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Re: Questions for Abductees

From: William.Hamilton@pcsmail.pcshs.com
Date: 29 Oct 1997 15:03:08 UT
Fwd Date: Thu, 30 Oct 1997 08:10:36 -0500
Subject: Re: Questions for Abductees


>From: clark@canby.mn.frontiercomm.net [Jerome Clark}
>Date: Tue, 28 Oct 1997 11:35:07 PST
>To: updates@globalserve.net
>Subject: RE: UFO UpDate: Re: Questions for Abductees


>> From: "Clarke Hathaway" <earthwrk@doitnow.com>
>> To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
>> Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Re: Questions for Abductees
>> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 18:19:24 -0700

> > From: clark@canby.mn.frontiercomm.net [Jerome Clark]
> > Date: Sun, 26 Oct 1997 18:11:53 PST
> > To: updates@globalserve.net
> > Subject: RE: UFO UpDate: Re: Questions for Abductees


> > 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).

> I have a great amount of difficulty with the E.T. hypothesis. I
> find that there is little if anything to support it. Appreciate
> Vallee or not, he is correct when he infers that the UFO question
> is not one which science is equipped to solve. Having a limited
> military intelligence background, I can appreciate it when he
> states that it is an Intelligence problem.

>In fact, there is a great deal to support the ETH.  So far it is
>the most reasonable -- or, as Michael Swords has it, "natural" --
>provisional hypothesis which seeks to explain the hard-core
>evidence: i.e., the stuff that emerges from CE2s, independently
>and multiply witnessed cases, and so on.  I urge you to read
>Swords' "Extraterrestrial Hypothesis and Science" which is
>included in my new book (pages 188-99). If you read the SETI
>literature, you'll be surprised at how much state-of-the-art
>thinking and speculation is consistent with what UFO witnesses
>report -- though nearly all SETI people want nothing to do with
>UFOs.  (At least one -- John L. Casti -- has, however, sheepishly
conceded the similarities.)

I have to agree with Jerry Clark here as far as hard core CE2 and
some CE3 sightings.  The strength of ETH is increasing with new
discoveries.  NASA has now instituted a search for earth-like
planets orbiting other stars.  NASA's breakthrough physics
program is a creative attempt to find means of fast travel to the
stars even entertaining speculative, but grounded hypothesis on
FTL (faster- than-light) travel.  Each new advance in science and
technology gives credence to the idea that ETs can come here from
out there. The UFO phenomena is not something beyond the reach of
scientific study.  There has been little scientific effort or
commitment to such a study.

I would also leave room for extraordinary vehicles and beings
that could enter our familiar physical world from
extradimensional worlds. The very idea of other-dimensional
worlds and parallel universes has been the subject of much
creative speculation among physicists as well as a recent spate
of interest in time travel.  Perhaps some of what is being labled
as UFO phenomena has an extradimensional flavor to it.  However,
Vallee seems to want to lump all UFO phenomena into this category
while others are willing to embrace both the ETH and
extradimensional origin hypothesis as a possiblity.

There are those, of course, who will believe these hypotheses to
be far too exotic for their tastes and will continue to seek
mundane solutions for extraordinary phenomena.

Sincerely,

Bill Hamilton




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