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Joe Nickell is perhaps the world's only full-time salaried paranormal investigator. "I'm terrible at catching ghosts," he told me with a wry smile. "I have a pitiful record when it comes to catching extraterrestrials." His jovial manner belies the stereotype of the dour skeptic, and he delights in showing off his collection of curios and oddities gathered in the course of his work as senior research fellow for the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and author of the "Investigative Files" column for Skeptical Inquirer.
He gets very serious, however, when I bring up accusations that he destroys a sense of wonder in the world. "We should look for the truth because the truth matters," he says, "and we should face reality because, well, we can look at the Dark Ages and see where it gets us if we don't. The idea that we shouldn't solve mysteries is foreign to the human experience. The progress of science is a series of solved mysteries."
"Don't get your science from crappy TV shows," Nickell said. "If someone has convincing findings, it will appear in one of the science journals. These paranormal shows are as real as wrestling."
Ive looked at all the data & reports and over time, and truth has eluded me . I found my concepts cannot allow the phenomena ive researched to be interpreted . If you see a simplistic answer , its because your confortable with it. As ive went through every strange phenomena category the data indicates one thing and we believe something else. If ET was a genuine space traveling race in our 3rd dimensional realm , we would expect a space ship. Thats not the phenomena unless we have a invasion going on !
Humans decipher questions and develope answers based on archtype beliefs. We must be protecting our belief in our reality and this control factor preserves our sanity in turn. We dont want to contemplate the possibility our science and truth we developed into a single image CAN BE WRONG.
Its better for most people to debunk all the challenges to our believe system. I dont know if i want the truth, i may not be happy with it. Absolute evidence could surface and force us into concepts of other realities entering our realm at will unfettered doing WHAT we dont know!
Our science theolgy frantic to understand would break into camps of concepts newly developed.
Astronomers taking over fire watch tower locations watching and recording the phenomena and behavoir .
So for sanitys sake, i like debunking and hope im not forced to a truth i dont like! I cant imagine how truth is stranger than fiction. But it allways is . Roswell should have never happened like it did.
A open mind is a wise mind AJ. As we search for answers i find the more information i have on these anomalies and phenomena , the harder it is too ask the right question.
A common theme has become obvious,rods-ufo in particular the ability to quickly dissappear and go back to where presumably they came from. The disturbing secretive nature of the UFO phenomena indicates a non-friendly nature. Friendship is earned not given easily or freely so again i wonder how these entities go about there agenda and were relagated to subjects or a annoyance .
Perhaps our science is crude and rudimentery at this time,but to protect our structure of learning science ,the theologins must shun any threat to there beliefs, and this tunnelvision indicates fear ! I understand this fear, it certain to be a chaotic time . Its best to debunk at all cost than risk our current method and structure of our learning institutions. If the phenomena becomes fact we will have casualties in mass at all levels in society .
Being aware these possibilties could begain to prepare ourselves. The fustrating thing could be we cant understand the truth and form a cohesive veiw of ourselves in the new reality we discover. But negitive as that statement is,the Govt seems to adhere to this veiw and not answer any questions at all. Dont rock the boat- debunk is the best course for all !
As we think of the devastating ramifications to our society the WISE course is IGNORE & DEBUNK The curious may not like what they find out. We have to tell our children there really are no monsters in dark without lying, that much is certain. Im not a good liar !
In a enviroment shunning certain subjects , i wouldnt hold my breath waiting for a release of info that challanges main stream science .
I think we should look for ourselves, assumptions based on a large amount of evidence works for the court system.
In this way the ET hypothisis was ruled invalid as a answer for UFO phenomena,if you consider just the numbers of the military and police . I dont think an invasion started yet . The phenomena persist as fervent as we have ever seen .
At this point , my money is on SETI finding something before we find out whats under our noses right here .
“Keep an open mind, but no so open that your brains fall out." James Oberg, NASA engineer and science writer
“An open mind should not be confused with credulity.” From a personal communication to me by Craig F. Bohren, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Atmospheric Physics, Penn State Department of Meteorology “Nearly always people believe willingly that which they wish.” Julius Caesar
In the same vain,if you can admit to yourself the phenomena is real you have taken the first step. Its the second step that has you more confused than you ever thought you would be. Highly strange technologhy to say the least !