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Re: Abductions & Ufology

From: Sean Jones <tedric.nul>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 07:53:48 +0000
Archived: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 08:18:10 -0500
Subject: Re: Abductions & Ufology

>From: Wendy Connors <FadedDiscs.nul>
>To: UFO Updates <UFOUpdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 06:54:13 -0700
>Subject: Re: Abductions & Ufology

Good Morning Wendy, Jan, John, etc.

>I guess I better step into this mine field because I mostly, but
>not completely, agree with Jan Aldrich regarding the Abduction

>Like Jan, I don't exactly know what to do with the abduction
>scenarios within Ufology either, but it appears to be a part of
>Ufology. However, like Jan, I don't think it is the centerpiece
>of Ufology as it is being presented today. Of course I
>completely reject crop circles as being part of Ufology too.

>I do pay attention to this facet of Ufology, but have just as
>many problems with it as other areas. There are several cases
>that trouble me, athough I certainly believe the sincerity
>expressed by a few abductees, but that doesn't count for much as
>far as empirical evidence is concerned. The cases that make me
>take notice and a closer look are not the abductions from the
>bedroom, but those that occur when a person(s) observe a UFO at
>close quarters while still conscious and active, then abducted
>and taken into the UFO.

>Like Jan, my mind is open, but so far I have to agree with him.
>Very little of the current abduction scenario seem to fit the
>framework of Ufology. Some cases certainly, but not as many as
>the statistics being forwarded really suggest.

I would like to add a big "Amen" to all of the above. It is a
pity I couldn't do it to the last paragraph because I don't know
Jan personally, but I fully respect what Wendy says.

>Not really a defense of Jan's position, but for what it's worth,
>I know Jan personally. We've spend a lot of time together in
>research and socializing. He's a pretty pragmatic guy. Honest to
>a fault and even though we've had some pretty hot discussions as
>to our own outlooks on Ufology over the years, he's one of the
>good guys in Ufology who wears a white hat and challenges all of
>us to think and rethink.

>Hang in there, Jan. You're not alone.

The _only_ thing that I could possibly add to the whole
argument/discussion is that the abduction phenomenon is a
_predominantly_ American thing.

Yes it _occurs_ around the world, but a good majority of the
cases happen in the good ole US of A.


   In an infinite universe, infinitely anything is possible.
                        Sean Jones

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