From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:17:55 -0500 Archived: Wed, 11 Apr 2012 11:59:35 -0400 Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold William Rhodes & Maury Island >From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 17:06:51 +0000 >Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold William Rhodes & Maury Island >>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2012 05:25:12 -0500 >>Subject: Re: Kenneth Arnold William Rhodes & Maury Island <snip> >>Arnold's naivete is painfully obvious even in his own account, >>as I remark when I wrote about Maury Island in the encyclopedia. >>It seems sadly obvious that Arnold himself was so personally >>honest that he simply lacked the necessary cynicism that would >>have protected him from the sociopathic likes of Fred Crisman. >>By the time Sanders spoke with him, Arnold was not thinking >>reasonably because he was caught up in the lies Crisman told. >>Ruppelt says something of the same in his treatment of the >>episode. >>>And, yeah, I was surprised to find out Arnold was investigating >>>Maury Island because he was being paid by Ray Palmer. Wow, who >>>knew. >>Who knew? Well, just about everybody. Arnold wrote about his >>experience as an investigator of Maury Island in the very first >>issue of Fate, published in the spring of 1948. He repeated the >>story in the 1952 book he co-wrote with Ray Palmer. He spoke >>about it at the 1976 Chicago UFO Congress which Fate sponsored. >>Arnold was naive about Palmer, too. >>>My purposes for reading the book was the role Crisman played in >>>the JFK assassination. >>And what role would that be, other than the imaginary, long- >>discredited one? >Exactly, but Thomas was scrupulous enough in his research to >track down Fred Crisman's real (as far as Thomas could >determine) work history. Oh, those sociopathic liars, the tales >they can spin. Crisman was the great grand daddy of them all. >The trouble was his lies seemed to impact events in U.S. and UFO >history. To put it mildly, I fail to see how Crisman's yarns affected American history, a subject I know something about from a lifetime's worth of fascination and reading. I know that Crisman is a popular character in some conspiracy literature, but that's not, you know, actual history. As for UFO history: a man in black appears for the first time in the modern era in the Maury Island narrative. (MIB do show up in some proto-UFO stories going back decades earlier.) I suspect that Al Bender drew on that source for his own dubious MIB story, perhaps less a hoax than a psychological episode. Jerry Clark 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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