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REALL Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land __________________________________________________________ David Bloomberg May 20, 1993 Voice of the People Chicago Tribune 435 N. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL 60611 To the Editor: It would appear that George de Lama did little investigation on his story about UFO abductees (Tempo, May 14). It seems to me that he has a preconceived belief which he passes on to the readers without evidence. I've come to this conclusion from the way he discusses the phenomenon. Comments such as "local residents who have been abducted by aliens," and "Smith's clients have been poked, prodded and studied, shot up with needles and fitted with implants" make it sound like this has all been verified. In fact, however, all of these things are nothing more than allegations, with little or no evidence. The testimony of these people is often garnered through hypnosis, which is a suspect method of obtaining information when conducted by a biased hypnotist, as in this case. The few supposed implants presented for study have been shown to be mundane, not extraterrestrial. Tales of UFOs and aliens kidnapping people are all very good attention grabbers. However, if I wanted to read sensationalism without any research or evidence, I'd buy a tabloid, not a nationally-respected newspaper. /s/David Bloomberg David Bloomberg, Chairman Rational Examination Association of Lincoln Land

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