posted on Jul, 17 2003 @ 04:49 PM
The general public is put-off of the UFO subject, often, by UFO researchers and proponents themselves. Less-than well thought out books, juvenile
websites, and corny movies -- made, often, by those who claim to be UFO experts -- have drawn the public away from a lot of serious, but less than
Large segments of the public, polling data shows, is interested in UFOs or believe that they actually are from another planet... however, when these
people sit down to read up on UFOs, they are often turned-off of the subject by the likes of gawdy websites that claim to know everything Krlll had
for breakfast on may 12, 1974
Also, the UFO community failed to really make use of the UFO boom that occured in the 90s. As the subject became 'discussable' in the wake of the
X-Files and radio shows like art bell, it also expanded in such a way that a lot of crackpots and hoaxers were able to push their particular tales on
the unwitting public. The interent only magnified this problem... as the web soon became filled with glurge that blotted out case histories involving
real abductees and UFO witnesses.
Like I've said in another post, a problem the UFO community has nowadays is an active element that is unversed in well-documented historical
sightings and is, too be frank, unwilling to learn about them. Basically, the UFO community needs some educational discipline.