Saturday, May 2, 2020

Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UFO Flicks)

"Unidentified Aerial Phenomena." Perfect. UAP sounds an awful lot like an old film production and distribution company, but maybe that's the joke. Recently, and officially, released video footage captured by U.S. Navy fighter jets seems to bear out the notion that these objects are something right out of a 1950s UFO flick.

The U.S. Department of Defense feels the clips do not reveal anything that might compromise national security. I'm guessing the chiefs and staff couldn't detect any ray-gun turrets protruding from the speeding objects, or anything that might compromise the integrity of the human race.

Do I believe that aliens from another world are visiting us? Not really.

A friend told me he thinks we're alone in the universe, and he was quite passionate about it.

My reaction was typical. "In this entire universe, we're the only advanced beings?" Knowing that he is a fan of space shows, I thought I would add a brain buster: "And there aren't humanoids out there that speak a passable English?"

He smiled at that one. Then he shook his head gently to reaffirm his earlier point.

I'm of the mindset that possibility breeds probability. We just don't know about each other. These otherworldly intelligent beings too are restrained by simple physics.

We'll have to depend on stellar flicks like Starship Invasions (1977) to keep us believing....


Jon said...

These clips have been debunked more than erasing Caroll O'Connor's image from every frame of All in the Family. Still, this one is obviously the starship Enterprise. Wake up sheeple!

Simon St. Laurent said...

A physicist friend of mine would agree. He's quite outspoken about the issue, actually.

Thanks for the comment!

Simon St. Laurent said...

I received an email from an old friend of mine regarding (the repeat of) this posting. Richard Van de Water is a particle physicist at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico.

"Every time science advances, it shows that there is nothing special about humans. We are probably some of the dumbest creatures in the universe!"