From: Steve Sawyer <stevesaw.nul> Date: Sat, 9 Jul 2011 10:46:49 -0700 Archived: Sat, 09 Jul 2011 19:19:44 -0400 Subject: Re: Phil Imbrogno Caught Fabricating MIT >From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2011 08:57:49 -0500 >Subject: Re: Phil Imbrogno Caught Fabricating MIT Credentials >>From: David Biedny <dbiedny.nul> >>To: post.nul >>Date: Wed, 6 Jul 2011 16:03:51 -0400 >>Subject: Phil Imbrogno Caught Fabricating MIT Credentials >>I've heard that Phil Imbrogno has apparently been caught making >>up his MIT degree and professional associations, and has hastily >>departed the field, leaving his Djinn book co-author in the >>lurch, and doing untold damage to an area of study that could >ill-afford any further humiliation. >>Just thought you'd all like to know... >David, >What do you mean by "I've heard"? Is this true, or isn't it? >Jerry Clark Although there are some unclear elements to this story so far, it does appear that Philip J. Imbrogno has misrepresented and lied about his educational credentials, both undergraduate and post-graduate. He has no Bachelors, Masters, or Doctorate degrees in the fields or colleges he has claimed. His co-author on his last two books, Rosemary Ellen Guiley, has discontinued her research and writing collaboration with Imbrogno, stating on her djinnuniverse.com website, "Philip J. Imbrogno, co-author of The Vengeful Djinn, has informed me that he is withdrawing from the paranormal and will no longer be involved in research, including the Djinn. I have ended my research and writing collaboration with him." After Googling around the net today, it seems doubts about Imbrogno's claims about his higher educational credentials, such as an alleged PhD in theoretical chemistry from M.I.T., have been quietly circulating for some time, although it was Lance Moody, a skeptic (some would say debunker), who it seems first made a direct inquiry to MIT to try to find out if he had either attended college there or received either a masters or doctoral degree as Imbrogno has claimed, and that MIT sent him a letter stating there were no records of Imbrogno having either attended MIT or receiving any degree from the institute. Moody leaked this info to some persons asking that they keep it confidential, but Gene Steinberg of theparacast.com site mentioned it to his co-host Chris O'Brien, and they held the info in confidence until they both were able to independently verify it and subsequently revealed it publicly. It now seems that at least two other people have, by direct phone inquiry and online alumni verification services, confirmed that Imbrogno also did not receive other claimed degrees (a B.A. in Astronomy from University of Texas, and a B.S. in Earth Sciences from Boston College). It would appear these false claims about his alleged credentials may be just the tip of the iceberg, and bring his research and writing into obvious question. Imbrogno has, so far, for the week this story has been emerging, chosen to remain publicly silent about these allegations. Although he refers to himself as a "science educator", with advanced degrees, it appears he is a middle school earth sciences teacher at Winward School in White Plains, New York, a school that specializes in teaching children with language-based learning disabilities. There is much more detail and discussion at the Paracast forum beginning with this link: http://tinyurl.com/3lvgohy Steve 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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