posted on May, 29 2008 @ 07:52 AM
I almost never post on anything alien related because while I am open to the possibility of visitation I, like a large portion of the public, am
extremely skeptical of the evidence that is usually presented as proof. Thus I usually prefer to sit on the sidelines and watch the
However, with that said, I'd like to address this specific issue as I think there is something that Mr. Peckman and a lot of others in the UFO field
It is my view that video footage alone, no matter how amazing or authentic looking, will never be accepted as proof positive of extra
terrestrial life. In this case specifically, it will almost certainly not be accepted as proof by a skeptical governmental entity that is more
concerned with how Mr. Peckman's proposal is going to affect their bottom line than disclosure.
The fact is for non-believers and the undecided, in this day and age of truly life like CGI and animatronics, video footage is simply not reliable
enough to convince one to shift their world view so radically.
The only way I can foresee video footage ever being seriously considered evidence and possibly as proof, would be if there were either a large number
of first hand eyewitnesses to the event, a substantial amount of some form of physical evidence that corroborates events shown in the video, or some
form of physical evidence that is conclusively not terrestrial in origin. And even in cases such as those it may not be enough. Short of that,
the scientific community and thereby the general public will simply say that any given footage is intriguing however no real conclusions can be made
I'm sorry but I'm afraid for myself and a lot of other people like me, no matter how much we'd like to believe, a few seconds of an extra
terrestrial looking figure shot at night, just isn't going to be convincing enough.
Just my 2 cents,