Originally posted by smurfy
Wild claims go alongside everything else. Betty and Barney Hill are right there in the wild claims, and encompass all that you say, trouble is, there
is nothing absolute to disclaim anything they said. I do agree with being open minded though.
Sir Bernard Lovell always maintained that anyone from another planet could not be an Earth visitor, and he was a physicist, as well as an astronomer.
Carl Sagan took a different view, in that "extraordinary claims demanded extraordinary evidence" all good and nice, but as far as I know, neither
of them spoke to either of the Hills. All dispassionate stuff really.
I never try to dispute someone's personal testimony as long as they admit that's what it is. As far as I know, the Hills believe they experienced
exactly what they testified to. I don't think they were lying, and even if they were, I'd have no way of knowing that. However, just because they
believed something to be true doesn't mean they were right. With no concrete, verifiable evidence to support their story, I don't have to believe
it. I can acknowledge it, but that's all. With no evidence, and since I wasn't there, I'm perfectly comfortable admitting that I simply don't
know exactly what happened. I don't know. That's not
the same as agreeing that the Hills were abducted by aliens, although some people
don't see that distinction.
A bright blob or speck on a photo? If someone tells me that's a alien ship, that's an opinion
. Anyone claiming that it's a fact is simply
wrong. Anyone who refuses to accept that is just an idiot. And over the years, I've really gotten tired of idiots.