Text from Business Insider UK :
Reports of UFO sightings has been in massive decline for the past few years. According to data from US-based NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center) the slump started in 2014, after years of increased sightings.
Since the 1990s, the overall number of UFO observations steadily increased, reaching a peak of 8,670 reports in 2014. After that, it all went quickly downhill, as this infographic from Statista.com shows. (see below)
Has the public's appetite for UFOs simply faded inline with the upward ease that fake videos and images can now be created? Startling videos that formerly could only be created by Steven Spielberg are now in the grasp of virtually anybody with the motivation and an upgraded version of Windows 10.
This obviously makes working out what is going on far more difficult than when we first launched in 2009, however this site has always placed greater emphasis on Personal Testimony which is why we have placed our SIGHTINGS folder in pride of place, right on top! More than ever before, personal testimony trumps videos, images or expert speculation.
Almost as important as personal testimony, is support and respectful clarification of that testimony by means of other members replying to "The Sighting" , this continues to be a valuable component of this site's record holding system.