If there really are fewer sightings now than in decades past it could be because of:
1. More polluted air.
2. More contrails--a lot more.
3. People looking at computer screens, not the sky.
4. Getting a suntan isn't nearly as popular as it used to be, plus concern about depletion of the ozone layer, both related to fear of skin cancer.
5. Fear of radiation from nuclear reactors in some areas.
If a higher percentage of sightings go unreported now than in decades past it could be because of:
1. Not having a well-known reporting center such as Project Blue Book often mentioned in the MSM.
2. Nonbelievers, if anything, having become more harsh and quick to attack even close friends for even suggesting that there might be something to the
phenomenon, let along claiming a sighting.
3. Falloff in interest among witnesses, since it doesn't seem to make any difference in people's lives, global warming, poverty in the world,
countermeasures against natural disasters, disease, war, etc.
4. Expectation of disclosure being at a low level, plus knowledge that a run-of-the-mill sighting won't change that.
If witnesses are less believed now than in decades past it could be because of:
1. The flood of fake UFO garbage on YouTube.
2. The growth in UFO fraud in general.
3. The well-rehearsed smirking of newscasters and other such practice by the MSM.
4. Fewer personal sightings by the public at large, for the reasons listed at the top of this post.
5. UFO burnout among the general public.
6. Lack of disclosure by TPTB.
7. incredible failure of ALL ufologists, Governor Symington & staff, and Senator McCain & staff, not to mention witnesses and other ordinary citizens
to request weather and FAA radar data under the Freedom of Information Act in the Phoenix Lights case.
But all that doesn't mean there's a falloff in tourism from a far.
If there is nothing to the phenomenon:
1. Why are there so many strong multiwitness, multimode sightings on record?
2. Why do generals, admirals, members of the U.S. Congress/Cabinet, and even presidents, get such a rude runaround when trying to find out what is
known about the phenomena?
3. Why is it fairly easy to catch government officials lying when you are investigating a UFO report (as John Greenwald has described when discussing
his experiences getting documents under the Freedom of Information Act, the several changes of story on the Roswell incident, the change of story
about fighter jets in the Stephanville case, etc.)?
4: Why are so many military personnel transferred and/or sworn to secrecy when involved in UFO cases?
5: Why do the operation manuals for every type of aircraft used by the U.S. military have a section on procedure for reporting UFOs?
6: Why are officials in several national governments accusing the U.S. of UFO coverup?
7: Why are airline employees afraid to report what they see in the air?
8: Why do military pilots exhibit such radical change in demeanor after being involved in UFO chases?
Not gone. Next time there's a high-profile case, let's all do a better job of investigating.
edit on 4-2-2013 by xpoq47 because: (no reason given)