by Nick Redfern, MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE – – July 8, 2016
Nick Refern, in my opinion, is one of the most prolific, highly respected authorities on the FORTEANA topic today. He definitely is the “John A. Keel” of contemporary Ufology and related topics.
“Time and again I tell people that if you’re interested in UFOs, don’t let the subject rule and dictate your life.
The same goes for every other aspect of Forteana, too, whether it’s Bigfoot, ghost-hunting, lake-monsters, etc, etc.
I don’t know why I bother though.
They seldom listen.
But, they should.
As someone who has been in the UFO subject for more than a few years, I have seen plenty of what I call ufological screw-ups of the personal kind.
By that, I mean people who – step by step and bit by bit – go down a pathway that ultimately takes them far away from reality and into a world of downright unreality.
And that realm of unreality is rarely, if ever, a positive one.
The tragic thing, however, is that I have met a significant number of people in Forteana for whom the concept of a social life is as alien as…an alien.
I specifically don’t say that as a criticism.
Rather, I say it as nothing less than a dark and dire warning – and particularly so to those who are new to the subject.
Have you ever seen someone who enters the field of Ufology, and who gradually (or sometimes quickly) gets “taken over” and dragged down by the subject?
It’s not a pretty sight.
Hence the subject and the warning aspect of this article.
CONTINUE READING NICK REDFERN’S COMMENTARY HERE:
To me, a good example of what Refern is referring to, (i.e., folks suffering from delusion, a form of mental illness), is exemplified by one such individual:
There are tens of thousands of folks who have to rely on Social Security Supplementary Security Income (SSI), for various legitimate reasons, including those with mental illnesses or those who have become mentally ill.
It’s a sad situation. But it’s the reality.
Phil Schneider was one of them.
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