Friday, August 15, 2014

Did You Hear? UFOlogy is Dying. Again.

Christopher Knowles posted an article in The Secret Sun, in response to another article declaring (yet again) the death of ufology. He writes:

New York Magazine spends the slow weeks of midsummer declaring "The End of UFOs!" The title is a major misnomer, as the article in question is actually about the latest death of UFOlogy (or UFOOLogy, as it's alternately known). UFOlogy has died so many times I've lost count... __

The New York piece makes this very important observation:
None of this, however, was a reason to close the books on flying saucers. This would be impossible, since if you happened to have laid eyes on something you sincerely believed to be a UFO, it tends to stick.

I will never be free of that cold winter’s night in 1989 when, along with my wife, I saw a saucer-shaped object fly down the East River and soar beneath the Brooklyn Bridge. The way the craft seemed to coquettishly blink its lights as if to say, "even here, I appear, and then disappear" told me, that against all rationality, this particular interface with the ineffable was meant for me.

  read the full article HERE  


Lucretia Heart said...

HA! Yes indeed I saw that and chuckled a little to myself about it. I've heard the same declaration many times in my life as well.

It seems similar to those materialists who insist that we're near "the end of religion". THAT meme pops up semi-regularly too! And yet there is ample evidence to the contrary.

Whenever things get a little quiet, a certain segment of the population jumps to wish-fulfilling conclusions, and its really quite amusing.

Starblanket said...

UFOlogy is dead. Long live UFOlogy!!!

Red Pill Junkie said...

This is my rather long comment on that article:

And yeah, Jacobson's admission that he himself is a UFO witness kind of threw me off guard as well...

Red Pill Junkie said...

Ha! 333 :D

Anonymous said...

Since when is UFOlogy dying? I don't get how anyone can make a claim like that, fully aware that everyone reading it has access to the Internet. All one has to do is look it up on Google and they'll find thousands of websites about it. YouTube is filled with UFO sighting videos (some more believable than others) and there doesn't seem to be any sign of them going away any time soon.

Anonymous said...

Ufology dying? *pumps fist in the air* Neeeevvveeerrr!