UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, October 17, 2008

UFOs just don’t matter [Redux]


In the vast scheme of things, UFOs and/or flying saucers don’t count. That’s an absolute fact of life.

UFOs don’t affect the economy, your family’s practical existence, your kids’ college tuition, anyone with cancer or any other possibly fatal disease, wars, poverty, political considerations – UFOs don’t affect anything.

Those absorbed by the phenomenon – as we continue to note – are merely escaping into a false reality that is meaningless in our mundane or real reality.

Sure, UFOs have a place in the paranormal sphere or esoteric environment that enthuses those who like curiosities and weird things generally.

But as an artifactual or anomaly that impacts life, UFOs just don’t cut it.

Pursuing the phenomenon is futile, and insane, unless a person doesn’t have anything better to do, which is the case with some long-time “ufologists” – who shall remain nameless this time around (but you all know who we mean).

UFOs have never altered everyday life for the population as a whole, and has rarely affected those who’ve seen something described as a UFO, that is those who didn’t try to capitalize on their experience.

(Those who’ve milked their UFO experience have almost always come to ruination.)

Normal persons who’ve had a UFO experience or sighting have always resumed their everyday life, with only an occasional nod to that thing they saw in the sky.

UFO cases are intriguing, but don’t matter, philosophically, theologically, militarily, or in any other way.

They are curios in a panoply of curios that have intruded upon humans since time immemorial, but that’s all they are – curios.

We, like you, find the phenomenon interesting but it doesn’t cause us to mismanage our lives as it has to many in the UFO community.

Yes, UFOs are real, and flying saucers have landed; even extraterrestrials have debarked from them.

But have those UFO incidents changed the world’s momentum one iota? No.

That doesn’t mean that those interested in such esoterica should abandon their curious perusal of the UFO phenomenon (or phenomena).

It just means that a more judicious and sensible scrutiny should be in place for so-called ufologists, and UFOs should be given a lesser role when one’s priorities are established.

This would go a long way to eliminating the foolish factor that now inundates the UFO reality – a reality that should be subliminal more than overt.

But reasonable persons already know this, right?


  • Good post. I think there are many who could benefit from tempering their zeal a tad. While an interesting enigma to muse over, it hardly rectifies the current global financial crisis or provides affordable health care for all.

    By Blogger Cullan Hudson, at Saturday, October 18, 2008  

  • Yah, C...

    UFOs are an interesting sidebar, and you, like us, are intrigue by the phenomena, but we have other things that need to be chewed on, first.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, October 18, 2008  

  • Great post that expresses an observation that most would be hard pressed to take issue with if we frame this into popular culture versus individual intellectual curiosity, which unfortunately, again, in popular culture, seems to wane until all hell breaks loose. I think its a matter of how we define pragmatism in relation to a continual attempt to re frame fundamental issues...all of our acts are perhaps interim solutions, but I think the more complex the issues become, we have a spectrum framed by escapism ( Goldiggers of 1933 and Busby Berkley = Out of The Blue and Blossom Goodchild) and the introspection that questions the entire choices of postulates we have whether its the political, economic, or social issues,the mess we find ourselves in creates a roiling of free floating anxiety..alot of energy...one can only hope as you said, its put to some practical purpose...if it can't be reframed..its off to the Dark Ages yet once again. Something either has to be changed or it will be changed...for the worse...an interesting epoch to live in, but at the same time, there is no existential angle to this, one has to only see famine,oscillating weather patterns, etc to see time is counted. Again, great post.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Wednesday, October 22, 2008  

  • Of course, Bruce,

    We dilettantes of the paranormal will continue to pay attention to UFOs, but only to escape the mish-mash that we call (normal) life.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, October 22, 2008  

  • I agree although not to sound like Samuel Beckett,I don't think there is an escape and if this represents an escape, its ineffective as a fire exit being a circular pathway back into the fire. Then again,between inner and outer realities what they do have in common is behavior driven by fear, fear of this, fear of that. I think Colin Wilson put it well, you are in a movie and you say, what the hell is this,I dont care for this one bit...so you go up to the projection booth to find no one is there, except yourself...as the author of the script. I had a correspondent by the name of Nick who told me a story about a UFO landing in the garden of a monastery where a monk was working. The monk shooed the saucer away and kept on gardening.
    I never heard from Nick again.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Wednesday, October 22, 2008  

  • Bruce,

    Your interconnectiveness (of all things) makes me trepidatious!

    Bumping into the UFO reality on the way to "the other side" would be awkward, after having dismissed the things so cavalierly.

    I better repent, or get into gardening...


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, October 22, 2008  

  • Sounds like the blog author(s) and those (except me) who post additional comments may not be capable of accepting the following: that if in fact a mass (ufo) interraction was to unfold globally, and the intelligence behind them clearly became a known, every posted word (except mine) toward this debate on this blog WOULD HAVE TO BE REWRITTEN. I'm not speaking of the typical 'sensationalized' "Independence Day' scenario either. Sensationalism is part of the 'BIG EGO LIE' within this rifted consciousness. So if ufos became stationary over your homes, your workplaces, your 'watering holes', your shopping malls, your favourite outdoor areas etc. you all would HAVE TO EAT CROW!

    By Blogger John Webster, at Saturday, November 15, 2008  

  • hi i just want to let you know i have just discovered your site and find it fascinating in places,so i say keep up the good work as i know it must be hard work .
    myself i think before we can properly get that smoking gun;i think their must be some law of physics that we currently do not understand and it leaves us out in the wilderness where that sort of club is still beyond our comprehension but ido seriously believe it will be something possibly simple that we have overlooked. anyway best

    By Blogger coolpolitealex, at Sunday, December 28, 2008  

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