posted on Sep, 10 2011 @ 03:33 PM
A few words about Tony Dodd, and the simple fact that he became increasingly unreliable as a source of factual material as he grew older. Maybe we
shouldn't speak ill of the dead, but I did put my concerns to him and his colleagues while he was alive.
Briefly, he became convinced that he was not just a contactee but a (the?) 'Alien Ambassador'. He was responsible for setting one of the key Indigo
Child stories in motion, giving different versions of his facts depending on where he was writing. He repeatedly published photos of UK wild animals
that had been humanely destroyed, claiming that they had been mutilated by aliens, never saying where he had taken the photos, and refusing to pass
any information about the (many) mutilations he said he was aware of to any animal welfare organisation or to the Police. He believed that he
received phone calls at home from warships observing UFOs off Iceland. I think he was repeatedly hoaxed, though by other ufologists, not the
He was, indeed, one of the main advocates of the Kalahari case, which started its public life in the UK 'UFO Magazine', for which he researched and
wrote. I guess that his involvement fitted with his assessment of himself, and 'UFO Magazine' didn't, I think, accept the hoax readily.
As a former Police Sergeant - apparently an entirely competent one - I understand that Dodd still appears in the UK database of police sightings.
Were he still alive, I imagine that the Exo-politics crowd would want him on their platforms. But while I don't believe he should be featured in any
UFO Hall of Shame or similar, I would caution against taking any of his material at face value.
edit on 10-9-2011 by Snippy23 because: found a better word