The best I can tell the phenomena remains a mystery. Whether or not it involves extraterrestrials is a conclusion that hasn't been made definitively and probably never will.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
Now, a better counterargument to my argument would've been pointing out that these are paranormal activities (not the movies, folks) and that, by definition, paranormal means that which lies outside of the current scientific realm.
As in, alien spacecraft from another civilization buzzing the Earth for ****s and giggles, or experiments or observations?
I wouldn't entirely rule it out as impossible, but there are many reasons why it is improbable... and I've yet to see really compelling evidence of same.
So if I had to vote yes or no it would be no.... although I firmly believe there may be other sapient life on other worlds in the universe.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
Why not? There are billions of stars so why couldn't we have visitors from some?
But - they probably turn right around and get out of here!
Father Serra's Legacy - novels about the history of the California missions
I think it is statistically very likely there is life elsewhere in the universe. But I am not convinced it has "visited Earth" based on the available evidence.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius