‘Creating the Field’: Ethics and the Changing Role of Researchers in Contact Research

2020-04-27T22:15:54+00:00April 27th, 2020|Alien Contact, Articles|

Ethics and the changing role of researchers: are contact researchers creating the data, rather than researching it? It is important to the credibility of the UFO community that contact research data is not hijacked and indeed ‘abducted’; carried away and morphed into something that it originally was not. ‘Creating the Field’ : Ethics and the Changing Role of Researchers in Contact Research Suzy Hansen © 2017 (Note: the term ‘communicator’ is used to collectively represent contactees, abductees, and experiencers) Professionalism and Respect It is important I state clearly right from the outset that I am not anti-researcher – being one myself. Having spent two thirds of my life active in UFO research, I have been privileged to work with many dedicated ethical researchers.  I wish to extend my respect and thanks to these people who have worked tirelessly and constructively in ‘service-to-others’, often without recognition.  Their