Controversy seems to follow Romanek around, from recent articles by Kansas City’s pitch.com blogger Alan Scherstuhl to the rantings of Bryan & Baxter on our own site.
Scherstuhl’s post definitely struck a chord, as he picks apart Romanek’s stories, sites his spelling errors, and over all bashes on the guy for five pages of blog. Enough that Romanek’s wife, Lisa Romanek left a comment on Scherstuhl’s blog, which only gave him material for another post.
Bryan & Baxter were responsible for the fake Romanek/Jeff Peckman video that everyone saw on Larry King Live and have no love for Romanek’s brand of UFO research. Their fake video led to a collection of fakes, I even created one with my rat terrier.
So where does this leave Stan Romanek?
The biggest thing I see is he will be on national TV tonight, explaining his story and no doubt, stirring up his critics. Believe him or not, he obviously is interesting enough for prime time ABC.
Romanek will also be speaking at the upcoming A Galactic Gathering: A Conference on Extraterrestrial Civilizations and hopefully the ABC appearance will help draw some attention to that conference and bring in some attendance.
Romanek doesn’t rub me wrong the same way he does Scherstuhl or Bryan & Baxter. I don’t pretend to understand UFOs or alien encounters. If John Keel was right and this phenomenon is closer to demonology than hard science, then to be so critical of one man’s experiences, no matter how hard from you to believe, makes the critic look the fool. Why presume to know the workings of something you don’t understand?
Bring on the weird.