UFO Conjectures

Friday, August 14, 2009

UFO Geezers


The picture, above, comes from Kevin Randle’s blog.

It shows a primary ufological group that attended a recent MUFON symposium.

This examples the state of “ufology” today: a gaggle of tired old, white men, who haven’t a clue as to what UFOs are, even though they’ve spent the better part of their lives seeking an answer to the UFO riddle.

The UFO enigma and ufology itself should be passed to a new generation.

The lack of significant answers to the UFO riddle suggests that UFO newbies get into the fray, and take a look at new sightings (and maybe a few older sightings) to see what they can come up with.

Fresh hypotheses and a fresh outlook can’t hurt, and is sorely needed, if the UFO mystery/phenomenon is to come to a denouement.

It’s time to pass the torch.


  • If any of that group reads this blog I am positive he will take exception to your remark "tired, old, white men who haven't a clue as to what UFOs are..."
    The point is that these very people (I don't know more than perhaps 2 or 3 names) are the ones who HAVE 'solved' the UFO problem years, maybe decades, ago and have no desire to change their ideas. In short, they are ETHers.

    I do not say all of this group are ETHers, maybe a few are still genuinely seeking other possible answers, but it is likely that their bias is inclined towards ETH.

    Who are these younger men to take their places, and why do you suppose they will turn up anything different to the older generation's
    ideas? It is always a good thing for younger people to get themselves involved with contentious subjects, just as it is for them to be involved with politics, religion, science, finance, in fact anything you like.

    My personal view, as Arthur C.Clarke once said, is to give the UFO subject a long period of benign neglect. In other words, do nothing, just let the UFOs pass by and forget about them. And if anyone claims to be abducted just ignore them (unless of course you have good reason to believe they are insane or a danger to others). And of course ignore all reported crash stories.

    But this won't happen of course. UFOs are here to stay. 60 years? Psychic phenomena have been with us for 150 years and astrology probably 2000 years. They still survive. Alchemy dates back centuries but is ignored now. So are perpetual motion machines. The only way UFOs will be pushed into the background is if and when some other 'new' and exciting borderline science subject replaces it. Ancient Astronauts nearly did, but where is that now?

    Another way is if some genuine UFO hardware, alien bodies or genuine official documents come forth to finally prove ETH to the world. Then UFOs would spring to the foreground like never before.
    What odds would you give against that happening?

    By Blogger cda, at Saturday, August 15, 2009  

  • Yeah I found the not so subtle tone of this 'article' pretty damn disrespectful.

    The cold hard truth is this:

    What we do and do not know about the UFO's and their pilots has nothing at all do with actions and research carried out by humans. It is 'the others' themselves who are dictating the terms of this frustrating dance, and had they wished for us to know anything about this apparent mystery then I'm sure they would have made it so.

    A new generation of researchers has no more or less of a chance at getting to the bottom of this problem than their predecessors.

    No, what I think we need to do is take action on a massive scale. I submit that in order to get the answers we desire our best bet is to beg. Just flat out beg. Hard. We all of us should descend on our nearest pastures, meadows, field and paddocks.

    Be sure to remember your flash lights & laser pointers!

    By Blogger Gareth, at Sunday, August 16, 2009  

  • I'm only 50, for god's sake!

    By Blogger rutkows, at Monday, August 17, 2009  

  • Rutkowski:

    You've got to start hanging around with younger people!


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, August 17, 2009  

  • Pass the torch to who? - A bunch of upstart youngins that just copy what the best of the elders investigated and opined upon?

    I doubt anything can be added that can top the combined investigations, ideas and opinions of John Keel, Jacques Vallee, Coral and Jim Lorenzen, Ann Druffel and Raymond Fowler.

    And none of the above (that remain alive) were at said meeting. Maybe that says more on the state of Ufology.

    By Blogger Brownie, at Friday, August 21, 2009  

  • A new generation that will do what, exactly? Sit back, type away on a computer, and complain about people who have spent a lot of time and effort in real research trying to find answers? Give me a break.

    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Monday, August 24, 2009  

  • Yes, Paul, exactly right....

    You've already taken your break, and are still on it.

    But the UFO newbies should have a go at the phenomenon, with fresh eyes and ideas.

    I would have thought you might agree, since you are among that younger group who can do something more with the UFO mystery than use it to assuage a boring non-productive research pretense.

    The geezers have failed: failed to convince media there's something to the UFO thing, and failed to come to any consensus about UFOs, none whatsoever.

    The geezers have just muddied the UFO waters to the point that any-thing or anyone connected with UFOs is considered loony.

    They have botched the whole UFO discussion with petty disagreements and the need to attack anyone who tells them "the emperor has no clothes on."


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, August 24, 2009  

  • Rich,

    I would be more inclined to take a bit more seriously what you say re: "geezers" and their failure to solve the UFO mystery if you weren't constantly posting, or allowing to be posted, "new" revelations about the one UFO "case" that has done the most damage to serious UFO research, Roswell.

    Tsk, tsk... you can't have it both ways and expect to have any credibility.


    By Blogger Paul Kimball, at Tuesday, August 25, 2009  

  • Paul:

    Credibility isn't my strong suit, as you well know.

    Provocation is more my cup o' tea.

    And I allow my friends to doodle on this blog (and others) even when I may disagree with what they doodle.

    So fault me as you will, but allow me the courtesy to be inconsistent in the Roswell matter.

    The whole UFO matter is a joke, and a haven for charlatans and boobs.

    To take it seriously would mean that one is as crazy as those who have sunk their whole lives into the nonsense, and who shall die poor and with little to show for their (admittedly) stalwart efforts.

    Need I name Richard Hall?

    UFOs are, in the great scheme of things, benign.

    But you know that, so let me have my fun, won't you?


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, August 25, 2009  

  • It is all so obvious what UFOs are all about if you understand a few basic things about our political system and the type of folks who have the grip on the human race.

    It is So obvious that I wrote a book about all of it titled:

    The Politics of Extraterrestrials...Connecting the Dots; or How ET has spared the human race from thermonuclear destruction at the hands of the criminal classes.

    It is online and you can read the 140 page revised version at lulu(dot)com

    It took 5 years to figure it out, yet it is really so obvious.

    By Blogger Patrick Sullivan, at Wednesday, September 02, 2009  

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