UFO UpDates
A mailing list for the study of UFO-related phenomena
'Its All Here In Black & White'
Location: UFOUpDatesList.Com > 2011 > Feb > Feb 22

Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point

From: David Cherniack <davidc.nul>
Date: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 11:46:57 -0500
Archived: Tue, 22 Feb 2011 12:12:06 -0500
Subject: Woods/Jacobs - A Salient But Missing Point

I normally do not post to this List as I don't care for contact
sports and even if I could avoid them I really don't have much
time to piss away responding to most of what passes for debate
on all InterNet Lists, everywhere. Nevertheless in what appears
to me as a rush by some to judge David Jacobs I've noticed there
is a salient point that's being missed. So in the interests
moderating what I feel is an injudicious piling on by many,
especially those in the UFO/Paranormal 'journalism' field I've
decided do a one-time breaking of my no-post policy.

I will not get into the ontology of the abduction experience or
the overall ethics issues in the methods and practices of
contemporary abduction research. Both are subjects for books, or
in my case, films... long films. I'll confine myself to the
specific ethics issue that seems to be at the crux of 'Emma
Woods' allegations.

She alleges that without her prior knowledge David Jacobs gave
her post-hypnotic suggestions that she suffered from MPD in an
attempt to throw hostile alien hybrids off his track.

To support her claims, she has released highly abbreviated
clip(s) from the hypnosis session. What seems to be forgotten
amid the cries of foul that have ensued, is that, in the one
statement he has released, he says that they talked about doing
this in advance and she was a complicit party to the ruse.

If true, she really has only the slimmest ethical grounds for
complaint, and it's dubious, to say the least: that he used his
position of authority to convince her to do something that was
against her best interests.

However that would be offset by her false allegation that she
was an unwitting victim. And the all-out campaign she has waged
would support his thoughts that she probably suffers from
Borderline Personality Disorder.

On the other hand he has released nothing yet to support his
counter claim. His lack of action may be for a number of
reasons. from ethical to technical to legal but it shouldn't be
assumed that it's because he's guilty of manipulating 'Emma
Woods' without her knowledge.

So until 'Emma Woods' releases the full unedited recording of
the session from hello to goodbye (third party names redacted),
or David Jacobs does the same, reasonable people should hold off
from fitting him for a rope neck tie.

And everyone here is reasonable, right?

All in One Films

Visit the new site:


Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast



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.

[ Next Message | Previous Message | This Day's Messages ]
This Month's Index |

UFO UpDates Main Index

UFO UpDates - Toronto - Operated by Errol Bruce-Knapp

Archive programming by Glenn Campbell at Glenn-Campbell.com