Anyone who scans the UFO literature will attest to the credibility given to a professional who witnesses a UFO --in contrast to the credibility extended to a regular middle class witness.
Scientists and debunkers ignore this “common human” factor. These “types” of witnesses are not even worth the bother of saying anything. Those that are not ignored are treated with distain. In one instance a debunking TV show, when interviewing ET abductees treated them, and their experiences with nothing but contempt and smug remarks. We know researchers, even from the skeptical side of the UFO question, agree that many of these “abductees suffer from acute stress directly related to what they feel has occured.
So here we have a group “abductees”, who are innocently suffering, for what ever reason you want to believe, being made the stuff of TV fodder by TV personalities, so they can suffer even more.
What has died inside of us?
NOT ONE BIT OF EMPATHY
SOUNDS LIKE MODERN TV AMERICA TO ME.
Sam Maranto 2007 MUFON Symposium "The O'Hare Airport & Tinley Park Sightings:
This is one of sightings Video near Tinley Park
We’re seeing that many UFO researchers now spend their time with the “High Level” connections, focusing on Insiders, and intelligence types.. Are you noticing it, too? Many just too busy to be bothered investigating the run-of-the-mill, everyday American UFO witness. There are some who prefer the never-ending labors of document mining the problem with this is the government has had decades to sanitize the most important documents or easily knows how and where to hid them.
( I still have to say I love reading their fascinating books: Dame you -- Richard Dolan and you also Timothy Good!)
The Debunkers only address the middle class, everyday American citizen UFO reports when they are compelled to: when there is supporting evidence to the witnesses’ claim. Debunker disdain for your average witness can be best described by the hideous smirks the Debunker Caste wears on prime time TV, as if to say “These people are such idiots, how can you even entertain this level of discourse!” There they are, smirking away for the camera.
And they expect us to like it! They expect us to put up with this non-stop ridicule in the media. Why not? The Debunker Caste are only trying to save us from ourselves, yea right?
I find Ted Philips has really opened the door to just how detailed the everyday American middle class witness can be, and how unlikely it is that the witness from this group is pulling a hoax. Most of the well-documented trace cases happened to your average folks, the citizen witnesses who run the farms and live in rural areas. Rural America… seems a logical place for the ETs to park one of their vehicles, if they have to.
And then there’s the negative profit motive: these average folks from rural America and other middle class witnesses are further distinguished by two factors: they’re the folks who typically don’t make a penny off what they report; and because they’ve had the courage to speak out, they’re usually the butt of jokes. So it’s these simple grass roots cases that continue to present the most compelling evidence of all, showing the reality of UFOs as solid, controlled objects.
Travis Watson is a case where his class prejudge the outcome before it ever really had a chance. It would have died in the stalls if it was for those 3 possible “Perps” passing a “Lie Detector” test including the question about the UFO. So some of it had to treated as true. In the end two “Mental Health” professionals got Travis drunk and declared that it was a hoax, why? Because his family had witness other UFOs in the past. He was given a subsequent lie detector test shortly which he failed. Even though many present had said he really looked shaken, it was never even considered that this man had actually gone through the most traumatic experience imaginable.
Later on Travis, along with some of his co workers, volunteered for two separate test. The lastpolygraph test was very through. The test conducted by the top polygrapher in the country hired by a skeptic. All of them not only passed the test with flying colors they did it at a extremely high degree.
I have to mention Jaime Maussan & the wonderful UFO researchers south of our boarder who continually interviewed and have gather startling evidence from regular witness. Of course this again is considered by some inside and outside the UFO community with a type of class and even boarder indifference. It is the longest UFO flap in the history of UFOs including world wide.
The power of the regular people, their courage, and how they are treated brings to mind the Trent’s case. Though they endured years of telephone calls and nasty accusations, they were steadfast about what they witnessed and photographed. Many of us remember how no-class Phillip Klass claimed shadows on a roof ledge in one of the photographs, indicated, they were lying about the “time they took the photos”, and, according to the infamous Klass, “they took the photos much later in the day”, so they wouldn’t be caught by neighbors hanging the pie plate from wires in the back yard.
No evidence from the original negatives --which were carefully examined-- showed any possibility of wires. Also, as usual, a UFO researcher (Bruce Macabee) had to spend time to prove Klass wrong through science and though the researcher’s own ingenuity. He disproved Klass’s shadow theories quite handily, but Klasss’ incorrect conclusion are quoted time and time again by debunkers hoping to earn bowne point with the uninformed.
Actually, later on someone did hoax a Trent photo and added a wire. Legit researchers then had to go back to the Trents’ original negatives to prove this hoax photo was faked. Their neighbors all spoke highly of the Trents, but this testimony didn’t matter to the debunkers.
Most recently the RRR group hosted on their blog a fake photo claiming it was the “missing photo of the Trents”. What we saw was a Photoshopped version of the Trents’ photo, intended to make the object look like a model. Think about it: hoaxing by a debunker on a photo they already think is a fake.
The mind boggles!
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