Decline in UFO Sightings


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Late last year, the two major online sites for reporting UFOs - MUFON and The National UFO Reporting Center - both documented steep drops in worldwide UFO sightings. The decline started around 2014, when reports were at a peak. They have since reduced drastically, to 55% of 2014's total. Many UFO interest groups have folded and numerous previously classified government documents have been disclosed. In 2014 global UFO sighting totaled 8,670, but the latest numbers, which are current up to June, 2018, show global sightings are only 1,329. While both MUFON and NUFROC take online reports of sightings, MUFON field investigators investigate reports and attempt to filter out hoaxes, mistakes and objects that can be identified. MUFON winds up clearing out about half of the reports that people submit. Do these declines reveal that interest in UFOs is becoming nothing more than a blip of 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. Possible answers as to why sightings are decreasing are varied. A key factor may be that people simply just don't care anymore. There are also those who believe that the culture around alien investigations has shifted to focus on exopolitical conspiracies instead of what's in the sky. In my opinion, the idea of conspiracies have infiltrated and warped the idea of actually investigating UFOs. Maybe our time for sighting UFOs is up. Maybe the aliens have learned all they can from us, or maybe their experiments are over, or maybe they have simply lost interest in us. Or maybe, just maybe, people are using the internet as their means of reporting sightings these days instead of turning to those "official organizations." That's my theory, anyway. While reporting may be on the decline, I believe that the sightings are not. We're still being visited and our anuses are still being probed. We're just using other means of reporting it these days. What do you think? Turn On, Tune In & Find Out!

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