UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Sensationalizing UFOs

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The public, and especially the UFO rabble, seek out and pay attention to UFO sightings that reek of vibrant details which make the phenomenon even more bizarre than it is in essence.

And blogs or web-sites that inculcate sensational aspects of sightings, sometimes enhancing those aspects, go a long way to removing UFOs as a phenomenon worthy of scientific or thoughtful scrutiny.

Thus there is an underground UFO community that goes about studying UFOs without all the hoopla and babble the phenomenon has generated over the years and continues to create, exacerbated by easily created public forums and internet access for the great unwashed masses who thrive on vivid or imaginative UFO accounts.

Those underground studies of UFOs are accessible to only a few UFO aficionados, but there are a few non-underground UFO blogs and web-sites that remain viable as hypothetical fonts for getting to the truth or meaning of the UFO mystery.

No, we’re not talking about those UFO blogs and web-sites that are social networks for the UFO lonely or sexist purveyors of barely clad women.

We’re talking about blogs such as Stuart Miller’s new

http://alienworldsmag.blogspot.com

or Bruce Duensing’s

http://paradigmprobe.blogspot.com

Both Miller and Duensing attack the UFO phenomenon with open minds and creative rumination about it.

Fortunately they remain at the public level of UFO discourse.

But for those who wish to study UFOs quietly, without all the hubbub that the phenomenon engenders then we suggest they try to gain access to the undergound UFO community, where bonhomie and true UFO analysis is taking place.

8 Comments:

  • Thank you for your kind words. I actually write the blog for the comments section, as I always wish and anticipate to being surprised and learning something new. Alan Wade is a regular poster who has had some pithy observations. I began my blog after being inspired by yours as well as Joe Capps...to me, Iconoclasts has always, for me, had the theme of challenging sacred cows a kind of "Oh Come on..Are You Kidding? Look at This".......in ufology...Joe's had the theme of "Look At The Da_n Evidence" which compliment each other pretty well. Mine was intended to look at the forgotten metaphysical and philosophical human ramifications ....I know this sounds silly but I have always thought of these three sites as sort of these three aspects of the same theme...agent provocators of human curiousity....on a UHF band rather than cable...

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Thursday, October 25, 2007  

  • ooooohhhhh, so scary and mysterious!!!

    Will I get a decoder ring once I've penetrated the fortress of the UFO underground research groups????

    I can't wait! How about a secret password too?????

    You girls are really laughable!

    By Blogger Cj, at Friday, October 26, 2007  

  • Bruce:

    Your thorough ruminations about the phenomenon are unequaled.

    We would wish that Joseph Capp's commentary, along with yours, ours, and Stuart Miller's would appear in venues outside the UFO community.

    We all seem to be preaching to the choir.

    But maybe that isn't so bad, since the public (and media too) are not interested in the finer points of ufology.

    Thus, a subliminal approach, and even our "underground" approach to examining the UFO phenomenon may be the best way to go afterall.

    It's always an enlightening joy to read your material no matter what.

    RRR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, October 26, 2007  

  • Yes, CJ...

    You of all persons will get a decoder ring, and entrance to the UFO "inner sanctum."

    We just love vibrant but innocuous antagonism(s).

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, October 26, 2007  

  • Okay,

    I know this is a stupid question. But I'm really interested in UFO's. How does one get connected to the underground UFO community of which you speak?

    -davjcur@gmail.com

    By Blogger mister anderson, at Thursday, November 01, 2007  

  • Mister Anderson,

    We've forwarded your note to the person(s) involved in the UFO Underground.

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, November 01, 2007  

  • I feel the same as Mr Anderson. I've been reading on the ufo subject for a long time, and had no knowledge of an underground. If you could put me in contact with anyone involved I'd be very interested to learn and help out if I can. Thanks, -BrandonD

    synaesthia@yahoo.com

    By Blogger Brandon, at Wednesday, November 07, 2007  

  • BrandonD:

    We've passed on your request.

    Max

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, November 07, 2007  

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