Originally posted by Blue Shift
Absolutely. What it tells me is that a lot of people have been looking in the wrong direction for a long time, possibly trying to force the data to
fit their hypotheses. Yes, there is data and evidence, but of what? Of course, the phenomenon is rare, and people can theorize that the government
is airtight enough to keep a big thing like that secret.
But what it seems to boil down to is that something is happening that we just can't get a handle on. We're not smart enough, maybe. We don't have
the technological/psychological paradigms in place to understand it. Whatever.
At this point, though, "aliens in spaceships" just doesn't appear to be the answer.
I'm of the opinion, opinion mind you, the data forcing you mention is culpable for a great deal of stalling in making headway on putting a name to
the phenomenon due the siren song temptation of less than objective observational data especially where adherents to ETH get involved.
Aliens, granted, are extremely tempting. It puts a face on the phenomenon and once it has a face, well, it's easy to see the whole culture
associated with other unknown intelligences that's grown up around such speculation from the friendly very human-looking Space Brothers of the early
days, on up to spooky insects, reptilians, greys and who-knows-what else vying for planetary dominance.
Put a face on it, and in no time there's an entire mythological zoo grown up near overnight.
The psycho-social phenomenon of the invention of all these myriad sundry flights of fancy of what could, might, maybe, hopefully, and for some
definitely does exist is quite fascinating in and of itself.
Jungian perspective papers in journals on the amendment of the collective conciousness in embracing, nurturing, and fueling this new mythology are
begging to be writ.
All in all, in keeping a purely objective perspective for viewing the phenomenon as a phenomenon, I would hope, could get us back on track toward
accruing solid data.
Granted, I'm personally biased with leanings toward the phenomenon existing as an as-of-yet understood natural phenomenon, possibly even sundry
different and variable sorts enough to account for the extreme variability in morphology, presentation, and behavior already reported, but, in keeping
a perspective of X= unknown, any possibility is still a possibility, though not necessarily a probability.
Data will tell.