Facebook and the UFO Phenomenon
Facebook is ten years old this month. UFOs have been “prominent” since 1947.
Facebook has more than a billion members.
UFOs have considerably less followers than that, and never had anywhere near a billion aficionados.
Facebook is on a decline; members jumping ship in droves, especially the younger set.
If Facebook – a rather recent, vital human sub-text – is already dying, how can anyone, with a straight face and ounce of sense think UFOs are still vital and alive?
UFOs, as a topic of interest, has lost its cachet with almost everyone except those of us who cling to the subject because our “addiction” has not been sated.
Even the so-called Roswell slides will not rejuvenate UFOs as a viable topic of vibrant interest.
Yes, there will be a surge among UFO mavens but that shall subside, as the slides, purporting to show an alien life-form from the alleged Roswell crash of 1947, prove to be about as valid, scientifically or forensically, as the once ballyhooed alien autopsy film.
UFOs are a non-topic in academic or scientific circles – all know that. But UFOs have become anathema in social circles too, completely ignored or shunned among polite, sensible cultured groups.
There will continue a rag-tag coterie of die-hards (me among them maybe).
But for all intents and purposes, UFOs are a dead issue.
And all of you know that.