posted on Sep, 20 2005 @ 05:39 PM
I'd been into UFO's and aliens for a long time until about my junior year of high school when I learned the joys of driving, smoking, and getting
stupid with friends without parents around. Life got in the way for a few years, as it always does, and then I found ATS. Like a few of the others
here, I got excited again, stayed up late reading all sorts of different stuff on Dulce, Greys, whatever I could find. I didn't get so much bored
with everything as just kind of put off.
One reason was that, as others have said, there's just so many hoaxes out there. I understand that it's all part of the game, but look at something
like PY a few months ago. A lot of people were caught up in it, wanting to believe--and I think that's one of the main reasons we get in this,
wanting more reason to believe--and even though there were quite a few saying "yeah, I'll believe it when I see it," I don't think it's much of a
stretch to say we were all excited about the possibility. We get our hopes up, only to have them knocked back out. You live, you learn, you know now
what to keep an eye out for, but it creates a layer of cynicism that's kinda hard to scrape through.
The other main reason is that, in spite of all the interest in the subject and all the claims that the government knows so much more than what
they're letting on about, there's no major, concerted effort for disclosure. Sure, there's the official "Disclosure Project," but there's no
grass roots efforts at all and the disc. project seems to be more of a money grab than anything else. I'm just as guilty of this as the next
guy--I'll admit I'm more a follower than a leader--but I would think that there would be more people trying to make an organized effort to get the
government to talk. Without that, a lot of the discussion is just like you hear in a bar: a bunch of people griping about this, that, or the other
thing, never doing anything about it. It's fun to vent, but it gets old after a while.
I guess I wouldn't say I've gotten bored of UFOlogy, just cynical about it. It seems those who are really trying to do something about it
are truly after attention or money, and those who aren't after either of those are just sitting around griping and telling stories.