The movie 'Fight Club' hit cinema screens that same year Firmage quit to study UFOs and that reminded me of the rich guy Dr. Diana Pasulka writes about in her book 'American Cosmic'.
A guy who only wants to be known by the alias "Tyler Durden" after the imaginary alter ego of the narrator of 'Fight Club'.
I started to wonder if Tyler Durden was Joe Firmage, but I couldn't imagine Joe would hide behind an alias when he has already come out in the media as a believer in the flying phenomena.
But maybe Joe just doesn't want to talk about some things, like pretending to be Tyler:-)
I can't think of any other rich guys who would be into space travel and something like 'Fight Club' while being too frightened to be seen as a dick in public for talking about UFOs, can you?'Fight Club' and 'The Matrix' Both Turn 20 in 2019 ... Coincidence?
UPDATE: April 11th, 2020
Tyler "Timothy E. Taylor" Durden?-)American Cosmic and Launch Fever?