Tomorrow's news: it's all a mistake
I've had too much enjoyment reading his books to ask for Friedman to refund my money. I am actually in the predicament you suggest. I am trying to deal with my life-long belief (since as a child I read about Betty and Barney Hill, and Incident at Exeter), and now maybe my unbelief. As I examine each story as a scientist (my day job) and recent research, almost all of the classic cases are beginning to evaporate before my eyes. I refuse to let go of Roswell -yet.
When I say they are becoming wobbly, I mean as real aliens from Zeta Reticuli visiting, but still very fascinating as folklore and products of their era.
If I woke up tomorrow and realized that my scolding parents were right, just over active imagination, no real aliens came here, I would be a little sad. A part of the world would be much duller than I believed all these years. And that very sincere people can be very deluded by some as yet unexplained mental or brain phenomenon.