posted on Nov, 15 2009 @ 03:58 PM
-continued from above-
-So what about UFOs? Often when people inquire as to belief in aliens, they also ask about belief in UFOs. Both questions are ridiculous, for the
reason that terms are left undefined. Of course I believe in UFOs. I have seen UFOs. I have not, however seen an alien spacecraft. People usually
don't seem to understand this, but if you can positively identify something as an alien spacecraft, it immediately ceases to be a UFO. One of two
defining characteristics of a UFO is that it is unidentified. Once you identify it, the UFO label should be dropped.
As to the nature of UFOs:
Any UFO claim lacking photographic evidence or independent corroboration can be dismissed, because there is no way to distinguish such a claim from a
Most admissible claims, those backed by evidence or corroboration, can be identified by analysis as mundane objects -- aircraft, balloons, flares,
chinese lanterns, etc.
Those objects defying immediate identification are probably hoaxes.
Those verified as not being hoaxes probably have a more exotic yet still earthly origin, i.e. experimental aircraft or other black military
Those remaining must be of truly exotic origin, either alien spacecraft or something else.
If you have ever seen something in the sky that you were unable to identify, you have proof of UFOs. UFOs obviously exist. This has nothing to do with
-Then there's the question of the abduction phenomenon. This begins to get into much hairier territory, because there is virtually never any evidence
or corroboration to support any given incident. Still, some people are obviously experiencing something. When people ask me if I believe in alien
abduction, I am always hesitant to answer. I usually say I believe that abductees truly believe they were abducted. Of course some portion of
abductees are simply liars and attention seekers, but the phenomenon is widespread enough that there must be something going on.
Of those people who truly experienced something, I suspect most can be explained by sleep paralysis with hypnagogic hallucination. I have experienced
this phenomenon myself. It was intensely frightening, very confusing, and gave me some insight into the abduction phenomenon, as my experience
included many details common to alien abduction accounts. I think the vast majority of abductees were probably experiencing this. Sleep paralysis has
been happening to people for as long as there have been people. It is a universal phenomenon, and one which is easily imprinted with the mythos of the
culture. In past eras it was interpreted as demonic possession, religious rapture, communion with the fey realm or the spirit world, etc. Today it's
My final call on alien abduction (until evidence to the contrary is presented) is that all cases can be explained either as misinterpretation of
hypnagogic hallucination or as simple lies. The senses and the mind are easily fooled and not trustworthy.