posted on Aug, 15 2014 @ 07:08 PM
originally posted by: CardDown
The Canadian UFO Survey does educate and inform the public, but it's up to us to read it and use the data.
My point is that the data contained in the annual survey is practically garbage. And the reason it is garbage is because UFO organizations are still
wasting their time collecting reams of trivial sightings of "incidents" of the most trivial "lights in the night sky".
The situation is actually getting worse because the quality of the sightings and reports is ever decreasing.
Who cares if there are more "sightings" this year than last? Its a totally meaningless statistic.
Until the UFO organizations start to apply some criteria to select "anomalous sightings" to separate the "junk" from the "incidents of
interest", we will just see a continuing degradation in the study of UFOs.
To start with, they should just simply set aside all sightings that can be characterized as nothing but "lights in the sky" - and not include these
with reports of UFOs or with statistics gathered on UFOs.
I would say as a recipient of many reports, that very few reports actually receive any investigation at all any more, and the main reason is because
the people volunteering in UFO organizations get jaded from reading so many reports of what is simply lights in the sky that could be just about
anything (star, airplane, Chinese lantern, satellite).