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Oddity In Chandler & Buran's Rendlesham Statements

From: Lan Fleming <lfleming5.nul>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 23:10:10 -0600
Archived: Sat, 29 Dec 2007 09:31:35 -0500
Subject: Oddity In Chandler & Buran's Rendlesham Statements

Another Seeming Oddity In Chandler & Buran's Rendlesham

Although I know we're not supposed to question the credibility
of anyone involved in the Rendlesham incidents except the
witnesses who claim that something extraordinary occurred, I've
already had the temerity to comment on the seemingly odd use of
an identical phrase concerning the time of the incident in the
official statements of J. D. Chandler and Fred Buran. So I might
as well stick my neck out a bit further at the risk of getting
my head bitten off by Mr. Shough and comment on something else I
find rather odd about these two statements:

The identical boilerplate legalese at the beginning of both
their statements. Apparently photocopied onto the top of the
blank statement form used by both men is the following sentence:

"I do hereby voluntarily and of my own free will make the
following statement without having been subjected to coercion,
unlawful influence, or unlawful inducement."

Perhaps someone with knowledge of Air Force procedures can say
whether adding such boilerplate to incident reports is routine?

If so, it is just plain silly and pointless. Clearly, if the
testimony had been coerced or induced by bribery, the signatory
would as willingly have lied about the lack of coercion or
bribery as he would about the substance of his statement. This
may just indicate the hand of an Air Force lawyer, and lawyers
have been known to write things that seem silly and
incomprehensible to mere mortals.

But if, on the other hand, this boilerplate was especially added
to these two witnesses' statements and not in accordance with
any required Air Force procedure, then it would be a highly
suspicious indication of "protesting too much" on the part of
whoever added it.

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