Thanks To Debunkers
(Adapted from Unlocking Alien Closets)
by Leah A. Haley
In 1997 a friend told me to read the February 1997 edition of the MUFON UFO Journal. It contained a letter to the editor ("MILAB Misdemeanor," 19), in which Victoria Alexander had attacked Dr. Helmut Lammer. Lammer's article, "Preliminary Findings of Project MILAB: Evidence for Military Kidnappings of Alleged UFO Abductees," had appeared on page 3 in the December 1996 edition of the journal.
Alexander's letter ended with the question, "When will someone separate the sexually repressed fantasies of lonely women from the abduction genre and sort out what belongs in therapy and what belongs in the MUFON Journal?" Alexander was denigrating a credible military abductee, whose case had been carefully studied, documented, and corroborated.
Both the writing of the letter and its inclusion in the MUFON UFO Journal were obvious debunking attempts. I took the gibe personally because I am one of the subjects of Lammer's book MILABS (Lilburn, Georgia: IllumiNet Press, 1999) and wrote one of the forewords of the original German work Verdeckte Operationen (München, Germany: Herbig, 1997). Besides, I had already received what I considered an official slap in the face by MUFON when Tom Deuley, acting in a representative capacity, was quoted on page 7 of the March 5, 1995, edition of the Tampa (Florida) Tribune-Times as saying about me, "We feel very embarrassed that UFOs are the vehicle for people making a living. When people tell such ridiculous stories, it doesn't help the serious scientific work being done."
Scientific? Deuley's making a formal statement about an abductee without ever having investigated her case was in blatant violation of MUFON's principles as laid out in the MUFON Field Investigator's Manual (Seguin, Texas, 1995). I have maintained my membership in MUFON because I know that many of its members are dedicated to discovering and sharing the truth.
Other debunkers' remarks appeared in the February 1995 issue of Omni, in A. J. S. Rayl's article, "Anatomy of an Abduction" (58-60, 8. Robert A. Baker, of the University of Kentucky, called my encounters "hypnagogic images, essentially waking hallucinations or dreams, and nothing more." Ronald K. Siegel, of UCLA, said of my encounters, "Those details don't point to anything more than a common mental experience, not unlike parasitosis, the belief you're being infested by parasites." Keith Harary, of the Institute for Advanced Psychology in San Francisco, stated that my experiences could be explained as an altered state of consciousness-caused by anything from a food allergy to a physical problem in the brain-that could even include physical manifestations.
Of course, anyone who has objectively researched the abduction phenomenon would recognize immediately how ludicrous these debunkers' statements are. But what must be emphasized is that these debunkers-and others like them-neglected to contact me or study my case before issuing their "expert" opinions. This nonprofessional behavior would be like me, a CPA, filling out an income-tax form for a client without first having talked with him in depth and without having thoroughly examined his W-2s, 1099s, and all other tax-related documents.
After I got past my hurt feelings and anger and tried to look at the deluge of debunking attempts objectively, I realized that I must be getting too close to the truth about something and that I must pose a threat to someone. "What are they trying to cover up?" I asked myself. To find out, I started studying the debunkers, their spouses, associates, and organizations they belonged to. It took only a short while to learn that some of my debunkers were scientists or retired military personnel deeply involved in studies of ESP, remote viewing, reality manipulation, psychological warfare-and mind control and non-lethal weapons, including the role of sex in non-lethal warfare. I found a photograph of one of these people and shuddered. He looked like the man I call "Bulldog," a khaki-uniformed officer who erased part of my memory in a deprogramming chamber and threatened me in a military conference room.
My husband came across a photograph of a Sticky Shockerr, a nonlethal weapon used by law-enforcement officers and military personnel to disable a human target by electronically stunning him. The device has short barbs that are designed to penetrate thick clothing. When we looked at the photograph of the weapon, we immediately realized that a device such as this almost certainly had caused circular puncture marks that had mysteriously appeared on my back in early 1993. There had been fingerprint-type bruises on my back close to the punctures. Apparently, the bruises were the result of someone pressing his fingers down hard onto my back to pull the barbs out.
These findings supported my theory that I had been the victim of extreme debunking measures because covert human experimentation operatives (CHEOPS) knew I was remembering too much and beginning to put pieces of the puzzle together; they needed to discredit me in order to keep their immoral and illegal activities secret.
It is ironic that debunkers led me to answers to some of my burning questions about my experiences. To them I owe stomach-churning thanks.
Leah Ann Haley
PO Box 331416
Murfreesboro, TN 37133
c 2004 Leah Ann Haley
http://www.leahhaley.com (Public appearances schedule and bio)
With sincere Thanks To Leah A. Haley and her permission to use her article.
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