posted on Apr, 24 2013 @ 08:30 AM
IsaacKoi and everyone who contributed to this going up, I love you all. You - and others like you - are the reason why ATS remains a community worth
visiting. You are that rarest of things these days online: a real researcher.
These are very, very interesting. Anyone familiar with U.S. UFO history will immediately find sigh-inducing, exasperating parallels between the
unscientific and lackadaisical dismissal of sightings of interest in these documents, and similar brush offs by the official "panels" and
"committees" of the 50s, 60s, and 70s in the U.S.
It continues to be disappointing and not just a little alarming that such a concerted and universal disdain for honest scientific inquiry seems like a
hallmark of modern UFO history, at least when it comes to any official body. Part of me wonders how much of this is officially sanctioned denial, and
how much of it is merely exhaustion and frustration on the part of bodies assigned to study the phenomenon rigorously, who simply throw their hands up
and decide to debunk just to be done with it when they find they can get no closer to the truth of the matter than anyone else.
In any case, this is why despite being skeptical, I always maintain that there is something real that the UFO phenomenon has represented and
continues to represent. What, I don't know. But we won't find out by calling it Venus when it clearly is not.