From: Bruce Maccabee <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 18:28:42 -0400 Fwd Date: Mon, 10 Jun 2002 22:49:49 -0400 Subject: Re: Kreskin UFOs A Hoax - But Why? - Maccabee >From: Larry Hatch <email@example.com> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <firstname.lastname@example.org> >Date: Sun, 09 Jun 2002 13:50:27 -0700 >Subject: Re: Kreskin UFOs A Hoax - But Why? >>From: Dave Haith <email@example.com> >>To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> >>Date: Sun, 9 Jun 2002 01:20:17 +0100 >>Subject: Kreskin UFOs A Hoax - But Why? >>So what was the Kreskin UFO hoax all about?> >>Kreskin ends up looking stupid and irresponsible and he's >>$50,000 dollars out of pocket - that's if he really does donate >>the money to a charity. So what has he really gained? >>Why on earth should a man risk his professional reputation for >>absolutely no benefit and much loss? >Even Art Bell was asking the same thing: Why? >I sure don't know, but there must be at least two reasons: a >good one, and the real one. I think it is distinctly ;possible... or probable/... that Kreskin thought the group of UFO believers would be so gullible as to see things that weren't there. In other words, he assumed the people would be so subject to suggestion ("suggestible") that all he had to do was "gesture hypnotically" (as Mandrake the Magician of years ago!!) and "presto"... there would be saucers for all or many to see. The fact that the number of "sightings" was few is a testament to the reality checking of most human beings. So maybe Kreskin's experiment provides us with some information we didn't have before.
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