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Re: Priests Of High Strangeness - II

From: Carol Rainey <csrainey2.nul>
Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 11:23:51 -0400
Archived: Tue, 05 Apr 2011 11:39:28 -0500
Subject: Re: Priests Of High Strangeness - II


>>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 5 Apr 2011 11:27:49 +0200
>>Subject: Re: Priests Of High Strangeness - II

<snip>
>>I said that my friend Marie-Th=E9r=E8se de Brosses knows
>>Budd Hopkins and Linda Cortile (nor Cortille), because
>>she lived in New York when she studied abductions
>>for her book, and came to know them well. For my part,
>>I don't know Linda but I have met Budd several
>>times, in France, Italy and Brazil, and I regard him highly.

>>And I know several people who know them both and have the same
>>opinion.

Dear Gildas,

That certainly wraps it up, then. Case proven.

This is your implied summary of what it takes to do UFO
abduction research: it's gotta _feel_ good.

Let me paraphrase how you assess the validity of the Brooklyn
Bridge Case (1989):

"I like Mr.X and I have warm fuzzies for Ms. Y.  Therefore my
gut feelings about these perfectly nice people makes me 100%
convinced that their reports of an extravagant abduction story
that goes on for 12 years, involves casts of hundreds, both in
the skies and on the ground, secret service agents, bugged
telephones, chases through Lower Manhattan, top international
diplomats, extraterrestrials with intentions of making their
presence known to the world, the oversight of George Bush I, the
Pope, and the CIA and FBI, the principal character's ongoing
romance with a shadowy, never-seen government agent named
Richard-which romance began in childhood and continued through
production of a child (possibly)-all this and more I am willing
to accept as a given.

The only _proof_ I require, the only _evidence_ I need? I
really, really like Mr. X and some people I know really, really
like Ms. Y."

With this sort of thinking, Gildas, can you expect the larger
society and interdisciplinary professionals desperately needed
by this field to ever take it seriously?

Why aren't you calling for DNA testing in the Linda Cortile
case? There are ample opportunities to have done such testing in
the material objects given by the subject to the researcher. Why
aren't you asking for blood types of the main characters and a
cheek swab, at the very least?

That's just one real-world tool that could be used - that would
be objective, testable, and capable of being confirmed by other
researchers. A tool of research that the rest of the world would
respect.

Your warm fuzzy feelings are precisely that - your very own.
They inform no one else but you.


Regretfully,

Carol Rainey
www.carolrainey.com




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