originally posted by: ausername
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: blackz28
With cell phones that have 18mp cameras today and we still get blurry grainy photos.
Give us something more than bad pics or "reports" of radar images.
I have some good quality stuff captured on dashcams, amazing how much that technology has advanced. I think if others think as I do, you simply do not
share it, if it's genuine if YOU are genuine, you don't want that kind of attention, you don't want to have to explain details, you want to keep your
privacy, you DO NOT ever share what you have online. You keep it to yourself along with your experiences.
So, you get the fakes, hoaxes, attention seekers, for profit exploitation etc...
So I buy what you’re saying here but could you say a little more about what led you to the beliefs of keeping your cards close to your vest? Not
asking about evidence in regards to footage/accounts/etc. just more on the cautionary nature of your posts.
To the point of the OP, I believe that interest hasn’t faded per se. Instead, I think that you have a confluence of factors over the last 20
-1999-2001 you get the millennium, internet expansion and an economic bubble. It was euphoria there for a while and you got quite a bit of footage
posted as the tech was becoming widely available to capture evidence. Greer was actually digging hard on the topic (before monetizing it) and then
you got 9/11...
2001-2008: The public had its attention diverted to terroeism, war and the housing boom/bust. The media was awash in stories about Bush2 and Cheney -
no air time available for UFOs.
2008-2013(ish): Darkest days for the economy since the Great Depression. People were focused on many things that weren’t UFOs - like finding a job
or paying their mortgage. Bigger fish to fry. And, again, the media was salivating over the coverage of the recession. No time for much else. It
was also in this timeframe that - imo - we had a big blueing of news in the traditional sense and the tabloid/celebrity news. If you look at FoxNews
now, for instance, it’s reads a lot lore the the Star out of the UK than it does the WSJ. Again, not enough air time or space to add UFO commentary
- it’s. It bleeding so it’s not leading.
2014-Present: election coverage/trashing trump/celebrity gossip/doom porn/sociol engineering/racial division/etc. is all the media has time for.
Ironically, that’s also was ATS has largely devolved into (minus the celebs - generally
). So, again, little time for UFO discussion.
I’ll lastly say that in the last 20 years CGI access for the masses has increased a ton. This is the perfect, innocuous way for TPTB to cover
up/water down/blur the ET phenomenon. Instead of denying, you make a mockery of the subject by floooding the web with hoaxes and mockery. Suddenly
the credible stuff because lost in the noise or bias that the phenomenon is just a bunch of hooey. The impact of this is that interest probably still
remains high behind closed doors but people are less likely to share and when they do the major news outlets are too busy with other agendas to care
and don’t want to risk their perceived credibility (which is somewhat laughable to say anyway!) by airing some UFO stuff.
So - here we sit. My guess is it will take a “land on the White House lawn” kind of event to make the mainstream push the subject forward and
reignite public/broad based interest in the subject.
Lastly - tech has also helped TPTB keep a lid on things/people. They can track and shut it down faster and more effectively now than 20 years ago.
So there’s that.