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What Happened To UFO Reporting?

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 07:30:57 -0500
Archived: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 07:30:57 -0500
Subject: What Happened To UFO Reporting?




Source: Cullan Hudson's Strange State Blog - Oklahoma, USA

http://tinyurl.com/37k46t

November 28, 2007


What Happened To UFO Reporting?
Cullan Hudson

From fascinating enigma that had us looking toward the stars, to
paranoid ramblings that have us now clutching our chakra
crystals - what happened to UFO culture?

In particular, I ask about the state of UFO magazines.

Where once we could count on fascinating tales of unidentified
craft in various periodicals devoted to the issue, we are now
left with a handful of rags that seem to spend more time talking
about ESP, the Raelians, ley lines, and esoteric spirituality -
even ghosts and monsters!

To be honest, if I could turn back the clock a few decades, I
would. I miss the good ol' days when investigators did just
that. Investigate.

Frankly, I blame the aliens - for not showing up. Had they, then
folks would have something to focus on instead of allowing their
minds to wander and speculate about things that were based on
little but dubious testimonies and paranoid supposition.

Sure, the fringe element has always been there, but the bulk of
publications just dealt with telling the story and presenting
the facts as they were known, often with a scientific slant.

Idle hands, as they say, are the devil's workshop.

So, with the Visitors late to the Barbecue, some people
apparently got a little bored. Next thing we knew, they're out
at Sedona chanting beneath a pyramid made from copper tubing.

Well, I have two words about that: Dry Lightning. It's as if
there is a collective frustration that nothing more has been
discovered.

Fundamentally, we are nowhere nearer to understanding the
phenomenon than we were half a century ago. This fact, for many,
will simply not suffice. They have a deep seated need to
understand, and in supplication to that obsession, they begin to
seek answers beyond the scope of the observable.


[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/ for the lead]



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