Re: FYI:w00f: UFO hiding behind Hale-Bopp: the plot thickens... (fwd)

Lee Daniel Crocker (
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 15:44:22 -0800 (PST)

> THis really ticks me off. They ought to press murder or some other
> charges against Shramek, the amateur astronomer who claimed that he
> spotted a huge "saturn-like" ufo behind Hale-Bopp several months ago.
> It's his scientific fraud that perpetrated all this crap. The fact that
> he was shown to be wrong but refused to acknowledge the truth publicly
> is a damn crime. THis is one example of all the people he's hoodwinked
> with his BS.

Caveat Lector. That seems like just another "blame the speaker" rant
for what is a deficiency in the listener. If they willingly believed
a man with less credibility than the Enquirer, and cheerfully killed
themselves (and every indication is that they were sober and "jovial"
in their last moments), and he didn't actually encourage them to kill
themselves or defraud them of money or anything, I'd say we just chalk
it up to not-so-natural selection.

Otherwise, we'd have to charge every chruch in the world with too many
crimes to count.

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