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Why Edward Condon cracked down.

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posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 12:11 AM
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I have to thank the folks behind the recent publication of John Keels materials for this, as well as the late James Moseley for this; Moseley's Shockingly Close to the Truth : Confessions of a Grave-Robbing Ufologist is my primary source for this after all...

Anyway, as Moseley relates: he and Grey Barker liked to get together, partake of the cheeba, and make prank calls. Around the time John Keel was running around West Virginia, they decided to mess with his head. Edward Condon meanwhile, was apparently iniatally open to the idea of serious investigation of UFOs...until he ran into John Keel at a UFO convention, by which time the prank calls had driven Keel into open paranoia. Twas after this that Condon took a hard skeptic line against UFOlogy - or so Moseley writes at least.




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posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 06:16 AM
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So, you are saying that the US government was entirely unbiased, honest and telling in their 967-page paper weight oft-times called "white wash" of the UFO phenomena (officially entitled Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects) that evidently was the turning point for newly minted wonder boy scientist Carl Sagan and his transformation to a UFO nay-sayer? How nice and tidy.



posted on Oct, 7 2015 @ 06:15 PM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
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So, you are saying that the US government was entirely unbiased, honest and telling in their 967-page paper weight oft-times called "white wash" of the UFO phenomena (officially entitled Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects) that evidently was the turning point for newly minted wonder boy scientist Carl Sagan and his transformation to a UFO nay-sayer? How nice and tidy.



Haha, no. I'm saying running into John Keel at the height of his stoner-induced paranoia...is the sort of thing that would turn potentially open minded scientists off from the subject.



posted on Oct, 8 2015 @ 09:19 AM
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Sounds like an embellished anecdote intended for purely entertainment purposes. Moseley was known for his sarcasm and skepticism of all things UFO.



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