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Re: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life - Davenport

From: Peter B. Davenport - NUFORC <director.nul>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 13:18:18 -0800
Fwd Date: Thu, 25 Mar 2004 00:22:04 -0500
Subject: Re: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life - Davenport

>From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2004 06:52:36 -0800
>Subject: Re: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life

>>From: Richard Hall <hallrichard99.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 19:22:27 +0000
>>Subject: Re: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life

>>>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers -
>>>Subject: UFO UpDate: Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life
>>>Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2004 11:53:01 -0500

>>>Source: BBC OnLine


>>>22 March, 2004

>>>Tycoon Funds Hunt For Alien Life

>>>Paul Allen, the co-founder of software titan Microsoft, is
>>>ploughing a slice of his fortune into the search for life on
>>>other planets.

>>>Mr Allen is donating $13.5m to the California-based Seti

>>>The money will be used to create a radio telescope array
>>>comprising more than 200 dishes which will measure signals from

>>Too bad he doesn't give a lousy $1 million to UFO research. He
>>would get a far bigger return on his money.

>> - Dick

>Dick, Et AL,

>Perhaps Allen would donate money to UFO research - his interests
>are obvious - has anyone asked?


Frank, Dick, et al,

I have submitted three requests for funding... one directly to
Paul Allen, and two to the Allen Foundation... and the only
responses I have received have been polite rejection letters.

Given Allen's rumored interest in the subject of ufology, I do
not understand his failure to express public interest in the
subject. It seems ironic that he is willing to support the SETI
project, to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, but
apparently is not interested in supporting a similar search
within a hundred miles of our planet! It is an interesting
statement that Jimmy Hendricks and rock 'n roll music take
precedence over the question of alien presence on our planet!!

Interestingly, the Allen Foundation states that an organization
applying for funding MUST have 501 (C) 3 status as a federal
non-profit. However, when one answers the preliminary questions
on the Foundation website, indicating non-status in that
capacity, the response one receives is that of a qualifying

I anticipate applying again, either to the Allen Foundation, or
to Allen directly, for funding for a specific project. I will
share the results with the list.

Peter Davenport

Peter B. Davenport, Director
National UFO Reporting Center
P. O. Box 45623
University Station
Seattle, WA 98145
E-Mail: director.nul
Web:   www.UFOCENTER.com
Reporting Hotline: (206) 722-3000

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