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Re: U.S. Department Of Defense On UFOs - Christol

From: Michael Christol <spachopr.nul>
Date: Sun, 20 May 2007 16:26:56 -0600
Fwd Date: Mon, 21 May 2007 07:37:29 -0400
Subject: Re: U.S. Department Of Defense On UFOs - Christol

>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>Date: Sat, 19 May 2007 09:52:26 -0400
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Subject: Re: U.S. Department Of Defense On UFOs

>>From: Michael Christol <spachopr.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 08:46:46 -0600
>>Subject: Re: U.S. Department Of Defense On UFOs


>Before buying into the Air Force 'propaganda' you have to
>realize that when they say "no UFO" represented tech or
>principles beyond modern understanding, they - Blue Book
>primarily - had already 'thrown away' or ignored the sightings
>that could not be explained.

>Their statements are based on faulty or incomplete or even
>fraudulent analysis of sighting data.

>When Blue Book closed there were still about 700 unexplained
>sightings. How do they know that none of these represented
>something entirely new?

>Their argument was that _most_ cases could be explained and so
>it was probable that _with_more_information_ these unexplained
>sightings could also be explained.

>How did they know that it was "probable?" They didn't. This was
>just a cop out to 'explain the unexplainable'.

>During the largest statistical study of sightings, published as
>Special Report #14 in 1955, the analysts made a special effort
>to separate the cases for which there was insufficient
>information from those which had enough information for either
>identification as a known phenomenon - the Knowns - or enough
>information to indicate that they couldn't be explained - the

>That study, which was mostly ignored by the U.S. Air Force after
>its publication - and completely ignored by the Condon Study in
>1967/68 - contradicts the AF official position as stated above.

>Information on and analysis of Special Report #14 can now be
>found at:


>Download Word file. This paper includes a unique reanalysis of
>the original statistical data.

Hey Bruce,

I don't know if you remember me or not, but we have bumped into
each other at various MUFON Conventions. Heck I even came face
to face with Phil Klass in 1991 in Pensacola, Florida at the
MUFON Convention there.

To be honest with you Bruce. Having read the report you
mentioned above and countless others, plus the UFO UpDates for
several years, I have become tired of all the hype. I just
plain have gotten to the point where it doesn't really matter to
me, one way or the other what the answer is.

Is this constant back and forth really moving the search for the
'Truth' at the bottom of this phenomenon along any further than
it was in the late 80's or early 90's when all the great voices
within Ufology swore up and down that the 'Truth' was about to be

Isn't it convenient how every time the real story was about to
be released some major event seemed to occur that kept pushing
it back?

I have devoted over 50 years of my live reading, researching,
and doing on site investigations of this and related phenomena.
What do I have to show for it? Just a filing cabinet full of
reports from good, honest people, willing to share a special
event with myself and others.

The main reason I posted my original message was to test the
waters again. Nothing has changed! It is just as it was when I
was on here in the late 1990's.

I think I will just continue to rock in my rocker, grow old
gracefully, and watch young people grow up and grow old
rehashing these and all the historic cases, as we did. I don't
think the final results will be any different then than it is
now. Some things just don't change.Yet, there will always be
some of the old timers who will cling to a hope that something
they say or do will make a different and at last the truth will
be made clear.

It won't.

Good Luck.


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