UFOs: Cameras “in absentia”
The dearth, or complete absence, of photographs, and therefore, cameras apparently, during the O’Hare Airport sighting of November 2006 is mimicked by the January 2008 Stephenville, Texas sighting of January 2008.
This was also the case during the whole Roswell episode of 1947: no photos of the debris field, the debris itself, or anything else for that matter, excluding the press photos of balloon fragments allegedly belonging to the wreckage that was thought to be a crashed flying disk.
Since YouTube, Flickr, and other online internet photo sites are fraught with thousands of inane pictures, and ABC’s America’s Funniest Videos contains, each week, a plethora of idiotic video captures, one has to wonder why those cameras and cell phones are never at the ready when a UFO occurrence takes place.
This is also the case, somewhat, for so-called UFO abduction events. That is, some persons contend they are repeatedly abducted by aliens, but none of those persons has had the wherewithal to put cameras or other detecting devices in their bedrooms to capture photos or evidence of their UFO captors or the abduction episode.
Setting up surreptitious observation material is common among those who have children and think their nannies or housekeepers may be abusing the kids.
Even NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” has succeeded in capturing video of child molesters, without too much aggravation in setting up their stings.
So why don’t abductees do the same?
Some current History Channel programs (Monster Quest for one) show investigators arranging cameras and traps to capture evidence of unusual creatures of the paranormal or crypto-zoological.
SciFi’s “Ghost Hunters” does the same for ethereal beings said to inhabit (or haunt) places.
But when it comes to UFOs or alien abductions, cameras just seem not to be available.
This is part of the problem with the whole UFO phenomenon: it is betrayed by the klutziness of those who “see” them or are fodder for their kidnappings.