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Re: Roswell Had Victims?

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 14:49:45 -0500
Archived: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 08:47:28 -0500
Subject: Re: Roswell Had Victims?


>From: David Rudiak <DRudiak.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 02:10:35 -0800
>Subject: Re: Roswell Hhad Victims?

<snip>

>The only one of these matches that makes any possible sense in
>the context of a military telegram and Roswell is the word
>"VICTIMS". That is, unless you want to believe that Ramey was
>somehow dealing with a crisis in the capital of Lithuania
>(VILNIUS), or was dealing with something involving glass-making
>(VITRICS), or was involved somehow with the bacteria that causes
>cholera (VIBRIOS), or something lining the guts (VILLI'S), or
>maybe music (VIOLINS), or sex (VIRGINS). [VILLI'S is also the
>wrong part of speech given the grammatical context.]

>The point of this illustration is that the possible choices for
>a word are not infinite and interpreting this message isn't an
>exercise equivalent to "seeing faces in the clouds." Use of
>various forms of context weeds out a vast majority of possible
>word matches in most cases.

David-

Let me start out by stating that many of us appreciate your hard
work in this arena. It takes a certain kind of person to get
involved in this and make themselves a target for criticism from
all directions, and IMO you've raised important issues that need
to be addressed (or at least taken into account).

That being said, I believe that many of the letter
interpretations of the Ramey Memo are, indeed, like "seeing
faces in the clouds", and as long as UFO researchers perform the
interpretation there will be criticism of the effort.

A number of people have suggested a more independent (and
hopefully scientific) approach to interpretation, with this
effort performed by individuals not connected to the genre in
any way. I believe that Kevin has outlined one good
investigation scenario, and I know this has been the subject of
discussion by the FUND and CUFOS.

Whether this will take place in the near future is still up in
the air, with funding needed to pursue this effort.


Steve


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