This drives me crazy…
And I’m often rewarded with a UFO jewel that is foreign to me.
But then along comes those who wish to comment and muck up the material that Kevin has provided.
This happened the other day when Kevin broached the 1948 Chiles-Whitted sighting of a cigar-shaped UFO or a misperceived bolide (meteor).
Kevin was trying to determine what the original (pilot) witnesses actually said about the thing causing prop wash or turbulence when it flew by.
But then Larry, a NASA engineer, and Anthony Mugan weighed in with a lugubrious and tendentious back-and-forth about cloud cover, meteor speed, and lots of other stuff that could in no way be verified today or matters.
They besmirched the sighting with their attempts to appear brilliant and well-informed about such things, which Larry may be, but all-in-all the glut of nonsense they spewed took this reader away from the discussion.
Moreover, their time spent on the sighting turns out to be non-relevant or important and what was to be a supplement to the 1948 sighting, itself forgotten by most UFO buffs or uncared by them, tuned into a backwash of UFO jetsam and flotsam, doing nothing but augmenting the florid egos of the two guys strutting their useless stuff.
And if that wasn’t enough, Kevin’s podcast of a Rendlesham participant has brought forth another person hoping to indulge his ego and bore the rest of us with his knowledge of that botched escapade.
(Kevin has got to be more circumspect with whom he lets loose on the UFO community; nitwits are a dime a dozen in society, but do we need to have them flourishing in UFO venues?)
This is what has happened to Roswell; so many persons have indulged themselves of ignorant observations about that event that the incident is now seen as an albatross around the neck of ufology.
The Socorro/Zamora sighting of 1964 was a clear-cut case, witnessed by a solid observer and rather simple in its cascade of detail.
And the one thing that could have very likely cleansed the event of mystery – the symbol on the craft seen by Officer Zamora – was obfuscated by long-time UFO gadfly Ray Stanford who promoted the idea that the popular image shown to the public and media was not the real symbol (or insignia) but, rather, a contrived ruse to keep hoaxer offerings at bay.
That old saw about too many cooks spoiling the broth aptly fits most, if not all, UFO accounts and reports.
Imbecilic and self-aggrandizing persons are constantly interfering in UFO matters, and many UFO buffs abet them, in an effort to promote their own vain-glorious attempts to be something special in an activity, ufology, that is, all by itself, nonsense flush with nonsense, including my own.