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Re: Another Strike Against AA 'Film'

From: Ed Gehrman <egehrman.nul>
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2007 10:06:01 -0700
Archived: Fri, 26 Oct 2007 14:20:17 -0400
Subject: Re: Another Strike Against AA 'Film'

>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
>Date: Wed, 24 Oct 2007 19:20:55 +0200
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Subject: Re: Another Strike Against AA 'Film'

>>Subject: Another Strike Against AA 'Film'
>Philip, and the List,

>Yes, this new story still raises many questions.

>First, is Melaris the same person who was mentioned recently on
>this List, as "Mr M.", by Bob Kiviat? Can Kiviat confirm it?

>Next question: although Melaris says that Santilli lied, he
>seems to mention the same sculptor, John Humphries, who was seen
>together with Santilli in his own story. Can we believe a man
>like that?

>Just another, short comment...

>If they want to prove their story, why don't they just show a
>couple of stage photographs, on location, around the autopsy
>table, with the body and the surgeons in their bizarre suits,
>all in colour and with good definition? So far, the pictures of
>the sculpture exhibited by Humphreys don't really look like the
>body in the film.

>I need more to buy this new story.

Hi Gildas, List,

Spyros Melaris is a slight-of-hand magician, one time film
maker, and opportunist. Yes he has worked with Ray on a
documentary, but it was about football. He was kicked out of the
Magic Circle for "bad behavior"

Read the article below and visit the links to learn more about
our new Alien Autopsy red herring. I already know from a few
questions I asked Spyros, through Philip, that Spyros didn't
create or direct the AA footage. He failed this simple test, so
I know he's a fake and fraud. If he were the director, he would
have had answers for the questions I asked. He didn't, therefore
he wasn't involved in the filming or cutting, or direction. He
and Humphreys may have worked together, even on an alien film,
but it didn't result in the AA footage. Ed


Magic Circle Wrapped In A Cloak Of Intrigue And Mystery Over
Expulsion Of Outspoken 'Mind Reader'
By Oliver Duff
Published: 17 September 2005

It is wands at dawn in that most secretive of societies, the
Magic Circle, where the world's finest conjurors are embroiled
in their biggest bust-up yet.

The tale of alleged betrayal and brazen double-bluff revolves
around one Spyros Melaris, a "mind reader" who was last year
controversially asked to collect his top hat and rabbit and
close the door behind him. He refused to quit, insisting that he
was a whistle-blower on dirty tricks at the highest level.

The membership is divided over his eviction and he is
threatening to resolve it in court.

The events have sparked a row over the future of the Circle,
which some say is run by an elitist, tyrannical clique and
"lodged in the 1950s".

The Circle is adamant that Mr Melaris, 46, was expelled for "bad
behaviour", but he insists it was for calling time on the former
esident, Michael Bailey, and his friends. Mr Melaris drew
attention to a potential conflict of interest - the Circle
museum's curator, John Fisher, a friend of the late Tommy
Cooper, is also a leading collector of magic memorabilia - and
accused Mr Bailey of abusing his position to get re-elected.

Mr Melaris was voted out by a sizeable majority of the Circle
ouncil's members in May last year, for his "unfounded" claims -
a decision upheld by almost three-quarters of the global
membership, which includes the Prince of Wales.

But he has support from a number of senior magicians, including
Ali Bongo, who was behind Paul Daniels' successful 1980s
television show. Several hundred members turned up at an
emergency meeting to show their support.

He now plans to sue 14 members of the council for breaching his
"human right to a fair trial" and "bad-mouthing" him in a letter
to the membership. His lawyers expect to serve papers later this

"All I've ever done is love the Magic Circle and be a generous,
popular member," he said. "Everyone knows it's been a travesty
of justice. I will not go down in history as doing something
wrong and getting kicked out.

"They don't think I'll do it; I've been told they're calling my
bluff. But we're in the process of issuing writs to each member
who signed the letter." He wants a retraction and reinstatement.

One of his supporters, Jack Delvin, 73, a council member, said
Mr Melaris had been thrown out for asking a lot of questions.
"Two or three [council members] ... have gone too far over the
top in trying to keep power. It was far from a unanimous
decision to throw him out. He was badly treated," Mr Delvin

Bongo, then a council member, said: "I didn't agree or want to
be associated with what they were about to do. I hate these
splits. We all do the same hobby and profession."

Mr Bailey preferred to keep his cards close to his chest,
following the club's motto, Indocilis privata loqui, (not apt to
disclose secrets), to the word.

He said: "The behaviour was so bad; it was the passing of
unfounded rumours which affected a number of people on council."
He added that there was "absolutely no chance" of Mr Melaris
being let back in: "No. He has produced the worst kind of
behaviour the society has seen in its history."

Many members disagree, however, and some are questioning the
Circle's future. "They try to sack members they don't like, who
tell the truth or get in the way of their grand plan, [which is]
to continuously look back on the glorious days of the 1950s and
hang on to the power they have to massage their pathetic egos,"
one senior magician said.

"Look around the membership and count the number of black faces,
women, working-class people ... They have a rigid dress code and
wonder why young people don't turn up. There are problems with
prejudice and intolerance. "Someone needs to rattle the bars of
their cage. They don't own the club."

100 years of secret tricks

And this:

Waterfall Studios is an impressive TV production facility in
London's White City, just round the back of the BBC. They can do
everything, and they do it well. It's run by my good mate
Spyros, who I happen to think may be as mad as King Mad of Mad
Land on Let's Be Madder Than Ever day. That's just one of the
reasons I like him. However, he knows his business, runs a very
impressive Studio, has assembled a great team, and delivers
outstanding results. He and everyone at Waterfall have never let
a client down yet, and aren't going to start now. You'll
probably find they actually care more about the success of your
project than you do, because that's the sort of people they are.
They handle projects ranging from the very small to the very oh-
my-freaking-Zeus big, and that's the way they like it. Give
Spyros a call and tell him from me he needs a shave. (Waterfall
Studios, +44 (0) 20 8746 2000, www.waterfall-studios.com, or the
man himself spiz.nul-studios.com).





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