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Re: New Revelations On The Origins Of MJ-12

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Mon, 03 Sep 2007 14:19:38 +0000
Archived: Tue, 04 Sep 2007 07:39:27 -0400
Subject: Re: New Revelations On The Origins Of MJ-12


>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 23:57:47 +0100
>Subject: Re: New Revelations On The Origins Of MJ-12

>>From: Brad Sparks <RB47x.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 16:39:06 EDT
>>Subject: Re: New Revelations On The Origins Of MJ-12

>>>From: Gerald O'Connell <gac.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2007 15:24:54 +0100
>>>Subject: Re: New Revelations On The Origins Of MJ-12

>>>- Why in hell, if they wanted serious investigation of the MJ-
>>>12/Roswell issue, whistle-blowers wouldn't send their stuff to
>>>Len Stringfield instead of to a cast of characters who belong in
>>>a made-for-cable comedy about wannabe government agents?

>>You've got to be kidding? Stringfield? Why in hell wouldn't
>>genuine leakers (there is no wrongdoing involved so no "whistle-
>>blowing")

>I take your point as to the distinction, but I'm assuming that
>some breach of secrecy would be involved in any major
>revelation, and that this would constitute wrongdoing in the
>legal sense.

<snip>

>As for my Len Stringfield suggestion, I don't think it's at all
>wide of the mark. At the time (early eighties) he was the
>nearest thing to a crash/retrieval specialist in the field, and
>thus the obvious candidate for receipt of revelations from an
>honest source. But, on my understanding at least, Len was a
>fairly cautious individual who preferred to collect and collate
>data before forming too many conclusions - not at all the ideal
>target for anybody attempting to disseminate disinformation.

>I'm aware that this is largely supposition on my part, so it
>would be interesting to receive comments from anybody active in
>the field at that
>time who knew him.

>Gerald O'Connell

Gerald,

I knew Len Stringfield well and am still in touch with his
widow. We worked together on several cases, and I usually
critiqued drafts of his status reports for him. There is no
doubt in my mind that he was often the target of disinformation,
attempted hoaxes and the like, but also the recipient of a lot
of valid information.

He was very cautious, but to the point of being unwilling to
discard some cases that smelled to high heaven of fakery. (I
privately criticized him about this more than once and often
recommended not including certain cases in his reports, but he
erred on the side of inclusion and non-rejection).


 - Dick





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