Discussion about UFO's, Aliens, ET's, Alien Abductions, Ancient Astronaut theories, etc.
Sorry I'm late but to explain: Randy Quaid (the actor) is married to a woman, Evi, who is suffering from some sort of paranoid delusion. She believes that there is a hit squad team that kills famous people and she calls them "Star Whackers"; Randy is now either sharing the delusion or playing along to keep his wife from going completely insane and they've been doing some odd things (getting arrested and running from the law, mostly.) Commenters at the A.V. Club website ( a companion site to the satirical "newspaper" The Onion) have latched on to the Star Whackers and use them as jokes in the Internet meme tradition. Finally, "whacking" in this case is used in the Mob slang sense, i.e "Whack `em, whack `em good."
are you saying randi quaid is married to an irrational woman*!??! (pleonasm)
who wants to bet that her wife is into tarot and divination and new age stuff?
Heck, some of my family members encourage it.
May 3, 2013
I agree with you. About five or six years ago, Dan Aykroyd gave a concert, in Syracuse, NY. I gave him some high quality, scholarly UFO material written by Dr. J.Allen Hynek, Dr. James E. McDonald, and Dr. Peter Sturrock of Stanford University.
Aykroyd appears to know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about UFOs. One night on the radio he was talking about George Adamski's claims as if George Adamski was chosen by aliens for being contacted, even though serious UFO researchers have dismissed Adamski's claims for over 50 years as being hoaxes.
I included, a cover letter and explained in it that "new age" UFO materials ARE NOT CREDIBLE, OR HIGH IN QUALITY. I recommended that he support the J. Allen Hynek Center For UFO Studies, and I made it very clear in my letter. I think that I also mentioned The Journal of UFO Studies, and The Journal of Scientific Exploration as good data sources.
THIS GUY NEVER REPLIED TO ME, AND HE DID NOT THANK ME FOR THE TIME AND EFFORT AND EXPENSE FOR THE DATA THAT I GAVE HIM. CLEAN UP YOUR ACT DAN, YOU HAVE NO CREDIBILITY AT ALL. Dan is a member of MUFON, but they have so many kooks in their organization, that I have no respect for MUFON at all.
Thanks, Steve. I am not surprised, though. You gave Dan some "hard" research and it more than likely was alien to him. This is typical of our society who do not read the nuts and bolts data which will ground them on the subject. Speaking of "nuts and bolts." I remember trying to get Ted Bloucher (sic) to speak to a UFO group. I assured Ted that the group will stay within the nuts and bolts parameters. Ted's reply - "It's the NUTS who made me BOLT! I couldn't drag Ted nor John Keel to any UFO group. Frankly, you couldn't drag me to one either.
Furthermore, I tend to pick and choose who I converse with on this subject nowadays. The first thing I usually ask anyone on this subject is what have they read? Depending on what they have read will be the scope of the conversation. If at such time I feel the person is well acquainted and open to other possibilities regarding the research and field work then I will broach the fantastical. Even then, I will source the fantastical without betraying confidence to see if they can handle it. More importantly, if the fantastical is broached then it will be up to the person TO ASK THE QUESTION. I will not offer it. I have had to learn this the hard way....
May 4, 2013
Sometimes, there are SCIENTIFIC UFO conferences that are sponsored by the Society For Scientific Exploration, The J. Allen Hynek Center For UFO Studies. MIT had a conference on the Abduction phenomenon around 1996 or 1997. I attended two lectures by Dr. David Jacobs at Cornell in April 1993.
So, they are there. Sometimes there are reputable speakers at MUFON conferences, but since MUFON is "loaded with goofballs". Just use your critical thinking skills and keep your ears and eyes open and you just may find something.
Thanks, Steve. However, I got to tell you that I think I am a little further down the food chain on this. And, I mean no disparagement whatsoever to your conference suggestions or professionalism. Where in the past and presently speaking, I have focused my studies on the phenomena with those who have had experiences with off-world intelligences. No, they are not abducteees, but people who have dealt with the phenomena by interfacing through covert sanctioned means. They are of the "Black World" variety and carry the clearances which allows them to participate in what so few understand.
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