Not Of This Earth
By William Pullin, UFO Historian
Greetings! Fakes. Throughout the modern history of the UFO problem, hoaxing and fakery has existed. The belief in false testimony and hoaxed photographs has been a consistent problem for decades, and it shows no sign of abating. Modern technology has made the situation even more problematic, making the creation of hoaxed content even easier than before. Hence, images like the first one attached to this blog posting are embraced as real without any kind of critical thought, or common sense. Does this situation have a negative effect on the UFO community? Absolutely! Does this situation “muddy the waters?” Absolutely! Can this situation be properly addressed? Absolutely! All it would take would be a little bit of time and effort on the part of each and every one of us. Anyone who has a vested interest in the UFO problem and the search for answers to the problem should not be tolerant of this situation, for the embracing of such hoaxed content makes the entire UFO field look foolish, ignorant, and amateurish, researchers and UFO witnesses alike. Thank you for your interest and support.