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Re: Witness Anonymity

From: "C Hathaway & J. Presson" <earthwrk@doitnow.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 22:41:28 -0700
Fwd Date: Fri, 10 Oct 1997 21:13:53 -0400
Subject: Re: Witness Anonymity

>From: HONEYBE100@aol.com [Linda Cortile]
>Date: Thu, 9 Oct 1997 04:25:33 -0400 (EDT)
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: Re: Witness Anonymity

>>From: XianneKei@aol.com (Rebecca Schatte)
>>Date: Tue. 7 Oct. 1997 17:32:10 -0400 (EDT)
>>To: updates@globalserve.net
>>Subject: Fwd: Witness Anonymity

>Hi Errol & everyone!

>This is my last post for a couple of weeks.   {I can hear the
>cheering, Hooray!!}  <G>


[...snip trivia on Linda's hemline...]

>Rebecca wrote:

>>Do you think you could have benefitted from some advice about
>>making an appearance at a UFO Conference?  I'm not being
>>snide here.  I'm really trying to make a point.  Someone NEEDS
>>to be able to spell these kinds of things out for Abductees.
>>This is why I think that John Velez' idea of an Abductee
>>Information Center is such a good idea!  Abductees don't just need
>>support groups (support groups might not be a good idea in all
>>cases) but they do need to know the pitfalls and traps of
>>telling their story.


>I think John Velez' idea is a very good one.  There should be some
>sort of information center for abductees.  Perhaps, a leaflet could be
>printed out with all of the pitfalls and warnings, etc.  A leaflet could
>be given to each abductee at a support group meeting, or whatever.
>But the researcher would have to be willing.  If not, then a center
>should be organized.  Support group meetings, though, are very

First ONLY trained Therapists have any business running support
groups for people who have suffered trauma. NOT untrained

>>You can't expect to go around the country telling your story and
>>remain anonymous at the same time.

>But I'm not anonymous anymore and I haven't been for the last five
>years.  That's why I go to one or two conferences, every other year.
>In fact, if I didn't have my "family's anonymity" to worry about, I
>wouldn't care if my family name was public!  But I do have a family,
>and so, I want my real name to stay out of it.  Not for me, but for
>them!  "I'm just fighting for my pseudonym" not for any other type of
>anonymity.  There isn't any!

This from the woman who filmed her minor child and gave the video
to Hopkins, who gave at least one copy out without Linda's approval???

>So, I'm not complaining about my nonexistent anonymity. I'm aware
>that I'm out there. <G> The issue here, is that my son's anonymity
>came out "without his going to conferences, being on TV, going to
>support group meetings or being interviewed by the press." What has
>happened here, is a disgrace and I don't want to see it happen again
>to anyone. It's as simple as that!  I believe, a lot of abductees have
>seen these threads and have learned a very valuable lesson.

Right they will not trust Hopkins with their home made videos.

>I've been sitting here, wondering why, only a handful of people
>understood this.   Maybe I just didn't make myself clear enough.
>I don't know...but it's scary.

It is simple, you keep adding to and changing the story. You said
you had no idea how the tape got out there in the real world. Then
you say you made it gave it to Hopkins, and Hopkins gave out at
least one copy.

Seems very clear to me....and allot of other people


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