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The Search for Extraterrestrials Remains In a Grey Area and Intentionally Absurd

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In the search for extraterrestrials and UFOs, there’s almost never any really compelling physical evidence. Photos and videos are always absurdly blurry, and any physical evidence is usually scoffed at immediately, even called “total bullshit” outright. It just goes with the blurry grey territory, like UFOs suddenly becoming UAPs.

Even so, the topic is far from a fringe topic now. A Statista poll found that 57% of Americans think aliens exist in 2022. However, the number drops to 34% who think UFOs are alien-controlled ships. Thus, it seems most believe in extraterrestrials but have their doubts about flying saucers.

A Grey Area of Extraterrestrials, Angels, Or?

In recent months, the interest in the subject has reached a “crest” after a congressional hearing on the subject. 

And unlike most coverage to date, the phenomenon is being depicted in a more positive light in documentaries featured on the History Channel and Netflix’s most-watched Encounters series. Suddenly, more people are openly talking about the subject as it relates to the metaphysical, spirituality, and consciousness.

It’s not just the purely negative, scary stuff as usual which is refreshing! Labels for aliens or ETs blur to cover subjects of angels, inter-dimensional light beings, distant telepathic entities, and beings met in the subconscious or astral world, to name a few. It’s a grey area and not all about spindly grey aliens at the door. There’s no way to pin it down for a clear picture, an quickly evolving mystery.

It might be a paradigm shift that contrasts with past coverage as something to fear or only relevant for controlling power and military interests. 

“We have to keep relearning that lesson that human beings are not the center of the universe,” Dr. Kevin Knuth, astrophysicist and former NASA research scientist, says in Encounters.

Encounters trailer from Netflix:

Would a Clear Picture Solve the Extraterrestrial Mystery?

As technology improves, one expects the physical evidence to become more convincing and clearer. Surely, it must, given improved and widespread technology. But would such evidence satisfyingly solve the mystery? 

For example, the James Webb Space Telescope has just revealed 40 mysterious paired Jupiter-sized planets in the Orion Nebula that have upended astronomy and physics. Despite having clear evidence from the telescope, nobody knows why or how these widely orbiting celestial bodies are there. We just know now that they are. They remain a mystery until our understanding of the universe matures.

What will this telescope find next if it hasn’t already? Surely, it’s just a matter of time before the days of blurry photos and videos are in the past? Or is it possible to get clear evidence of something that doesn’t exist in the world or matrix as we know it? Is that why there is as yet little to show? Some experiencers say the phenomenon itself is in control of what is seen and by whom, down to specific individuals.

Video about James Webb finding JuMBO planets by Physics Insight:

Ding Dong! Alien Visitors at the Door

People everywhere have cameras on their bodies and, now, on their homes at all times. Why is there still so little convincing evidence? On the other hand, what if there is suddenly lots of evidence for extraterrestrials, aliens, or angels? Only it’s fake.

In the past, there have been propaganda and tabloid efforts to muddy the waters for decades or more. More recently, governments worldwide have taken advantage of new technologies to release fake news campaigns on social media. It’s all to manipulate public opinion.

Purposefully introducing a barrage of fake stories is one strategy to obfuscate the truth. And so, as interest in the phenomenon crests, one could expect a wave of faked videos or photos to surface. Maybe it would even be openly fake?

Million Dollar Search for ETs

Well, not to say it’s a purposeful effort to produce propaganda, but one example is that Amazon is offering $1 million for the best “alien footage” from Ring Doorbell cams. Gizmodo reports a “bona fide astrobiologist,” Jacob Haqq Misrad, will be one judge of the entries. The contest is called “Ring’s Million Dollar Search for Extraterrestrials,” searching for “scientific evidence.” 

Yet there’s also a small prize for those who film something in an alien costume. So you can expect untold thousands of such fakes that don’t need to ring true on any level.

What is the motivation? Well, Gizmodo suggests the following:

“Ring…could be leveraging the UFO hysteria as a cheeky bid to convince customers that it is not a privacy nightmare.”

Others suggest this is a “great ad campaign” for the company. Will serious researchers think so? (see video)

Video by NewsNation about the Ring contest search for extraterresrials:

Does Anything Ring True?

Recent reports of customers’ videos being handed over by the company to law enforcement against their will may not go over great with most citizens. If Gizmodo is correct, it’s just another way “UFO hysteria” has been manipulated to serve interests other than those of the broader public, isn’t it?

Another possibility is this contest that’s easy to dismiss is it’s actually seeking evidence of something legitimate. But do ETs ring doorbells? And where will all the alien video entries ultimately go? Recent reports suggest NASA could now be tasked with collecting evidence from “citizen observers.” Would this be one way to gather such evidence?

Does any of this ring true to you? Or is it all “total bullshit?” and if so, will it create a mockery of the UFO subject again? Perhaps the Genie is so far out of the UFO at this point such a strategy is no longer relevant? 

Today, people can share their experiences online and decide for themselves what’s BS. But flooding the internet with fakes could be one way to keep the discussions on an absurd level rather than leading to anything actually scientific, relevant, or meaningful. What else is new? But would such tactics work as well in the digital age, when people are constantly seeing deep fake videos and dubious claims?

Video about the Ring Camera alien search by CBS Chicago:

Featured image: Screenshot via YouTube/CBS Chicago

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