Part 2 | Richard Dolan talks to Bill Ryan | The MUFON Symposium, The Panel, The "New Age", and more | Aug. 1, 2017


Sandwiched between was the 2017 MUFON Symposium, which Richard discussed at length in the first video — and reports about in this one.

Richard had been invited to take part in the Panel discussion with Corey Goode, Andrew Basiago, William Tompkins, and Michael Salla. Thousands of people who watched the first video would love to have been flies on the conference room wall…. so this report from Richard is the next best thing. :)

In this video, Richard discusses how he feels MUFON made a huge, unanticipated mistake; how most of the attendees were dismayed that MUFON has invited these speakers (‘ALLEGED whistleblowers’ is the term Richard uses), and were thankful that Richard was there to defend proper standards of research and investigation. But he reports that the panel members were able to conduct an in-depth, civil debate, that credited everyone involved.

Richard continues to enlarge on his thoughts about the current state of ufology, the problems and challenges facing researchers, and how best to respond to them.

He adds his strong thoughts about the problems of the New Age movement, and how that mixes with ufology like oil and water…. despite the attempts of some people (and organizations) to somehow Vitamix it all together for a credulous, uncritical, over-accepting audience, all too eager to believe.


Recorded on 6 July 2017, this is a groundbreaking conversation with Richard Dolan, one of the very most respected and arguably important voices in Ufology.

For many months, Richard has said almost nothing about the widespread, concerning, serious problems of 'whistleblower' credibility. Here, at last, he speaks out, in full; and while he is careful and respectful as always, he does NOT mince his words.

To put it simply: Richard makes new, clear, on-record statements, and breaks new ground. Anyone who cares about the current serious problems in the Ufology research community has to hear this out, in full... right to the very end.

The problems, as many reading this will know, have been caused by various degrees of irresponsibility and/or very sloppy vetting (in some cases, no vetting whatsoever), and the over-eagerness of some individuals and organizations to offer celebrity platforms for claimed 'witnesses' who, Richard Dolan and Bill Ryan both argue cogently, have almost no credibility whatsoever.

Contrary to the inevitable claims of some, this is not an 'attack'. This is a DEFENSE of the field, a commitment — and a call to others — to retain respectability and high standards of evidence and research.

This is ALL about standards. And some people and organizations out there may not care an iota about research standards; their agenda seems to be sensationalism, popularity, money, commercialism, and a disturbingly populist, cult-like 'New Age' message that belongs NOWHERE in this serious field of research.

Panel Discussion MUFON Symposium 2017

2017 MUFON Secret Space Panel in Las Vegas, NV.

Panelists include Richard Dolan, Cory Goode, Andrew Basiago, William Tompkins, and Michael Salla.
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