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Re: Budd Hopkins

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 To my knowledge (which may be out of date)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.
Sean Jones

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