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Re: SCI FI Specials On Roswell Dig & Abductions

From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
Date: Sat, 9 Nov 2002 10:25:49 -0500
Archived: Sat, 09 Nov 2002 14:33:57 -0500
Subject: Re: SCI FI Specials On Roswell Dig & Abductions


>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 22:53:53 -0500
>Subject: Re: SCI FI Specials On Roswell Dig & Abductions

>>From: Stig Agermose <stig.agermose.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Fri, 08 Nov 2002 22:46:48 +0100
>>Subject: SCI FI Specials On Roswell Dig & Abductions

>>Source: Sci Fi Channel,

>>http://www.scifi.com/scifiwire/art-main.html?2002-11/08/11.00.sfc

>>Stig

><snip>

>The SciFi's interest was demonstrated today during a four hour
>Symposium at the George Washington University in Washington DC.
>The subject of the event was "Interstellar Travel and
>Unidentified Aerial Phenomena: Science Fiction or Science Fact".
>It was moderated by Ray Suarez, a senior correspondent for "The
>NewsHour", and the speakers included Dr. Richard Henry, Dr.
>Michio Kaku, Dr. Bernard Haisch, Dr. Peter Sturrock, Dr. Jacques
>Vallee, Ted Roe and John Callahan.

>I believe that others are planning a detailed report on the
>event, so I won't attempt to provide any details. But the fact
>that this type of event, with a distinguished panel of this
>type, was sponsored by the SciFi Channel speaks well for their
>efforts.
>
>The SciFi Channel's President, Bonnie Hammer, said the cable
>network has straddled the line between science fact and science
>fiction for a decade. She hoped that the thrust of their effort
>would help to define that line more clearly, and today's event
>was a positive step.
>
>I would add that "Taken" wasn't mentioned once during the
>Symposium, and there was no effort to promote the 10 hour
>mini- series.

>Steve

>PS- It was a pleasure to have the chance to meet John Velez, who
>was one of many who had driven many miles to attend.

Hi Steve, All,

The pleasure was all mine Steve. It was great to be able to
finally, after all these years, to put faces on some of the
friends I have made on this List. I'm only sorry that we didn't
get to spend more time together afterwards.

Re: the GWU symposium.

I'll file a report on 'Strange Days... Indeed' tonight, along
with audio-clips from the conference. Despite the fact that it
was poorly attended and that media coverage was sorely lacking,
(which, as Dick Hall mentioned may have been intentional -?-) I
think it was an historic event.

The panel of scientists that was gathered there was impressive -
 to say the least. My concern all along has been that after
'Taken' airs in December all this public effort will dry up.

After seeing and hearing this group of academics 'put it on the
line' by calling for the serious investigation of the UFO
phenomenon by the members of the scientific and academic
community, not to mention that they have all put their own
careers and reputations on the chopping block, I doubt that we
are looking at a transitory disclosure effort solely intended to
hype 'Taken'.

I drove hundreds of miles to be there. To support it. I think
_everyone_ should lend as much support as they can to these
courageous scientists. If we're ever to gain access to any truth
in regard to the UFO question, these are the folks who are going
to produce/provide it.

Be sure to listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' tonight, at 23:00
Eastern, via SurferNet from:

http://www.cfrb.com

EBK will air as much of the audio I recorded as time will allow.

Regards to All, and especially to Steve Kaeser and _all_ the UFO
UpDates List members (some whose names have not been mentioned)
that I had the pleasure of meeting at the Symposium.


John Velez



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