Dave Wood, chairman of the Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena, said a meeting next week will discuss the waning popularity of the search for UFOs and the shuttering of several other groups dedicated to their study, The Daily Telegraph reported Monday.
"It is certainly a possibility that in 10 years time, it will be a dead subject," he said. "We look at these things on the balance of probabilities and this area of study has been ongoing for many decades. The lack of compelling evidence beyond the pure anecdotal suggests that on the balance of probabilities that nothing is out there. I think that any UFO researcher would tell you that 98 per cent of sightings that happen are very easily explainable. One of the conclusions to draw from that is that perhaps there isn't anything there. The days of compelling eyewitness sightings seem to be over."