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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

The Rumored “New Roswell Evidence” by Anonymous

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We have received the following account of what Kevin Randle’s Dream Team has discovered, and which has been rumored for a while here and elsewhere.

The sender is a credible, reliable source, but that said, I can’t vouch for all that is indicated but do know that some of it is what I’ve heard also.

I’ve emended [sic] where needed:

Kevin Randle’s sidekicks heard that a woman, while handling an estate deal in Texas, came across some Kodachrome slides stashed in the lid of an old trunk at the home of the deceased woman whose estate she was closing.

Passing the slides on to her brother, a businessman in Chicago, got the attention of Tom Carey of the Roswell Dream Team.

Mr. Carey notified his fellow team-members and they set out to determine if what the slides showed were in fact what they assumed them to be: bodies lying on gurneys, covered midway by army blankets, from the Roswell area in 1947.

The bodies were not quite human but not quite unearthly either.

Carey and his fellow members took the slides to a Chicago newspaper and also allowed Eastman Kodak experts to examine the slides.

Both entities agreed that the Kodachromes were from the 1947 era.

The photos were taken, sneakily, by the husband of the woman in whose house they were found.

He was a geologist on a field trip near Roswell in the summer of 1947. He and his fellow geologists came upon an Army mop-up of what seemed to be an accident.

The area was cordoned off and the geologists told not to interfere or get involved.

The geologist snapped a few pictures unbeknownst to the Army and secreted his camera away.

He eventually went to work for Silas Newton of Aztec notoriety.

When he died, his wife put the slides in hiding for fear, apparently, of government reprisal.

Now that the slides have come forward, the Randle team has tried to get a media outfit to do something with them.

CNN was contacted but did not wish to go forward since the persons providing the slides were known Roswell advocates of the extraterrestrial persuasion, CNN thinking the slides might be a ruse to sell more Roswell stories.

Those who have seen the slides and bodies in them think the corpses are alien entities.

That may be disputed since there is no corroborating evidence to confirm that conclusion.

Where the slides are now is not known by this writer. Nor do I know what the Randle team is doing about the matter.

But this is part of what the Roswell team is working with and on.

Anonymous
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Ufologists: How to think!

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The New York Review of Books, in its October 10th issue, has a review by Tim Parks Associate Professor of Literature and Translation at IULM University in Milan of Zibaldone, designated as “The Greatest Intellectual Diary of Italian Literature.”

The “diary” is by Giacomo Leopardi and was written in the 1800s, and contains four-and-half thousand pages of thought and rumination by Leopardi which, Parks writes, has the “breadth and depth of thought compared to the work of Schopenhauer and Nietzsche.” [Page 28]

Some excerpts from the review (which can be found, in its entirety at NYRB.com) are pertinent to some who visit and comment here:

A conflicted psychological state is posited when one knows, but chooses not to know, because knowledge is neither helpful nor attractive. Given the ever-present danger of disillusionment, denial is the default. [Page 28]

… knowledge does not help us to live; on the contrary it corrodes those happy errors, or illusions … that give life meaning, shifting energy to the mental and rational and away from the physical and instinctive, where, in complicity with illusion, happiness lies. [Page 28]

Thought … can crucify and torment a person. [Page 28]

… if beliefs and illusions foster activity and excitement, which are always a pleasure, the deconstruction of those beliefs leads to inertia and unhappiness. [Page 29]

The Zibaldone … begins to assume the tone of an across-the-board attack on received wisdom, notions of progress, and pieties of every kind. [Page 29]

Leopardi makes a distinction between self-love or self-regard on the one hand and egotism or self-centeredness on the other …

For the person whose self-regard has been undermined by ill health, old age, failure, disillusionment, or a society … which has a poor opinion of itself, retreats into self-centeredness; in trouble or danger, he will defend himself and his own interests at all costs, careless of the destiny of those closest to him. Another’s troubles make no impression on him while another’s success is a motive for envy. [Page 29]

[Leopardi] comes back to questions of envy and compassion … (how much easier it is to feel compassion for a pretty girl rather than an ugly old man) … he delves into the questions of how aesthetic responses alter over the centuries, compelling us to acknowledge the relative nature of … knowledge or judgment. [Page 29]

… the mind finds repose not in knowledge but in everything it cannot know … [Page 30]
… why not interest oneself in the most frivolous things, if life in general [is] meaningless? [Page 30]

We are told that there is no point in speaking of things that cannot be known; that any meaning attributed to life is a product of the imagination and hence precarious and infinitely more so once we become aware of this fact … [Page 30]

Parks goes on, “Merely to list the subjects Leopardi tackles in Zibaldone would more than fill this article. So many of his intuitions look forward to the work of future philosophers, to absurdism and existentialism; again and again the voices of Nietzsche, Dostoevsky, Wittgenstein, Gadda, Beckett, Bernhard, Cioran, and many others seem to murmur on the page(s).” [Page 30]

So, those of you who think you are thoughtful and intellectual, I suggest a dollop of Leopardi’s “diary.” It may help you realize how little we know and how little we really think.

RR