posted on Oct, 11 2013 @ 10:02 PM
People simply don't report what they see to the authorities as they used to for any number of reasons. in the last year I've personally had 3
"you're yanking my chain" level UFO incidents that have occurred in the last 3-4 years and when I asked why they didn't report them the answer was
a resounding/ "What for and to who?"
One case I dealt with about 5 years ago, the people involved were security guards at work. The military arrived during the sighting and wouldn't even
let them drive home in their own transport. The 2 witnesses were taken home in an army vehicle and their cars delivered and left some hours later
outside their houses.
A couple of months ago, a guy I've known for a short while in a professional capacity calmly announced. "Oh, my dad shot at some unknown creature
lurking in the bushes after a load of weird lights had been seen for 3 nights running round where he lives"
He'd been out shooting rabbits when he saw another bunch of strange lights as he was walking back along an old abandoned railway track. I'm
currently trying to arrange a formal interview with the guy to put this all down on record.
In one case a guy described what he thought looked "Just like a shuttle from Star trek", vanish into a spiral that opened up in the sky. When I
asked.... "So you didn't think that weird?" he said... "I just assumed it was some secret government project was only later I realised it probably
wasn't". His sighting was that clear he thought he could see a sort of "tiled" finish in the surface of the "craft".
There's also the interesting fact that, in a couple of cases people have just flat out said to me. "It really isn't the sort of thing I'd talk to
my mates or family about however, I know you won't think I'm nuts".
What I would say is this. These are not just "lights in the sky" sightings, these were detailed objects that people saw pretty close up or, in
enough detail to see they were not a normal known air-frame.
Right up until the end of the 80s most people simply didn't know anyone who was "into all that weird stuff" so had a tendency to approach the
authorities. I suspect, many now speak to their mate who are "into all that stuff" and that's that. Most people I've spoken to this last decade
or so, are happy to have someone listen and take them seriously about what happened, when asked, they have no wish to "go public" and make a formal
report about it .
I suspect, this last 2 decades we have seen a paradigm shift in the zeitgeist of the West in particular where, many people for whatever social and
conditioning reasons, just see "truly weird sights" in the sky and just think. "Well I always suspected there was something to it, it's no big
deal". Where that breaks down would seem to be where a sighting is "socially diverse" in its' nature. When a sighting involves non family or
friends I suspect it is then that people feel more of need to report it officially as they seek a sort of solace in numbers along the lines of; "Well
it wasn't just me who saw it, others did and reported it ergo, I'm not nuts, so I will go on the record about it as well".
That said, the last figures I've seen for UFO reports now runs at about a steady 70,000 a year, worldwide.