posted on Nov, 28 2020 @ 11:18 AM
It depends on how you define the “golden age”. If that’s defined as more physical (not electronic) documents, declassified files, people coming
forward that yes - I’d say it’s over. In my mind, it ended with Gary McKinnon and Greers efforts at the national press club. That was your peak.
Since then, three letter agencies have materially enhanced their surveillance and COINTEL capabilities. Most everything has gone digital and can be
easily controlled or deleted. The PsyOp against UFOs is 70 years long and counting. Scotty-FI as a genre has taken a big hit. Pop-culture isn’t
interested in science or questioning the government/legitimately digging in. Remember, anything that doesn’t fit the official narrative is a
“conspiracy theory” but you won’t see any logical, well informed person going on TV and laying out their case - last one was Biggelow and guess
what? Aside from
His 60 minutes interview all of his other lectures have been wiped from the net - and those were the good ones.
As for “sightings”, we have more reports today than ever. We also have amateur hoaxsters, things that aren’t clear in photos, and more - so the
truth is fairly watered down. We also still get really “creative” swamp-gas-like explanations when something does seem legit. Recall, you
don’t need 10,000 cases of things we “couldn’t explain”. One solitary case says there’s something potentially there and shouldn’t be
discounted - and we have a lot more than one of those instances.
The “Golden Age” may be over in some ways but the search is not. Researches need to upgrade their tech, test new theories, explore things from a
different point of view and ultimately leverage AI to connect dots we haven’t connected.
Like any other field, UFOlogists and their debunkers are dogmatic and stuck. Need some fresh ideas and reopened minds if we want to usher in a new,
productive era of UFO research.