UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, August 02, 2015

Ufologists distancing themselves from UFOs!

It’s blatant and obvious; UFO enthusiasts are turning away, in droves, from the UFO topic: The Anomalist, our friend Nick Redfern, Above Top Secret, and almost every other UFO web-site that we’ve used, along with you, to keep abreast of UFO sightings and stories.

Now, Kevin Randle, at his blog is still sticking with UFOs, even going so far as to resurrect hoary Roswell muck, flogging it for all its worth, but not stemming the tide of UFO abandonment.

But, for all intents and purposes (as they say), UFOs are over, certainly for cognoscenti of things worthwhile.

The Paranormal has reared its ugly head, in the hope of filling the UFO void now extant on the internet.

That too will go the way, eventually, of all the flotsam and jetsam of pathological detritus.

So, if you’re among the renouncers, good for you.

And if you persist in thinking UFOs remain pertinent or worthwhile of human time and interest, hie yourself to a psychiatrist. You’re nutty.



  • Well, for me, it's always been like that, as I've actually written more books on cryptozoology than I have ufology. And I've also written about conspiracies that have nothing to do with UFOs, such as my "Celebrity Secrets."

    So, I don't view myself as a Ufologist as such. I view myself as someone who has an interest in a lot of paranormal issues, such as UFOs, MIB, Chupacabra, Loch Ness Monster, etc.

    I may go a year or so without doing a UFO book, because I'm working on something else (as right now, I'm working a cryptozoology A-Z book and also a Loch Ness book).

    I do have a couple of UFO books in the works, but the cryptozoology ones are the focus/deadline right now. So, I'm not moving away from UFOs, I just have different writing/rsearching priorties at different times.

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Sunday, August 02, 2015  

  • I've predicted this for quite some time, if you look back over my posts. My reasons, however, are different: There have been no significant flaps for decades and the few rashes we get of merit (Phoenix, Stephenville..) are few and far between. Moreover, they seem strongly linked to military activity. Another reason is the simple fact that I don't think people are really getting out and looking up. There's that iPhone and that tablet and those selfies and that ep I forgot to stream... Digital Narcissus has a lot of reflective surfaces in which to stare, so contemplating the vastness above is a low priority. So much so that NASA is now a model rocket club.

    By Blogger Cullan Hudson, at Monday, August 03, 2015  

  • Yes, Cullan, you are so right.

    But that many (most?) UFO enthusiasts are departing the field is what I'm stressing, even though I know there are die-hards (me, among them) still flogging the topic, but die-hards are voices crying (out) in the wilderness.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, August 03, 2015  

  • I am continuing the earth lights research project because, as I said before, I found some observations made by the witnesses truly intriguing and I think that at least one new natural phenomenon awaits to be discovered.

    However, if the associated field observation project turns out to be a total failure, I will have no other choice than to give up. This will be disappointing, but as I have many other hobbies such as astronomy, photography and hiking in nature, I will fill the void space rather quickly.

    It is quite possible that new atmospheric phenomena accounting for some sightings may be accidentally discovered by scientists outside the UFO field as sprites were discovered in 1989. This will be a punch in the face of ufologists as they will then have failed to do their job in almost 70 years of research (of often dubious value, alas).



    By Blogger Rare phenomena lover, at Monday, August 03, 2015  

  • Yes I recall the halcyon days of UFOs. You know - Adamski, Palmer, Keyhoe and all that. Poor Keyhoe; he would react furiously to me including him and Adamski in the same sentence! Even including him with Palmer would give him a heart attack. Think of all the progress we have made since then. Go see Robert Sheaffer's site for the ravings of a certain gentleman and you can see for yourself.

    If I still "flog the topic" it is because I have zilch else to flog in my dotage.

    By Blogger cda, at Monday, August 03, 2015  

  • "Go see Robert Sheaffer's site for the ravings of a certain gentleman and you can see for yourself."

    I assume Chris is referring to Gary Osborn. Gary is "sharing" by suggestion (since others' research is ongoing, he claims) the insanely ridiculous idea that Jim Penniston of RendleSham notoriety has telepathically received and transcribed in binary, a mathemagical mumbo-jumbo code of coordinates. Gary claims the code provides answers to “mysteries that have confounded researchers for hundreds of years” in his words.

    "Oh, Brother!" my words.

    Gary is a polite and intelligent man but who is also obviously one of those ancient Egyptian mysteries, Orion correlation, redated Great Sphinx and Giza power plant pseudoarchaeological loons of the Hancock, Bauval, Dunn, Schoch and West type known as "pyramidiots." Gary has associated himself with "UFOs" through Penniston and Pope.

    I suggested to Gary that the Penniston nonsense was worthless and that his defense of such baloney only described him as mystery mongering woo-meister. To which he objected, saying he was just as rational as the next and not a woo-woo at all. But one look his website will reveal to anyone that the man is certifiably a loonatic.

    All of this fantastical lost Egyptian civilization pyramidiocy was thoroughly debunked twenty years ago by astronomers and geologists: Krupp, Feder, Heinrich, Harrel, and many others. So why Gary promotes such nonsense is anyone's guess.

    My guess is that―like all the other pyramidiots―he's only in it for the money.

    No problem. But when you live the life of a fraud, what sort of life is that?


    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Thursday, August 06, 2015  

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