Originally posted by AceWombat04
Case in point, the Condon committee. Despite declaring some sightings unknowns, Condon's whole attitude when entering the fray (much like the
Robertson Panel before it,) was to debunk the "damn UFO." They started with the premise and assumption that there was nothing to it - arguably under
some influence by the CIA I might add, who had a robust interest in the phenomenon albeit not publicly at the time - and confirmation bias did the
rest. That's not a skeptical or honest approach. But neither is therefore concluding, "Ah, well they're covering it up, therefore it must be ET."
There's not enough evidence to support that conclusion either in my opinion.
The problem is that both sides are almost zealotous in their assertion to have the "true" story.
In the case of the Condon Report, it was damned before it started. While I wouldn't doubt alphabet agency pressure on the committee, I also wouldn't
put it past them to place their professional reputations over objectivity. Their investigation into the phenomenon was anything BUT scientific.
I commend "Dr. Swampgas" for approaching the subject from a truly scientific standpoint, as well as having the nerve to state publicly that he felt
the Robertson Panel and Condon Report were both a whitewash.
Now, as for the die-hard "believers"...
After all the years I've been at this, I've yet to see anything that tells me, with 100% certainty that the phenomenon has an extraterrestrial origin.
We simply don't have enough data to support this.
That being said, I've personally had two sightings that were nothing short of awe-inspiring, and despite having over a decade to contemplate both
sightings, I still can't state with any certainty what, exactly, it was that I saw.
I know that one was definitely a physical, metallic object, flying with neither wings or chemical thrust.
The other was more amorphous, and appeared to be a highly accelerating light, flying into an orange blob, after which, said orange blob contracted
upon itself and disappeared.
I'd love to say that I saw alien spacecraft, but that would be disingenuous at best, and I'd be lying to myself.
All I know is that ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in the public consciousness can sufficiently account for what it was that I bore witness to. I have no more
proof that the objects I witnessed were extraterrestrial in origin, than I do to say they were teenage mutant flying super squirrels.
Now, deductively, I can state with some certainty what they were NOT, and that is any conventional aircraft that we "lowly commoners" are privy to.
I guess, what chaps my hind-quarters, is that for every voracious skeptic, there is an equally assertive "die hard", who equates every bad CGI video
on YouTube with "proof" of "aliens".
Don't even get me started on the abduction phenomenon. While I feel there is some validity to some of the claims, I won't accept that the phenomenon
is extraterrestrial in nature, and even beyond that, I have a deep-seated belief that the abduction phenomenon is absolutely and totally rife with
dis/misinformation; its waters are, I feel, the muddiest of all, in regards to this topic.
I guess the gist of what I'm saying is that if anyone, ANYONE, comes forth claiming to have all the answers, run, don't walk away from them. If I've
learned anything from decades of studying this subject, it's that when someone comes along with a whole host of answers, my BS meter gets its needle
The only people I trust on the subject are the ones who end up with more questions than answers. Mostly because it's mirrored my own experiences in
delving into this. I can state, firmly, that I was a die-hard believer in the ETH when I started out, but it seems questions only lead to further
The only thing I can state, with any honesty, is that I feel something absolutely extraordinary is occurring; however no hard and fast proof has ever
been publicly disseminated.
edit on 3-1-2013 by AllenBishop because: iPhone Typos