hidden experience: UFO Journalist Roger Marsh ignores abduction reports: Okay, here’s my beef...Timely blog post by Mike -- I just wrote about the importance of researching all the data. This seems so damn obvious and I've been ranting about it for so long I often feel silly for bringing it up, and yet, this current episode with Marsh occurs, reminding us that the need to remind everyone it is dishonest, for one, to reject and trivialize the parts you don't like.
The abduction aspect is being marginalized within the UFO research community. This is an absolute truism, and both Roger Marsh and MUFON are towing that line. They seem to be wishing this aspect of the phenomenon would just go away. Wouldn’t it be so much better if it was all just lights in the sky?
What Marsh said was this:
"Okay, if it's my personal feelings, there may be one section of the listening audience that maybe follow alien abductions, I kind of have to push that aside." [Marsh]As Mike Clelland writes, it is very troubling that a self-described NY Times caliber reporter and MUFON member to boot be so glib when it comes to parts of the UFO phenomena.