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To: Alex Murphy
this is not satire. You have been warned.

Not the first time I've seen this kind of stuff. It should be, but never is, labeled Speculation. The kind of thing that's interesting to puzzle over, but you really can't do anything serious with.

I can tell you that there are some pretty strange ideas out there, and that the government has explored the paranormal for years. The most well known program was initiated by the CIA and later moved to the various services and the Defense Intelligence Agency. When the program was partially declassified it was known as STAR GATE. One of our contacts in the private sector, an eschatologist in close contact with government consultants and officers still interested in phenomenology, actually suggested that we tell you that Starstream Research was "an outreach front for an insider group connected with national security and phenomenology,"

What's an "eschatologist" -- something you can study in college, get a degree in and make a lot of money at? The feds got any on staff?

I'm guessing the guy's book is this. Kim Riddelbarger, one of this generation's purveyors of eschatological sanity, reviews it under "Just Plain Nutty".

(His other novel is about the Roswell incident. As a plug for something you'll probably find more interesting, I'll point you to Rex May, L. Neil Smith and Scott Beiser's Roswell, Texas.)

Jacques Vallee, an associate of J. Allen Hyneck (the original serious UFO researcher), and not any kind of believer to the best of my knowledge, eventually came to the conclusion that all this UFO related stuff was the result of a sinister conspiracy (of who, he could not say) -- someone messing with our heads.

17 posted on 08/16/2006 6:19:14 PM PDT by Lee N. Field
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To: Lee N. Field

But how do you know what you don't know?


62 posted on 11/10/2006 12:07:13 PM PST by Fighting Irish (My opinions have been forged by where I've walked - not by who I hear on the radio)
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