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Re: Witness Frustration - Friedman

From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 16:27:03 -0400
Fwd Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 10:19:20 -0500
Subject: Re: Witness Frustration - Friedman

>From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 11:04:33 EST
>Subject: Witness Frustration

>Don't you hate it when you've got a UFO witness and they won't

>What I mean is they won't tell the authorities or the public
>what they've told you in private. You know their story is true
>as it is the lynchpin to this debacle but for some reason known
>only to the muses they won't talk.


Loads of people admit to having had sightings in a safe
circumstance such as at the end of my lecture "Flying Saucers
ARE Real". But 90% hadn't reported what they had seen.

The most common reason is "they would think I was some kind of a
nut".. also "I tried to report it to the police, or the airport,
or the radio station and they asked what I had been drinking".

Fear of ridicule is a powerful emotion.

I asked one class of about 100 students to answer (raising their
hands) with their eyes closed so they wouldn't be influenced by
their classmates. 80% thought most people didn't believe any
UFOs were alien spacecraft. But 80% of that class thought some

Our actions (reporting) are strongly influenced by our
perception of how others will respond.

Stan Friedman

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