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Re: How Did Frank Kaufman Slip Through?

From: Greg Boone <evolbaby.nul>
Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 22:54:01 -0700
Archived: Sun, 16 Sep 2007 10:02:46 -0400
Subject: Re: How Did Frank Kaufman Slip Through?

>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 15 Sep 2007 10:15:15 EDT
>Subject: Re: How Did Frank Kaufman Slip Through?

>>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 13:40:31 EDT
>>Subject: How Did Frank Kaufman Slip Through?


>>How did that happen? How did he slip through not as a minor
>>witness but a celebrated major witness? Did he falsify his
>>credentials or weren't they checked thoroughly? Did he have top
>>credentials and used them to tell his tall tales?
>Greg, List, All -

>Let's talk about Frank Kaufmann. Let's first note that he didn't
>say that he wouldn't talk until 2002 when his oath ran out. He
>talked from the first moment I interviewed him in 1990. He was
>cagey at the time, hinted that he knew quite a bit about the
>case, but was somewhat reluctant to talk about it.


>For those interested, I have posted, to my blog, this article
>along with some of the pictures and letters and documentation.
>(Or will just as soon as I can get it ready.)


Thanks Kevin Randle for the honest and rapid response.

This clears alot up regarding Kaufman. He somehow knew each
little turn to take to carry out his charade. I'm surprised you
guys didn't sue him for fraud on many levels. I see how his tale
unwound after he died but I'm sure he made some dough dishing
out his blarney.

We need, as investigators, to take those legal actions regarding
those who would fraudulently engage us. A joke is a joke, but
when it comes to time and money and good faith the laughs aren't
as funny.

He may have seen it as a way to pull someone's leg but when he
accepted money, it became a whole different ball of wax.

I had asked some lawyers many years ago regarding this. If I
recall they spelled out when a joke was one thing and fraud was
another. Best to have some attorney or two chime in here.

Making money in the UFO game has always been a challenge. Only
the movie makers and comic book guys make dough off of ETs it

I think what Kaufman did was unforgiveable considering the
untold millions who've heard his story on tv and were led down
the wrong path when they could have used their resources for
more healthy endeavors. This should go out to all who engage in
such fraud and deception in this field of research. I've told
folks who've come to me with a story or two that if they're
BS'ing they'll see me or my attornies. That there gets folks to
deciding what their next move will be. 99% of the time I get an
honest answer and that's scary.

It's high time we let people know we're no longer going to
tolerate such conduct. Especially from within the UFO community.
It's not against the law to make money from a hoax. That's the
American Way and has been propelling business since day one.

From here I'll leave it to the lawyers to follow through since
it's agin the law for me to say more in this direction.

Bottom line is the days of fraud and deception in and around
Ufology need to end yesterday.



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