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Re: UFOs & Fairies? - Clark

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 12:15:59 -0600
Fwd Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 16:51:54 -0500
Subject: Re: UFOs & Fairies? - Clark

>From: Chris Aubeck <caubeck.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Sun, 29 Feb 2004 14:27:59 +0000 (GMT)
>Subject: Re: UFOs & Fairies?

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 13:36:05 -0600
>>Subject: Re: UFOs & Fairies?


>>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?).

>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.

>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 judgment. 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.

I find your remark rather startling in its sweep and in the
magnitude of its allegations, Chris.

Perhaps it would move the discussion along if you would
be so kind as to give us some specific examples. Thanks.


Jerry Clark

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