(I'm not entirely sure where a topic like fits - here, Elliquiy U, PROC? Mods, feel free to move it if needed...)
When I was a kid in the elementary school (it was in the 80s), I got introduced - by the way of the books, as well as the Arthur C. Clarke's Mysterious World TV show - to the subject of UFOs and related subjects, like the Ancient Astronauts theory and the Bermuda Triangle mystery. They immediately captured my imagination... I kept reading about this stuff later on, when I was a teen. And, as I was a teen in the 90s, I've had great time - UFOs were the subject of shows in serious TV channels like Discovery, there was this huge Alien Autopsy controversy, Roswell seemed to be mentioned everywhere... also, we got TV shows like The X-Files and Dark Skies. Overall, UFOs were *big* in the 90s.
As I grew older, my interest faded, as I started to critically evaluate all this stuff and came to realize that it was, well, bogus. The Internet surely helped, as I found really interesting stuff in there, like the sceptical follow-ups to the Alien Autopsy documentary which revealed it as a hoax. I also learned of how the myth of the Bermuda Triangle and the story of Roswell came to be and so on... Overall, I stopped believing in this stuff. And the general public's interest seemed to decline, too.
These days, I don't believe in UFOs, either. As they years rolled on and the aliens weren't coming, and I came to realize that, if they were real, we'd have *some* proof of them by now. Meanwhile, there seems to be even fewer and fewer *clues* - no new sightings, no new photographs (that aren't obvious fakes). Even the conspiracy theorist on the Internet seem to be more concerned with their Illuminati / New World Order scares than with the aliens.
Out of simple curiosity, I'd like to ask: is the field of ufology dead? Has it been debunked completely? Or, maybe, are there some new sightings and other happenings still being reported that I'm just not aware of?