I once had the fortune to hear the well known UFO skeptic and debunker, the late Philip J. Klass speak. It was at the Fortean Times Unconvention in central London in the mid 90’s (the year escapes me – Google puts it at 1997, but my memory says it was ’95).
I’m sorry to have to report, he was a far more eloquent and animated speaker than most of those on the side of the reality of the phenomena covered.
Philip Klass died on August 9th, 2005, the following curse allegedly appearing in his will. But the curse had also appeared in print years earlier in Jim Moseley’s Saucer Smear zine of October 10th 1983. Incidentally, Jim Moseley was another speaker at the Unconvention that year.
Here is the curse that is so snarkily aimed at ufologists.
THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF PHILIP J. KLASS
To ufologists who publicly criticize me, … or who even think unkind thoughts about me in private, I do hereby leave and bequeath:
THE UFO CURSE:
No matter how long you live, you will never know any more about UFOs than you know today. You will never know any more about what UFOs really are, or where they come from. You will never know any more about what the U.S. Government really knows about UFOs than you know today. As you lie on your own death-bed you will be as mystified about UFOs as you are today. And you will remember this curse.
So the question is this.
Can anyone really break the curse of Philip J. Klass?