posted on Sep, 9 2009 @ 04:55 AM
Greetings to ATS members:
First, I'm sorry it has taken me awhile to wade into your discussion about the Corso videos. Although I often slip in to see what ATS folks are
talking about, I have been reluctant to jump in with both feet. I asked our mutual friend Springer if it would be appropriate for me to join the
conversation about the Corso material and he encouraged me to do so. Had every intention of doing so sooner but have been juggling quite a few things,
both personal and professional. Hope you don't mind my input since I am now a member myself.
Second, I was anxious to see how people would react to the Corso tape, what sort of give and take might be generated, and did not want to editorialize
or otherwise influence the conversation, at least not until it had a chance to unfold on its own. It's not an experiment. I am simply curious. I've
released snippets and soundbites in the past, but 75% of the stuff in these clips hasn't been seen by anyone since the footage was recorded.
Third, as always, ATS members have raised pointed, pertinent questions and issues about the material. I expected no less. There are a heck of a lot
of things I'd like to say in response, but it will take a lot more space than the 4000 characters allowed per post. Maybe the illustrious Springer
can organize some sort of venue or format where I could go into as much detail as possible, or have a real time exchange, though I'm sure there is
plenty that I can't answer.
Fourth, I have no interest in "overselling" the Corso material. it is what it is. What it isn't--as a few ATS folks commented--is absolute proof of
anything. It's just a piece of the puzzle, and you are all welcome to take it or leave it. I have no dog in this fight, and by that I mean I am not
writing a book or hawking a screenplay about Col. Corso. It was my good fortune to meet him and interview him a long time ago. The footage has been
sitting in my office for a long time. Springer offered me the chance to share it with a larger audience. In general, I believe Corso, for reasons I
can explain in detail at a future time. The story clearly has flaws, which seems to be true for all tales told by UFO whistleblowers. My personal
opinion is that this is not entirely accidental. We can get into that if there is enough interest from the members.
Fifth, there was no editing of the raw footage, other than cutting into bite-sized pieces for presentation here. The stops and starts and gaps are
not from any post-editing session. They exist because of how the interview session was shot. Sorry to admit it, but I was the cameraman. A group of us
flew from Las Vegas to met Corso. I took along a small video camera and recorded most of the conversation, but I was standing in a narrow section of a
motorhome, and every once in awhile, I had to stop recording just to take a breath. It is abundantly clear that the footage was shot by a rookie. Meet
the rookie in question. Nothing sneaky about it. I just had to take a break now and then but tried to pick times where the subject matter wasn't as
Sixth, I shot another extended interview with Corso. He flew out to LV and faced a more pointed Q and A session. I plan to post those segments in a
few days and hope you will check them out.
One other point--I see that a lot of you listened to the first segment, or second, but the other pieces of the interview haven't been viewed by a big
chunk of the members here. I think seg. 5 is the most interesting one of the bunch, since that is where Corso describes the alien he allegedly
encountered. Take a look. And in a few days, I will ask Mr. Springer to post the second interview. After that, I have a few more tidbits to round out
the story, then maybe we can have a more direct give and take about your other questions and concerns.
Regards to all,