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Re: Can Anyone Persuade CUFOS?

From: Richard Hall <dh12.nul>
Date: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 10:40:07 -0400
Archived: Mon, 08 Oct 2007 10:49:18 -0400
Subject: Re: Can Anyone Persuade CUFOS?

>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 07 Oct 2007 17:02:07 -0400
>Subject: Can Anyone Persuade CUFOS?

>Folks, I apologize for often being a repetitive crank.

In this case, it is an apt characteization. Your post is full of
errors, and gossip, and inaccurate information. First, I suggest
you look in the List Archives for my previous comments on this

The study was not a CUFOS study. It was a joint project by the
UFO Research Coalition. The project obtained lots of data, but
ran out of funding. All you need to do, Eleanor, is send them a
check for $5,000 and they will cheerfully have the data analyzed
and release the findings publicly. There are no hidden secrets
here and no duplicity. It would be a travesty of science to
simply release the raw data, unless there were some highly
qualified scientists willing to take it from there.

>But it's been some time now that the modem-monitored home
>environment parameter study was completed by CUFOS in the homes
>of selected abductees. No analysis has ever been made, to my
>knowledge. And requests to see the raw data, which consists of:

>- home environment parameter logs

>- handwritten logs by the abductees describing abduction-related
>experiences, versus times and dates

>have all met with various types of denial, or no response.

>CUFOS members are surely aware of the importance, not just to
>them, but to all of humanity, of such data.

>I cannot think of a single reason not to _anonymously_ release
>the data to the general public, if CUFOS aren't going to analyze
>it - or even if they decide to.

I can. The public is not qualified to interpret the data.

>There is no _benefit_ to keeping the data secret.

>There is no _downside_ to releasing it anonymously.

>Can any of the members of this List find a way to persuade CUFOS
>staff to release this data?

>* As a footnote to my question, I have received communication
>from a few abductees who have described strange stonewalling in
>_their_ attempts to get the analysis - if done - of even their
>_own_ data.

>One abductee told me that when the modem became accidentally
>disconnected from the phone line, a call was _immediately_
>received asking that the modem be re-connected. That, in my
>view, fairly _screams_ 'important'! Not some sleepy side
>project, in other words.

No, it was a very carefully organized and orchestrated study
that ultimately fell short of funding. I was involved in the
initial planning. Send us money and we'll finish it!

>One abductee told me that a seniour MUFON member, MUFON
>apparently involved as well, denied knowing about that
>abductee's log sheets a while after the abductee handed them in.

MUFON, FUFOR, and CUFOS = UFO Research Coalition. The MUFON
person may well not have known about the data sheets. There was
a careful chain of custody and division of duties, with double-
 blind methods built in.

>* I _will__not_ reveal anything further about these people, and
>I have deleted the correspondence.

>But such evasiveness tells me that data may well hold some
>_very_ interesting revelations of importance to every human
>being on the planet.

There is no evasiveness. And if there were any such startling
revelations we (the group) would announce them to science very

>Please consider helping to get this data released for viewing.

Send the group money. "Viewing" is not an issue. Data analysis
is. The project is not designed or intended to be a public,
democratic, National Enquirer let's all speculate to our hearts'
content affair. It is/was a serious scientific study that needs
further funding to complete the data analysis...

 - Dick

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