Hmm. Well, I've had about 6 since 2005 (and none before that, 25-ish years of life). And I know others have had many of their own
sightings/experiences in the last decade. So a youtube playlist is no representation of if this phenomena is "slowing down" or anything.
And I know me nor them really cared about capturing them on video, let alone necessarily given the chance or equipment to consider doing it at the
time. Actual people are still having the sightings and experiences, even if they're less glamorous than they used to be.
There's also the issue that people who grab their phones and can't not check for notifications or whatever it is everyone seems to do every 5 minutes,
and whatnot - are generally more pepped up people nowadays. UFOs show themselves to chilled out dudes and dudettes, not snapchatters. Someone who sees
a true-FO is more likely to sit back and ponder it, than grab their social media and share it. That's another level, of manufactured human behavior,
and it's not on this level.
But who knows maybe the phenomena evolves, as someone else said, the extravagance is lower now perhaps because we can capture things in HD if we want
or something like that. They've moved back into the shadows, so to speak, harder to find now. It's a bit like the 50's-00 were a big PROD, hey we're
here, look at us. Now the work is more on us to seek them out...
There are a lot more pilot reports nowadays than there used to be, it's no longer a secretive aspect of aviation. Documents have been released in
their thousands over the last decade. Major ministries/governments across the world have said "we're open to it" in the last decade whereas before it
was mostly secrecy. Progressively, there have been leaps and bounds in all directions except
footage. Maybe we needed that? "They" probably
know better than we do
Here in the UK we haven't had a UFO-flap since 2009. And it takes a flap to get the masses capturing things really, cos between now and then, most
people are busy in their own little worlds, lol (me included). A UFO flap interupts peoples daily schedules. Without that, the onus is on you and me
to tear ourselves away from ATS, youtube and facebook and make the effort to find them for ourselves. And right now it's cloudy at night (and has been
for a week) I'm comfy, warm and have a nice coffee, so no thank you aliens lol.
All that said, I do agree with OP. It is a prime time to keep a look out. I was tempted to visit somewhere the other night on news of the US/Russia
tension for the reason of UFO spotting, because the time does seem ripe for it, with historical elements fortifying the notion. But it's cloudy, and I
don't UFO spot on the basis of things near the ground, I "study" high altitude so generally won't bother if it's not starry out. I also had a day of
co-incidences, which I rarely encounter nowadays, and always consider that as an indicator of a good time to see UFOs lol (unfounded, just some
personal belief). But yes, now is a good time for it if history has taught us anything about UFOs, and beyond that, but based only on personal belief,
this year (summer season) might be better than previous for UFO sightings (and footage) all round.
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