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Wade, I agree with all you say about Jon Austin’s sensational stories in express.co.uk being more UFO entertainment than hoaxing or disinformation. However many such stories are based on hoaxes or deceptions that have been produced by other parties and are often posted on the internet --especially on YouTube. These often show alleged UFOs which may just be unusual photos of some airborne object --or else they are sometimes photos or videos that have been deliberately faked and are claimed to show UFOs in the sky or, maybe, an alleged alien body.The thing is George, I would consider the above more entertainment than hoaxing or disinformation. I'm sure many people do as well. The similarties (sensationalism) between the express and the old school national enquirer are quite evident and i think most people didn't actually believe what they read in the enquirer but they obviously liked to be entertained and/or emotionally manipulated.
Let me comment on the last paragraph, George. Two of the so-called "Roswell Dream Team" were taken in. But why do you regard Bragalia has a "chief hoaxer"? He did go overboard in pushing the thing until the truth came out and he pretended to be at the forefront of those this silly affair.
I think you're overreacting to that statement, George. Besides, from what you've said here you have a cordial friendship with Lundberg, so if Lundberg is Bragalia, why would he strike out at you that way? Perhaps it was all in fun, like everything the Circlemakers do.. . . when I first said that the whole thing was a hoax-- he was reported to have said “Wingfield doesn’t know what he’s talking about”. Hoaxster Bragalia can now eat his words!
I'm not sure I'd call it a cordial relationship, Constance! We are not exactly friends and John --with whom, until this year, I'd had no contact for nearly 20 years-- has referred to me as "his nemesis" since, presumably, I've been one of the few people to point out the extent of his hoaxing and his deceptions. In particular, I was the person who revealed that he --together with Rob Irving and Rod Dickinson-- were centrally involved in Ray Santilli's Alien Autopsy scam of 1995. Other British ufologists then were either unaware of that or, like Philip Mantle, were complicit in concealing the truth of the matter. John insists that his circlemaking, ufofaking and (presumably) his alienfaking are "art" which, he says, necessarily involves a dimension of deception. Most would agree with me that that is untrue.I think you're overreacting to that statement, George. Besides, from what you've said here you have a cordial friendship with Lundberg, so if Lundberg is Bragalia, why would he strike out at you that way? Perhaps it was all in fun, like everything the Circlemakers do.