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Are UFOs Extraterrestrial? Exploring Some Alternatives

I recently watched a televised debate on the nature of UFO origins. The panelists presented many arguments about whether or not UFOs have an extraterrestrial origin, but they said little about possible alternatives. It seems most who believe; consider it indisputable that this phenomenon is of an extraterrestrial origin, while skeptics just cynically consider UFOs nonexistent.

In this article, we will explore diverse explanations, with varying degrees of plausibility. While extraterrestrial is one possible explanation, it is not the only prospect. Our minds should be opened to other possibilities. Particularly, since until we have direct contact with these UFO occupants, if indeed they have occupants, we simply do not know from whence they come.

The copyright for this image file is held by this writer and artist, Bill M. Tracer

Dude, Glowing Fractal UFO

Doesn’t Unidentified mean we really don’t know where they come from?

While the evidence is plenteous that unidentified flying objects have been both witnessed and photographed, very little actually points to their origin or perhaps origins. Such is the nature of something “unidentified”. If they were identified, we’d have a pretty good idea of their origin. The fact is, we really don’t know what these objects are, and as such, a genuine scientific study to determine that, is therefore worthy. UFO is not synonymous with flying saucer or extraterrestrial, though it seems most folks treat it that way, especially when they chafe at an eyewitness. This is an invalid way to treat someone who’s had a genuine experience. I saw this expressed in its most vile form with the dismissive media response to the report that Congressmen Dennis Kucinich saw a UFO.

He pointed out that it was simply unidentified and a flying object, but people still dismissed him as a nut job. The dismissive air directed at him was so thick that he even felt pressured into making a joke about it himself in an awkward attempt to regain respect. This response was completely unjustified. In what way was it his fault that he witnessed something in the air that he could not identify? Dismissing anyone with a laugh and a roll of the eyes, merely due to their witnessing a UFO is a snide and rude response, and unbecoming of anyone really seeking the truth.

No matter what they might be, it is an indisputable fact that there are mysterious objects seen in our skies quite frequently by many eyewitnesses, and the best that most scientists seem to be willing to do is just cross their arms and smirk at people who ask the sincere question, “What are they?”

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  1. lindalulu

    On January 11, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Interesting write. I do believe!

  2. Clay Hurtubise

    On January 11, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Well done. For me, scenario #3 works best. I’m starting to think of time as more of a place along a line, than a moment. Since 94% of matter is either dark energy or dark matter, who knows what is occupying the very space we are? Our minds may not be able to comprehend the true extent of nature.

  3. Mr Ghaz

    On January 12, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Excellent! Good work! I really enjoy with yr article. It’s very interesting. Thanks for sharing

  4. Chambo

    On January 12, 2009 at 1:10 am

    There has to be something else. Human Beings are not the be all and end all. Whether they are extraterrestrial or not is a facsinating debate. Nice work

  5. Anne Lyken Garner

    On January 13, 2009 at 3:35 am

    While I’m not a UFO fan,I must say that this is a very well-written debate (not something we see very often on online writing sites). It was delicately handled and sensitively and expertly expressed.

    My views are not the same as yours, but great article anyway.

  6. Dwayne

    On January 15, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Fascinating … as a victem of a 6 hour “intrupted journey” similar to the betty & barney hill and Travis Walton cases I certainly have a closely held personal belief as to the origin & occupants of unidentified craft. One issue that I would like to see put to rest is the so called abductions as perceived by many sleepers & dreamers. ‘Taint so folks! Talk to your local anathesiologist (sic?) re how many patients come out from under and claim little big eyes were present. So too with QUALIFIED hypnotists re recovered memories. Withnall due respect to Bud Hopkins, the human mind is a complex organ … seems to me that there are way too darned many big eyed grey critters making amusing reading in a lot of UFO sites.

  7. Yovita Siswati

    On January 16, 2009 at 4:44 am

    Very interesting! I like it and like the pictures too. Great work

  8. R J Evans

    On January 17, 2009 at 10:59 am

    An excellent piece which must have taken an age to research and write!

    Hop you don’t mind – I have blogged it – hopefully will get you some more exposure and hits!

  9. Hammer

    On January 17, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Hi Bill,
    I was very glad to get a response from you on http://www.trueufosightings . It seems that some people don’t take me seriously or they have another agenda. I don’t think you are one of them however. I’ve been involved in this project for many years. I’ve also experimented in many things that I feel will lead us to the truth. I hope you contact me with your thoughts. We are all in this thing together. My e-mail: I hope you will contact me. I live in Berlin, but we have the chance still to keep in touch. I think it is important that people of like minds stay in contact.

  10. Neverty Agisti

    On January 26, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Would you like to see my photo Flying Objects?
    Come on also see Cyberneverty’s articles for instance in via internet HP/ Laptop/Notebook/Internet Shop(Tell your friends, plz!) Your view is precious for us!

  11. Bill M. Tracer

    On January 27, 2009 at 2:36 am

    I’d be glad to see your photo of flying objects, Neverty. Just let me know where I could view them on the net, or let me know some other way you’d like to share them.

  12. Peter Cimino

    On February 6, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Extremely well done and educational. Great Work

  13. Lauren Axelrod

    On February 6, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    This was extremely fascinating. You had me hooked from beginning to end. Well done and well written.

  14. Katien

    On February 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Very interesting, with great pictures. I will keep thinking about this.

  15. maranatha

    On March 3, 2009 at 12:20 pm

    I am hooked as well! You have logically and persuasively laid out several theories that I had never even considered. I am of the mindset that God created us and this world; He’s God, He can create anything He wants. The study is fascinating!

  16. Aauhein

    On April 8, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I love your very unique artwork!

  17. Tina Cassello

    On April 15, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I remember reading Chariot of the Gods many years ago and I read Contact too. These books made a lot of sense to me, there has to be something going on even it it is an experiment in mass brain control, (another theory one of the books proposed). Personally I am inclined to believe they are either angelic or simply higher intellectual beings from other parts of the universe, (not even necessarily planets). Who are we to think that God only created us.

  18. Loving Child

    On April 17, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I find your reading to be original and drawing. Thank you. I am surprised, however, that you did not mention the idea of demonic activity. After all, many things go on in the spiritual realm we do not see. What about the possibility that sporadically these realms cross?

  19. henadzi

    On June 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    extraterrestrial or not

  20. Francois Hagnere

    On July 21, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Very interesting article and beautiful illustration, you are very talented. Did you know E.Ts were observed in Valensole, France in the lavender fields? May I invite you to read my article on this?
    Very best wishes and thank you,

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