posted on Oct, 23 2006 @ 09:33 PM
First, thank you, classified, for the heads up.
I have to admit that prime time shows on ufos and aliens can do naught but good insofar as getting these ideas out to a broader audience. But part of
the drawback is that it's turning a subject that should be investigated by the scientific community into entertainment fodder.
While exposure to these ideas in this manner may act somewhat as a buffer/primer to the eventuality of full scale contact to a wide geography of
people, by virtue of the fact that it's on TV, and not taken seriously by scientists, the subject remains framed in a fictional context. It's
entertainment, and it has been for decades. These shows are fun and interesting, but the truth makes TV shows pale in comparison.
To me it's no longer interesting. The subject should have moved from this realm by now and into the realm of real science. The television shows keep
a lot of people happy, but even more people frustrated that more hasn't been done. Battlestar Galactica and Ghost Hunters are television shows. The
subject of extraterrestrial contact with our planet is not a prime time special - it's the most important scientific (or otherwise) discovery in our
By making movies and television shows on the subject, we are relegating it to the category of fiction, and at the same time, seekers are becoming
complacent, cynical and apathetic about a subject that should be setting our scientific institutions aflame. We're sitting back as a community
enjoying the show, but that's all we're doing...
I would like to see one scientific institution pick up this subject and start with the hours of video footage these shows provide, continue to the
contactees, and then set up their own experiments...starting with infrared video cameras... the fact that these shows receive the eager viewership
they do, is because over four million people in the U.S. alone believe they have been abduceted by aliens. So don't worry about being ridiculed, or
this subject being taboo. You have four million people and growing insisting that you study this...