UFO Conjecture(s)

Monday, July 13, 2015

How UFO stories used to be discussed, just four years ago

The Joyceville 1967 UFO sighting and report was placed online here in 2011, and debated by Bruce Duensing, Kandinsky, and me, plus a few others:


What has happened to UFO dialogue since then?



  • Yes! What a great discourse.

    Indeed, what a difference a short stretch of time makes.

    By analogy, "I like the old time rock and roll."

    And, what has happened? Does seems there's been a paradigm shift. You brought it up previously in the past year. Without looking is up, I think you suggested it has essentially stopped.

    I think we're exhausted by the recent mess, confronted and jaded with Photoshop, drones, ancient alien and Bigfoot TV nonsense (worse "monster hunting"), and the distress that millions of cell phone cameras seem to have produced nothing of interest. Oh, and the trolls.

    Going back a bit further, NIDS seemed to be an odd greatly disappointing bust. And I'm still confused by the giant black triangles.

    Perhaps the greatest interest of late are the undefined stuff of the space station cameras, maybe the Phoenix lights, and the Texas sightings again going a bit further back.


    By Blogger Bryan Daum, at Tuesday, July 14, 2015  

  • Brief additions to my comment: the null keeps coming up. I guess beyond all the bull I mentioned I still "want to believe" -and not be and idiot about it.

    By Blogger Bryan Daum, at Tuesday, July 14, 2015  

  • Yes, Bryan...

    Something's happened, but i'm not clear what.

    The slides thing pushed the topic further toward the abyss or maybe even shoved it over, but the diminution started well before May 5th, 2015.

    Maybe we're just going through a cleansing period. (I hope so.)


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, July 14, 2015  

  • Oh, and that damn "null" discussion: a pretense at intellectualism, nothing more.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Tuesday, July 14, 2015  

  • Poor old ufoolery, it's such a special case — those darned "UFOs" are so elusive — that it's exempt from the scientific method, exemplified by the Null hypothesis, the rules of logic and evidence.

    All ufoolery requires is endless fantastic stories, however inconsequential, and belief in the idea "UFO" — the icon of new-age relativist antiscience protest in the space-age twentieth century.

    The myth has grown old and died, having subsisted far beyond its raison d'etre.

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Wednesday, July 15, 2015  

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