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Re: O'Hare UFO Case & 'Boston Legal' - Davenport

From: Peter B. Davenport <director.nul>
Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 09:24:25 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 12:55:58 -0500
Subject: Re: O'Hare UFO Case & 'Boston Legal' - Davenport


>From: David Rudiak <drudiak.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2007 19:40:24 -0800
>Subject: O'Hare UFO Case & 'Boston Legal'

>Maybe you missed it, but Boston Legal the TV show dealt with the
>O'Hare Airport UFO Case Tuesday night. Attorney Alan Shore's
>client was a cognitive therapist at a hospital who is fired for
>saying he saw a UFO, aliens were here, and then imparting his
>belief in UFOs to his clients. The client was suing to get his
>job back.

>Unfortunately, the show portrays the therapist as a bit weird
>and I thought, here we go again. However, it turns out, the UFO
>the client saw was the one at O'Hare. To counter opposing
>council's portrayal of the client and subject matter as crazy,
>Shore gives the jury the O'Hare case in detail, pointing out
>that there were many credible witnesses to the UFO, and puts a
>tower controller on the stand, who confirms the multiple calls
>into the tower.


>So the client was bizarre, but the case was dealt with very
>seriously on a network program. I find that interesting.


>Probably more people learned about the O'Hare case watching
>Boston Legal than read about it in the newspapers. I wonder what
>writer/producer David E. Kelley's interest is in the subject.



David,

Thank you for bringing this interesting item to the attention of
the List!

I was engaging in some high-speed channel surfing Tuesday night,
and happened to land on the right channel at just the right
moment... just as the character attorney used the term, "UFO".
I was 'hooked'.

My principal reason in responding here is to point out that the
terminology used in the court scene is almost word for word the
last summary I posted to the NUFORC website, summarizing the
facts surrounding the O'Hare sighting. The actor even delivered
his points in the same order in which I present them in my
summary! It made me wonder whether I might be able to fund
NUFORC more handsomely than currently is the case by addressing
the issue of possible 'borrowing' of my material.

Perhaps we in ufology are finally having an effect. Once we
insinuate our work into the halls of Hollywood, politicians are
certain to follow! Academia might be a bit more difficult
"sell," but ultimately, I think they will fall into line, as
well.


Peter Davenport
NUFORC




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