When ufology’s old-guard passes on – Dick Hall, Stan Friedman, Kevin Randall, John Schuessler, and even the 60ish Jerry Clark to name a few – taking hangers-on and sycophants with them (and you know who they are), the UFO palate will be cleansed.
That is, the mummified concepts of ufology will be washed away, and new paradigms will be allowed to flourish.
Standing in the wings already is a group of middle-agers who, while not particularly astute about the UFO history and inclined to be cavalier with their observations and characterizations of ufology and UFOs themselves, think they are the news faces of ufology, which is a mantle they hope to change.
Those people include Paul Kimball, Nick Redfern, Greg Bishop, and Mac Tonnies.
More importantly, there are much younger UFO aficionados who are investigating UFOs quietly and sincerely, without aligning themselves with those who use the UFO phenomenon for social-networking and “have-a-good-time” parties.
These include Alistair McCallum, Max Taylor, Brad Hirn, some RRRGroup fellows, and several others who may be found in our UFO links (on the right of your monitor screen here).
Once the old-guard is gone, and the mid-lifers dismissed because of their foolishness, the young crop of UFO mavens’ newer ideas will hold sway with the public and media, because this new generation isn’t conscripted by former old-think about UFOs, presenting instead original thought and pursuit of the UFO mystery as they discard the fossilized “revelations” that have gone nowhere as far as the phenomenon is concerned.
Of course, the old-guard will go down kicking, but only moderately so, as they are tired and enervated by disappointment and irrelevance as far as the general public is concerned.
And the mid-lifers will stomp and fume that they are the new carriers of the UFO light, but that will be seen for the silliness it openly flaunts.
Meanwhile, the new breed will prevail, and the UFO mystery shall be solved, by them, because this group is steeped in scientific methodologies and discipline, not pretense and bonhomie for the sake of ego rather than truth.