High Strangeness: UFO Hater!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

UFO Hater!

We get letters. Sometimes we go months at a time without getting letters, then, out of the blue we get two in a row!

Just last week, after my second blog post about the Atacama Humanoid, I received this comment:

"logic says it's a fetus that has somehow obtained characteristics of someone older. What single scientific statement has been presented that irrefutably says the person was 6 to 8? Yes, the person who studied the radiographs is an expert, but again, who is to say over the centuries (?) the object didn't change in such a way as to take on characteristics of a 6 yr old? That seems much more likely than a bonafide living 6" tall 6-8 yr old child. The fetus xrays I've seen bear a striking resemblance. I think the Guiness book of records says the shortest adult human (with normal legs) is around 28 inches. She was born like a normal sized baby. Six inches doesn't seem physiologically possible, but I guess some monkeys are that small."

Makes sense to me, especially the part about how years, perhaps centuries of exposure in the world's driest desert made the remains of a fetus take on some of the physical characteristics of an 8-year-old child. That's actually kind of brilliant.

Which is why this is the kind of comment I really enjoy. It's thoughtful, it makes sense, and it makes me consider the issue from a new angle. Thank you, reader!

Then there's the second comment I received this week, in response to my write-up of the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure, now wrapping up its third dismal day at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The second comment is the kind I don't like, because... Well, here, read it for yourself:

"You are apparently a 'debunker' with his head up his own ass. You, quite obviously, have NOTHING to bring to the table. So, shut the fuck up"

That's some kind of UFO hatred going on there. It's not just evil: it's stupid and it's wrong. Anyone who reads this blog at all knows that I am not a 'debunker,' by any stretch of the imagination. I've seen UFOs myself, and I'm a Certified UFO Field Investigator for the Mutual UFO Network, and a State Section Director for MUFON. Let me tell you something, Sam: they don't send 'debunkers' out to investigate UFO sightings.
The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure is being held here, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., in the secret sub-basement beneath Filene's Basement.

The head up my own ass thing is, I admit, open for debate, but the next part, about me having nothing to bring to the table, is just plain wrong. I've been writing this blog for nearly two years now, and I think I've already brought quite a bit to the table, and will keep on doing so. In other words, reader, I'm not going to shut the fuck up.

I realize there is something that this potty-mouthed commenter probably hasn't figured out. It's something I've never wanted to address head-on, because it could take away some of the magic of what I'm trying to do here. But I have no choice. The thing is, potty-mouthed commenter, the "me" in this blog isn't really me. He is partly me, mostly me, even, but he is also a made-up character, a bit of a pompous buffoon, and you can't always take what the made-up me says very seriously. But you have to be smart enough to know when it's the real me and the made-up me talking. That's the trick.

Still, in the case of the Citizen Hearing for Disclosure, the real me and the made-up me are in complete agreement. We had a big fight over it after we read your comment, and it almost came to blows, but we sorted it out and we both agreed, sadly, I might add, that the CHD is really pretty silly and probably won't accomplish much of anything.

Don't believe me? Check out the facebook chatter about UFO author Leslie Kean, who was not invited to participate in the Hearing and seems quite happy about it...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

hang in there ufo researcher - if you were doing it all wrong i wouldnt even make this comment...