posted on Nov, 24 2012 @ 03:19 PM
That's quite a broad-brush you're painting with there. You go all the way from aliens to multi-dimensions in the same paragraph. It might be helpful
to narrow your aim there rather than include the entire universe of possibilities in one rant. Let's just take one small aspect of this to use as an
example. Look what skeptics and "non-believers" are being asked to believe and see if you can figure out why they are reluctant to do so.
* Billy Meier not only took pictures of alien beam ships, he also traveled back in time to see dinosaurs and is the reincarnation of Jesus Christ. But
his Peleadian girlfriend, Semjase, turns out to have been a guest on the Donna Reed show and his dinosaur pictures was lifted from a contemporary
book, Meier's picture of a ray gun is actually a toy model you can get on e-Bay
* Dr. Jonathan Reed captured an alien and put it in a refrigerator. His picture of an alien craft is a toy model.
* Truman Bethurum met a UFO captain named Aura Rhanes, a cute Latin-looking woman who wore a beret at a jaunty angle. She was from the planet Clarion,
which is on the other side of the moon so we can't see it.
* Steven Greer "vectors in" UFOs all the time on his camping trips, which cost hundreds of dollars to join. The UFOs land right in front of you as
buzzers from various "detectors" go off. Only problem is that they are invisible. His web site once had a picture of a common woodland moth as an
"alien light being."
This is but a drop in the bucket of what you might call “UFO Fraud,” out and out charlatanism regarding the phenomenon. There’s a lot of it,
some of it told very convincingly, that you must get through on your way to believing. Take a look at ufowatchdog.com. It’s old and outdated, but it
gives you an example of the depth and breadth of the fraud we are all facing. There are hundreds of intentional fakes and frauds out there, no
question. They’ve been caught red-handed.
Add to that the thousands of UFO encounters that turn out to be diving seagulls, reflection of interior lights, street lamps, aircraft both known and
unknown, planets such as Venus, lanterns, car lights on the next hill over (Thanks, Roxanne!), meteors, and completely natural phenomena. These are
not reported by people who are being intentionally deceptive. They are just mistaken.
But many are insistent. They can’t believe they were mistaken. I remember years ago seeing a “UFO” in a picture I thought was damned good. It
defied explanation until someone here pointed out it was a diving seagull. It helped that the picture was taken at the seashore, but he pointed out
the eyes, the tail, the wings, all in the perfect shape of a flying disk. And I said, “Oh, crap. fooled again.”
The next time it happened years later I took one look at the pic and said, “That’s a diving bird.” The perpetrator of the pic insisted it was a
UFO, to the point of calling me names as a dreaded skeptic who refused to believe, kind of like you are doing in your rant, OP, except this was
specifically directed at me, personally. This guy did not have the experience of a diving bird before, so his mind refused to interpret it that way. I
had, and so because of that experience I was able to identify it as a non-UFO. You don’t need to invoke the term UFO if you don’t have to.
Now what about all the rational people who have seen things? What about them? I agree. Pilots, police officers, people with reputations to lose have
encountered unidentified phenomena. They certainly remain unidentified, but we also have to weigh those kinds of encounters against other
The first legitimate question is: Why do you insist they are aliens? Surely you do not know that for a fact. Despite some truly irrational cries from
certain quarters, “UFO” does NOT MEAN “alien craft.” There’s an extremely good chance unexplained UFOs are from here. In fact, we KNOW that
to have been an absolute fact in the past. The SR-71 Blackbird was seen and called a UFO many times by ground and airborne observers, an explanation
the US Air Force thought was just fine. Secret aircraft are naturally seen as UFOs. Our ubiquitous triangles are another example. It’s an open
Now let’s take this a step further. I do not know ANYONE who does not acknowledge the idea that somewhere in the universe, perhaps many places in
the universe, there exists what we would call alien life. Nobody. So where are all these people you claim exist? What are their names? Aren’t you
making a grand generalization that you accuse others of making?
And just for the record, where do you get your information? How do you know what aliens would think? Have you ever been on one of these starships?
Ever spoken to an alien? WHERE, precisely, are these extra dimensions you want us to believe in? All you have are your own beliefs, with nothing to
back them up. When you can tell us where Clarion is, write back.