posted on Sep, 17 2003 @ 04:25 PM
Research is the real strength in any argument. Read what you can about the history of UFOs/aliens. Don't just rely on websites without
But... I have a problem with the "terrifying fact" clause. If you use it, you will be loading an extra argument into your presentation. Instead of
just having to examine whether or not aliens are real, you will also have to show, if they are real, that they are indeed 'terrifying'. Your
presentation will become bogged down with moral judgments that your classmates might not automatically concede to you.
Look at it this way... The best books/movies about aliens have avoided treating them as either space monsters or angels. that's because, when you do
either, you are loading your own cultural precepts onto a phenomena which isn't fully understood.
My advice: Stick with the 'classic' sightings and (if you have to argue a point) aim only at trying to show that aliens are real (or not real/not
visiting). You can maybe spice up the Q&A period with questions about alien motives, but if you go into convoluted ATS type theories as to what
aliens are actually up to you will get stuck in the mud.
The Washington Sightings/Overflights from 1952
The RB-57 incident
The Cash-Landrum incident (from 1980, I believe, though this was probably a military thing)
The Lubbock lights
The Iran F-4 Ufo chase form the 70s
The F-106/SAC chases from the 70s.