Alien Spacecraft have undeniably struck the earth. You could call these dumb attacks, I suppose, as there was most likely no agency behind them (unless there is a cosmic Donkey Kong just out of our telescope range). Recently, we shored up our vulnerability here with the DART program.
But, what about the little green men and intelligent spacecraft? I traveled to Arizona to speak with the UFO group MUFON about this subject. Later, I met with the world's most famous alien abductee: Travis Walton.
As you'll see in the clip, there is a very terrestrial explanation for most of the UFO sightings over the decades. As for Travis, he told his story with rock-solid conviction and an air of humility, while looking me straight in the eyes. He had me pretty sold until I later read excerpts from his book and took a gander at Micheal Shermer's opinion.
I don't believe, now, that Travis was abducted. I do think, however, that this is a remarkable example of totally inhabiting your own story... to the point where you eventually forget that you created it. Here is the thing: We all do it! We are all having an experience of life and then narrating a story to ourselves (often unconsciously) about that experience. To take control of that story, and bend it into something that empowers you and your community, is an admirable thing.
On the overall subject of UFOs, recent news has moved me into a zone of not knowing. I tend to believe that when/if the aliens arrive, it will be as undeniable as the day Gengis Khan rolled into China or the moment Colombus landed in the Caribbean. But, who knows. There is much we don't understand.
What do you think about UFOs?