posted on Nov, 8 2012 @ 11:17 AM
Originally posted by Miccey
Tell us YOUR personal conclusion.
Are, they here?
Have they been?
I hope you don't mind Miccey, but I'll duck those questions for now.
During the last few years, I've been more comfortable highlighting useful resources and providing references to relevant discussions etc than in
voicing opinions regarding UFOs.
Plenty of people within ufology voice opinions and speculations. By avoiding doing so myself, I've (generally) managed to stay on friendly terms with
many skeptics in addition to many ufologists - rather than being seen to pick sides.
Besides, forming a final view would require more material than I've managed to obtain so far. Okay, I've been through over 1,000 UFO books and lots of
government documents (mainly from the USA, Canada and the UK) BUT there are lots of obvious gaps in what I've seen. I'm not sure whether it would be
worth the effort required to reduce the uncertainties involved. To take things to the next level, I'd have to organise a project which would be more
ambitious than anything attempted so far within ufology. I couldn't do it by myself. Some projects that could add significantly to the available data
would be relatively quick and easy IF the right people were involved. In the past few months I've been tempted to post an outline on ATS of some of
the steps that could be taken (under a project that I've tentatively entitled "The Collective") but, frankly, I'm not sure how many people would have
the appetite for the amount of work that would be required.
Heck, I'm far from convinced that that I have the necessary appetite myself.
In short, this thread was intended as ONE challenge for ATS but it was not intended to be the ONLY challenge I post...
Once Xtraeme shares his solution to the challenge set in this thread, I'll be tempted to post details of another challenge which - I think - could add
significantly to the study of issues relating to UFO reports.
edit on 8-11-2012 by IsaacKoi because: (no reason given)