How do you take people that claim to have witnessed or encountered weird shit I.e aliens, Bigfoot or supernatural/biblical things like near death or out of body, ghosts demonic entities and whatnot? Do they all share the same cioncidental mental issue or do you think any of them could be legit?
Their experiences may be valid to them, but unless it can be reproduced & verified it is just that, their personal experience which can only be taken as seriously as any other claim. Which is to say, not very seriously. Our brains play games, in so many ways. There may, with some people, be a real underlying physiological or mental issue, but we all 'see' the world through a lens darkly. I'm a skeptic & mostly drug free, save for HBP meds & a few others that don't seem to affect my 'senses', there is still a limit to the 'reality' I experience.
Bottom line, I take most if not all of these claims with a large grain of salt & straight out dismiss most of them unless something verifiable can be shown.
My mother was convinced that an alien craft visited us when we lived in Melborne Florida in the late 60s. Still believes it for that matter.
My father was a police officer at the time and when I asked him years later about it he did say that they were deluged with calls for UFOs that night.
We lived a few miles from Patrick so I'm gonna go ahead and say they were testing stealth aircraft and my mother who was in her early 20s at the time was also into witchcraft and just liked the woo.
No, they are either delusional, hoaxers or mistaken. There must be a logical answer for everything, the fact that we don’t always immediately know what it is does not mean that it must be supernatural. Logical thinkers need evidence not wild theories.
With interest. In the case of aliens and Bigfoot, which might possibly be real, I want to know more so that I can decide if they're probably lying/mistaken or if their sighting needs to be properly refuted. In the case of the supernatural, I want to know why they think they saw what they claim.