It has come to our attention that numerous questions have been raised regarding the work we have been doing in the collection of physical evidence for the verification of the abduction phenomena. We would like the opportunity to address some of these issues.
To begin, let us update your readers with the true picture of progress that has been made to date. First of all, we have performed only a limited number of six surgeries. The reason for this has to do with the strict protocols and criteria that we have established. These entities have not only been reviewed by our own board of directors [Fund for Interactive Research in Space Technology -- FIRST] but have met the extreme standards of the National Institute of Discovery Science [NIDS, headed by Robert Bigelow]. This prestigious organization has agreed to fund our work in part, and adds its own expertise to the quality of the findings.
The procedures we developed were not only responsive to the needs of our [abduction] subjects [and] the Ufological community, but also to the established scientific community. We will continue to redefine our procedures with reference to all physical and ethical requirements. All those well meaning folks out there who think they have a clue about our written procedures, including the CRITERIA and PROTOCOL MANUALS that we have developed, are totally living on another planet. This material is kept locked in a safe place along with other analytical data.
We recently were presented a copy of a set of so-called criteria and rules pertaining to implant removal that someone had placed into cyberspace. All we could do is raise a giant belly laugh. Evidently someone is perpetrating some sort of a juvenile hoax on an unsuspecting ABDUCTEE PUBLIC in the name of medical science. I hope that this will help set the record straight. For all those that might think we are part of this project, please let us state categorically for the record that NO doctors, surgeons, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, gynecologists or other medical or scientific personnel involved with F.I.R.S.T. have any knowledge of this other project.
We also have recently read in ISCNI*FLASH the account of one of our most revered patients, Mr. Pat Parrinello. We considered it to be an open and honest interview. Pat stated without hesitation his beliefs in relation to the implant removal experience that he had just been through. We have encouraged all of our surgical candidates that want to participate in a public forum, to always be candid and present their personal side of the story. This is the substance of true scientific research. We would like to interject the fact that Pat's experience is still ongoing, and the final outcome will probably not be recognized for some time to come. This also holds true for any of the other surgical candidates.
There has been a number of ludicrous comments that have come to our attention, which have appeared on the internet. If some of these individuals would take the time to read state law, learn the facts, inquire about how true scientific research is performed, and put things into a realistic perspective, many of these issues would be put to rest.
For example: comments made in reference to the so called OWNERSHIP of [excised] implants. First of all, don't you think that it is a little premature for someone to be concerned about the ownership of an object that has not been determined to be anything but a substance that is just plain ALIEN TO THE HUMAN ORGANISM? With regard to ownership, if I, in the capacity of a surgeon, placed a metallic fixation device in a patient's bone and five years hence decided to remove it, who do you think would be its rightful owner? Continuing with this train of thought: If we do find a credible "IMPLANT" of alien origin, would it not belong, then, to the Alien Being that actually installed it in the first place? Let's get serious.
The ownership of such a device truly belongs to humanity at large. We are only the temporary guardians or curators. There should be absolutely no private exploitation as some have suggested.
Recently, we discussed this issue with a number of credible alleged abductees and they were asked about their own personal experiences with possible implants that had either come out of their body or had been purposely removed. By and large, they all seemed to have one problem in common. They either lost them, improperly stored them, or had them stolen -- the net result being total loss of scientific evidence and knowledge for mankind. I wonder if anyone of your readers thinks this is the true path for the pursuit of knowledge.
In reference to our supposed mass solicitation for implant removal [subjects], NOTHING could be farther from the truth. In fact the opposite is the reality of the situation. If we receive one hundred possible inquiries about the removal of these objects, approximately only one of these may even be a viable candidiate.
Our goals in this study are:
1. To remove suspect anomalous objects at only the request of the experiencer.
2. To perform this in the most scientific and careful manner.
3. To preserve the specimen under the most favorable conditions for immediate study, or for future examinations under conditions which take advantage of technology which has not been developed yet.
4. To maintain the anonymity of the [experiencer], the professionals, and the involved organizations. The names would only be exposed with the expressed permission of the involved parties.
5. To act as a clearing house and in the capacity of a curator for all obtained physical evidence, not just alleged implants.
6. To scientifically investigate this physical evidence by using the best of possible laboratories available to us.
7. To disseminate this knowledge, first through recognized scientific channels, and finally to the public at large.
We hope that this letter will answer some of the questions posed.
Derrel Sims & Dr. Leir
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