On UFO Proletariat (one of my many blogs) Alfred Lehmberg’s fantastic latest: Bug-Eyed Monsters Not So Bad.
Enoch is about Bigfoot, but I’m posting about it at my blog UFO Proletariat because of the very important points made about the witness-researcher paradigm…
My new Trickster’s Realm column now up at Tim Binnall’s BoA site:
Reading one of my favorite esoteric Fortean authors Colin Bennett right now: Flying Saucers Over the White House; The Inside Story of Captain Edward J. Ruppelt and His Official U.S. Airforce Investigation of UFOs. I’m only just into it, but, as usual when I read Bennett, there is so much rich, juicy and insightful right on stuff it’s exhilarating. It’s almost too much, one quick brilliant statement after another. One of the numerous gems is the “psychosocial filter” as Bennett calls it concerning UFO (and, I’ll add, paranormal events in general) witness experiences:
It is an amusing feature of the Western mind that those people who have had a UFO experience of any kind are judged to be people least worthy of analyzing that experience.” [Bennett]
The witness is often treated as an afterthought, or even an embarrassment. And all is lost if the witness has things that clogs up that “psychosocial filter”: