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Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Chapman

From: Mary Chapman <alfie107.nul>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 14:33:37 -0800
Fwd Date: Mon, 02 Feb 2004 10:09:59 -0500
Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph - Chapman

>From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 15:15:10 -0500
>Subject: Re: Whittlesea Australia UFO Photograph


>Sadly, no, we will probably never know the truth about the
>Whittlesea photo. Thanks to *amateurs with an Internet soapbox
>we can all look forward to having ever more obstacles to

>When this List first started it was closed to all save people
>who had a 'legitimate' connection to the phenomenon. ie;
>research people, investigators, their witnesses etc. Don't get
>me wrong, I love the richness that the influx of voices, ideas,
>and theories that manifested when EBK opened the List to the
>public. It's just that in order to gain the benefits of an 'open
>List', the price paid was an increase in static noise from
>'armchair' amateurs with Internet access, some software, a book
>to sell, a website to promote and two cents worth of very
>personal theories and opinions.

>So far the diversity gained has been worth the price. I just
>pine for the old days from time to time is all. ;)


I completely understand your desire to go back to the old days
when this List was more private. Honestly I do! But speaking
from an 'outsider's' or 'public' viewpoint, I want to personally
thank you and your team for opening it up to us.

There _are_ a plethora of interested bystanders who are
benefitted by you and your colleagues' ideas and expertise on
the subjects presented here. Believe me, I among many (IMHO)
value the information we glean from this List. You all have
brought the UFO 'phenom' to a higher standard of possibility,
probability, and believability... again IMHO!

I imagine for those of us who have no expertise, but who _do_
have experiences with UFOs, whether that be sightings and/or
visitations, a List like this brings comfort in a way. Comfort
because you all seem to be intelligent and probing 'warriors'
who bring us little people up a notch by your honest inquiry
about the 'Unknown'! You want to know what _we_ want to know,
and you are not afraid to lead the quest into our future.

I just wanted to commend you and _thank_you_ for all your
efforts here on UFO UpDates! Keep on keeping on! You _are_

Mary Chapman

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