posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:36 AM
I like this list as it accounts for almost everything.
I'll have to say I don't think I fall into solely one category, as I can relate to the MBP, and the Knower, with some leanings (admittedly) on the
side of Avid Debunker.
MBP; well, the label speaks for itself. Fair and balanced in using reason to approach the question and/or evidence.
Knower; well, the universe is more than astoundingly huge. If you could instantaneously visit every star in just the Milky Way, and visit each of
those stars for just ONE second, it would still take you over 12,500 years to visit every single star. That's JUST our galaxy.
Now, imagine that there are just as many galaxies as there are stars in the milky way, with each galaxy having roughly the same BILLIONS of stars,
give or take a few Hundred Million or Billion, more or less since not everywhere is the same.
12.500 years just to visit each star for one second in our own galaxy x 500 Billion Galaxies, x ~12,500 years to visit each star in each of those 500
Billion galaxies for one second.
Yeah, the numbers are huge, and since so, the possibility is near certain there's other intelligent life out 'there'.
At the same time, due to the overwhelmingly vast distances, the same thing that makes it highly probable that there IS intelligent life out 'there',
is the very same thing that makes it extremely unlikely that any of that intelligent life is visiting us. Just say'n.
1. Well, I've been interested in the UFO phenomenon since a kid. I've watched the skies all my life too; not really looking for UFOs, but, because
I love the sky, what's in it, and so very very want to get out there, off this rock, and explore.
I've fairly familiar with what's flying around, know the planets, familiar with the satellites whizzing around, have seen innumerable shooting star
and bolide, the occasional comet (they're more common than you think), and live close enough to an air field not far from Johnson's Space Center in
Houston where I'm quite familiar with seeing all manner of interesting aircraft.
Not once have I ever seen a UFO. Nope.
2. Issues with MUFON - they've been collecting paper and chasing aliens for how long now? They've got over 50 years of documentation that only
amounts to circumstantial evidence? Sure, certainly there is SOMETHING going on, but, how can anybody, or anyone be so totally incompetent that over
50 years of active 'research', time, and untold amounts of $ spent on petrol from driving around to 'investigate' alone, and what? Essentially
The system is BROKEN, or, there aren't any aliens, but, yet, 'something' is going on.
3. Even the 'experts' in the field report that over 95% of reported cases of UFOs are misidentification.
Here, or ATS alone, just little over a month ago, it seemed there were one or two threads a week for a few weeks where people were freaking out over
-- with those three, combined with constant let down by purposeful hoaxes, charlatans, and fraudulent claims, well, it's difficult to be completely
objective without leaning on the side of doubt since just from a statistical point of view, if someone is claiming something, they're probably wrong
or faking it.
Anyway, yeah, that's my stance.
Quit chasing UFO reports, and dump funding into baiting camera traps with these abduction people.
If abductions by aliens are happening, then, that's where the aliens are going to BE eventually.
If there's an advanced technology at work; any advanced technology, no mater the advancement, will have it's limitations. Putting abduction
experiencers under the microscope could very well explore what those limitations are, and how to exploit those limitations to capture an abduction
event on camera, aliens and all, and by extension through modification of methodologies, eventually capture an in-the-flesh alien.