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Re: Tracing The Flow Of The Gulf Breeze Money -

From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 14:27:40 +0000
Fwd Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 13:10:13 -0500
Subject: Re: Tracing The Flow Of The Gulf Breeze Money -


>From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 16:29:50 -0500
>Subject: Re: Tracing The Flow Of The Gulf Breeze Money

>>From: Jerry Black <gulfbreezeinfo.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Wed, 4 Feb 2004 19:13:29 -0800 (PST)
>>Subject: Tracing The Flow Of The Gulf Breeze Money

>>February 4, 2004

>>Part I.

>>.Tracing The Flow Of The Money

>>To Mr. Bruce Maccabee and other interested parties,

>>Mr. Bruce Maccabee, I've taken the time to read over your
>>response to my one hour, taped interview, concerning the Gulf
>>Breeze sightings.

>>Your replies are filled with illogical conclusions to very
>>simple events, in some cases outright lies.

>>For years, investigators inside the MUFON organization and
>>outside the MUFON organization have wondered why there was never
>>a disparaging word in print against the Ed Walters Gulf Breeze
>>sightings. In many of the journals, in your reports and other
>>investigator's reports in the MUFON organization, I cannot find
>>one disparaging word against Ed Walters's sightings or his
>>claims of abduction.

>>Early on in the investigation of the Gulf Breeze sightings, Mr.
>>Ed Walters offered to pay the MUFON organization thousands of
>>dollars to help defray the cost of the investigation of the Gulf
>>Breeze sightings. In another words, Ed Walters offered MUFON
>>money to help them investigate his own case.

>>Mr. Walt Andrus, at that time, director of the Mutual UFO
>>Network, accepted that money.

>>By accepting that money, he
>>certainly created a conflict of interest. He also did not
>>acknowledge, to the general public, that he had received
>>thousands of dollars from Mr. Ed Walters to investigate the
>>case.

>I am not aware that Andrus accepted any money from Walters. I do
>not recall anything of the sort. However, you should take this
>up with Andrus himself.

>>Several investigators in the MUFON organization including
>>your self, Mr. Bruce Maccabee, knew this information. I have
>>never heard, in the history of ufology, of a subject under
>i>nvestigation by a UFO organization, paying for his own
>>investigation.

>I didn't know about it. Perhaps you can name those who did...
>assuming it happened!

>>The agreement that Walter Andrus had with Mr. Ed Walters was the
>>money would then be given to either the Fund for UFO Research or
>>to the MUFON Organization.

>>At that point, the monies were then given to you, Mr. Bruce
>>Maccabee either from the Fund for UFO Research or directly from
>>the MUFON organization. This was done because you were one of
>>the lead investigators in the Ed Walter's Gulf Breeze sightings.

>>Mr. Bruce Maccabee, you have said, for the past twelve years you
>>never received any monies from Ed Walters, other than the
>>eighteen thousand dollars for your part in writing a chapter in
>>his book. However, you did receive, as I stated early, thousands
>>of dollars, some saying as much as twenty thousand dollars from
>>the Fund for UFO Research or the MUFON organization, which was
>>donated to them by Mr. Ed Walters.

>>So no matter how you look at it Mr. Maccabee, the money came
>>from Mr. Ed. Walters pocket.

>>You neglected to tell people about the thousands of dollars you
>>received from one of those two organizations. This explains why
>>every time Ed Walters stumbled during his reporting of his
>>pictures and his abductions, you were always there to pick him
>>up. You Mr. Maccabee, were Mr. Ed Walters paid investigator. You
>>were not working for the Fund for UFO Research or the MUFON
>>organization, you sir, were working for Mr. Ed Walters.

>And You, Mr Black, have apparently become delusional.

>The Fund for UFO Research DID authorize me to expend Fund money
>to fly to Florida to investigate the case after a suggestion by
>Budd Hopkins that I should evaluate the photos. At the time
>(early February, 1988) I did not know who the photographer was
>and I was aware of only the first 5 photographs by Ed The cost
>of my plane ticket to Florida was about $300. I stayed overnight
>at the home of CHarles Flannigan, so there were no hotel
>expenses. Transportation was supplied I and mostly bought my own
>food. Hence the total amount of money paid to me by the Fund was
>about $300.

>Ed Walters never gave money to the Fund and, so far as I know,
>never gave money to MUFON, but as I said before, you'd have to
>take up the MUFON situation with Andrus (or Scheussler). I
>presume you can produce some evidence to back up your charges...
>evidence besides your own claims.

<snip>

If Ed Walters had given money to the Fund (especially in the
large sums alleged) for investigation of his photos, I certainly
would have known about it. This allegation is flatly untrue. The
Fund's financial transactions all are a matter of public record.

I am skeptical of Ed Walters and his photos, but not of Bruce
Maccabee whom I have know for 40 years since he was a young
graduate student volunteering time for NICAP. His integrity is
unquestioned. People can disagree about interpretations honestly
and honorably without having to impute dishonesty.


 - Dick Hall






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