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Re: Prosecuting UFO Hoaxers

From: Lan Fleming <lfleming6.nul>
Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 13:16:04 -0500
Archived: Thu, 27 Sep 2007 09:01:14 -0400
Subject: Re: Prosecuting UFO Hoaxers

>From: John Rimmer <j.rimmer.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 26 Sep 2007 07:20:58 +0100
>Subject: Re: Prosecuting UFO Hoaxers

>>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 25 Sep 2007 11:41:34 EDT
>>Subject: Prosecuting UFO Hoaxers

>>I'm to meet with some attorney pals and I'll bring up the
>>subject of prosecuting hoaxers and outright fraudulent UFO
>>hoaxers and scam artists.

>>I had made the mistake of thinking it was legal to perpetrate a
>>good joke but apparently it all depends on several factors.

>>Pulling someone's leg isn't against the law but when you sign
>>documents, contracts etc. stating you're telling the truth in
>>exchange for money and those documents go before the court it's
>>a different ball of wax.

>Ask them what the position is with people who make money from
>writing books which are clearly fiction but are marketed as non-

To which people are you referring? Who has been guilty of a hoax
of the magnitude, say, of the Hitler Diaries or the bogus Howard
Hughes biography in the UFO field?

I can think of some authors who've been highly selective in the
facts they choose to cite and the interpretations of the facts
that they will acknowledge as possible, including those on the
allegedly skeptical (or sceptical) side of the debate. But I
can't think of anything of significance that seemed to be a
deliberate hoax since the Lazar stuff (which was pretty soundly
debunked by Stand Friedman).

You woundn't be making another blanket accusation of all 'Pro'
UFO authors, would you?

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