In the increasingly polarized world of UFO-ology,
most of the attention lately seems to be directed to the
extremes-- with staunch UFO proponents on the one end, hard core
Skeptics on the other. Much less attention is paid to
researchers who regard the existence of extra-terrestrial
civilizations as very possible, but maintain a healthy
skepticism in their research into reported UFO sightings.
Like it or not, the field of UFO research occupies a niche of the broader
spectrum of The Paranormal, and no formal training is required
in order to become a "UFO researcher". Thus many of those
in this field became researchers based solely on their passion,
and their techniques lack the broad, questioning approach that investigations
of this nature should require.
Reports based on heavily biased research generally are wide open
to critical analysis, and this often leads to brutal exchanges
that further exacerbate the gulf between Proponents and Skeptics
Perhaps as a result of this emphasis on extremes, today most
UFO-oriented publications tend to accept articles only from hard
core proponents-or hard core skeptics. They seem to have little
room for the researchers and writers that inhabit a fertile
For that reason, the Aerial Anomalies Research
Exchange was created.
The authors that are (and will be) featured in A.A.R.E. take
a more critical approach to their investigations, NOT to debunk,
but to insure that all aspects of the case are covered and to
apply thorough research and analysis to the event. Not all
may agree with this approach, or with the conclusions, but we
hope that these articles will, at the very least, inform the
This site is currently in its infant stage. We plan to
grow it into a blog format, but for now, all article submissions
will have to go to the webmaster.
If you would like to comment on any article, please
. We welcome and will publish all comments that address the
articles pro OR con, but no "flames", personal insults, profanities, spam or
off-topic posts will be considered.