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12 Mar
The Persistence of Aliens

Date: Tue, 12 Mar 96 14:47:35 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: The Persistence of Aliens

Forwarded-by: Daniel Steinberg <>
From: The mini-Annals of Improbable Research ("mini-AIR")
	Issue Number 1996-03

1996-03-04      The Persistence of Aliens

AIR's editor was recently invited to join a live televised discussion on
the subject of kidnappings committed by extraterrestrial beings. Upon
arriving at the studio, our editor found that the discussion was to be
between him and a gentleman named Eric. Eric is the attorney for Dr. John
Mack, the Harvard Medical School psychiatrist who received a 1993 Ig Nobel
Prize in Psychology "for his theory that people who believe they have been
kidnapped by aliens from outer space probably have." Eric told (or perhaps
more accurately -- demanded of) our editor that "You should tell all the
scientists to do research on this." Our editor finds it interesting that
Eric apparently sees The Annals of Improbable Research as the best and most
authoritative voice of the science community. Respect breeds respect, and
thus we pass Eric's request on to you, with the hope that you will treat it
as seriously as the situation warrants.

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