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Leir Turns Believers Into Sceptics

From: Diane Harrison <auforn06.nul>
Date: Fri, 5 Oct 2007 07:56:23 +1000
Archived: Fri, 05 Oct 2007 08:14:41 -0400
Subject: Leir Turns Believers Into Sceptics

Source: The Rotorua Daily Post - Wellington, New Zealand



Believers Turn Into Sceptics After Conference
By Matthew Martin

Even the true believers at a UFO conference in Rotorua were
sceptical after a keynote speaker's presentation.

Delegates at the UFOCUS New Zealand conference were less than
impressed with American podiatrist Dr Roger Leir, who claims to
have surgically removed alien implants from humans.

Conference organisers are defending him, saying he is "highly
credible", but delegates told the Daily Post they were not
convinced by his presentation.

It included video footage showing the supposed removal of an
implant from a subject's toe.

When the video reached the point where the implant was being
removed, the camera zoomed in and out and the video faded to

One delegate said Dr Leir's information was overly technical and
his video finished before any details could be seen, leaving him
questioning the doctor's motives.

Dr Leir, who claims to have removed 13 extra-terrestrial
implants from human subjects, also dodged media requests for

He initially agreed to be interviewed and photographed but
later, through his agent, declined all interviews.

Conference organiser and UFOCUS New Zealand co-ordinator Suzanne
Hansen, from Tauranga, said Dr Leir was highly credible and had
tailored his speech for a sceptical New Zealand audience.

Mrs Hansen said she could be partly blamed for Dr Leir's highly
analytical presentation.

"I told him that New Zealand audiences were highly sceptical and
he dropped a lot of his video footage in favour of a more
scientific presentation.

"It's a shame people did not get to see a lot of the excellent
footage that I have seen."

Dr Leir's travel expenses were covered by UFOCUS New Zealand but
she said he had not asked for a speaker's fee "or perks of any

Mrs Hansen declined to comment about media disruptions at the
conference although the Daily Post witnessed a film crew being
removed from the Rotorua Convention Centre on Saturday. A Daily
Post photographer was also told to leave.

Mrs Hansen said overall feedback from the conference was
extremely positive.

Dr Leir is the author of four books on alien implants and
abductions and is raising funds for a feature-length movie
entitled Earth's Original Sin, based on his alien abduction

He said his last implant surgery took place in September last

In his presentation Dr Leir likened sceptics to psychics.

"They [sceptics] must be psychics because they come to
conclusions before looking at any of the evidence."


Diane Harrison/Frola

National Director
The Australian UFO Research Network

Editor Hard Evidence Magazine

Co Editor UFOlogist Magazine
Email Diane.nul

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