UFO Magazine DOA

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Ivan Seeking
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At its peak, tens of thousands would await the latest lurid tales of alien autopsies and flying saucers spying on sleepy market towns.
Yet the publication that took UFOs from the sci-fi hinterland to the mainstream has now enjoyed its final print run. After almost 25 years, UFO Magazine was quietly shut down last week. Suggestions of paranormal interference or alien involvement have been ruled out. The reason is more down-to-earth: not enough people care these days.
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1168923,00.html

I think the last statement is silly. If interest in UFOs is waning then they wouldn't get so much TV air time. Consider the recent series of shows done by the Sci Fi channel on Roswell, Rendlesham, and Kecksburg.
 

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And there's your cause. The mag was competing with cable, and a SatEvePost and Colliers found, fighting the tube's a no-win propostion.
 
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Originally posted by selfAdjoint
And there's your cause. The mag was competing with cable, and a SatEvePost and Colliers found, fighting the tube's a no-win propostion.
As is fighting the internet, as Encyclopedia Britanica discovered. Given the nature of the target audience, I'd bet the internet had more to do with it than cable TV.
 

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