“The field of Ufology has failed to produce one concrete example of alien visitation, from any dimension.
The basic appeal of Ufology for the masses is that it is a belief system, rather than a field of scientific investigation.” – – Ian Ridpath
The Internet has revolutionized how information as well as misinformation can be accessed instantaneously.
For many gullible folks among a segment of the society (and there are many such folks in the so-called UFO Community) the Internet has become a cesspool of totally unfounded “facts” created by hucksters and hoaxters so much so that even college-educated folks seem to fall into it.
Such hucksters and hoaxsters have become so skillful in their “art forms” that it is becoming harder and harder for many folks to distinguish what is true information and what is misinformation.
(Also add to all this those who are propagating the UFO Industry, i.e., some authors, some UFO talk show hosts and many UFO Conference promoters.)
It is simply incredible how gullible folks “will see a glowing dot at night and think that they are seeing a craft or a Mega Structure in space….a group of these dots and they are seeing a fleet.
A blurry image of Jupiter will make someone to claim that a huge green UFO was seen in that planet.
Some of these same people will see from afar at night the lights of the back of a car or a police car’s flashing lights or a parked ambulance’s pulsating lights and will claim that they saw a landed spaceship, etc. etc.
These same people will believe any conspiracy theory that you can imagine, or that some huge cover-up is hiding the “truth”.
Ufology does not need any help from anybody to be a colossal joke.
To the mainstream, it has been a huge joke for years now and will continue to be that joke unless ALL the myths and things that are not observable are discarded and systematic observation are placed in the center of it.” – – from Anonymous.
You can name all the cases you want:
Roswell (1947)….. Rendelesham (December, 1980)….. JAL Flight 1628 case over Alaska (November 17, 1986)….. the Socorro incident in New Mexico (April 24, 1964)….. Betty and Barney Hill (1961)….. Travis Walton (1975)….. The Phoenix Lights (1997)…..etc., etc., ad nauseum.
But no, we have not come up with any single physical, solid, hard, tangible, irrefutable evidence to conclusively prove that the UFO phenomenon is physical manifestation of physical extraterrestrial spacecraft (operated or manipulated and occupied by physical entities) from beyond this earth.
Many people erroneously describe me as a UFO debunker.
Well, they are absolutely wrong.
There should be no misunderstanding about my statements that I have always maintained regarding the UFO phenomenon:
1) The UFO phenomenon seems to be real (as Dr. Jacques Vallee stated many, many times).
2) But let’s not jump into hasty conclusions as to what they represent (as Dr. Vallee stated many, many times).
3) Like the overwhelming majority of the world’s astronomers and scientists, I do not discount the possibility that we are not alone in the universe, even though we still have no definite, scientific evidence for it.
4) However, like the overwhelming majority of the world’s astronomers and scientists, I am skeptical when it comes to UFOs as conclusive evidence of physical extraterrestrial visitations.
5) Nevertheless, Ufology will always continue to be a worthwhile study not necessarily about UFOs and “Aliens” but about humans. It’s a cultural, social and psychological phenomenon as well.
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