Originally posted by InfaRedMan
reply to post by projectvxn
Unless you're personally hired to defend the woman, then I would suggest you started with the attitude against my post.
No-one needs to be hired to defend someone from attack by a poster who is so offensive in such a personal way. You don't know her, you accuse her of
having mental issues, and then you say she's an attention seeker.
You weren't there, you don't know what happened. I'm glad the person she spoke to on the phone was more sympathetic.
I can easily square the same argument at you. How can you say she's not crazy unless you know her personally or have studied psychology?
Most people, statistically, are not crazy. If you think that crazy = seeing UFOs, then there will be plenty of airline pilots, policemen, service
personnel, etc., who will disagree with you.
Probability suggests it's just another attention seeker with a story to tell... albeit a really bad one.
I just love
it when people say something like "probability suggests" to try and clothe their own naked prejudice in something that looks, to
the causal eye, substantial.
What probability? Where are you getting your statistics from?
And on the "attention-seeking" business... she didn't even give her name to the person she spoke to (and she was upset enough to call twice
because she didn't want her name in the papers.
Please be more respectful and try actually thinking before posting. It just drags the level of debate down and accomplishes nothing.
On a more general level... this encounter fits with the idea that we're being gradually accustomed to encounters with aliens; that rather than
"turning up on the White House lawn" as the saying goes, they're just contacting a few people here and there until the idea is something we're
used to and comfortable with.
And, having read the Keel and Vallee books (which I also recommend, although I think they're both flawed for different reasons, but that's a whole
other discussion), it doesn't seem that this incident is one of particularly high strangeness.
All the "scandinavian" (if she were versed in the literature, she'd have said "nordic") said was, "we're the ones making the crop circles".
What's so odd about that?
What I wonder is, why was she so frightened? In fact, at what point did she become frightened? It doesn't really say in the report. For a
conversation that lasted an hour, there's precious little detail there. Did she become terrified after she saw the object?
And what did her dog do?
How did the dog react?
The dog, my dear Watson, did not bark in the night-time.
[edit on 25-3-2009 by rich23]