The UFO Iconoclast(s)

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.