I'm watching an old movie called Fire In The Sky about an alien abduction, to be honest being a little familiar with the story behind this I think the guy was beaten, brutalised and abandoned and possibly had some kind of psychological episode.
Anyway, alien abductions, flying saucers, all that schtick, I dont hear much about it anymore and it seems to have dropped off the map a little.
There isnt even anything like the amount of pop TV shows with alien or extra terrestrial themes anymore, the ninties seemed to be a high point for that with new installments of old serials, new ones like The X Files, Babylon 5 etc. At the moment its vampires and werewolves which are the mainstay but they are even experiencing some drop off in interest too.
Can anyone think of why this all would be? Is there some kind of deep seated unconscious or cultural undercurrent determining this? Jung wrote a book about UFOs and thought it was significant psychologically, I wonder is its disappearence from media, pop culture and its incidence, in terms of sightings, has any significance too.
Is there a possibility that there's been a drop off in interest in the more generally labelled "unexplained" altogether? Or are they all treated as fanciful and imaginary anyway? If that's the case does it signify a closing of the popular mind or an enlightenment?