From: Emma Woods <e.woods33.nul> Date: Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:37:22 -0700 (PDT) Archived: Thu, 14 Apr 2011 05:57:31 -0400 Subject: Re: Linda Cortile's Open Letter To Carol Rainey >From: Kay Wilson <kaywilson.nul >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul >Date: Fri, 08 Apr 2011 15:40:49 -0500 >Subject: Linda Cortile's Open Letter To Carol Rainey >Linda Cortile, the primary subject of Witnessed: The >True Story of the Brooklyn Bridge UFO Abductions, >finally breaks her silence and addresses Carol Rainey >regarding Rainey's criticisms of Linda's character and >motivations, and Budd Hopkins' investigation of her >case. My first reaction on reading Linda Cortile's open letter to Carol Rainey was of surprise at how aggressive it was. But it also had a familiar ring to it. It reminded me of the defamatory statement about me that Elizabeth Smith posted on her blog site, until she removed it just before Dr. Jacobs published his own defamatory statement about me on his website. Linda and Elizabeth are not just similar in that they have, in my opinion, perpetrated long term hoaxes. They appear similar in their reactions to those of us on the inside who saw through them and pointed out what they were doing. Both Linda and Elizabeth have spun unbelievable tales of mind boggling events, but simultaneously say that they are just ordinary wives and mothers. Linda: "As you know, I'm a simple woman who has tried to live an ordinary life... Most women and men around the world live a typical lifestyle like mine... Anyway, there isn't much left to say except that this American-Italian wife and mother will go now... There are sweet grandchildren to hug, home-cooked meals to prepare, and laundry to tend to." Elizabeth: "I'm a pretty average person with a pretty average life, for the most part. I'm married with kids, have a dog, a mortgage, a car payment, numerous PTA meetings, and, in short, all the standard trappings of your typical middle class suburbia." Both avoid addressing any of the substantive allegations against them. Linda: "I've been quiet all of this time because my computer has been down - thankfully.... Now - in response to your critiques: You have got to be kidding.... I have nothing to defend... As for the Witnessed case - it stands on its own as it has for the past 20 years. And me? Quite frankly, it's none of my business what you think =80=93 nor do I care." Elizabeth: "She continues to slander me to those who will listen, and she has now posted libelous comments publicly. I will not address the comments themselves at this time as blatant lies do not deserve the time or attention that would entail. Linda and Elizabeth both try to shift the focus of attention off themselves and onto Budd Hopkins and David Jacobs respectively - as Kathy Kasten also noted: http://www.ufoupdateslist.com./2011/apr/m10-004.shtml Linda: "... after all, Budd's standing, and the decades of his investigations are impeccable. Whether you like it or not, nothing you say or do will ever change that, nor will anyone fill his shoes." Elizabeth: "I do wish to state for the record, however, that Dr. Jacobs has always treated me with the utmost of respect and professionalism at all times. I do not agree with any of the libelous charges Ms. Woods has accused him of. I have never seen him act in any manner even remotely similar to the things she describes. He is a consummate professional who has worked with countless people, myself included, in order to help them." Although Linda and Elizabeth have both, in my opinion, lied repeatedly, they have aggressively accused those of us who have tried to expose them (and provided evidence to substantiate our allegations) of dishonesty. Linda: "Between your incoherent rants, and extremely embellished credentials, one has to say that you haven't done your credibility any favors. The truth could help, but then, honesty does not fit into your agenda." Elizabeth: "...blatant lies do not deserve the time or attention... I have never seen him act in any manner even remotely similar to the things she describes.... one might conclude many of the allegations and trauma have been invented after the fact.... She supports her facts by taking things severely out of context and disregarding damaging facts and events altogether." Both Linda and Elizabeth try to portray those of us who exposed their frauds as unfulfilled/mentally ill people acting out of personal problems. Linda: "I'm going to quickly break the facts down in basic terms. To sum it all up: You are a disgruntled ex-wife who refuses to let go. As one hand hangs on by its fingernails, the other uses people whom Budd cares about - as tools to hurt him - and that is the crux of the matter. Evidently, you have not gone on with your life.... Sadly, as it seems, the only light in your life has come from a computer screen in a small, darkened room - instead of family, friends or even a career." Elizabeth: "I formed the opinion that Ms. Woods was most likely suffering from an as-yet undiagnosed mental condition.... In closing, I only wish to say that I hope Ms. Woods is able to move on and get the help she seems to need to live a fulfilling and happy life." Both Linda and Elizabeth are aggressive, even though they are the ones who betrayed our trust. I wonder whether people who perpetrate long term hoaxes like this have a similar modus operandi. It would be interesting to work out what the patterns are. Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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