Aliens have turned out to be kind of a drag in the long run.
Decades into the grays and the nordics and the cattle mutilations and the abductions and the crop circles, I’ve developed a feeling that it’s time to tell these visitors, if they exist, to up the game a bit.
Believers already “get it”. You’re weird and powerful and can go really fast and can turn off electricity and whatnot. You may even be taking embryos from people for all we know.
But is that really all you’ve got?
Because by this time I’d have been expecting voices, fireworks, displays of miraculous transformation,and perhaps a landing at a big shopping mall so all the locals could see.
But no, you just keep blipping on and off radar screens and shaky video feeds; occasionally looking really big and occasionally looking really small; seeming more ghostlike than of interstellar steel, and generally being just a major tease.
I have seen two (or maybe three) “UFOs” in my life. Both were v-shaped and balloon-like. One appeared way over Caldwell, New Jersey on August 25, 2001 and it turned slowly for a long time glistening occasionally in an afternoon sun and looking larger than the passing, glistening airplanes; and then floated up and away. It could have been a (very large) balloon. The kids had pointed it out so I knew it wasn’t “just me”. The second one I saw was burnt orange in color, similar shape, seemed closer and smaller, and then disappeared in the blink of an eye. It was the day I dropped my son off for his first day of college. I was feeling a little bit funny that day.
A third time hardly bears mention, but when they had the news article about a bunch of people in midtown seeing white orbs cavorting in the sky for a few minutes, I was one of those. I saw plenty of other people looking up for a second–none of your standing and staring for busy folks in midtown. I felt it might have been some Jersey guy’s idea of a prank, or a silly mistake by somebody, somewhere with a truckload of white balloons.
None of the above “sightings” should suggest I believe, necessarily, in UFOs or Aliens or the Hollow Earth or Bigfoot or Spontaneous Combustion.
I have read much about unidentifiable phenomena and still consider myself among those who are intrigued but have not seen anything remotely convincing.
I will admit that some of the stories are excellent, and some of the pictures (old ones only) disturbingly realistic. I believe the government is covering something up but I cannot absolutely credit the government with the capability to interface with locusts from Neptune without making a huge blunder of some kind; and there’s no sign of that. I believe those who favor belief in UFOs are closer to the facts than those who would simply deny any of it as more than the products of overfed imaginations among the simple. But I haven’t seen a convincing UFO yet and so for me it’s all speculative.
But Aliens–they do seem like a drag. The flirting with military jets has gotten old. The appearance of gray little humanoids with enormous black eyes has gotten to seem mundane. Supposedly they work for a dark overlord. Whatever! The Nordics are friendly, and they try to “help” us. They look Nordic but are taller and even whiter than earthling Nordics and we don’t know if they like Abba. Whatever help they are lending is being done in utmost secret, because there is no way to credit any good thing in the world with these ETs if they are ETs.
These days Aliens seem to be on everybody’s lips. Bill Clinton on Jimmy Kimmel. The Pope. The guy who used to run Canadian missile defense. Jimmy Carter, still. Ronald Reagan talked about it and he may have seen one.
Some say we are being prepared by our thoughtful governments for some kind of disclosure. This is about as believable as free healthcare in Texas.
The earth may be hollow, and halfway filled with Aliens, or maybe they come via the Wormhole. And if they have bothered to come all this way, it’s time for them to show us some imagination on their part. Otherwise, I think folks are going to start saying “meh” and really, I don’t think the Aliens would appreciate that.