Originally Posted by Carol Nistri
I think this particular board has proven over and over again that we are as skeptical as the story allows.If its a video then weve also been known to lambast it,if its an abduction story same thing,if its a far out tale with no witnesses were the first to point it out.The thing that binds us all is that were willing to believe that aliens from a distant place have found this joint.If theve been here for eons so be it,if they found us in the last century then thats even better.I have had several threads whereby I wondered if they went aliens at all but demons,I got shouted down.Shrugs,so what I say,at least we all know that something strange is occuring in our skies,thats good enough for me.For now anyway.
I feel it is important to separate fantasy from "reality." Without this dichotomy of tales, it would be impossible to learn anything meaningful. I think we already have enough ignorance about ufos, aliens, demons and deities. We need to separate the mother goose tales from the encounters people are experiencing in the air and on the ground if we are to see past the confusion.
Right now I feel that most of the reliable accounts come from pilots. Unfortunately the government apparently muzzles the military and the commercial pilots who wish to remain commercial pilots have learned to keep their mouths shut about such topics. Just about everything found on youtube is pure crap.
Whereas I do not label myself a skeptic in the sense that I disbelieve in ufos and the like, I feel the need to require evidence which helps to support the story, photo or video. By evidence I mean credible witnesses, credible documentation and credible circumstances. In a time when much can be misidentified and/or hoaxed, much scrutiny is required to weed out the crap. I do not apologize for noticing that aliens in the photo are in fact flower buds, seen slightly out of focus. Nor do I apologize for noticing that claimed bigfoot acrobatics in the background of a film is really nothing more than an optical illusion formed by broken tree branches swaying in the wind. Who here really wants to believe that flower buds are aliens or that the dark space between broken tree branches swinging in the wind are bigfoots playing? Those who cry foul to this kind of data review need a checkup from the neck up.
If what one sees in the sky can reasonably be explained as a flock of birds or a bunch of released balloons, what sense does it make to conclude ufo's? I would expect reasonable people to require something extraordinary in an observation prior to jumping to an extraordinary conclusion. For example, have the objects disappear in midflilght or zoom off at incredible speed. Or have them all start forming deliberate patterns meant for recognition of intelligence. Have a reason for ruling out the non extraordinary. To do less is incompetent. JMHO