Why are those who study UFOs drawn to writing fiction too?

Many are dedicated to finding the facts, searching for the truth, and practicing general journalistic standards in  the study of all things UFOs, but somewhere along the way many authors switch their focus from non-fiction to fiction. Why is it that so many immersed into the field of UFO research are drawn into the world of fictional writing?

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UFOs don't pay the bills: What we do for day jobs

Ufologists, researchers and cryptozoology enthusiasts  put in countless hours and valiant efforts into research that in most cases doesn't pay the bills. Many do it for simply one reason; a passion to seek the truth.

While there are some who make a living (part and full time) off the study of the unknown, most have careers outside, which is a testament to the passion the people involved in this field have to donate a lot of their free time for a "hobby" that doesn't always pay-off fiscally or in terms of results.

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Some standouts from The Black Vault's FBI paranormal files

Kudos to The Black Vault for its consistent work with collecting and providing a database of declassified documents on its site, and recently the site posted an extensive look at the FBI’s paranormal files.  The Freedom Of Information Act allows full or partial disclosure ( notice the “or partial part”)  of classified government documents, but the documents can still be censored or only partially disclosed.

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2017's most intriguing stories

As the year comes to close, 2017 wasn't short on stories in the world of ufology and cryptozoology due to the amazing efforts of journalists, authors, ufologists, podcasters and researchers in these fields. There's simply too many stories to name, and nailing down a select few to cover here isn't easy, but here are some that sparked the interest of the field and this site.

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