It’s UFOlogy’s dirty little secret. It’s something that is better left swept under the rug. Stanton Friedman doesn’t talk about it. Stephen Bassett most assuredly would keep the subject at arm’s length. The late Richard Hall would have deleted you from his address book. And Steven Greer would never consider it part of his ongoing Disclosure program.
To coin ourselves a catch-all phrase that brings together all the negative aspects of the subject, I prefer to call it the DARK SIDE OF UFOLOGY!
It would appear – at least at first glance – that only those who consider themselves Christian fundamentalists have a rigorous drum to beat on behalf of the subject matter we are considering – that at least some UFOs can rightfully be tied in with Demonic phenomenon. It would seem to be almost an exclusive element of their zealous faith based belief system that contends anything remotely occult or supernatural—and that would definitely include UFOs -- has a stanch ally in the devil and his minions. Christian apologist, Dave Hunt has stated, “the same people that run UFOs are the same people that run haunted houses.“ ~ Tim Beckley
I think one reason among several many UFO explorers reject the dark side is the religious flavor. It sounds all so medieval and superstitious. A lot of individuals, myself included, don't want to be thought of as, say, fundamental Christian literalists. Or, in my case, Christian anything. That doesn't mean these things don't exist; it's just the box these things come in that distracts.
I have been frustrated for years with various UFO groups who smugly decide no "negative" tales shall be told in their groups. They've taken the high road. So much for research.