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Re: Questions for Abductees

From: clark@canby.mn.frontiercomm.net [Jerome Clark]
Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 18:11:53 PST
Fwd Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 01:09:33 -0500
Subject: Re: Questions for Abductees

> > Strangeness.  Suffice it to say Peter is an educated John Keel,
> > except with rose-colored glasses and a pleasant personality.
> > Keel even confided to me once that Peter was going to carry on
> > his work.

> I would have to say that puts him in good company. It is my
> considered opinion that it is from the minds of John Keel and Dr.
> J. Vallee that the most enlightening concepts in regards to these
> phenomena have come. Most others are mere legends within their
> own minds in my humble opinion.

Clarke,

Thanks for an interesting post.  I respect your experiences
and the conclusions you draw from them, even if I disagree
with them.  I'm sure at least some other abductees would
also disagree.  But I haven't been in  your shoes, and I'm
not about to tell you what to think about what's happened
to you.

I will say, however, that from just about any point of view,
Keel and Vallee have shed far more darkness than light on
ufology's many vexing questions. Demonologist Keel has a
great 13th-century mind, and Vallee is incoherent when he
isn't being paranoia-addled, and vice versa.  I urge you to
read my essay on "Paranormal and Occult Theories about
UFOs" in my just-published (and available at your local
bookstore) trade paperback The UFO Book, or the much-
extended discussions to appear in the second edition of my
UFO Encyclopedia (due out in January 1998).

That aside, I'm glad to have your insights.  Let's hope that when
this all gets sorted out, we'll all be the wiser.

Best wishes,

Jerry Clark



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