No Top Ten UFO Events
Ufologists often try to convince themselves and others that there are some UFO sightings that “prove” either the existence of UFOs or are grist for serious study of the phenomenon.
There are some intriguing UFO events – the Larry Coyne 1973 encounter in the Ohio sky is one – but UFO sightings – all of them – are scientifically evanescent. If it were otherwise, UFOs wouldn’t be the dying mystery they are today.
The Kenneth Arnold sighting (1947) has a possible explanation (maybe two).
Roswell (1947) has become so convoluted by liars and inept investigators that we’ll never know what actually happened there.
The Gorman “dogfight” (1948, Fargo, North Dakota) is the first incident of contact with a quantum UFO.(More on this upcoming.)
Thomas Mantell was killed chasing a Skyhook balloon (1948).
The Mariana Great Falls, Montana film (1950) has an explanation.
The McMinnville, Oregon photos by Mr. And Mrs. Paul Trent (1950) have been dismissed as hoaxes.
The 1951 Fort Monmouth, New Jersey sighting (with radar confirmation) was a quantum episode.
The 1952 Tremonton, Utah Newhouse film is strange, or was. It has several explanations.
The 1957 Villas Boas incident in Brazil (1957) was a CIA experiment.
The Betty/Barney Hill “abduction” (1961) is fraught with prosaic explanations but is, admittedly, interesting for a number of psycho/social reasons.
The Lonnie Zamora/Socorro event (1964) has been explained – not proven but explained.
The 1967 Falcon Lake/Stefan Michalak case in Manitoba, Canada was produced by an encounter with an experimental Earth craft.
The Pascagoula. Mississippi “abduction” (1973) fascinates, but is so amorphous as far as details go, that it’s an event better suited to psychiatry rather than scientific scrutiny.
The 1976 Tehran, Iran sightings are another example of a quantum event.
The 1978 New Zealand film (so enamored by Bruce Maccabee) shows only a light source out of focus.
The Rendlesham Case in Suffolk, England (1980) is a prime example of a military snafu, all about lights seen through forest trees and hysteria.
And so on…..prominent UFO sightings have diminished, until today (2006) we have only the remnants of occasional UFO quantum particles, which make up the proportionate share of UFO sightings.
Experimental military craft (the triangular ships seen in Phoenix, Arizona, Belgium, and elsewhere) are still being reported, and strange light artifacts show up now and then, but for all practical purposes UFO have ceased to exist, and the so-called top ten sightings of the past are nothing more than the delusions of ufologists who keep trying to make sense of their life-long and futile obsession.