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Women in Ufology Roundtable: Ask Erica Lukes, Chase Kloetzke and Kathleen Marden

Gene Steinberg

Forum Super Hero
Staff member
This episode was influenced by the one we dd with Erica on January 8, 2017.

We'll be featuring a special roundtable featuring Erica Lukes, Chase Kloetzke and Kathleen Marden.

Erica is currently researching historical and current sightings in Utah and is the Communications Director of the International Association of UAP Researchers. She hosts a weekly show on KCOR called “UFO Classified.”

Chase Kloetzke is Deputy Director of Investigations and Special Case Manager for MUFON.

Kathleen Marden is associated with the Mutual UFO Network, as Director of Experiencer Research and the Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters, as an advisory board member and consultant to its research subcommittee. She is the recipient of MUFON’s 2012 “Ufologist of the Year” award. She's also written three books covering UFOs and other subjects.

This episode will be recorded Thursday, March 2 from 1 until 3 PM Arizona time.
 

Jimi

Skilled Investigator
What's your opinion on who is behind the abduction phenomenon and what is it's purpose?
What's your opinion on the research and conclusions of Dr David Jacobs?
Many thanks
 
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ChrisJohnsen

Paranormal Adept
Being that "sunlight can be the best disinfectant," can you all, as prominent and accomplished women in the field of ufology, take a moment to talk a little about any experiences of negative treatment that you may have been subjected to simply because you are women in what is a male-dominated field? And what, in your opinion, can be done to counter-act or neutralize the harassment and misogyny, especially online, that does currently exist in the UFO "community?"
 

EricTheRed

Skilled Investigator
1) In The Abduction Enigma: An Investigation of the Alien Abduction Phenomenon, by Kevin Randle, Russ Estes, William Cone, the authors systematically raise serious doubts about an ET reality behind alleged abductions. Have any of you read the book? If so, what is your evaluation?

2) There are groups of people who engage in what they believe to be ET contact protocols—Steven Greer and those associated with ET Lets Talk, for instance—and claim that they successfully interact with ETs. Do you think there’s any evidence for these claims, or is it more likely that these groups are an example of how the religious imagination seizes upon ambiguous phenomena to construct a belief system?

3) If alien abductions are really happening, isn’t it realistic to expect that someone would have recorded one by now? What does it tell us that convincing video evidence has not yet emerged?

4) One of the ways the UFO research community sometimes shoots itself in the foot is by shifting between a critical and scientific mode of discourse, and then slipping without pause into New Age or religious language or ideas. An example would be discussing in the context of alleged alien abductions the human “soul”—a religious term, not a scientific one. Do you see this as a problem for enhancing the academic and scientific credibility of UFOlogy?


Best wishes to Gene and Chris (and Goggs),
Eric
 
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S.R.L.

Paranormal Adept
It’s probably too late, as I was going to suggest including Mrs. Steinberg at the table of roundness. I would have liked to hear some of her opinions on various paranormal/UFO related topics.
 
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