Why do most UFO buffs concentrate on the older sightings?
The early flying saucer and UFO sightings were more exotic than those of today.
Today’s sightings are generally of amorphous lights, abstract triangles, and benign fly-overs.
The earlier sightings often involved landings, with entities, electromagnetic disruptions of car motors or house lights and electricity, and interactions of various kinds, including alleged abductions of sighters.
Also, earlier sightings were free of modern accretions: cynical skepticism, fakery and embellishment for fame, or psychosomatic stress, and media waywardness.
Yes, some contactees, Adamski, the worst of the bunch when it came to fame-seeking, and a slew of teen-agers or wannabes and never-were corrupted the study of flying saucers and UFOs but they were meticulous, pretty much, in their follies.
Today, the fakery and search for fame is cavalier, often slovenly, dismissive even, just a lark for a few minutes of attention.
And UFOs seem to perceive that human dismissiveness, appearing nonchalantly as a phenomenon nowadays, whereas back in the day(s), UFOs or flying saucers really put on some shows.
Where are the Roswell-like events today, or a Socorro, or a Rendlesham, or a Hill experience, a Travis Walton episode, or a Pascagoula?
There are none.
Just lights in the sky, orbs, or triangular craft.
No Flatwoods monsters. No Villas Boas examinations. No Aztec concoctions. Nothing sensational or exotic at all.
That’s why UFO mavens keep harking back to the old-tales, the old sightings. Those sightings and UFO events had something.