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Friday, September 19, 2008

The Resuscitation – and Death of UFOs

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The recent ABC program about UFOs [9/16, but already discarded by the network] briefly revitalized the phenomenon for the public and some in the UFO community.

But UFOs have succumbed once more, for media, the public, and many who were once enamored of flying saucers.

While the UFO old-guard – Stanton Friedman, Dick Hall, Jerry Clark, Kevin Randle. Bruce Maccabee, et al. – will never see the mystery solved in their remaining short years of life, they remain intrigued by the mystery, having spent much of their lives absorbed by it.

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But the middle-ground ufologists are dispersing. Paul Kimball has moved on. Nick Redfern is spending more time on other mysteries. Greg Bishop has taken to reconstructing UFO material from times past as a game of sorts.

Yes, some über-geeks (Mac Tonnies) still pursue the enigma, but not with the intensity or wherewithal that the ufological ancients invested in it.

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And that black-hole of ufology, UFO UpDates, maintained by Canuck Errol Bruce-Knapp and his minion-like stooges, is just a repository for nostalgic recollections and sour debate.

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Generally, UFOs are a dead issue, like some languages (Latin) and arcane sciences (alchemy).

Even the impending influx of UFOs, predicted for mid-October, when it fails to occur, will be one more nail in the coffin of ufology and the UFO/flying saucer mystery.

We reiterate: UFOs have no impact on humanity. The never have and they never will.

The phenomenon or phenomena continues, for now, to be a mere curiosity, and not even that for science, media, or Earth’s militaries.

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Like the Loch Ness monster or Bigfoot, which took a major hit because of the Georgia hoax a month or so ago, UFOs will sink into oblivion, and become a minor footnote in a few future texts that deal with the madnesses of the 20th and 21st Centuries.

4 Comments:

  • Good. It's over. Shut down all your blogs. Stop publishing books and magazines about it. Cancel the bullshit History channel shows. Let's move on to more intersting things, like survival in the coming resource wars.

    By Blogger Brown Wave, at Saturday, September 20, 2008  

  • Perhaps this is a DNR issue, making a transplant a more viable option. Let's pull out the healthy organs (data) from the dying Old Guard and give them to a group with fresh ideas and clear eyes. It's obvious that the whole (un)discipline has stagnated for years, both feeding upon and regurgitating itself in an endless cycle. To be honest, I don't think we need countless, unqualified minds vested in the hunt. We need fewer. I'm thinking it may be a too many cooks in the kitchen situation. We've too many unsubstantiated reoports from Bertha Mae in Ass-Scratch, WV that are receiving equal validity as something caught on video. Oh, sure, they get "classified" differently but at the end of the day, MUFON people, etc... give each tale as much weight as the next.

    By Blogger Cullan Hudson, at Tuesday, September 23, 2008  

  • Some commentary in Wired recently [16.09, September, Page 31, ff.] goes to the heart of what you're writing, Cullan.

    The ignoramuses and moronic UFO reportage that is plentiful, even overwhelming, in UFO circles has put a palpable crimp in serious study of the phenomenon (or phenomena) that's for sure.

    Culling the creme de la creme of thoughtful UFO mavens would be helpful.

    Yes, the old guard has done some exceptional work and investigation.

    So their material and research should be looked at.

    And from it a few studious types might be able to come up with a new appraoch like that outlined in another Wired piece by Chris Anderson in his "The End of Theory."

    (Google "The End of Theory" for his argument and some counter arguments.)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, September 23, 2008  

  • Harrumph!

    I assure you! Latin is NOT a dead language!

    OE

    By Blogger The Odd Emperor, at Tuesday, September 30, 2008  

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