What Is Causing The Decline In UFO Sightings
There's been a massive decrease in UFO sightings and UFO reports right across the world according to the MUFON and NUFORC UFO reporting centres. The sharp decrease in the number of UFO sightings is caused by something but what is it? The public has actually grown and more cameras are in their hands then ever in the history of any country. Has the UFOs started to or actually gone full stop? The infographic in this UFO sightings post puts the whole thing in to perspective and it's a shock to look at to say the least. We would love to hear your thoughts on this and why you think the UFO phenomenon has had such a drastic drop in UFO reports.
This is a worry because this could bean that the UFOs might not of even really happened or that the UFOs people think they saw was actually government crafts all along. Or have the Aliens all got what they wanted and now started to pull out? Is the Alien treaty signed in the 1954 over with now and that's why we've seen a sharp drop because they had to cease and desist.
The two major online sites for reporting UFOs or the National UFO Reporting Center and the Mutual UFO Network have both documented steep drops in worldwide sightings. The declines started around 2014, when reports were at a peak.
They have since reduced drastically to 55% of that year’s combined total, many UFO interest groups have folded, and numerous previously classified government documents have been disclosed.
UFO Sightings Footage is going to conduct a survey in the coming weeks to get an understanding of the public's opinion(s) or any reasons at least as to just why the decline of UFO sightings has been so drastic in such a short space of time?
Has ET Gone Home? Infographic by Statista.
The above infographic just above say's it all guys. This infographic says "everything" about the sharp drop in UFO sightings and reports, can it get anymore sharp of a drop in such a short space time? There's the one more obvious reason more, than many other ones and probably the most favourite answer is this:
Because UFOs don't exist in the very first place and all the sightings worldwide since day one "have all been misidentified" and all must be terrestrial in nature. This seems to be the more logical conclusion. And the ones that are still happening, they all have an Earthly answer to them albeit hoaxes, planes, satellites, asteroids, comets and even planets.
Do these declines reveal that UFO interest is becoming a blip on the human cultural radar? Perhaps UFO and alien lore is seeming more like a reflection of human culture, tied to the space age, motivated by conquering new existential frontiers.
It might not be a coincidence that the term UFO (unidentified flying object) and some of the phenomena that surrounds it – abductions and impossible technologies – are relatively recent. Before the 1940s, reports of sightings of objects in the sky were extremely rare. Centuries of recorded history give no clear indication of any such activity.
Then, at the predawn of the space-age, around the time of the Roswell conspiracy, UFO culture was born, giving rise to everything from Space Invaders to The X-Files. Possible answers as to why sightings are decreasing are varied. A key factor, however, may be that more people simply don’t care any more.
As we are accustomed to being inundated with wild claims to being inundated with wild claims churned out by politicians, media and advertisers, the next report of a UFO is no more believed than the long - range weather forecast.
Before home video, photographs were the staple of UFO evidence. Video evidence, during the height of the 1990s UFO mania, was regarded by many as even more substantial. Amateur footage of glowing objects in the sky, as mysterious as they seemed real, made the cut for appearing on television – they were meant to be taken seriously and they fed an audience hungry for amazement, helped by a healthy dose of conspiracy theorising.
According to the cultural historian Stuart Walton, “Belief in UFOs is definitely in a state of decline, along with much else that could be classed as paranormal. Part of the reason is that the technology for providing documentary evidence of such matters is now widely available to everybody with a smartphone, and such purported evidence as there is on YouTube looks extremely threadbare.”
He adds: “It isn't so much that belief can exist without proof; it's that it must emphatically avoid proof to remain belief. We are in the process, paradoxically, of proving a negative hypothesis with UFOs: there never was any such thing.” Indeed, indisputable evidence of intelligent life coming to Earth could be the greatest news of all time. Yet, after thousands of anecdotal, photo, and video reports have accrued over decades, what are we to conclude?
With the greatest balance of scepticism and “wanting to believe”, all that can confidently be asserted is that some objects, appearing in the sky on film or video, seem unidentifiable. Furthermore, government disclosure of its own video footage isn’t helping to maintain belief.
Joseph Baker, sociology professor at Tennessee State University, says: “It’s actually better for UFOs when ufologists can claim that ‘the powers that be know everything and are hiding it from us’ rather than seeing that the government appears to have basically the same info about UFOs as the public: namely grainy, inconclusive visual evidence.”
Perhaps though, the declines in reported sightings may signify only an end to current trends in ufology. After all, from the 1940s aliens were originally characterised as saviours who could characterised as saviours who could help humans transcend the cold-war paranoia of nuclear annihilation; especially marked at the time, after two world wars.
But after events like Watergate and the Vietnam war fuelled distrust in government, UFOs came to be viewed more as a possible threat, and some came to believe their existence was verified in secret military documents. Sharon Hill, a researcher on the paranormal and pseudoscience, says: “The ideas about UFOs and aliens continue to evolve as we project our social and cultural ideas on them.
Since we have no single easy explanation for all these claims regarding the decline in sightings, the future vision of ufology seems rather open-ended. I don't think it's dead, just changing.”
Here's an interesting video which sums up the general feelings surrounding why UFO sightings are on the decline all over the world:
Source The Unknown Observer YouTube.
Source The Guardian.
Image UFO Sightings Footage.
Source Reference American University.
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