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Re: U.S. Spies On Ufologists - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 13:17:37 -0300
Fwd Date: Tue, 19 Jun 2007 07:10:55 -0400
Subject: Re: U.S. Spies On Ufologists - Ledger 

>From: Nicholas Redfern <nick_redfern.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 06:27:29 -0700 (PDT)
>Subject: Re: U.S. Spies On Ufologists

>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sun, 17 Jun 2007 12:47:31 +0000
>>Subject: Re: U.S. Spies On Ufologists

>And the result is that (as with Jack the Ripper researchers)
>Roswell continues to intrigue a couple of thousand ufologists on
>a regular basis, and (in varying degrees and at varying times)
>it interests, intrigues, bemuses and amuses the media and the
>public - just as UFOs have always done, and likely always will.

>Do I believe that there are true unknowns? Yes, there are
>hundreds of good reports. Do I think that Roswell involved
>aliens? No. Do I think that we can get firm evidence of what
>happened at Roswell? No. Or, at the _very_ least, probably not.
>Should we keep looking, though, just in case? Of course we
>should; to not do so would be completely stupid.

>But, to go back to the beginning and your cop-out angle: none of
>my comments amount to a cop-out on my part. I'm merely pushing
>home to people the facts they don't want to hear: namely that
>the one case upon which much of Ufology stands cannot be firmly

Well Nick,

I have to wonder at the last statement. I for one do not think
that "ufology" stands on the Roswell case. That suggests that if
it falls so will the credibility of the whole phenomenon. Let's
not forget there were thousands of compelling cases in play long
before Stan Friedman stumbled across the Roswell incident. And
tens of thousands of other cases have come to light since. I
don't doubt something happened at Roswell but why you would
think that that one case would define or give credibility to all
of the phenomenon escapes me.

I think we are past the one case defines the phenomenon
scenario. There are just too many other intriguing cases with
credible, qualified witnesses.

Don Ledger

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