Many theories of UFO visitation have been pro-offered over the years, usually bumping up against the scientific rigors of the Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation.
Now Pawel Sobkowicz, a Business Development Manager at Neoris, Warsaw, Poland, has written a paper discussing why the scientific community should take the UFO phenomenon, cattle mutilations and alien abductions seriously:
Popular culture (movies, SF literature) and witness accounts of close encounters with extrater-
restrials provide a rather bizarre image of Aliens behavior on Earth. It is far from stereotypes of
human space exploration. The reported Aliens are not missions of diplomats, scientists nor even
invasion fleets; typical encounters are with lone ETs (or small groups), and involve curious behav-
ior: abductions and experiments (often of sexual nature), cattle mutilations, localized killing and
mixing in human society using various methods. Standard scientific explanations of these social
memes point to influence of cultural artifacts (movies, literature) on social imagination, projection
of our fears and observations of human society, and, in severe cases, psychic disorder of the involved
individuals. In this work we propose an alternate explanation, claiming that the memes might be
the result of observations of actual behavior of true Aliens, who, visiting Earth behave in a way that
is then reproduced by such memes. The proposal would solve, in natural way, the Fermi paradox.
Read the full paper here. Of course Sobkowicz only has one culture to draw from when he wrote the paper, our human one. But it makes for fascinating reading and gives good reasons for scientific inquiry of the UFO phenomenon.
Hat tip to The Daily Grail.