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Inundated by (UFO) folly

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 8:26
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I’m overwhelmed, as I suppose many of you are also, by the madness and folly that is rife in the world (and has always been).
But in my UFO excursions, the madness (ignorance?) irks a little more, only because I want the UFO debate to right itself from its heady days of sheer craziness.
But that is unlikely to happen. The madness continues apace, in every segment of the UFO community.
There was a while, a few years ago, when I anticipated a tsunami of good sense and intellectual tides from the intrusions of a few people into the UFO world.
This was when Paul Kimball, Mac Tonnies, Greg Bishop, and Nick Redfern formed a kind of fraternity of besotted intelligence and UFO bonhomie that seemed destined to right the errancy of UFO geezers and the hokum(s) of the past.
Then Mac Tonnies died and Paul Kimball’s UFO interest seemed to die with Mac’s passing.
Today, Paul is absorbed by his non-UFO pursuits, Nick is writing all over the place. And Greg has become a little more sour, about life and some of us who are at the fringe of the UFO world and irritate him.
But that’s not the gist of my pique with the UFO milieu.
I read, on Facebook this day, a piece by a UFO pal (and author) about Roswell once more.
I am so sick of Roswell, but that wasn’t the grind that nicked my sensibilities. It was a comment to the Facebooker’s insert that told me how ingrained ignorance is and remains intact in ufology.
The person commenting wrote that there were so many stories of UFO abductions that they had to be true.
Now I know that the Facebook crowd is a little iffy mentally, but can anyone still think that alien creatures have come to Earth to fiddle with human anatomy and thought for some reason that eludes me?
Advanced beings would have, as someone remarked recently and The Anomalist noted, it seems, incredible means and technology to study human life, and not resort to primitive medicinal procedures that aboriginal peoples would think regressive.
But there it is. One more example of befuddled thinking stewing in a Facebook post, in 2018, when one would hope that we who are interested in UFOs would have evolved away from.
That’s only one thing that got my goat recently. The other is the pastiche of sheer nonsense that a person calling himself or herself Parabunk planted at Kevin Randle’s blog; a rambling almost irrational “explanation” of the alleged 1973 Coyne helicopter encounter.
Kevin, as is his wont, allowed this convoluted, potpourri of foolishness to take hold of his blog, during which, I read today, a fellow replied with even more silliness, in an attempt to appear erudite about tankers, refueling, air speeds, and a lot of other incongruent flotsam.
Lance Moody, once a doyen of skepticism, and who now spends more time on Facebook than in UFO circles, tried to counter the insane filigree that Kevin opened the door to, but had to withdraw when his adversaries indulged in so much irrationality that Lance couldn’t take it anymore. Even his patience with UFO madness has it limits.
That the inmates have taken hold of the UFO asylum once more (or still) is disheartening, and perhaps irreparable.
There was light in the UFO catacombs, not that long ago, but that light has dimmed or gone out, and those of us who continue to hope for a cleansing of the UFO muck and mire are left to ponder what could have been, perhaps.
RR – The UFO Iconoclast(s)


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