UFO Conjectures

Sunday, March 05, 2017

UFOs from afar, I think not and how is it that only the lower classes see UFOs?

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UFOs: Are they Extraterrestrial? by Barry Parker [Page 18 ff.] appears in the July 1977 issue of Argosy UFO (pictured):

Barry Parker writes, sensibly, “Another problem in relation to UFOs is why they visit us so often. If say, one per cent of the reported UFOs are extraterrestrial, this is still an unbelievable number of visits considering what an insignificant speck we are in the universe.” [Page 55, italics mine]

That statement confirms that I’m not the only UFO nut wondering how or why ETs would be showing up here, in the numbers reported or sightings allegedly witnessed.

In that same issue is the piece noted on the cover, U.S. Missile Sites May be Objects of UFO Surveillance by John R. Frick [Page 35 ff.].

Mr. Frick provides a litany of UFO observations he had, when younger, from his home in Florida.

Mr. Frick writes, “Here I should mention that the mobile home park in which we lived was on the outskirts of a small town, 36 miles south of Cape Kennedy … our mobile home [in] the ‘boondocks’.” [Page 38, italics mine]

This made me consider something I was going to note here the other day but held back so as not to offend economically poor UFO witnesses and/or buffs.

But it is obvious from the information gathered about UFO witnesses, practically all of them, that the prevailing economic status of those witnesses, which is also the economic status of most UFO enthusiasts, was and is lower middle class or the poverty class.

That is, UFOs seem to show up and are interested in by people on the lower end of the economic scale.

Why is this so?

The raft of UFO reports of encounters in the early 1950s, in Europe (France, Italy, and Spain, mostly) came from farmers and drudge workers.

Many of the UFO sightings, here in the U.S. have come from farmers or the working class; i.e., the Hickson/Parker duo in Pascagoula, Travis Walton, the Cash-Landrum trio, et al.

And take a look at the authors of UFO books and those who make appearances on cable TV programs about UFOs: a dowdy, scruffy group of individuals with gruff beards and dirty finger nails.

The history of UFO sightings is rife with accounts from the great unwashed. Why?

Sure, you can name a few airline pilots or military personnel and a scientist or two but, over all, UFO sightings and reports (plus the ongoing study of them) centers around those in the lower economic scale of existence.

The sociological study of why this is would prove interesting, yes?

RR