posted on Oct, 31 2012 @ 02:11 PM
US News and World report released an article on Oct. 19, suggesting that UFO's could be an aviation nusance.
Thousands of unidentified flying objects are reported each year by the public. The fascination with UFOs has become a fixture of contemporary culture
and a staple for science fiction writers and supermarket tabloids. But in response to the central question—are they alien spacecraft?—most
officials and academics dismiss the idea of extraterrestrial visitations as unlikely in the extreme.
Yet an increasing number of researchers and public officials say the subject of UFOs is long overdue for more serious treatment. They're a "mystery
that science needs to engage in," argues journalist Leslie Kean, who spent over a decade interviewing former military officers, government officials,
scientists, and eyewitnesses while accessing previously classified government records for her 2010 book UFOs: Generals, Pilots, and Government
Officials Go On the Record.
Joking about UFO's not existing is like saying that Benghazi never happened. What is it about human nature and its ability to dismiss evidence? Yet,
even in this article it is suggested that 5 percent of all UFO sightings are not explainable. Like so many others, it is easy for a journalist to
easily dimiss sightings as attached flares or an optical illusion.
Have they ever seen one? Sometimes, yes but oftentimes no. I would argue that preprejudice has affected the viewpoint and that we might not be getting
all information when such sightings occur.
Some sightings, probably most are obviously a hoax. However, I have seen a UFO myself. It was many years ago at Michigan State University. Many
students saw it. It was a bright light shining during the day. As we watched a smaller, red light came down and dangled evenly from the mother light.
The person I was with and I called a professor at the time and asked him if it sounded like this was a weather balloon. He said, "No." He didn't know
what it was.
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