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Thursday, March 06, 2014

UFOs on the back burner (or worse)!

While Anomalist and other UFO dependent sites and venues pretend that UFOs are still a popular and a vibrant element in today's society, the dearth of interest in the UFO community, itself, is the give-away that UFOs are all but dead and buried as a vital topic.

Kevin Randle, for instance, is just now acknowledging the death of UFO Magazine, something UFO cognoscenti have known for several weeks now.

Our colleague Anthony Bragalia gets hits at his blog for articles written four years ago, readers just now stumbling apon them in a spurt of UFO interest it seems.

And we note the "death" of some once-rabid UFO aficionados who once commented at UFO blogs and web-sites but no longer do: Zoam Chomsky, PurrlGurrl, Lance moody (who is still extant but as quiet as a dead person), Larry, Kandinsky, Paul Kimball, Don Ledger, Jerry Clark, Don Ecsedy, Chuck Finley, et al.

Yes, UFOs and "ufology" is, despite some denials from a sleepy core of mavins, are all but buried, even as some fringe cable networks rehash UFO lore and get a few viewers who are curious but not really interested.

So, let's cut the charade: UFOs are dead. Ufology is dead. Most of the real practitioners are dead.

RR

10 Comments:

  • I vote cremation over burial! After all, as The Walking Dead assures us, a corpse can reanimate and walk again. But, burning Ufology to a cinder will do the trick! I think there will be a bit of flurry when the slides surface. But you are right, beyond that, it will be a steady slide to extinction, aside from those who wallow in the nostalgia side of things long gone.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Thursday, March 06, 2014  

  • I was told in 1999 by "someone" (sorry) that the aliens had left under some mutual agreement with key governments and had promised not to return for 150 years. That was a pretty accurate description of what's happened since. No Phoenix lights or even credible footage since then.

    By Blogger Daro, at Thursday, March 06, 2014  

  • Wait a minute. Your previous blog heading said Blue Book lives! Now you say ufology and UFOs are dead.

    So what, precisely, is Blue Book investigating? Dead topics?

    When Nick says "there will be a bit of a flurry when the slides surface" presumably he means a flurry among the UFO fraternity. There will be absolutely no interest by science in general.

    By Blogger cda, at Thursday, March 06, 2014  

  • CDA:

    UFOs are dead in the social milieu.

    That Project Stork continues (or seems to be continuing) means that someone thinks there's merit in still studying the phenomenon, past as well as present.

    Why Stork thinks so is beyond me.

    But that there is a demise in interest among the population, generaly, is obvious.

    The bifurcation isn't contradictory; it just is.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, March 06, 2014  

  • CDA: Yes, I mean within the UFO field and also, probably, various TV channels that make UFO shows.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Thursday, March 06, 2014  

  • no interest by science in general.

    but then i presume Project Stork would have probably employed such people ( scientists and specialists )

    not in a general sense but in a more clandestine way since the project is probably unknown to the public.

    either way science probably would be involved.

    By Blogger Al12, at Thursday, March 06, 2014  

  • Reading old UFO magazines and journals, statements regarding the demise of ufology appear to have occurred in most decades since the 1940s. Interest has always had waves and groups/magazines have always folded with new ones popping up in their place with the next wave of interest. In the last few years, UFO blogs have suffered - but Facebook pages relating to UFOs have grown dramatically.

    By Blogger Isaac Koi, at Thursday, March 06, 2014  

  • Ufology has been dead for decades, it long ago became little more than a dumping ground for vanity press drivel.

    Sober testimony from well credentialed people as to the reality of the phenomenon seems to have largely washed over the public consciousness, but then this is the curse of the age.

    Look at the NSA scandal for a perfect example of boundless apathy in the face of infamy. For years sober commentators dismissed talk of such surveillance going on as poppycock, when faced with the reality they offer little more than a 'meh' in response.

    If the proven reality of a supra 1984 surveillance state can't hold the public's attention, what hope for the mere possibility of the ET hypothesis doing so?

    By Blogger Ross, at Thursday, March 06, 2014  

  • Ross:

    You've encapsulated the situation concisely and correctly.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, March 06, 2014  

  • There's a new tv series called 'Close Encounters' and it airs on the Science Channel. It's surprisingly well done (though the cases it presents are those most of us interested in the subject already know about). The commentators are well informed and don't present the schlock factor which use to be seen on 'UFO Hunters' and more recently on 'Ancient Aliens'. Of course the tired debunker explanations are tagged on at the end of each episode, but one grows use to that. [Notice how ghost or other paranormal programs don't have debunkers on? Only UFO related programs do...That suggests to me our government is worried about something.]

    So, there still seems to be an interest in the subject in our popular American culture. No matter, most importantly, UFOs aren't going away and the greatest mystery is still what/who is the intelligence behind them.

    BTW, 'The Walking Dead' analogy is off. A WD zombie can only be destroyed if they receive a kill shot or knife wound directly into their brains. ;-)

    ~ Susan

    By Blogger brownie, at Sunday, March 09, 2014  

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