God, Tomski’s really pumping up his doublethink, innee!
I diagnose the usual acute cognitive dissonance that afflicts very many people whenever they suspect, deeper down in their minds (where stoney-eyed sober assessment of what’s really going on is practiced mercilessly at all times) that there just might be some objective truth in these stories. And - oh god! - it just might be psi! Oh no, oh no! It can’t be that! It just mustn’t be!!
Whenever such more than averagely vulnerable personalities come up against even the mere suspicion that something paranormal may be going on, they shy away like panicked horses. You might call it the Dawkins-Randi Syndrome. We all have this aversion, it seems. But as with any natural human characteristic, the normal bell-curve applies, and so some have the aversion in spades. For such unfortunates, absolutely any half-arsed explainaway will do, usually delivered with a hectic, angry derision, to avoid having a close encounter with our own psi abilities. T’s - typically long-winded - derision-fest is a text-book example of the syndrome. I’ve encountered such stuff for many years, whilst exploring things paranormal.
Hence all the straw-men constructions about secret hyper-weapons in the hands of some hidden human agents; or, alternatively about little grey humanoids in shiny startrekky craft that can do ‘physically impossible’ things - because they’re from advanced alien civilisations far far away, you see…
That’s to say: the two leading hypotheses that are always asserted whenever UFOs come up. With the rider usually added that maybe they could come from some ‘inner dimension’ - which of course can always be dismissed with extra derision because - amongst solid, sober steady people with their feet on the ground - such woo-woo is self-evidently utter bollocks. (Not that they’ve ever bothered to explore psi in any detail, but such derisive dismissal is an easy, panic-damping, shallow escape from having to do any sober, real assessment, which might involve - please god forbid! - an actual close encounter with something non-ordinary).
FWIW I’ve long suspected that UFOs - in all their very varied manifestations, right through history - are most probably a sort of variation on the theme of poltergeists, got up in whatever reassuring fancy-dress best suits the deep, mythic assumptions of their culture and their era.
In our time, in the West, the preferred get up is something vaguely startrekky, because that’s one of the enthusiastically-preferred foundational myths of our time and culture. So of course, the poltergeists are generated (by their alarmed and disquieted human generators) to follow suit.
Any time times get hairy enough to cause a lot of people to be intolerably worried, frightened and unhappy, these psi-generated (as I suspect) manifestations start to appear, as if from nowhere. Poltergeists, whenever investigated, commonly seem to be associated with some deeply troubled person, often young adolescent girls. There are lots and lots of deeply troubled people about right now, of all ages and both sexes. (Yes, I recognise just the two!), so it’s hardly surprising that these magical manifestations start appearing, and doing things like shutting down entire ICBM bases, whilst UFOs cavort above them. Typical poltergeist pranks - but with a typically-significant edge…