Not uncomfortable AT ALL I've been following the whole UFO thing since I was a kid addicted to B-Movies in the early '70s. Used to be a believer myself, watched the skies, read the books, subscribed to UFO magazines (this is well pre-internet), even saw some odd lights in the sky that I still can't explain. I was convinced the truth was out there and THE BIG REVEAL was coming real soon.... anyday now... any.. day.. now... After all, all those magazines kept telling me so.There seems to be a lot of apprehension and discomfort about the topic of this venture on Metabunk. I would counter this by suggesting that not everything UFO-related should be regarded a priori as merely some conventional phenomenon:
But as time went by, and ET still hadn't landed in Hyde Park, and those reverse engineered alien anti-g back packs we were promised were not forth coming, yet always just around the corner I started to see sense. I began to realise that there are three main types of UFO proponents. Genuine believers who hang on the vague and almost religious faith that ET is out there and one day, real soon, anyday now... will make himself known and save us from whatever terrible evil that currently looms over society (nuclear war / global warming / over population / pollution / etc / etc / etc): The hoaxers photographing flying hub caps (or these days using basic cgi) to feed the gullibility of the first lot for 'lolz': and the charlatans seeking to make a few bucks out the gullibility of the first lot.
I did real research, not just the UFO propaganda, but started reading into science, astronomy, aviation etc and soon realised that whilst ET is very likely to be out there given the size of the universe, given the size of the universe the chances of them showing up on earth are very very slim. Whats more most UFOs have a far more logical explanation than alien space craft, and even if a sighting cannot be explained, it is still a massive leap of the imagination to go from whats that to ET is buzzing the planet again. These days I find working out exactly what the UFO really is, kids party balloon, aircraft landing lights, Chinese lantern, odd stellar alignment etc is far more interesting than screaming ET at every film of out of focus birds or passing satellite.
I still love a b-movie, and would still be over the moon if REAL evidence of an ETI was provided that stood up to real scrutiny (We are talking HARD PROOF here, a craft landing in a major city, televised live with thousands of independent witnesses for a start). However after having been promised the TRUTH, any day now... real soon... its IS coming honest... for well over 40 years, you will understand I am now a little jaded of such claims and tend to take a 'whatever' approach to the whole issue.