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Re: Governments UFOs & Abductions

From: Richard Hall <dh12.nul>
Date: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 07:11:24 -0400
Archived: Tue, 23 Oct 2007 09:11:06 -0400
Subject: Re: Governments UFOs & Abductions

>From: Eleanor White <eleanor.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 16:39:57 -0400
>Subject: Re: Governments UFOs & Abductions

>>From: Harper Carlotto <harpc.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 22 Oct 2007 00:52:33 +0200
>>Subject: Governments UFOs & Abductions [was: Videotaping Those Elusive Aliens]

>>a) They know this is happening, but they don't know why and they
>>can't do anything about it. Imagine what would happen if Bush or
>>Putin or Merkel would go public on TV saying: "...by the way we
>>know there is alien scum out there that kidnaps you from your
>>cars, bedrooms or wherever. We're sorry this is happening, but we
>>don't know who they are doing it and we can't stop them." 5min
>>later all hell would break loose on this planet.

>I can't agree there, Harper, any more than if government
>revealed that UFOs seen in the sky are visitors from other
>planets. In my view, the response would be the usual bell-
>shaped curve thing, a few (very few in my view) would freak
>out, most would show varying degrees of interest including
>demanding a plan from government, and a few would hail this as a
>wonderful thing.

Having discussed this issue with my brother who is a retired
professor of sociology and social psychology who even taught
classes about panic, and also having edited a monograph about
the implications of ET contact, I agree with Eleanor on this
point. The popular reaction depends a lot on how authority
figures release information and deal with the issues.

However, this does not mean that people in high places who
withhold information are sophisticated enough to make sound
decisions. All the historical evidence suggests that a largely
unfounded fear of panic has been the justification for
withholding information.

My brother argues that the often cited alleged panic following
Orson Welles' invasion from Mars broadcast has been grossly
exaggerated, and he even presented a paper at a MUFON conference
on that and the panic issue.

As I have stated before (and probably will again on appropriate
occasions), there may be a cover-up of some evidence (vitally
important evidence if Roswell is real) but mostly my studies
indicate that authorities simply can't digest the bizarre data
(can't get their heads around it) and so hide their heads in the
sand and pretend it isn't happening.

Abductions, of course, would be the hardest part to deal with in
all respects. If authorities do have direct knowledge of
abductions, then I sympathize with them and agree with Harper on
the difficulty of telling the truth. Still, if that is the
reality that we will need to deal wirh I think the authorities
must be forthcoming eventually.


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