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Though I do not generally write on forums, I have had reason to write on this one a couple of times in the past month or two. The first was simply to respond to a suggestion by John Lear that I'd died a few years ago...which was news to me, so I thought that needed correcting. However, in reading what Lear was saying before he suggested I was dead, I realized that he had also decided to infer that I had misunderstood his statement (many years ago now) that he had taken part in making up the infamous Krill Memo. What he said to me then was straightforward, and I understood him and was shocked that he would even admit it to my face...the quote was I believe "we made it up"...referring to himself and a military officer he knew at the time. If John now prefers to say that I simply misunderstood him--so be it, he is free to say what he wants. The Krill Memo was ridiculous to me at the time anyway, being totally unfounded and unsupportable, if not silly for what it was. My advice to everyone would be to find better uses for their efforts than chasing something with so little substance.
However, my reason for writing now came about after seeing, quite by accident, another statement John made (that I just today saw on a Yahoo group). John's statement was this (it came from a previous note above):
"I have been taken to task by Chris Lambright on the internet for supposedly suppressing or changing the Bennewitz story."
For the record, I have never said or in any way suggested that John suppressed or changed Bennewitz's story...whatever story he might be referring too. There were a number of stories that surrounded Paul Bennewitz, and imho most of the truly bizarre ones were stories stroked and retold by others to make them grow, and in so doing they hurt Paul's credibility. If John had any part in any of those stories then he can explain that for himself. I, for one, have never taken him "to task" for anything to do with "the Bennewitz Story". There was a curious tale from John once that he had met a woman who claimed she could provide drawings of wild things in an underground base, drawings supposedly coming from a man she knew who supposedly had been in the base...and I told John that none of that amounted to any kind of proof of anything in my opinion. That said, the only real question I have had concerning John's impact on Paul Bennewitz stem from Paul's livid reaction when I spoke with him a few days after John's visit to his home (the rest isn't pertinent here; I cover it briefly in a book I am working on).
However, the above is only to make the point that whatever I think of John's involvement since the mid-1980's, it is not accurate to say I have taken him to task for "suppressing or changing the Bennewitz story." If he did, and someone has taken him to task for it...it was not me. I had my reasons, which John knows, for ceasing my association with him in any way relating to Ufology. He was, and I'm sure still is, a friendly and interesting guy, but the Krill Memo was only part of it.
Still, why all this seems suddenly to be an issue now, almost 20 years on, is beyond me. It is curious though...
Speaking of the Cutolo affadavit...
I personally know several people that were involved in parts of "Operation Orwell" here in Massachusetts. Lots and lots and LOTS of strange goings-on connected to that case still reverberate through the area and affect some people. I don't feel comfortable getting into much detail, but a lot of lives were changed due to things connected to that whole affair. Read between the lines in the affadavit, I believe it to be at least 75% true and I know for a fact that many things contained in it are 100% true. It's the little things that aren't in there, that someone may have edited out over the years, that mean the most. Read it carefully a few times and you may see what I mean.
An acquaintance of mine was one of the Ayer PD officers on scene when Elaine Tyree's body was found, and when I was in the police academy we studied crime scene photos from the murder. I find it fascinating since I have spent a lot of time at Fort Devens and the immediate area.
Originally posted by Tiloke
I personnally think that the "soul" is nothing more than a type of living "tape recorder" that simply records all our emotions, experiences, etc,etc. Each life we live is added to the sum of the lives before it untill the soul reaches........something. We cant remember previous cycles because of the "king who wanted to be poor for a day" rule.
Originally posted by housegroove23
During my research for the truth back in the year 2000 I have read something about planes being hijacked and crashed into buildings in major cities in America as an attempt to start some kind of conflict in the middle east to keep the world population occupied in a conflict for a long time. The stuff that I read did not say specifically the WTC they just hinted to the fact that it would be a major city like Los Angeles or San Francisco or Chicago or New York. I have read this before 9/11 happened.
Please help me figure out where I read this, I know I read this, am I crazy for thinking this?
We were talking flying as usual and as I brought up the topic of an amateur pilot flying a commercial airliner so-so feet from the ground at full speed to hit the pentagon he looked a little more skeptical than I am used to seeing.
He brought up the very real and very relevant point of ground proximity effect upon the plane and said he found it ''very difficult'' to believe that the plane could have followed the reported last few seconds of flight path.
He mentioned at such a high speed also the plane would have a tendency to ''spiral''( I forgot the term he used) uncontrollably at low altitude
BTW He was drunk because he had to perform his very first ''missed approach'' in his career AWWWWW!!!