Please circulate and forward this document as widely as possible and
encourage other Experiencers to take our survey.
In approximately 2 weeks our Phase 2 Survey will be ready and this survey has over one thousand questions. Once again, our FREE Experiencer Research Study is historic and this type of comprehensive academic research study has never been attempted before.
We want to clarify several negative rumors that have been circulating around. The first rumor is that our research study is not a scientific study. In response, we want to inform everyone that the FREE Experiencer Research Study was developed and supervised by 2 retired Professors of Psychology-- Dr. Jon Klimo, the world's leading academic on the so called "Paranormal" phenomena, and Dr. Leo Sprinkle, the pioneer in the research field of “ET Contact/Abduction” who published his first article in this subject in 1962. Dr. Jon Klimo is the Chair of our FREE Experiencer Research Study. Professor Klimo has chaired over 250 Ph.D. dissertations in his 40 years in academia, 75 of them have been on the topic of the "Paranormal". He has published numerous academic books and articles on the "Paranormal", most in peer reviewed academic journals.
Professor Klimo has also taught “Research Methodology” for over 40 years, beginning as a Professor at Rutgers College and he also developed the“Research Methodology” for the FREE Experiencer Research Study.
Professor Jon Klimo and Professor Leo Sprinkle were assisted by other members of our FREE Experiencer Research Committee. These other members are the top researchers in the field of ET Contact/Abduction studies in the world, almost all with at least 25 years of researching and publishing in this field. These individuals helped to develop the appropriate questions to ask and made numerous changes to the various drafts of our Phase 1 and Phase 2 Surveys that was discussed in our many research committee meetings.
We also want to personally thank the other members of our research committee: Dr. Leo Sprinkle, Mary Rodwell, Whitley Strieber, Barbara Lamb, Ralph Steiner, Kathleen Marden, Denise Stoner, Giorgio Piacenza, Dr. Joe Lewels, Dr. Michael Melton, Chase Kloetzke, Jody Long, & Barry “Bear” Gaunt”. We also want to thank our Research Assistants: Rey Hernandez, Christina Knowles, Rhonda Sherman, Yanelle Martinez, and Giles Campbell. Without their assistance Professor Jon Klimo’s task of developing this research study would have been extremely difficult. Thus, thank you from the bottom of our heart.
We also want to clarify a second rumor that has been circulating around and that is that we are basing our study on “Hypnotic Regression”. This rumor is patently false. Both our Phase 1 and Phase 2 surveys state as follows: “Please answer these questions only if you CONSCIOUSLY recall them (NOT WITH HYPNOSIS).” If the individuals circulating this malicious rumor would have read our survey they would have been given notice of this fact. These individuals also did not even bother to contact any member of FREE before spreading this malicious rumor via the internet.
Finally, there is a third rumor being circulated that FREE was biased and was not objective in publicizing our Phase 1 Survey and our research study. This rumor is also patently false. FREE is a scientific research organization and we do not take any position regarding the issue of what is the “ET Agenda”. FREE has numerous academics on our Advisory Board and as Consultants. FREE has a retired NASA Astronaut, an Astro-Physics Professor from Harvard, various retired academics, 5 Physicists, 5 Ph.D. Psychologists, 5 Medical Doctors, 2 Attorneys, and various other research scientists as well as numerous "Researchers" and Experiencers on our Advisory Board and as Consultants. Our goal is to establish for the first time, a comprehensive scientifically driven data base, on individuals that have had ALL types of UFO related Contact with non-human intelligent beings.
The following is the outreach FREE has undertaken to advertise the Phase 1 Survey:
1. Facebook: We have joined Facebook and each week post on over 250 Ufology, Paranormal, and ET Abduction sites on Facebook and provide these sites with information on our Research Study.
2. Radio: FREE members have appeared in approximately 25 radio interviews since January 1st of this year where we have publicly informed the audience members of our research study. We will continue to do weekly radio interviews with radio stations that focus on the topics of UFOs, ET Contact/Abductions, and the Paranormal. We have also made requests for interviews with many other radio stations such as Coast to Coast, Dark Matter Radio, Jimmy Church Radio, and many other radio stations. Christina Knowles, Ralph Steiner, Kathleen Marden, Rey Hernandez and Mary Rodwell (all members of our FREE Research Committee) have appeared on various radio shows over the last few months and have informed the audience about FREE and our FREE Experiencer Research Study. The 3 FREE Co-Directors (Mary Rodwell, Rey Hernandez, Christina Knowles) have appeared on the following radio programs: the MUFON Radio Show, the California MUFON Radio Show, Behind the Paranormal, Inception Radio Network, Dark Matter Radio, Starborn Support Radio, and the Joe Montaldo Show. We are also booked for the following future shows: Dr. Rita Louise, Brent Holland, Mel Fabregas, and Late Night in the Midlands. We also hope to appear on many other radio shows.
3. Email and Personal Communication: On a daily basis FREE has sent out hundreds of emails and letters to well known UFO authors and researchers and most of the authors of books on the topics of "Aliens", "ETs", “Abductions”, etc. Last week we managed to get the commitments of Grant Cameron, Colin Andrews, and Mel Fabregas, all well known in the UFO field, to agree to become Interviewers for our Phase 3 Interviews. Just today a member of our group spoke with a famous author named Evie Logren who has written several books and articles on Alien Abductions, MILABS, and other UFO/ET related topics. She has agreed to allow FREE to post various of her articles on our site, and might agree to become an Interviewer.
Several members from our organization have also made contact with other well known individuals (Peter Robins, David Jacobs, Paola Harris, Derrel Sims, Richard Dolan, James Brantley, Melinda Leslie, LA Marzulli, Stan Friedman, etc.) and we are waiting to schedule conversations with these individuals and many other well known researchers. We have also sent information about FREE and our Research Study to each of these individuals and encouraged them to inform their readers about our research study. We also encourage each of you to forward this email and our “Preliminary Report” to all of your contacts.
4. Starborn Support Conference: Last September 2013, several members of FREE attended the Starborn Support Conference in Portland, Maine, a conference focused on ET Abductions and ET Experiencers, and we informed everyone in the audience about FREE and our Research Study.
5. International UFO Conference: Many FREE members will also be attending this conference for one week from Feb 17 to Feb 22, 2015. FREE will also have a table at the conference. Our objective will be to educate the thousands of members attending this conference about FREE's mission and projects and especially publicize our FREE Experiencer Research Study.
In summary, no one can dare attempt to argue that we have been biased in reaching out to selected groups regarding our research study. Our selected groups have indeed been individuals, researchers, organizations, and radio stations focused in the fields of Ufology, ET Contact, ET Abductions, and the Paranormal. All of our outreach efforts, and all the efforts FREE will undertake in the future, should squash this and other false and negative rumors being circulated around the internet.
7.Once again, please circulate and forward this document as widely as possible and
encourage other Experiencers to take our survey.
Please contact any of us via our email address, [email protected], should you have any questions. Thank you.
Mary Rodwell, Rey Hernandez, Christina Knowles
Co-Directors and Co-Founders
FREE (Foundation for Research into Extraterrestrial Encounters)--
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