Let’s be clear. The likelihood is that there is no “Amityville Horror.” Or UFO’s. Or ghosts, for that matter. Now, that’s not to say that I don’t fervently wish that there were more out there than us–which is, frankly more than a little depressing–but until I see some evidence myself, I am not buying it.
The universe is huge, and the amounts of planets that can theoretically support life is large as well, so while I am not saying that there are not other beings somewhere looking at the stars, I don’t believe that they are flitting about in spacecraft, possessing a particular fondness for cattle exsanguination.
And anal probing. Let’s not forget that.
I feel similarly about ghosts. While there are many things beyond our understanding, the idea that a departed person would hang around to haunt someone is a bit silly. Besides, if even one out of every million violent deaths resulted in some sort of supernatural occurrence, then America would be a very, very scary place to in.