posted on Aug, 26 2009 @ 11:44 PM
Honestly, I can't think of even one program or documentary that convinces anyone of anything regarding UFOs.
The problem with the premise of the OP is that it assumes people must be convinced of something that is already right before their eyes. I've
seen 3 truly unexplainable UFOs in my life, and one of them was witnessed by about 20 other people in a supermarket parking lot. Amazingly, it
was never reported in the news.
The question is not "Do UFOs Exist?" These things, by definition, do exist and have been seen and photographed by observers from every
strata of society — civilians, police, military personnel, scientists, pilots, astronauts and at least one U.S. president have all admitted
to seeing the things.
So UFOs certainly exist. They've been tracked by military radar, chased by our supersonic aircraft. The data is in. UFOs exist.
The real question hiding behind "Do UFOs Exist" is the very dangerous question "Are UFOs Extraterrestrial Craft?" I say dangerous
because this question is used often to determine if you're a crackpot.
I know this because I'm acquainted with somebody who photographed a UFO and made national headlines a few years ago — for the sake of this post,
this person shall remain nameless, as I have promised to respect this person's privacy. Anyway, this UFO witness was interviewed several times by
different networks, and the first question they always asked was DO YOU BELIEVE IN UFOS?
That's the same as the loaded question "Do You Believe UFOs are Extraterrestrial Craft?" If you say yes, then you're a crackpot — or
you will be made to appear as a crackpot by the time the interview is edited and reaches the television audience.
Because the fact is that there is no evidence that UFOs are extraterrestrial in origin. You cannot show me one piece of evidence that
proves UFOs are from beyond this planet.
No, sorry, the anecdotal "alien abduction" narratives do not constitute proof of anything... except, perhaps, proof of the abductee's
mental instability. Alien abduction stories are a dime-a-dozen — about 4 million Americans believe they've been abducted by aliens. I'd be
interested to see how that number compares to the number of paranoid schizophrenics in the USA.
So, no, there's no evidence that UFOs are extraterrestrial. Identifying an unidentifiable object as "extraterrestrial" requires a leap of
imagination, and a lot of people make the mistake of taking that leap.
My point is this: There is a stigma attached to saying "UFOs Exist," because you are, in effect, saying that you believe in UFOs as
extraterrestrial craft piloted by little green men. Or Grays. Or whatever. You don't have to go into detail — you're labeled a crackpot as soon
as you say "UFOs Exist."
As this pertains to the OP, there has never been a serious TV program or documentary on UFOs that doesn't beat around the bush and ultimately
ends with a line like We may never know the truth or The answer may lie somewhere between fact and fiction or something
equally stupid and intentionally ambiguous. I really think that the producers of such shows do not want to commit to taking a hard and fast
position on the subject, risking their credibility.
— Doc Velocity
[edit on 8/27/2009 by Doc Velocity]