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12. Other. I don't believe in UFOs because I've only seen one.
And it was just that. An unidentified object that moved in an unlikely way - quite possibly a weather balloon.

But I do believe that extraterrestrial life is not only possible, but probable, even inevitable, and that an advanced technology can overcome the perceived barriers to interstellar travel. The jury is still out on if we have been visited by any.

Therefore, I will not dismiss anyone else's claim to have seen a UFO; I will remain skeptical until I see proof for myself.
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  -Do you believe in UFO's ? RiverStone  Oct-31-07 12:16 AM   #0 
  - Exist yes, visit from time to time, who knows.  Rex   Oct-31-07 12:18 AM   #1 
  - No I don't, I don't do Conspiracy Theories  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-31-07 12:19 AM   #2 
  - The question is "Do you believe in Unidentified Flying Objects" (UFOs)?  Mind_your_head   Oct-31-07 12:42 AM   #23 
  - I can't say that I've  ...of J.Temperance   Oct-31-07 12:52 AM   #28 
  - Mebbe you just don't look 'up' (beyond yourself) enough?  Mind_your_head   Oct-31-07 12:59 AM   #33 
  - Uh, a little quote from the OP:  Random_Australian   Oct-31-07 12:52 AM   #29 
  - My husband saw this spectacular UFO and IF he had not  truedelphi   Oct-31-07 01:16 PM   #101 
  - You don't have to feel left out,  Beerboy   Oct-31-07 05:16 AM   #61 
  - So there was never a conspiracy? No one conspired to kill Julius Ceasar?  Lorien   Oct-31-07 02:00 PM   #117 
  - people never EVER conspire to do anything -- that's just a conspiracy theory.  nashville_brook   Oct-31-07 02:32 PM   #120 
  - There was a conspiracy to kill Lincoln too  Melynn   Oct-31-07 11:29 PM   #134 
  - heh... gotta love the whole "I don't believe in conspiracies" line...  SyntaxError   Nov-01-07 12:23 AM   #144 
  - WOW, so you do not believe that this is a legal binding  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-31-07 11:31 PM   #136 
  - Your life is remarkably black and white. Congratulations!  RufusTFirefly   Nov-01-07 12:16 AM   #143 
  - I used to watch that show.  SyntaxError   Nov-01-07 12:24 AM   #145 
  - the official 9/11 government report is a "conspiracy theory" . . . .  defendandprotect   Nov-01-07 11:54 PM   #161 
  - Other. I've seen one, but I question my mental health. n/t  ben_meyers   Oct-31-07 12:20 AM   #3 
  - have courage my friend!  mdmc   Nov-04-07 09:08 AM   #194 
  - Yes, in the 70's  datadiva   Oct-31-07 12:21 AM   #4 
  - I saw one in the seventies  Mojorabbit   Oct-31-07 12:32 AM   #16 
  - I'm a proud woo woo!  Ghost in the Machine   Oct-31-07 12:22 AM   #5 
  - LOL!  Swamp Rat   Oct-31-07 12:38 AM   #21 
  - The Revenge of Jowls  Ghost in the Machine   Oct-31-07 12:57 AM   #32 
     - LOL!  Swamp Rat   Oct-31-07 12:59 AM   #34 
  - Woo-effin-Woo!  Beerboy   Oct-31-07 05:32 AM   #67 
  - Something is obviously going on, but its really hard to say its from another planet.  lvx35   Oct-31-07 12:23 AM   #6 
  - cool considerations!  RiverStone   Oct-31-07 12:30 AM   #14 
  - No proof of visitations - but it's plausible life exists outside Earth - does this qualify?  The Count   Oct-31-07 12:24 AM   #7 
  - Yeah, I believe in UFO's  piesRsquare   Oct-31-07 12:26 AM   #8 
  - Woo Woo smiley is hilarious!  Beerboy   Oct-31-07 05:41 AM   #68 
  - these 8 men do/did  Duppers   Oct-31-07 12:27 AM   #9 
  - Interesting Poll and one that should probably take the heat off of someone like...  LakeSamish706   Oct-31-07 12:27 AM   #10 
  - I don't know, but it's really a bit hubris laden for us to think, with those BILLIONS and BILLIONS  MADem   Oct-31-07 12:27 AM   #11 
  - I'd say there is a damn good possibility...  RiverStone   Oct-31-07 12:36 AM   #18 
  - This is Amerika, no place is more advanced. Silly Human. nt  DCKit   Oct-31-07 03:21 AM   #51 
  - I hate to break this to you, but...  SyntaxError   Nov-01-07 12:25 AM   #146 
  - Oh, they exist all right...  krispos42   Oct-31-07 04:02 AM   #55 
  - I miss Carl Sagan saying "Billions upon Billions of years"  XOKCowboy   Oct-31-07 04:14 AM   #58 
     - Hell, you're in a shrinking club--there are a lot of people who don't even remember the guy. And  MADem   Oct-31-07 01:14 PM   #100 
        - Read a post here the other day mocking him... depressing. n/t  slowry   Oct-31-07 02:46 PM   #124 
  - eh  kgfnally   Oct-31-07 12:28 AM   # 
  - The problem with that theory is that sightings have remained remarkably  NCevilDUer   Oct-31-07 12:35 AM   #17 
     - Heim Theory  kgfnally   Oct-31-07 01:06 AM   #36 
  - Other. I don't believe in UFOs because I've only seen one.  NCevilDUer   Oct-31-07 12:28 AM   #12 
  - Imprecise terms ...  Trajan   Oct-31-07 12:29 AM   #13 
  - Of course there is extraterrestrial life way out in space.  skul_Donteecha   Oct-31-07 12:31 AM   #15 
  - Let's make a deal, OK?  Blue-Jay   Oct-31-07 12:37 AM   #19 
  - Regarding interstellar travel, this was the best I could find...  RiverStone   Oct-31-07 12:44 AM   #24 
  - It's highly improbable if you limit yourself, as Earthlings are bound to,  Oeditpus Rex   Oct-31-07 01:49 AM   #43 
  - You're basing your answer on human knowledge today...  SyntaxError   Nov-01-07 12:28 AM   #147 
  - But if there is life in another part of the universe  treestar   Nov-04-07 09:05 AM   #193 
  - I believe advanced life exists outside our solar system, think visiting is a long chance  uppityperson   Oct-31-07 12:38 AM   #20 
  - I think a lot of people who have seen a UFO didn't "believe" until they saw  gateley   Oct-31-07 12:47 AM   #26 
     - I've seen things I can't explain, and though a skeptic, am open to hard (solid) proof.  uppityperson   Oct-31-07 12:55 AM   #31 
        - That's a great analogy about the gorillas. If we don't know that something  gateley   Oct-31-07 01:10 AM   #37 
           - And that would also apply to a theory of physics that does not  NCevilDUer   Oct-31-07 01:26 AM   #40 
              - I agree. Quantum physics is teaching us things we never imagined. I know it  gateley   Oct-31-07 01:33 AM   #41 
                 - What, exactly, have you learned from quantum physics?  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-31-07 02:34 PM   #121 
                    - Odds right now are:  Basileus Basileon   Nov-02-07 12:29 AM   #164 
  - Do I think there's extra-terrestrial life someplace? Yeah. Do I think said life drops by Earth? Nah.  LeftyMom   Oct-31-07 12:41 AM   #22 
  - Don't probe me Bro  nosmokes   Oct-31-07 12:46 AM   #25 
  - lol....  SyntaxError   Nov-01-07 12:29 AM   #148 
  - I **suspect** there may be  The Traveler   Oct-31-07 12:47 AM   #27 
  - Unless they were wise enough to use alternative energy which has been around for decades here.  skyblue   Nov-02-07 07:57 AM   #176 
  - I'm not sure, but...  Kurovski   Oct-31-07 12:53 AM   #30 
  - I'm not sure but.....  Melynn   Oct-31-07 11:38 PM   #137 
  - The Absolute Best Answer to This Question  Rosco T.   Oct-31-07 01:04 AM   #35 
  - Question isn't, "are they out there somewhere?"  Basileus Basileon   Oct-31-07 01:51 AM   #44 
  - god, what a great book  ProdigalJunkMail   Oct-31-07 10:40 AM   #78 
     - Yes, great book...which left us with the message:  RiverStone   Oct-31-07 11:11 AM   #85 
  - Yes, and I've seen a few. Most I would say were satellites or  rasputin1952   Oct-31-07 01:19 AM   #38 
  - They may exist but  Jim4Wes   Oct-31-07 01:21 AM   #39 
  - I believe that there will always be failures to identify flying objects  JVS   Oct-31-07 01:35 AM   #42 
  - Yes, I believe  Roon   Oct-31-07 01:54 AM   #45 
  - Woo.  Basileus Basileon   Oct-31-07 01:55 AM   #46 
  - Woo Yoo...  Beerboy   Oct-31-07 05:20 AM   #63 
     - Nope. That would be impossible.  Basileus Basileon   Oct-31-07 11:54 AM   #92 
  - It's possible, in my estimation.  Progs Rock   Oct-31-07 02:29 AM   #47 
  - Do other people see things in the sky they can't identify? Sure, however...  misanthrope   Oct-31-07 02:35 AM   #48 
  - Yes, and I have seen one.  Beerboy   Oct-31-07 03:01 AM   #49 
  - I think it's extremely unlikely that intelligent, advanced life DOESN'T exist somewhere else.  impeachdubya   Oct-31-07 03:04 AM   #50 
  - Impossible!  Uben   Oct-31-07 03:45 AM   #52 
  - No  krispos42   Oct-31-07 03:54 AM   #53 
  - Why not think inter-dimensionally?  Henny Penny   Oct-31-07 05:27 AM   #64 
     - That's fine  krispos42   Oct-31-07 10:35 AM   #76 
        - Every night there are millions of vehicles on the road.  NCevilDUer   Oct-31-07 11:13 AM   #86 
        - I don't  krispos42   Oct-31-07 11:46 AM   #90 
           - Maybe they are the galatic version of jerks how capture and torture small creatures  Shallah   Oct-31-07 11:52 PM   #139 
        - Invisible spacecraft some kind of cloaking device. But why not f with us and appear  skyblue   Nov-02-07 08:12 AM   #177 
  - No.  LeftishBrit   Oct-31-07 04:02 AM   #54 
  - Only a fool would think that in an infinite universe only this planet has life.  MrSlayer   Oct-31-07 04:03 AM   #56 
  - Like Kathleen Madigan said I think we're the Alabama of the universe...  XOKCowboy   Oct-31-07 04:09 AM   #57 
  - Blunder on, master race  eridani   Oct-31-07 04:59 AM   #60 
  - Yes, as in "unidentified" means that we don't know what they actually are  eridani   Oct-31-07 04:51 AM   #59 
  - I voted maybe...but what I find amazing about this poll is that people scoff at CT but not UFOs.  TheGoldenRule   Oct-31-07 05:19 AM   #62 
  - People believing in ufos are not a threat...  Henny Penny   Oct-31-07 05:31 AM   #66 
  - I haven't seen a "debunker" yet that I couldn't laugh my ass off at. Seriously.  Ghost in the Machine   Oct-31-07 05:58 AM   #69 
     - That's nonsense, and a thorough misrepresentation  Anarcho-Socialist   Oct-31-07 09:43 PM   #131 
        - lol..  Henny Penny   Nov-01-07 05:41 PM   #152 
        - Hey, in any large community there will be a certain number of insane fuckwits.  karlrschneider   Nov-03-07 11:30 PM   #190 
  - And maybe both are true...  RiverStone   Oct-31-07 10:29 AM   #75 
     - That's why I voted "maybe". Truth is stranger than fiction as they say. nt  TheGoldenRule   Oct-31-07 09:29 PM   #127 
  - UFO's...  piesRsquare   Oct-31-07 05:29 AM   #65 
  - That's cute! n/t  Beerboy   Oct-31-07 06:00 AM   #70 
  - yup, that sums it up quite well.  alyce douglas   Oct-31-07 12:16 PM   #96 
  - Exactly  GreenPartyVoter   Oct-31-07 01:17 PM   #102 
  - On Deep Space Nine, Quark and his nephews were traveling back in time  gateley   Oct-31-07 01:26 PM   #108 
  - "Idiots," true . . . and we may have done damage beyond our own planet ---  defendandprotect   Nov-02-07 12:09 AM   #162 
  - Statistically, yes...  Syntheto   Oct-31-07 06:01 AM   #71 
  - Other  maine_raptor   Oct-31-07 06:13 AM   #72 
  - The yesses have it. It's hard to debunk something that thousands of people keep seeing.  Perry Logan   Oct-31-07 06:37 AM   #73 
  - How can anyone say this with certainty is  BoneDaddy   Oct-31-07 06:53 AM   #74 
  - The OP was asking if posters believe intelligent alien life is actually visiting our planet, not  slowry   Oct-31-07 11:02 AM   #84 
     - Does George Bush  BoneDaddy   Oct-31-07 12:01 PM   #94 
        - Well, he's inhuman, but not intelligent... d'oh :( n/t  slowry   Oct-31-07 01:20 PM   # 
  - Yes, I believe life exists beyond human life on earth...if they do travel to our planet  deutsey   Oct-31-07 10:40 AM   #77 
  - Who would want to interact with a violent species like humans  Melynn   Oct-31-07 11:55 PM   #140 
  - Do you believe in Santa Claus?  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-31-07 10:41 AM   #79 
  - The arrogance to believe that in all the universe, which is comprised  Katherine Brengle   Oct-31-07 10:43 AM   #80 
  - UFOs exist, but  Minstrel Boy   Oct-31-07 10:49 AM   #81 
  - Why not?!  Feron   Oct-31-07 10:50 AM   #82 
  - OK, now that the yeas have it, why are you sitting on your duffs patting yourselves on the backs?  slowry   Oct-31-07 10:51 AM   #83 
  - Is there anyone here actually trying to get to see something????  defendandprotect   Nov-03-07 11:18 PM   #185 
  - Yes, my husband and I saw a couple of UFOs in the mid-90s  magellan   Oct-31-07 11:15 AM   #87 
  - Of course! UFO stands for Unidentified flying object--and there are many of those  book_worm   Oct-31-07 11:16 AM   #88 
  - I believe in the possibility that they exist  bigwillq   Oct-31-07 11:17 AM   #89 
  - Why in God's name would advanced extra-solar species visit US?  tom_paine   Oct-31-07 11:54 AM   #91 
  - Exactly!  RufusTFirefly   Oct-31-07 01:52 PM   #116 
  - And to linger, probing human rectums occassionaly?  mondo joe   Oct-31-07 09:38 PM   #130 
  - Carl Sagan's death was a terrible loss for a humanity that cannot afford such losses.  tom_paine   Oct-31-07 11:31 PM   #135 
  - Well, the tale that has been told is that they did something to their own planet, their own DNA???  defendandprotect   Nov-03-07 11:22 PM   #187 
  - Too broad a question  NoGOPZone   Oct-31-07 11:54 AM   #93 
  - I believe in Unidentified Flying Objects.  Beelzebud   Oct-31-07 12:07 PM   #95 
  - One Saturday evening in mid-April, 1968  LibertyLover   Oct-31-07 12:35 PM   #97 
  - Great story, thanks!......nt  DemGa   Oct-31-07 12:40 PM   #98 
  - Great story. I was on the edge of my seat. I would have freaked!! nt  gateley   Oct-31-07 01:34 PM   #110 
  - Great Story!! nt  skyblue   Nov-02-07 08:35 AM   #178 
  - Here is my videos on some  lovuian   Oct-31-07 12:53 PM   #99 
  - I'm familiar with most of the reports because I've been listening to Coast to Coast  gateley   Oct-31-07 01:43 PM   #115 
  - Thanks -- I didn't know the Phoenix ship came back . . ..  defendandprotect   Nov-02-07 12:36 AM   #165 
  - Unidentified Flying Objects  progressoid   Oct-31-07 01:20 PM   #103 
  - Yes, I've seen a UFO  FloridaJudy   Oct-31-07 01:20 PM   #104 
  - Saw one in the 80's at 13.  Milo_Bloom   Oct-31-07 01:22 PM   #105 
  - no I don't "believe in" UFOs  eShirl   Oct-31-07 01:22 PM   #106 
  - What I've seen cannot be explained as natural phenomenon.  Gregorian   Oct-31-07 01:24 PM   #107 
  - i "believe"  hiphopnation23   Oct-31-07 01:31 PM   #109 
  - Carl Sagen  Gilligan   Oct-31-07 01:35 PM   #111 
  - I have to agree with carl on this I am amazed at how  lovuian   Oct-31-07 01:39 PM   #114 
  - But Carl doesn't agree.  mondo joe   Oct-31-07 09:36 PM   #129 
  - Maybe Carl Sagen.  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-31-07 02:36 PM   #123 
  - Agreed, but he'd probably use more forgiving language than "big colossal joke" hehe... n/t  slowry   Oct-31-07 02:50 PM   #125 
     - He'd probably be nicer about it.  Bornaginhooligan   Oct-31-07 02:52 PM   #126 
  - That's funny since he wrote so eloquently to the contrary of your description.  mondo joe   Oct-31-07 09:31 PM   #128 
  - Carl Sagan in an article I had read was oddly non-receptive to the idea of visitations . . ..  defendandprotect   Nov-02-07 12:41 AM   #166 
     - Before they are born?? n/t  slowry   Nov-02-07 12:58 AM   #170 
        - In reading about the abductions . . . .  defendandprotect   Nov-02-07 01:40 AM   #174 
  - Why would "they" visit? What's there to see?  RufusTFirefly   Oct-31-07 01:36 PM   #112 
  - Alien equvalent of Merkat Manor?  Shallah   Nov-01-07 12:00 AM   #141 
  - If there were, would interstellar travel be the FIRST means of attempts to contact or  mondo joe   Nov-01-07 08:23 AM   #151 
     - Maybe not but then would aliens consider humanity intelligent enough  Shallah   Nov-01-07 09:52 PM   #153 
        - If they couldn't figure that out, they're not smart enough for interstellar travel.  mondo joe   Nov-01-07 09:58 PM   #155 
           - Members of the human race still belive others are subhuman  Shallah   Nov-01-07 10:57 PM   #158 
              - Now you've chaged your argument - is it that they're too advanced for us  mondo joe   Nov-01-07 11:03 PM   #159 
                 - No I haven't changed my argument. High Intellegence does not prevent wrong conclusions  Shallah   Nov-01-07 11:49 PM   #160 
                    - No, I'm saying intelligence is intelligence.  mondo joe   Nov-02-07 07:36 AM   #175 
  - The idea would be that they would be re-visiting us -- that we may be related .. . .  defendandprotect   Nov-02-07 12:47 AM   #167 
  - My wife and I BOTH witnessed a UFO, now strictly, that means we couldn't  Lerkfish   Oct-31-07 01:38 PM   #113 
  - Okay...  Klukie   Oct-31-07 02:08 PM   #118 
  - I had to answer "Not sure"  Hatchling   Oct-31-07 02:18 PM   #119 
  - Sort of no, but I have stood within 20 ft of one that hovered overhead.  chaska   Oct-31-07 02:36 PM   #122 
  - Absolutely.  Fox Mulder   Oct-31-07 09:49 PM   #132 
  - Yes, me three. - eom  Amonester   Oct-31-07 10:36 PM   #133 
  - I don't believe the U.S. Government is secretly holding alien craft  RL3AO   Oct-31-07 11:40 PM   #138 
  - Obviously you're an agent working for cancer man...  SyntaxError   Nov-01-07 12:31 AM   #149 
  - Nope...  SaveElmer   Nov-01-07 12:04 AM   #142 
  - Other life out there somewhere, hell yeah... Aliens here on Earth, not so sure.  SyntaxError   Nov-01-07 12:36 AM   #150 
  - 63% of DU are not "real progressives"  rucky   Nov-01-07 09:56 PM   #154 
  - This poll doesn't necessarily represent the majority of DU.  slowry   Nov-01-07 10:02 PM   #156 
  - Think I agree with that . . . the real progressives aren't here posting . . ..  defendandprotect   Nov-02-07 12:50 AM   #168 
  - Fuck no.  lonestarnot   Nov-01-07 10:04 PM   #157 
  - Yes! And I really mean... Yes!  Gentle Giant   Nov-02-07 12:23 AM   #163 
  - I've always felt that UFOs/ETs were true and have been very interested in subject as so many are ---  defendandprotect   Nov-02-07 12:53 AM   #169 
  - What planet are you from, that talk of sex or UFOs are taboo? n/t  slowry   Nov-02-07 01:13 AM   #172 
     - Just Catholic School--!!! Actually, the Vatican is still at it . . ..  defendandprotect   Nov-02-07 01:38 AM   #173 
  - Sure there are...  Dewlso   Nov-02-07 01:12 AM   #171 
  - Invisible/shapeshifting and/or normal spacecraft, invisible/shapeshifting and/or regular aliens. nt  skyblue   Nov-02-07 08:50 AM   #179 
  - All I know is that back in 1962 of there about  blues90   Nov-02-07 03:06 PM   #180 
  - I have never seen one, but I believe other people when they say they have.  quantessd   Nov-03-07 10:44 PM   #181 
  - Other: I believe in apostrophes!  karlrschneider   Nov-03-07 10:46 PM   #182 
  - So according to the Polls the Majority of DUERS Believe  lovuian   Nov-03-07 10:50 PM   #183 
  - Glad to see this thread popping up again . . .Great link in here and I lost it -- !!!!  defendandprotect   Nov-03-07 11:04 PM   #184 
  - 35%! Christ. No wonder y'all still think there's an opposition party  upi402   Nov-03-07 11:21 PM   #186 
  - zing! n/t  slowry   Nov-03-07 11:25 PM   #189 
  - YES:- 35% + 28% + 1% = 64% ......... NO:- 19% [Maybe/Other 17%] .......  defendandprotect   Nov-03-07 11:30 PM   #191 
  - why do people expect aliens in round flying objects?  bambino   Nov-03-07 11:25 PM   #188 
  - Aliens, no  Anarcho-Socialist   Nov-04-07 06:53 AM   #192 
  - I believe that there is just as much a possibility of intelligelent life outside our little world  notadmblnd   Nov-04-07 09:55 AM   #195 
 

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