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Originally posted by mcx1942
Basically we see them, give them names, yet they remain out of our grasp.
Originally posted by Chazam
reply to post by AlienView
Good questions. It can be that the problem lies in our minds. Not that we in any way create this "phenomenon". But how we interpret it. We tend to always interpret what we see based on our own superstition and outdated religious beliefs.
It often limits us and is a big obstacle when it comes to investigating it scientifically.
Originally posted by Jaellma
I believe there are supporting cases and strong evidence to support something going on out there. The governments have demonstrated they don't have anything to match or surpass what some of these things are capable of doing and this suggests "otherworldly entities".
Originally posted by fadedface
However I'm personally unconvinced by the majority of the evidence put forward to support the extra terrestrial hypothesis. All the evidence I have seen since the beginning of the ufo phenomenon seems to be slight and inconclusive and a lot is just charlatanry and hoaxes.
There are some compelling incidents though such as the Battle of Los Angeles and the lights over Washington DC in 52 but of course we don't know how much a part the paranoia of the cold war played in this surge of sightings from the 40s to the 60s. I've also read about interesting incidents in Brazil in the late 70s and the Rendlesham Forest incident in 1980.
So apart from a mere handful of incidents which genuinely defy explanation I think it is easy to dismiss the majority of sightings people report as mistaken or hoaxes and this extends to the slew of photographs and videos which generally seem to be unconvincing.
.edit on 15-7-2013 by fadedface because: spelling