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Re: MUFON's Clift Responds

From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 11:05:03 -0500
Archived: Sat, 05 Feb 2011 12:07:28 -0500
Subject: Re: MUFON's Clift Responds

>From: Terry Groff <terry.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Fri, 4 Feb 2011 14:31:36 -0600
>Subject: MUFON's Clift Responds


I find this response interesting, as it seems to set up an "us
versus them" relationship between the MUFON "Board of Directors"
and the "public" supporters of MUFON.

If the "The Board is made up of people who put their own money
into this organization," I am left with the impression that they
bought their way in and I hope that isn't the case for a
volunteer non-profit that was investigator based.

The recent airing of dirty laundry in the field should serve as
a warning that there is need to reign in the membership (or
"investigators" or whatever) to a more well-defined probe and
actually begin to treat this as a scientific investigation.

I think there's good work being done, but it's lost in the noise
of the Internet; and MUFON seems to be worried about its image
and increasing attendance at the annual Symposium.

I also find it unfortunate that the MUFON leadership has allowed
the transfer of un-redacted UFO Reports to the Bigalow group.
This following their failure to properly deal with the transfer
of abduction case files by John Carpenter in the 90s. Is the
privacy of patients and witnesses becoming too much to deal

I will be the first to admit that I don't have enough personal
knowledge to comment on whether the actions taken in dealing
with four State Directors was valid, but I would say that from
my perspective the Organization seems to be doing very little to
bring a true scientific enquiry to the field.

Carry on...

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