High Strangeness: UFO Research Nirvana - Part 2

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

UFO Research Nirvana - Part 2

Okay, I was able to capture the conversation I was pretty sure I had heard yesterday, and it's pretty funny...
There might be something to it, but what?

The recording was made around 1975-76, sometime after the Travis Walton abduction case. Dr. Hynek is chatting with Coral and Jim Lorenzen, and I think Rich Heiden, along with Walton and a few of his friends. They're all having a very boisterous conversation about how the investigation of Walton's experience went awry when a whole slew of sketchy characters like UFO skeptic Philip J. Klass, William Spaulding of Ground Saucer Watch and renegade hypnotist "Dr." Lester Steward got involved... The general sense is that there might be something to the Walton case, but that the investigation hasn't been handled as well as it might have been.

Suddenly Dr. Hynek says, in a somewhat hushed tone, "I've got one ulterior motive here, Coral, and I think you'll agree, and that is (unintelligible) we can really nail Klass to the wall on this one."

A moment or two later, one of the other men, I think either Jim Lorenzen or Rich Heiden, says, "It's not going to be easy. I think you underestimate your adversary. He is a sonofabitch."

After which another of the men says, "I got a call from him the other night, and I'm pretty certain he was taping the conversation..."


Robert Sheaffer said...

I can practically guarantee that Klass was taping the conversation. He taped just about every phone conversation.

Terry the Censor said...

I hope those tapes exist.

Mark UFO'Connell said...

Of course they do. Why?

Mark UFO'Connell said...

Oh, you're talking about Klass' tapes, of course! I'm planning to see if he has any archives in his estate. I'll keep you posted.