My local Library carries copies of the English magazine "Fortean Times." The latest issue, number 259, has a fascinating opinion piece by long-term UK UFOlogist, Jenny Randles.
Jenny has been in the background for some time now, after making a significant contribution to both British and global UFOlogy. So it is good to see this piece on page 29 of the magazine.
The piece is titled "UFOlogy in 2010," and is a discussion on where the study of UFOs might be in ten years time. A couple of her points caught my eye.
Commenting on the percentage of mundane reports out of all the incoming raw reports she states "...it was largely correct to say that most UFO sightings are misperceptions-there is little (if any) hard evidence for an alien presence on Earth, while a small residue of puzzling cases do indeed challenge our understanding of subjects as diverse as atmospheric physics, metaphysics and the notion of consciousness. This is the reality that researchers now confront..."
Jenny goes on to say "Finding answers to the UFO mystery will not involve some 'big reveal.' It can only be solved piece by piece, because there is no single UFO mystery to be revealed-just a mixture of different phenomena caused by a bewildering array of things."
Jenny's views are derived from over 30 years of investigating cases, predominantly in the UK. She has always reported exactly what she found. Some of these UFO sightings have taken years to come up with a mundane explanation.
Dear readers, do you share Jenny's views?