This article falls for the appeal to authority, saying Jacobs is a tenured professor and “makes his case with well-reasoned, articulate explanations and applies a scholarly approach to his research, which he has shared in four books – printed by well-known and academic publishers.”
Since when are there well-reasoned arguments for aliens visiting earth and abducting people? Nice story. For hits.
THE WAY David M. Jacobs sees it, aliens from outer space have been kidnapping humans for aeons and sexually molesting them to create human-alien hybrids that walk among us today undetected and will soon take over Earth.
But he long ago quit caring what people think of him. As director of the International Center for Abduction Research, Jacobs, 71, has made it his life’s mission to investigate claims of extraterrestrial abduction.
Jacobs has interviewed about 150 people who say they’ve been abducted by aliens, the forgotten details of their cosmic kidnappings resurfacing in relaxation sessions the self-taught hypnotist does in his home.
He readily admits that the evidence of extraterrestrial life and body-snatching is “weak,” muddied by an abundance of blurry photos and confabulation (phony or misinterpreted “memories”).
He began focusing on alien abductions in the 1980s and vows to continue that research even as it terrifies him more each day.
That’s because he suspects that aliens are intent upon planetary domination, as humans remain mired in ignorance and denial.
One of his counter arguments to skeptics and critics is a logical fallacy of epic proportions; namely “I’ve never been to Japan either, but that doesn’t mean Japan doesn’t exist.” Such an argument is not even worthy of a reply.
Yet he does admit the evidence for alien life and body-snatching is weak. However, it does not deter him from his research. That’s a person in love with an idea, not doing science or applying reasoning.
The evidence he does offer for extra terrestrial life is anecdotal or pure speculation, such as the fact that abductees report similar experiences and details about the aliens, which is almost always either humanoid or insect-like, not unlike in the movies. He also cites claims of the victims being physically absent and reported missing by families during the abductions and returning with scars or marks on their bodies – nothing new and hardly attributable to alien abduction. These are the same arguments and “evidence” we’ve heard for years. Such evidence remains totally unimpressive.
Sounds like interesting topics for research and books to be read by those who are keen to buy into this fantastic stuff. That, in no way, makes it true.