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UFO: the truth may not be out there after all

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:45 AM

For decades, they have been scanning the skies for signs of alien activity.

But having failed to establish any evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial life, Britain’s UFO watchers are reaching the conclusion that the truth might not be out there after all.

Enthusiasts admit that a continued failure to provide proof and a decline in the number of “flying saucer” sightings suggests that aliens do not exist after all and could mean the end of “Ufology” – the study of UFOs – within the next decade.

http://www.telegraph...-after-all.html

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:18 PM

View PostStill Waters, on 04 November 2012 - 11:45 AM, said:

For decades, they have been scanning the skies for signs of alien activity.

But having failed to establish any evidence for the existence of extraterrestrial life, Britain’s UFO watchers are reaching the conclusion that the truth might not be out there after all.

Enthusiasts admit that a continued failure to provide proof and a decline in the number of “flying saucer” sightings suggests that aliens do not exist after all and could mean the end of “Ufology” – the study of UFOs – within the next decade.

http://www.telegraph...-after-all.html
Oh, don't talk drivel. Honestly, because people on one small planet don't think that they have (to their satisfaction) found "Proof", they've concluded that suggests that aliens do not exist after all? How's that for leaping to conclusions from completely inadequate data?
And is there really a decline in the number of “flying saucer” sightings?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

With the introduction of the internet there has been a huge increase in the number of clubs, associations, organisations etc, related to the ET hypothesis for explaining UFO's.  This appears to have generated an increase in TV shows related to it as well.  Add into that the hype regarding 2012.  There were a lot of newbies brought in due to the increase in interest.  Events such as the Disclosure Project have brought the subject into mainstream news.  Simple CGI techniques and the advent or cool toys like quadrotors have led to a huge increase in pranksters pulling off hoaxes.
I think what's happening is that now that many people have seen all there is to offer, they are losing interest and dropping out.
The die-hards will stick around.  I've been at it over 3 decades now and I'm not going away.
This news article is just spin-doctoring exactly what I'm saying here.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:24 PM

While I don't think UFOlogy is going anywhere any time soon I do agree with this bit here:

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Mr Wood added: “When you go to UFO conferences it is mainly people going over these old cases, rather than bringing new ones to the fore.
“There is a trend where a large proportion of UFO studies are tending towards conspiracy theories, which I don’t think is particularly helpful.”



Edited by Slave2Fate, 04 November 2012 - 03:24 PM.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:28 PM

View PostSlave2Fate, on 04 November 2012 - 03:24 PM, said:

While I don't think UFOlogy is going anywhere any time soon I do agree with this bit here:

Yes, and these also seem to be the more prevalent among discussions here as well.  With today's easy accessibility to footage, photographs, and information it is getting more and more difficult to spin modern sightings with quite the same level of mystery as older cases carried.


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:52 PM

View PostbooNyzarC, on 04 November 2012 - 03:28 PM, said:

Yes, and these also seem to be the more prevalent among discussions here as well.  With today's easy accessibility to footage, photographs, and information it is getting more and more difficult to spin modern sightings with quite the same level of mystery as older cases carried.

If something like Roswell happened today, with pictures able to be spread across the internet in minutes, I don't think it would be possible at all to cover something like that up even if the government tried. And while absence of evidence doesn't equal evidence of absence, it still equals absence of evidence.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 07:37 PM

View Post747400, on 04 November 2012 - 12:18 PM, said:

Oh, don't talk drivel. Honestly, because people on one small planet don't think that they have (to their satisfaction) found "Proof", they've concluded that suggests that aliens do not exist after all? How's that for leaping to conclusions from completely inadequate data?
And is there really a decline in the number of “flying saucer” sightings?
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

I see ! Now we are reverse thinking the problem,we need to just Keep looking up ! Sooner or Later,One way or the other there gonna getzya You know the drill ! :tu:

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:40 PM

Thats true i too am waiting for something to happen but to no avail. What if the roswell thing was really a weather balloon? Have also read about so many alien incidences but with no proof. Whether they r hiding the truth or not we never know. Anyway am still waiting...


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

I believe they are real, but i would like a major event to happen that is tangible evidence as well, the videos on internet are very good if you can weed out the fake stuff, some videos are incredible!!!


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

Get realistic . If the media says there`s nothing out there then obviously we are wasting our time .


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:30 PM

Let the simple minded unbelievers carry on,until an Alien kicks their butt,there are too many positive sightings by responsible people to deny existence of Alien life.So the sightings have dropped off,maybe because Aliens want that to happen.And we know (unless you're as thick as pig ****)that the media tell untruths and cover up items,for their own twisted reasons.WAIT AND SEE.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 04:54 PM

Well, I don't care what the article says.
All I have to do is look at the beautiful Hubble pictures of the billions of galaxies and I am totally certain that there are thriving civilizations out there that we may never, ever know about.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

Great article, I was going to post the link but you beat me to it. With the advances in technology available to us today, the thought would be an increase in UFO sightings, not a decrease. The only increase is with the hoaxes. Aliens are not going to travel vast interstellar distances to just tease Earthlings with fuzzy sightings. The day that an alien species lands and announces their presence will be the day I believe again, otherwise it is just blind faith based upon decade old conspiracies.


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Posted 05 November 2012 - 05:36 PM

But we should really bring one down & take it apart.





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