The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Thursday, December 20, 2007

UFOs: The Skeletal Remains

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Ufologists have become archeologists of a kind; that is, with no serious UFO sightings in recent years, they’ve been relegated to exhuming the remains of UFOs past.

Without current UFO events of a Roswell kind or contacts and landings that can be likened to the French/Italian wave of the 1950s or the so-called abductions of the 60s and 70s, those interested in UFOs continue to perform exhumations on every flying saucer and/or UFO event they can resurrect from historical/news records.

Since the UFO bones have been picked clean, many times over actually, what else can ufologists do? Without new sightings – significant sightings – the UFO well is dry.

Many who were UFO aficionados have moved on or are moving on.

A few diehards continue to flog old sightings but more sensible folks understand that such flogging is futile. Nothing new can be gleaned from sightings that have been scrutinized to the point of imbecility.

Some diehards have taken to revitalizing the contactee genre. Others are absorbed in the old Skylab sighting(s). And still others continue to wave the MJ-12 flag.

An objective observer sees this as pathological, but with hoo-hahs running around the UFO community raising specters of governmental/military conspiracies (and some obsessed with their tainted images), what other conclusion can anyone come to?

UFOs are the basin in which the dregs of society are washing their feet.

We’ve seen one-time rational types sink into a morass of idiocy that bespeaks something not far from severe mental illness.

UFOs will appear now and again, almost subliminally. But the dying breed of “serious” ufologists will, as we’ve continued to maintain, die off with no denouement for them or the UFO mystery.

Finally, it’s time to give up the UFO ghost, not just because UFOs are irrelevant but because UFOs only lead to mental deterioration and a total waste of one as a thinking being with other purposes they should be concerned about during their short lives on this Earth.

4 Comments:

  • "UFOs are the basin in which the dregs of society are washing their feet.

    We’ve seen one-time rational types sink into a morass of idiocy that bespeaks something not far from severe mental illness."


    Wow! Such finely honed commentary! I guess you don't have much of real substance to say on this issue, then, and are left only with personal insults?

    Here's your assignment, if you can squeeze it in:
    http://www.nizkor.org/features/fallacies/ad-hominem.html

    By Blogger Michael, at Saturday, December 22, 2007  

  • Perhaps one needs to look no further than the bottom picture printed in on page 24 of the book:
    Encounters At Indian Head to understand why Ufology is on the rapid spiral of decline. Face it folks, we are all middle-aged or more. The generation turnover has come and gone vacancies.

    To make a similar comparison, take model railroading. One can argue hobby during the same time UFOs first made their appearance in our national consciousness. Recently there was a big Train meet down in Allentown PA. I passed by the line of people waiting to go in and there was almost no young boys in line. And the few that were there looked either annoyed or embarrassed that they had to accompany their eccentric grandfather, crazy uncle, or delusional father thinking this would be a bonding experience. 40 years ago the line would have been twice as long with kids. Unfortunately, no more.
    Is it because people naturally accept the existence of UFOs and space beings that they simply feel there is no need to try to "discover" the truth? And in that light, does anyone believe that truth is relevant anymore?
    Or are we just bored and waiting for the new flavor of the day to spark us out of our dumbed down fog?
    Does anyone think that mysteries are important and worth persuing anymore?

    By Blogger ufos, at Saturday, December 22, 2007  

  • UFOs will appear now and again, almost subliminally. But the dying breed of “serious” ufologists will, as we’ve continued to maintain, die off with no denouement for them or the UFO mystery.

    Wha? What dying breed of serious Ufologests? There's never been 'no such animal! The only people serious about Ufology are those sad types who want personal gain out of the subject. Monetary or otherwise. People who've seriously gone into the subject either went bonko and started seeing Zorch from planet Zippo or left the field in disgust. The rest are making a marginal living selling power crystals and trying to prove that black is white.

    OE

    By Blogger The Odd Emperor, at Saturday, December 22, 2007  

  • "Finally, it’s time to give up the UFO ghost, not just because UFOs are irrelevant but because UFOs only lead to mental deterioration and a total waste of one as a thinking being with other purposes they should be concerned about during their short lives on this Earth."

    You must be a very happy person because I hear it said that ignorance is bliss.

    The subject is a obviously a waste of your time, so why don't you not concern YOURSELF with it as YOU mention in your own quote.
    .

    By Blogger nesbittplac7, at Saturday, December 22, 2007  

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