Alien 101

As I was perusing on Sk*rt this morning, I ran across this article all about some people in Texas who say they saw a UFO on Jan. 8th. The story itself was pretty interesting and, of course, because it was on CNN, somewhat credible. One thing I did find funny was how they tried to give themselves more Credibility:
Several dozen people -- including a pilot, county constable and business owners -- say they have seen a large silent object with bright lights flying low and fast. Some reported seeing fighter jets chasing it.

Makes me realize had a waitress, store clerk and SAHM seen it, they would have been a little more leery. But on to the next funny part. These upstanding citizens ( A pilot, constable, and business owner) who all saw this object were obviously mystified and shocked. Was it because they saw a possible UFO? Not exactly.

"People wonder what in the world it is because this is the Bible Belt, and everyone is afraid it's the end of times," said Steve Allen, a freight company owner and pilot who said the object he saw last week was a mile long and half a mile wide. "It was positively, absolutely nothing from these parts."

I know it just may be the mood I'm in..but I admit it made me giggle something fierce. I mean, I was raised in a religious household. I've read the bible cover to cover. I can recite almost all the books in order from old testament to new along with a few choice passages. But I somehow seem to have missed the part about low flying, fast, bright lighted objects as a predication of end times. It has been a while though.

Now the next part, it just really makes me giggle.
"You hear about big bass or big buck in the area, but this is a different deal," Sorrells said. "It feels good to hear that other people saw something, because that means I'm not crazy."

Sorrells said he has seen the object several times. He said he watched it through his rifle's telescopic lens and described it as very large and without seams, nuts or bolts.

Now that we have cleared up the misconception that this is not another "The fish was 12 ft. long!" myth (obviously, I mean, we are talking about UFO's!!) Lets move on to the intelligence of pointing a rifle, even if only use the scope, at a possible UFO. I think Mr. Sorrell should be very thankful they didn't see him or he may have found himself zapped with their laser beam gun thingy.

Of course all official responses are that it was the sun glaring off two airplanes, perfectly logical explanation, (insert other typical governmental cover up answers here).

In the spirit of this article and to show my serious support (I actually am a believer in aliens, George Noory rocks) I found this blog with 20 things you didn't know (..about aliens, etc) and thought it was very interesting. Here are a few of my fav's, but I suggest you head over there to find out the rest for yourself. (the comments in parenthesis are my own and not from the site)

#8 Download software from the SETI@home project to sift for alien signals on your home PC. 187,000 other people have. (I am d/l it right now people. I will find life out there!)

#11 In 1957, Antonio Villas Boas, a Brazilian farmer, reported that he was abducted by barking aliens who covered him in gel and mated with him. (Umm. Ewwww.)

#17 Then we sent the soundtrack: The two Voyager probes, launched in 1977, included a 12-inch gold-plated record carrying whale calls, greetings in 55 human languages, and a Bulgarian folk song. (Whale calls?? To much Star Trek Anyone? )

#19 On September 30, 2006, the French Center for National Space Studies beamed Cosmic Connexion, a TV program aimed at extraterrestrials, at a sunlike star called Errai 45 light-years from Earth. (I have heard the French don't even like tourists in their country, but apparently Aliens on their planet is okay.)

And last but most certainly not least, Here is a sample of a Bulgarian Folk Song (you know you were wondering) and Here are instructions on how to make your own "Stop Alien Abduction Hats"

Live long and prosper! Lek tol! ngoy'!


Bee said...

I feel bad for all dogs in his area!
I am a believer too!

Anonymous said...

Bee - Woohoo! Maybe we should make a button. LMAO. And it does bring a whole new meaning to Doggy Style ;-) (OMG..did I really just type that!)

Bee said...

Come and get your I believe button!

AllyB said...

Good morning! Thanks for stopping by and saying hey. Aliens...hmmm...people believe in stranger stuff, don't they? ;-)
Have a great day!

Tracy said...

I have always thought that we were an arrogant species to think that we were the only intellegent life form out there. Although, it does make on wonder why, if there are aliens, would they want anything to do with us?
And it seems like if it were me, I wouldn't have admitted to the dog thing. That guy probably still gets made fun of for that!

Brian o Vretanos said...

It's not so much a question of "believing" in aliens - there probably is life elsewhere, and it's probably too far away for us to ever come into contact with it.

It's interesting that descriptions from people who believe they've had close encounters with aliens generally resemble bad 50's sci fi films.

There's a brilliant Isaac Asimov short story that's a parody of the alien abduction stories, where they abduct a man and a woman and try and persuade them to mate. Very funny - I wish I could remember what it's called.

Anonymous said...

Ally - You are welcome :-) And thank you for returnig the favor :-D

Bee - Where? What? You have a button?? I want, I want!

Tracy - I agree. There may not be little green men, or gray, but I believe somewhere out there...there has to be something

Brian - Here is a link to all Isaac's movie. Please let me know which one it is :-D

Brian o Vretanos said...

It's a story (not a film) called
"What is This Thing Called Love" from Nightfall and Other Stories. Originally it was called "Playboy and the Slime God", which is a fantastic title ;-)

There's info CONTAINING SPOILERS about it here.

Anonymous said...

Brian - "Playboy and the Slime God"??!! That's awesome!!! I will have to find that book. Thanks for the tip!

Jean Knee said...

That's nothing to laugh about, Chris. It is a well documented fact that aliens land in Texas regularly because of the wide expanse of land.

my Uncle Steve had a close encounter in 1972. He said there were two females and one cup. He couldn't bring himself to go into any further detail.

Lauren said...

Ok, so does this qualify me out of the lurker category? I am a believer as well, and this was hilarious! I love it!