From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul> Date: Wed, 5 Oct 2011 17:23:59 +0100 Archived: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 13:29:01 -0400 Subject: Re: Do Ufologists Use Sensible Protocol? >From: Steven Kaeser <steve.nul> >To: <post.nul> >Date: Tue, 4 Oct 2011 13:58:39 -0400 >Subject: Re: Do Ufologists Use Sensible Protocol? <snip> >Your suggestion is a good one, if you have a witness that is >able to provide a detailed description without having specifics >drawn out through questioning. It's very hard to formulate >questions in a purely un-biased manner when trying to gain >clarification, and often I've found that witnesses aren't very >verbose. >I know that NICAP had protocols in place when dealing with >witnesses and gathering information, and you probably could find >a copy of those somewhere. MUFON and the FUND followed the same >guidelines for years, but the Internet has really changed how >this subject is viewed and accepted (IMO). As a result, I >think the genre is looking less and less like a scientific >enquiry, and more like a paranormal interest group. >From: Edoardo Russo <e.russo.nul> >To: post.nul >Date: Wed, 05 Oct 2011 16:02:35 +0200 >Subject: Re: Do Ufologists Use Sensible Protocol? <snip> >You (and someone else) might find that hard to believe, but >those (and more) are precisely the guidelines our field >investigators are asked to follow, according to CISU field >investigator's handbook (which has been adopted since 1984: >http://tinyurl.com/6x6ohms: <snip> >Centro Italiano Studi Ufologici >CISU - Casella postale 82 - 10100 Torino >tel 011.30.78.63 - fax 011.54.50.33 >http://www.cisu.org Thanks Steven and Edoardo It's reassuring to see that folk have put some careful thought into devizing protocols. As a 'lay observer'. probably along with most others, had sort- of presumed that - but our recent discussions re: `nuts'n`bolts' versus `New Age' brought a trace of doubt. As you say Edoardo, using the full formal protocol is not practical at initial stage of _all_ reported case. And most 'lights in the sky' cases wouldn't benefit, while police/air- forces _should_ have similar protocols already). However a case with apparent significant features - such as are always questioned amid controversy afterwards - surely warrants making a scientific record for analysis, which demands a credible (impartial) protocol. Cheers Ray D 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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