analysis) I must agree with Dr. Matthew
>Carrano, Curator of Dinosaurs at the Smithsonian's National
>Museum of Natural History, who has publicly acknowledged
>Stanford's collection and paleontological analysis as "extremely
>important, even on a global scale." (Quote from the Sun 8-17-07

>Dr. Carrano had been to the Stanford's home, seen his track
>collection, and examined Stanford's soon-to-be-published new
>genus and species of nodosaur, an armored dinosaur.

Ray has invited me to his "home-eum" several times. I just
haven't had the chance to make it up there.

>Another scientist, the author of an important book about
>dinosasurs on the East Coast signed his book "To Ray-Now that I
>know you, this book is due for a big re-write!" Ray has even
>been asked to add his nodosaur track to a display of infant
>dinosaur tracks in the Smithsonian!

>As to Ray Stanford's unparalled UFO research, I personally feel
>Stanford has no equal. When his instrument-recorded evidence is
>published (a very impressive part of it has been shown to me),
>I'm sure its importance will be even greater than even his
>impressive paleontological contributions, and that's a
>conservative estimate.

>Unfortunately, there are only a small number of truly competent,
>exceptionally experienced field investigators left in ufology
>and, over the decades, the field has featured only a few true

>In IMHO, Ray Stanford stands head and shoulders above this
>fractious field and I think it is about time that someone points
>this out. There is no other person that I know of - period -
>that can rival his fifty-plus years of instrumented UFO
>investigation and his impressive cross-scientific knowledge in a
>variety of scientific fields.

>When armchair Ufologers cease passing the buck and start doing
>physical science instead of acting like mere UFO anecdote
>collectors, progress might be made in this field.

>Christopher O'Brien
>Author of: The Mysterious Valley Book series

Thanks for posting this Chris!

Ray had asked me to do it but I'm sure I wouldn't have done it
as well as you have.

His accomplishments also illustrate how even amateur
investigators can make significant contributions to any science.

BTW, I like the term "ufologers". I don't know if that was a
typo or not but I like it.


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