posted on Mar, 14 2007 @ 05:48 PM
That's entirely where you miss the point. If the burn marks are 'fancy' and many of them are, then they should be investigated.
Many burn marks from UFOs exhibit unusual properties. Clearly, something made those burn marks and the cause should be investigated.
You pick on Farmer Joe far too much, as though you are dismissing him as a credible witness. Would you be as quick to dismiss the eyewitness testimony
of police officers and military personel who also see UFOs leave burn marks on the ground? Ridiculing Farmer Joe is part of your agenda to dismiss his
testimony to support the scientific evidence that has been left behind after his sighting.
As far as investigating the actual marks left behind by supposed UFOs, I am certainly all for that. However, my point is that the burn mark alone are
close to meaningless, because it would be difficult to come up with a better conclusion than what you said, "something made those marks". Even if I
grant the luxury of assuming that these marks are made by UFOs, how do you suppose we prove it even with the strange properties they apparently
exhibit? It's one of those things that is just really hard to prove because we really need something amazing, a piece of a ship, a real body, etc.
No one will jump to the conclusion that strange/radioactive/etc markings are extraterrestrial without some better proof, no matter how much they are
investigated it will always be inconclusive.
To the second point, I would just as quickly be skeptical of a police officer and military personnel as I would of kindly farmer Joe. I do not appeal
to authority, only to evidence, and anecdotal evidence is still anecdotal no matter who is telling the story. Come to think of it, why do some of the
best sightings happen around military bases? Of course we've all thought of the answer - military experiments and/or new aircraft - it's quite
obvious, I would think, and not all military personnel are privy to that information, so of course they may have some strange reports every now and
then, so maybe farmer Joe is a bit more interesting in that respect.