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originally posted by: Rikora
originally posted by: vinifalou
a reply to: BullwinkleKicksButt
Logan: “Do you believe in aliens?”
Bigelow: “I’m absolutely convinced. That’s all there is to it.”
Logan: “Do you also believe that UFOs have come to Earth?”
Bigelow: “There has been and is an existing presence, an ET presence. And I spent millions and millions and millions ― I probably spent more as an individual than anybody else in the United States has ever spent on this subject.”
Logan: “Is it risky for you to say in public that you believe in UFOs and aliens?”
Bigelow: “I don’t give a damn. I don’t care.”
Logan: “You don’t worry that some people will say, ‘Did you hear that guy, he sounds like he’s crazy’?”
Bigelow: “I don’t care. It’s not gonna make a difference. It’s not gonna change reality of what I know.”
He sounds like Donald Trump in this quote. Just the way he speaks haha
I'd like to see the findings from his millions he has spent?
"That's right, look down there". He points to his dachshund, Bogey, at his feet surrounded with toys and then at my cat, Tyger who's lounging and licking her paws after her salmon dinner. "They are right under our noses".
originally posted by: nexotop
a reply to: BullwinkleKicksButt
Thanks - to me, he appears sincere- perhaps a slight bit nervous with the laugh and bowing of his head...
originally posted by: Box of Rain
originally posted by: BullwinkleKicksButt
a reply to: Box of Rain
Again I ask why are some people putting blind faith into what someone says? Is it really that easy to have people believe that someone is "in the know" if they simply tell others what they want to hear?
You're making some very broad assumptions with this remark. Let's say I personally know Bob. Have known Bob for sometime and have never had any reason to question Bob's integrity. By that logic then as a friend or at least a close acquaintance of Bob I would be inclined to believe him.
You are also assuming that Bigelow was telling people something they wanted to hear. You are wrong. The entire topic of aliens came up for one reason only. Because of the alien head on the side of his building. Lara (the interviewer) did not start off the interview with an in depth foray into alien life and Bob's beliefs. It was an aside to the primary story and was a good way to close out a serious topic of habitable life in space with a quirky ending fitting of a quirky guy. It's journalism 101.
You put your blind faith into people you don't even know or have never met on a daily basis and you probably never even realize it. Yet, when someone of a level of notoriety comes out and publicly states their personal beliefs and others say they agree or believe him you suddenly have the power of discernment that is based on half witted logic?
Gimmie' a break.
originally posted by: norhoc
a reply to: Willtell
It is on him, extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. you can't make a claim that grandiose on 60 minutes and then say it is up to you to go find the evidence to support my claim. He is like every other alien/ufo believer..... no evidence just a belief, if he spent millions to find this out , why not share it. Like I said earlier if it is some guy on the street we treat them as we should, as a crazy person, if he is rich he gets on 60 minutes.
I'm late to the party here, but that sounds about right to me. Since he hasn't shared his evidence we are unable to evaluate it, however we are able to evaluate evidence from many other sources.
originally posted by: Soylent Green Is People
I think he could be sincere but wrong at the same time.
He may feel there is enough evidence to personally believe that there is an alien presence on Earth, but that doesn't mean there actually is an alien presence on Earth.
The credibility of his claims has never been established so you're right that we can't disqualify claims that have never been qualified.
originally posted by: Outlier13
He is not sharing his earned information for a very specific reason. Because you do not know why and do not like that he is not sharing does not disqualify the credibility of his claims and beliefs.