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Re: The List Fades To Black

From: Stanton T. Friedman <fsphys.nul>
Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 20:08:18 -0400
Archived: Mon, 30 Dec 2013 06:30:01 -0500
Subject: Re: The List Fades To Black


>From: Wendy Christensen <wendy.nul>
>To: post.nul
>Date: Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:18:59 -0500
>Subject: Re: The List Fades To Black

>I think the greatly reduced UFO UpDates List traffic in recent
>times is indicative not of other outlets on the internet, but of
>a major existential crisis in ufology.

>It has to do with cell phones.

>Just in the last few years, the earth has been blanketed in
>ubiquitous camera coverage. Billions of people now carry high
>quality cameras everywhere they go. These devices are virtually
>extensions of our hands, always at the ready to instantly record
>whatever happens, anywhere. (Check out the many "flash mob"
>videos on youtube to see how immediately and completely these
>events are recorded, from multiple viewpoints and by numerous
>observers.)

>And yet - ufologists are still picking away at the bones of
>Trent and (always!) Roswell.

>There should be, by now, thousands of clear, high-quality UFO
>images, with more appearing by the minute, to bicker about. So,
>where are all those pictures?

>I believe that this phenomena - the lack of expected imagery --
>has caused many observers to take a giant step back and say,
>"Something is not right here."

>Could there, after all, be "no there, there?"

I must disagree. The great amjority of todays digital camera
pictures have much poorer resolution than the old colore slide
film provided.


Stan Friedman




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