Originally posted by alldaylong
Thousands of classified government documents released by Wikileaks. And guess what? Not a SINGLE ONE about UFO's. I wonder why that is? I will tell
you. There is nothing to release because the whole subject is a complete load of bunk.
Not necessarily true.
The UFO phenomena is unquestionably very real and has been extensively documented.
Where the problem comes in is people equate UFO= Little Green Men when there is absolutely no empirical evidence to remotely support the proposition
of E.T. visitation.
Does intelligent life exist somewhere beyond Earth? Almost certainly.
Has that life made contact with the Earth? So far none of the evidence presented has held up to any degree of real scrutiny, as most people begin to
understand a little about physics and the scale of the universe the answer favors a regretful "probably not".
The internet has done a great job at allowing people to corroborate facts, which has effectively destroyed the high profile cases that were veritable
cash cows for the UFOlogists over the last 50+ years while simultaneously making a rather lucrative cottage industry for a select few "researchers" (
I use that word very loosely ) who have been able to adapt their sales pitch to the times (Steven Greer, Stan Friedman, Nick Pope etc. )
In the process, those inclined to look have learned that the UFO phenomena encompasses multiple facets, from classified military projects, various
terrestrial spacecraft and their associated debris, various atmospheric phenomena, honest misidentification and purposeful hoaxes etc. etc. etc.
The UFO researchers I trust? Probably the couple that I have had enough interaction with to understand their honest positions on various cases, and
that I am confident have strong grasps on the history of the topic.
Probably Tim Printy who has been editing the new(ish)SUNlite
bi-monthly periodical ( if
you haven't read any of his publications they are well worth a look )
James O'berg is a wealth of first hand knowledge, ATS's Issac Koi deserves a mention as well.
I don't know that Peter Merlin would quite be considered a UFO researcher but his extensive knowledge into the histories of various black aeronautical
projects and classified aviation research facilities is a great resource to any serious researcher interested in facts rather than faerie tales.
Lastly, from the golden age of UFOlogy, probably Carl Sagan, Jacques Vallee and Al Hynek.
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