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Re: Ufologists Defiled?

From: Bill Chalker <bill_c.nul>
Date: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 01:31:55 +1000
Archived: Sat, 22 Sep 2007 09:43:10 -0400
Subject: Re: Ufologists Defiled?

>From: Richard Hall <dh12.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 19:09:15 -0400
>Subject: Re: Ufologists Defiled?

>>From: Bill Chalker <bill_c.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Thu, 20 Sep 2007 15:27:22 +1000
>>Subject: Ufologists Defiled?

>>I have posted an article, Ufologists Defiled? at:


>>which discusses aspect of an ASIO file on Australian ufologists.

>>See also:


>>ASIO is Australia's domestic spy service.


>This should be a clue to the conspiracy theorists that
>governments (yours and mine and no doubt others) rather than
>deliberately concealing vast secrets, for the most part don't
>have any idea about UFOs (there are a few exceptions to this),
>and consider people who take UFOs seriously to be rather nutty.
>I would welcome an article from you summarizing this information
>for my Journal of UFO History.

Hi Dick,

I would be happy to do something on this theme for your Journal
of UFO History. Thanks for the copy of the latest with your
dialogue with me. The history of our subject, in all its
manifestations, is a fascinating and worthy topic.

My main point of my article can be best seen in its conclusion:
"Ufologists defiled? They were like so many other people with
diverse interests simply travelling through the distorted lens
of a "sub rosa" perspective, defiled by the misplaced paranoia
of the times." The reality or otherwise of UFOs was seldom a key
factor driving the monitoring of ufologists by intelligence
groups. Sure there are situations that suggest the contrary
view, but they seem outweighed by the negative view. While some
ufologists clearly had extreme or bizarre views, many more,
perhaps most, "were basically good people from a broad range of
backgrounds, united in a fascination for the UFO/flying saucer



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