Beginners Guide To Legitimate UFO Studies
First Step: Check out ufowatchdog. It is a fact based, no nonsense site that lets you know who is notorious & who is credible, it was run by Royce
Meyers III a police investigator. He provides sources for what he writes & can help a lot in sorting through ufology.
Second Step: Who can you trust, or more specifically, produces, consistent, reliable, fact based data?
* Stanton T Friedman
* Derrel Sims
* Dr Bruce Maccabee
* Richard M Dolan
* Timothy Goode
* Budd Hopkins
* John Mack M.D
* Dr J Allen Hynek
* Nancy Talbott
* Wendy Connors
* Richard Hall
* Ted Phillips
* Dr Richard F Haines
* Dr Jacques Vallee
* Dr Michio Kaku
* Raymond D Fowler
Third Step: While some UFO footage is genuine, a large majority of it is faked, misidentified natural phenomena, aircraft, balloons. If you see a
craft that has lights that are emitting at regular intervals it it likely to be a plane, helicopter. UFO lights tend to emit randomly or in one large
colour that changes.
Fourth Step: Beware of misidentifying planets & stars such a Venus, Mar, Sirius. Venus is big & bright but it will not move which is what gives it
away as a planet & not a craft. Sirius has a green tinge but again will not move which gives it away as a star. Mars is orange & again will not move
which gives it away as a planet.
Fifth Step: There is evidence, both circumstantial & physical of UFO activity & evidence left behind on people who encounter them up close. Evidence
exists in folds, Proof however does not.
Sixth Step: Control your paranoia. Make sure that if you have suspicions of lies, coverups that you provide sources of data to back up your
assertions. It's all very easy to sit back & say "GOVERNMENT CONSPIRACY NEW WORLD ORDER" but you blind yourself to be paranoid without solid cause
Seventh Step: Whilst UFO media like photographs exist, very few have been put through their paces of verification & testing. The Trent Farm
Photographs are the only ones to my knowledge (apart from possibly the Rex Heflin photos) that have been proven as genuine. Be mindful of the
technology available today that can make fakes & frauds very easy to conjure.
Eight Step: Detective skills are paramount to investigation, learning how to set apart a fraudulent story, lie from a genuine one, checking out what
people tell you (checking a fact before it is declared a fact). Looking for motive, means & opportunity if you suspect a fake. Getting a story &
looking for inconsistencies or variations that turn up with future tellings of that story by the witness.
Ninth Step: People with genuine qualifications can be just as fallible as a person without, the truth of their statements & investigations of their
character is crucial.
Tenth Step: While some stories are too crazy to be true, Some true stories are too crazily intricate to be false.
I welcome all suggestions & rebuttals to the above, I said it before & I'll say it again "Skeptics keep me honest" in regards to honing my
arguments & backing up what I say with sources.