Well, I'm with the camp: It is on the "believer" to show us the proof. Not the other way around.
I am a skeptic, however, I am a hopeful skeptic. I would love to know beyond a shadow of doubt, that there is life outside of Earth. I actually do
believe in supernatural life, but that is another topic in itself (maybe).
I have yet to see anything that proves there are "aliens" and "alien craft" visiting us from outside Earth. UFO (unidentified flying objects)??
Yes, I believe they exist. But I also believe that UOs (unidentified objects) exist on the ground too
All photos and video I see are HORRIBLE quality or obviously fake. IMO. I dont even look at YouTube videos anymore. If its not the crappy music
added....the editing with titles, subtitles and credits....then its the shoddy camera work.
For someone who wants to believe so bad
, im actually sick and tired of the phoney bolgna crap I see day in and day out. But I keep hanging
I also do not take witnesses words as 100% truth....just because someone can tell a story, means nothing to me. I feel this way about witnesses in
court too....and I'm a criminal justice major. Witnesses are humans. Humans have the ability to lie and make mistakes in their accounts of things.
I ALWAYS take this into account first when someone tells me a story (court matter or a UFO matter). Hmmm. Can you imagine me as an interrogator?
I don't care what title is behind someone's name. I don't care how many times they say "I swear this is the
truth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" They are still just
human and subject to human behavior. I need to be able to look into someone's
eyes. Know their history, their lifestyle and so on. Many things come into account before I trust one's word
....no matter what the subject
What will it take me to believe with no doubts? Not some cheesy youtube video. Not some anonymous person saying "I was abducted, here is my
story". Maybe me witnessing something. Maybe someone who is clearly not looking for fame and attention....and they have CLEAR unedited
photos/video. Maybe a captured alien. Maybe a mass CLEAR sighting like we saw in the movie "Independence Day". I mean, are any of these things NOT
possible? Not a logical expectation???? I think they are.
I refuse to blindly believe, because someone says to. However, im this way about ANYTHING.
*Still hoping. Still waiting.*
(Good Lord, I wrote a lot. Not intended )
[edit on 7/27/2008 by greeneyedleo]