reply to post by starwatcher1
Have a star and a flag from me:
well, a reliable UFO sighting would need some corroborating elements, not just the evidence by itself: of course, the ideal situation would be media
coverage, multiple witnesses, multiple multimedia evidences (more videos, more photos, taken from different points and by different people), radar
detection, officiale reports, involvement of some kind of military / police who confirms the sightings, and so on.
Of course, this is one of the best situation we could imagine, and of course it's a very rare series of coincidence: there are some historical
My favourite one (by this view) is the Belgium ufo wave, which occurred on 1990 (
here you can find a post about it
and that's not the only interesting one of course.
Now, to stay on topic:
what if someone sees a genuine UFO, and take a picture of it?
Of course, he/she would be asked if there are other witnesses, so what if he/she was alone? And so on.
Every single evidence could pertain to a genuine case: so even the cases poorly corroborated deserve at least to be looked at.
Now, i don't think that there's an agenda of someone who wants to discredit the ufology:
i agree with greeneyedleo.
I think that there are many catogories of people who make the hoaxes for different reasons:
attention seekers, people looking for money, people looking for fame, people who wants to make "social experiments", and people who have nothing
better to do than photoshop a picture/fake a video, upload it somewhere and then sit and wait what are the other people's reactions:
but the consequences of these "individual" actions, are the same of the ones of a well orchestrated disinfo campaign.
[edit on 20/4/2008 by internos]