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.
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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?”