UFO Conjectures

Friday, March 23, 2007

It ain't gonna happen


No matter how hard UFO aficionados and Dr. Lynne Kitei press former Arizona governor Symington, the government, and media, the so-called Phoenix Lights will not end up being the clincher UFO followers are hoping for.

The O’Hare sighting is not about to be explained and won’t bring the UFO mystery to a conclusion either.

The French disclosure of its military files about UFOs merely confirms what everyone knows: strange things have been seen and are being seen in the skies.

But the French files, like Blue Book before it, don’t tell anyone anything about those things that people have seen and sometimes photographed.

The history of flying saucers is replete with sighting flurries and media interest, even public hysteria, but nothing has come of it, and nothing will.

Some, like Kenneth Arnold, way back in 1947, and Lynne Kitei, now, will try to capitalize on the sightings they are identified with, and they’ll make some money or garner a modicum of fame, but the UFO enigma will remain unresolved, and continue a slow fade to meaninglessness.

UFOs have become the folklore, even the mythology, of the modern era, but yet have not impacted society or civilization in any palpable, significant way.

UFO hobbyists and even “serious” investigators have got to come to a realization that their fixation is not about to become overt; UFOs are not going to be explained by any government, any scientist, nor any “ufologist” – not now, not in the near future, and maybe never.

But the UFO community, rife as it is with dreamers and losers, will stay rapt and intrigued, because what else do members of that forlorn community have going for them?

No, the Phoenix Lights, the O’Hare episode, the French connection, and all the UFO sightings extant will not bring about a UFO denouement.

And do UFO fanatics really want one?