I'd like to share a rather long story to hopefully lend some insight into why myself and perhaps other intelligent and like-minded individuals find
blind belief in alien visitations so frustrating and ridiculous. I want to add that I believe in the possibility of life on other planets but, I have
yet to see any credible evidence that supports the claims of alien visitations on earth.
Contrary to what some may think based on my posts here on ATS, I am a very open-minded person. I was more so as a kid until well, I actually looked a
little deeper into some of the alleged UFO cases and experienced the incident I am going to tell you about.
In my senior year of high school I was dating two girls, playing baseball, football & I even tried soccer (High School is the best, yo!!). Due to my
lust and luck for the opposing sex, my grades saw a momentary decline....It was a glorious time, filled with conquests, adventures and ego-boosting
experiences :-P ...and I got kicked off the football team. Anyway, I had more time on my hands.
One afternoon, my science teacher tells us that he is going to do an experiment the next Monday after school and we're welcome to participate as long
as our parents signed a consent form. I figured it sounded interesting and what the hell, I didn't have to practice or go to any games. Monday evening
comes around and I walk towards the baseball field and I see a van parked in the middle of the field, a small group of kids & my science teacher. He
had a huge radio controlled thing with a camera attached to it. He said it was a thermal imaging camera and we were going to fly the RC over several
blocks and then discuss/view the results in class. So he flies this thing for what seemed maybe 15-20 minutes and then some of us took turns trying to
fly it (Yeah, I sucked and the controls seemed waaay over-sensitive).
Tuesday morning I wake up like every other day....it was cold, foggy and I didn't feel like going to school. A friend of mine was walking with me and
we decide to go buy some junk at the gas station before we got to class. As I'm standing in line to pay, he points at the TV mounted near the entrance
and he says "Oh you hear about the UFO? There was a UFO spotted here last night. A lot of witnesses saw it!".....so naturally, I look up at the
TV...and lo and behold, it was the stupid rc we were flying for my science class and someone had filmed it and contacted the local news channel
telling them they filmed a UFO. I tell my friend this and he says "Hmmm.....you sure? I don't think its the same thing." ...I look at him like he's a
complete retard and tell him again "Dude, I know what we were flying yesterday and I know what it looks like!!! Don't be an idiot! That is an
rc....not a UFO".
....Now, up to this point in my life, I was always watching UFO documentaries, movies...and reading stuff about cover-ups. Witness testimony seemed
like the only evidence that really existed out there...whether on paper or on taped recordings/interviews so, I assumed it must be reliable for the
most part. After all, why would people lie and risk being called crazy, right?....Anyway, third period rolls around and we had a short quiz. The
teacher says if we finish early we can hang out and talk as long as we don't get loud. Once everyone was done, people start talking...and I can't help
but hear this chick mention the "UFO" story from the news.....more people get in on the conversation so I interrupt and tell them that it was not a
UFO and that the news reporters and people believing that it was aliens would feel stupid once they know what it was. To my amazement, most people
just shrugged and kept believing it was an alien craft...even though there was NO EVIDENCE that it was. Even though I just told them exactly what it
was...and that I WAS THERE!!! Kids were saying things like "No, I SAW IT!!! I was standing outside when it was in the air. It was like 60 feet
across!!" and "It was the size of my house, I swear!". Oh, someone on the news that was interviewed actually said they saw a metallic surface
reflected when the craft turned on its side (I shìt you not.) I argued until I was blue in the face and then I decided that people are idiots and
no matter what you tell them, they will believe what they want to believe...sans logic. So in my 5th period class, my science teacher laughs because
obviously he knew what it was....and he says he contacted the news channel. Come the 11:30 news, the reporters did a follow up and briefly just said
what the "UFO" actually was. ...Now, you'd think that meant that a big question was satisfied and that the story would go away, right? WRONG....for
the rest of my senior year, I heard idiots talk about the UFO sighting and how TPTB covered it up by saying it was an rc....and that the secret
government agencies forced the news channel to correct themselves. I've actually heard some of my old high school friends bring this up on facebook
and I want to throw a meat cleaver at their face and kick them in the genitals, it pisses me off so much. Not because I'm a violent sociopath...but
because idiots frustrate me. I'm actually grateful that it never made it here to ATS (At least I don't think so).
Honestly, the whole experience was a huge eye-opener. I learned a lot about people and how reality seems to be unimportant when they choose to believe
something. Again, I share this story because every time someone brings up a UFO case, I cringe when the words "witness testimony" are used and I'm
sure many others do too....as if testimony or witness accounts lend ANY credibility to the alleged report. People perceive things differently and
people remember things incorrectly, and people are poor judges of size, perspective and height....and are not reliable at all because they embellish,
exaggerate and make stuff up.
Why bring this up, you ask? Well, a high school friend stopped by for Christmas and he brought up the "UFO"....and that got me thinking about it
again.....and I almost cracked my beer bottle over his head and set im on fire!!! I kid of course but, I stopped him and told him to shut up.
Happy Holidays & I hope this helps some of you understand those of us who are more reluctant to take mere "testimony" as proof of aliens.
on 25-12-2012 by Unidentified_Objective because: (no reason given)