FLOWER MOUND, TX — June 9, 2021 — We hear a lot these days about UFOs being spotted by serious people in our military. They tell us that they’ve been experiencing some sort of spacecraft that can run rings around our most sophisticated air force planes and can make aerial moves that seem to defy the laws of physics. What we used to consider science fiction is becoming a reality. During a recent broadcast on “60 Minutes,” it was reported that “After decades of public denials, the Pentagon now admits there’s something out there, and the U.S. Senate wants to know what it is.” Referred to by our military as Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), the Intelligence Committee has ordered the Director of National Intelligence and the Secretary of Defense to deliver a report on the mysterious sightings by late June of this year.
Although we’ve all heard stories of spacecraft shaped like saucers, that can zip across the sky without wings or conventional propulsion, up until now it was mocked as figments of overactive imaginations, spurred on by science fiction movies. Not anymore! When the top military agencies in our government start investigating, it’s time to open our minds to the possibilities of extra-terrestrial life. Did you ever wonder what beings from another world might look like?
We’ve all seen movies about creatures from outer space and they always look pretty much the same. They’re either little green men, or organisms with large heads and laser beam eyes. In one particularly creative film, “The Thing from Another World,” which goes back to 1951, was an 8-foot, human-like monster that crash-landed its craft in the Arctic ice of the North Pole. After the thing was accidentally defrosted in a room at the remote outpost, it began a killing spree, drinking the blood of its victims. A scientist stationed at the facility examined one of the creature’s arms, which had been torn off in a fight with sled dogs.
In a memorable scene from this classic, the scientist tells the crew, gathered around him in the lab, that he discovered plant sap in the arm. His description of what he found moves one of them to say, “Doctor, you seem to be describing some sort of super carrot.” The doctor agrees and adds, “I doubt if this super carrot, as you call it, can die.” The role of the “Thing” was played by 6’ 6” inch James Arness, who went on to become Marshall Matt Dillon in Gunsmoke, which ran on CBS for 20 seasons.
Anyway, to get back to UFO’s, whatever these alien sightings are, they don’t seem very interested in making contact with us earthly mortals. Perhaps they have intelligence far beyond anything we could imagine. Could it be that they are a highly evolved species that view us as too primitive to waste their time trying to communicate? Have you ever tried to have an intelligent conversation with an insect? My thought is, if they are smart enough to enter our world from a distant galaxy and zip around our aircraft before disappearing at incredible speeds, they probably think of us as inferior beings, unworthy of their attention.
When you see an anthill, with lots of activity occurring, do you pay attention, or do you just pass by, realizing that they’re merely a primitive species existing in your orbit? Did you ever wonder if the ants perceive your existence? Similarly, one wonders if beings from another galaxy pass by us regularly, but pay as much attention to our lives as we do to those industrious 6-legged insects. A thought comes to mind that space aliens may be studying us in the same way that entomologists study the crawling and flying entities that populate our planet.
Inasmuch as everyone loves a mystery, it’s interesting to imagine what the occupants of those warp-speed flying machines might look like. Suppose they have forms that are beyond the limits of our imagination? What if they don’t have bodies at all, but, merely a smoky mist that floats through the air in various amorphous shapes. Suppose further that those translucent apparitions were able to create a type of force field that moved objects the way muscle mass does for humans. Yet, since they were composed of air, we could see through them but be unable to move them. After all, gravity is a powerful, albeit invisible force. In the final analysis, it would seem very arrogant of us to believe, given the vastness of space, that we are the only planet with organic activity. Let’s hope all of this speculation will be cleared up later this month.
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Bob Weir is a veteran of 20 years with the New York Police Dept. (NYPD), ten of which were performed in plainclothes undercover assignments. Bob began a writing career about 16 years ago and had his first book published in 1999. He also became a syndicated columnist under the title “Weir Only Human.”