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Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Sat, 7 Jan 2012 17:49:45 -0000
Archived: Sun, 08 Jan 2012 18:29:03 -0500
Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study

>From: John Harney <magonia.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Fri, 6 Jan 2012 20:17:17 -0000
>Subject: Re: Participation In Psychology Dissertation Study


>This study is obviously about what people do or do not believe
>about UFO reports, which seems a perfectly reasonable idea to
>me. I can't express any opinion about whether it is likely to be
>useful or not, as I have not seen the questionnaire and, unlike
>Jerry and Ray, I find it rather difficult to pass judgement on
>something without knowing all the relevant details.

John, a harsher person than me would say those are weasel words
(deceptive euphemisms), as we can see by looking at the original


"Request for participation in Psychology dissertation study
(University of Northampton) on UFO belief

Participants are requested for a Psychology dissertation
research study, exploring how our beliefs affect the way we
process new information.

This is a new study which will hopefully develop further
understanding in UFO belief, specifically with regard to some
UFOs having an extraterrestrial cause. Whether you believe, are
sceptical, or are unsure.this study is for you!"


Clearly the psychologists wanted three easily-labelled cohorts:
'believers' 'skeptics' and waverers. It's also clear that the
'investigation' was not at all interested in actual UFO evidence
or its credibility.

If it had been, we could all recommend available documented

UFO: Black Box UFOs


Out of the Blue: UFO Documentary


Fastwalkers - UFO Documentary


UFO The Greatest Story Ever Denied


and many more official recordings at:


So no John, sadly it looks like the psychologists are playing the
same game as the Gov't psychiatrist during the sighting described

US Navy pilot Commander Graham Bethune's encounter with a 300ft
discoid UFO in 1951 on the way back from a classified mission to
Iceland: "We had 31 people on board and a psychiatrist, we all
witnessed it".


To paraphrase  him, in a more relaxed interview he told how he
went back into the passenger compartment, where all the
passengers (bar one) were glued to the (starboard?) windows,
watching the UFO which was still pacing the aircraft. Knowing
the importance of the psychiatrist passenger Bethune went down
the aisle to his seat at the back of the aircraft.

"Did you see it?" he asked. The psychiatrist replied -
"Everybody saw it - but I didn't look - I don't believe in such
things" with a conspiratorial smile. I.e. - he was strongly
hinting: "They'll try to say you're crazy".

Such is the hypocrisy (and schizophrenia) of most of our western
scientific community - as you can see from some of the videos


Ray D

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