The question of whether extraterrestrials have been visiting Earth has fascinated me since I was a kid. However, I think the entire field has been usurped by elements within ufology who have harmed it rather than helped it by embracing every poorly thought out conspiracy theory and spurious or just plain silly story that comes along until in the end, there's very little left for the skeptical but open observer to work with. While I realize that opinion makes me something of a heretic to some people, the truth is that I'm not really the hardened skeptic some might imagine. I've never had a problem with the idea that "they"—whomever "they" are—might be a part of our reality, but as I've grown older I've become a bit more cautious about this stuff and so less willing to take everything at face value. I don't think that necessarily makes me a bad person, but it does make me far more open to exploring other options in trying to explain these things. Of course, like everything else on this site, these are just my opinions and nothing more, so feel free to take 'em or leave 'em.

As always, I'd enjoy corresponding with anyone who would like to open a dialogue on these issues. Also, I'm always looking for some compelling UFO photos (please, no strange lights in the skies. It's almost impossible to tell anything from a static photo, especially at night. I'm looking for more substantial, daylight photos and, please, no trickery.)

FEATURED ARTICLES (All articles are copyrighted and the sole property of the author)