Hello Race Jackson; you wrote: ”Dr. T - yes the hucksters, con artists, and money makers have been involved in this area for a long time. Where there is money to be made, people will show up to make it. However if it was 100% fake there would be very little money to be made. The US Navy has real data and real encounters, and has for a long time. So there is a thread of "real" info. This factor keeps the UFO stuff alive and the money flowing…”
Unfortunately, the ”"real" info” sources are the ”hucksters, con artists, and money makers”; thus the “ouroboros” dynamic. Even if the published reports of highly trained US Navy pilots are accurate, all ‘humans’ are prone to the inherent foibles therein implied.
Often overlooked, is the ‘software upgrade’ that prefaced the initial “sightings”.
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