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Re: Psychic Rendlesham

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 17:39:33 -0600
Archived: Tue, 11 Jan 2011 08:24:26 -0500
Subject: Re: Psychic Rendlesham 


>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 15:16:59 +0000
>Subject: Re: Psychic Rendlesham

>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Mon, 10 Jan 2011 07:51:39 -0600
>>Subject: Re: Psychic Rendlesham

>>>From: Joe McGonagle <joe.mcgonagle.nul>
>>>To: post.nul
>>>Date: Sun, 09 Jan 2011 21:11:16 +0000
>>>Subject: Re: Psychic Rendlesham

>>>Here is a clear case of a pseudo-religious direct involvement in
>>>ufology apparently supported by the only UK book stand UFO
>>>journal and the most media-friendly UFO buff in the UK, and
>>people just point their fingers in a totally different direction
>>>>(apart from Joachim, who appears to be in the same church as the
>>>mediums).

>>>I really must stop farting in church....

>>Does anybody follow any of this? Possibly, as the last sentence
>>above implies, it's because our correspondent has the mind and
>>humor of a 7-year-old.

>Any sense of humour (or mind) is better than none. If you have
>difficulty following the main paragraph above, then that could
>explain a lot.

>In the meantime:

> -Ufology good
>- Mediums not good
>- ergo don't acknowledge their participation and maybe no-one
>will notice and the one true ufology will remain pure.

Seriously:

Does anybody know what this guy is talking about?

I don't think anybody has written more social history of ufology
(the good, the bad, the well-intended but poorly executed, the
downright embarrassing, and all shades between) than I have, or
spent as much time researching what went into the creation and
evolution of the movement over the decades. That includes, by
the way, not just stuff on the public record but a mass of
private material gleaned from interviews, correspondence, and
primary sources.

Since a number of you have read my encyclopedia, which addresses
these issues in considerable detail, you're familiar with what
I'm talking about. Nobody would say that about this guy, alas
by which I mean either that he's familiar with the subject or
that he knows about what he's talking about. I can only infer
that when he's not laughing uproariously at his own flatulence
jokes he thinks the Orwellian dictum "ignorance is strength"
was meant to be taken literally.

Or maybe he thinks that since police have used the services of
psychics and mediums on many occasions, law enforcement is at
heart a religious enterprise. It is my personal view that, as a
way of short-cutting to elusive underlying facts, it shows poor
judgment to employ psychics in either criminal or UFO
investigation. But I confess that in common with most, surely I
miss the theological implications here.


Jerry Clark



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