It’s the spookiest month of the year which makes us wonder about the paranormal phenomena that surrounds our world… Ghosts, cryptids and aliens, oh my! Are humans alone in this world or are extraterrestrial creatures visiting us from the beyond? Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints allows for you to critically examine both sides of modern dilemmas like the existence of UFOs, book banning, vaccines and more.
Many different mysterious events surround the history of UFO sightings. Pilots have reported seeing lights or objects behind their planes, community members are blinded by sudden lights in the sky and government officials have claimed secret access to documents that confirm the existence of UFOs in our atmosphere. Those who claim knowledge of extraterrestrial life may face ridicule or criticism and be less likely to reach out about their paranormal experiences. In fact, most reports may need to be looked at in a skeptical manner, “95 percent of all UFO sightings can be pretty easily dismissed—it’s the 5 percent in which you have literally governors, military officials, pilots—people normally considered to be level-headed, sane and credible” (Evidence Support the Existence of UFOS, 2011).
Despite some claims having more credibility to them, it’s important to factor in other issues like pilots who have been affected by confirmation bias or a person’s ability to change their experience due to their preconceived notions . It can be difficult to look deeply into the multitudes of claims that are available on the existence of UFOs in our world. Resources like Opposing Viewpoints will allow for you to analyze both sides of the argument to ensure that you best understand a multifaceted issue like UFOs.
Speigel, Lee. “Evidence Supports the Existence of UFOs.” Paranormal Phenomena, edited by Roman Espejo, Greenhaven Press, 2013. Opposing Viewpoints. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, link.gale.com/apps/doc/EJ3010303260/OVIC?u=santacc_main&sid=bookmark-OVIC&xid=8948d49e. Accessed 8 Oct. 2021. Originally published as “History Channel Puts the Strongest UFO Evidence Under the Microscope,” Huffington Post, 24 Aug. 2011.
Oberg, James. “Evidence Does Not Support the Existence of UFOs.” Paranormal Phenomena, edited by Roman Espejo, Greenhaven Press, 2013. Opposing Viewpoints. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints, link.gale.com/apps/doc/EJ3010303261/OVIC?u=santacc_main&sid=bookmark-OVIC&xid=d6a65c89. Accessed 8 Oct. 2021. Originally published as “UFO Book Based on Questionable Foundation,” msnbc.com, 27 Aug. 2010.