High Strangeness: Nagging Doubts Remain

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Nagging Doubts Remain

While I was at the Wisconsin MUFON meeting the other day, I was able to catch up with my State Director about my recent investigation of the Close Encounter of the First Kind, and she had some interesting questions for me:

Q: Did the witnesses experience any missing time?

A: Mmmmm, no. It was pretty much a 25-second sighting from start to finish, and the witnesses can account for every second. Also, when they returned to where they had left Witness #2's four-year-old son in the minivan, he was not an old man.

Q: Do the witnesses need to "talk to anyone?" 

A: It took me a moment to realize she was asking if the witnesses need to see a shrink. My honest answer was that I don't think I'm qualified to say. And frankly, I'm not sure that anyone in MUFON is, either. But now I'm a little worried about what I'm supposed to do if any future witnesses need to talk to someone... Maybe I can start putting witnesses in touch with each other? I doubt if that's really the right thing to do, but it could buy me some time to figure it out.

Now, for the first time anywhere: my sketch of the Close Encounter sighting area!
Anyway, those nagging doubts aside, I am pleased to announce that my Close Encounter case report scored a whopping 30.57% Certainty on the Ballaster-Guasp Evaluation matrix, and I feel pretty good about that. It is 30.57 percent certain that this particular Close Encounter actually happened. And, really, if you take a moment to study my schematic of the sighting, can there be any doubt that 30.57 percent of it is true?

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