Eric Ouellet of the Parasociology site has provided an insightful look at ufology, as parsed by the late John Keel.
The piece can be read by clicking here -- It's a WORD document:
The Ugly Truth about Ufology
Friday, July 17, 2009
….just conjecture and hearsay, nothing concrete or substantial – mere circumstantial profferings that may work in a court of law but not in the halls of academe or laboratories of science.
Despite all the ravings of Roswell believers, there is not one scintilla of bona fide evidence to support the idea that an extraterrestrial flying saucer crashed near Roswell, New Mexico in 1947 (or at any other time).
There is a newspaper story and multiple second and third-hand “witness” exclamations, but that’s it.
There is no alien debris or photographs of alien debris (just balloon debris), or anything else that can substantiate the initial newspaper account and lingering witness accounts.
If there were alien bodies, as some contend(ed), no one has provided proof of them.
And if the alleged craft was comprised of “memory metal” as Tony Bragalia’s research seems to indicate, where is that memory metal? Why did no one spirit a piece away from the officials of the day, if the Roswell crowd was as smart and intrigued by the event as some UFO buffs have it?
Those in the UFO community who hate Roswell debunking, let them provide the evidence that they think “proves” the Roswell scenario that has emerged as a reality for them.
They can’t do so, for there is no evidence, none whatsoever.
The supposed FBI teletype may have occurred but that doesn’t prove an alien accident. It merely shows an FBI interest, if true, in a bizarre occurrence near Roswell that July in 1947.
The overreaching military presence doesn’t prove anything either, other than a reaction to what may have been considered a “cold war” intrusion or attempt.
Every other Roswell detail may be attributed to an hysterical aftermath of a minor incident that has been magnified after the fact by Stanton Friedman and other UFO/ET stalwarts,
continuing even now in the enlightened age of 2009.
There is no Roswell proof. There never will be. So let’s all move on….to other UFO mysteries where the payoff may be more rewarding.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Elsewhere (http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/) we hinted that some UFO notables (Kevin Randle, Dick hall, Jerry Clark) seem to have abandoned UFOs for other interests.
Mr. Randle said, No, he just had other interests, and Jerry Clark said he wasn’t obsessed with early Christianity as we stated but had other “intellectual” interests, which included The Old West, that Mr. Randle also took an interest in, which spurred our asking him if UFOs had lost their cachet for him and other UFO researchers.
We note that Hall’s Civil War studies and the Clark/Randle slippage into stories of cowboys and the Old West have got to detract from their UFO research; it just has to since, one can’t study all things or many things and do well by that which they have hung their reputations upon….in this case UFOs.
We find that the UFO old-guard, except for Stanton Friedman (and a few others), have pretty much thrown in the towel as far as the UFO phenomenon is concerned.
We can’t blame them. UFOs are a non-issue for almost every normal person on the planet. UFOs just don’t factor in anyone’s life, if they have one.
UFOs are unsatisfactory as a scientific pursuit or even a hobby. They (UFOs) have become boring and saturated by their past – what they may have been, not what they are.
Flying saucers once awakened a curiosity that was commensurate with other mysteries that intrigue mankind, but since the elusive flying thingies didn’t provide a denouement, much as the Loch Ness monster and Bigfoot haven’t, UFOs (flying saucers) have become and are an idle interest for only the most inane truth-pursuers.
The newer UFO guard, Paul Kimball, Nick Redfern, Greg Bishop, Mac Tonnies, et al. have also moved on, to other interests or life-styles.
So, the seeming abandonment of UFOs as an intellectual pursuit by Kevin Randle, Jerry Clark, and Richard Hall -- despite their enervated objections – makes sense to us, and others who know that life is short and UFOs are long….going nowhere, just circling our skies and lives, in a meaningless pattern that hasn’t made sense and isn’t about to, as far as we or anyone can tell….