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..the UFO community has built up Roswell to be the Holy Grail of ufology. Now, if Roswell is one day proven to be alien, then the community can indeed proudly stand up and say "We got it right." But, if Roswell is one day proven to be non-alien, then I predict much of modern day ufology will collapse, as will much of the "scene." And by the "scene," I mean the lecture-circuit, the conferences, the magazines etc. To continue in this vein: if the McMinville photos were proven to be hoaxes, would ufology collapse? Nope. If the Mantell case was 100 percent proven to be non-UFO related, would ufology collapse? Nope. Same for just about any other currently unexplained case. And why is that? I'll tell you: none of those cases have been given superstar status of the type upon which much of ufology now stands or falls. That is ufology's biggest ever mistake: making Roswell a make-or-break case for the subject. I actually don't think this has even been done consciously or deliberately, however. But the fact is there will be truly massive disillusionment within ufology if Roswell falls. In fact, I do not even believe that the ETH will survive within modern-day ufology if Roswell falls - the stakes reallly are that high, in my opinion..
Originally posted by Kandinsky
S&F for showing a few people Randle's blog; it's one of the ones I check every day and the comments are often as good as the blog. UFOPartisan runs a good blog too with articles that make interesting reading. People should check them both out.
Originally posted by ceetee
not entirely related, but i'd always held the rendlesham (uk) case as one of the best bits of evidence of UFO existence....
until this week, when I saw the "binary code message". Apparently this was "given" to one of the witnesses when he touched the craft, only he was so scared to speak of it for 30yrs he never once mentioned it to anyone. Amazingly, after he recited it from his mind's eye and translated it in a form of binary which didnt even exist when the message was supposedly given, it miraculously gave a message about exploration of humanity and the co-ordinates of the mythical island Hy-Brasil.
i'm sorry, but ....
Originally posted by ceetee
reply to post by UFO Partisan
I always held the fact that this was a documented case of the US Military as one of the key truths in this case, but if this is a complete fabrication, then everyone involved would have have to have agreed it's inclusion in the show and I haven't read about any outrage from anyone featured since it was broadcast, infact I read that James told the recent rendlesham conference the exact same info, then refused to hand over the 6 pages of binary.
if this is a fabrication and he's gone along with it, helped with a nice cash bung for his retirement, then you have to question the whole thing. It's pretty devastating news...edit on 8-1-2011 by ceetee because: (no reason given)