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SkepticalX

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#31
I'm thinking back on how many times I've seen this question asked on UFO forums of one type or another in the last 20 years. (Dr. Wu - seems like Carol Nistri used to ask it at least once a month :) ).

It's hard to know how exactly I would feel. My feeling is that, even if the aliens came in peace, they couldn't help but cause significant upheaval. A lot of human endeavors would be rendered obsolete overnight if someone suddenly showed up with all the answers. It might solve a lot of our problems but it would likely also be demoralizing.
 

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#33
The more I think about it, the more Kenneth Arnold's UFO account seems a remarkably good match for an aircraft like the Grumman B-2.

"flat like a pie pan", "shaped like a pie plate", "half-moon shaped, oval in front and convex in the rear", "something like a pie plate that was cut in half with a sort of a convex triangle in the rear"

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Arnold died several years before the B2 was launched, but his Wiki page does state that he admitted that his sighting bore some resemblance to "flying wing" type aircraft. That would still be highly anomalous for a 1947 encounter though!
Not too anomalous, the Northrop XB-35 was already flying by then and who knows what classified projects were around at the same time.
 

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I don't know if these things even have biological bodies anymore --or what type of life or existence they have.. Or where they are coming from.
 

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either by government disclosure or one of these things exposing itself to the full glare of the world's media
I wouldn't be worried if that's how it happened. I expect any aliens capable of getting here would be able to wipe us right out as soon as they arrived if they felt like it, and the fact they were here but hadn't wiped us off the planet would mean they didn't intend to.

Our telescopes seeing a giant mothership approaching would be a different matter.
 

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#39
I expect any aliens capable of getting here would be able to wipe us right out as soon as they arrived if they felt like it, and the fact they were here but hadn't wiped us off the planet would mean they didn't intend to.
That is exactly what worries me. If the Extraterrestrial hypothesis is true (it isn't), they have been here for at least seventy-three years, and they have been allowing themselves to be seen intermittently all that time. That is like someone coming into your house, and occasionally peeking out from behind a cupboard. Sure they are aliens, but that is a fucking weird thing to do.
 

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#40
Fish say: "what is that weird camera looking at us?" "Why don't they stay down here and talk about fish stuff with us?" There were a number of landings in the 19th century and in the '40s. Civilians have been shooting at them for a long time; I suspect the militaries have too. Watch the crazy Simians from a distance.
 

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#41
I believe that if space aliens wanted to wipe out the human race they would not attack us as we expect but maybe engineer a virus and do it that way (only joking). If there is intelligent life out there then I'm sure they would have rules about contacting primitive species in order not to scare them or change their progress, until they have been educated through sci fi films and books. Just a thought.
This is one of the weird things. What do we know about intelligent life outside Earth? We don't have any verifiable facts.

Sure there's thousands of testimonies, but they're not verifiable facts. Thus the majority of the question is unanswerable. The nature of first contact with aliens will determine how people react. We don't know that.

Will they come to Earth and just eat everyone? Elachi in Star Trek Online reproduce by taking living humanoids and infecting them with Elachi fungus which consumes the infected person. I made a picture:
Will they be a race of angels who want peace and companionship(and will encourage everyone to worship their god)?

Will it be like Battle: Los Angeles(where the aliens are basically here to strip-mine Earth and don't really care about Humans at all)?

Will it be like Earth: Final Conflict(where the aliens do care about Humans, but ask nicely for us to be their servants)?

That would drastically alter the perception people have of the event, and change how they behave in response.
 

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Visitations from a more advanced intelligent agency may not produce the kinds of "verifiable" facts some (who haven't had an experience with them) might want; if they were a natural phenomenon not under intelligent control, then we could et those "facts" in time, as with ball lightning, etc. They've been repeatedly on radar and other systems, while seen visually, have a program of obvious surveillancr, and have been seen by many thousands, sometimes during mass sightings. They've even flown over the Capitol repeatedly. Those are facts.
 
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1952_Washington,_D.C._UFO_incident

There are interviews with pilots who saw them and radar operators; they say they were real objects.
Why would Truman discuss UFOs at "every conference" with the military if they were weather balloons or test craft..
The key question is usually not "did you see something?" but more often "what did you see?"

There's a famous account which apparently really was a bunch of US servicemen freaking out about a weather balloon and unloading at it.
 

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The key question is usually not "did you see something?" but more often "what did you see?"

There's a famous account which apparently really was a bunch of US servicemen freaking out about a weather balloon and unloading at it.
Sure that happens, but all kinds of real stuff happens too.
 

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I haven't been smoking anything I promise but a stupid thought just occurred to me (as they are want to do).

What if nearly all paranormal events are just "time slipping" - as in, there could be a fundamental flaw or adverse side effect of the universe which sometimes causes time to overlap and bleed through. How many different supernatural or paranormal experiences/subjects, thought to be subjects in their own right, could be caused by such a flaw:

Deja vu, Clairvoyance
Time slips/Glitches in the matrix/Dimensional slips (obviously)
Bigfoot (seeing early hominids)
UFO's (seeing vehicles from the future)
Ghosts (People from the past or future)


i know I'm clutching at straws but the idea amused me - instead of having a raft of "paranormal" things, what if they were all just demonstrations of one thing which we are becomging increasingly aware of. Maybe the paranormal things are the symptoms and the time slipping universe is the actual illness.
You're not alone with those thoughts. I also have a feeling that Shadow people are ET/alternate dimension related.
 

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That is exactly what worries me. If the Extraterrestrial hypothesis is true (it isn't), they have been here for at least seventy-three years, and they have been allowing themselves to be seen intermittently all that time. That is like someone coming into your house, and occasionally peeking out from behind a cupboard. Sure they are aliens, but that is a fucking weird thing to do.
Of course it's weird. They are nothing like us at all. You cannot attribute or attach our morals and belief system to them because they're alien. That would be a fucking weird thing to do.

I do believe they walk among us and have for a very long time. I can't say I know in what capacity or to what extent. I do know that they don't need our "permission" to do so. Their technology is far more advanced than ours. They can do whatever they want whenever they want. We have no way of stopping it from happening.

I think they came and said, "Here's what is going to happen. We are going to study and experiment on all types of flora and fauna and take whatever we want. If you keep quiet and don't interfere in any way. We will "allow" you to act like you are still the one in charge." And I don't think they just approached President Churchill with this offer. I believe they approached leaders from every first world country.

First world countries: North America and West Europe. Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, West Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
 
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