Very good points made in this thread.
I said this earlier, within the thread pushing the idea that witness testimony is not evidence...
"Being a witness to impressive UFO sightings on several occasions --- it has never "frustrated" me that others who have not seen them, could have
the ability to ignore my, as well as many other folks testimony. It makes perfect sense, open minded or not. What I don't want is people to
"believe" me, I want people to open their minds to the large possibility that "something is going on".
Many witnesses to high-strangeness events become jaded, or apologetic to their experiences due to the fact that this is not a very crucial topic to
mankind. Even if it is not other beings, we are (very literally) looking at some very advanced technology.
I can understand fear, and doubt. It's totally normal. I do not want people to believe or have faith, I want them to see what I saw. However there
are types of people, whom I respect, like Agent Scully - who even when the little grays in the shipping container are running passed her and bumping
right into her, she still is able to say "I do not know." The ability to Deny is endless, but remember that it is a polar extreme to Belief. "I do
not know" might be the best sentence in the English language, and I think it's not being used enough.
Is, Isn't, and I don't know. ---- The third is the healthiest. Never make conclusions.
Personally I feel ultra-skeptics are very useful, for if there ever were to be a "false flag" regarding UFOs - they will be the voice of reason,
shouting "DID NONE OF YOU SEE THE NATO FLAG ON THAT SAUCER?"
But please, stop calling us crazy. And realize that you only 'see' what you want to 'see'.
I see Belief and Denial both fitting in the same exact polar paradigm of each other.
Starting to look at it as an actual syndrome hindering folks from freely exploring reality outside of the realm of status quo.
"Need2Believe Syndrome" Vs. "Need2Deny Syndrome"
It really comes down to this, when you wake up in the morning, before you leave the house - do you put on your thinking cap, or not?