Hi everybody, thanks for the interest in my previous thread
. Sorry about not being
able to reply much, I just got back from PA where I was with family for a week. I just read all of the replies to my thread and I am delighted to see
the interest! I’ll just try to address a few of the common points here.
My article was my opinion, not a statement of absolute fact by an arrogant super-genius PhD in cell biology, which seems to have been the
interpretation by a few. The point of my article was that not all scientists think the UFO phenomenon is garbage. I am not claiming to have proof, as
so many seem to have understood. I am not a UFO researcher, and I am not an authority. I am just a scientist who likes to read books on the subject. I
didn’t come here to change peoples’ minds or present some massive manifesto proving ET. I have never seen a UFO, but I would love to. At this
point I’m mostly convinced some UFOs are ET, but I would have to see a clearly extraterrestrial UFO with my own eyes to be totally convinced of the
phenomenon. My statement that 99% of sightings are not legitimate ET was meant to convey my conservative stance on things. How the hell would I know
the exact percent?
Many people seem to have been mad at me for some reason. One guy actually googled my post for some reason and found it on a news story comment
section, where I had begun to write in response to the typical media treatment it receives. Apparently this was a bad thing that I did that. People
questioned my credentials (go to my profile for a link), they accused me of being a troll, some even said I was a government disinformation person or
something. I can’t say I am surprised (it is a conspiracy site after all), but it was disappointing to see so much disregard for the sense of
decorum that is supposed to be one of the cornerstones of ATS. It seems that some were even angry that a scientist is interested in this. I don’t
know really what I say to those things. It upset me, but maybe my skin will be tougher now.
Concerning other UFO explanations. I should have mentioned that I don’t discount interdimensional (both spatial and temporal dimensions). I just
tend to go with the outer space thing since at this point we haven’t found more dimensions. For the Jungian/collective consciousness and Vallee’s
take, I am open to it as well. For the military stuff: I think that a lot of sightings are military. Lots. But it is my opinion that some of the
behaviors exhibited by UFOs (over 100g accelerations, right angle turns/sudden reversals at large speeds) are too far ahead of us. I could be wrong.
I read lots of Roswell books, believe me. There were always so many holes and questions it left me with. Then I read Pflock’s book, and boom. It
just made absolute sense. I imagine I will catch holy hell on this one.
For abductions, I read Jacobs, Mack, Communion, and read about others in general books and websites. There are a lot of abduction reports. They
conform to a pretty much consistent narrative. I am totally open to this, but it is so fantastic that I tend to just leave it there without
conclusion. I really wish there was video. I tend to lend more credence to the non-bedroom reports. My personal favorite is the Allegash case.
For my favorite sightings, I would start with the famous cases (which I am sure have been discussed on ATS more than anywhere in the world). The JAL
case, the Iranian 1976 case, the Coyne helicopter incident, some of the nuclear intrusions. Then there are a ton from back in the 40’s and 50’s
with multiple observer radar/visual pilot cases that I would have to dig up (they are summarized in Dolan’s books).
That’s all I have time for because now I have to go swimming because I got my damn gut back from eating and drinking excessively for a week. I
don’t get on ATS much usually, but I will try this time. And I will figure out how to get the quote I am replying to into any of my replies
(newbie). Again, great to hear the responses!