I was poking around the Slashdot FAQ today (mostly just to kill time) and I came across this section about friends, foes, and journals. Out of curiosity, I clicked on my fans and freaks lists and was surprised to find them both populated.
So, what this all means is that apparently some people are actually watching my journal. To those of you who have me marked as a friend, I hope you find my upcoming journal entries at least marginally entertaining. And to my freaks, well, I guess I said something that pissed you off, so I can only assume that I will continue to do so. Suits me fine, I guess. :)
So anyway, here's a discussion starter:
I'm kind of a casual follower of the whole UFO phenomenon... based on odd little snippits of information I see and hear, I'm inclined to think that there's more to it than just top secret aircraft testing and misidentification of known objects.
At this point, I should point out that I've never believed myself to have been abducted by aliens, or seen anything up in the sky that I couldn't readily identify. I know what Venus and Mars look like, and I've even seen some satellites moving across the sky a little after sunset.
Anyway, what I want to know is this: Since it seems that a lot of people who write articles about UFOs are very bad at naming their sources (they tend to claim that such-and-such happened, but leave no way to track down the source of the original report), I was wondering if there were any sites out there with reasonably verifiable sources, along the lines of the Disclosure Project (I'm very annoyed and a bit suspicious about the fact that they've begun charging money for access to their content--I hate to say it, but it reeks of scam).
Are there any good, intelligent websites that keep track of this sort of thing? Also, would it be possible to dig up a newspaper clipping from 1947 actually verifying that the Air Force reported a craft of extraterrestrial origin crashed out by Roswell?
This is something I'm interested in, but I really can't go on blindly believing it unless there's material that's at least traceable back to an original source.
Comments are welcome. I'm even willing to entertain conversations about why I shouldn't believe that UFOs aren't of extraterrestrial origin. Post away. :)