MUFON’s “head honcho” James Carrion had previously posted a blog in which he insinuated abductee Stan Romanek had fabricated an Air Force document which was used in his abduction case. James’s accusation is based on a misspelled word which appeared on the government document as well as three other documents Stan was responsible for. The word in question is “fallow” instead of “follow”. I would assume James caught the misspelled word in the Air Force document, then searched other documents written by Stan and found the misspelled word in three others. One thing I don’t know is, “How many documents James had researched to find the three in question or how he was even able to acquire the Air Force document for comparison?” Stan had stated numerous times, the document was never given to MUFON. Well, this post is not to lay blame on either side, but to look into the aspects of the misspelling of a word.
People misspell words everyday and unless you have the proper spell-checker embedded within the software you’re typing through, certain words will get through. No argument here, we’ve all seen this.
Another issue is using a word out of context or contents… hmm… yeah context. How about words like “follow” to “fallow” or my favorite, “from” to “form”. These words will spell check alright and slip through your fingers, only leaving the reader with the unnecessary feeling of, “what did that mean?”
Ok, since the word “fallow” is of most interest here, let’s take a look at it.
Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
Main Entry: 1fal·low
Etymology: Middle English falow, from Old English fealu; akin to Old High German falo
pale, fallow, Latin pall?re to be pale, Greek polios gray
Date: before 12th century : of a light yellowish-brown color
Well obviously all the documents were describing the color of the aliens. They’re not gray or is it grey, but a light yellowish brown color. Well, time to hop back to the Internet for answers. Here are a few websites which talk about commonly misspelled words. And yes, you’ll probably find some misspelled words or grammar issues in this blog too! I’m only human, or am I?
The Top 10 Words Most Often Misspelled on Web:
Independent, Accommodation, Definitely, Receive, Opportunities, Their, Occurred, Information, Official, Activities.
Most Commonly Misspelled Words:
Medieval, Harass, Grateful, Accommodate, Acquit, Amateur, Collectible, Embarrass (ment), Immediate, Weird
Top 10 most misspelled words used in blogs:
Your-You’re, Then-Than, It’s-It’s, To-Too-Two, Were-Where-We’re, There-Their-They’re, A-An-And, Off-Of, Here-Hear, Lose-Loose.
Top 20 Most Commonly Misspelled Words (first 10):
Definitely, Sacrilegious, Indict, Maneuver, Bureaucracy, Broccoli, Phlegm, Prejudice, Consensus, Unnecessary.
Most Common Misspelled Words in the English Language:
Its, Supersede, Accommodate, Minuscule, Embarrassment, Millennium, Separate, Privilege, Inoculate, Harassment
30 of the Top 200 Most Commonly Misspelled Words (first 9):
Accommodate, Accomplish, Arctic, Auxiliary, Caribbean, Correlate, Defendant, Ecstasy, Embarrass.
Here’s something interesting from the website: www.listafterlist.com
The Top 10 Commonly Misspelled Websites:
Wallmart (Wal-Mart), Amtrack (Amtrak), Geneology (Genealogy) Volkswagon (Volkswagen), Wikepedia (Wikipedia), Travelosity (Travelocity), uTube (YouTube), ESPM (ESPN), Mysapce (MySpace), Goggle (Google)
So, back to misspelled words which can show up on documents on the Internet or just happen to show up on government documents in your mailbox. We can see in just these few cases, only a couple of words were in common. Do only certain misspelled words pop up depending on the type of document written, or the person or persons writing them? Or, do they show up due to the type of spell checker associated with the software used? Let’s look at the word “fallow” again. Lisa Romanek was so kind to send me this list of links in which the word “fallow” and “follow” were used and confused.
This link shows that many people use the wrong word, not meaning fallow, but follow.
Fallow is pointed out as being used incorrectly
Fallow me, instead of follow me.
James article…pointing out Stan’s error in spelling, as associated with 4 documents
“follow, follow fallow the yellow brick road” Used incorrectly in comment by anonymous.
Someone pointing out it is follow not fallow people
Chula comment, fallow…
“bloodhill comment” fallow
7th rule…fallow the rules
fallow follow, tomato tomato
fallow under ay’s activity
first paragraph, fallow the links
“why does my cat fallow me”
“line 10 of directions”
“2nd line, Air Force group using the word follow as fallow” ….hmmm
( Thank you Lisa )
What’s the conclusion? The government document in question is out of Schriever AFB, Co. I’m not going to detail what the document says, except for the last line stating, “we will fallow up as things unfold”. This is where the dreaded word “fallow” shows up. Here’s the question to the readers of this blog: Could a government document include a word which is misspelled but missed due to the misspelling being an actual word with a different definition? (Get that?) Also, can this word be so commonly misspelled that it could be included with different documents associated to the same person? Here’s another scenario:
What if the document is fake, but not at the hands of Stan Romanek in which James Carrion implies, but at the hands of another agency or individuals created for an unknown reason?
I know for a fact there is an unknown agency trying not only to intimidate Stan and his family, but also trying to and succeeding at times to infiltrate Stan’s investigation. The last attempt was just a few days ago in which I responded. We know there are individuals trying to disrupt Stan’s life and create disinformation in his investigation. This government document could be a product of this, or it could be an actual document which was given to Stan from an unknown source. And yes, the third possibility would be Stan created the document himself. But, from what I’ve seen in people I’ve interviewed, this wouldn’t be a possibility in my eyes. Am I bias? I don’t think so. Stan is still having experiences in which I can’t talk about. So, what about the misspelled word? How about we hear from you, the readers? How many “official” documents have you seen misspelled? Got some to share? How about other thoughts on this issue?