From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul> Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 09:18:47 -0500 Archived: Sat, 17 Sep 2011 11:29:52 -0400 Subject: Re: Leah Haley On Her Experiences & Alleged >From: Jack Brewer <brewer.jack.nul> >To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2011 23:43:41 -0700 (PDT) >Subject: Leah Haley On Abduction "It doesn't happen." >Source: The UFO Trail Blog >http://tinyurl.com/3osrqhu >Saturday, September 17, 2011 >Leah Haley on Alien Abduction: "It Doesn't Happen" >Former self-described alien abductee Leah Haley has revised her >perspectives about her experiences of high strangeness to >conclude that no alien abductions ever took place in her life. >She now completely attributes her remarkable perceptions to >having been an involuntary research subject. Commenting on >literal alien abduction from her home in Pensacola, Florida, >Haley stated, "It doesn't happen." <snip> >She is now thoroughly convinced mind control experiments are >responsible for what became known as the alien abduction >phenomenon. <snip> >She explained, "It was like a progression with me until I >finally came to the conclusion that everything with me was >human-instigated. That's where the evidence pointed. I didn't >find any concrete evidence - no absolute concrete evidence - of >aliens, but plenty of evidence of human intervention." <snip> I have no idea what happened to this woman, and the article, while certainly interesting and well written, sheds no real light on the matter. All we learn is that she has changed her mind and embraced another interpretation, one that is, unfortunately, fully as problematic as her previous conviction of alien intervention. If she is putting forth the notion that mind-control experiments explain the abduction phenomenon, she's offering up what amounts to yet another conspiracy theory in a world already dangerously besotted with them. From my own investigative experience in the early days (the 1970s and '80s) and my reading of the literature, my impression is that any individual experient's interpretation of what happened to him or her must be viewed with caution. We are, I think, dealing with experiences - apparently, in various iterations appropriate to time and place, long undergone by human beings - well beyond current knowledge, perhaps even beyond our ability to speculate meaningfully. All the while we're misled by our normal human desire to shape (or reduce) such experiences to our understanding. Of course I am curious to see what Haley's evidence is, if she plans to make it generally available. 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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