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Remembering Dr. James E. McDonald

From: Loren Coleman <lcoleman.nul>
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 00:10:52 -0400
Fwd Date: Wed, 13 Jun 2007 10:41:03 -0400
Subject: Remembering Dr. James E. McDonald

Remembering Dr. James E. McDonald (May 7, 1920 - June 13, 1971)

On June 13, 1971, Dr. James E. McDonald (born May 7, 1920),
noted atmospheric physicist and UFO researcher, was found dead
from a gunshot wound to the head, an apparent suicide. (Source:
Tucson Arizona Daily Star, June 15, 1971)

McDonald spoke before the United States Congress for a UFO
hearing in 1968. In part, he stated his opinion that "UFOs are
entirely real and we do not know what they are, because we have
laughed them out of court. The possibility that these are
extraterrestrial devices, that we are dealing with surveillance
from some advanced technology, is a possibility I take very
seriously." (Clark, 368)

In 1969, McDonald was a speaker at an American Association for
the Advancement of Science UFO symposium. There he delivered a
lecture, "Science in Default", which Jerome Clark calls "one of
the most powerful scientific defenses of UFO reality ever
mounted." (Clark, 370) McDonald discussed in detail a handful of
well documented UFO cases which seemed, he thought, to defy
interpretation by conventional science. (Source: Jerome Clark;
The UFO Book: Encyclopedia of the Extraterrestrial; Visible Ink,

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