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Re: Soliciting Abduction Study Completion Funds

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2007 14:05:26 -0500
Archived: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 20:02:19 -0500
Subject: Re: Soliciting Abduction Study Completion Funds


>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 10:45:55 -0500
>Subject: Soliciting Abduction Study Completion Funds

<snip>

>People interested in ufology would probably quickly recognize
>the signatures of well known researchers, authors, and others
>who are recognized as being part of the field, for example, well
>known abductees. In fact, along with the signer's name, it might
>be worthwhile to add a qualifier such as 'ufologist', 'author',
>'journalist', 'broadcaster', 'scientist', 'study staff member',
>'abductee', or just 'interested member of the public.'

>The letter itself should describe the study progress to date,
>and ideally would have one piece of the data showing something
>unusual waits to be analyzed. I have in mind some of the power
>failures matching abductee incident logs. The letter itself
>would best be composed by people who participated in running the
>study to ensure accuracy.

>Would gathering signatures, creating a letter of appeal, and
>compiling a list of possible benefactors to send it to be worth
>the effort? I'm not suggesting this should replace the appeal
>for funds, but rather this might be a worthwhile parallel
>activity.


I appreciate the desire to jump start this process, and you've
already managed to get a number of people off dead center and
the discussion of trying to complete this effort has begun
again. Indeed, this had been put on a "back burner" because we
really had no source for the funds.

With that being said, let me add that the $5,000 figure may only
be about one third of the amount needed, if we have to go to a
commercial firm to have it done. While I believe some thought
had been given to who would do it previously, that was many
years ago and that discussion has long since ceased, and the
$5,000 figure is really little more than a low estimate based on
finding someone willing to do the job at that price. When a
better estimate is available, we will make sure that it's
published.

A direct approach, requesting financial support, has been made
before and certain it would help in this situation. If you have
a list of names and addresses of those you believe would be
receptive to a letter of request, that would be helpful. Please
forward that information to Robert Swiatek at the same address
given previously, and we will see that a letter is sent.

Thanks for your efforts.


Steve Kaeser
Executive Committee
Fund for UFO Research



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