Sunday, October 17, 2010

My skepticism on UFOs and aliens


October 17, 2010

Although some people often label me as a UFO skeptic, I have never been (and will never be) a UFO debunker.

I have researched the phenomenon for more than 45 years, and although it seems (at least to me) that there appears to be no physical, tangible, irrefutable evidence whatsoever that we have ever been visited by physical extraterrestrials in physical UFOs, I have never been (and will never be) a debunker.

The UFO phenomenon and the "belief in UFOs" (as physical spacecraft piloted or maneuvered by physical aliens from elsewhere in the universe) are separate matters.

It is highly likely that the U.S. intelligence communities as well as the military have manipulated (and in some instances even created) a segment of the population's "belief in UFOs" as part of counter intelligence operations. Many defense contractors still continue to create cover stories to conceal or detract attention away from public's scrutiny of sensitive defense programs.
Yes, people's "belief in UFOs" is a very important factor in all of this.

What about alien visitations?

As most UFO enthusiasts have heard already, theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking (one of the most brilliant minds of our time) recently made several statements suggesting that there OUGHT to be extraterrestrial life and civilization elsewhere in this vast universe.

But he also made a puzzling statement (a statement which has not been popular with most UFO enthusiasts) saying that "aliens have never visited earth in UFOs and will never visit earth in UFOs".

Here is what he said: "I discount suggestions that UFOs contain beings from outer space. I think any visits by aliens would be much more obvious, and probably also, much more unpleasant."

"What is the explanation of why we have not been visited? One possibility is that the argument about the appearance of life on Earth, is wrong. Maybe the probability of life spontaneously appearing is so low, that Earth is the only planet in the galaxy, or in the observable universe, in which it happened. Another possibility is that there was a reasonable probability of forming self reproducing systems, like cells, but that most of these forms of life did not evolve intelligence."

"I am discounting reports of UFOs."
So, basically, Stephen Hawking thinks aliens exist somewhere in the universe but doesn't believe any are visiting us.

Stephen Hawking is not only skeptical about UFOs but also about alien abductions.

Yes, it is true that I consider myself a UFO skeptic when it comes to alien visitations.
I was a strong proponent of the E.T. hypothesis of the origins of UFOs up till the late 1970s when I began to abandon that theory. That was when I became a UFO skeptic.
But I consider myself a "healthy" skeptic.
That is to say, my policy is to give an opportunity to any sincere researcher to express their viewpoints, even if I may not agree with them.

Do I believe in the existence of "underground bases"?
Yes, certainly I believe that there may be "underground bases", large and small, in many locations but personally I tend to believe that those are government/military/scientific installations or laboratories that have nothing to do with aliens.
I still maintain that if, for example, the alleged Dulce underground installations in New Mexico really exist, they would most likely be related to the U.S. government's biological warfare research facilities.
However, as difficult as this may be for me to say, I do not rule out anything.

Yes, "healthy" skepticism is very important because it does not completely leave the door closed.
The door must be kept open, even slightly, for any possibility.
I am a believer in open platforms so that people with other viewpoints could freely express their opinions.



stolen_alien said...

I like that.
Skeptical, but the door is still open. I have the same view on things. I have my opinions based on the informatiom I have been exposed to during my lifetime, but am also open minded and ready to take on new information, theories, speculation etc. and put it in the mix.
Healthy skepticism is a noble position in my book.

Nice to "meet" you Norio. I have only just come across you recently via Anthony Sanchez.

Norio Hayakawa's Thoughts said...

Thanks so much, Dave.
I am so glad, Dave, to "meet" you, too. It's great that you have come across via Anthony Sanchez.
Yes, his book is definitely fascinating, intriguing and thought-provoking.
I am so happy that you are keeping an open-minded position on the subject matter.

Late Night Lisa said...

Have you met L.A. Marzulli? He hosts a radio show & has just released a new DVD called "The Watchers" on the Alien subject from a Biblical perspective.

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Norio Hayakawa's Thoughts said...

Thanks, Late Night Lisa.
Yes, I was contacted by L.A. Marzulli recently.
He told me that he used to attend some of my UFO lectures many years ago when I was living in Southern California.
He invited me to be a guest on his Internet radio show. I am looking forward to appearing on his show soon.

Anonymous said...

While I am not a scientist or UFO expert, I consider myself qualified to proffer an opinion based upon a careful review of the evidence and a 99th percentile ranking on the Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal. Without question the UFO phenomena is real. There exists a preponderance of evidence that only a person devoid of the ability to objectively analyze the evidence could deny. How arrogant one must be to think we are the only intelligent life form in the infinity of space. ET visitors are curious to know if mankind commits planetary suicide via ecological collapse or possesses the wisdom to take timely corrective. Other intelligent life forms have encountered a similar evolutionary trail and some have succeeded while others have failed. I do agree that some may be inter-dimensional travelers while others visit via physical craft. Regarding Stephen Hawking, he is simply offering an opinion that is no more educated than yours or mine. Thank you, Mr. Hayakawa.