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Dr Edgar Mitchell:
“The truth about it is that it was real,I was there when the Roswell incident took place. I was on my way to college and had just graduated high school. One day, it was in the Roswell Daily Record, which was a newspaper in Roswell, about an alien spacecraft that had crashed, and the next day that it had been denied by the Air Force, saying that it was a weather balloon. I believed that and went off to college.
It is possible for the UFOLOGY to overcome this scandal, possibly yes, in the same way it was possible for NASA to overcome the disaster of Apollo 1, but is going to take a lot of time.
originally posted by: The angel of light
a reply to: Prezbo369
Again, Your comparison is not even pertinent or logical, you are trying to compare NASA of Today with Ufology of Today, that is not even thinkable, you need to project yourself backward in time to see what was NACA or NASA in 1950s.
This was by the way not the first case in History. Anybody that has defied the status quo of the science has been ridiculed or attacked as pseudo scientists , dreamers and even liars, that includes Socrates, Galileo Galilei, Giurdano Bruno, Sigmund Freud even Albert Einstein.
Giuglielmo Marconi the inventor of the telegraphy without wires, and so by extension the pioneer of all the wireless communication was sent to a psychiatric hospital for almost 6 months by his own friends when he first time disclosed his findings. No body even believed it was possible such a thing that today we consider perfectly feasible.
Christopher Columbus was accused of hoaxer and also of possible mad by the faculty of the best Universities of Europe of his time when he was allowed to talk of a trip around the ocean toward the west. We are living today where we are thanks to what in his time was called pseudoscience.
originally posted by: Raytrek
a reply to: The angel of light
It took what 5000 years or less for us to go from stone-age to what we are now, yet humans have been at this level of evolution for at least 100,000 years? I'd suggest it is more likely that at some point an advanced off-shoot of humanity broke away onto its own and given tens of thousands of years technological head start on us they have managed to be here without our knowing it. I think that is far more likely than aliens.
A BRIEF HISTORY OF ROCKETRY - NASA
"Rockets appear in Arab literature in 1258 A.D., describing Mongol invaders' use of them on February 15 to capture the city of Baghdad."
Marconi wrote to the Ministry of Post and Telegraphs, then under the direction of the honorable Pietro Lacava, explaining his wireless telegraph machine and asking for funding. He never received a response to his letter which was eventually dismissed by the Minister who wrote "to the Longara" on the document, referring to the insane asylum on Via della Lungara in Rome
Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich
"Marconi dreamed of a system for harassing the intangible forces of ether Evidence that he did not dream in vain may be found in every radio and television set in the world,. It may interest you to know that Marconi's 'friends' had him taken into custody, and examined in a psychopathic hospital, when he announced he had discovered a principle through which he could send messages through the air, without the aid of wires or other direct physical means of communication."
The term applies especially to Marconi as after inventing his wireless telegraph he wrote to the ministry of Post and Telegraphs, which at the time was under the direction of the honorable Pietro Lacava, explaining how the machine worked and asking for funding. He never received a response to his letter which was eventually dismissed by the minister who wrote "to the Longara" on the document, referring to the insane asylum on via della Lungara in Rome.
It would seem like I've been here before... Asking my friends and colleagues to accept my sincerest apology for my participation in the recent event in Mexico City.
I accept full responsibility for the fact that I allowed myself to be drawn into this situation, albeit with the best of intentions, I sacrificed my better judgement by being overly trusting when I should have known better. As one strives to make up for the mistakes of the past, there are times that emotions cause one to outrun their headlights. In my case, I ran it right off the road.
Through the years I have worked hard to earn back your respect and confidence in my work only to presently jeopardize it all. For that I am especially remorseful.
I am afraid that after spending almost half of my life devoted to one specific investigation, I allowed the allure of final resolution cloud my skeptical nature to be replaced by a false vision of hope. I now realize that the image in the slides is a mummy as specified by the display placard.
Just saw this message from Donald R. Schmitt regarding the so-called Roswell Slides. This had to be hard for him to write, and he has my sympathy and respect. I know without a doubt that his intentions, and those of Tom Carey, were sincere. As everyone knows, I supported the idea that the slides were interesting enough that they deserved more investigation. Well, they got it. In my opinion, the matter of the slides is CLOSED.
If others wish to debate the physiology of the body, let them. I have no more interest in this matter and fully believe we can and will move on. There remains much work to do.