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On the Show — Preston Dennett & Dolly Safran



Ian

Paranormal Maven
Just a footnote to my last reply. I do think Dolly believes she had an experience and I also believe that in her mind it is a real event.

You may well be right. But isn't it the job of an established researcher (like PB) to filter this sort of stuff out of the pool?
 

Richard Hawkins

Paranormal Maven
You may well be right. But isn't it the job of an established researcher (like PB) to filter this sort of stuff out of the pool?
Ian I totally agree with you and most definitely yes Preston had an obligation to ensure this person was of sound before putting her on the show.
 

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
And just because someone has an experience that does not seem to comport with reality doesn't mean they aren't of sound mind. Having interactions with possible higher or alien beings is not uncommon. Abductions are also troubling episodes that may not indicate alien contact, but nonetheless are based on phenomena we do not yet understand.
 

Ian

Paranormal Maven
Ian I totally agree with you and most definitely yes Preston had an obligation to ensure this person was of sound [mind] before putting her on the show.

Indeed. Or having a "veteran UFO researcher" PB adding fuel to the fire by writing up her "experiences" in a book!

I'll stop banging on about this now, but I'm beyond disappointed that this sort of stuff is still getting traction, and being promoted by those trying to be serious researchers. It just muddies the waters in what is an already very tricky subject. (This isn't meant as a dig a you Gene - I expect you've seen this sort of thing before. Like I said, you did your best without causing the guests too much embarrassment.)

And for what it's worth, the UK's own Caz Clarke and her Pentrych story is another one who seems to get the gullible ear of "researchers".
 

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
Key is here that we can't ignore people like Dolly. We just have to showcase the problems with her claims, some of which are obvious in her own words, and move on to the next problem.
 

Richard Hawkins

Paranormal Maven
And just because someone has an experience that does not seem to comport with reality doesn't mean they aren't of sound mind. Having interactions with possible higher or alien beings is not uncommon. Abductions are also troubling episodes that may not indicate alien contact, but nonetheless are based on phenomena we do not yet understand.
I don't agree Gene and to be honest this woman was obviously mentally disturbed and you should of ended the show and I think you need to question whether Preston Dennot should ever be back on the Paracast.
 

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
A judgment call. We actually had a guest bail on us a time or two. When we exposed the notorious Bill Knell, he took the hint and hung up. We also had Paola Harris on the show once. She's since co-authored a book with Jacques Vallee (I can barely believe it!). She bailed minutes before the episode in which she appeared ended.

I have never actually told a guest to leave in over 16 years, though I've been sorely tempted. I'm not qualified to decide whether someone is mentally disturbed. Heck, some people think I'm mentally disturbed and perhaps they are right.
 

Ian

Paranormal Maven
Since I doubt anyone here is a psychologist, we're not in a position to judge anyones state of mind. People who fabricate stories - whether consciously or not - get exposed when holes in their stories are revealed. Gene probably went as far as he could without humiliating the guests.
 

Richard Hawkins

Paranormal Maven
A judgment call. We actually had a guest bail on us a time or two. When we exposed the notorious Bill Knell, he took the hint and hung up. We also had Paola Harris on the show once. She's since co-authored a book with Jacques Vallee (I can barely believe it!). She bailed minutes before the episode in which she appeared ended.

I have never actually told a guest to leave in over 16 years, though I've been sorely tempted. I'm not qualified to decide whether someone is mentally disturbed. Heck, some people think I'm mentally disturbed and perhaps they are right.
I understand that Gene but Preston is becoming more like the very people we complain about at MUFON conferences.
 

Richard Hawkins

Paranormal Maven
Since I doubt anyone here is a psychologist, we're not in a position to judge anyones state of mind. People who fabricate stories - whether consciously or not - get exposed when holes in their stories are revealed. Gene probably went as far as he could without humiliating the guests.
No one doubt's what Gene did in the circumstances. I certainly don't.
 
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