1. The FTLNNH (faster-than-light-not-necessary hypothesis)
Humans were in space with advanced tech 20,000 years ago when a disaster befell the Earth that knocked the planetside population back to the Stone
Age, and the descendents of our high-tech ancestors even today watch but don’t interfere.
2. The MMGH (man-made-Grey hypothesis)
Humans 20,000 years ago had so-called flying saucers and sentient robots we now call Greys in substantial numbers out doing asteroid mining when a
natural disaster or war knocked the human race back to the Stone Age, and those robots in their “amazing UFOs” have had little to do but maintain
themselves and their own infrastructure, all the while monitoring mankind’s comeback and perhaps awaiting instructions.
3. The PPHH (pilot-perpetrated hoax hypothesis)
No alien visitors, no flying saucers, cigars, triangles, boomerangs, or carpenter’s squares, just pilots, radar operators, and aviation buffs that
want accelerated aerospace R&D badly enough to conspire in a campaign of hoaxing to promote it, where right-angle turns are faked by one pilot turning
his lights off and the other turning them on as their paths cross.
4. The TH (Tesla hypothesis)
Sure, Nikola Telsa was trying to build his own flying saucer (inspired by, according to this scenario, only the myth of alien craft in our skies). But
in this hypothesis he succeeded but that and other advanced Tesla technology was taken over by a group that booted him out and became a wealthy secret
society, while Telsa himself died penniless unable to expose them (he had a hard-enough time taking 42 years just to get the Supreme Court to rule
that Marconi had infringed on his radio patent, not to mention his long, bitter, heroic struggle to promote AC instead of DC power transmission just
so we could have electricity in our homes.).
5. The PAFOBH (people-are-full-of-beans hypothesis)
Self-explanatory, but indispensible to many DOOHs (dismiss-out-of-handers) in their arguments against what they call “eager believers” or worse.
6. The DGH (data-gathering hypothesis)
The Greys are sentient robots tasked with documenting and recording Earth’s historical events, human knowledge and progress, sports, literature,
music, other art, and scientific data to stream back home for interested parties to study, enjoy—whatever. In this scenario, they owe us
quadrillions of dollars in royalties.
7. The AATH (anthropology & tourism hypothesis)
Same as the ETH, basically, but with no hostile intent implied and dismissing abduction stories and ET involvement in cattle mutilation.
8. The BBH (black-budget hypothesis)
Secret wingless aircraft under development could fly circles around today’s F-16s before the Wright Brothers even made their historic first
edit on 11-11-2012 by xpoq47 because: punctuation error