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Re: UFOs & Fairies? - Aubeck

From: Chris Aubeck <caubeck.nul>
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 14:27:59 +0000 (GMT)
Fwd Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 12:23:32 -0500
Subject: Re: UFOs & Fairies? - Aubeck


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 13:36:05 -0600
>Fwd Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 17:55:37 -0500
>Subject: Re: UFOs & Fairies? - Clark

>>From: Nick Pope <nick.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 17:23:31 -0000
>>Subject: Re: UFOs & Fairies?

>>>From: Thiago Luiz Ticchetti <thiagolt.nul>
>>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>>Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2004 15:51:15 -0300
>>>Subject: UFOs & Fairies?

>>>I would like to know if anyone has information
>>>about the correlation between UFOs and fairies,
>>>mythology, legends,folklore and so on.


>In my opinion Vallee's writings on the alleged
>correlation between fairies and UFO occupants are
>close to worthless. I will give him credit, however,
>at least for opening the discussion.

<snip>

>I also have written on the subject, showing there are

>correlations but not in any simplistic, one-to-one
>sense. The question is not so much whether
>supernatural entities exist - an unanswerable one -
>as whether we can experience them, and how all of
>this relates to the issues ufologists confront
>(e.g., are experiences necessarily events?).

>Jerry Clark

Hi Thiago, Nick, Jerry,

While I agree with Jerry's opinion that a study of legends and
folklore, especially fairy folklore, offers deep and important
insights into the nature of anomalous experiences, I would like
to add that there most definitely _are_ important correlations
in a "one-to-one sense" that have not been dealt with by any of
the writers mentioned in this thread so far.

It should not be inferred from this that fairy folklore consists
mainly or even partly of UFO reports in disguise, but until
those more simplistic parallels Jerry refers to receive
scholarly attention I doubt very much whether any firm
conclusions can be drawn at all.

I would recommend anyone interested in pursuing this topic to
read up on African, Oceanic, Asian, South, Central and North
American Indian fairy lore, as well as the more popular
European, folklore before passing judgement. As many researchers
working in these areas have discovered, modern UFO sightings not
only blend with but actually confirm ancient folkloric beliefs
about luminous aerial phenomena, supernatural entities,
abductions, and "hybrid children," to name just a few motifs.
This is something that is not so easily detectable from European
traditions, although an exception that comes to mind can be
found in Barbara Rieti's book "Strange Terrain: The Fairy World
in Newfoundland" (1991).

Regards,

Chris




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