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Re: Fewer Abductions? - Hall

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99@hotmail.com>
Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 21:34:13 +0000
Fwd Date: Mon, 03 Jun 2002 22:24:52 -0400
Subject: Re: Fewer Abductions? - Hall

 >Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 16:29:43 -0400
 >To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
 >From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic@verizon.net>
 >Subject: Fewer Abductions?

 >Have the 'Bugs' finally collected enough human DNA?

 >Are the "aliens" through with us?

 >Has 'Phase Two' of whatever the hell it is 'They' are up to been

 >Speculative and admittedly frivolous questions, but important
 >ones nonetheless based on the following:

 >For seven years I have maintained a busy/popular UFO abduction
 >related website. (Abduction Information Center) Because of that,
 >my past association with Budd Hopkins and NOVA, I have always
 >received (unsolicited) abduction reports from people all over
 >the world.

 >During Saturday night's segment of SDI, Mark Rodeghier of CUFOS
 >remarked that the number of abduction reports have been down
 >and continuously declining over the last few years.

 >I agree with him.

 >The number of reports that I receive directly has gone from a
 >whopping five to fifteen reports a _day_ to maybe one or two
 >a week. Mind the fact that the number of daily/weekly 'hits'
 >to the website has steadily increased over the years. (Averaging
 >out at about 17,000  hits per month - according to the most
 >recent stats from the Virtually Strange Network Website.)

 >When added to the fact that my own 'public exposure' has
 >increased dramatically because of my involvement/regular
 >appearances on SDI - easier accessibility by the public - the
 >dramatic drop in the number of abduction reports that myself and
 >others are receiving becomes meaningful and possibly


 >I just wanted to corroborate the statement made by Mark on SDI
 >that the number of abduction reports received by CUFOS has
 >dropped. That it is reflected in the stats of my own data
 >collection as well. It all 'could' mean something important.
 >What that meaning is, is 'una cosa' that maybe we all need to
 >look into and discuss among ourselves. What does this drop in
 >'new' abduction reports signify?

 >Comments/observations welcome.


Since I have been involved for more decades than I care to
admit, let me say that I have observed cycles of reporting and
non-reporting on UFOs in general, that largely depend on what is
going on at the time in regard to public acceptance, news
reporting, etc. When witnesses feel comfortable about reporting,
they report. When they don't, they don't.

When the University of Colorado announced its study, an
astounding number of "secret college" types came out of the
woodwork. When that study collapsed, everyone went underground
again. I strongly suspect that something similar is going on in
re: abductions. Why report it if you will only be exploited by
PBS, skewered by CSICOP, misrepresented or abused by people
whose interest is more economic and less than truth-seeking?

Riddle me that, Joker.

Keep up the good work, my friend.

  - Dick

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