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Re: The Myth And Mystery Of UFOs

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 20:30:31 +0000
Archived: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:25:53 -0500
Subject: Re: The Myth And Mystery Of UFOs


>From: John Rimmer <johnrimmer.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2011 22:16:28 +0000 (GMT)
>Subject: Re: The Myth And Mystery Of UFOs

>>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
>>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers - <ufo-updates-list.nul>
>>Date: Sun, 06 Feb 2011 10:49:12 -0500
>>Subject: UFO UpDate: The Myth And Mystery Of UFOs

>>I've been slow in catching up on hard-copy of late... and
>>unfortunately have been tardy in getting to Bullard's latest,
>>kindly sent to me by Editor in Chief: Michael Briggs.

>>Jerry Clark's review, below, from the dust-jacket sums up
>>another must-have book for the seriously interested...

>>ebk

>>Source: University Press Of Kansas

>>http://www.kansaspress.ku.edu/bulmyt.html

>>October 2010

>>The Myth And Mystery Of UFOs
>>Thomas E. Bullard

>>University Press Of Kansas

>>ISBN 987-0-7006-1729-6

>Readers may also be interested in Peter Rogerson's review on the
>Magonia Review of Books blog:

>http://pelicanist.blogspot.com/2010/11/thomas-e-bullard.html

John:

I liked your review of the book because it pointed out the
good and bad aspects of Bullard's approach.

But, here comes the but... in response to this paragraph:


"The problem is that without the cultural structure of the ETH
or its more esoteric cousins there is little reason to require
the existence of a unitary UFO phenomenon. That, of course, does
not automatically imply that all UFO reports are ultimately
generated by well-catalogued and understood environmental or
psychological/neurological processes, indeed such a view would
imply that we know everything there is to know about ourselves
and our environment. It does however suggest that really
puzzling UFO reports might be generated by lots of different
things."


In my recent reading of neurological studies, or lack of studies
related to UFO research, I found a few articles reassuring the
public that people who experienced the abduction phenomena were
not crazy or suffering from a psychosis. However, no one has
done any neurological studies of individuals claiming to have
experienced an abduction.

This weekend I took note of Clue #3. That is, many times the
"abduction" experience runs in families. I wondered if there was
a genetic predisposition to altered states. And, I use the term
altered states to mean both an external and internal generated
phenomena. (See Sunday's interview on Coast to Coast AM with Dr.
David Perlmutter and his discussion of genetic traits in
families.)

Along those same lines, I wondered if something in the
environment triggered an altered state where a highly strange
event was reported.

I further wondered if individuals claiming abduction should have
an MRI or CAT. Just to see what is happening to the brain. Plus,
chemical panels testing for... I haven't decided yet what that
panel would consist of.

Still thinking and sharing. I welcome any input from anyone else
who has been thinking outside the box of orthodox UFO research.


KK


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