Wednesday, April 23, 2008

UFOs

It's all over the Nets that more strange lights were spotted over Phoenix again. By strict definition, these are UFOs...Unidentified Flying Objects...however, that does not mean that they are aliens visiting us from another star system.

I have several problems with UFO's. First of all, our radio signals have only propagated about 50-60 light years into our galaxy, which on the galactic scale is not very far. Statistically speaking, the odds are fairly low that there are any intelligent civilizations that close. There could be, but it's not likely. So, why would aliens be here?

In America, southern Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico have the highest percentage of UFO sightings. It's probably not a coincidence that this is also where a lot of top secret research is done by the American military. Many years ago there were pictures of strange objects that were spotted throughout this area...many people claimed these were conclusive evidence of aliens visiting Earth. Then we had the first Gulf War, and we all got to see the stealth bomber, and guess what, it looks EXACTLY like the pictures that showed conclusive proof of aliens visiting us.

Why would aliens come to Earth and not make contact, but make it obvious that they're here with all of their lights flashing and moving in our skies...

...oh yeah, the lights. Why in the hell would an interstellar spacecraft need lights???? Especially the big gaudy lights that we see on these UFOs. Space is huge. Even if there are thousands of civilizations out there, the idea that they would need lights so they don't bump into each other is absurd. Plus, at relativistic speeds, flashing lights aren't going to help a whole hell of a lot when you suddenly see a ship approaching.

Although I do think it's likely that there is some kind of alien life out there, until I see proof that they've actually visited, and I mean real scientific proof, I won't believe it. Sorry, but I'm a rationalist, I have to have evidence...just like I don't believe in ghosts, gods, or the Loch Ness Monster...I don't believe in little green men...

9 comments:

Alien Contactee said...

No, they were most definitely helium balloons with flares attached, which was proved today.

Just the same, you said, "however, that does not mean that they are aliens visiting us from another star system"

They do exist and they are in our airspace. Our radio signals would be scoffed at by aliens. They're technology is most likely unfathomable and our technology would be very understood by them and consequently side stepped for reasons of stealth.

You said, "Why would aliens come to Earth and not make contact, but make it obvious that they're here with all of their lights flashing and moving in our skies..."

Which is why I decided to comment. Such a statement tells me that you do not research the subject, which you should if you're going to take the time to (possibly) mislead the public on your blog - because you don't know.

envaneo said...

"...oh yeah, the lights. Why in the hell would an interstellar spacecraft need lights???? Especially the big gaudy lights that we see on these UFOs."

Hehehe, Very good. I'd never have thought of that. I agree with you completely on almost everything you said in this post except about God. I believe in God in a Diestic kind of way. Kind of like Thomas Jefferson's belief in God TJ is one of my personal heroes btw.

Good stuff.

e. Jim

Alien Contactee said...

I don't believe aliens would ever use lights on their space craft either but they do use lights in another fashion.

Over the past three years or so, UFOs have pretty much ceased appearing as a solid object, except for multitudes of hoaxes. UFOs appear to have been replaced with multitudes of lights that are being seen in the shape and form of a large orb (star looking).

At some point I would imagine that there would be the chance that military would take some kind of action and shoot at them. What government's military will shoot at a light? This light could simply be projected outward around the craft hiding it from our view while only seeing a visible light. That is why lights are payed attention to in ufology and that is why the Phoenix lights on the 21st was so important at first.

I don't recall a 'God' comment but I too believe in reason and not a God coming from man or aliens for that matter. I believe that God is not a proper noun but rather a noun that describes all things that make up the universe in regard to all things of physics.

Anonymous said...

I think it's just plain silly -- and it can be very dangerous -- to jump to conclusions, take a leap of faith, or in any way believe the say-so of authorities ("They do exist and they are in our airspace.") without rational consideration for the evidence, whether we're talking about lights in the sky or the creationism/ID or the jury in a criminal case. When confidence substitutes for thinking, people do incredibly stupid, dangerous, and destructive things. They fall victim to con-artists, televangelists, the Big Lie -- and the victims have victims. J's skepticism was in no way misleading.

Robert Porter

Keith said...

J, how did you manage to attract alien contactee?

This person adds a real element of comic relief.

Spec Fic writers are, if anything, more realistic about these things. Every comment by SF writers that I've read show a healthy skepticism. We all know the Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation.

Belief in aliens is like the other endemic quasi-religious beliefs such as angels, demons, ghosts, magic, astrology, and luck. The USA, in particular, seems prone to these quack type of faith based stupidities.

I am sure that there are alien intelligences somewhere, but they are extremely unlikely to show up around here. (Of course, I live in the northeast and aliens don't like the climate up here.)

Marva said...

It's hard to say what aliens might do or think. Anytime somebody says "impossible" I want to say "oh, yeah!"

However, I'm not a true believer in UFOs, only a hopeful 'wouldn't it be cool' type.

Please, Scotty, beam me up!

Oh, and I think aliens are much more likely than god.

Marva said...

Oh, yeah, and I need to add that Nessie has moved out of Loch Ness, her name is Ceto, and she lives by Ultima Thule. I know this, because it's in my latest book.

J Erwine said...

I still stand by the idea that there is no verifiable scientific evidence to support the idea that we've ever been visited, and until that evidence surfaces, I won't believe in them.

Alien Contactee said...

Oh goodness, there's plenty of it. You're just not informed is all. You need to get out more.

Here, watch this and see how beliefs begin to form for many people. If you don't watch, that's just flat denial - plain and simple. I gave them an A+ on this one even though they faltered on the previous.

CODE RED
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