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Re: Abductions & Ufology

From: Wendy Connors <FadedDiscs.nul>
Date: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 08:49:52 -0700
Archived: Fri, 22 Nov 2002 08:19:46 -0500
Subject: Re: Abductions & Ufology


>From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
>To: UFO Updates <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 13:53:49 -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

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

>>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.

>>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.

>Groan... Et tu Wendy? Et tu?

<snip>

Hi John,

Yeah, I'm afraid so, John. It is not a reflection on you nor
other abductees. Rather, it is a reflection of this old
researcher who has been around the block more times than I care
to count (or remember).

Let's just say I'm maintaining legitimate skepticism regarding
the abduction scenario within Ufology from the position that
very little evidence, circumstantial or empirical, shows that
the alien abduction scene is as large as proclaimed or as urgent
as proclaimed. I just feel that the alien abduction scenario it
is not the center of Ufological (crypto-aeronautics) research.
It is certainly a bona fide area of research, but not that which
Ufology is derived, nor driven.

However, from a rational standpoint, I accept that some abductee
cases are legitimate, such as yours and deserves serious study
and research. I believe you had such an experience. You have,
with your acumen and common sense, gave me absolutely no reason
to doubt you or that your experience was real to you. But, like
Jan, I don't know what to do at this point or where to take the
alien abduction scenario as far as research.

Having almost 50 years in this field I have some core beliefs.
First and foremost is that the UFO phenomena is real and
presents a challenge to human understanding. That the phenomena
has always been in flux and that the phenomena is a valid
scientific endeavor. But, there is absolutely no evidence that
proves UFOs are extraterrestrial, interdimensional, etc. at this
moment in time. To believe otherwise is to default on keeping an
open mind in the course of study and research.

At the present time the abduction scenario is much like the old
Contactee position of the 1950s. Yet, different in many
respects. It is hard to get a handle on what the abduction
scenario signals in many aspects as it applies to Ufology in the
purest sense.

I don't dismiss the alien abduction scenario outright. I find it
a challenge, interesting and disturbing in its complexity.
However, beyond that I just won't take the next step to believe
blindly many of the claims being made as to hybidization,
intergalactic war between Raelians and the like. I'm being
pragmatic here, John. I will not make leaps to reach a
conclusion. I certainly speculate, as shown in my research, but
that speculation is always arrived at through thorough
documentation that leads credence to such speculation.


Wendy Connors


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