Vallee was one of the best and most grounded ufologists of all time. Greer is nothing close. Indeed, the lack of comparison between sources is a common mistake of the crud researcher or expert. You see, everybody touting your line is good and everyone opposed is bad, or at least overlooked.
It doesn’t do anybody’s cause much good by lumping in rubbish researchers with good ones. You smear the good with the kook brush.
Moreover, people like me don’t like it very much. I believe conspiracies occur; nevertheless, I don’t want my rep amongst the sane used to enhance the likes of Jim Fetzer, Mick Salla, John Hankey, David Icke, and Alex Jones.
Darren Perks: Expert in Idiocy, not UFO’s
Hence, I found the article by so-called UFO “expert” Darren Perks, “A New Generation of Ufologist”, utterly laughable. He essentially says this generation of ufologists, do not sit on their rears; they get out and use technology to go and get answers.
I have to ask what were ufologists doing all those years ago – investigating cattle mutilations, hanging out around air force bases like Area 51, and goofing off over crop circles? Having crappy camera’s and low-tech gear did not stop them from snapping objects or faking them. The new generation of ufologists use YouTube and look at inane earthbound objects. If, in the rare occurrence, something genuinely weird occurs, you can bet 99.9 percent of the time it is a smart fake or some kind of experimental aircraft. The new generation has more garbage than ever to sift through.
Perks also says the new breed does not bandy about with bad secondhand information. I have to wonder what Mr. Perks makes of bright young stars in ufology like Jason Martell and Giorgio Tsoukalos. He buys into the sightings of UFO’s over ancient burial mounds and religious sites. Wow, so we have a bloke from a new generation who is influenced by an old con artist like Von Danniken. They are so inspired that this new generation trashes national parks and heritage sites searching for ET connections, as Dennis pointed out.
Hence, I will answer the question put to us by Mr. Perks. It is a no brainer that the so-called “new generation” ufologists are every bit as bad as their forebears. Indeed, they are worse in many respects. Because of the Internet, they can over indulge and lose all scope of reality. Thus, they are not more evidence based, they just have more toys keep them amused, and more idiots they can collaborate with.
Mr. Perks is a stellar example of this new, equally bogus generation of cranks.
New Generation of Ufologists
Indeed, it came as no surprise to me that Mr. Perks himself appears to be a fraud. There is a website dedicated to his ripping off others photos, his impersonation of space cadet Linda Moulton Howe, and his bleating on about alien made crop circles.
The guy is another British train wreck like David Icke, although I have to say that for all of Icke’s bull he is by all accounts a nice bloke who sincerely believes in his cock-eyed musings. Perks is just part of a new generation of UFO hucksters. I cannot believe how low Huffington Post stoops to get hits. There was a time when they could put out some okay stuff.
I said earlier that having a strictly amateur con man blag on about being a UFO expert marks honest folk as kooks; thus, a guy like Perks hanging around the Huffington Post tarnishes all the decent contributors. Much like how Ancient Aliens taints the History Channel.
There is a new, more reliable generation of ufologists; they are Ryan Dube, Steve Broadbent, Mark Pilkington, Greg Bishop, Martin Cannon, Richard Condon, James Dowell, and Val Germann. They, and a growing number of people, have incorporated the work of the better pro ET/UFO researchers like Vallee, Hastings, and Ecker and re-framed the UFO paradigm.
If you are serious about becoming a modern ufologist, all of the above are important people whose works you should examine. Perks is strictly for jerks.