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Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

From: Nick Balaskas <Nikolaos.nul>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 19:59:08 -0500 (Eastern Standard Time)
Archived: Wed, 12 Dec 2007 06:59:52 -0500
Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences


>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 17:32:28 -0600
>Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

>>From: Nick Balaskas <nikolaos.nul>
>>To: ufoupdates.nul
>>Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 00:01:46 -0500
>>Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

>>>From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
>>>To: <ufoupdates.nul>
>>>Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2007 14:11:55 -0600
>>>Subject: Re: Pilots' Out-Of-Body Experiences

<snip>

>>>It must be a nightmare to live in a mental universe where such
>>>dark fantasies are mistaken for events occurring in the real
>>>world, which is scary enough.

>>The real world is scarier - and more exciting (at least to me) -
>>than we can even imagine or ever hope to fully understand.

>>Thanks to three faithful priests from Persia and some shepherds
>>near Bethlehem that witnessed his arrival by following a UFO and
>>together with the Egyptians in northeast Africa that gave refuge
>>to this fugitive and the protection given to him by angels (or
>>ETs?), the Christmas conspiracy is one of the biggest of them
>>all.

>With all due respect, Nick:

>Huh?

>>What is reality or accepted truth depends on who is interpreting
>>it.

>No, to determine truth, we collect evidence, analyze it as
>scrupulously as possible, and draw conclusions closely tied to
>it. All else is fantasy and guesswork, such as the evidence-
>untainted conspiracy theories which apparently you find more
>fascinating than things that can be demonstrated to be true or
>are at least arguably so.

>Wishing it - or fashioning romantic paranoia around it - doesn't
>make it so. And worse: those sorts of cartoon fantasies distract
>us from the world's actual problems and horrors which urgently
>demand our attention.


Apparently your method where one selectively chooses what they
consider to be valid evidence and rejects outright what you
consider to be "conspiracy thinking" has failed you in your
quest for the truth about UFOs and the UFO phenomenon.

Maybe this truth will be found if you broaden your scope and are
willing to consider what you call "cartoon fantasies" too.
Remember that the ET explanation for UFOs was once considered a
cartoon fantasy too since it wasn't based on any solid evidence
but on much wishful thinking instead.

Our world always had problems and will continue to long after we
are gone, but the horrors of the world should not distract us
from studying the phenomenon at hand, including from all angles,
both probable and improbable. So unless we should redefine our
roles as saviours of the world rather than ufologists who are
truly interested in UFOs and really want to learn the truth
behind this phenomenon which has evaded our scrutiny (at least
for this more enlightened but more close minded generation)
maybe we should change our approach.

Welcome to my nightmare. Sorry Jerry, but wishing otherwise does
not make it so. Maybe our denials and differences of opinion is
more of an expression that we are not ready for, or can't handle
the truth which we fear it to be.


Nick Balaskas



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