Originally Posted by King Mob
So unless you can explain why aliens and ghosts are any less unreasonable or ridiculous than fairies and magical bananas, I'm going to stick by my statements.
Your point is well made, and taken. However, I have not read any reports of pilots, police officers, air traffic controllers, and military officers reporting fairies, or magical bananas. I have however read many reports from the same professionals reporting unidentified objects, some of which have been many times larger than a Boeng 747, and exhibiting flight characteristics that are not possible by todays technology.
Many of these reports have been witnessed by multiple witnesses. there are some recorded cases where hundreds, or thousands of people have witnessed unusual aerial phenomenon.
There is healthy skepticism, and then unfortunately, there are debunkers. Who simply refuse to accept any possibility of anything that forces them to go outside of their paradigm, and to think outside of their finely tuned little box in which they fit and categorise everything so comfortably.
For example, for many years, the excuse of, " well, if these objects existed, why has noone ever captured them on camera ?" was given. In these days where hundreds or thousands of hours of video footage is readily available, and where witness testimony is given by very credible witnesses, its ignored, and discounted as being fake, or lies.
If one were to apply Occams Razor to the situation, is it likely that millions of people from all walks of life, including all the credible professionals listed above, from many different countries, and military organisations across the world who have reported incidents with extraterrestrial craft, including many over nuclear missile silo's or bases which housed nuclear missiles, are insane, liars, or hallucinating, and that none their accounts, not one of them is real ..
Or is something quite strange happening, and are these people telling the truth.
The simplest explanation, is usually the right one.