Questions and Answers with UFO Researcher Billy Booth.
Question: Can you first tell us a little about yourself?
I am a sixty-year-old man who has studied the mystery of UFOs and aliens for over 4 decades. I became interested as a teenager when I was exposed to many of the 1950's science fiction movies about flying saucers. I have written numerous Ebooks on the subject, and over 300 articles which have been published on the Net. I have made contributions to many books on UFOs, including comments, photographs, and 3-D graphics. I have done numerous radio shows, and made several television appearances on various UFO cases.
Question: Do you believe in aliens?
Yes, I do, but let me qualify that statement. There are many reports, photographs, and video footage of aliens that are hoaxed. There is always a faction of people who seek attention, and / or financial gain by creating or embellishing accounts of UFOs and beings from other worlds. We have to carefully analyze the evidence, and study a specific case before rendering a conclusion. Each case must be assessed on its own merits, and not compared to other cases until all the evidence is examined.
Question: If so, why do you believe in them?
There are about 50 well documented cases of alien abduction, and also alien contact cases which have been reported by sane, responsible individuals. Some of these are multiple witness cases. Many of those who have reported these events continue to promote their story as legitimate for decades after the event, and the cases have never been debunked.
Question: Were you always sure they existed, or have you had some doubts?
No, not always. When I was younger, I was very skeptical about the stories of little men flying space ships around the universe. Science tells us that the vast distances between habitable planets and ours are so great, that such a voyage is impossible. But, as I grew older, I began to understand that we only judge situations by the knowledge that we currently have. Many early scientific beliefs have changed through the years. The laws of science are always expanding. Let me be clear on this: UFOs may not be coming from great distances away. Many researchers believe that these unknown objects carrying other worldly beings may be coming from another dimension, or alternate realities.
Question: Do you know many people who believe in them?
Not personally, but recent polls show us that approximately 70% of Americans believe in UFOs, and the number of people who have seen UFOs is growing each and every day. Even the mainstream media is beginning to take the subject of UFOs more seriously as time goes by.
Question: We read on your web site that you have researched many UFO sightings and crashes. How many of them were real for sure? Or, were there many fakes?
I would estimate that about 80% of UFO sighting reports could be resolved by an "earthly" explanation, if all the circumstances of the particular case were known to us. As to the crash reports, the majority of them fall into the category of "folklore" more than reality. However, there are those which have much documentation as to their reality. I don't know that there are that many "faked" reports, but mostly misidentification of conventional objects is probably what we are looking at.