- Stanton appeared on the UPN television
show, "Incident in Lake County," broadcast on January 20, 1998.
I asked Stanton for his opinion of the show.
- He writes: "George: I have indeed
expressed my strong feelings on the UFO Updates out of Toronto and on Monday
night on the Jeff Rense and Art Bell shows. I was asked to be interviewed
in Los Angeles by somebody doing a quick fix-up of a show for Dick Clark
Productions on alien abductions. A call on Dec. 31, arrangements on Jan.
1, fly to LA on Jan 2, (four time zones away).
- On Jan. 3, I was interviewed for over
an hour by a woman very knowledgeable about UFO abductions. The questions
were general. That evening I caught a 'red eye' after spending three hours
with my daughter. I was NEVER shown the video. I was NOT asked about the
video. I was asked questions about abductions, which I answered to the
best of my ability, having been involved for 30 years with various abductees
such as Betty and Barney Hill, Travis Walton, etc.
- The show was not broadcast here so I
only recently saw a tape. There is no question that the video is a dramatic
non-factual, fiction effort, and not a very good one. I have contacted
the FCC, Dick Clark Productions, and UPN because I understand that much
of their press advertising was deceptive and because the show will apparently
be broadcast again after Feb. 20. No news to report.
- At the very least there should have been
a disclaimer saying none of the Experts had viewed the video prior to their
interviews or were asked about it. No press listings should have had it
under documentaries. I responded to many Email complaints. Nobody complained
about what I said or how I said it. False arguments were made that the
show involved the notorious Robert Kiviat of Alien Autopsy fame.