From: Isaac Koi <isaackoi.nul> Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 23:53:53 +0100 Archived: Tue, 08 May 2012 01:41:48 -0400 Subject: Rendlesham Forum Archive Dilemma Some of the members of this List will have been familiar with the public Rendlesham discussion forum that was online at Rendlesham-Incident.co.uk until last year. Members included Ian Ridpath, John Burroughs and many others (including several witnesses, or purported witnesses, that posted detailed accounts and answered various questions). I've obtained a copy of the relatively large and interesting archive of posts to that discussion forum (with thanks to "Daniel" of that forum) and spent quite a bit of time during the last week converting those posts to PDF format to make them easier to search and reducing the file size of the archive. Before making that archive available online, I've been trying, without any success, to get in touch with the person that set up that forum when he was in school (before he out-grew all this UFO business...). He posted as "Admin" on that forum and as "JH" on at least one other forum. I've posted messages for him on various groups and Facebook pages devoted to discussion of the Rendlesham Forest Incident, including the Justice Facebook page, the Lone Ranger Facebook page, and the ASSAP Rendlesham Facebook page. I've been supplied with two relevant email addresses, but the email addresses "JH" used to use no longer seem to be active. "JH" doesn't seem to have remained in touch with any of the Rendlesham researchers or witnesses. His posts on the old forum indicated that he had lost interest in the Rendlesham incident some time ago. "JH" clearly favoured the archive being preserved. I think it is fairly clear from his posts (as "Admin") when deactivating that forum (due to the costs involved) he would be in favour of the archive being shared freely online. In the thread entitled "'Goodbye' - the forum's fate - Important", he indicated that he was keen for members to download a copy of the posts on the forum. He also posted in a separate discussion in January 2009 indicating his doubts about his website's future, but commented that "There's no way I will let a wealth of information go to waste". I have uploaded the relevant two discussions to the link below so that other members of this List can form their own view on this issue: http://minus.com/mjkQARXjk/ If anyone thinks I should nonetheless refrain from posting the archive unless and until I have explicit permission from "JH" (which, it seems, it may be impossible to obtain), please let me know. I find this situation a rather difficult dilemma. On the one hand, I fear that an inability to search that archive of material will result in even more reinvention of the wheel within ufology, particularly in relation to the Rendlesham Forest Incident(s). On the other hand, I am somewhat uncomfortable making the archive available online without hearing from "JH". Obviously, I'd much prefer to contact "JH" before putting the archive online. Does anyone on this List know "JH"? If so, could you let me have an email address or simply forward the email below and ask him to send any response to me at: isaackoi.nul [Email for "Admin"/"JH" begins] Hi "Admin"/"JH", I am a barrister in England with an interest in various issues relating to reports of "UFOs" and have written various items online about such issues, including the following: http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread730972/pg1 http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread736264/pg1 http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread689049/pg1 I think it is a shame that posts to your forum (which used to be at Rendlesham-incident.co.uk) are largely no longer available online. I fear that an inability to search that archive of material will result in even more reinvention of the wheel within ufology, particularly in relation to the Rendlesham Forest Incident(s). One of the old members of your forum, "Daniel", has recently kindly taken the time to provide me with a copy of the archives of the posts to that forum. During the last week, I have already found the archive very useful and have converted most of its contents to PDF format to make it easier to access and search (as I have done with the archives of various other UFO email discussion Lists, including UFO Updates, Project 1947, Current Encounters and others). I have uploaded the archive supplied by Daniel to a private folder on a free file storage website, at the link below: [LINK NOT INCLUDED IN PUBLIC POSTING] That archive of posts to your forum can only be accessed using this link. Do you mind if I share this link on public UFO discussion forums? From your final posts on your forum in the thread entitled "'Goodbye' - the forum's fate - Important", I understand that you were keen for members to download a copy of the posts on the forum and I presume that sharing the above link to the archive will be fine with you. I think many other people interested in the Rendlesham Forest Incident may find it useful to have a copy of the archive. It is one of a limited number of forums on which skeptics and pro-ETH ufologists had, generally, civil exchanges. I will, of course, immediately delete the PDF file from the file storage website if you would like me to do so. All the best, Isaac Koi [Email for "Admin"/"JH" ends] 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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