posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 03:38 PM
I am a tin foil hat wearing skeptic debunker. Skepticism is good! Actually its funny you posted this, because I just got finished with a long debate
re: the London UFO that has just dazzled ATS. We debated why it could and could not be a hoax and then discovered that it was in fact a hoax. That is
the beauty of investigation. When you mix two parties of opposite views together, things tend to become much clearer. In a sense that puts all the
debunkers, skeptics and pure beleivers into the ufologist category because in essence we are all working to get to the bottom of the UFO phenomenon.
SETI looks for ET via signals in outer space. NASA is doing this with a telescope. The Ufologist investigates whether or not they are visiting earth.
In essence we are all reaching out for life outside of our own little world here. It seems to be very natural to do so. Sure I beleive that alien life
has and still does visit our world. However my conclusions are based off of the preponderance of the evidence. Therefore I approach the UFO phenomenon
with a level head.
You can include spirituality into the UFO community but it is not solely based upon these principles. Personally I look at evidence be it historical,
video, accounts, documents etc. Then draw a conclusion based on the evidence. (still letting myself accept it may or may not be alien based on what
the evidence shows me.) In essence a Ufology is an investigative science that has no room for bias either way. Skepticism is good. Belief / disbelief
are also good. The happy medium between all of them is best.