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 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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