To: Everyone Message #: 712
From: Dale Anderson Submitted: 26 Oct 91 03:26:00
Subject: Strieber's Farewell 1 of Status: Public
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RE: Strieber's Farewell 1 of 3
MSGID: 1:19/19.22 290aa573
This are _a few_ of the statements from Whitley Strieber's
farewell remarks that appeared in the Spring 1991 issue of 'The
Communion Letter'. This was the last published issue. The letter
was very long and touched on many subjects and the following
letter is incomplete.
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_DISCLAIMER_: MR. STRIEBER'S STATEMENTS DO NOT NECESSARILY
REFLECT THE VIEWS OR BELIEFS OF MYSELF.
These statements are to dispel some unfounded rumors and for your information.
PART 1 OF 3
This is the last issue of The Communion Letter. We have run it
for two years, and have had a wonderful time doing so. But we
never intended to continue indefinitely. Like the related books
and the communion groups, it had a definite and finite purpose.
For the present, that purpose has been fulfilled.
Now I would like to address the question of why I have
terminated the letter. The reason is that I do not feel that it
is productive to deal with the visitor question any further
publicly until there is something more definite known
The presence of UFOs, at least, has already been proven. The
problem is not one of whether or not they exist, but rather, what they are.
I view the continued refusal of the scientific community to
address the issue as slightly daft, but I understand it very
well. I have gained the friendship of numerous scientists and
some government officials who are certain that our observations
and experiences represent a genuine unknown. To a man, however,
they are afraid to address it openly because of their fear of
public destruction in the press. They are horrified at the idea
of being identified with the UFO community, whom they regard as a
kooky backwater plagued by the fuzzy thinking of losers with poor
academic credentials, who are motivated by superstition and insane jealousies.
The press and the UFO community stand together against further
progress in the field. Until organizations like MUFON and CUFOS
disintegrate or become discredited, and the press is allowed to
discover that there are people with strong and respected
credentials working on the subject, further progress is unlikely.
Before I sign off, I would like to address a few questions that
have been bothering me. The first is that of the Communion
groups. Because of these groups, I was falsely accused of being
a cult leader. In fact, the groups were operating as an
alternative to a very nasty little cult run by people so
startlingly ignorant of what they are doing that they do not even
understand that they are brainwashing their victims.
* Origin: \_Speculation sometimes leads to Confirmation_/ (Quick 1:19/19.22)