A few thoughts as this case has always intrigued me . Firstly, from all the interviews and various bits and bobs floating around the people involved
seemed to be from a pretty typical straight up "god fearing" background. If one follows a "Keelian" line of analysis of anything weird happening this
is often a key factor. That being, there is almost a subconscious desire for anything that contradicts your subconscious world view to be "aggressive"
in its'' intent. It's always struck me how "biblical" the effects were on the occupants and how, the youngest and therefore the least "deeply
programmed" with such a mindset was the least affected . The two female witnesses seemed to react as if attacked by a classical biblical "plague" and
maybe, there's a key.
That is, the reverse placebo effect where, an experience is so outside of one's mindset one literally "physically erupts" in response to it. Check the
various reactions of those present at Rendlesham , they vary from simple "scientific observation" to the quasi "mystical" and the fall out sic can
last decades. Fatima, from full on religious revelations to, it was a silver disc.
Then throw in Schuessler to the mix who, from as far as I can ascertain, comes from the Freidman "nuts and bolts don't talk about weirdsh^^ school of
Ufology. His bias is to automatically seek that which exists as tangible evidence, that's what he's trying to prove, these "craft" exist as we
understand the term "exist". He's always going to go charging in and say, well this measured this, that measured that so ergo, I think we are dealing
with a very "real" experience. Schuessler is desperate for this to be a case where he can turn round and say .."Slam dunk , there you go, physical
effects, physical traces etc etc" Ergo ,from the moment he's on the case his whole investigating compass is set to "real world" . Schuessler is
viewing the whole incident backwards from the perspective of what he wishes he could prove just as Klass and his merry band of advocates couldn't see
a field full of unicorns even if one of them ran them through and skewered them to a fence post.
In other words, this is typical almost wholly wrong headed feud and let's not pretend it's anything else, between two groups who ,simply ignore any
evidence which upsets their particularly narrow view of the universe we inhabit.
All we can say, with any certainty at all is that. Something weird happened to the thee witnesses that night and that, the two witnesses with the
most ingrained patterns of behaviour, reacted to it in the way something inside of their own minds told them they should? This behaviour was backed up
and fed into by the likes of Schuessler and to a large extent, by their experience with the medical professionals they consulted. That is, oh you have
symptoms?; let me have a look, well having looked ,surely they must be as a result of xyz?
it's the old "realistic brutalist" approach to something that, is often subtle beyond our ken as yet and all you ever end up with from such an
approach, is circular argument akin to arguing over how many angels can balance on the head of a pin. It's wholly moot as , no-one has has actually
sat down and just said. "Ok this is a weird one , let's take a more subtle approach to reviewing what real evidence we have".
Schuessler, partly from fear of upsetting the witnesses and partly from his own drive to prove the so far unproveable, won't countenance the more
subtle approach and this just plays into the hands of the Klass school of, it hasn't happened to me so it can't happen to you, school of rank wholly
ego driven blind stupidity.
I suspect something truly "strange" did happen to those three witnesses and they all dealt with it as their perceptions of the world we live in
guided them to. How much of any part of their testimony can be taken at face value is really the moot point. All the afters is merely irrelevant
static generated by people with agendas they wish the case would divvy up without a single thought or even care for those concerned. On the part of
Schuessler, I doubt he meant this, he was just dragged along by his own preconceptions of what he believes he's out there to prove. Klass et al ,are
just intellectual lightweights who like to bully those they feel know less than they do and are not seeking evidence at all, they are seeking a
confirmation of their own bias every bit as much as Schuessler was/is.
The sad part of all this is that, a couple of witnesses seem to have to some degree, convinced themselves in cahoots with those supposedly "helping
them", into a premature grave.
edit on 12-12-2016 by FireMoon because: speeling