Monday, February 11, 2008

Bigfoot: Lisa Shiel On The Downplaying Of Sightings

Over at Backyard Phenomena, Lisa Shiel says:

"According to most UFO researchers, the best method for deriving UFO statistics is to pick a number at random, say 80. Then use it in a sentence like this: 80% of UFO sightings are nothing. 'Nothing' means hoaxes, misidentifications, or total loons wasting everybody's time. Don't forget to speak in an authoritative voice when quoting your statistic. Bigfoot researchers like the out-of-thin-air approach for statistics too, though they rely on statistics less than UFO researchers. Yet Bigfoot researchers also like to say x% of the sightings are nothing. I've heard Bigfoot researchers state that 90% of the sightings are outright hoaxes. Why do they say that?"

For the rest of Lisa's article, click here.


Paul Robinson said...

I'm sure there are people out there who assume that the public need to be pacified because of how scared they must get.

Nick, however, will happily smack the thing over the head with a stick and carry it off as evidence, given the chance :)

Nick Redfern said...