1st December 2010, 02:59 AM
Benevolent Galaxy Being
Join Date: Mar 2010
| | U.F.O.s: Can be explained, one way or another
I understand, no worries. It's difficult to grasp if you're never seen one up close.
Originally Posted by mosaix
UFO's, I suppose a bit like religion, contain a large element of belief. You either believe or you don't. I personally don't, but by stating that I didn't intend any personal attack - I'm just stating my point of view.
I understand, no worries. That's why I keep a great deal about the subject to myself.
Originally Posted by ScrambleEggHead
In re-reading - I did come off a bit inimical. The fact that allows me to tell this story (in comfort) is that there were four of us, and we all saw the same thing. It doesn't mean that because you see something by yourself, that it wasn't real. I've had other strange things happen while I was alone, and I've found that it get's me in trouble when I tell others. The best one can do, I suppose, is to tell your most trusted friends, and hopefully they will be more obliging. Again, no harm was meant, I was just being playful.
Very understandable, no need for you to waste your time with this subject. What I saw was probably a top secret military aircraft, that would explain the many slow and low flying jet fighters were flying my neighborhood the next day (late afternoon). I remember one jet fighter that flew really low and slow right where I saw the strange disk-shape craft, he was traveling so low that I could see the pilot, and he looked right at me. I'll never forget how uncomfortable I felt when he looked at me.
Originally Posted by skeptical
If you raise a subject towards which there is widespread scepticism, do not be surprised if the response is sceptical. None of that is personal towards you.
As far as I am concerned, my non de plume describes me well. I demand strong and credible evidence for anything that I am to believe. I follow the adage " extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence." In doing so, I am not attacking you personally. I am just remaining consistent.
The suggestion that some UFO's are extraterrestrial is an extraordinary claim. It requires extraordinary evidence. To date, I have never seen such a claim that I cannot explain in a mundane way. It is true that my explanations may sometimes be wrong. However, they are still more likely than the suggestion that aliens are exploring our world.
It would be easy for me to form a hypothesis to explain your own sighting. My hypothesis might be wrong, since there is no obvious way to test it. But the alien idea is still way less probable.