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Re: Frank Kaufmann Exposed

From: Jan Aldrich <project1947.nul>
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 13:56:28 -0500
Archived: Thu, 28 Nov 2002 10:29:00 -0500
Subject: Re: Frank Kaufmann Exposed

>From: Kevin Randle <KRandle993.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Wed, 27 Nov 2002 12:31:44 EST
>Subject: Re: Frank Kaufmann Exposed - Randle

>>From: Brad Sparks
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 26 Nov 2002 16:47:34 EST
>>Subject: Frank Kaufmann Exposed


The Kaufmann documents have all kinds of incorrect garbage in
them which would quick show them to be fakes. However, as Kevin
points out Kaufmann would just flash these things at people and
not let them see the documents. So he got a lot of milage giving
people the impression that he had some documented proof of his
tales. He took in the Popular Mechanics magazine reporter.

The Army Air Forces did not have a Directorate of Intelligence
in July 1947. That rather stupid mistake was not committed until
shortly after the USAF came into being. So "Easley's letter,"
which clearly violates established correspondence protocols,
talked about an entity that does not exist in July 1947. As I
have said before, any clerk with a few months' experience in the
military could probably turn out fair good forgeries. Kaufmann
apparently could not, so he depended on just flashing something
that looked official.

Kaufmann never impressed me, especially his story about the
radar trackings and the explosion on the screen. This is a dizzy

However, people who had briefly seen his documents could be
impressed enough to suspend judgement on his tales. A few months
ago Kevin in a long serious of postings on "UFO Frauds"
suggested that there should be peer review of such claims. The
original idea seems to have been diverted to review famous cases
like the Mantell case, but I think the original idea to review
"insider" tales is needed in ufology.

As I have said before, it is needed, but few in ufology have the
stomach for it.

Jan Aldrich
Project 1947
P. O. Box 391
Canterbury, CT 06331
(860) 546-9135

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