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On a repeat Travel Channel show
Wednesday night [1/13/21] – UFOs, The Lost Evidence – a recap of the
1973 Coyne helicopter event was presented with a woman who was an original Blue Book staffer, Jennie Zeidman,
who had done an in-depth investigation into the case and was the CUFOS expert
on it. She interviewed the principals and wrote a monograph for CUFOS about it,
Kevin Randle told me when I queried him about her. (I didn’t catch her name or bona
fides during the airing.)
The incident was much more interesting and complete in her
telling and the show’s presentation about it. But that’s not what I’m going
What stirred me was how intense Ms. Zeidman was, despite
being obviously elderly (but still charming and insightfully intelligent).
The intensity is not unique to Ms. Zeidman, also showing up
among most old-timer UFOers, who go to the “other side” before their obsession
I hope that those immersed in the UFO mystery have other
activities they’re engrossed in, as UFOs (or Ufology) will leave them, on their
death-beds, shorn of that rather current meme: closure.
I suspect that we’ll see a few more aged UFOers bite the
dust upcoming, worried as I am about Jacques Vallee, in his 80s and several
others also aged or in the COVID-19 susceptible age bracket.
That this UFO contingent will go to their maker without
closure is among those fated “tricks” by the master of us all, or the whim of
Fooling around, collecting old magazines or web-sites, and
like asides won’t do it when the grim reaper comes a calling. You may wish you
had done some real research or investigation, or serious conjecture, rather
than pussy-footing with peripheral UFO activity.