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originally posted by: smirkley
I have often wondered this. Most certainly the ones that do go public end up on the cover of National Enquirer.
But considering the stigma that is attached, I have slways wondered if the actual numbers are greatly more than expected.
It is easy to say with certainty that many never report or go public with their sightings, experiences, or encounters.
originally posted by: Kandinsky
a reply to: smirkley
Stan friedman tells a story that he has a test he uses every time he does a lecture. He asks the audience to raise their hands if they've seen a UFO and X-amount of hands go up right away. Then he asks how many have reported a sighting and it's fewer than 1 in 10. He uses that to say there are ten times more experiences than are being reported.
It's a fairly self-selecting sample! Nevertheless I reckon it's probably on the right side of things. I know, and have known, a lot of people who haven't reported what they say they saw. I suspect we'd be right down into single-figure percentages.