It seems that this Type of Mindset will often Deliberately Ignore More Rational and likely Scenarios, to Promote Explanations that are, At Best, A Wild Stretch of the Imagination. This is sometimes a Desperate Attempt to explain Disappearances, that Quite Simply Don't leave enough Evidence to Supply a Definite Explanation.
To Illustrate what I mean, consider the Fate of the Aircraft Nicknamed:
THE STAR DUST was the Nickname of a BRITISH SOUTH AMERICAN AIRWAYS AIRCRAFT that Crashed into a Mountain in the ANDES on August, 2, 1947.
However, at the TIME OF THE CRASH, This was not Known. THE PLANE- AN AVRO- LANCASTRIAN, REGISTRATION # G- AGWH, Had Radioed into SANTIAGO, CHILE, (ITS FINAL DESTINATION, IT TOOK OFF FROM BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA.), that it would be landing within minutes. Nothing Further was heard from the FLIGHT CREW, and it was Presumed Lost and Missing.
An Extensive Search was conducted by OTHER BSAA AIRCRAFT, AS WELL AS THE CHILEAN AND ARGENTINE GOVERNMENTS. Nothing was found at the Time in Terms of Wreckage, or a possible Crash Site. This is where the Case stood for about Fifty Years.
Through the Years a number of Explanations were Put Forth, Contributing Various Scenarios about the Final Fate of the STAR DUST. They Included the Possibility of SABOTAGE, OR AN ENCOUNTER WITH A UFO. Unfortunately, All Speculations led to nothing.
However, in 1998 Physical Evidence came to light from an Unrelated Activity, and just plain luck.
(THIS IS THE FLIGHT THAT PRODUCED THE "STENDEC" LEGEND. I am not going to Address this Story, because I Feel it is a NON- ISSUE IN EXPLAINING THE ACCIDENT, BOTH THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND THE CAUSE.)