posted on Jan, 22 2012 @ 12:34 PM
While I don't have any statistical analysis to prove it, in the absence of the same in support of the claim, I don't think I can agree at this point
that there are more UFO sightings/videos/reports than in decades past. I've been watching for decades, and sightings, reports, and footage all seem
to show up at about the same rate. If anything, I'd say there were more frequent and well advertised sightings during the 1990s due to the huge
sci-fi/UFO/abduction craze that came about back then due to shows like Sightings and the X-Files. It was in the public consciousness a lot more then
if my memory serves.
There are a lot more YouTube videos of indistinct lights in recent years, to be sure, but the vast majority of those are readily explained
through mundane means, and that could easily be chalked up to the ubiquity of video phones now. (Which is certainly not to discount the few that have
yet to be explained. As in all UFO research, those "few" are the crux of the matter.) I could be wrong. Maybe there are statistically more
sightings now than in years past, and if so, please provide me with that data, as I'd be interested in seeing it. I am not asserting my opinion
as a fact, but merely expressing my subjective perception based on personal experience.
As for the claims of "the Russians" spotting life on Venus, if you read that topic thoroughly it becomes evident that there doesn't appear to be
any relevant research published by the physicist the stories claim made the discovery, and that the webpage for the agency ostensibly credited with it
shows nothing of the sort. The only information anyone was able to find on this supposed physicist were other related stories, like one where he says
aliens created the Nazca lines with high powered lasers, and another where he says the solar system was created by aliens. I.e. - at least that I can
see - there is no hard proof or compelling evidence that would persuade me that life has been spotted on Venus by legitimate Russian scientists. I
could be wrong, so if you have access to evidence to the contrary please let me know.
Failing that though, I have to pint out that disclosure has been promised, advertised, predicted, and outright prophesized for countless dates over
the years. For as long as I've been enamored with these subjects (going on 20 years now) there have been claims that disclosure was imminent, and I
have every reason to believe it has been for decades prior to that as well. Therefore I see no compelling reason to suspect that disclosure is any
more imminent now than any of the other times. Which is not to say that it won't happen. I just can't see a compelling reason to think that
And then we have the consider that possibility we all find unpalatable and unpleasant in the extreme, but which is still a scenario we must consider
if we are truly as rational and open minded as we claim to be: that there is nothing to disclose. That UFO phenomena are the result of a nexus of
entirely terrestrial technologies, atmospheric phenomena we have yet to identify or explain, misidentification, and/or other Earthly explanations.
Again, I'm not saying it has to be. But we can't simply discount the possibility because we want aliens to be visiting us in my opinion. Especially
when belief in visitation could potentially serve as an excellent cover and method of discrediting for an arguably even more ominous, but entirely
human project that for all we know could be underway.
Just my highly speculative two cents. Peace.