Naturally enough, the skeptic-debunkoid world has been attempting to debunk the 1950 Paul Trent UFO photos. That's to be expected. And sometimes those who pretend to be inside the gates of UFO Land like to stir things up, which is confusing. Until we remember that the Trickster element is firmly at home with this kind of thing. With the James Randi/Oberg/Nye/Mcgaha types, it's no surprise. We know exactly where those bunkies stand. Not quite so clear with some others. No matter though, as long as a few things are kept in mind:
- The afore mentioned overall Trickster element
- Some people love to stir things up simply because they can
- Oh, a bunch of other stuff I don't care about; the usual about egos and cruelty and meanness and downright illegal behaviors that thrives in the muckier side of UFO research.
Yes, it's like that. Oy.
Here some links, you can Google the rest and so on.
Personally, from all that I've read -- and observing on the periphery the Trent family at the McMinnville UFO fests -- I think the photos are genuine. And if they're not, well, then they're not. Such is life in UFO Land. But so far, no one has proven them to be fakes. Speculations about "city folk vs. poor farm folk" and such, while amusing in its dated classist way, isn't earth shattering news.
The Orange Orb: Revisiting the Tempest in a Teapot: McMinnville UFO Photos Faked. Again.
Simple Farm Folk vs. The City Slickers
They were at it years ago:
The Trent Trickster Three
A "Lost" Trent Farm Photo Surfaces?
The Trent Tempest