I ask myself similar questions sometimes. I am a relatively firm skeptic on the subject of alien visitation, not of aliens themselves however, and I
also find the lack of evidence pretty convincing for the arguments of skeptics.
The main thing, at least in my opinion, is that lights in the sky, even when recorded on video, will most likely never be "proof" of alien visitation.
There are just too many natural phenomena that can occur in the sky to cause the illusion of extraterrestrials.
I would go so far as to say that the majority of eyewitnesses have no concept of the magnitude of natural occurrences that cause lights in the sky,
and being as they have never seen them, it would stand to reason many UFO reports are caused by such phenomena.
Believers present evidence, for the most part, that has been digested over and over again, and in so many cases it is impossible to verify what is
being seen. Many, many times sightings can be matched up with military testing, missile launches, etc.
You would think that anyone could identify a missile in flight, but that is NOT the case. I have read Project Blue Book reports of seasoned USAF
pilots misidentifying missile launches as very strange UFO's, some even giving the impression they had seen an alien craft. Some of these launches, on
a clear day, can be seen for hundreds of miles. Of course the government, during these projects, had the resources to cross-reference these sightings
with launches and flights, and there results were a part of the reason they disbanded the project.
I honestly believe the government didn't think that UFO's were extraterrestrial in origin, and all the committees that were convened were done so
simply through the influence of congressmen, who had zero experience in the area. They just knew that they were getting letters from these die-hard
UFO groups who were convinced the government was lying. That's all it was.
They knew it would be pointless to continue to investigate natural phenomena. What about all of the unsolved files? Well, the vast majority of them
were labelled in that manner simply because there wasn't enough evidence or testimony to draw a valid conclusion. They could have labelled these as
anything they wanted, yet they admitted they had no idea, and to me that lends much credibility to their entire project.
If you would like to know more about this aspect of government investigations, I suggest reading Quintatilla's manuscript on his involvement with
Project Blue Book. It really presents a much-needed picture of the government side of things. Sometimes there is no conspiracy, despite the fact so
many people believe that ET's are visiting our planet.
Are we being watched? If aliens were really visiting earth, especially just to watch, I would think they would be advanced enough to do it without our
knowledge. Observing should be done without interference, at least if they wanted to keep the experiment scientific.
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