Dr. Ron Westrum - Hidden Events
When an event is widely experienced but seldom reported, we can refer to it as a "hidden event." Many anomalous events, including UFOs, by appearing to violate common sense or scientific paradigms, fall into this category. By looking at earlier examples of public and scientific response to hidden events, we can get some idea of the probable response to a new hidden event. Commonsense ideas about what would happen may be mistaken. Scientists, in particular, may not behave "scientifically." By looking at what has happened in the past, we can develop a more realistic approach to what may be going on around us.