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Re: Correct Me If I'm Wrong

From: Vincent Boudreau <vincentboudreau.nul>
Date: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 00:23:45 -0400 (EDT)
Archived: Sun, 21 Oct 2007 12:04:07 -0400
Subject: Re: Correct Me If I'm Wrong

>From: William Bolt <ab5sy.nul> <ab5sy.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2007 21:42:13 -0700 (PDT)
>Subject: Correct Me If I'm Wrong

Hello William and List,


>Ladies and Gentlemen, please stop your petty bickering and do
>some UFO investigating. The World is laughing at you.



>Now to my point, and IMHO, some have have become become not
>wealthy but comfy, and now we see a hoard of new comers, jealous
>and striving to obtain a piece of the pie, but is anyone
>actually doing UFO investigation other then taking witness
>reports via the keyboard, and phone? How the heck does one truly
>investigate a UFO si! ghting claim (it's gone long before said
>investigater arrives on sight)

>The big guns are so busy fighting and defending among themselves
>on the various forums and sites such as UFO UpDates, that E.T.
>could land, kick our butts, and the likes of Maccabee, Boudreau,
>Friedman, etc would never be aware until they read about it


This may be my fourth post ever published on UFO UpDates or on
any UFO forum for that matter. To have my name mentioned in the
same sentence as Maccabee and Friedman seems to indicate that
you are new to the field.

No offense intended.

As for the bickering, is that the impression my 3 posts have
left on you so far?

If this is the case, I am sorry. This was not my intention. I
like to describe what I feel and avoid scratching egos in the
process, save maybe for the debunkers who preach clarity but
muddy the waters.

You do have a point in stating that the big guns may be fighting
among themselves. But I look at it as a normal state of affairs.
We all play in the same team, but it is normal to have
differences of opinion.

If you think this is endemic to ufology, you should attend
seminars and conferences at universities and count the punches.
I have seen a lot in my time and it is only healthy to have
divergent point of views.

Now for UFO investigations: Bruce Maccabee has made many
significant contributions to the UFO field. His site is worth
checking for many case studies. Stanton Friedman makes a living
with UFO conferences and might be the first and last guy you'd
ever need to send to the witness box if ever one would be
prosecuted for acknowledging the existence of UFOs.

Instead of Boudreau, you could have mentioned Davenport, Ledger,
Sparks, Bourdais, Rudiak. Haines and a dozen others. They may be
grumpy at times. They are all getting older.

(I was wise enough not to put Jerome Clark on the grumpy list.)

I would be flattered if I had one tenth of the pedigree, and one
fifth of the knowledge of these gentlemen, and to have my name
mentioned in the same sentence would then have meant a lot.

This is not the case. I am embarrassed. As we speak, I am
looking for a hole to bury myself in. :)

I have the impression that you are looking for a fight.

What would be the use?

I hope I am mistaken.

It would only be, as always, a waste of time.


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