Nice find AhMeD
I could have quoted about half of the article.
" MA said: 9quote) "More importantly, the tendency of the human mind to disregard stories that are incomplete or don’t make sense explains why the vast majority of the public, when faced with the topic of UFOs, don’t think about them at all."
And then there are the believers - and their stories and interpretations of the stories - the constant search trying to find the missing links, the exposed and hidden truths. Its like Never Ending Story without an ending.
another quote from the article:
"Burton uses neuroscience to explain why we can be such suckers for false stories. He writes:
“Because we are compelled to make stories, we are often compelled to take incomplete stories and run with them.”
When presented with an easily understandable story that feels plausible, in Burton’s words, “we earn a dopamine ‘reward’ every time it helps us understand something in our world—even if that explanation is incomplete or wrong.”
Another key reason these cover stories have been so effective is that the government is usually able to conceal any evidence that would help the true and more complex story eclipse the cover story. The Mantell cover story would collapse if any hard evidence he was not chasing a balloon were to surface in the press. Keyhoe, being a good journalist, tried to unearth that evidence:
“Had Mantell told Godman Tower more than the Air Force admitted? I went back to the Pentagon and asked for a full transcript of the flight leader’s radio messages.
I got a quick turn-down. The reports, I was told, were still classified as secret. Requests for pictures of the P-51 wreckage, and for a report on the condition of Mantell’s body, also drew a blank. I had heard that some photographs were taken of the Godman Field saucer from outside the tower. But the Air Force denied knowledge of any such pictures.”
All they have to do is subtract out the key pieces of the full story that make it impossible for a listener to complete the pattern. Without those pieces, our brains push us in the direction of the next available option - the cover story.
Its a good read - and possibly something that we deal with everyday over many years on this topic.
Sometimes answers and the truth are very slow to come to light, to realize, or recognise - it can be personal decades and a lifetime of assessing and accepting stories - and then another one comes along to deal with.