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Friday, September 30, 2016

Ufology needs something

Obviously, the “Roswell slides” matter is kaput, and MUFON, even with a seemingly hefty “conference” in Florida currently, has lost its cachet with serious UFO buffs.

UFO sightings continue apace but no one really cares. They are ho-hum sightings.

Roswell, despite some good books (Kevin Randle’s, Jose Caravaca’s Spanish publication, and Gilles Fernandez’ 2010 French issue) correct and clarify that iconic incident, the “myth” has become boring for many (most?) UFO devotees.

The Ancient Astronaut theories have become laughable, alien abductions too.

Past UFO cases have become fossilized, and no one wants to pursue them forensically or even superficially. They are encrusted with mildew, having been hacked to fetid mince-meat, even here, at this blog.

Other topics have usurped UFOs in the public mind and ufological mind also.

So, what can revive ufology? Can it be revived? Or is it, for all practical reasons, stone dead?



  • Not dead, but zombification is near!

    By Blogger Nick Redfern, at Friday, September 30, 2016  

  • Sad to see that Billy Cox has retired his De Void column and moved on to non-UFO matters. His explorations of the Aguadilla, Puerto Rico/Customs and Border Patrol case from 2013 should have provoked lots of talk but still failed to move the needle significantly. We still have you, Rich, and Kevin, but it's gonna take Klaatu landing on the White House lawn to shake up this moribund subject.

    By Blogger Ron, at Friday, September 30, 2016  

  • Ron...

    That's exactly what would be needed to engage us UFO aficionados again.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, September 30, 2016  

  • "I'll be baaack . . ."

    By Blogger Dave Down Under, at Friday, September 30, 2016  

  • Hello Rich and All,

    If it was a question "Ufology needs something?", yes. The answer needed/lacking is here and the image linked :p


    Best regards,

    Gilles Fernandez

    By Blogger Gilles Fernandez, at Monday, October 03, 2016  

  • I won't claim that UFOlogy "needs" the "Roswell debate" I'll be having with Donald Schmitt at 3:30 pm on Saturday, October 15at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference (www.milwaukeeparacon.com), but the debate might just help put the Roswell story out of its misery once and for all. The event will be carried live on KGRA Radio (www.kgraradio.com).

    By Blogger Mark OC, at Monday, October 03, 2016  

  • Thank you Mark...

    (There will be no charge for the advert.)


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, October 03, 2016  

  • I owe you one, Rich!

    By Blogger Mark OC, at Monday, October 03, 2016  

  • Grazie....


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, October 03, 2016  

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