Originally posted by elibubblesi am 100% convinced it is true
There's the problem right there.
There's plenty of circumstantial evidence that shows that there is some sort of phenomenon involved, be it extra-terrestrial, ultra-terrestrial,
supernatural, natural, or man-made.
There's no credible evidence available that definitively explains what that phenomenon is, despite what people want to believe.
There's gobs of fabricated evidence that has been manipulated to advance the agendas of those presenting it, whether they be believer or debunker,
seeker or gawker.
There's also gobs of legitimate evidence that has been legitimately misidentified by well-meaning folks without an agenda.
There's a tiny bit of evidence that is still up to debate.
There's enough uncertainty out there, that it's not wise to be 100% convinced, less you come out looking like a fool.
I've seen things and have had things happen to me that I cannot explain. I've experienced things described in abduction stories, including missing
time, seemingly planted memories, and the like.
Do I believe that I've encountered aliens?
Nope, as I'm still not convinced. I'm open minded, and accept that it might be the case, if true, but I'm not about to take that plunge. If it's
not the case, then I'm doing myself a disservice by subscribing to a delusion of the fantastic. If it is the case, then only an open, skeptical mind
will help me navigate through it. If I was 100% convinced, then I'd be just as closed minded as the debunker who is 100% convinced I'm full of it,
and there are no absolutes regarding this subject on either side.
That said, this is just my opinion, and everybody's entitled to theirs.
Do I want to believe? Yeah, of course, and I've got the poster to prove it.
Do I actually believe? Nope, can't do that and have a good conscience about it.