posted on Nov, 21 2012 @ 02:33 PM
It dawned on me that many people might not know who Jim Moseley was as he was very much someone on the outside of the inside of ufology....something
Greg Bishop's Radio Misterioso
show has featured several interviews with Moseley over the years with this
being the last...
Jim Moseley: Saucer Smear and other Foibles
Anyone who has been in the UFO biz for even a little while knows about the legendary Saucer Smear zine. What started out as a small and fairly
serious newsletter over 50 years ago has evolved into the publication of record for all of the arguments, infighting and feuds amongst researchers and
others in the field. Balanced with Moseley’s sharp humor and eye for a good story, Smear remains the only UFO publication that is eagerly awaited
and read from start to finish as soon as “nonsubscribers” get their copies in the mail, usually about once a month.
The interview can be downloaded with a 'right-click' from here.
It was a good
interview but iirc the sound was a little up and down.
Another good interview was with the Paracast show. He did quite a few with Steinberg and Biedny and it's remember exactly which one was the best. The
one I'm thinking of should be this one here from 2006.
If it's the one I'm thinking of, Jim recounted a tale of an early ufologist who had allegedly had 'relations' with a sheep and had defended
his encounter on the grounds that the sheep was female!
The good thing about Moseley was his ongoing belief that there was a real phenomenon at work and that it was buried beneath mountains of BS, lies and
foolishness. The reputation that was thrust on him was that of a debunker or someone whose purpose was to heap scorn on ufology. He was that alright
and yet he was still a nuanced man with the ability to hold several concepts at the same time.
People like to hold to the belief of an x% of sightings reports being genuine and their numbers vary greatly. *If* that's true then the remaining
reports were, and are, BS. It seems to me that Moseley could consider that small percentage and still have a lot of fun highlighting the endemic
silliness that formed the rest.