Taken as a whole, the proportions of the anatomical structures (skeleton and softer parts), the level of development of each one of its bones and its macroscopic configuration, allow us to interpret it without any shadow of doubt as a completely normal mummified fetus … Both based on the total length of the body as well as the length of the bones, it can be estimated that it’s a fetus in an approximate gestation period close to 15 weeks.
“The Atacama Mummified Human Fetus … er, Alien” http://feedly.com/k/159YvUv
Scientists need specimens to study, or hypotheses based upon observation(s). Witness testimony, regardless of the support of such by some UFO buffs, is useless, for scientific purposes. Sure, a credible witness might provide a clue that helps a scientist see an avenue for study, but witness testimony, all by itself, is generally useless.
UFO sightings nowadays are even more transitory that flying saucer reports of the past, those that supposedly left indentations (Socorro again) or radiation traces (the Desvergers, Florida tale), so science is even less inclined to get involved with sightings.
— The UFO Iconoclast(s): UFOs: Why Science Isn’t Interested
The “UFO abduction” scenario changed significantly after the publication of Hopkin’s book Missing Time in 1981. Prior to that time, UFO abductions were supposed to occur only when people ventured out to lonely, deserted places late at night, and encountered aliens (Betty and Barney Hill, Travis Walton). Hopkins’ contribution was to entirely sever the connection between UFO sightings and UFO abductions.
To explain why nobody ever sees or photographs somebody else being abducted, Hopkins suggested that the aliens have the ability to make themselves, and their abductees, invisible during this process.
— Bad UFOs: Skepticism, UFOs, and The Universe
"Barbara Lamb has hypnotically regressed almost 800 supposed UFO abductees. She has found that ETs enjoy having sex with earthlings, and not necessarily just in a saucer. Indeed, we heard much about some peoples’ fantasy sex lives involving these latter-day incubi and succubi. She has been researching the matter of ET-human “hybrids,” many of whom according to Lamb are already living amongst us. Indeed, she has interviewed some of them (many do not realize they are hybrids, and still think themselves human). Others embrace their ET heritage as a sort of badge of distinction."
— Bad UFOs: Skepticism, UFOs, and The Universe
"We are told an absurd tale by Kathleen Marden about a woman, who was previously unable to conceive, who became pregnant after asking the ETs to help her. She was taken on board one of their craft and show a sort of library of foetuses in jars. A Grey indicated one and said “this one looks about right”. A few days later she found out she was pregnant. The child subsequently born, we are told, “looked pretty normal, but had some physical characteristics that were different from the physical characteristics of his family”. Hmmm. Well, there may be other explanations."
— THE MAGONIA BLOG: STILL A DANGEROUS BUSINESS
"‘One of [Kennedy’s] concerns was that a lot of these UFOs were being seen over the Soviet Union and he was very concerned that the Soviets might misinterpret these UFOs as U.S. aggression, believing that it was some of our technology,’ Mr Lester told AOL News. ‘I think this is one of the reasons why he wanted to get his hands on this information and get it away from the jurisdiction of NASA so he could say to the Soviets, “Look, that’s not us, we’re not doing it, we’re not being provocative. “.’"
— Secret memo shows JFK demanded UFO files 10 days before assassination | Mail Online
"Jerome Clark: “Let me clarify my argument for those who haven’t read the piece. I wrote that however compelling or puzzling it may appear to be, however inadequate critics’ counter-arguments may be shown to be, simple testimony can not establish the authenticity of something so extraordinary as an extraterrestrial crash. Even if the event itself were still covered in official secrecy, it would have all kinds of unconceivable ramifications in post-1947 history. Since even decades later no such ramifications are apparent, we can infer that the recovery of an ET vehicle at Roswell is unlikely even if it remains unclear exactly what did happen there."
"A sick-in-my-heart feeling had been growing for some time. It
was a festering unease about the way the alien abduction phenomenon had been developing before my eyes and captured through the camera’s lens for the last seven years of my marriage to Budd."
— Paratopia (PDF file)
"Wide-eyed and lacking true discernment, Mack was as susceptible to the suggestion that ET “takes us” as were his patients. His lack of historical perspective on UFOs was alarming. What Mack said to me left me genuinely shaken. It is with some reluctance -but without regret- that I now relate here what I know to be the truth about such abduction “research."
— The UFO Iconoclast(s): THE FABRICATION OF ALIEN ABDUCTION: MY CONVERSATONS WITH DR. JOHN MACK by Anthony Bragalia
The files, dating from 1954 to 2009, include drawings of flying saucers and alleged samples of alien writing. The files include details of New Zealand’s most famous UFO sighting when strange lights were filmed off the South Island town of Kaikoura in 1978.
An official report from the time said natural phenomenon could explain it.
Although the incident made international headlines at the time, the military report suggested it could be lights from boats reflected in clouds or an unusual view of the planet Venus.
Following the release of the files, New Zealand Air Force spokesman Kavae Tamariki said the military did not have the resources to investigate UFO sightings and would not be commenting on the documents’ contents.
— BBC News - New Zealand releases UFO government files
"Il y a eu un changement au milieu des années 90. Jusque-là c’était des vagues d’intérêt dans la presse. Mais dans les années 90, il y a eu plusieurs choses : d’abord la série X-files, qui a énormément popularisé ces thèmes. Il faut voir qu’avant, c’était une vraie contre culture. Au même moment, il y a eu l’autopsie d’extraterrestre sur TF1, et les débuts d’internet. À l’époque, il y avait une sélection dans les bulletins qui parlaient des OVNIs, mais maintenant avec Internet on trouve tout et n’importe quoi. Le problème de ce sujet c’est que c’est vraiment difficile que les gens restent calmes. Les gens s’énervent pour un rien."
— Ils sont fans des petits hommes verts - Actualité autour d’Avignon - Vaucluse (84)