is a waste of time, money
the evening of Thursday, Oct. 19, I attended a lecture
by Dr. Paul Shuch, an aerospace engineer associated with
S.E.T.I., the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence,
which was held in the Inco Cavern at Science North.
I was going there to ask him the following question: "Why
does SETI believe that a more advanced alien race would
resort to such primitive technology as radio waves to
contact us, if they have the ability to travel here from
their home planet(s)?"
listening to him for a while, I decided to ask instead
if: "Any members of SETI had ever bothered to look
at the physical evidence that exists for the reality of
UFOs, or do they still claim that such evidence does not
was surprised by his answer. He quickly replied by saying
that he was involved in one discipline and that UFO researchers
were involved in another. But that both disciplines deserved
expected him to reply in the same manner as Jill Tarter,
a well-known SETI proponent, who has been quoted as saying
that evidence of alien visits to this planet does not
exist, and if aliens were to visit this planet, astrophysicists
and aerospace engineers would be among the first people
the aliens would likely make contact with.
instead of dismissing UFOs, he simply said he did not
know anything about it and that UFO research was not his
field of study.
the question period, a little girl in the audience asked
Dr. Shuch: "When was the first sighting of an alien?"
Shuch, of course, could not answer the question. He even
went on to say it was very unlikely that alien beings
would look anything like us.
the opportunity, I would have been able to give her the
answer. If she or her parents read this, they may contact
me at the number below to get the answer their daughter
was looking for.
must say that, as interesting as the lecture might have
been to most people there, I already knew most of the
information provided by Dr. Shuch, including the total
number of planetary systems NASA has detected so far,
which is 50.
also noticed the number of people who did show up for
the lecture, but I got the impression that most of them
were astronomy buffs anyway, and weren't there to ask
questions about UFOs.
personal opinion is that SETI is a waste of time, energy
they are sitting there in front of their monitors looking
- or listening - for radio signals from outer space, waiting
for the answer to the question, "Are We Alone?",
those of us who have been involved in UFO research for
many years have seen the phenomena for ourselves and have
gathered evidence and data for the past 50 years or more,
already know the answer.
the readers truly want to learn about UFOs, don't talk
to S.E.T.I. members.
help me to get Science North to sponsor the following
world-renowned experts on the subject: Stanton T. Friedman
(bachelor and masters of Science); Linda Moulton Howe
(masters of communication); John F. Schuessler (masters
of science in studies of the future and technology forecasting);
and Dr. Richard F. Haines (bachelor and masters of arts,
you or anyone you know wants more information, please
contact me at 670-2759 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michel M. Deschamps is MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) provincial
section director for Sudbury, Ontario and UFO researcher/historian