From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 16:23:54 -0500 Archived: Tue, 15 Mar 2011 10:02:47 -0500 Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton >From: John Harney <magonia.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Mon, 14 Mar 2011 17:56:05 -0000 >Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton >>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> >>To: <post.nul> >>Date: Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:49:35 -0500 >>Subject: Re: Links On Gordon Creighton >>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. >In his editorial in FSR (Vol. 40, No. 2) on the death of the >Earl of Clancarty (Brinsley le Poer Trench) in 1995, Creighton >wrote about him: >"There would be no point in attempting to deny that, despite his >great zeal and energy for our 'cause', Brinsley went on to >espouse a number of wild and absurd ideas (such as the 'Hollow >Earth and Holes at the Poles', and the exploits of the >ridiculous bogus 'Tibetan lama' Lobsang Rampa) which certainly >did us no good, and played straight into the hands of the >'Mendacious Brigade'. But de mortuis nihil nisi bonum, and >trivial matters such as these are for discussion on another >occasion." >So here we have a crank commenting on someone apparently even >crankier, and there's a lot more of that sort of thing in the >FSRs edited by Creighton. Interesting. If memory serves, it was through Creighton that I first heard of Erich von Daniken. Creighton excoriated him for all the right reasons. So, whatever his general mental incapacity, give the man credit for the occasional -- albeit, as the years rolled by, ever rarer -- lucid moment. On the other hand, Brinsley le Poer Trench was a much _cuddlier_ crank. 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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