That's true. It is just very frustrating for experiencers to deal with skeptics and debunkers after a while. The reality and nature of UFOs is a subject that requires extraordinary evidence to convince many; UFOs can exist without extraordinary evidence being provided to skeptics and debunkers, some (many) of whom wouldn't believe they are "real" without an unambiguous personal experience, so those folks are a waste of time. Scientists are often invested in the reality of the current scientific paradigm and even today much science is controvertible --even with physical evidence. When dealing with an intelligent agency that doesn't often hang around for selfies and has been monitoring our destructive activities and military infrastructure with impunity from the beginning (and in my opinion is involved in careful long-term algorithmic contact --the only kind of non-destructive contact our species can endure without a tipping point or being destroyed), there will always be skeptical folks or willfully ignorant individuals who refuse to look at the phenomenon --the non-experiencers are just as necessary for this form of contact as the surgically contacted individuals and those exposed to civilian road encounter displays or those who witness UFO demonstrations to world military that we are not alone. I used to be like many of you and others --open-minded about UFOs and thinking they were probably real --but that is all. Until 2010 happened to me.Skepticism is healthy, even necessary. Personal experience brought us to where we are with the opinions we have. Knee-jerk dismissal isn't though. What fun is it to get together and agree on everything? A little polite back and forth sometimes reveals things.
I keep thinking that forest fires are generally a good thing and that ufology could use a good one and some fresh growth.
It is just very frustrating
I totally agree. That's the other side of the problem; there are a lot of folks who lie, and a lot of folks who are delusional and prone to fantasy and pareidolia involved in the UFO field. The unknown, and the edges of scientific knowledge attract these kinds of folks and always have. That's why UFOs can cruise around as they do over the years without causing a tipping point. Initially, the CIA and other organizations took to threatening people about their UFO sightings, but I think over time, they have realized that the visitation is somewhat self-healing and deniable, as the objects themselves are careful not to cause the tipping point. Even now, not that many people know about what is going on with UFOs and the government --they are too busy on Facebook or wherever the hell, involved in ape stuff and too busy to be bothered about something that doesn't affect their lives directly.I only met one person who was going through something like that. A nice lady at work repeatedly said she was experiencing what sounded like poltergeist activity that she said was aliens. No idea what to make of her claim but she seemed quite sincere about it. I offered to set up a camera for her but that is beyond her capability or interest. Flip phone, no wifi. A shame as she said it was repeatable.
Right here in my house Mr. Skeptic had an object disappear and reappear under such a weird set of circumstances that I trained a camera on the spot for over a year. Nothing happened, which figures. In that regard I think very heightened human emotion can possibly have physical manifestations and that it isn't confined to young girls. I could believe it's about anything really, but first it would be important to me to establish that it really is observable to me. Maybe it just isn't, but there must be some way to quantify an event.
What is frustrating to me is the other side of the coin: knee jerk belief is as bad as knee jerk dismissal. You have to admit, there's a lot of both.