UFO’Real? A Historical Review

By William Pullin, UFO Historian


Greetings! Thinking. Since the 1940’s, and perhaps earlier, there have been vast numbers of reports describing unidentified flying objects. Have all these reports held up after objective investigation? No. Have the vast majority of UFO reports been explained after objective investigation? Yes. Has there always been a consistent percentage of UFO reports that have remained unexplained after investigation? Yes; 5 to 10% being the percentage accepted by the vast majority of UFO investigators. Of that remaining percentage, how many could possibly be extraterrestrial and artificial in nature? Nobody knows, but the possibilities are fascinating to ponder. The cases that remain unexplained mostly consist of multiple witness cases which contain at least some amount of physical evidence which confirms that an anomalous event took place; a few feature documentation which has held up under intense scrutiny. In our search for answers to the UFO problem, all of us, investigator and layperson alike, need to tread carefully, not throw caution to the wind, and make the effort to use critical thinking at all times. Does that mean we can’t speculate? Absolutely not! But……such speculation needs to be informed, and not completely unsubstantiated. To quote a friend, who is an accomplished field investigator for the Mutual UFO Network in California, “Keep an open mind, but not so open that your brain falls out.” Great words which we would do well to embrace. Note: The image attached to this blog posting is artifically created, not a real photograph. Thank you for your kind support.

Author: Gail Hodson Shirk

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