I've been convinced for a long time that the flying saucers are real and interplantary. In other words, we are being watched by beings from outer space. [Albert Chop, Deputy Director of NASA]
We all know that UFOs are real. All we need to ask is where do they come from. [astronaut Edgar Mitchell, 1971]
We all know that UFOs are real. Too many good men have seen them that don't have hallucinations. [Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker]
Until they come to see us from their planet, I wait patiently. I hear them saying: 'Don't call us, we'll call you.' [Marlene Dietrich, 1962]
So where were we? Ah yes, we just talked about the alleged landing of an alien spacecraft at Roswell, New Mexico in 1947. Let's fast-forward to 1993, shall we?
|"alien" on display in the GBI museum|
Okay, you're gonna have to work with me here. Imagine you see some mysterious red lights in that picture of the night sky, okay...?
On several occasions in 2009, mysterious red lights were seen in the sky above Morristown, New Jersey. Turned out to be five helium balloons attached to flares. Perpetrators Joe Rudy and Chris Russo confessed to launching the hoax to prove how unreliable eye-witness accounts of UFOs are. They may have proven their point, as police stations were flooded with telephone calls about the strange lights. However, the police were not amused, and the two pranksters were each slapped with $250 fines and fifty hours of community service.
The reason I like this last story, and the reason I saved it for last, is so I could end with a video of a 1958 song. Called... what else? The Little Blue Man. (Believe it or not, Smarticus used to sing the chorus of this song to me...)
The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren't any space aliens. We can't be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we're not all there is. If so, we're in big trouble. [Ellen DeGeneres]
How would it be if we discovered that aliens only stopped by earth to let their kids take a leak? [Jay Leno]
Until next time, take care of yourselves. And each other.