"As it stands now (1988), there is NO government investigation of UFOs. I have heard that there is a Top Secret Air Force study, but know that there is not. Until July, 1986, I was a captain in the Air Force, and through my job would have had to have access to the channels where those reports would have been made. There were no indications of that study, and if there had been, I would have seen them...
- CAPTAIN KEVIN RANDLE (Ret.) writing in his 1988 book, "The October Scenario", Page 130.
|EDITOR AND STILL
James W. Moseley
Volume 44, No. 10
November 15th, 1997
P. 0. Box 1709
Key West, FL 33041
Incidentally, "Smear" hears a rumor that Hall will soon be retiring from the Fund for UFO Research (FUFOR) and moving away from the Washington, D.C. area. He will be missed (barely!)...
In addition, Pratt writes:
"The only really sour note in the Varginha case is that the two main investigators - Ubirajara and Pacaccini - fell out badly some time ago for reasons that had nothing to do with the case itself. The animosity is very real and I don't know if they will ever talk to each other again... Our fear is that eventually there will be Pacaccini's book, Ubirajara's book, and God knows how many other versions, as has happened in Roswell, and no one will really know what happened at Varginha. They're both good men and they've done a great job investigating this case, but it's as if their personal battle is now more important to them than getting the whole truth about Varginha out to the world."
Meanwhile, we hear that Corso is blaming most of the wild stuff in the book on his co-author, William Birnes!...
First, it is necessary to reiterate that there is no scientific proof (as opposed to mere evidence) that anything strange is going on. In particular, fifty years of the so-called modern flying saucer era have produced no hard evidence that we are being visited by spacecraft from another planet, or that the Government is conspiring to keep us in the dark about same.
In our opinion, strange things are indeed going on, but because they are not reproducible, the evidence is largely anecdotal. We believe that there is a definite link, or overlap, between UFO phenomena and psychic phenomena. Your editor has personally experienced several examples of both, from time to time during his life.
To us, the most likely answer to all of this is that we share this planet with another Intelligence, whatever it may be, and that this situation has existed throughout recorded history, if not longer. There is no need to assume we are being invaded by spaceships. If we ever are so invaded, we believe the evidence for it will be far more clear-cut than anything we have seen so far.
Our viewpoint pleases very few people - Believers, skeptics, or debunkers. But if we wanted to be popular, we would have founded some weird cult long ago
To us, the UFO field is fascinating - not only because a genuine mystery seems to be involved, but because the people drawn to this line of research are unusually interesting & even amusing in the diverse ways that they draw attention to themselves. "Smear" hopes to go on chronicling their activities for a long time to come.
|LEFT, in another painting by abductee/artist David Huggins, the artist is seen holding one of the hybrid babies he helped to create. The women and insectoid creatures in the painting are all part of Huggins' inter-dimensional scene. The painting itself is in full color.|
Although rudeness abounded, the principal sleazy thing done to Huggins was: Before the program, he was given a lie-detector test that he had consented to, and was told that the results were "inconclusive". Then, on the air, he was told that the test showed "deception" on his part. Wisely, Huggins later asked for the sheet of paper showing the test results - but he was told it had been thrown out!
Most people realize that a lie detector test, like hypnosis, is not completely reliable, and in fact lie detector test results are usually inadmissible in court. Much depends on the competency and bias of the person giving the test. Huggins was obviously "ambushed", and treated very unfairly. He now says that he will never go on another talk show, and we can hardly blame him!
This travesty will be seen on the NBC Network on Friday, November 21, at 9 A.M., Eastern Standard Time. Don't miss it!
Prometheus is, of course, the publishing arm of the dreaded CSICOP organization, and Phil Klass, who is well known to "Smear" readers, is their leading anti-UFO spokesman.
It is highly unusual for a small publishing house to release within a few months of each other two books taking the same point of view on precisely the same subject. Yet, this is what Prometheus has done. Kal K. Korff's book, "The Roswell UFO Crash - What They Don't Want You to Know", was published about June of this year. A third anti-Roswell book, by our friend Karl Pflock, was turned down by Prometheus because at the time he wrote it, Pflock was not completely skeptical about the Roswell Incident. (He has since seen the light of pure Promethian skepticism - but too late!)
Not that we disagree with the conclusions of the above-mentioned learned gentlemen. If it wasn't a Mogul Balloon that crashed at Roswell, it must have been something just like it! Research by the Air Force itself, plus people like Prof. Charles Moore, Barry Greenwood, Robert Todd, Kent Jeffrey and others, all lead to the same conclusion. Kevin Randle and (of course!) Stanton Friedman are now the only well-known proponents left in the UFO field to perpetuate the Roswell myth.
So, what we are saying is that kindly old Phil Klass is beating a dead horse - which, however, does truly deserve to be beaten - after all these years of misleading half-truths we have suffered in regard to this famous non-event.
This 230-page hard-cover tome includes 16 pages of interesting photographs, including (inevitably) one showing Klass together with a fake alien head. There is a good index, but regretably no mention therein of either Moseley or "Saucer Smear". But no book can be perfect!....
"I wish I had some exclusive, inside poop to reveal about my recent decision to step down as the editor of the MUFON UFO Journal. The fact of the matter, though, is that any number of factors. were involved. To enumerate them all would be to paint me as some sort of UFO martyr, when, mostly, I'm just exhausted after thirteen years of editing a journal, any journal, month after month after month. A break was definitely in order, me from MUFON and no doubt MUFON from me.
"Did recent events make my decision any easier? Of course they did, beginning most obviously with the vociferous fall-out over Kent Jeffrey's Roswell article. Even before that, however, the allegations of being a government disinformation agent - simply because I dared publish articles critical of certain other UFO shibboleths, including Roswell - had already grown tiresome. In addition, the people responsible for printing the Journal, who I had to deal with on almost a daily basis, had a decidedly different view of the benefits and efficiency, not to mention the uses, of the computer age than I did.
"Nuff said. I'll miss the perks of the position. But the free downtime will allow me to be a better house-husband. Of course if the CIA hadn't issued me a cover-kid in the first place I wouldn't have to worry about such matters.
"Ah, the price we pay!"
"Like you, I was surprised at Walt Andrus' comments last August. I did not think Kent's article was "too long", but then Walt may know the attention span of Journal readers better than I do. He complained of `errors', but didn't cite any, and grumbled that the membership was `infuriated' by Kent's `debunking' article. Pardon me, Walt, but I thought ufology was a search for truth, not happiness. Am I missing something? And consider this, Jim. In sports, if games are lost and attendance sags, the manager is fired. But in business, if market share and earnings drop, it's the CEO who's fired. I think MUPON needs to decide if ufology is a game or serious business."
"...Mr. Klass is simply not being truthful about me being truthful about my being unable to shed any further light on the MJ-12 papers; and furthermore, his conclusions concerning whatever connections I may or may not have had with Mr. Doty are way off base - being based, as they are, upon only the very few pieces he has of what is really a much larger puzzle. (The inside truth, Jim, is that if I did have something to tell, I would wait for Mr. Klass to become completely senile before I did it. I mean, the man can't even see the trees for the forest now, and, like, it's already autumn.)
"And finally as to my `doubts' about Roswell, the fact is that - in spite of what some people (Krass, Toad, Rumble, A-lan, Greenweed, and so many, many others) have found it convenient to believe, I've always harbored some doubts about this case. aiven that, perhaps it might be best to interpret these latest ones as nothing more than an effort to distance myself from the likes of Messers. Schitt, Rumble, Fraudmann, Gah-Gahski, et al.
"May the coming of Halloween holiday season find you appearing and disappearing in many large puffs of smoke, as is fitting for the season. Indeed, I think I shall go and disappear into one right now. Poof!"
"If you had read my book you would know that people - thousands of people over the years - have seen clear cut craft - triangles, rectangles, etc., from about 200 feet in size on up to close range. No one at Pine Bush is seeing globs & globes with beads of light. That has to do with shortwave radiation. It's in my book. I am not a hard core Pine Bush local. I am not associated with the other person you mentioned in `Smear', and I have a Ph.D. from New York University. I demand you give women the same respect the men get."
"In the latest issue of `Smear', Phil Klass subtly implied that Jerry Clark is skeptical of the Linda Napolitano case. I'm shocked! Phil seems to think Jerry is far more astute than he really is. There is no reason at all to believe that Jerry is sufficiently perceptive to successfully evaluate the available evidence.
"Given Jerry's long history, Klass' subtle implication is bewildering. Perhaps Uncle Phil is mellowing and wants to say something nice about his long-time antagonist!
"...In his posts to the Internet, Clark still refers to me as `Torquemada' (head of the Spanish Inquisition), thereby revealing his continuing unconscious feelings of religious persecution... His feelings of persecution are accompanied by those of grandiosity and paranoia. This is a general pattern and not specific to the Linda case. Anyone having remaining doubts about that may wish to obtain Martin Kottmeyer's recent article entitled `Jerry Maundering'. Kottmeyer is one of the most knowledgeable and insightful commentators on UFO phenomena, though the U.S. ufological hierarchy does not wish to admit it.
"From the beginning I have maintained that Linda's actual claims are of relatively little importance. The worrisome matter is the astuteness of ufology's leadership. In this, Linda has made a substantial positive contribution. Far more effectively than Philip J. Kiass, Linda has demonstrated the professional capabilities of Budd Hopkins, Jerry Clark, Walt Andrus, John Mack, David Jacobs, and Richard Hall. These people have disparagingly referred to Linda as having `average' intelligence. Yet, to an unbiased outsider, this woman of modest means and of `average' intelligence has exposed the prestigious old white men of ufology for what they are! She deserves our admiration and respect."
"Thanks for the photo in the October 10th `Saucer Smear'.
"In that issue, you state that my work on the Roswell case was published in the MUFON Journal. That's wrong. In fairness to the guys at the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies, would you please print a correction in the next `Smear'? My research on the Roswell case appeared in the International UFO Reporter (lUR)."
.... In the last `Smear', regarding our dear friend James Randi, the letter writer, one K.E. Sackett, wrote in favor of Randi. This guy is obviously not aware of Randi and his tricks. Sackett is not aware that if a psycho - oops, psychic takes Randi's challenge, Randi has his own rules before the psychic even tries that challenge. Randi won't give away anything that easily! Plus Randi would hurt the reputation of that psychic who takes the challenge. So remember, K.E. Sackett, Randi deals in magic and uses a crooked deck!...
"I received my `Smear' today and was delighted to see that you put K. E. Sackett straight about the un-amusing Randi! Could it be that K.E. isn't such a smarty-pants after all?...
"I liked Robert Todd's excerpt that you published. But I wish he wouldn't use so much `wrong way Ramble' stuff. His arguments are excellent, and the `funny stuff' only detracts from his efforts."
"Of course you know what is going on in Area 51: Top-secret government defense projects based on advanced, but conventional, techologies achieved through the normal terrestrial development of science and technology.
"What do I do these days? I golf, and I maintain correspondence with a couple of aficionados of weirdness. ...
"...Over the years, I've really enjoyed your `Saucer News' and `Saucer Smear' publications - and I wanted to tell you this, before I wait too long to convey this message.
"In your `News' I really enjoyed hearing about what the UFOs and their occupants were up to, worldwide. In your `Smear' I enjoy hearing about the many different personalities in the field on a global basis.
"I've always considered myself a bonafied researcher and investigator - no more, no less. But I've learned over the years to allow room for genuine information and to try to avoid the other two extremes of misinformation and disinformation, which I personally dislike.
"I wish you many future years of success in pursuit of the ufological truth. I don't consider myself a UFO personality, though some may...
"You know that long, long ago, in a magazine far, far away, I speculated that the efforts to learn something about UFOs had pretty much failed. Twenty-five years later, I see that the situation hasn't changed much. I rather suspect that if we ever truly met up with real ETs, none of the UFO researchers would be vindicated. Their phenomena would still be there - unknown, elusive, and always a step ahead of them!..."
George would appreciate it if information on UFO cases in his area - North and South Carolina - be sent to him at: 602 Battleground Road, Lincolnton, N.C. 28092. - Editor.
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