Thanks for sharing. The Sun are usually quite pro UFOs!
Going to ramble.. "Dumbed down & cut out"
Seeing a real UFO: Lots of sightings are about 5 seconds in length. I'm pretty sure it takes the average person longer to get their phone out. It
takes a HD cam 5 seconds to display its logo and go bing bong especially for those who don't set their settings manually. When we have augmented
reality and all permanently affix Google goggles to our heads and get assaulted by MacDonalds staff perhaps there'll be a way to capture what we're
seeing within the first second, or better yet, quarter-second.
Buying the ability to see a UFO: Night vision equipment is still not cheap. Buying such gear is still frivolous spending in the current economic
climate. Cheap alternatives are hard to find, mostly cos of the 'wash' of information (the spam) that makes up the UFO web searches day by day.
Accepting where to find the information: Are people still looking/waiting for the big scoop? That seems unproductive. The Sun readers probably want a
big scoop, but the real pleasing facts can be found in tidbits of information across great swathes of reports, investigations, etc. Sometimes a single
sentence answers many of the questions you might be seeking. You don't need to see UFO's to get an idea of the message/possibilities.
Understanding strangeness: You can't just explain the underlying meanings of some of these related topics in an article in a newspaper, you can't
expect everyone or anyone to understand something from a single article. UFOlogy requires you to dig a little deeper but newspaper articles of course
use the subject as a means to an end, and so people start believing that's the reality behind the UFO subject - that one day it's all going to be
summarized in a nice "Sun Spot" article.
Furthermore - strangeness itself can't always be described. It takes gigantic hadron colliders, years of engineering and scientific analysis to
understand some of the "stranger" natural phenomena of the universal laws, UFO stuff, when you take a close look, bends more along the lines of
strange unnatural phenomena that contradicts many of our current understood universal laws (though some seem to be under careful calucation in recent
times) - so again there's no certainty that one person alone can solve the mystery, we may need an Earth sized hadron collider to scientifically study
A lot of the UFOlogy websites are out-dated, crap looking or broken. The general online representation of UFOlogy is a bit of a mess. The subject is
massively monetized and seems ridiculous I'm sure to someone who's never really had any interest in the subject previously. Nick Pope emigrated to the
USA and there's no spokesperson or department to stoke peoples interests. There are probably a thousand people who've had a legitimate "5%" sighting
since the closure of the MOD dept, perhaps The Sun should run a double spread of eye-witness accounts between then and now and people will see even if
the "UFO footage" is lacking a little lately the incidents themselves are probably not.
Papers, websites and craving 'a decent photo' may quench the thirst of the "voyeurs" of the UFOlogy subject. Real interest may not begin until you
have some significant sighting. Can't gaurantee one of those for anyone (yet - until we figure out how to act & react with 'the strange events'.) But
when you're truly involved in "it", you know it, and that big scoop, the videos, they end up becoming meaningless, you don't need them anymore -
they're just affirming something you knew for however many years.
Real understanding may not begin until you have an understanding of recurring themes in the subject and have "something to work with" or continue
trying to answer for yourself. Not forgetting that some people will of course ignore their sighting totally and choose not to speak of it and may even
erase it from their memory. I get the feeling more people are willing to talk about it day in day out, but I know some people will actively choose to
disregard any such possibility of "aliens/high strangeness" etc.
And I certainly can't give anyone odds on the likelihood of seeing something, so a deep understanding/sympathy for the subject simply may never occur
for some people.
Positively, there are still interesting new tid bits on a regular basis, whether it's in a recent sighting report or a newly recorded interview with
someone who chose not to talk about an old sighting (or perhaps couldn't). A lot of American stations still cover UFO sightings and it seems after
our drive here for them to start respecting the subject they actually do more often than not now
. I've been into UFO's big time for...5 years now,
and I am STILL discovering documentaries that intrigue me and open up new questions. If you don't like a mystery, why "try" and involve yourself in
Anyway, like I say, the Sun is usually pro UFO's, so I just wanted to write that up so their editors can understand there is still a positive side to
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