Date: Fri Mar 19 1993 15:13:48
From: Bruce Baugh
To: David Bloomberg
Subj: UFO Abductions
On (17 Mar 93) David Bloomberg wrote to Brian Karem...
DB> "ship" that allegedly abducted them and then brought it back. Some
DB> people have claimed to have strange marks that they didn't have before,
DB> but there hasn't been medical confirmation of this that I know of.
This is a matter where I have some direct knowledge. No, I've
never been abducted, to the best of my knowledge. I DO have
complex immunological and neurological problems, which have
included allergic reactions to common neurotransmitters and
other not-very-fun problems. I too have woken up to find my
body bearing strange burn-like marks, odd weals that look
vaguely like the sort of script shown in pulp magazines, and
so forth. I've even seen them appear over a period of seconds
or minutes without any apparent trigger only to fade equally
But...I've also had these circumstances reproduced in a
properly equipped allergy-testing lab (those of Dr. Jonathan
Wright in Kent, WA, and of Dr. Michael Rosenbaum in Marin, Ca,
to be specific). I know them to be reactions to things that
people don't normally react allergically to (and which don't
usually provoke such reactions in those who DO react). I can
pin down emotional changes, losses of short-term memory (how
weird it is to pick up a book I _know_ I read and find it all
strange--maybe even stranger to pick up a book I know I have
no recollection of at all and find it familiar), and lots of
other strange stuff to similar sources.
Too often I see a dichotomy between "my UFO experience
happened just as I said and means just what I say" and "your
UFO experience is a fabrication or delusion". It could, for
example, be something like my situation, only undiagnosed; it
took my family five years to get things pinned down, and
someone with less background in non-standard health approaches
or less orneriness and willingess to keep at it could miss
such understanding altogether.
Evidence is evidence. But it doesn't have to mean what the
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