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Re: Shirley MacLaine

From: A. J. Gevaerd - Revista UFO <aj.nul>
Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 18:41:42 -0300
Archived: Sun, 02 Oct 2011 09:38:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>From: Carol Maltby <carolmaltby.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 12:48:55 -0400
>Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>>From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul>
>>To: <post.nul>
>>Date: Sat, 1 Oct 2011 08:11:01 -0400
>>Subject: Re: Shirley MacLaine

>>I like Shirley MacLaine, but her interest in the field is from
>>the 'New Age' side of this field, which there are many among us
>>who really wish would go away. I would note that on her web site
>>she has links and information related to Astrology, but UFOs
>>remains buried.

>Shirley Maclaine's website has a direct link to its UFO section
>in the menu on the left. The links at the top of the page are
>probably the most popular for her target audience.

>While it's a very basic, entry-level presentation, it does
>legitimize UFOs as worthy of study, and urges her readers to
>explore the subject further. It may lead more women to get
>interested in UFOs, which could be a good thing for a field
>where women are massively under-represented.

>I know that many of the ideas often labelled "New Age" are
>anathema to those of you who think UFOs are a strictly nut-and-
>bolts phenomenon. But there are enough high strangeness and
>anomalous physical experiences in many UFO reports to warrant
>examination by those who are more comfortable exploring ideas
>about non-ordinary reality.

Hi Carol and Listers:

Most UFO researchers that I have met consider any different approaches to
the study of the UFO Phenomena, other than the strict scientific
investigation, complete waste of time. There are so many schools of thoughts
approaching the UFO Phenomena -- some of them very, very exotic, I would
say --, that those researchers are probably right in most cases. But even so
we have to examine each and every one of them to rule out from this study
the ones that are incompatible with it, either because of their methods, if
they have any, or because of their results, likewise.

I mean: there certainly are different angles from which you can both see,
approach and construe the UFO Phenomena, and while the scientific point of
view in the preferred one of most researchers -- and by far considered the
only one acceptable --, I believe that we have to keep our minds wide open
about other possibilities. In this sense, Shirley's role in this subject,
although she isn't a UFO researcher and is more connected to the new age
movements -- some of which are totally rejected by the mainstream UFO
field --, may have a very serious, productive and specially interesting

I also like what you say about Shirley leading more women to get interested
in UFOs, as indeed it is a field where women are massively
under-represented, as you said. The situation is not different in any
country of South America, especially in Brazil, although I have met more
women in Ufology in South of the Border countries than in the States. It is
particularly true in Argentina, where great women are among the most active
and respected researchers.

A. J.

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