Somehow I’ve been totally oblivious to all sorts of interesting UFO information through the years. I never even paid attention when this Mexico sighting of UFOs (captured by Mexican pilots using infrared camaras) made the media rounds in 2004.
This whole experience of taking an interest in UFOs over the past few weeks, and then finding a labyrinth of stuff that’s making me terribly confused, is a reminder of just how easy it is to “bias filter” out things you think you already know about, or think are crap.
What else am I missing? I’d add that this sighting would not have been obtained but for infrared equipment on board the plane. It’s really creepy to think that UFOs could be hiding in other dimensions, or in other light spectrums, and then occasionally coming out from behind their curtains to astonish us.
Are we really not alone?
Thinking about UFOs feels (to me) like standing before a bottomless and abysmal horror. You could get totally lost in researching it and not be sure what (if anything) you’ve really discovered at the other end of your efforts. Some of the serious UFO researchers (like Jacques Vallee) find the subject only barely decipherable, “an enigma wrapped in a mystery.” I too am sensing that the phenomenon is real, but not fully absorbable. It has a frustratingly spectral quality. When skeptically approaching UFOs, you don’t know what’s real, what’s crazy, or what might be “crazy real.” It really seems that the way the phenomenon manifests itself taxes the limits of the rational, and of human comprehension.
Still, I’m going to continue to try to tackle this subject at least a bit further—but, to echo Lear, this way lies madness?