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The Research of Jerry Cohen.

What Readers Have Had to Say
about both this Researcher's Posts
to UFO UpDates, and this Website

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(Click on "From" names to snap each correspondence to the top)

From: Alfred Lehmberg <Lemberg@snowhill.com>
To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
Date: Sat, 15 Jun 2002 10:19:55 -0500
Subject: Alfred's Odd Observation #19

Mr. Cohen's site is a wonderful hyper-text history of the ufological and is an excellent single source repository for detailed and balanced work so complete and detailed that one could spend absorbed _days_ in it. It is tabbed, indexed, collated, explained, and referenced so well that it will be difficult for the interested and openminded individual NOT to be well informed by the most fascinating and full featured approach to ufological history this writer has EVER seen! I can't be effusive ENOUGH!

Alfred Lehmberg
UFO MAGAZINE
(http://www.alienview.net/ )
Other Lehmberg comments
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. . Jerry Cohen

jc 4/12/2013: Adjustment made to my note here because of link changes on the Internet.

Richard Hall has recently passed away. I just read his obituary in Long Island USA Newsday, 8/26/2009 and was greatly saddened by his passing. The work he performed many years ago at NICAP is certainly one of the main contributing factors as to why CohenUFO came to being in the first place.

His many well-known accomplishments are partially detailed here in links below, and will be enumerated by many others in their tributes to him . I am thoroughly honored, humbled, and a bit amazed that, in the links section on his web page from August 2003 and continuing at least to November 2007 (5 years), Richard chose to list CohenUFO second from the top, immediately under FUFOR. (This was recently changed to #3, immediately under the Blue Book archive.) One can see this for yourself by going to his site at this link and scrolling down the page there (as long as it remains up), and then seeing his pages at the Wayback Machine here or here.

From what he wrote in his letters to me, and in both his preface to his links section on his site and the placement of the CohenUFO link there, one can see he felt I got it pretty much all right and that there was legitimate information at my website that was and is, by his own definition, scholarly and scientific.

Richard, I (we) are already missing you, and even though you can't see this now (or maybe you can, who knows?), I once again thank you publicly for your kind words to me below. They certainly helped me keep working for years on this website until I finally got it legible. Thank you so much for what you have given to us all.

With the utmost respect,
Jerry Cohen
- scroll below for Richard's letter to me.
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Date: Fri, 03 Dec 1999 16:23:33 -0800
From: "Richard H. Hall"
To: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@li.net>
Subject: comments re: your web site


.....Richard Hall

Jerry,

What does "UFO traffic" on the internet lack? Well-informed commentary; a scholarly, scientifically oriented approach; courtesy toward those who hold dissenting views; and (in some cases) intellectual honesty and sincerity of purpose. Therefore, it is highly refreshing to see you going strongly against the grain and carrying the flag for careful, dispassionate, and conscientious study of this most intriguing phenomenon.

From someone who was "there at the creation" (almost), my heartfelt thanks for your efforts. -- Dick Hall

P.S. ....................snip......................... I disagree with your "Brief Overview of NICAP." It was a totally different organization at the end, led by totally different people motivated in totally different ways. This needs to be made clear. See my article about 1993 in the MUFON symposium proceedings on this question. My copy is buried right now, but I can dig up the exact reference for you. Also, if you haven't already done so you may want to provide a link to Fran Ridge's NICAP site.

Dick
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jc 2006: Obviously, anything Dick says about NICAP certainly supersedes anything I have written. He was there when it all occurred.

To see more information concerning Richard Hall, click here

His personal web site

Where to get his (and NICAP's) "UFO Evidence"

jc 1/23/00: I established the link to Fran Ridge's NICAP and found a Jerome Clark post that speaks a little about the original NICAP's end and another MUFON speech, but still need more information re this.

11\10\03: I think I finally found Dick's Article Regarding
the "old" NICAP at the New NICAP site


Also see: Jerome Clark re Hynek and UFO Waves by Hall, and additionally, Hall's comments regarding the "Ridicule Factor" regarding those who have reported UFO sightings

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Date: Sat, 04 Dec 1999 16:13:25
From: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@li.net>
To: "Richard H. Hall"
Subjects: Re: comments re: your web site

Dick,

God bless you for your comments. I wasn't sure how many people have really understood from whence I've been coming. Please know that your praise has buoyed my spirits greatly since few have your perspective on this most enigmatic topic of our age. It means a lot to me.

Rest assured I will correct my NICAP comments & page to reflect your views since I watched the proceedings from afar while you were immersed in it. Not many are around that were in a position to see the things you saw from within. If you dig up the reference to your 1993 article, I will add this in and establish the link to Fran Ridge's NICAP site. Can't believe I omitted it. It was an incredible oversight on my part. There has been a huge amount of information to process historically and holding down other jobs along with this have not made it any easier.

BTW: Don't stop doing what you're doing, it's still needed. Don't think you haven't had a great effect. I and others might not have been doing this without you. Few people ever accomplish everything they want to do in life and most don't realize the influence they've had on others. Also, the harder you work, the less you can see this.

Best wishes for further success.

Very sincerely,

Jerry
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Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2005 15:49:57 -0400
From: DickHall
Subject: Re: Added something to my site
To: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@optonline.net>

Richard Hall

Jerry,

I think you perform a service by presenting a much more balanced picture of Allen Hynek's role than Dolan and others. Dolan's views are constantly colored by his conspiratorial and "anti-government" biases. He committed some real whoppers in his book, which I reviewed for International UFO Reporter. (CUFOS: Center for UFO Studies)

Good work. - Dick
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From: Bruce Maccabee <brumac@compuserve.com>
Date: Thu, 17 Dec 1998 23:30:08 -0500
Fwd Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 15:21:56 -0500
Subject: Re: Hynek 12/17/66 Sat. Eve. Post article - Pt. 1

>Date: Tue, 15 Dec 1998 22:06:42 -0400
>To: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
>From: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@li.net>
>Subject: Hynek 12/17/66 Sat. Eve. Post article - Pt. 1

Bruce Maccabee
.......Bruce Maccabee

Thanks for reporting this long forgotten article.

HYNEK WROTE:

>But I cannot explain them all. Of the 15,000 cases that have come to my attention, several hundred are puzzling, and some of the puzzling incidents, perhaps one in 25, are bewildering. I have wanted to learn much more about these cases than I have been able to get from either the reports or the witnesses.

....snip....

I thank Jerry Cohen for recalling these halcyon days of ufology for those of us who lived through them....and for providing the new comers with information they would not likely search out for themselves.

jc 1/2/98:

Click here for entire text of letter and more insights re: Dr. Hynek

Dr. Maccabee's Biography

An important history paper he wrote back in 1986 [updated to 1998] (Courtesy of www.stardrive.org)

Dr. Maccabee's Personal Website

His April 2002 specific comment re: my upgraded web site
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From: Brad Sparks
Date: Fri, 18 Dec 1998 16:34:52 EST
To: rjcohen@li.net
Mime-Version: 1.0
Subject: NICAP 1970

Regards,

Brad Sparks (link to FOIA information)

PS:  BTW, you may be interested to know that as cofounder of CAUS and prime consultant on the FOIA suits against the CIA and NSA, and the first person to study the released CIA docs in Dec 1978, that the info you give on your Web site has a number of serious errors and misconceptions ....  You otherwise have a very fine site and lots of useful info.

jc 1/3/99:   BRAD'S ENDORSEMENT OF WEBSITE HELD In ABEYANCE UNTIL REVISIONS NOT YET IMPLEMENTED HAVE BEEN COMPLETED AND O.K.ed  BY BRAD.

jc 1/15/2000:  MANY REVISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE TO DATE
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From: Brad Sparks
Date: Sat, 19 Dec 1998 03:12:16 EST
To: rjcohen@li.net
Subject: NICAP 1970

Dear Jerry,
....snip....

Yes you do have a very useful Web site as I'd mentioned and very clearly dedicated to accurately dealing with issues of UFOlogy, which is why I even bothered to mention problems. The errors are not YOURS but are IN the articles you reprint or summarize. BTW, I and CAUS parted ways in the early 80's and as you must surely know in the last year or so Peter Gersten and Barry Greenwood had a falling out. This was about the time you must have tried snail mailing so it's no wonder you got no response.  ....snip....

Barry Greenwood Peter Gersten
..
Barry Greenwood ...........Peter Gersten
Barry Greenwood-SIGN (J. Aldrich)
Barry Greenwood-CUFON on-line

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From: Ted Phillips

CENTER FOR PHYSICAL TRACE RESEARCH

Ted Phillips
.......Ted Phillips

Hello Jerry,

What a great web site ! Very well done and factual (hard to say that these days). I've attached some data from the TRACAT (trace catalog) that may interest you. I've been at this for way too many years and have been updating the files. The attached is a partial stat review from the 3,059 cases.

Keep up the terrific work..............

Ted Phillips

jc: Ted's research is some of the most important regarding UFOs. The Stanford Study has stated "The best prospect for achieving a meaningful evaluation of relevant hypotheses is likely to come from the examination of physical evidence."
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From: TotlResrch@aol.com
Date: Tue, 13 May 1997 23:30:02 -0400 (EDT)
To: rjcohen@li.net
Subject: Re: UFO UpDate: Kal K. Korff's UFO Sighting -
The
DETAILS!

Kal Korff
........Kal Korff

Dear Jerry,

Thanks for your recent Email, and I must yield to your work on Oberg and Mr. Cooper I certainly agree. This is most important for the field of UFO research.

Best regard, and thanks for the advice,
Kal Korff

jc 1/3/99:   Those knowing Kal will realize this says quite a lot. When he disagrees, he lets you know it.
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Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007
From: Walt Webb <xxxx@xxxx>
Subject: Oberg/Cooper Rebuttal 3
To: cohenufo@optonline.net

Dear Jerry Cohen:

In conjunction with the 50th anniversary year of the IGY (International Geophysical Year) and my association with it, and with my late boss Allen Hynek, I turned up your cogent 1997 "Oberg/Cooper Rebuttal 3." Your defense of Allen's UFO work and his evolution from skeptic to believer was reasoned and well written, particularly applicable from the standpoint of a UFO experiencer.

The final paragraphs in which you thank Hynek on behalf of eyewitnesses such as yourself should be framed! I'm happy that you uncovered my "Allen Hynek as I Knew Him" piece from IUR and quoted from it.
. . . snip . . .

Although your rebuttal (#3) article is 10 years old, I should perhaps point out a few minor misstatements in the section "Some additional comments by Walter Webb." That 1957 meeting in Allen's home was not really the spur to my UFO curiosity, and I had already by then accepted the reality of an unexplained core of sightings. My interest had been sparked by my own 1951 sighting.

Officially, I began to investigate the topic and other sightings in 1952, the year after my personal observation. In the section "This is what Webb said, in his own words," the first paragraph is mine but the second and third paragraphs are Hynek's.

. . . snip . . .

At any rate, keep up your fine work!

Walt Webb (8/21/2010)

jc 2/26/2007: Webb spent 32 years at the Charles Hayden Planetarium in Boston as senior lecturer, assistant director, and manager of operations. He also worked for Dr. Hynek during Operation Moonwatch (Satellite-tracking operation) in 1957.

7/24/2009: If you think not many astronomers see UFOs, click HERE to see a 1977 video of Dr. Hynek testifying concerning a study regarding same. (for as long as it remains at this address - 2/16/2010 Temporarily repaired . . . 1/7/2014 Still there)
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Date: Wed, 9 Jul 1997 18:56:10 +0100
From: Sean Jones <tedric@tedric.demon.co.uk>
To: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@li.net>
Subject: Re: EL/TST on Global Updates

Hiya Jerry

        I finally managed to catch up with the ebk's this week and I must say what a wonderful argument you posted to Paul (Devereux). I have recently had interaction with this man, and whilst he is a nice enough bloke he will not accept that his opinion could be wrong. (IMHO his opinion is that "all UFO's are an earth-light of one sort or another").

Whilst I also concede that a percentage of UFO's could be/are earth-lights I am not prepared to believe that they are the answer to all UFO's.   ....snip....
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Date: Fri, 18 Oct 2002
From: Wendy Connors <fadeddiscs@comcast.net>
To: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@optonline.net>
Subject: Re: Just saying hello

Wendy Connors
.....Wendy Connors

Hi Jerry!

I want to thank you for the wonderful blurp about me and my work. It is very much appreciated and helping to keep me working on preservation of materials.

Your website is very, very nice and your method of giving excellent information that is documented. I really like that! Anyway, you sure are doing wonderful work and sharing it on the internet.
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Date: Fri, 7 March 2003
From: Jerry Cohen
<rjcohen@optonline.net>
To: Wendy Connors
<FadedDiscs@comcast.net>
Subject: Updated disk you sent

Wendy,

I just received the H/P CD. It's great! You're right about it being so much clearer. I put it into my normal CD stereo and I could easily understand almost every word.

Anyone that listens to this can hear exactly what transpired back then. Thanks so much for thinking of me and sending it. It's hard work like yours that is helping people take notice of what's been going on. It's also preserving the evidence so that, no matter how long it takes the world to figure this whole thing out, researchers will at least have an opportunity to acquire accurate, first hand evidence to both analyze and report upon. I am greatly pleased by this.

Good luck in all your future endeavors. I believe you've achieved something important here.

Deep appreciation,
Jerry

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Date: Tue, 25 Jun 2002 12:26:30 -0400
From: Bob Pratt <bobpratt@gate.net>
Subject: Your web site
To: Jerry Cohen <cohenufo@optonline.net>

Bob Pratt
....Bob Pratt

Hello, Jerry. When I first looked at your page on "Dr. Hynek and the Enquirer," I thought you were way off base. But then I also looked at the page on "NICAP, APRO and the Enquirer" and was a bit amazed. I have never seen that issue of the NICAP Investigator and what it said is totally news to me. . .

jc 5/19/03: Bob was one of the chief writer/investigators of UFO articles for the National Enquirer in the 1970's. He was so taken by the topic that, after he left there, he spent the rest of his life and his own money flying to various sites, countries, etc. investigating cases on his own. His web site is a "must see." (But please come back to mine.)

How accurate was the case information in _some_ National Enquirer articles? See Wendy Connors/Bill Jones (Sign Historical Group) re: Hickson & Parker.
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Date: Tue, 30 Aug 2005
From: Dr Harry Willnus
Subject: FRANK MANNOR SWAMP GAS CASE
To: Jerry Cohen <cohenufo@optonline.net>

Dr. Harry Willnus

Jerry: Just wandered upon your web site & must say it's a nice piece. I've been into the UFO scene for something like 50 years. I was an investigator with Hynek's group (CUFOS) and am presently listed as a consultant with MUFON.

I investigated the Dexter Michigan, UFO event of March 1966. This, of course, became known as the "Swamp Gas" case and our friend Dr. Hynek became a laughing stock. This was unfortunate as Hynek was thrown into a situation where there appeared to be no earthly, common sense explanation. And the press wanted an explanation. I remember those days and everyone here in Michigan was following the story. Some people were frightened.

I have a copy of the police report from the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Department from March 20, 1966. There were 10 police officers, five squad cars, and several detectives there that night at the Frank Manner farm. Also, a number of neighbors gathered for the strange light show that went on for a time.

I wrote about this case for UFO MAGAZINE (UK) and the article titled "Swamp Gas Revisited" appeared in Feb. of 2004. Unfortunately this was the last issue published by this UK magazine as their editor died unexpectedly and the publication went under.

I can possibly mail you a copy of the police report if you have not seen it. After reading this report it's obvious that swamp gas was not the culprit.

Keep up the good work. I'm hoping for disclosure before my time comes.

DR. HARRY WILLNUS
MICHIGAN

Harry Willnus & Michigan cases continued:

jc 10/31/05: Received police report from Harry regarding the Mannor's case . From the following comment in the report

"Upon returning to the patrol vehicle, the undersigned officers were met by others who had gathered to observed, and the undersigned officer were informed that one of the objects had been hovering directly over the area where our flashlight beams had been seen, and had then departed in a West Direction of flight, at high rate of speed."

It would appear a simple balloon hoax can be ruled out. We can also ascertain there may have been more than one object involved.

A description of one of the objects was given as follows:

"Object was observed to be of a brown coloring, appearing to be Quilted type outside surface. Object appeared to be flat upon the bottom, and cone shaped toward the top, however, being low in height. Two small lights appeared to be at the outer edges of the object, glowing in a bluish-green light, and intensifing to a brilliant red in color. When the vehicle or object illuminated, the lighting was a yellow-white in color, and ran horizontal between the two outer lights, allowing some of the object to be viewed. Outer body appeared to be rough in texture."

A simple star this was not. It would appear the explanation "swamp gas," also leaves much to be desired in our attempts to ascertain what was seen by various people in this intriguing incident.

Additional important information regarding testimonies from civilians and police involved in the Mannors case, _as well as other_ Michigan UFO cases occurring around the time of the Mannor's case, can be found at
http://www.cal12.com/Michigan%201966%20UFO.htm.

This information certainly gives us more than adequate reason to question the "Swamp Gas" theory as _the_ supposedly definitive explanation for same.

1/3/2005: Here is an important note Harry sent to me regarding an occurrence concerning Dr. Hynek and related by Washtenaw County Sheriff Doug Harvey. The incident occurred in Harvey's presence. It would appear to be a very good reason Hynek gave his "Swamp Gas" explanation in the face of data which seems to negate it. It also makes us realize the newspapers were thrown off by it at the time. Respectfully tacked on at the end are my own thoughts regarding Harry's final comment regarding a possible "government coverup."
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From: Alfred Lehmberg
To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net>
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 2002 09:54:15 -0500
Subject: Alfred's Odd Ode #367

Alfred Lehmberg


. . . . snip . . . .
Cohen _deconstructs_ CSICOP at every turn he takes, rationally negates many of CSICOPs ufological presumptions (blighting the rest), and invalidates, magnificently (with some humor and a dash of appropriate sarcasm), the presumed charter and even _mandate_ of CSICOP's core organization. Don't take _my_ word for it. Go see for yourself. The dragon, if not dead, lies dying with Cohen's lance in its chest!

. . . . snip and paste from Ode 19
Mr. Cohen has been around for a _long_ time so one would think (especially given the effectiveness and competence of Mr. Cohen's assertions regarding CSICOPian interests) that there would be, at least, _some_ reference to Mr. Cohen on the CSICOPian web site; however, a search for "Jerry Cohen" on CSICOP's site turns up exactly bupkis -- no mention of him what- so-ever, rather predictably. Indeed, Mr. Cohen appears especially OBVIOUS in his perfectly explicable absence.
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jc (comment regarding the above): Time has distorted history. I just want to set the record straight concerning that history. I wasn't specifically attacking CSICOP in any part of my analyses, but rather analyzing specific cases and their proposed solutions. Where I found problems with the solutions, I tried to clearly delineate that as best I could. I sincerely believe this whole thing is a lot bigger than any one person or group.
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Date: Mon, 05 Apr 2004 17:50:07 -0500
From: "Gary M."
Subject: Your site
To: Jerry Cohen <cohenufo@optonline.net>

Hello Jerry,

I found your site a couple days ago, thanks to a visit to Virtually Strange web site: You have created a wonderfully informative piece of work. Please, give yourself a self-administered "pat on the back" from me. I will be placing your URL on our MUFON-Nebraska website when I do an update in the next few days; I am sure some of our members will find something of interest, and value.

Kindest regards,
Gary Matteson

Member: MUFON/CUFOS

jc note: Gary is a State Section Director and Field Investigator

jc 9/2/2006: Also, it is my sincere hope that other research groups out there who are interested in an accurate replay of some of the important history concerning the topic of UFOs might find it beneficial in a similar fashion. That was one of my prime reasons for putting all this together and putting it on-line. It belongs to every serious researcher out there. A lot of your hard work is detailed here. I'm praying that someone else out there will preserve this for the future.

Many people have written me to express their thanks for my efforts in this regard and I'm thrilled that the site has reached this level. I think this is probably one of the most important things I've done in my lifetime and I'm just thankful that people appreciate it. Just for the record, this is certainly not my only interest in life but this research and getting it on-line has consumed a good piece of it.

A big return thank-you to Gary and MUFON-Nebraska for your interest.

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Date: 7/24/2011
From: Gary M <mystrius@kdsi.net>
Subject: Your Website
To: Jerry Cohen <cohenufo@optonline.net>

I congratulate you once again; although time has passed since I last visited your research pages, I see the pages are no less relevant and untarnished by the passage of time. Another pleasing point: Unlike so many wannabee great sites, you have kept the links intact and the content updated in-so-far as is possible. Wonderful.

Thank you for all you have accomplished. I wish you all the best.

Sincerely,

Gary C. Matteson
MUFON-NE

jc 7/27/2011: How about that . . . seven years later and still relevant. Folks, I'm really proud of this one. Thanks, Gary!
Watch for my post on Rendlesham.
- Jerry Cohen

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Date: Thu, 27 May 2004 01:46:33 -0600
From: Robert Hastings
Subject: UFOs--1967 was apparently a very good year...
To: cohenufo@optonline.net

Robert Hastings

Hi Jerry,

My name is Robert Hastings and I wanted to compliment you on your excellent web site on UFOs.

I have been researching military-related UFO sightings since 1973, and lecturing about them at colleges and universities nationwide since 1981. A search on Google will provide a little background information about my activities.

My interest in the subject began in 1967, when my father was stationed at Malmstrom AFB...

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I look forward to your response. Again, I am very impressed with your web site, and the personal effort it reflects.

Robert

jc 1/2/2006: One can note Robert's interest in UFOs began the same year I had my sighting. His material supports other testimonies from the "Disclosure Project." Robert and I have had several interesting conversations since this original note to me. I find it fascinating that so many people have been affected in a similarly dramatic fashion by a phenomenon that many scientists contend is nothing more than a "fairytale."
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Date: Sat, 10 May 1997 17:17:08 -0700 (PDT)
From: Jim Deardorff <deardorj@ucs.orst.edu>
To: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@li.net>
Subject: Your website

Jim Deardorff

Hello,

After seeing your message on Errol Bruce-Knapp's list this morning, I visited your website and think you did an excellent job rebutting the debunker, James Oberg

....snip....

So again, congratulations on a nice website with a lot of meat to it.

Jim Deardorff
Corvallis, Oregon

jc: My answer to Jim Oberg's (6/26/2003) criticism regarding this website. (It's long but answers everything he said . . . and more.)
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Errol Bruce Knapp (Strange Days ... Indeed radio show - Canada) 10/28/2006 program #416 re: 1989-90 Belgium Sightings



Jerry Cohen, one of Uufology's un-sung researchers, working solo, quiety and tirelessly behind the scenes. His website is an astounding mine of real x/file info - a must-visit on-line UFO history book and debunker de-bunker site...
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From: Don.Allen @satlink.oau.org (Don Allen)
Date: 02 Jul 96 08:55:03 -0400
Subject: HTML codes
Organization: Central Florida Sat-Link
To: rjcohen@li.net

Hi Jerry,

I've been following with keen interest your great postings to the UFO Update mailing list of the Oberg/Cooper rebuttal.

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From: GT McCoy <gtmccoy@harborside.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002
22:28:58 -0700
Fwd Date: Thu, 25 Apr 2002
10:12:36 -0400
Subject: Re: Blather Competition - McCoy


To: ufoupdates@virtuallystrange.net
>>From: John Velez <johnvelez.aic@verizon.net>
>>Subject: Re: Blather Competition

....snip.... Jerry Cohen Web Site

>My first order of business was to go and check out the new website. I see you've been a busy man. Great job, excellent info. I highly recommend a visit to all within earshot.

<snip>

Hello, Jerry, John, All, I second John's endorsement - 100% - great site. GT McCoy
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From: CHIGUY46@aol.com
Date: Wed, 2 Jul 1997 23:17:16 -0400 (EDT)
To: rjcohen@li.net
Subject: dr.hynek (partial bio)

I was looking for something on the web and saw your work on dr. hynek. we were friends for a long time and worked on a couple of projects. it was good to see him remembered.

e.schwartz. chicago.

jc: If you're not familiar with Dr. Hynek, please click below.

Dr. Hynek, his life and some of his accomplishments

Hynek quotes from his book & "UFO Coverup"
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From: "Bernhard Haisch" <haisch@jse.com>
To: "Jerry Cohen" <rjcohen@li.net>
(jc 3/2/2006: click HERE to see his web-site)

Subject: Re: UFO
UpDate: Re: UFOs and Mainstream Science
Date: Fri, 3 Jan 1997 11:38:26 -0700

Bernard Haisch
.......Dr. Bernard Haisch

Thanks,
Bernhard Haisch

Click name immediately above for his credentials.

jc 1/2/99:  Dr. Haisch had made some suggestions for Ufology in March 1996. Steven Powell reposted it after the Sturrock Committee had updated the Condon Committee's findings via new data submitted. (Mid-1998) I felt Dr. Haisch's original letter deserved an updated answer so I answered it.

UFO's and Mainstream Science
(reposted by Steven J. Powell)

My reply eliciting the thanks
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Date: Sat, 07 Dec 1996 09:31:49 -0500
From: Greg Sandow<GSANDOW@prodigy.net>
To: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@li.net>
Subject: Re: Oberg/Cooper rebuttal.7b - Cohen

Greg Sandow
.........Greg Sandow

I've admired your courtesy in everything you post!

From: "Greg Sandow" <GSANDOW@prodigy.net>
To: <rjcohen@li.net>
Subject: thanks . . .

Jerry,

I wanted to thank you for your suggestion to me and Ed. I wish more people were as even-handed and sensible as you are.

. . . snip . . .

Thanks for your kind words, and I return them wholeheartedly. I've admired your posts as well, and in fact tried to download your reply to Oberg from whatever site it was originally on, so I could have a complete copy. Is there somewhere I can find it now? Or could you e-mail it to me? It was full of valuable information I've never seen elsewhere.

. . . snip . . .

jc: I was really happy for this comment as Greg posts have likewise always been excellent. The information he was requesting is now located here.
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From: jvif@spacelab.net (John Velez)

To: UFO UpDates
Subject: Code of Ethics for Abduction Investigators
Date: Tue, 26 Nov 1996 14:13:36 -0400

John Velez
.......... John Velez

Hi Rebecca, hi all,

I've been following this thread very closely and would like to 'hop in' for a second with my two coppers. First, God bless Rebecca. Bex, you're a wonderful resource and always have something of value to contribute, thank you. If we had nine or ten more like you, and Jerry Cohen, (and a paltry few others) ufology would be in much better shape than it is in right now.
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Date: Thu, 6 Feb 1997 12:56:59 -0500
From: jvif@spacelab.net (John Velez)
To: "Jerry Cohen" <rjcohen@li.net>

http://www.virtuallystrange.net/aic/default.html

Subject: It's the Sammy Maudlin Show!

Hi again Jerry,

It occurred to me that maybe you don't get thanked enough for all the hard and meticulous work that you do! The most recent example being the Oberg/Cooper material. Jerry, you're the BEST, bar none!

What you're doing is so needed/necessary. Not too many guys are willing to chip away at a wall 16 ft. thick and ten miles high. You have the commitment and dedication of a man that KNOWS he has the truth on his side. Knowing the 'truth' of a thing is a potent motivator and source of energy. Your work reflects that confidence, and your style reflects an intelligent, rational, and thoughtful mind.

....snip....

jc: Click here for my page regarding abduction claimants and personnel working to document/analyze their claims and steer those in need toward professional counseling.

Also: John's April 2002 specific comment re: my upgraded web site
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Subject: The Travis Walton Case, Part 1: Need For Review
Date: Thu, 28 Nov 96 17:11:41 -0600
From: Pat Parrinello <pparri@republic.net>
To: "UFO UpDates - Toronto" <updates@globalserve.net>
 
Jerry Cohen, no small heavyweight when it comes to packing super fat nightcrawlers into the can,  handed out can openers to all when he said;

>Additional comments from others would be more than welcome as we proceed.  

....snip....
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Date: Wed, 30 May 2001 13:02:16 -0500
From: Loy Pressley
Re: Discussions re Belgium sightings

To: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@optonline.net>

Loy Pressley

Hi Jerry, ...snip... I like your site very much. I think your absolute insistence on accuracy serves you well. It comes through in the format and layout of the site and adds a great deal to the credibility of the information you've compiled.
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Date: Mon, 25 Oct 1999 13:29:29 +0100
From: Ross Brindle <Ross.Brindle@MarketSolutions.co.uk>
To: "'rjcohen@li.net'"
<rjcohen@li.net>
Subject: Exeter Case

An excellent article. Its refreshing to see someone laying out the facts rather than making assumptions and not backing them up with data. Keep digging.

Good hunting

Ross Brindle
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From: Bruce A Burke <wb4yuc@juno.com>
To: rjcohen@li.net

Subject: Re: Your note re Exeter
Date: Sat, 20 Dec 1997 22:59:58 EST

 Jerry,

Thanks for the note. I have a personal attachment to Exeter. My dad is from there. He knew most of the people involved with the UFO activity there. Norman Muscarello lived across the street from him.

....snip....

Regards,

Bruce
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From: Josh Goldstein
To: rjcohen@li.net
Subject: Great Site
Date: Sun, 07 Jul 2002 02:39

Jerry,

. . . Thanks for creating such a great resource that I would heartily recommend to anyone who I would feel needs to learn a solid sense of the UFO situation. Plus, it is how I think. <g>

Thanks again,
Josh
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From: ron hewitt <ron2orion@yahoo.com>
Subject: comments about the website . . .
To: cohenufo@optonline.net

Mr. Cohen,

Thank you for the great website you have created. I really have enjoyed reading it. What I have appreciated most is your approach to this important topic. I have often wondered why no one had yet done more than just catalog some interesting cases and not really broach the seriousness of the subject.
. . . . .

Anyway yours is the definitive site as far as I'm concerned keep up the excellent work !

Sincerely,
Ron Hewitt
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From: William Weber <koran@mindspring.com>
To: rjcohen@li.net
Subject: (no subject)
Date: Sun, 16 Mar 1997 18:37:23 -0500

In regards to;

>ONE QUOTE FROM MY REBUTTAL TO SAME:
>"Present your research on a *specific* case or topic; tear it to shreds, pull the guts out of it, dissect it, bisect it, trisect it but, for God's sake,

....snip....

stop ... USA bashing.

....snip....

Really - a very nice job.  Thank's.

Yours,
Bill

jc 1/2/98:  A related letter that has links to the original letter and my reply to which Bill refers
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From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <updates@globalserve.net>
To: updates@globalserve.net
Subject: UFO UpDate: Re: Oberg/Cooper rebuttal.3
Date: Fri, 07 Feb 1997 02:08:10 -0500

>==============
>Oberg/Cooper rebuttal.3
>continued from 2
----------------------------------
>A researcher's response to James Oberg's:
>"IN SEARCH OF GORDON COOPER'S UFOs"
>by Jerry Cohen
==============

________Major snip here!!______________

>"THANK YOU DR. HYNEK FOR GIVING US BACK OUR SANITY AND RESPECT

>WHEN OTHERS, WHO ARE IGNORANT OF THE SIMPLEST HISTORY REGARDING THE UFO TOPIC, HAVE MADE PRONOUNCEMENTS CONCERNING SAME, BUT ABOUT WHICH 'THEY' HAVE EXTREMELY MINUTE KNOWLEDGE.

>YOU HAD COURAGE WHERE OTHERS HAD FEAR .. PLACED SCIENCE FIRST WHEN OTHERS CHOSE POLITICS.

>"SOME" OF US HAVE SEEN EXACTLY WHAT WE HAVE REPORTED AND OUR REPORTS WERE ACCURATE AND HONESTLY GIVEN. 

>AS YOU DISCOVERED, THEY WERE NOT MISINTERPRETATIONS OF ANY NATURAL KNOWN PHENOMENA,

>NOR DRAWN FROM ANY PSYCHOLOGICAL PROBLEMS
STEMMING FROM US

>AND...THEY (the reports)  CERTAINLY DESERVE TO BE STUDIED IN DEPTH IN A  PROPER, SCIENTIFIC MANNER.

>WE ARE POSITIVE THAT FURTHER STUDY OF UFOs WILL YIELD DISCOVERIES THAT MAN HAS ONLY HITHERTO IMAGINED.

>THANK YOU FOR YOUR FAITH IN US AS INTELLIGENT, OBSERVANT HUMAN BEINGS. 

>THANK YOU FOR GIVING US THE COURAGE TO STAND FAST IN WHAT WE HAVE REPORTED. 

>ONE DAY THE WORLD WILL REALIZE WE SAW EXACTLY WHAT WE CLAIMED AND WE WILL BE TOTALLY VINDICATED.

        In my opinion, this great piece of writing should be framed for posterity.
....snip....

Take care for now,
Cathy Johnson

jc 6/14/2007: Cathy, you and Walt have made my heart sing.

Thank you so much!
Sincerely, Jerry Cohen

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From: Jennifer Jarvis <jarvis@globalserve.net>
To: Jerry Cohen <rjcohen@li.net>
Subject: YOUR WEBSITE
Date: Thu, 15 May 1997 00:38:59 -0400

Hi there again!

Finally managed to find some time to read your stuff.

Mostly, over everything, I like your calm and collected attitude. This scene has some really wild ones in it!!
....snip....

jc: Jennifer's personal web site
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Yahoo! Answers
Located: Here

Question:

Articles about aliens and UFOs?
where can I find interesting (but true and official) articles about UFO encounters? Or may be even interesting facts about Area 54?

Please share some good websites. (better if they are reliable sources)
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Answers:

Answerer 1
I am giving here good links. See if you like them, but no one can say that they are true or not.

1. www.ufoevidence.org
2. www.ufocenter.com
3. www.ufonews.in

Answer 2
I look at all I can find when I'm looking. These below are pretty good, cohenufo being the most even handed I've found.

Pro UFO more, or less:
http://www.cohenufo.org/
http://www.bibleufo.com/zlinks3.htm

Skeptical 100%
http://csicop.org/

11/7/2013 jc: Analysis of one example of CSICOP's work

I like to look at the CIA and National Security Agency public info sites for the declassified documents, but everything's in PDF format. Nice to be able to double check what's said elsewhere to be actual documents, though. Some of the UFO sites change things around to suit their purposes, a word here a paragraph there.

Haven't caught cohenufo.org doing it yet.

jc comment: . . . and you won't see that either. I'm telling the truth, the research is as solid as a rock, and I believe this thing proves itself. I'd be lying to myself if I changed the actual meaning of any of it, and that's the very last thing I'd want to do. I want the true answer as much, or even more than you do.
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