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Originally posted by Badge01
Believe or not there seems to be a few reasons why we find aliens compelling.
Here's a list. Feel free to add to it:
1. Feeling 'unseen agents' are at work in our lives;
2. Hoping to have something 'more powerful' save our planet;
3. Feelings of fear and uncertainty are stimulating;
4. Result of getting caught up in science fiction type topics;
5. Part of enjoying the exotic, unusual and strange (similar to #4);
6. Sought as an explanation for unexplained experiences;
7. Used as a way to bring credibility or attention to 'experiencer';
8. Adopted as the current, or popular explanation for unusual events;
9. Everybody's doing it. In vogue;
10. Actual belief, based on personal paranormal experience.
[edit on 4-4-2008 by Badge01]