posted on Oct, 26 2008 @ 10:49 PM
That's, uh, quite a title to your thread.
The "most convincing piece of evidence" is the apparent vastness of the universe. I'm with asmeone2 on this.
As far as what "makes" me "want to believe in ETs"? Well, although nothing can "make" a human being do anything except their own volition [i.e.
free will], I would say that I want to believe in transplanetary life because I choose to.
Now that I've parsed your curiously-worded question, I'll offer a similar question, with an answer.
What strengthens my belief that life exists beyond our planet? Besides the obvious [by all accounts, the universe is massive, beyond human
imagination], the growing numbers of plausible accounts of anomalous UFO sightings...the efforts of several governments to obfuscate these
stories...the work of William Cooper, Jim Marrs, et al....and a child-like curiosity coupled with the universal, ageless wisdom of intuition that we
all [?] share which has always told me that we are not alone.
Plus, I've had some very personal experiences which, shall we say, pushed the boundaries of my perception of what's "real".