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Re: High School UFO Teaching

From: "Blair Cummins" <ufoblair@hotmail.com>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 1997 18:56:58 PDT
Fwd Date: Fri, 17 Oct 1997 01:19:06 -0400
Subject: Re: High School UFO Teaching

>From: brazel@webtv.net (Clint Stone)
>Date: Wed, 15 Oct 1997 18:34:52 -0500
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: High School UFO Teaching

>Hey Errol, Mr. Washington, and all--

>     I am out on a limb. I was asked today, by my Astronomy
>teacher, if I could bring in some videos, magazines, books, etc.
>to help us along on our studies in the unit of extraterrestrial
>life. Since I am the "UFO guy" of the class, everyone knows that
>I'll pass with flying colors.

>     The truth is, I am not an experienced "UFO guy". I am afraid
>that I won't expose them to enough (or the right) information to
>get them interested. Could someone please calm me down, or tell
>me what to do.

>Thanks,

>Clint Stone
>ASD Ky/MUFON


Clint -

My name is Blair Cummins.  I am a 16 year-old "UFO guy".  In response to
your email, I have a few suggestions.  If your Astronomy Club wants you
to bring in actual stuff about UFOs, I would suggest books by Kevin D.
Randle (ie The UFO Casebook, A History of UFO Crashes, etc.), Stanton
Friedman, Allen Hynek, and other "reliable sources" (there's too many to
list here!).  In terms of magazines, I would recommend the International
UFO Reporter, MUFON Journal, or UFO Magazine.  The best way to get
people interested is to tell them about well-documented cases (like the
1948 Captain Mantell incident or the 1976 Tehran, Iran incident), not
high-strangeness cases.  A lot of people are turned away by cases that
seem "too strange".

If your club just wants the so-called "scientific stuff", Carl Sagan's
book Cosmos is a great place to start.  Astronomy magazines also
frequently carry articles about SETI and extraterrestrial life.

Well, I hope that helps.  Good luck!

Blair Cummins
ufoblair@hotmail.com


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