The lack of rationality, or the will to think in the extraordinary

I confess I never end to be surprised, astonished, and finally with the sensation that I am not able to understand.

But each time I find a scientist, or a technician, that confronted to witnesses that claim to have seen something for them unexplainable in the air, they directly conclude that what have been seen is a “ufo” with the connotation of something “not from this Earth”, that for me is absolutely nonsensical.

Why they do not apply rationality? Why they do not follow the Occam´s razor rule? Why to jump into extra-ordinary conclusions when there IS effectively the possibility that what have been seen –although strange as it could appear— highly probably is the product of human technology?

Why not to try honestly to search and find out what possible human technology experiment have been developed? What kind of secret project is in progress? What type of new UAV or airship could it be?

Of course it could take more time, and there is always the risk not to be able to find the answer. But at least is rational, is more intellectually honest than simply say “Oh, it was something fantastic. Nothing we know of our technology.”

Air and space technology is a field in permanent development, very dynamic. It is not something frozen or static. What we knew for sure until yesterday, could be history today.

The people who consider themselves to be “open minded” just because they are easily ready to ascribe to a technology “not of this Earth” something they can not immediately explain, really are very close minded. Because they do not consider even slightly the possibility that someone, somewhere, is trying to develop a new technology, and is testing it, flying it, and experimenting with it.

Regretfully, in the field of Ufology, irrationality continues to be the most outstanding note.

That is why we prefer to talk about Unusual Aerial Phenomena, and to use the reason to explain them.

Milton W. Hourcade – Virginia, July 12, 2008.