major problem in the study of UFOs - Ufology - is the lack of time
available to serious researchers who are employed in some other
line of work.
has to be very much a spare time activity.
is one reason why the UFO mystery has remained unsolved for so
and government-contracted studies have been inadequate for various
reasons... and although by far the great majority of research
has been conducted by private individuals and groups, we are at
it only on a part-time basis."
Reid Bray - 'The UFO Connection', 1979
function of ufology at this early stage is not to diagnose and explain
but to observe and describe. Since we know so little about our visitors,
any 'expert' who thinks otherwise is in for trouble."
Magor, 'Our UFO Visitors', 1977