I’m guessing I have some C2C listeners as readers, so I thought I’d blog this even though it’s outside the realm of UFOs and religion.
Ryan and Bob Wood are the guests tonight on the show. The topic is the MJ12 documents. I’ve had some people email me with some sort of teaser that the Woods are going to produce new evidence that the documents are real. Here’s my prediction for this C2C show — it’ll be just more of the same. Why? Read on.
The Woods will of course present their forensic work on the documents, which is old news. If they comment on forensic linguistic evidence and Carol Chaski, be warned, and do not be deceived. Carol is the forensic linguist I hired two years ago to do some MJ12 document testing, the results of which I presented in Roswell at the annual festival. Carol is an expert in her field (see this link for links about Carol). The Woods aren’t going to say anything that undermines Carol’s forensic LINGUISTIC work — at least if they are honest about things. Carol Chaski’s linguistic research is far different from the CSI kinds of forensic work the Woods have done (and done well). How do I know their appearance isn’t going to advance the discussion? Because Carol and I had a phone conversation just prior to the 2008 6th annual UFO conference in Las Vegas. Why does that matter? Because Bob Wood had asked Carol to do some testing for him of some of the MJ documents (this was after her work for me, naturally) and he was going to report on that work at the 2008 conference. This alone was humorous, given Ryan Wood’s near hysterical response, conveyed by many willfully uninformed people on the internet, to Carol’s work for me (if Carol didn’t know what she was talking about, why would his dad, Bob, ask her to do work for him?1
Anyway, Carol asked me if I was going to the Vegas event (I was not). She was specifically concerned that Bob Wood would misrepresent her results and conclusions — which, she added were consistent with her work for me — that a number of the MJ12 documents that bore authorship names were NOT authored by the people whose names appeared as authors. She was concerned Bob Wood would skewer her work and make it sound like her work proved the MJ 12 documents when it did not. I told her not to worry about it — I think Bob Wood has integrity and, as a scientist, would appreciate her conclusions and not misrepresent them, noting where she thought more work needed to be done. Ryan Wood is a different case altogether, as his behavior has shown.
So, I would expect this is much ado about nothing. And, for the record, Carol and I would be happy to appear with the Woods on this matter whenever schedules on all parties permitted. It would be nice to incldue Stan Friedman, too, since he uncharacteristically inept when it came to understanding (actually, even KNOWING) my position on alien life and the MJ12 documents. Maybe if Stan were on such a panel he’d be forced to actually listen.
- As usual for “internet UFO researchers,” NO ONE (as in zero) actually emailed me and asked about my conclusions, nor did anyone actually quote the document. What a surprise. I was very cautious about the conclusions — the UFO / ET issue does NOT hinge on the MJ12 documents. They are separate issues. Anyone who actually gets the PDF of the report and reads it will know this. And if there are intelligent ETs, they do not need to be demons, as anyone who reads this blog knows, or anyone who’s actually taken the time to view my lecture on ETs and Christianity. Lastly, I didn’t pay Carol “thousands of dollars” — it was around $1500 as I recall — a lot for me, but not huge to most people. ↩