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Re: New Year Agenda - Ledger

From: Don Ledger <dledger@ns.sympatico.ca>
Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 19:33:53 -0400
Fwd Date: Tue, 01 Jan 2002 10:10:49 -0500
Subject: Re: New Year Agenda - Ledger

 >Date: Mon, 31 Dec 2001 11:28:04 -0600
 >Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >From: Dennis Stacy <dstacy@texas.net>
 >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>

 >>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99@hotmail.com>
 >>To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >>Subject: Re: New Year Agenda
 >>Date: Sun, 30 Dec 2001 17:33:01 +0000

 ><Big ol' snip>


 >I'll keep my remarks as brief and cheery-minded as possible.

 >You've called for an open, objective investigation of Roswell.
 >(With which I concur.)

 >I assume that means that each witness is to be analyzed and
 >weighed with the same set of scales.

 >So when I use Kent Lorenzo as an example, it's not to suggest
 >that one Roswell witness who claims nothing untoward happened
 >there should trump two who claimed a spaceship with little
 >bodies crashed. It's to ask where Lorenzo is in all the books,
 >monologues, and videotaped interviews ufology has made over the
 >last several years. Where are all the other eyewitnesses
 >interviewed by Roswell investigators who had nothing
 >extraordinary to say about it?

 >Where, in other words, is the vaunted objectivity and balance?

 >I realize that "Roswell Witness Says Absolutely Nothing
 >Happened!" doesn't make for much of a headline; but if that's
 >truly half of the story, I sure haven't seen it promoted that
 >way in most of the Roswell material I've read and looked at.

 >How many other Roswell witnesses haven't been heard from because
 >they didn't have any tale to tell? Lorenzo was, I believe, the
 >second commanding medical officer at the hospital at the time.
 >Had bodies been brought in, he would almost undoubtedly have
 >been aware of them.

 >As near as I can tell, however, Roswell investigators have yet
 >to beat a path to his door.

 >Kent Jeffrey's long report may indeed have had its flaws. But
 >when he says he talked to a number of 509th veterans who said
 >nothing untoward took place, I have to take him at his word. Did
 >fellow ufologists ask him who his contacts were so they could
 >conduct follow up interviews? Or was he effectively hounded out
 >of the field?

 >Ufology's track record on Roswell is pretty self-evident: you
 >can do almost anything and remain a member in good standing -
 >just don't criticize Roswell.

The only problem I have with the above Dennis is that suppose
this had been a mass murder during a bank holdup in Roswell.
There were ten people in the bank and 3 holdup men. Six people
were killed in the bank. The three robbers escaped into the
street and were seen by 4 witnesses. Subsequently during a
massive shootout down the road with the police - or more likely
the sheriff and his deputies - the three robbers were killed.
It's reported in the paper - carried on the radio news - mass
murders and a big shootout.

Years later the case still fascinates writers and criminalogists
due to the bizzare and intensive circumstances. Other than
getting a little local color and reactions to this terrible
crime from those who were not witnesses to the event - does it
mean because they were not interviewed extensively by the
writers and criminologists that there would not be a balanced
analysis done of why it happened and what happened?

I'm not sure I see the value here. Taken to its logical
extension would this then mean that the robbery and killing of
the bank people and the crooks did not happen because most of
the townspeople didn't see it happen?

Roswell is certainly interesting if for the singular reason that
it seems to piss so many people off-both pro and con. I'm happy
right here on the fence.

Regards and a Happy New Year everyone,

Don Ledger

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