Thursday, January 05, 2006

'UFO Review' Publishes Issue # 14

Banner UFO Review
By Stuart Miller
UFO Review
1-5-06

     Two UFO message Lists dominate and straddle the Web. The market leader, so to speak, is UFO UpDates, owned and moderated by Errol Bruce-Knapp. Based in Toronto, it has achieved many things over the years but above all, it is universally respected, not only for its longevity but also for the standard and quality of its debate and argument.

     The second prominent List is ufologyinuk owned and moderated by Joe McGonagle. Whereas UpDates tackles any topic within Ufology, this List is very UK centric and while American Ufology isn't totally excluded, it certainly doesn't figure much. As such, it is the place to be if you're interested in things British and is easily the largest and most consistent List in Great Britain and
possibly Europe.

     So, who are these often silent individuals who control these Lists and whom, if you are of a Machiavellian bent, are the ones who decide what we read about Ufology and as a consequence, what we might think? What do we know of them? Not a lot.

     Until now. Both men consented to long and extensive interviews, and what fascinating and intriguing individuals they both turned out to be! Errol is a bit older than Joe and it would be fair to say that he has enjoyed life and taken the opportunities that have come his way, although Joe too has had more than his fair share of "moments". How did they get on to the paths that they now tread from the bowels of debauchery from wence they both emerged? How sincere are they about Ufology? What are their likes and dislikes, hopes and ambitions, their private thoughts, their weaknesses, their foibles, their indescretions? And why, eerily, are there strong similarities in their early backgrounds that involve not only the military but also signals intelligence? Are they part of some dark conspiracy to lead Ufology astray? And if they are, why haven't they done a better job of it? All these questions, and many more, are all answered, except for one; While muttering something about being a "gentleman", Errol refused to cough up on the names of some of the famous female performers he's had carnal knowledge of.

     Sex and alien abductions often kind of go together but not in quite the manner presented here. Kittie Klaw is a young Scottish gal who now lives in London and is a leading pioneer in the re-introduction of burlesque to the British stage. In short, the lady takes most of her clothes off but she makes you laugh as she does it. She also has a great brain and in 2003, she graduated with a Psychology BSc. (Hons)degree at The University of Glasgow and then went on to earn a post graduate diploma in Parapsychology by researching Extra Sensory Perception at the University of Edinburgh.

     She is also an experienced Paranormal Investigator with a wide knowledge of anomalous experience and belief systems, and for her work at Edinburgh, she wrote a long and very detailed dissertation on alien abductions. She talks to us about that and also about her views on UFOs and the ETH. Just to help digest what she has to say, I have thoughtfully included some interesting pictures of Kittie for you saddos to look at.

     That though is not all for this issue. We have articles by Kithra on Christmas and New Year UFO Sightings in the UK, and a piece by Andrew Pike called Number 10 and Spin which has absolutely nothing to do with politics and everything to do with Xena, the tenth planet in our solar system recently discovered by Michael Brown, David Rabinowitz and Chadwick Trujillo.

     And err, just for a change, I've indulged in some outright good old plain nastiness and have compiled The UFO Review Biggest Pile Of Ufological Crap In 2005 Awards with the usual tactfulness and delicate touch that only I can bring to such matters. And scattered throughout this edition like star dust on a panspermian mission to impregnate Life into absurdity are all the usual extras involving silliness, cartoons, and general bad taste.

What great value, what sheer chutzpah. All can be found, for free, at: www.uforeview.net and as usual, select either of the two top left hand buttons on the site, depending on the format you want.

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