posted on Aug, 2 2009 @ 11:09 AM
It's the overkill.
Unidentified flying objects have been around for hundreds, thousands of years. You find them in very old accounts and in paintings. Thousands claim
to have seen them, interacted with their occupants and it continues to this day.
Sooner or later though, no matter how enthusiastic someone might be regarding the subject, they have to get on with their day job. They have to eat,
put a roof over their head, pay for their internet connection, maintain relationships. All of which requires time, energy, dedication, leaving only
so much time for UFOs.
People now in their 80's were discussing UFOs back in the 40s, 50s, 60s. They believed a 'break-through' was imminent. But all that happened was,
the next generation came along -- they saw UFOs too -- and they believed a break-through was imminent also. Flip forward 50 or so years and another
generation is all excited about UFOs and believes 'the truth' will be revealed during their lifetime. Flip forward fifty years from now and
today's generation will be in their 60's and 70's and people will still be seeing UFOs -- still believing that 'the truth' just has to come out,
in their lifetime.
People who saw UFOs or who knew someone who did 30 or 40 years ago, often show little interest these days, avoid the subject or scoff at it, leading
the enthusiastic believers of today to believe that those oldies know nothing, have 'closed minds', etc. Yet if you looked in dusty boxes in their
garages, you might be surprised to find the classics of UFOlogy there, well-read, underlined, pages turned down. They were the 'truth seekers' of
their day, long before today's generations were even born. They held all the discussions you see here today on ATS. They tried to get others
interested in UFOs and were dismissed, ignored, laughed at. They've been there and done it like tens of thousands before them, before you.
The reality is, the ball's in the court of the 'aliens'. They call the shots and hold the ace card. They've been messing humans around for
thousands of years with their clues and appearances, etc. There's no more reason to expect 'the truth' to be revealed in your generation than it
was to the people of a thousand years ago. In the meantime, you get older every day, you still have to work, pay the bills, cope with what life
throws up. Who knows, one day some kid might grab you at work and start bending your ear about UFOs, complete with his theories --- and you might
brush him off, or tell him you're not interested or even that you don't believe in them. And you probably won't even bother telling him how many
hundreds of hours you once devoted to them or how much you actually know about them and how ardently you used to argue their existence. And he'll
walk away and categorise you as a 'closed minded disbeliever'. And you won't even care.