Jack Brewer recently summarized the state of affairs regarding the Roswell Slides fiasco that has played out over the last month: “The UFO Trail: Roswell Slides: It’s All Over but the Accountability.” I recommend it to all of you who are interested in this latest parody of Roswell research. For those who want to read about what will go down as a textbook example of what’s wrong with UFO research, I recommend the Roswell Slides website.
Calls for accountability have actually begun. The assistant state director of Wisconsin’s MUFON chapter (Mark O’Connell) has written MUFON’s International Director requesting that those involved in the Roswell Slides debacle be banned from speaking at all MUFON events. Mr. O’Connell posted that letter on his blog under the title “Eradicating the UFO Pestilence.” Ouch.
Yesterday Jack Brewer contacted several individuals (myself included) who have an interest in what can be done to change the sideshow climate of UFO research to share thoughts about the call for a MUFON ban. I’ve sent my thoughts to him. I’ll naturally be interested to see what others think on the matter. When Jack posts those responses, I’ll let you all know. Personally, I think a ban is worth consideration, though I don’t think all the parties in Mr. O’Connell’s letter are equally deserving of something that harsh. It’s difficult for me to believe Rich Dolan would knowingly endorse something this careless and inept. But the sentiment about ufology cleaning up its act is on target — as is the need for accountability. I’d recommend a vetting process for conference presenters in the future. As noted above, when Jack Brewer presents responses to the MUFON challenge, I’ll direct readers to it.
wasn’t Friedman supporting these? he was whole hog into the MJ12 thing too. IF that was a psy op then he was
probably in on it.
question: what do you know about his personal life?
associates? he worked on a nuclear rocket plan decades
ago, he said. so what intelligence connections might he
I haven’t seen or read anything that connects Friedman with the slides fraud. Friedman is of course known for Roswell and the MJ documents. I know several people who can be rightly described as members of the UFO research community who think Friedman was paid by Intel insiders. But he’s never owned that, nor has specific evidence for it come forth so far as I know.
Friedman was invited to the May 5 fiasco but declined. He did not believe there was a Roswell connection. He also feared his presence might lend legitimacy to the claims.
good for Stan.
The “Rosweell Slides” link in the first paragraph is broken.
got it – thanks!
Haha. just noticed my spelling is broken.
Rosweeeeeel! Sound like fun!