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Re: Budd Hopkins

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 17:25:41 +0100
Archived: Mon, 07 Feb 2011 11:49:29 -0500
Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins


>From: John Velez <jvelez49.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 16:04:30 -0500
>Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 09:52:16 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins

>>>From: John Kubish <dooleys09.nul>
>>>To: post.nul
>>>Date: Sat, 5 Feb 2011 15:55:27 EST
>>>Subject: Budd Hopkins

>>>With all the posts about Budd Hopkins, I would like to say the
>>>following in his defense. Budd worked with me about 7 years ago.
>>>We had lengthy phone discussions on several occasions years
>>>before I came to New York to meet with him. I have been
>>>hypnotized by the State Police helping in an investigation back
>>>in the 60's. Budd used similar methods also. At no time did Budd
>>>try to influence, plant ideas or lead the session in any
>>>direction. He was always very careful in the questions he asked
>>>and everything was recorded and notes taken, including the phone
>>>conversations prior to our meeting several years before.

<snip>

>>Budd Hopkins has been a valued friend of mine since the 1980s.
>>Because I live far from New York City, others (such as the
>>estimable John Velez) are better qualified to assess what goes
>>on between Budd and abductees than I am.

>John Kubish pretty much nailed it and I would like to second all
>of what he had to say about Budd and how conducts his business
>with the people who come his way.

>>At the risk of being called names,

>Oops, too late! <LOL>

>>I will simply state (as a divorced man myself) that ex-spouses'
>>claims about the character of their ex-spouses need to be read
>>with due caution.

>As a fellow divorcee, I concur... 'in spades'. That bit of hard
>earned insight is not readily apparent to all however. I have
>already been accused of being a "sexist" for daring to say that
>our Carol's words need to be read - with both eyes open.

I noted, toward the end of the long article by Carol Rainey,
this brief remark on the artistic career of her ex-husband:

"an artist whose brief, shining moment in the art world passed
over forty years ago."

Perhaps Carol Rainey was not familiar with the art world, but
after spending ten years with Budd Hopkins, she should know
better! Read Budd Hopkins' book "Art, Life And UFOs and you will
see that he's had a solid artistic career, lasting some thirty
years, with art pieces in the best museums. This is a wrong,
unfair statement on her part which reveals, obviously, great
anger, years after her separation from Budd.


Gildas Bourdais



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