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  1. #41
    Quote Originally Posted by newyorklily View Post
    That's awesome research, Isaac. Thank you for finding the links to these dissertations and posting a link to them here.
    Thanks for the kind words. I'm happy to share resources such as these.

    My fairly strong view is that more cooperation is required within ufology if this field is ever to become a respectable subject for study.

    By the way, I'll just mention that I've uploaded a searchable PDF collection of UFO Brigantia newsletters (UK 1980s-1990s), with the kind permission of its editor (Andy Roberts):
    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1014877/pg1

  2. #42
    A new upload...

    Back in 1979, Dr Richard Haines of NARCAP edited a book entitled "UFO Phenomena and the Behavioral Scientist" which contains articles by various leading researchers which "study the eyewitnesses themselves or the social context in which the sighting takes place". Authors included Dr Haines himself, R Leo Sprinkle, Michael Persinger, Berthold Eric Schwarz and others.

    With the kind permission of Richard Haines, I've uploaded a searchable PDF version of that book to a free file storage website:
    https://app.box.com/s/oswxbyvzhmm5dec6ejgl

    I've embedded images of the table of contents, a couple of sample pages and given some background in a discussion on AboveTopSecret.com at the link below:
    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1015232/pg1

  3. #43
    Dr Haines has now kindly given me permission to upload a searchable PDF copy of another of his books : ”Melbourne Episode : Case Study of a Missing Pilot” (1987) regarding the disappearance of pilot Frederick M Valentich.

    With thanks to Mikhail Gershtein for scanning the book and Xtraeme of ATS for tweaking the PDF, the book can now be downloaded (free of charge) from the link below:
    https://app.box.com/s/0asu45pkuihf668hw423

    I have posted some sample pages, some background and a few other relevant links/documents in a brief thread on the AboveTopSecret.com discussion forum at:
    http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread1016637/pg1

  4. #44
    Interesting...(beard stroke)...very interesting...
    project-maji forum

  5. #45
    I've been working on a searchable PDF archive of over 90,000 pages of CIA documents relating to remote viewing which is now nearly complete.

    I'll upload the full set in the near future (with a discussion of sample pages relating to the Cash-Landrum incident, the Rendlesham Forest incident and other UFO/ET material).

    My focus will be on the "enigma files" element of the remote viewing files (and will refer to some earlier discussions of relevant material in books by Paul H. Smith, Jim Schnabel, Jim Marrs, Jon Ronson and others).

    For now, as a test of the index for that material, I have temporarily uploaded a searchable PDF version of two files released by the CIA in relation to remote viewing (Project Stargate etc).

    This test just includes two of the files (Disc06 and Disc07 of 15 discs) with a hyperlinked index.

    If you open the index and search on anything on Disc06 or Disc07 (e.g. "Landrum", "Higdon" or (!) "GALACTIC FEDERATION HEADQUARTERS") then you will find some of the UFO related material from those discs and should be able to click on the file name within the index to open the relevant document.

    I'd be interested in hearing whether this works for those that download the current relatively small (600Mb) test archive from this link:
    http://we.tl/G5W30Ucmxu
    Last edited by IsaacKoi; 08-05-2014 at 07:07 PM.

  6. #46
    UFO researcher Steven Kaeser has recently made several interesting and
    important UFO microfilms available to view free of charge on his
    website as the start of a new digitisation project:
    http://www.konsulting.com/mm_index.html

    The initial microfilms are a reel of APRO files in relation to
    sightings prior to 1957, a Canadian government UFO microfilm and a
    microfilm used to exchange information between the USAF Public
    Relations Office and Project Blue Book.

    Steve Kaesar kindly worked with me to create downloadable copies of
    the files as searchable PDF files, with Russian researcher Mikhail
    Gershtein providing very useful assistance in relation to enhancement
    of the images.

    With Steve Kaesar's permission, I've uploaded the searchable and
    (marginally) enhanced PDF versions of the APRO Reel 1 as a 1.9 Gb
    archive to temporary free file storage at the link below (until 22
    December 2014):
    http://we.tl/qkebHWW8lg

    Due to the rather large file size, if you are not fanatical about
    getting and preserving the best possible digitised copies, you may
    prefer to download instead a version of the APRO Reel 1 archive which
    is reduced to about one third of that size (i.e. down to 763Mb) using
    Adobe Acrobat's "reduced file size" option from the temporary link
    below (until 22 December 2014):
    http://we.tl/jkh2Zde94n

    The US Air Force microfilm referred to by Steven Kaesar as the "Varied
    UFO" microfilm is now temporarily available to download from this link
    until 22 December 2014:
    http://we.tl/d2Jl0HyF5H

    A searchable enhanced PDF copy of the Canadian reel can be downloaded
    fromthis link until 22 December 2014:
    http://we.tl/ls0IZlaWwu

  7. #47
    Isaac: Thank you so much for bringing these very valuable resources to The OutPost. I can see that my leisure reading is set out for my foreseeable future.
    All of us here could find some information to explore among the linked material but especially newer people have a chance to catch up with seminal case like the Valentich disappearance. Kudos to you and those who assisted you!

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    I downloaded the two larger files. (skipped the duplicate/low res copies).
    They unzipped without errors.
    The material is readable, some articles are blurry with age, but still legible.
    Looks like a nice archive.

    Thanks for sharing!
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  9. #49
    I am pleased to be able to make freely available online searchable PDF versions of all 31 issues of the “Bulletin of Anomalous Experience”, edited by David Gotlib (with his kind permission).

    Dr David Gotlib is a Canadian psychiatrist. He edited the “Bulletin of Anomalous Experience”, which was circulated among mental health professionals and a network of interested UFO researchers from 1990 and 1994. The Bulletin focused on psychological, physiological and sociological issues relevant to ufological / abductee discussions e.g. False Memory Syndrome, hypnosis, Michael Persinger’s Tectonic Strain Hypothesis, Albert Budden’s work on electromagnetic pollution, folklore, myths, surveys, articles by Martin Kottmeyer, etc.

    The entire collection of searchable PDF versions of the Bulletin can be downloaded as a single zip file from the link below:
    http://www.isaackoi.com/zipped/journ...Experience.zip

    Alternatively, you can use the link below if you want just a sample or a specific issue:
    http://www.isaackoi.com/journals/Bul...%20Experience/

    An article by Jacques Vallee on his website refers to Dr David Gotlib’s “seminal work” and states that Dr Gotlib’s Bulletin of Anomalous Experience “has presented the most unbiased framework for a healthy debate about abductions but was frequently at variance with the ‘leaders’ of the field”

    In advice that appears to have largely fallen on deaf years, ufologist Ed Stewart stated (back in 2000) that the Bulletin “should be consulted and referenced in any meaningful discussion of the topic”.

    When I recently asked veteran Canadian ufologist Chris Rutkowski for his views on the most useful existing literature regarding persons reporting anomalous experiences (e.g. UFOs and abductions) he stated that “without question the best work in the field was by David Gotlib” and that David Gotlib “was easily the most scientific researcher in the field and worked with psychiatric and psychology professionals”. Highly-regarded British ufologist Jenny Randles also recently stated to me that the Bulletin “deserves broader recognition” and made the following comments about it:

    It is a badly overlooked, but extremely useful resource covering aspects of the UFO debate all too often underappreciated. Whatever UFOs might eventually turn out to be they are events that get experienced by human beings through their senses and perceptions and usually whilst facing extremes of cognition and psychological stress. This makes research into these areas of fundamental importance to our understanding of what is going on. A UFO encounter is in the modern world the ultimate anomalous experience and ignoring what is being uncovered about this aspect of our selves undersells any investigation.
    Bruce Maccabee stated (in the “Bulletin of Anomalous Experience” itself, in Volume 5 Issue 6) that he had “been ‘triple AAA’d’ (Amazed, Amused and occasionally Appalled)” by what he had read in the Bulletin, stating that “the discussions and reviews are great” but he had “been bothered by the fact that they almost always center on the mental aspects of the situation, as in ‘it’s all mental’”.

  10. #50
    Quote Originally Posted by IsaacKoi View Post
    I am pleased to be able to make freely available online searchable PDF versions of all 31 issues of the “Bulletin of Anomalous Experience”, edited by David Gotlib (with his kind permission).

    Dr David Gotlib is a Canadian psychiatrist. He edited the “Bulletin of Anomalous Experience”, which was circulated among mental health professionals and a network of interested UFO researchers from 1990 and 1994. The Bulletin focused on psychological, physiological and sociological issues relevant to ufological / abductee discussions e.g. False Memory Syndrome, hypnosis, Michael Persinger’s Tectonic Strain Hypothesis, Albert Budden’s work on electromagnetic pollution, folklore, myths, surveys, articles by Martin Kottmeyer, etc.

    The entire collection of searchable PDF versions of the Bulletin can be downloaded as a single zip file from the link below:
    http://www.isaackoi.com/zipped/journ...Experience.zip

    Alternatively, you can use the link below if you want just a sample or a specific issue:
    http://www.isaackoi.com/journals/Bul...%20Experience/

    An article by Jacques Vallee on his website refers to Dr David Gotlib’s “seminal work” and states that Dr Gotlib’s Bulletin of Anomalous Experience “has presented the most unbiased framework for a healthy debate about abductions but was frequently at variance with the ‘leaders’ of the field”

    In advice that appears to have largely fallen on deaf years, ufologist Ed Stewart stated (back in 2000) that the Bulletin “should be consulted and referenced in any meaningful discussion of the topic”.

    When I recently asked veteran Canadian ufologist Chris Rutkowski for his views on the most useful existing literature regarding persons reporting anomalous experiences (e.g. UFOs and abductions) he stated that “without question the best work in the field was by David Gotlib” and that David Gotlib “was easily the most scientific researcher in the field and worked with psychiatric and psychology professionals”. Highly-regarded British ufologist Jenny Randles also recently stated to me that the Bulletin “deserves broader recognition” and made the following comments about it:



    Bruce Maccabee stated (in the “Bulletin of Anomalous Experience” itself, in Volume 5 Issue 6) that he had “been ‘triple AAA’d’ (Amazed, Amused and occasionally Appalled)” by what he had read in the Bulletin, stating that “the discussions and reviews are great” but he had “been bothered by the fact that they almost always center on the mental aspects of the situation, as in ‘it’s all mental’”.
    Once again, thank you very much!!!
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