Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Philip Corso Interview with Budd Hopkins, Filmed by Carol Rainey

Nearly everyone agrees that many of the tales told by Philip J. Corso are not grounded in reality. When challenged, he often backtracked, blamed his co-author, or said that he hadn’t seen the galleys (we call them page proofs now) of the book. In any case, he has little credibility… especially after the great switching of the Introduction caper (meaning that Strom Thurman wrote the introduction for a different book, and yes, I have even more evidence for that… In fact, in a document entitled Alien Source: The Roswell UFO Crash and Today’s Technological Miracles which was a proposal for his book The Day After Roswell, it said, “Sen. Strom Thurmond wrote a glowing introduction to Col. Corso’s first book, I Walked With Giants: My Career in Military Intelligence.” But, of course, there was no such book and the “glowing introduction” became part of The Day After Roswell. Bait and Switch? Probably more like there was no first book and they had a perfectly good introduction. Why get rid of it? Just put it in the other book. ).

Carol Rainey filmed an interview between Corso and Budd Hopkins made at one of the UFO conferences held at San Marino in 1998. Hopkins and Corso sat in the lobby, discussing what Budd thought of as some errors in the story told by Corso. He was concerned about the lack of corroborative witnesses and that few people were named. Budd wanted to be able to find some of those Corso allegedly hand bits of alien debris to so that he could verify the tale. Corso makes it clear that he was rarely, if ever (which means it wasn’t exactly clear) that he met with those scientists, engineers and industrialists. Someone else put the debris into their hands…

Anyway, for those who would like to watch this interview, it can be found at:

It is interesting to see how Corso deals with some tough questions. We have Carol to thank for this short glimpse into the tales told by Corso.


Lance said...

Many thanks to Carol for posting this.

That there were ever any UFO believers who then or now give any credence to this nonsense is unbelievable.


jeff thompson said...

Amen Lance! This guy is a hoaxster of the first order. Unfortunately,he is a prime example of why an awful lot of intelligent people don't take UFOlogy seriously. There are too many hoaxsters with too many hidden agendas (usually, making money). That's why only verifiable evidence counts. Claims just don't cut it.

Don Maor said...

Lance said:

"That there were ever any UFO believers who then or now give any credence to this nonsense is unbelievable."

Yes Lance, yes: It's unbelievable that some UFO believers believe in something unbelievably unbelievable.

CharlesRCLaw said...

Off-topic, but I'd like to ask for a favor and some advice.

Since the UFO Updates mailing list closed, can Kevin or anyone else recommend a UFO news website, mailing list or forum (in addition to this website of course) that is scientific, professional, serious, high quality, etc.?

I relied on UFO Updates and am looking for a replacement. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

albert said...


You might try:!forum/ufo-collective

It's a new group, with some of the same contributors as UfO Updates.

I will contribute. UFO Updates had a large spectrum of contributors. I'm guessing there were no other lists that even came close to matching what EBK had done (and Glen Campbell before him - anyone remember Hular?:)

There's a chance that UFO Collective can be as successful, but we need to support it. These things don't happen overnight.

I gotta go...

albert said...

A Quantum of Silence

[crickets chirping; leaves rustling]

Carols video appears to be the last word in the Corso case.

A possible Variety headline:

Carols Chronicle Cans Corso Caper

Kudos, Kevin & Karol...

I gotta go...