Is Scientific Avoidance of Unexplainable Phenomena Ending?

The above photo was leaked from NASA, It’s not the one in the news. For some time, people who claim to have seen UFOs have been discredited as nut cases. So much so, that many who experience unknown phenomena have failed to report them for fear of ridicule.

Now, the pentagon is about to do a report on the small percentage of events that are not explainable by known ordinary occurrences or at least on one singular event that has been sighted for years by military pilots. It is anticipated that the report will neither confirm nor deny that the strange behavior of this flying object including exuding no visible exhaust, unusual speed, and spinning is extraterrestrial. However, the fact that the object of interest is being taken seriously is remarkable.

So many natural things have taken human beings centuries to explain that it seems odd not to research unexplainable flying objects. For example, I’m not sure we completely understand how generations of butterflies return to the same exact locations year after year or birds to their winter and summer homes, but the fact they do is well established so it’s not treated as astounding as it is. It is believed the critters are sensitive to the earth’s magnetism. Ditto for animal behavior before earthquakes.

I recall hearing a researcher on NPR years ago lament he could not get results published on the possible transmission of information among a single species. He had taught some kind of rodent to accomplish some kind of task, neither of which I remember. He then discovered that the same kind of rodent living across the ocean learned the task much more quickly. Dee de dee dee. Dee de dee dee. Other scientists have tested people for ESP, finding a few individuals who performed well above average over periods of time. Little attempt to replicate these studies have been made to my knowledge. However, that’s what science normally does to confirm what may be new discoveries.

The fact that some Defense Department projects are hidden from the public has added to the confusion over UFOs as in the Roswell mystery. The lie that the debris found was from a weather balloon was not credible. The foil-like material was different than any substance ever seen. Indeed the material was secretly developed and is in use today. At our visit to the Roswell center we ecnountered a group of teenagers with tinfoil hats preceding us into the museum, but accounts that hung on the walls were quite convincing that the weather balloon explanation lacked the credibility that the discoverers displayed. Years later the Defense Department revealed that the debris came from the secret Project Mogul.  Then there are other countries such as Russia secretly spying on us, who might be the source of the debris. Other elements of the Roswell story—namely that some eyewitnesses claimed that there were alien bodies taken from the site—were explained as fallen parachute-test dummies in a more extensive follow-up report.

At any rate, I herald this day if it means sensible people won’t be dismissed out of hand for reporting unusual events.  

2 thoughts on “Is Scientific Avoidance of Unexplainable Phenomena Ending?

  1. Years ago, I heard the best response to whether there are UFOs (it might have been from an Air Force pilot): “All anyone is saying is there is something – an object – zipping around in the air – flying – and no one knows what it is – it’s unidentified.”


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