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From: "James Basil" <whitbas@...>
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Sent: Thursday, June 05, 2003 4:18 PM
Subject: FRETSA WITNESS SUPPORT MAY NEWSLETTER...
> Foundation for the Research of
> Extraordinary Trauma
> & Support for Abductees
> 'Run BY witnesses FOR witnesses'
> Postal: Mr. James Basil, c/o Flat no.2, 212A Fouracres,
> Web: Witness Support: abduction, ufo, paranormal, spiritual:
> Indigos & StarChildren: http://groups.msn.com/indigosuk
> Email: new_experiencer@...
> FRETSA was founded in 2001 by abductee James Basil, after he
realised from his own and other people's experiences, the lack of
Witness Support available in the United Kingdom.
> Dear All,
> Welcome to the first edition of the FRETSA Email Newsletter.
By your association with our organisation in some capacity, you
have been added to our mailing list as potentially interested in
receiving monthly updates from us. Whilst I am sure most will
welcome this newsletter, please do let us know if you wish to be
removed from the mailing list. We welcome all your suggestions
and input, for this newsletter, and indeed FRETSA or witness
support as a whole. We look forward to your ideas and
contributions etc... Indeed, we require as much help as possible,
in any shape or form!
> Best wishes,
> James Basil
> & Mark Gibbons
> (Assistant Director)
> FRETSA ORGANISATIONAL NEWS
> Mary Rodwell of ACERN, Australia, to help set up national UK
network called 'CONCERN'
> Since my lecture in London (see below) I have made many new
contacts, most notably the wonderful Mary Rodwell, who is using
her experience to facilitate the set up of a national network
called 'CONCERN'. You may have heard of it in the latest edition
of UFO Magazine. Witness Support may finally, hopefully, kick
off. I am in contact with Rodwell, aiming to 'professional-ise'
FRETSA and make sure it is part of this nationwide movement.
> The Change is underway! Any ideas you may have about how to
'professional-ise' FRETSA would be most appreciated. At present
I have decided to update and change the format of the FRETSA
site, as well as focus on organisational issues, funding,
publicity, and so on...
> Please help!
> 'WISH LIST'...PO Box Address & Telephone Line Needed...
> We have now realised the need for both a Telephone Line with
answering machine and a PO Box address.
> We need a PO Box address because we believe it is not a good
idea to give out our real addresses. (I have also moved many
times, and as my address is usually the one given for contact
there has been some confusion, e.g. adverts running the wrong
address! Indeed, please note our temporary address--above.)
There have been some nasty stories, plus I have been warned by
quite a few people not to do so!
> We also need a Telephone Number for FRETSA head office
(Bristol) for various reasons, most of all as a way for emergency
contact purposes and telephone support/counselling. (I have
decided, for privacy and security reasons, it would be best not
to use the home line).
> I will be asking any journalists who I help by way of
interview, to donate any 'fees' to a FRETSA society account which
will soon be registered with the bank.
> If you wish to make donations to this or can think of any way
of helping us with this, or any other practical and/or financial
need, please email us.
> MEMBERSHIP LAUNCH
> One possible way of helping with the necessary funding (apart
from other ideas being explored), is to launch official
membership. Official membership would not be expensive, and we
certainly do not see it as the way to fund all our activities,
but as they say 'every little helps.' And FRETSA is no
different... We are hoping to manage a quarterly
newsletter/journal, info. pack, and other benefits for
membership. If anyone is interested in joining, or indeed has a
better idea than this, please let us know.
> WANT TO TAKE A MORE ACTIVE ROLE IN FRETSA?
> Join the Management & Working Committee
> We are always looking for people to join FRETSA in helping us
provide a professional service to paranormal witnesses in the UK.
Whoever you are, whatever you do, whatever you believe, whatever
you've experienced, you may be able to help us in some way.
Check out our memo on the various roles
> And/or check our web article about ways of helping FRETSA in a
more general capacity:
> POSSIBLE NAME CHANGE?
> There has been talk of a name change, after many confusions
over our name 'FRETSA.' People usually (and I think it is a
psychological thing) put the 's' before the 't', hence 'FRESTA.'
The name is also considered 'a bit of a mouth full'! And it
might also be in line with our change in client-base (we deal not
just with 'abductees' but unusual experiencers in general) to try
a name which more reflects our status. How about 'Foundation for
the Research of Extraordinary Experience' (FREE)? Let us know
what you think, or offer us your own suggestions...
> WEBSITE CHANGE OF COLOUR!
> Any comments on the presentation of the FRETSA sites would be
most appreciated. http://groups.msn.com/fretsa4witnesses I
changed it to green as black on white was hurting my eyes (the
contrast!) However, if you think it would look better or more
professional in b/w, please let me know ASAP!
> A 'proper' website will soon be created to which the community
sites will be linked. Watch this space!
> Darkstarr Experiencer Convention, Sat 10th-11th May
> This was really a small gathering of paranormal experiencers,
some of them abductees, in Liverpool for a weekend. I didn't do
any formal lecturing, but enjoyed myself immensely. I spoke with
the organiser, Wendy, and the others, about a hopefully larger
and more organised gathering for 2004. The focus would be a
gathering of those who have 'been there' (i.e. experiencers)
rather than 'experts'. Certainly a first of its kind for the UK,
if we get enough people organised for it! If your interested in
future events, please email: sapphire3000@... or
> BUFORA London Lecture 17th May, 'Indigo & Star Kids'
> The Founder, James Basil, lectured on the 'indigo' and
'starchild' phenomenon at the BUFORA London lectures. A
colleague, liberal sceptic Dr. Chris French, lectured afterwards
about the psychology of alien abduction. The event appeared
successful, raising lots of interesting questions from the
audience, as well as many contacts for FRETSA.
> MEDIA * Newspapers/Magazines: We have appeared in Western
Daily Press (south west) and Essex Courier. *The Founder, James
Basil, has been interviewed for a number of documentaries,
covering FRETSA, abduction, indigo and star-children, which will
appear in the next few months. We did not have a telephone number
or postal address to give out, but the journalists promised to
run our website link! We hope to reach witnesses throughout the
UK. Fingers crossed...
> ARTICLES & RESEARCH
> The following are a list of articles with links, so you can
read them, that have been produced by FRETSA. Please feel free
to reproduce any of them if you are the editor of a website or
journal. If you do so, please run our new contact details (see
above) as this information may not be in the articles. We ask
this so that experiencers can contact us. If you would like to
make a contribution, please submit to the founder.
> PERSONAL ACCOUNTS
> Personal Account
> Alien Within, Alien Without: Diary of an Abductee
> James Basil (c) 2002
> The author of this collection of diary entries and poems,
between the ages of sixteen to twenty (1995-1999), is the founder
of FRETSA. They provide a unique and often forthright insight
into the phenomenon - the experience - of alien abduction, the
paranormal in general, as well as the personal meaning of such
events in one's life.
> Personal Account:
> The Multifaceted Abduction Experience
> Mark Patrick Gibbons (c) 2002
> Gibbons is an abductee known to the founder of FRETSA. He
submitted this article which details his multi-witness abduction
experience, and offers interesting anecdotal evidence (via
piecing together witness testimony, both conscious and via
hypnotic recall) that "missing time" is a result of not
remembering parts of the experience--and not necessarily because,
as the sceptical among us contend, a result of being in an
altered state or being unconscious. Even if the altered state
hypothesis is true, what Gibbons has to say still has
implications for the exact interpretation of "missing time."
> ADVICE & SUPPORT
> Advice & Support for Witnesses Updated Aug 02
> Exploring Possible Memories with Hypnotic Regression: the Pros
> James Basil (c) 2002
> The founder answers most of the questions concerning hypnotic
regression in this article. If you are thinking of hypnotic
regression (going "back in time" to explore an experience) then
this may be a good place to begin. The advice is not to rush
into hypnosis too quickly without looking into the pros and cons,
and also finding out about other possible avenues of self and
> RESEARCH & INVESTIGATION
> Updated: Aug 02
> Ley-Lines and their Connection to the UFO and Paranormal
> Mark Gibbons, (c) 2002
> In this ground-breaking article, researcher and experiencer
Mark Gibbons, delves into the subject of ley-lines, and for the
first time presents his theory about their implication for the
interpretation of ufo and paranormal phenomena in general. The
article also explores the possibility of different fields
labelled psychic working alongside established scientific
methods; maybe the two could be used to validate each other
rather than invalidate. Followed with a critique by FRETSA
Founder, James Basil.
> Updated: Aug 09
> Navigator's Case - ufo crash in Santa Catarina, Brazil
> In this exclusive from Carlos Machado, of Brazil, the "crash"
of unidentified objects in the 1970s, in the sea of Santa
Catarina, is chronicled, including the attempt to retrieve them,
the media presence, and even the alleged interest of NATO. There
are also accounts of "Unidentified Submersible Objects" (USOs),
and the suggestion of an electromagnetic connection. Even more
bizarre, however, is the death of a number of fishermen who were
witness to a ufo/uso sighting.
> Machado has a Masters in Education from the Federal University
of Parana (UFPR), and is president for the Center of Research &
Exobiological Investigation (CIPEX), and a consultant on the
subject of ufos.
> Thank you to "mystery" for translating the article from
Portugese to english, and Mark Gibbons for submitting this
> PROJECT REQUESTS... CAN YOU HELP?
> CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECT: Are Alien Abductees More Psychic?
> FRETSA are currently collaborating with an outside organisation
to find out if 'abductees' or 'experiencers' are, as reported,
more psychic than average. We will also be looking at various
psychological aspects of alien abductees. This will be the first
research project of this kind to take place in the UK, a
completely unique and unprecedented opportunity to take
scientific understanding of the alien abduction phenomenon a step
in the right direction.
> We are looking to find at least 40 'alien abductees' based in
the United Kingdom, who may be willing to take part in this
study. It will consist of questionnaires and measures of ESP.
> If you feel you might be interested, but wish to know more
details, then please email us to find out more.
> TV JOURNALIST LOOKING TO INTERVIEW ABDUCTEES
> A TV journalist has contacted FRETSA asking if anyone who has
had the alien abduction experience would like to appear in one of
their documentaries. We respect the fact that most are not in a
position to 'go public' with their story. Indeed most
experiencers shy away from publicity or even speaking about
their experiences except in confidence to those who they feel
safe sharing with. We do not consider lightly the impact of
'going public' (in any capacity) at all. However, there are also
genuine reasons why some of us may choose (albeit with some
caution) to publicly share our stories, such as public education
and helping other experiencers know they are 'not alone.' Before
making any decision we would suggest you seriously think this
over. On a positive note, I have spoken to the journalist in
question who seems very interested by the experience and believe
she would present a decent story. If interested in finding out
more, please email us for her contact details.
> FRETSA has no political or religious affiliation and welcomes
all views. The views expressed in articles or elsewhere by any
of its members or associates are not those of FRETSA itself.
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