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Hello! I am a high school student in Birmingham Michigan l and I was wondering if you could answer a very simple question for me...why do you think that aliens are real? I recently read a book that truly made me believe that aliens are somewhere out there and I am doing some research on why other people believe in aliens as well.  Thank you in advance for your help.

And yes, I did inform my parents about this.

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Hi Grace, I'm not sure they exist. I'm more interested in how some people *interpret* certain forces or events in such a way so as to believe in the reality of ETs. I hope that makes sense.

I recently answered a similar question. It has some links to material I wrote. It might help. Thanks.

http://en.allexperts.com/q/UFOs-Aliens-2138/2015/2/question-8.htm  

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Michael Clark, Ph.D.

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Human beings almost always interpret reality. Even with so-called paranormal or spiritual experiences, an interpretive process usually follows.

With this in mind, I'm interested in how the alleged experience of UFOs and Aliens affects human beings.

I'm not a debunker of UFOs and Aliens nor a blind believer. If you're looking for statistics, a verification or refutation of popular cases in the media or historical answers, please ask another expert. But if you're seeking a psychological, cultural and spiritual analysis of the belief in UFOs and Aliens, I can most likely be of assistance.

Experience

Well, no I haven't been on a space ship and I have not seen an ET. But I've been interested in the idea for a long time.

Publications
Print Media:
My table from "Religions and Cults" at earthpages.org is reproduced with permission in L. Lindsey, S. Beach and B. Ravelli, Core Concepts in Sociology, 2nd ed., p. 157

World Wide Web:
My online article "Letter to God" coauthored with Buddhist monk, E. Raymond Rock, appears on several different spirituality-based websites, including http://tinyurl.com/db7a5o

I've interviewed, as a Christian, a self-proclaimed mystic: http://tinyurl.com/cawykr

My articles appeared at the former New View magazine nuvunow.ca and are published at earthpages.org.

Education/Credentials
Ph.D. in Religious Studies
M.A. in Comparative Religion
B.A. Hon. in Psychology/Sociology
For more info, please see my CV and letters of recommendation and my blog at michaelwclark.com.

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