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Friday, April 15, 2011

An almost sad tale about UFO researchers

As a small pyscho-social experiment, I sent this clip from a newspaper story about me a short while ago to several UFO buddies to see what reaction I'd get.

Interestingly, I received notes that mentioned everything but the flight to New Mexico.

Not one person asked me when and why I flew to New Mexico.

This further proves to me that UFO aficionados and allegedly adroit researchers are hardly atop their game, or any game.

What do they miss or have they missed in other tales from persons who profess to know something about UFOs?

It's a sad commentary on the UFO matter, as far as I'm concerned....

RR

18 Comments:

  • Socorro? Fill us in!

    By Blogger Frank Stalter, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Another time, Frank, as part of something I'm working on....

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • What the article tells me is that you're a cultural troglodyte - that you can never have too much Berlioz!

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Actually it was Berlioz' Benvenuto Cellini that got the attention.

    One of my young, non-classically oriented guys complained about Berlioz...too much...and I got nailed for the statement.

    I adore Berlioz, even though he was addicted to an actress, and got goofy thereby.

    (You know how it is Paul, when one is smitten by beauty in the form of a female.)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • I just figured you flew people out to the alleged site of Roswell - what would be unusual about that or bear more asking?

    Hell I had a private plane I'd do it too. ;)

    By Blogger JR, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Nope, not Roswell JR.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Well even Socorro. Had it said Holloman, I think many would have asked how you flew in what I assume would be restricted airspace.

    By Blogger JR, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Methinks it's a certain Contactee case.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Why Jr, what makes you think I lumped you into the mix?

    You zeroed in on the important item.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Nick:

    I think I'm the "contactee."

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • LOL...I don't. I'd like to think you know me better than that. But I'm not sure you could make a case for lack of critical thought on a rather innocent "more about me" emailed article. I mean you are a fairly private guy, maybe people didn't want to pry? Or were these people who had known you for years and years?

    More importantly, how about that grant? :D

    By Blogger JR, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • JR:

    One tries to keep some aspects of one's life private.

    But since a reporter is prepping a story about my "family," that privacy may be opened to scrutiny once again.

    As for a grant, I've passed on your request to our guy Wes, who is the money guy here....and he's a stingy bastard.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • You know how it is Paul, when one is smitten by beauty in the form of a female.

    Quite so. But that's a good thing, n'est ce pas?

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Yes, Paul, it's quite wonderful.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Rich,

    I haven't got to the "clip" just yet, and being (as you know) one of the recipients–does this put my adjudication on pause, or am I beyond contempt? ;>)

    Cheers,
    Frank

    By Blogger Frank Warren, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Frank:

    You could never be beyond contempt
    or beneath contempt nor are any other fellows who got the clip.

    For me, if I saw that someone had made a pilgrimage to a UFO site, I'd like to know more about it, even if the site has become banal over the years.

    This has happened before.

    I covered the Ann Arbor/Hillsdale "swamp gas" events as an intern at the Detroit News, and no one has, currently, asked me about that -- and that is, for me, a cluster of sightings that resonate as authentic.

    I'm hoping to touch base with Ronald Mannor who, with his father, saw the UFO at their Dexter farm.

    Anyway, I'm always surprised at how minutiae gets missed by investigators, inside and outside the UFO community -- minutiae that could be important, or not.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Rich,

    OK, I have now read the piece and my first two questions (in order) are (and would have been in ignorance to the excercise):

    Where's the rest?

    When was this written?

    After that it would have been:

    Plane?!

    Hoffa?!

    Don't fret however, as I would have eventually gotten to the UFO minutiae. :>) (Do tell).

    Given your history and longevity (as well as iconoclastic stance) with the subject matter you certainly shouldn't be surprised by the shortcomings in this thing we call Ufology.

    Serving as recent examples is the hokum re the erroneously labeled FBI file (yet again), as well as the (ongoing) adherence to the hoaxed Jerusalem UFO videos, to which I couldn't believe my ears when I heard Rich Dolan blessing them last night on C2C (ad nauseam).

    The state of Ufology (if there is such a thing) is summed up best by the scene in Heart Break Ridge: after a readiness exercise the Colonel asked Gunny Highway's (Clint Eastwood's character) assessment of the situation; he replied:

    "IT'S A CLUSTER-F––– SIR!"

    Cheers,
    Frank

    By Blogger Frank Warren, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

  • Ah, Frank, the sad state of "ufology" indeed....

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, April 15, 2011  

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