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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 8:26
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From Dean Paul:

(As usual, mouse over image and click to see it enlarged and readable).

I find such tales, as this one, interesting.

But it is a 1950 “encounter” remembered (and told) in 1981.

It is an “historical anecdote” which has to be appraised in the context of 1981 long after UFO or flying saucer accounts had infused society’s collective psyche.

Then there is the consideration of memory, with its embellishments that accumulate as soon as a few minutes after an incident is recalled, this one 31 years afterwards.

I find some value in such recollections as the incident remembered is of a traumatic or, at least, significant kind, and the core ingredients are probably rather accurate, even when decorated with minor accretions.

But is the recalled remembrance of an actual event, or a remembrance and reconstruction of an incident that has transmogrified over the years?

We can never be sure or know for certain, can we?

(Gilles Fernandez, a cognitive psychologist, is the person to deal with such stories.)

RR – The UFO Iconoclast(s)


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