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Re: UFO Coalition Abduction Study Project Reminder!

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2007 16:38:29 -0500
Archived: Sun, 18 Nov 2007 07:05:53 -0500
Subject: Re: UFO Coalition Abduction Study Project Reminder!


>From: Katharina Wilson <K_Wilson.nul>
>Date: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 19:14:19 -0600
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Subject: Re: UFO Coalition Abduction Study Project Reminder!

>>From: John Velez <jvelez49.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Wed, 14 Nov 2007 15:26:20 -0500
>>Subject: Re: UFO Coalition Abduction Study Project Reminder!

><snip>

>>Please, don't wait around to see if Bigelow or somebody else is
>>going to come along and save the day. Make a contribution now.

>>BTW, we only need to come up with half! (+-$2500.00) There is an
>>anonymous sponsor who is willing to 'match donations dollar for
>>dollar up to $2500.00. If we each send in some dough we can make
>>a number like 2500 easily.

>>Write the check today... we'll talk about who we can hit up for
>>more later.

>It is great to hear that someone is willing to donate half of
>the funds to complete this study. My thanks to you, whoever you
>are.

>As an FYI: Abductees are watching this very carefully. - I have
>received emails from several of them. Its time for all of the
>parties who decided to launch this study to follow through. It
>seems that certain representatives from MUFON are noticeably
>absent from this discussion, which is disappointing to me,
>especially as a MUFON benefactor/lifetime member and an
>abductee.


Katharina,

I have to again point out that the $5,000 estimate was the low
estimate and it may well cost four times that amount, if we
don't get a break and have to pay commercial rates for the
analysis. Trying to nail down a specific cost is difficult
without really knowing how many hours it will take to perform
the work, and I've been trying to get a good number to post here
on the List.

Secondly, the International Director for MUFON has been in touch
with Mark and Rob and indicated that they are also very
interested in helping to get this finished, but MUFON is also
limited in the funding they have to work with, so how that
support will be translated is still up in the air.

Please don't assume that silence equals a lack of interest. This
project was started in 1994, and all of those in the UFO
Research Coalition - MUFON, CUFOS, and Fund for UFO Research -
are very interested in seeing this move forward. But all three
groups live hand-to- mouth financially and it's difficult for
volunteer organizations to come up with additional funds of this
magnitude.

As of today we have approximately $600 in donations, which will
be matched. That brings the total so far to $1,200, which is
very good for just a couple weeks of effort.

We are continuing in our effort to try and locate donors willing
to provide significant sums, but as of now it's up to those of
us who're willing to donate a few dollars toward the effort.

If we have 5,000 people give $5.00 each, we'd easily reach our
goal, and given the reach of the Internet that isn't an
unreasonable hope, IMO. But this will take some time, and the
analysis cannot begin until the funds are all in-hand. I
wouldn't expect that to occur until sometime next Spring (unless
we get a lot of Holiday donations).


Steve



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