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Re: "Sight Unseen:" Distortions and Innuendos -

From: Katharina Wilson <K_Wilson.nul>
Date: Fri, 06 Feb 2004 14:57:06 -0500
Fwd Date: Sat, 07 Feb 2004 08:49:01 -0500
Subject: Re: "Sight Unseen:" Distortions and Innuendos - Wilson

>From: Luis R. Gonzalez <lrgm.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Fri, 6 Feb 2004 10:10:45 +0100
>Subject: Re: "Sight Unseen:" Distortions and Innuendos

>>From: Katharina Wilson <K_Wilson.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Thu, 05 Feb 2004 15:43:10 -0500
>>Subject: "Sight Unseen:" Distortions and Innuendos

>>I am truly disappointed in the way my case and Hopkins' and
>>Rainey's one or two possible explanations relating to it has
>>been distorted and misquoted by some on this List.

>Sorry, Katharina, up to now I have considered you a serious
>person, even if I do not believe in the objective reality of
>your stories. I only mentioned your case, just because _you_
>wrote about it first and I wished to take advantage of your
>presence here to learn more. Remember I wrote:

>>>But, taking advantage of Katharina Wilson's presence,
>>>I would like to learn more about her "airport incident".

Okay. Going back to a few of the questions in your original or
second post: One was about wondering if the plane was even on

Yes, the plane landed on time, as I remember, we were actually a
few minutes early.

The women's restroom was right across the wide hall area as I
exited the ramp from the plane. It was basically a straight line
with approximately a 20 to 30-degree straight line path, so it
did not take long at all to reach the ladies' room.

In other words, the ladies' room was right across from where I
exited the plane, but slightly to my left.

To paraphrase: you also asked why I didn't say something louder
to other people in the restroom or why didn't I touch anyone.

I spoke to the girl in a normal voice and when she basically
ignored me, I thought it was sort of rude because I know or
thought she should have heard me.

She walked away and I basically just looked at her in disbelief.
Either she completely ignored me or she didn't hear me, which to
me, was impossible. I was almost face to face with her.

I wasn't angry enough to shout out to anyone, it's not really my
nature. I would have felt embarrassed by creating a "scene."


>Unfortunately, it seems that you cannot accept any other
>interpretation that the one you are already committed to.

My interpretation of this event is that I experienced the
phenomenon of missing time. I have no doubt of that since that
is what all of the events led me to believe. I also do not have
another term for missing an hour or so from my life, without
having any memory of being attacked, hit over the head, drugged,
kidnapped, etc.

I recall that you questioned if I had read my watch correctly:

I am sure I read my watch correctly. If I suspected that I had
not, (and had I not experienced the unusual feelings/emotions
that I did) I never would have suspected anything and I would
have never made any personal documentation of this event in my

You also seemed to make an issue of my telephoning my
husband from the airport as opposed to my hotel room as I
normally do.

I don't know what to make of that. (?) So, I called him from the
airport instead. I think I told him I would call as soon as I
got to the airport - Just in case anyone wants to know, I also
telephoned him when I got to my room.

It may have been my feelings of being panicked, perhaps I just
wanted to hear his voice? But, in my opinion, it does not have
any particular bearing on the facts of the case except for the
amount of time I was on the phone, which was not long at all,
about two or three minutes.


>>Mr. Gonzalez, could you please tell the List and me what Linda
>>Howe's "Glimpses of Other Realities" and the alleged Brazilian
>>abductions have to do with my case?

>Absolutely _nothing_. Believe me or not, I was only explaining
>why I have delayed the reading of "Sight Unseen".

>>The question is rhetorical - your innuendo is perfectly clear.

>You are reading malevolent intentions, where there is none.

The innuendo that I read into this is: Everyone else on this
List is very familiar with the alleged (now infamous) Brazilian
abduction case and Linda Howe's reporting of it and her
interpretation. It really seemed to me that you were lumping
this book into the same category as that case, which did not
turn out so well for Ms. Howe.


>I do not know what happened to you. But I cannot avoid my
>surprise. As I said at the beginning, I really considered you a
>serious and intelligent person (and before you say so, I do
>_not_ think you are hoaxing anything). So, it really surprise me
>that such an intelligent person would be unable to make a
>"reality check" at the restroom: stop and look clearly for her
>reflection in any mirror, touch anybody, etc. If what Hopkins
>wrote about your incident is precise, it really shows that you
>were far more agitated and confused that you really acknowledge.

I am a serious person (and am always trying to improve my
intelligence). Coming from the perspective of a non-abductee and
a non-abduction researcher, I can understand why you would want
a "reality check" in the bathroom.

First, I am not the kind of person who would go up and touch a
complete stranger in a bathroom.

I am not sure about seeing myself in the mirror because checking
my appearance was the last thing on my mind at that time.

And you are right, I may have been more agitated than I want to
admit, but if you could understand what it is like to have your
reality altered, it can be very unnerving - and in a public
place like an airport or an airport bathroom, it can be more
unsettling. I am not the kind of person who likes to draw
attention to myself.

Remember, I felt something was different or that perhaps this
event really started on the plane. My interest in the elderly
lady sitting in front of me is when I really think this all

For anyone who has been abducted and has conscious recall
a lot of the time, they can tell you that there is a "presence" or
a "feeling" beforehand that is sometimes felt. Sometimes one's
focus is centered on something else just prior to "them" coming.
I think that is what was occurring on the plane just as were landing.

I think you also questioned the time it took me to get to the
baggage claim area. This was perhaps the strangest part of all.

Everything I saw on my way to the baggage claim area was a
yellowish tan color. I don't really recall an escalator, but I
assumed there must have been one since I saw two levels.

This in itself is strange to me. How did I get downstairs to the
baggage claim? I don't know.

You also mentioned the number of other passengers or people

From the plane to the bathroom and inside the bathroom there
were the usual number of people one would expect after exiting a
plane and going into the bathroom.

There was the phone call and I didn't look around then - I faced
the phone.

After that, it is rather vague. There is the feeling of seeing
two levels, assuming there was an escalator, and then being very
near the baggage claim area. And, there was hardly anyone around
because everyone else had already gotten their baggage and had

I was frustrated and embarrassed at being so late and making my
host wait for me so long, so out of frustration I told her the
plane was late, etc.

As Budd said in the book, he tried to talk me into going under
hypnosis for this event and for the book, but I declined. I have
not undergone hypnosis since 1988. It's just a personal

Perhaps we would have had more information about the event, but
then, another "can of worms" would have been opened - we'd be
having a discussion about the pros and cons and 'this and that'
about the validity of hypnosis.

What you have are my conscious memories. I do not have a brain
disorder - I have had two MRIs and two CAT scans of my brain. I
don't have any psychoses - so, as I titled my journal entry
relating to this event:

"Who can help me find my missing time?"

And, please know, I did not misread my watch.

I hope people will still be interested in this book - you still
haven't heard my host's side of the story, and there are plenty
of other good cases written about in "Sight Unseen."

Katharina Wilson

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