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Re: Budd Hopkins

From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
Date: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 11:18:44 +0100
Archived: Thu, 17 Feb 2011 08:50:03 -0500
Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins


>From: Carol Rainey <csrainey2.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 13:56:23 -0500
>Subject: Re: Alien Abduction Research [Was "Budd Hopkins"]

>>From: Gildas Bourdais <bourdais.gildas.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2011 11:29:55 +0100
>>Subject: Re: Budd Hopkins

>Hello, Listers,

>I'd like to raise the question of what alien abduction
>researchers can and should do to substantiate their claims.

<snip>

>One of the key issues seems to be that evidence for the
>extraordinary claims of abduction researchers Hopkins and Jacobs
>is simply far too sparse to justify the species-altering claims
>they are making. The premises underlying the research that has
>been done for 3-4 decades by Hopkins and Jacobs are very similar
>and the manner in which they both deal with abductees is very
>similar (according to Hopkins himself on Nov 28, 2010 Coast to
>Coast radio show).

>Simply stated, these abduction researchers claim they have
>evidence that aliens from elsewhere are physically invading
>Earth with an ongoing, vigorously implemented plan to alter the
>genome of the entire human species. This will bring about an all
>but invisible take-over of the human race and the planet. We are
>powerless to stop them.


Carol,

You imply here that Budd Hopkins shares completely the views of
David Jacobs about a dramatic take-over of the human species. They
are good friends, but your statement is plainly false. Budd has
departed many times from that publicly. Here are two examples:

In the MUFON UFO Journal of July 1998 (No 369, page 10), Dwight
Connelly interviewed Budd and asked him what he thought of David
Jacobs' latest book The Threat. He replied:

"I couldn't have written that book. It's a marvelous book, but
it's not in my nature to increase the number of dark clouds over
us".

Here is another quote, from his bulletin of the Intruders
Foundation of October 1997. In his article, entitled Good
Aliens? Bad Aliens?, he writes:

"The answer is that I've seen no evidence to support the idea
that the aliens are "bad" malevolent enemies bent on destruction
and conquest". But he adds that he has seen no evidence either
hat they are "good".

I have read his books and articles, I have met him several
times, have listened to several of his conferences, and I have
never heard him say that he agreed with the Jacobs scenario. In
short you have made again a wrong statement.

Budd Hopkins, in his refutation just published, points to many
others. Why don't you make a good pause and think about all
that?


Gildas Bourdais




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