From: Dave Haith <visions1.nul> Date: Tue, 1 Feb 2011 16:24:00 -0000 Archived: Tue, 01 Feb 2011 11:44:27 -0500 Subject: Re: Hopkins & Jacobs Amid all this vitriole and hysteria re Hopkins and Jacobs can we back-up a little and summarise where we seem to be at... Following the 'Woods' matter with Jacobs and the Carol Rainey exposure of Hopkins, suddenly it seems the total alien abduction scene is out-of-favour. Most especially the concept of hypnosis of abductees is particularly taboo because, without any doubt, any informationobtained that way is suspect because the experiencer was 'led' and encouraged to relate a fantasy based on the hypnotists' scenario and desires. Of course this criticism of hypnosis is nothing new and was often levelled at Jacobs, Hopkins and Mack who if recall correctly had their denials and retorts which often included arguments that the initial stories of the abductees were recalled in detail long prior to any hypnosis sessions. A few brave souls such as Gildas B and abductee Kay Wilson have spoken out refusing to hang, draw and quarter Hopkins etc, maybe feeling as I do that as in most controversies they would at least like to hear some of the accused come forward and defend themselves. As Budd is apparently gravely ill, John is deceased and David appears to be keeping his head down amid rumours of law suits flying around, it's unlikely this story will get any real 'balance' anytime soon. Meanwhile I'd like to ask - are we really going down the path of denying the massive amount of alien abduction data because a couple of researchers may have got a little carried away with their hypnosis? As convenient as the sceptics on this List would like it to be that Hopkins and company invented the whole 'little greys' scenario and we can now tuck it away for good alongwith with the loony contactees, well I'm sorry - it ain't gonna happen! For instance I only have to watch the faces of the children from the Zimbabwe school in this documentary: http://tinyurl.com/62efy2x tell John Mack and make drawings of the beings they encountered without any suggestion of hypnosis, to satisfy myself that all there is something other than 'false memories' going on. Dave Haith 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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