Re: In Memoriam James W. Moseley 1931-2012
From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:37:50 -0600
Archived: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:58:15 -0500
Subject: Re: In Memoriam James W. Moseley 1931-2012
>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:44:02 -0500
>Subject: Re: In Memoriam James W. Moseley 1931-2012
>>From: Gene Steinberg <gene.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 17 Nov 2012 12:49:29 -0700
>>Subject: In Memoriam James W. Moseley 1931-2012
>>I am very sad to report that Jim Moseley, UFO
>>researcher/writer/court-jester, editor of "Saucer Smear,"
>>died Friday at a Key West, FL hospital, where he was
>>undergoing treatment for cancer of the esophagus.
>>Jim was perhaps my closest friend, and the world today is a
>>much colder place for his absence.
>>I do not have any information on funeral arrangements.
>While approaching from a skeptical perspective, he was
>entertaining and will be missed. My best to his family and
>friends, and his writings will survive in numerous archives I'm
Moseley, whom I knew well and with whom I corresponded up till
the end, was not a skeptic by any definition. He thought UFOs to
be some kind of extradimensional phenomenon, and he did not like
skeptics, whom he regarded as bores and worse, all that much. He
was something of an iconoclast (in equal parts astutely and
obliviously, in my observation), but that is not the same thing
as a skeptic.
He was less interested in UFOs as such, however, than in the
social world of persons concerned, intelligently or otherwise,
with UFOs. His role in the UFO subculture cannot be captured in
a single word. And if one has to use two, It was sui generis.
I am still trying to process the news, however sadly expected,
of Jim's death. I will have more to say on his life and career
at some point. For now, I mourn the loss of a friend.
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