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Re: Do Ufologists Use Sensible Protocol?

From: Don Ledger <dledger.nul>
Date: Tue, 04 Oct 2011 12:15:32 -0300
Archived: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 07:32:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Do Ufologists Use Sensible Protocol?


>From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 01:53:16 +0100
>Subject: Do Ufologists Use Sensible Protocol? [was: Alternative Viewpoints]

>Wouldn't want to teach my grandmother about eggs etc., but can't
>help wondering how many investigators actually follow a sensible
>protocal, maybe like this one:

>Protocol for impartial witness interview

>1) Record a spontaneous complete description from witness.

>2) Followed-up by witness describing what he/she meant by words
>and phrases used in initial description, including example
>comparisons of factors such as heights, colours, angular
>`sizes', velocities etc. and of any `emotions' or `feelings'
>experienced.

>At no time during either description should the investigator
>prompt the witness by even one word; prompting is known to
>impair actual memory and to create false memories.

>We should learn from the past mistakes made during hypnosis,
>where even the body-language of the investigator has tended to
>promote a personal agend - so the investigator should be seated
>and preferrably out of the direct line-of-sight of the witness
>during descriptions.


You ever do an actual investigation Ray? If so show us the
results.


Don Ledger



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