- Increasing numbers of people are not "watching the skies" and instead preoccupy themselves with cellphones and the like?
- The Fireball-Activity went through the roof at the same time (based on the AMS Network for the US which is primarily based on peoples reports!). What's up with that?!
- For a more positive spin: Maybe more people get educated about Fireballs and don't mistake them anymore as UFO's explaining in part the decrease of UFO sightings?
- The weather is becoming more cloudy, thus less UFO's can be seen?
- People are less inclined to report UFO stuff?
- People actually see less because "something" is causing them to see less even though it isn't less (coming back to the idea of the C's that certain things like "strobe lights" can interfere with the process of seeing them)?
Yes, the stats are interesting but somehow I doubt that this decline in the observed numbers is a good thing. I like Pashalis's analysis - these are all very good possibilities; with the last one being a bit of a worry.
My first thought on the topic is that when tsunami is about to hit, ocean waters recede first... The second one is - work almost complete, no need to tend to the cattle as much.
I still watch the skies but have seen fewer odd things since the beginning of the year. Maybe it is a change in me or my lifestyle but the thought did cross my mind - is this a quiet period, what might it mean? To be honest, it is also a relief because when those weirdos show up, something unexpected and very s*itty usually follows.
Nevertheless, the activity has not completely stopped - with the last daylight sighting about three weeks ago. It may be less frequent but my subjective impression is that it is more brazen and nobody is looking up, away from their Facebook accounts.
Having said all that, instead, I am seeing a LOT more fireballs than before - one every few days! That is definitely grabbing my attention at the moment.
Curiouser and curiouser.