posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 12:01 AM
It's an interesting thing to go from a skeptic to a witness. Because inside you're still a skeptic, you're forced to admit that if you were anyone
else, you probably wouldn't believe yourself. Additionally, while you may be more open to certain ideas now than you were before, you're still
hesitant to believe the accounts of other witnesses where no evidence is available - and might I say, rightfully so.
But despite how lucky you are in some respects to have observed something extraordinary, and despite how many people will tell you they're jealous,
in some ways it becomes a curse. Your first instinct might be to seek out a logical explanation for what you saw. That was mine anyway, and I think
it's a commendable one. You might search the air traffic records or the aviation maps, or search for other reports that are similar to yours. And you
might learn a few interesting or valuable tidbits from this.
But I guess this is my warning:
Ultimately, a skeptic knows that there is a logical explanation for everything, and the one thing that will really get under your skin and drive you
mad is that, despite your best efforts, the years will go by and you will probably never find a logical explanation for what you saw. I'm sure
you're already more aware than anyone that there's a whole world of "maybe's" and "could be's" and half-cracked speculation out there, and now
all of a sudden it's all up for your time-devouring re-consideration. You'll have strange people telling you that God wanted you to see that event,
and that they're in constant contact with God and/or aliens so you should trust them (I had this happen, too), or maybe that you shouldn't talk
about it because it's a matter of national security. People will give you all sorts of explanations, acting like they're the authority on the
subject, but then when your inner skeptic asks them to stand up and prove themselves, they shrink back into the shadows and leave you with more
questions than answers.
When all is said and done, you will always be forced to fall back upon the one thing you absolutely DO know for certain: The fact that you simply
DON'T know for certain what it is that you saw. And oddly enough, that solitary piece of knowledge will be a comfort to you in the years to come.
Welcome to the ranks of the witnesses!