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Re: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 17:39:20 +0000
Archived: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 08:21:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 10:46:41 -0500
>Subject: Re: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

>>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 18:35:25 +0000
>>Subject: Re: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

>>>From: Chris Williams <contactus.nul>
>>>To: <errol.nul>
>>>Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 18:58:51 +0100
>>>Subject: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

>>>Weird Wiltshire Information Desk

>>>I have recently been in contact with an abductee who I have
>>>written the following short article with. As a result of the
>>>abduction a series of artworks have been produced which are also
>>>featured in the article.

>>>The article is published at:


>>The community [sic] of individuals interested in events of contact
>>with alternative realities - i.e., so-called alien encounters -
>>might have to understand that the only way to explore
>>alternative universes is through the filter of human perception
>>and Step is one of those filters. He is correct, the phenomena [sic]
>>is not what it seems.

>I think you mean "phenomenon." Otherwise, the sentence sans
>mangled grammar would read "the phenomena are not what they

>Putting aside simplistic reductionist approaches which have been
>shown to be unhelpful in understanding with these kinds of
>phenomena (high-strangeness encounters), it is probably best to
>think in terms of experiences as opposed to events. The
>abduction phenomenon, which remains genuinely enigmatic but may
>be only superficially related to the UFO phenomenon of CE2s and
>radar/visuals, is probably "not what it seems," which means it
>probably is neither an encounter with actual ETs nor an
>affirmation of somebody's hopeful reading of psychological
>theory. It is something at once deeply strange and a recurring
>aspect, in guises appropriate to cultural context, of
>extraordinary human experience over many centuries.

>I have written at length about this elsewhere. The problem of
>anomalies calls for us to think in new, counterintuitive ways.
>Many anomalies, including vivid experiences of otherworldly
>beings, are neither (a) nor (b) but something with the qualities
>of both.


Your position, as stated in previous e-mail (thanks for
correcting the grammar), implies that the so-called abduction
experience is very different from ET craft flying around in the

If that is your position, who the hell is flying the ET craft?

I have often wondered how the community reconciles what is seen
in the skies with what individuals experience in encounters with
what they claim are ETs. Have you figure that out?

As always, I am interested in your opinion,


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