one factor that may prohibit someone from wanting to report
their sighting or close encounter is the curtain of ridicule
that surrounds the UFO phenomenon and the effects it has
on those who wish to report their experiences.
fear of being called crazy or a crackpot is a major motivating
factor for people wanting to keep their mouths shut if they
were to see or experience something out of the ordinary.
of losing their job and career position, or even their high
standings in society will prevent an individual from reporting
anything that might make them look bad in the eyes of their
family members, friends, co-workers and especially employers.
some instances, marriages have ended up in divorce.
in rare cases, some witnesses have been pushed into suicide
because of their Alien encounters.