Originally Posted by ChrisL
This isn't going to be just a few human leaders making an announcement and that's it. Then we would still be wondering whether to believe them or not, just like now. When they do this, there will have to be a real "coming out", meaning you will have to be able to see the aliens, in physical form, see their spacecraft, etc - actual, physical evidence. There will also be more disclosure about all kinds of things, including human history and the aliens influence, because so many questions will want to be answered, including about any fear-based issues like abductions, etc. And there will still be people who don't believe it even after all that. There are plenty of people who would discount seeing a UFO if it landed on their house, and there will be more public people that will come out (like Jimmy Carter did) and speak about their experiences to lend validity to the truth.
I can't see it being any other way. It would be ridiculous if it was just a verbal or written announcement and then everybody just went right back to business as usual, without anything more concrete.
Is it too much of a stretch to think certain groups may form which, out of fear, try to attack the aliens? And is it not likely the aliens would have ample ways to defend themselves from such attacks? Maybe they have technology or abilities that quickly remove themselves from a mob, and no harm ever comes to the humans.
How likely is it some of us find out our grandmother was from outer space?
It's funny how we might not believe something, but if a celebrity that we trust tells us something (i.e. Oprah, Ellen, a president, sports figure, etc) then we can be more inclined to believe it. |
yeah, case in point: early movies and smoking being glamorous.