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Conference Probes Possibility Of Life Beyond Earth

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 09:53:55 -0400
Archived: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 09:53:55 -0400
Subject: Conference Probes Possibility Of Life Beyond Earth

Source: The Vancouver Sun  - British Colulmbia, Canada


Saturday, September 15, 2007

Conference Probes Possibility Of Life Beyond Earth
By Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun

EDMONTON - A man who claims he made "contact" during an
encounter with aliens in August 1987 says abductions are
"loving, guiding" experiences.

"It took a long time for me to come to terms with it. It's not
something I like to talk about, really," Jim Moroney told a
crowd of more than 150 people Saturday at the Telus World of
Science's UFO Conference in Edmonton.

The conference marked the 60th anniversary of the alleged UFO
crash in Roswell, N.M., in 1947.

Moroney, 47, is the executive director of the Alberta UFO Study
Group and has been studying UFOs and alien-abductions for 20

He told the crowd so-called "abductions" of normal citizens are
of a benevolent nature. "I'm trying to characterize that it's a
loving, guiding experience, but that it's also extraordinarily
difficult," Moroney said. "It's that difficulty that I think
people are sometimes focusing on, rather than the other aspects.
Certainly, there are a lot of misconceptions around what's
actually happening."

Moroney said he doesn't remember much of the events that took
place the night he made contact. He recalled losing track of
time and feeling paralysed. He later underwent hypnosis therapy
to dig up memories of the event.

Moroney's speech had some UFO enthusiasts asking themselves if
they could also have been in contact with extra-terrestrials
without knowing it.

"The fact that we may not have any conscious awareness of being
visited, or being an abductee, is an interesting thought," said
Michael Nelson, 55, who was one of many attending the conference
out of curiosity.

"I wonder if it's happened to me, if it's happened to you, and
that we just can't remember it."

Some conference attendees were more interested in the scientific
aspects - space travel, alien technology and advancements in

And some didn't subscribe to Moroney's theories.

"UFOs are as probable as the reality of Atlantis, which is
slightly less probable than Bigfoot being real," said John
Roesch, 44.

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