Originally posted by grapesofraft
reply to post by Xtraeme
I like your idea of trying to find hard fact and being able to rule out those things that can be ruled out. Like I have said before, I would love to
find that it is true that Aliens visit Earth, but that I cannot believe it without facts as that makes me no different than a caveman attributing
everything in nature to a group of Gods.
Actually I would be much happier if UFOs that exhibit craft-like properties DO NOT
represent non-human or non-present-day human crafts.
I'm strongly against the idea of spraying radio signals out in to space. We simply have no idea what we're exposing ourselves to. The longer we can
isolate ourselves the better.
If, and I say a big IF, some UFOs represent a non-terrestrial intelligence, I can't help but think we're f##ked.
Besides, as you just pointed out, very often things we ascribe somewhat incredible properties to often turn out to have more down-to-earth
explanations. I'm all for this type of thinking.
Even if we're only encountering a new physical aspect of reality (ha! - only
), it's still useful to our understanding of the world around us.
It's the very point of science to explain things and to rigorously ascertain aspects of our reality.
The second science stops answering peoples questions in an unbiased manner, it's no longer serving its function. Furthermore it's the point of
government to ensure its people safety. Many people, myself included, are floored at the utter irresponsibility of the DOD flatly stating,
"No UFO reported, investigated, and evaluated by the Air Force has ever given any indication of threat to our national security."
This is blatant misinformation and patently false.
Mar. 16, 1967 in Montana at the Malmstrom AFB Minutemen Missile Launch Control Center (LCC), a perimeter security guard phoned the on-staff Deputy
Crew Commander (DMCCC), Cpt. Robert Salas, in the LCC capsule to report a glowing-red orb floating over the facility. Salas not believing this
instructed the man to "call [back] when something more significant happened."
5 to 10 minutes later, following another distressed security call, the alarm klaxon sounded and lights at the commander's station flashed indicating
missiles were entering a "no-go," or unlaunchable, condition. Oscar-flight lost 6 to 8 missiles that morning. Several miles away at Echo-flight,
under similar circumstances, another LCC crew lost all 10 missiles.
The loss of 1 nuclear missile let alone 18 is unprecedented.
According to FOIA declassified Strategic Missile Wing
and interviews with ex-Boeing engineers’ tests were unable to identify a pathway for missile shutdowns. Mr. Salas has since gone
before the National Press Club and stated that he’s willing to testify before Congress
truthfulness of this account.
So I find this subject to be of the utmost importance not only to our understanding of the world around us, but as it relates to our very survival.
The extremes of what these reported phenomena possibly represent are so dramatic that they practically scream for real scientific analysis and
[edit on 10-7-2009 by Xtraeme]