From: Paul Kimball <robieshark.nul> Date: Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:56:22 -0400 Archived: Tue, 01 Mar 2011 06:10:28 -0500 Subject: Re: 'Abductees Need To See A Psychiatrist' >From: Eleanor White <ewraven1.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Sun, 27 Feb 2011 22:07:32 -0500 >Subject: 'Abductees Need To See A Psychiatrist' >I've just heard the February 27, 2011 Paracast, with Gene >Steinberg, Chris O'Brien, Greg Bishop and Paul Kimball. >Towards the end, the conversation got around to abductions. I >could scarcely believe my ears. >The consensus seemed to be the 'Clancy Solution' meaning >abductions are overwhelmingly likely to be strictly mental >aberrations, and that abductees really should see a >psychiatrist. I can't speak for the other three people who were on the show, but I can say that this is indeed my conclusion, one which I share with one of the prominent supporters of the ETH, Kevin Randle, whose book The Abduction Enigma I referenced repeatedly in the show, as opposed to Clancy's book, which I referenced only once or twice. Further, notwithstanding your misrepresentation of what was said (which I'll just chalk up to an honest mistake on your part), none of us dismissed the possibility of a paranormal aspect to the abduction enigma. Indeed, for my part, I singled out the Betty and Barney Hill case as one that I still consider a genuine mystery, and which I am willing to admit, as my old friend the late Karl Pflock did before he passed away in 2006, that it may have involved extraterrestrials. But as this can't be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, the intellectually honest position is to simply say, "we don't know for sure." >I have yet to hear any persuasive reason why abductions can >_not_ be performed by ETs. I can give you none. Indeed, if ET is here, I'm sure they would have the kind of technology that would allow them to conduct abductions with impunity - to the point where they should be able to cover any and all traces of their presence. It beggars belief to think that they could get all the way from "there" to "here" and abduct people in their hundreds or thousands, and yet be unable to cover their tracks, to the point where a hardy band of amateur abduction "researchers" have discovered their secret. Come to think of it, the best argument I can think of for the abduction enigma not involving ET is the argument that ET might in fact be here. Nevertheless, as I made clear on the episode you mention, I'm not willing to dismiss the abduction enigma in its entirety, even as I am convinced, by the work of Randle, and yes Clancy, and others, that the overwhelming majority of cases can and have been explained. >Unbelievable. It almost seems as if there is a deliberate >movement to purge the ETH from all speaking, writing and >thinking. Hardly. Perhaps next time, you'll listen to the entirety of what has been said before misrepresenting in a public forum the nature of the conversation. Paul Kimball President - Redstar Films Limited www.redstarfilmtv.com 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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