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                                                   Evidence of Extraterrestrial Life?

                While it is natural for those who have not witnessed a UFO or those who may not have examined the myriad circumstantial evidence for the existence of aliens to be skeptical, if not completely disbelieving of the possibility, even the cursory glance of incidents and reports in the above discussion provokes intense speculation that aliens not only exist, but may have visited earth on many occasions and possibly even abducted individuals.  Given the vastness of the universe and the plethora of accounts throughout history and also contemporary scientific and psychological references, the evidence strongly suggests that aliens exist.

                Simply by contemplating the sheer number of stars and possible star-systems in the known universe, any observer is bound to ask the question:  Are we alone in the universe? No definitive answer yet exists and proponents of both schools of thought: those whose believe firmly in the existence of extraterrestrial life and those who remain skeptical of such claims, continue to debate the issue with fervor. Circumstantial evidence abounds in regard to establishing the UFO and alien abduction cases as genuine, unexplainable phenomena. By researching some of the most well-known accounts of alien visitation and UFO sightings a solid case can be made for the point of view that extra-terrestrial life does, in fact, exist.

                 Some theorists believe that the myriad number of stars and planetary systems almost certainly ensures that “alien” life of some form or another exists.  Whether or not such life would be intelligent life is also a subject of debate; however both probes and radio waves have been consistently deployed by researches for years. One of the probes or radio signals may eventually detect life beyond earth.  Given the continued proliferation of reports by “unofficial” witnesses of saucer-shaped, cigar-shaped, and other profiles of sighted UFO’s, it is of special note to realize that — so far — there has been no confirmation of extraterrestrial life by any government sponsored agency, nor has any private company or organization yet come forward with claimed inter-planetary communications of a radio or other nature.

                 Reports of alien abductions have gained increasing credibility over time. One key incident to the raising of credibility of UFOs in the popular consciousness is the so-called “Roswell Incident,” which involves a secret American military base which was active in the Col War era. The alleged crash-landing of ana alien spacecraft at the Roswell site has been supported by both eye-witness and documented accounts. Although the incident is shrouded in controversy and secrecy, most people polled in America believe that something did, indeed, take place at Roswell, whether that incident was in fact the crash-landing of a flying saucer as was originally reported in certain newspapers, or whether the incident was actually related to the testing of secret government aircraft, or something else altogether.

                Another explanation for the widespread belief in UFO’s and the widespread claims of sightings and abductions is that UFO’s and ET phenomena represent a type of psychological experience which is not fully understood by psychologists. While it seems difficult to accept that multiple eye-witnesses of a specific event could be engaged in a form of mass-hallucination and that this type of mass delusion is repeated again and again all over the world throughout much of the annals of human history, such a possibility is accounted for and evidenced by leading psychologists, including Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote a famous monograph on Flying Saucers which concluded that the phenomenon represented, largely, a psychological projection on a mass scale.

                Those who argue for the existence of alien life and UFO’s cite not only Roswell, but the growing number of personal accounts of alien abduction as strong circumstantial evidence for their beliefs. Proponents of alien-abduction theories are not merely members of paranormal organizations or people out to seek public attention, but professionals and health-care officials as well.  Similarly, a former defense minster of Britain, Nick Pope, suggested in a recent report not only that aliens exist  but that nations should ready themselves for a possible hostile invasion.

    An argumentative essay for the critical and creative thinking class

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