posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 06:57 PM
Professional Ufology is a marketed farce, but if that's really the direction you want to take then here's what you need to do:
Study in the fields of science, engineering and physics most applicable to aliens - write your thesis on the application of these fields of expertees
in understanding, researching, and developing theories on the UFO phenomenon. Publish your thesis. After that, start out by looking into all the
"classic" cases of UFOs, researching them and developing theories for each based on your knowledge - publish this as your second book.
Now comes the legwork. You need to go out and actively find people, taking down their stories. Speak to military radar operators, airforce pilots, try
to find as many people as possible who have stories to tell. Then actively seek out a few people who've had an "encounter", better yet, work with
the national UFO reporting center on their most convincing cases. Compare your findings, note consistancies and inconsistancies between the cases and
facts, then concoct a theory based on that. Publish your third book.
By now you should be making some noise within the community - albiet a small amount of noise. You'll need to get up on a soapbox, and the best
soapbox around is GCN. Try to get on that or any other paranormal radio station where your theories won't be challenged, plug your books, your name,
and your theories as much as possible. Be sure to have a website before you do this. You'll gather a following if what you're "uncovering" is
interesting and convincing enough.
Now you're probably about ready to make a few documentaries using the money from the books to buy yourself a good camera. These should include lots
of tantalising footage of UFOs, photographs of EBEs, and interviews with people, as well as various experts talking, but with you being the main focus
in a Michael Moore style way. Sell these documentaries on your website as well as in video cassette and DVD form. Plug them on radio shows. Always
pitch the scientific angle, pitch your theories, and to add a vaneer of believability, debunk a few radical and unlikely "incidents".
By now you should be an up coming figure. Study study study from here on in. Know the field of UFO research like the back of your hand - collect
reports, work on theories, work with other researchers and UFO report database centers. Get on friendly terms with top level conspiracy theory celebs
like Alex Jones, Jeff Rense, etc. which should help raise your status. It might help at this stage to get an agent or advisor.
Remember, the three most important things in pro UFOlogy are; publicity, contacts, and money.