Mick West, a debunker, skeptic, writer, UFO investigator, and former video game programmer. This is the official channel for videos relating to the debunking and other experiments I do on my forum MetaBunk.org. It's also where I post the video of my Podcast - Tales From the Rabbit Hole (tftrh.com) which focuses on long-form discussions with people whose lives have been affected by conspiracy theories. Mick West is the founder of Metabunk.org, a forum about the debunking of conspiracy theories. He is the author of "Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect"

My primary focus is on conspiracy theories. I investigate claims of evidence around those theories, covering everything: 9/11, UFOs, False Flags, Chemtrails, and even Flat Earth. I also discuss how best to help people who have fallen down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole, a topic I explore in my book: Escaping the Rabbit Hole - How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories using Facts, Logic, and Respect.

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From Mick’s piece in USA TODAY:

UAPs represent a serious issue for the military. If aircraft incursions cannot rapidly be identified, or if a pilot cannot make sense of what they are seeing, or if radar returns show what looks like super-fast moving objects, then those are real problems.

There's also the inevitability that foreign adversaries are developing novel forms of drones for spying and combat purposes, which we will need to detect and counter. These are all real issues, and that's what a comprehensive report should discuss, along with suggestions for better tracking and investigating such incidents.

Mysteries remain. What the pilots who reported engaging a giant flying Tic-Tac saw is still unidentified, as are the objects in several other incidents. The causes of ghostly or rapidly moving radar returns are likewise, in many cases, unknown — although since the system is classified, if it's a system glitch or inadequacy, then the Pentagon isn't going to tell us.

We'll also continue to have no good answer for many photos and videos, simply because the object shown is too far away for whatever camera is being used. But "unidentified" means just that. It does not mean advanced technology.

If the quality of the leaked evidence is any indicator (and it probably is), then there's not going to be any significant revelations about the existence of physics-defying craft, and certainly no strong evidence of visiting aliens. While the genuine issues that Obama raised deserve serious examination, there will be no disclosure because there is nothing to disclose.

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: UFO sightings: Why federal reports probably won't point to aliens

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