From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac.nul> Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 17:55:02 -0500 Fwd Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 10:12:10 -0500 Subject: Re: 'The Mythologist' AKA Armen Victorian/Henry >From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul> >To: ufoupdates.nul >Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 1:38:15 +0000 >Subject: 'The Mythologist' AKA Armen Victorian/Henry Azadehdel >John Lundberg emailed me to say that "The Mythologist", a >documentary film which he directed about Henry Azadehdel aka >Armen Victorian will be broadcast in the UK on BBC4 at 10:40pm >next Thursday 25th March. This should be a fascinating >programme, If you have the opportunity to see it then don't pass >it up! >More details, including short clips from the film and details of >some of the people that appear on it or were involved in it's >production can be found at: >http://www.mythologist.co.uk Henry! What a guy! I nailed him the first time he called me. I think he probably called me a second time, but I'm not sure. I think he called more than once or twice because I dd not offer him any particular help or information. I can't recall everything we discussed the first (only?) time he called. It was back in the latter half of the 80's, but I don't recall what year. (1987, 1988?) I was impressed because he was calling all the way from England and wanted to talk about UFOs and abductions. Obviously he wanted to know what I knew about it. We probably talked about government cover up and so on (documents from CIA, FBI, AF intel and perhaps MJ-12) but I can't be certain of this. After all, it was 15 or more years ago He talked a good line about his experiences in the field of UFO research, etc. He portrayed himself as a "fellow traveler" in the field of UFO investigation. (This was before he became a "known entity" as Armen Victorian ). But then he slipped up. We were talking about abduction research, I believe he said he basically agreed with Budd. I was interested as to how he would know whether Budd was correct or not and Henry referred to his own extensive research with abductees. I asked him how many he had worked with. I expected him to say that he had worked with a few abductees, probably using hypnosis. What he did say caught me by surprise and is the reason I still remember it: "I've worked with 700 abductees." I was startled. This seemed like an impossibly huge number and yet, no one (that I knew) had ever heard of him. Keeping a cool voice I responded something like this: "Is that so? And where were these abductees?" "Some in England but mostly in India." After he hung up I was left with the impression that for some reason I didn't know, he was probably was a fake. I thought that perhaps he was trying to impress me with his knowledge. How did I know the guy was blowing smoke? Because I was well aware of the state of abduction research. I knew from the work of Eddie Bullard that there were only a couple hundred known abductee cases (Bullard's catalogue listed, I think, 300 cases known worldwide in the middle '80's, most of which had not been thoroughly investgated). I knew how much time investigators like Budd Hopkins and Dave Jacobs, had spent with individual abductees. I knew that investigations sometimes took years, I concluded that no one could have thoroughly researched 700 cases even if they were all in one place. Ever since then I have treated information from "Victorian" or Azedehdel with a grain of salt, unless it was backed up by other sources of information.
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