The fraud is not the main event. The fraud is sleight of hand to accomplish the suspension of analytic activity in the reader’s mind so that the apocalyptic message can enter, through the backdoor, the rooms of the mind where it finds its welcome.That's from an excellent article by Gary Haden at Speculative Realms: "Die, UFOlogy, Die!"
UFOlogy isn't dead now, and it never was. It's a meme, a myth, that UFOlogy is "dead." UFOlogy is shifting, lots of upheavals as we've recently seen (Jacobs, Carrion, Texas MUFON, etc.) but all of those episodes and more haven't killed UFOlogy, just shook it up a lot.