UFOs and other unexplained phenomena in space should be studied in university courses just like English and math.
That’s the position of an American anthropology professor who is putting together the curriculum for a credit course to cover the subject.
“My interest in UFOs stems from . . . my interest in anthropology and in different world views and how they affect people’s perceptions and behaviours,” said Prof. Philip Haseley of the Niagara County College, a state university in New York.
He argues that there is a large body of evidence around UFO sightings and other space news and that students and scientists should have the opportunity to study it, research it and document findings.
“There is an enormous amount of evidence to investigate,” said Haseley, who is also section director of the Western New York Mutual UFO Network.
“It needs to have exposure to a university setting to students and to faculty who see it being taught as a legitimate subject.
“To me, it is something that is a no-brainer. It ought to have been done a long time ago and the fact that it hasn’t been done strikes me as extraordinarily strange.”
There are classes at other universities in the U.S. already.