From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:49:35 -0500 Archived: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 13:29:14 -0500 Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton >From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 15:46:39 -0000 >Subject: Links On Gordon Creighton [was: FSR Reading Recommendations] >>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 09:27:41 -0500 >>Subject: Re: FSR Reading Recommendations <snip> >>_That_ I did not know. I'm sorry to read, however, that it >>continues in the vein of Gordon Creighton, surely the crankiest >>crank that ufology - or whatever it is that Creighton was >>practicing - has ever produced. >Not being a ufologist and therefore mostly immune from their >spats and jealousies, was curious why Creighton should arouse >passions - so looked him up and got some interesting links, I have no idea what ufologists' alleged "spats and jealousies" have to do with the issue at hand, which is just how cracked Gordon Creighton was. ("Jealousy" of the man, I must say, is not a phrase that would come to most who seek to characterize the motives of his legion of critics.) If you're not just lazily tossing a rote phrase into the discussion to establish your superiority to the rest of us and you actually _mean something_, perhaps you could elaborate. Or, on the other hand, it's possible that one has to _be_ a ufologist to appreciate how demented Creighton's beliefs were. Actually, though, I doubt it. All one should have to do is to be able to read. In my encyclopedia I quote a sampling - four of many deserving candidates - of Creighton's greatest hits. Words without quote marks are my paraphrase; the directly quoted ones are Creighton's. The references are to FSR articles Creighton wrote, if that's the verb ("vomited forth" seems a more accurate description of the process involved). This is from page 415, 2nd edition: 1. Alien thought control may have been behind the making of Steven Spielberg's popular film E.T., which treats aliens as friendly, so that earthly suspicions of aliens are lulled. Creighton asked, "_Could it be a subtle way for facilitating a take-over by something out of the Pit?_" ("The 'E.T.' Plague," 1983). 2. AIDS was introduced by "Alien Powers... who are probably our _Owners_." Since they regard us as essentially herd animals "or as biological-banks or gene-pools," they have taken steps to eliminate "undesirable traits" - by which Creighton makes it clear he means homosexuality - "to keep their cattle normal and healthy" (Creighton, 1989). 3. [Quoted parts are all in bold type in the original.] "Another great World War may be in the making," engineered by "nefarious non-human agencies" for cosmic purposes we cannot possibly understand, inasmuch as "we do not even know which of those Powers has the control of this planet at present" ("Grave Days," 1990). 4. The "Satanic Power is rapidly strengthening its grip on our species." Governments tolerate one consequence of the strengthened grip, soaring crime rates, because "a blunt warning has already gone out from 'On High' (i.e., 'from BELOW') that anyone who is too nasty to the criminal fraternity will be 'clobbered'" (Creighton, 1993). [end quote] Friends of FSR's former editor have told me that before his death, Charles Bowen fretted about the direction the magazine would go under Creighton's unhinged leadership. A considerable paper trail since then attests to the late Mr. Bowen's foresight. Jerry Clark 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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