When I was on Coast to Coast last week, George Noory asked me who I thought were the top young(ish) people in ufology today. I gave a few names, but - as I have a fondness for rankings - I've decided to create a top 10 list of those who are under 50 years of age (in ufology, "youngish" is a relative term) and actively engaged in studying the UFO phenomenon, and doing good work at it.
Over the next ten to twenty years, these are the people who I think will chart the direction ufology takes.
As always, I start with number 10...
#10 - Kyle King
Deep in the heart of Texas, 45 year old Kyle King has carved a niche for himself in the ufological discourse with his well-written, thoughtful blog, UFO Reflections. Kyle takes a careful, skeptical look at the UFO phenomenon, but he keeps an open mind, and manages to achieve a minor miracle by generally maintaining good relations with all sides in ufology. He also posts - too infrequently, alas - at the UFO Planet forum, and, occassionally, at UFO Updates.
Kyle's output has been relatively small to date, but he exemplifies the principle that quality trumps quantity, especially when he passionately advocates an instrumented study of the UFO phenomenon. Keep an eye on him in the future.