I'm nineteen now, but I grew up playing videogames and watching animated and animatronic movies and playing with the internet as it began to explode in popularity and complexity, and I just grew up knowing that aliens obviously existed somewhere. At first I was indoctrinated in Christianity by my parents, but never really got into it, because there was no reasoning behind so much of it, and I'm always a skeptic, and I always demand proof. I never really thought earth was being visited, although I did believe they existed somewhere, and now its obvious that many and perhaps most scientifically oriented individuals also believe that its incredibly unlikely that we are alone in such an enormous universe. Nothing 'woo-woo' about that.
Its not very much of a stretch to believe that they are coming here. Or just passing by. You don't need to get spiritualism and religion involved to understand the presence [although a lot of people try to connect them anyway, which needless to say, tends only to detract from the credability, even if they were right, which I have no idea about], its all very much within science, although science is a living thing and would have to adapt and grow to use our mathematics to explain the alien technology, which is just something inevitable. All of that is very much possible, dare I say its not even paranormal like spirits and ghosts, and prophecies. Sure, its outside of the typical human experience, thus not normal, but its not exactly supernatural.
I saw the nasa tether/ufo footage by accident, someone on a game forum posted a link to them in the off topic section, and I clicked the google video link. Well, I had seen lots of TV broadcasted shows on paranormal stuff on the science channel, the history channel, the travel channel, and the national geographic channel, but had never seen many of the most compelling footage and testimony, which I found mostly on google video and you tube. It was then, at age 18, when I actually started to believe that they might actually be coming here. I have never seen anything paranormal, not a thing, and all I want to do is know the truth about this stuff, even if its not what I want to hear.
I think a lot of people my age aren't as compelled to DO anything about this subject, but are much more apt to accept the possibilities without ridicule, and to look into it through the internet. If we had another roswell, I have little doubt that we could get much more opened up to the public, just because of the UFO buildup from the many years since the first roswell, and the wonderful abilities of the internet [given that it hasn't been compromised by governmental laws]. Its no more rediculous than any religion, and I think as we become more educated as teens about technology and the use of it, and our past, theres no reason for us to think this is any less real than Jesus, in fact it probably has more evidence.