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Re: Space Prophet Yearns For Aliens & Peace For

From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2007 12:46:33 -0500
Archived: Tue, 18 Dec 2007 09:06:44 -0500
Subject: Re: Space Prophet Yearns For Aliens & Peace For

>From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 16 Dec 2007 13:45:10 -0400
>Subject: Re: Space Prophet Yearns For Aliens & Peace For Sri Lanka

>>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2007 23:38:10 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Space Prophet Yearns For Aliens & Peace For Sri Lanka

>>>Source: Lanka Business OnLine - Colombo, Sri Lanka


>>>14 December 2007

>>>Space Prophet Yearns For Aliens And Peace For Sri Lanka


>>About 5 years later Clarke commented favorably on Ruppelt's
>>book, The Report On Unidentified Flying Objects.

>>About 29 years later the show, Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious
>>World, featured the then-famous New Zealand Sightings of
>>December 1978. Clarke had read some of my reports on those
>>sightings. Although skeptical, he did not throw them out.

>What were your own feelings about the man's interest in the
>reality of the phenomenon when you were in contact with him?

I was never in direct contact with Clarke. However, at the time
of the filming of his "Mysterious World," back in '79 - not
1879, but 1979...  my how time flies - the New Zealand sightings
were still 'hot'. The TV crew came to my house and filmed me
analyzing the NZ film of Dec 31, 1978, and also got copies of
the numerous articles about the sightings that I had written.
(Although there were numerous articles written about the
sightings by news reporters and investigators, my articles were
the only ones based on personal interviews with all the
participants, radar data, and film analysis.) Clarke took the
time to review some of the research stuff I gave to the film
crew. I had a copy of the book that was written based on the
series (shown in 1980) but lost it years ago in a house move. I
see by Googling on "Arthur C Clarke's Mysterious World" that
copies are available from Amazon as low as $0.01 (plus shipping
for $4.00).

>Arthur C.Clarke is a conundrum. I have great respect for him,
>but this is one man who has had the resources for years to fund
>a real investigation into a subject which has so richly rewarded
>him. He has managed to sit on the fence scientifically while
>artistically reaping great rewards writing about
>extraterrestrial intelligence.

>As is obvious above in you statement Clarke's time-line for
>space travel is off - over-estimated - by 43 years as is his
>statement "They may be revolutionary types of aircraft or they
>may be extra- terrestrial." We now know that the Trent photos
>were not of some revolutionary military aircraft. He did make an
>attempt in his own television program back in the early 1980s
>Arthur C. Clarke's "Mysterious World" and Arthur C. Clarke's
>"World of Strange Powers" to at least look at the possibility.
>n both of these programs he explored among other topics the UFO

>Perhaps it was was because he was so busy writing about
>extraterrestrial intelligence that he didn't have the time to
>investigate - he could have had science looking into this
>phenomenon through the weight of his influence plus via the
>application of his own wealth - the possibility of same
>interacting with our own; he had more than adequate resources to
>do so. I've always found it a bit cheeky that he made so much
>money off of ETI while denying any possible reality of its

I think the bottom line is he wasn't completely convinced by the
UFO evidence and was worried about rejection by the scientific
community if he took a positive stand.

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