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Re: Witness Frustration - Boone

From: Greg Boone <Evolbaby.nul>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 11:03:15 EST
Fwd Date: Sun, 01 Feb 2004 12:47:39 -0500
Subject: Re: Witness Frustration - Boone

>From: Stan Friedman <fsphys.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Sat, 31 Jan 2004 16:27:03 -0400
>Subject: Re: Witness Frustration

>>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.


This fear of ridicule issue is the most powerful force in human
existence I dread!

It's so strong people will kill others and themselves because of
it. Yet these same people will go to a sports arena, wear a
giant 'cheese' hat, scrawl 'your team bites' on their bare beer
bellies whilst appearing on international television! Yet that's
because they're just 'kidding around'.

Acceptance of the group. Teasing, taunting. Many a war has
started over this foolishness. I remember in anthropology class
in college the average age of humans throughout history was late
teens to twenty somethings. Makes sense.

What really cracks me up is one will watch any disaster
situation on the news and some fellow will inevitably stand up
before a camera, strewn wreckage all about him and state how he
escaped the carnage due to some deity or 'wee folk' or some
'Wishnick' he had tied around his rear view mirror.

Yet if he'd said a corporeal non-human entity he suspects or
declared was from another planet was responsible he'd be carted
off to the nearest psychiatric facility.

Reality and sanity are based not on perception but by what's
comfortable by the powers that be and the masses follow.

Buck that trend and you're dropped off on the island of Patmos.



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