From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 18:12:02 +0100 Archived: Thu, 14 Oct 2010 07:02:11 -0400 Subject: Re: Wendelle Stevens 3 Hour Interview >From: William Treurniet <wtreurniet.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 11:18:21 -0400 >Subject: Re: Wendelle Stevens 3 Hour Interview >>From: Dave Haith<visions1.nul> >>To: UFO UpDates<post.nul> >>Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 09:08:46 +0100 >>Subject: Wendelle Stevens 3 Hour Interview >>>From: Dave Haith<visions1.nul> >>>To: UFO UpDates<post.nul> >>>Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 17:58:12 +0100 >>>Subject: Wendelle Stevens 3 Hour Online Interview >>>I received the following from Norwegian film-maker Terje >>>Toftenes. >>>Dave Haith >>>New Wendelle Stevens Interview >>>The amazing 3 hour interview we did with Wendelle in his Tuscon >>>home in Nov. 2006, is this week up for free screening. >>>http://newparadigm.no/web/guest/wendell-stevens >><snip> >>I am sorry about the demise of Wendelle Stevens but in my view >>this interview represents the worst side of UFO research. >>I have watched only the first hour of unsubstantiated wild >>stories which went far beyond my 'boggle factor'. >>It's as if Stevens trawled every way-out tale on the web and >>rehashed it as truth including the SERPO exchange program. >>He tells of one guy taken by aliens to their home planet and >>assures us it must be fact because the guy is a trusted Southern >>Baptist minister! >>I'm very open to anybody's testimony however strange but no time >>did I hear the interviewer ask for any evidence from Stevens to >>back up his claims. >The interview was full of unsubstantiated information, but I >viewed it only as an indication of Steven's beliefs at the end >of his life. It was a reminder that what we think is true is >really just a distillation of various pieces of information that >we find more or less believable. >Although it would have been nice, I did not feel that the >interview was intended to prove anything. Steven's did try to >discuss physical evidence concerning the validity of Billy >Meier's photos, for example, but in the interview format it was >hard to present evidence that amounts to proof. I agree William that we all have to continually assess whether what we accept or believe is really truth or just a kind of UFO dogma we've slowly absorbed over the years. I didn't know Wendelle personally but I've just had a letter from a pal who did. Here's what he wrote - I have his permission to post it: ----- Even though dear old Wendelle died recently and one shouldn't speak ill of the dead, it must be said that he was an arch bullshitter. He was, I concede, a wonderful storyteller - and I have hours and hours of stories he recorded for me - I fear that little of what he told me bore much relation to the truth. His desire to believe even the most outrageous stories about UFOs and aliens completely overrode any critical faculty whatsoever. He was a leading supporter of Billy Meier and tales of his adventures with Semjase and the Pleiadians and that is quite definitely one of the biggest UFO frauds of all time. Maybe Terje Toftenes doesn't appreciate that this is the case? During the last 20 years that I've been going to the Ozark UFO Conference in Eureka Springs, AR, Wendelle Stevens was a regular speaker, usually having the first session on the Saturday morning. Few if any of my more critical ufologist friends ever bothered to attend Wendelle's session since we all knew this would be just another excursion into the realms of fantasy. ----- Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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