posted on Apr, 24 2005 @ 01:27 AM
There are reports of creatures of all shapes and sizes down throughout the ages. We simply decide that one is 'creature' and another is 'alien'.
We use the only model we have for intelligent life, humans, and say 'well these must be the intelligent aliens and these others are just
If this bias influences your feelings on the central 'are we alone' question then I suspect you are about to turn a corner. So little of what you
have seen is based on fact that the only conclusion one can draw is that 'something' must be out there. What is just not very well understood as of
Think of it this way, the Universe is so vast and the probable forms of life so many that we at this point can barely begin to understand the forms
that are most like us. Common things, on any level, create interest, so perhaps the contacts we understand are driven by the fact that we are
In truth there is no basis at all to say that all, or even most of the actual alien races we have encountered are human-like. Things of the other sort
are probably much more common because even when seen they are not understood. I am reminded again of the Foo Fighters of WW2. Granted they could have
been tiny ships with insect-sized intelligent beings (size goes both ways in space) or they could have been remote probes, but I have always felt they
were beings themselves not in a craft.
Many, many people saw these things, up close and personal, but we do not understand what they are even on the most basic level. If perhaps I am
correct and they were living creatures they might live here, or might have travelled from elsewhere making them aliens.
The only foundation for the idea that most aliens are human-like is our lack of understanding of the Universe we live in.