Ufology and the call (need?) for money
The Anomalist noted that The Daily Grail has a pressing need for member subscriptions to continue online publishing: $1 month, a beggarly amount, I feel.
Frank Warren, who is a “senior citizen” (a UFO geezer), who is presently ill (God bless him), has flocked his web-site, The UFO Chronicles, with advertising and goo-gaws to obtain a few shekels, which I’m sure would be helpful for his daily survival.
And we all know the personal plight of The Paracast's Gene Steinberg (God help him).
Then there are the long-time UFO money-grubbers, using UFOs to line their pockets, often exploiting UFO buffs and UFO lore, to the dismay of the more honest among us.
(The 2015 Roswell slide fiasco was a prime example of such exploitation.)
My feeling is that money corrupts all or most endeavors, whether its news media and television, or social media like Facebook or Twitter, et cetera.
If someone or some group wants to make money off of the UFO phenomenon, they’d better come up with unique and exhilarating new material about UFOs every time they put forth something UFO related.
To use the old stuff and other people’s efforts, to try and capture a few bucks, is loathsome, as I see it.
The Daily Grail is a better-than-good UFO/paranormal web-site, well worth a dollar or two from those who frequent the site.
And Mr. Warren’s cluttered site can insert all the ads he can get, if that keeps him from poverty or worse.
As for Mr. Steinberg, the less said the better.
UFOs are weird enough, as an intellectual topic. To make the phenomenon a source for a mercenary windfall makes me a little sick.