For those bewildered by or obsessed with things at the fringe of reality, do such things as Sasquatch/Bigfoot/Yeti matter, or Nessie and Champ, or chupacabras, or ghosts?
Why do UFOs have more import, in our estimation, than those other “entities” listed above?
UFOs have a longevity that the listed items do not have.
What UFOs are or may be seem to have more importance in the great scheme of things.
UFOs have paranormal cachet that Bigfoot doesn’t, and certainly more than chupacabras have.
Even “ghosts” don’t impact observers in the same way that UFOs do.
And the Loch Ness monster or Lake Champlain’s Champ don’t provide any great ripples in the paranormal panoply.
UFOs have a cosmological underpinning or a metaphysical ambiance of some kind, deservedly or not.
If UFOs are extraterrestrial in origination, that is very important, for all the obvious reasons: what’s the ET culture? The intelligence? The theology? Et cetera.
If UFOs are an example of someone or something playing with the evolution or mind of mankind, that too is very important. (Need we tell you why?)
If UFOs are merely the fallout of secret military aircraft testings, that isn’t too important but it would quell the ongoing mystery assuredly.
UFOs may be observational trickery or real substantive craft, which is what we believe them to be.
Either way, they present a phenomenon that ranks up there with some of the best mysteries of history and time, like who really parted the Red Sea, or did Jesus really rise up after his crucifixion (and if so, why), or what caused Hitler’s megalomania, or does the Universe have a edge, or can we travel back or forward in time.
As a matter of fancy, UFOs may have something to do with time-travel, whereas Bigfoot doesn’t, nor Nessie, nor those other elements of the imagination.
UFOs get a priority because at the heart of the phenomenon lies a meaningful essence, it seems to us.
Time spent on the other paranormal or Fortean elements is just a waste of time, thought, and effort.
UFOs go to the top of our list of mysteries but do not replace more important issues, such as man’s inhumanity to man, or is God truly dead?
The pursuit of UFOs is, after all, only a hobby of sorts……