Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence

…and former Lockheed Martin engineer Boyd Bushman failed to provide sufficient evidence for his claims that he encountered aliens while working at Area 51. Though he passed away on August 7 at the age of 78, Bushman created a video before his death describing his encounters with aliens (they have nifty names like ‘wranglers’ and ‘rustlers’; I guess they’re cowboy aliens):

A video featuring Texas man Boyd Bushman, a former Lockheed Martin and Texas Instruments engineer who died Aug. 7 at age 78, describing his encounters with “aliens” while working at Area 51 has been making the rounds on social media and news sites.

In the video, shot by an aerospace engineer named Mark Q. Patterson and posted Oct. 21, Bushman shows several out-of-focus and blurry photos taken with a disposable camera of what he claims are aliens.

“There are two groups of aliens,” said Bushman, who has more than 25 patents registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, most of which are held by Lockheed Martin. “They divide them into two groups. One group are wranglers, and the others are rustlers – the ones who are stealers of cattle. The two groups act differently. The ones that are wranglers are much more friendly, and have a better relationship with us.”

Bushman claimed the “aliens” — which definitely share no resemblance to the common conception of extraterrestrials shown in, say, this alien prop on Amazon or any B-movies from the 1950s — are about five feet tall and use telepathy to communicate with others while flying saucer-shaped aircraft.

Out of focus and blurry photos…where have I seen that before?  Oh yeah, flying saucers & UFOs.  Bigfoot. The Loch Ness Monster. Photos are insufficient evidence to substantiate claims that any of these things exist.

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence