Daniel Riedel believes that he should have taken his father’s stories about being abducted by aliens more seriously.
When Riedel was growing up, the subject of extraterrestrial visitation was very familiar to him.
His father, Patrick McGuire, had appeared on national television to discuss his alien abduction experiences and had even warned his children about the possibility that they could be next.
At the time, McGuire had become something of a laughing stock in the community and even his own two sons treated his claims as a topic of amusement rather than as something to take seriously.
McGuire, who died back in 2009, claimed to have been abducted numerous times by “5ft hairless beings” or “Star People” and to have witnessed several of their spacecraft in the sky.
He maintained that the strangeness had begun when he discovered mutilated livestock on his farm and later observed several cows being “beamed into the sky”.
His claims were typically met with nothing but ridicule and derision.
Fast-forward to the present, however, and now Riedel has had a change of heart – mostly due to recent revelations about UAPs and the US government’s investigations of the phenomenon.
“I’m the one who feels ashamed,” he wrote.
“How should we address our past mockery and ridicule if it turns out that, hidden in a desert base somewhere, there are indeed crafts, cadavers and photographs of strange visitors?”