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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gaines M Crook's rejected MUFON article on UFOs and Electromagnetism

Joel Crook has provided us with some of his father's musings on UFOs. We've placed and will be placing some of that material at our UFO Heterodoxy blog -- http://ufoh.blogspot.com

Joel sent this missives about an article his father wrote for MUFON that was ultimately rejected. Here is Joel's e-mail and copies of letters to MUFON from his father about the article:

Rich:

Below you will find the letters my father sent to Walter Andrus in regards to the "Some Thoughts..." article that was rejected by MUFON. The first agreeing to splitting his "Thoughts" article into two parts and the second one responding to James McCampbell's objections to the article.

I believe there is a third letter that outlines where he thought MUFON has gotten off track and why but I'm not sure it is complete.

The reason I send this is to provide context for why the article never appeared….

regards;

Joel Crook

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First letter
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GMC Laboratories
Chatsworth, CA 91311

January 15, 1991

Mr. Walt Andrus, International Director
MUFON UFO Network
103 Oldtowne Road
Seguin, TX 78155

RE:  Publication of Paper, “Some Thoughts  about "Electromagnetic Effects” Your Card of 1-11-91.

Dear Walt:

Thank you for your card. I think the best way to split the paper is at the paragraph break at the top of page 9. This makes both halves about equal and since the new paragraph as a new subject there should be no loss of continuity. I have used the IEEE publication instructions in the listing of references where references are listed in alphabetical order of the surname of the first author. In splitting the paper I listed the references used in Part I after Part I and the references used in Part II after Part II. I am sending a printout of the revised document.

I have enclosed a copy of my resume. Since it may be diffi­cult to try to reduce it, why don't you use the following:  "Mr. Crook has a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering, is a registered professional engineer and has had many years of experience in the generation and measurement of electric, magnet­ic and electromagnetic fields".

If you need anything else please call or write.

Yours truly,

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Second Letter
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GMC Laboratories
October 12, 1991

Mr. Walt Andrus, International Director
MUFON UFO Network
103 Oldtowne Road
Seguin, TX 78155

RE: Review of my Paper,"Some Thoughts on Electromagnetic Effects"

Dear Walt:

Thank you for the copy of the review of my paper by James McCampbell.  I have a few comments though not as a rebuttal.  A rebuttal would be, as expressed by Jaime Shandera, a  "pissing contest".

When I wrote the paper I had at least three things in mind.

1. I thought someone with a knowledgeof electromagnetics should set the record straight on what electromagnetics can and cannot do.

2. I vehemently disagree with McCampbell's statement when he says "But there is no reason to assume that the mechanisms by which vehicle interference take place are beyond the capacity of contemporary science". This statement would lead us to believe that we already know all that there is to know about everything and as Allen Hynek put it, there will be no 21st century science and  no 30th century science.

3.   There appears to be an attitude among most people who have at all considered the thought, that if the intelligence behind the UFOs is indeed alien then it will be like the movies and the TV  stories.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  If this intelligence is indeed alien, then bright seasoned minds will crack at the first interface with it. The danger of contact may not be what their weapons can do to us but what a face to face meeting can do to our minds. In fact, it may have already happened.  It is entirely possible that the ultimate secret is not physical evidence of crashed saucers but the record of what happened at the first interface between the aliens and humans.

From the tenor of McCampbell's review one would think that I had attacked his person instead of rejecting his ideas.  Nothing could be further from the truth. While I certainly disagree with the ideas he expressed, at no time did I intend to impugn his character or his person. If I created this impression, I beg his forgiveness.  There are some other things which come to mind but that would bring us too close to the "pissing contest" which I mentioned earlier.

Thank you for considering my paper.

Yours truly,

Gaines M. Crook
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Again, the article may be read via http://ufoh.blogspot.com. (It's a WORD document, and while I've emended some of Gaines Crook's other materials, I have left this one intact so it appears verbatim.)

RR

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