I, for one, like to go outside, and look at all the people.
I go outside and sit at outdoor cafes, drinking coffee or tea, and I look at all the aliens and count them.
All zero of them.
At night, most nights, I watch the sky.
I look through my telescope or enjoy the stars with my naked eyes.
I often take trips out into the wilderness, far from light pollution, alone, taking only what I can carry, venturing miles and miles away from all
I see stars. I see planets. I see satellites.
I sometimes, when one is in the sky, will see a comet.
I see shooting stars, and even the occasional fireworks display of a brilliant bolide.
Sometimes I see aircraft.
Interesting meteorological phenomenon is often a joy to see with Lenticuar cloud formations, lightning storms, the Aurora Borealis (when I'm far
enough North), and many other a display.
Close enough to military bases, or spending time in Florida, I've watched/seen rocket/missile launches, and on some occasions, I've even seen junk
fall from old satellites going out on a funeral pyre.
Never once, not a single time, in all the years I've watched the sky, never, ever, have I ever seen anything that could not be attributed to something
unidentified, or that could not be identified.
Sure, there is indeed a UFO phenomenon.
Often, however, whatever is reported is simple mistaken identity or ignorance to such identities.
Other times, when it comes to eye witness reports, details get skewed, exaggerated, or embroidered during translation in telling from one person to
another like the Chinese telephone game.
Further, there's the simple unreliability of eye witness testimony by itself, not to mention witness contamination, or sympathetic collusion in
multiple witness cases, all usually done unwittingly, subconsciously, without overt or conscious desire toward deception.
Sometimes 'investigators' (quotations intentional) will lead witnesses with poor dialog and questioning techniques.
Still, even so, even when a pilot (a trained observer always so well respected in the UFO phenomenon) doesn't send his Air Canada flight full of
passengers into a steep dive to avoid colliding with ... Venus, or when respected and trained observers like veteran police officers aren't in hot
pursuit of ... the moon, or a lighthouse ... there is still a phenomenon of unaccountable incidents.
We can't say these incidents are aliens. We haven't seen any aliens.
Any talk about aliens is always anecdotal, and thus fairly easily dismissed.
We, however, do indeed have some odd incidents and occurrances in the sky.
We call them UFOs.
What are they?
We still don't know.
People like to think they're alien piloted aircraft, but, we have zero real evidence for such.
These UFOs could very well be natural phenomenon we as of yet understand.
These UFOs could be a terrestrial animal, like bigfoot; undiscovered, and as of yet explained.
These UFOs could very well be aliens, but, we don't have any evidence to really support this do we?
These UFOs could be all these things too, and not just one thing.
For the majority of the time, however, UFOs are false positives, and fraudulent constructs of fantasy.
Sure, there's the rare instance that could very well be a ture positive, but, "unexplained" still doesn't mean visitors from another planet.
All in all, people do indeed like to believe in something fantastic, even in spite of and contrary to all logical and sensible evidence to the
Yes, there's some interesting cases, but, still, for the most part, we as of yet have no real conclusions regarding what unusual cases there are.
What they are, we still don't know.
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