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Just a short note, again, about Jim Easton’s recapitulation (via Facebook) of the 1980 Rendlesham event.
Easton is comparing original accounts by Penniston,
Burroughs, and Halt with what those men are saying today, and Easton is pushing
forward original materials and how the whole episode has “evolved” – I say devolved – into what it is currently.
Unfortunately, as has been the case with almost all highly
publicized UFO sightings, there are those who will defend the most egregious
nonsense put forward, blatantly, to capitalize on the thing – capitalized
economically (books, appearances, etc.) or capitalize egocentrically (moments
of public attention; the Warholian few minutes of “fame”).
Jim Easton’s goal is – as I’m reading it – to set the record
straight. But I dislike even the modicum of attention that the carnivalistic
episode continues to get.
Rendlesham, like Roswell and a few other irregular but “explain- able”
iconic UFO tales, should have been swept under the ufological rug long ago.
But, unfortunately, a few die-hard UFO enthusiasts insist
upon indulging in the fantasy rather than accept the obvious truth of the
matter(s): some UFO sightings are fairy tales instigated by the slightly warped,
almost harmless needs of “witnesses” for a moment in the sun.