From: Sean Jones <Sean.Jones.nul> Date: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 11:52:26 +0000 Archived: Fri, 11 Feb 2011 07:09:03 -0500 Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins I too didn't intend to post on this topic, but as it appear more & more people are stating their views, I will add my tuppence (10cents) worth. I met Budd twice a number of years ago here in the UK. He was at the Fortean Times UNconvention, and at a book signing. I sought after Budd as he was/is a leading researcher in the field and he was over this side of the pond. I was rewarded with the chance to sit down with Budd for private chat lasting a little over twenty minutes. Basing my opinion on this, and what I have read about the man is where my view point is coming from. I thought Budd was, and to my knowledge still is, a genuine, and very likeable man. I have grave doubts over abductions full stop. Like many other things in the UFO field I did my own research to come to my own conclusions rather than reply on the opinions of others. I have interviewed Ros Reynolds on a Skywatch in Wales. I interviewed a lady in Gravesend, Kent ( I still have that interview on tape) and I read many books on the subject. I have expressed a _concern_ that the vast majority of abductions happen in the US. I think that this puts a skew on any possible results. I doubt that memories recovered under hypnosis are 100% reliable. To my knowledge (which may be out of date) evidence/reports recovered under hypnosis are not admissible in court in the UK. Ergo, is they are not good enough to use in court, then their veracity is in doubt. In short, I am sceptical of abductions _per se_ and of hypnotic memory recovery, but I am not in any way in doubt if the genuine honest, and overall decent-ness of Budd Hopkins. My only comment on this thread. -- In an infinite universe infinitely anything is possible. http://www.tedric.demon.co.uk/ Sean Jones 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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