So as anyone alive during the X-Files-induced UFO boom of the 90s may occasionally find themselves wondering, why—now that basically everyone is carrying a hi-def camera on them at all times—are UFO sightings on the decline?

I mean, on the one hand, it’s obvious. But on the other… what if the problem is less about the UFOs themselves, and more about the sorts of people who’d normally be attracted to UFO-nuttery being suddenly siphoned off into other conspiracy theories?

Hmm. It really makes you think, y’know? /cue spooky music