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Re: In Memoriam James W. Moseley 1931-2012

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:34:41 -0500
Archived: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:36:46 -0500
Subject: Re: In Memoriam James W. Moseley 1931-2012


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:37:50 -0600
>Subject: Re: In Memoriam James W. Moseley 1931-2012

>>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 18 Nov 2012 08:44:02 -0500
>>Subject: Re: In Memoriam James W. Moseley 1931-2012

>>>From: Gene Steinberg <gene.nul>
>>>To: post.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
>>sure.

>Steve,

>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.


Hi Jerry,

I certainly stand corrected, and it's sad to see many voices
being silenced by time.


Steve




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