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Re: UFO Spies Vanish Into Black Hole - Connors

From: Wendy Connors <fadeddiscs.nul>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 06:58:25 -0700
Fwd Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 09:29:36 -0500
Subject: Re: UFO Spies Vanish Into Black Hole - Connors

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 09:30:52 -0600
>Subject: Re: UFO Spies Vanish Into Black Hole

>>From: Terry W. Colvin <fortean1.nul>
>>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>,
>>Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2004 17:51:39 -0700
>>Subject: UFO Spies Vanish Into Black Hole

>>Source: The Observer - London


>>March 14, 2004

>>UFO Spies Vanish Into Black Hole

>>Now you see them...

>>Mark Townsend
>>Sunday March 14, 2004
>>The Observer

>>Andy Roberts, author of UFO books and former magazine
>>contributor, said the public's fascination with mysterious
>>flying objects had faded. 'Ufology is really a thing of the last
>>century. The end of the X-Files series didn't help, and there
>>has been a decline since the televised alien autopsy of the mid-
>>1990s. Basically it was a hobby that broke into the
>>mainstream... Ultimately there was only a hardcore following,'
>>said Roberts.


>Dead? Probably not. Sleeping? More likely. And in any event, the
>state of ufology's health at any given moment has nothing to do
>with the questions our subject, whether robust or anemic in
>popular perception, confronts. Ufology or no, those remain.


I have to agree with Jerry Clark. Ufology is far from dead or
even passe. Roberts, as usual, must be taking one of his
trips... and I'm not talking Club Med.

Let's see. During this lull in major activity, the following is
taking place while Roberts flits around like the tooth fairy:

1. Richard Hall is producing a major analysis of the 1966-67

2. Jerry Clark is producing a major work on pre-1947 material...
which hasn't been tapped before.

3. Carl Fiendt is producing major work on underwater UFOs...
neglected for decades, I might add.

4. Vincente-Juan Olmos is cataloguing the photographic
evidence... much needed and has been for decades.

5. Jan Aldrich is compiling radar/UFO material from new

6. Loren Gross has completed his 30 year trek of UFO history in
his wonderful and very important booklet series from the Ghost
Rockets to 1959.

7. Frank Warren is hard at work digging up every scrap
detailing the Maury Island incident.

8. Francis Ridge is ensuring that the NICAP material is on-line
for the benefit of all... and that's a huge job, but a great

9. Dominic Weinstein is hard at work updating his Pilot/Radar

10. Larry Hatch is still hard at work making the UFO database
something everyone can be proud.

11. Ann Druffel just gave us a major insight into Dr. James E.

Well, the list of projects continuing in Ufology is enormous and
world-wide. Ufology is far from dead. It's losing many of it's
fanatics, dingbats, do-do's, conspiracy nuts, etc., which is a
good thing, but they'll pop up in force when the next major wave
or event takes place.

What Ufology needs to lose is the Andy Roberts, who haven't a
clue as to what the hell they are talking about.

Wendy Connors

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