posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 12:05 AM
I suspect that Ufology as a subject for study by many, will long outlast the Telegraph as a newspaper published on a daily basis.
The term UFO, is one of the top 5 phrases typed into internet search engines, I suspect the words Telegraph Newspaper, doesn't even make the top
Until the net came along, Ufology was coalesced in Britain anyway, around a 3-4 magazines and maybe 10 "names" that people within the field
recognised and maybe had a few thousand at most dedicated adherents. Belief in aliens was marginalised and the whole subject was seen as about a 12 on
the "Train-spotter scale of "likely to single and a bit sad". it was in effect, like some society at some "nice school" where geeky types with
thick glasses and all the sartorial elegance of a blind tramp busied themselves with the detritus that others thought meaningless. The odd book would
break through into main stream culture however, that was it and barring the odd radio show most of the scene was represented in the media as a "bunch
of social misfits in anoraks talking a lot of whibble".
The internet has laid all those clichés and myths to rest and shown that people actually have a profound and abiding interest in the subject and
reading about it. Many people have found the "one or two cases" that to them, confirm that they suspected. That is, despite all the disinformation,
hoaxes their hoaxers and all balderdash that litter the field there are, a core of incidents that defy any known explanation.
In 21st century Britain almost twice as many people believe UFOs exist as believe in god, in way shape or form. Just maybe, many of them are quite
happy in that view and only really wish to go further when there is some sort of genuine break through,, explanation wise? After all when you accept
something as a "fact", one does tend to have no need to seek further justification?
You'd probably be shocked by how many people, from all walks of life in modern Britain, are actually pretty clued up on what's going on and of many
of the more "famous" cases. The whole base line of people writing on the subject is so much wider now, it isn't merely focused round a few
"celebrity" researchers and maybe that's no bad thing?
In fact, more than few die-hards, have come to the conclusion that, the various organisations are so deeply infiltrated by disinformation agents they
are almost beyond hope of redemption as vehicles for honest and open discussion.
The case many are waiting for currently, I would guess, is the one where. Several people capture something on the phone/cameras from totally differing
locations, around the same time. Until then, it's just too easy to either fake things or misidentify known objects. In fact, more people have
reported seeing "anomalous" objects in the night sky to me, in the last 3-4 years, than have at any time previously. However, they have little
interest in reporting these sightings through "official channels" as they "simply don;t see the point". Now whose fault is that?