Sunday, October 13, 2013

From Robbie Graham on Silver Screen Saucers: Letting go of UFOs

Excellent and certainly thought provoking opinions on seeking answers to UFOs from Robbie Graham. I think his piece will annoy or anger a lot of people (maybe not) but, while a bit hard to take at first, very important points to think about. I find myself agreeing with him in many ways and left a comment at his blog. Although, I personally don't see the fact that studying UFOs will never reveal "the answer" as a problem; it's simply part of the process. I'm more process oriented by nature. That aside, excellent piece by Graham and I appreciate his honesty. Whether or not you agree with him, it is always good when someone honestly states their thoughts on UFOs: 
Silver Screen Saucers: Letting go of UFOs: ‘UFOlogists’ speak a great deal about the ‘truth’. The truth is out there, they tell people, and it must doggedly be pursued for the benefit of all mankind. But rarely are ‘UFOlogists’ truthful with themselves.
First off, there’s no such thing as a ‘UFOlogist’, and anyone who refers to themselves as such is clinging desperately to their own slim sense of self worth. There is no such thing as a UFOlogist because there is no such thing as UFOlogy – at least not in any meaningful sense. If “ology” refers to a branch of knowledge or learning sprung from organized research (which it does), then UFOlogy is a broken twig. The UFO subject has produced thousands of dedicated researchers over the years (none of them ‘UFOlogists’) and thousands more books, but few have made any significant contribution to our ‘knowledge’ of the UFO enigma. (Robbie Graham)

1 comment:

Terry the Censor said...

For some reason the article has been deleted. A copy can be found here:

I don't know what happened, but I wonder if this was linked with the site going on hiatus at about the same time. Graham was getting very peculiar in the comments of "Letting Go." He was claiming that US intel "black budgets" were being dedicated to UFOs. Not some of it, pretty much all of it. I tried to get him to be more precise, wondering where this thought was coming from, but he started drifting off into general statements about government secrecy and the global drug trade. Then the page disappeared and the site went on hiatus.

Hope the lad's all right.