Originally Posted by robbieopperude
I think the idea of a Hallucination works fine for people who claim they were abducted or through hypnosis find out they were abducted. This quote doesn't cover the fact that officers in the military on there death bed sweared on there life that they covered up two alien crashes in Roswell. Then you look at that facts that.
A: something really strange happened in Roswell
B: Somewhere between ten and fifteen civilians claimed to have saw bodies and metal that was of other worldness
C: Officers who were stationed in Roswell, on there deathbed, sweared to the coverup.
I just can't believe that we had a secret "weather balloon"
Extraordinary evidence is very debatable. I would argue that if you researched some of the extraordinary things that abductees have had implanted inside of them you may find that interesting.
You don't have to believe the "weather balloon" story, it could very well be false. And if it is false, if there is a coverup or an oversight or an accident, that doesn't make advanced alien beings visting earth, or flying monsters, or angels and demons the only other hypotheses. A UFO is just that - an unidentified flying object.
Millions of objects on our planet can be thrust into the sky in millions of ways, and not all are instantly identifiable. Hence, unidentified flying objects. That most people insist the word "UFO" means "alien visitor" speaks well for the human imagination.
Trusting a former military officer's word is a logical fallacy, known as an Argument from Authority
. He may not be lying, he may not be hallucinating, hey may not be old and on his deathbed and senile, he could be telling the truth. But there's no way to verify his claim.
As for the alien abductee's, what was implanted inside of them? The alien captain's map charting out his home planet which we can contact with radio? Plans to build a spaceship that we can test and use? The answer to any number of humanity's deepest mathmetical, biological, or physics questions? Heavy elements that don't exist on earth? Materials that have bizarre properties, isotopic ratio's not found on earth? Anything that would give scientific credit to those stories?
Unfortunately we have none of those. Instead, the best evidence for aliens that's been produced are scars and parts of objects consisting of earth materials. Nothing extraordinary enough to confirm such extraordinary claims.