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Aliens out there? Please Come To The Rescue

From: Frank Warren <frank-warren.nul>
Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 04:54:39 -0800
Fwd Date: Sat, 20 Mar 2004 13:48:11 -0500
Subject: Aliens out there? Please Come To The Rescue



Source: The Scotsman

http://news.scotsman.com/opinion.cfm?id=323022004

Sat 20 Mar 2004


Aliens out there? Please come to the rescue
by
Albert Morris

In the days when the equivalent of 3:50 could provide a high tea,
a night at the cinema for two and a packet of premier cru wine
gums, I occasionally took girlfriends to Edinburghís Odeon cinema
which had an auditorium ceiling that indicated, decoratively but
inaccurately, the starlit heavens.

That was no barrier to me. I would point out what I claimed were
the Great Bear, Orionís Belt, Pegasus and the Pleiades. "Gosh,
Albert, you must know just about everything," said one lass, an
assertion I did not deny.

From my early, childrenís matinee, cinema-going days when,
scrutinising the Moon, I could work out where Wanda, the
Venusian witch queen met the crab men from Mars, to the present
pictures of the Red Planet, a study of which has familiarised me
with practically every revealed pebble, I have been an ardent
space-watcher.

The universe has, however, disappointed me. I have seen awesome
pictures of Saturn and Jupiter, the tortured, twisted or frozen
surfaces of planetary satellites, astonishing Hubble telescope
photographs of colourful chaos, and I know that the star-
powdered heavens are pulsating with deaths and births of
galaxies, are strewn with asteroid belts, radiation fields and
black holes, but I want some intelligent-life contact because
there is not too much on Earth.

From HG Wellsís novel, The War of the Worlds, fiction and films
have often postulated the inherent malevolence of Earth visitors
shaped like hyperactive tapioca puddings trying to ingest the
planet, pods seeding human likenesses and others, exhibiting
all-too-human characteristics, merely attempting to blast the
planet into jigsaw puzzle fragments.

A fear that extraterrestrial beings may not like us or are
waiting to take us over, has helped to fuel interest in so-called
flying saucers.

Unidentified flying object sightings began in the United States
in 1947, but from 7 January, 1948, when a US National Guard
pilot, Captain Thomas F Mantell, chasing an apparently metallic,
circular object over Kentucky, radioed, "Itís huge. Itís ..."
before his plane crashed, UFOs in atomic-age skies began to be
reported worldwide.

UFOs have resembled saucers, cigars, tea cosies, large, flashing
lights, chamberpots and psychological test Rorschach blots. Most
have been identified as bright planets, stars, aircraft, unusual
cloud formations or balloons, but some have not been explained
and the possibility remains that nightmarish, bug-eyed creatures
with fearfully-high IQs, possibly living on a diet of electrons,
which probably accounts for much of our radio static, have been
trying to discover how humans tick.

If so, they may be losing patience. Flying saucer spottings have
fallen so much that UFO Magazine, which has featured sightings,
abductions by aliens and close encounters, is to close. Two years
ago, the British Flying Saucer Bureau was shut after UFO
visitations and membership decreased.

That prompts the dismal question: have airborne aliens become so
disillusioned by what they see on this tortured planet that they
are going into hyper warp drive, adjusting their cosmic-ray
diffusers and heading for more congenial climes?

As a supporter of galactic amity, I still hope that, one day,
some outer space visitants will land on earth and stop the
inhabitants from tearing themselves and the planet to pieces The
fact that remedial aliens could resemble man-sized tadpoles with
limbs, would not disguise the fact that they could be new Labour
in political outlook and, therefore, virtual Tories. They would,
I am certain, expand and improve global public services, for the
many, not the few, and, in a very real sense, create a Swedish
welfare state version of Utopia.

Non-smokers, they would be caring and compassionate, devoted to
free health care, community arts, family planning, race
relations, further education and pensioners.

They would favour theatre workshops and social-inclusion
discussion and outreach groups. In religious matters, they would
initiate an ongoing and open-ended dialogue in the context of
the day and age.

Pie in the sky? I hope not. All I say is that this explosive
planet, with its imploding civilisation, needs urgent visionary
intervention. Donít desert us, UFOs. Have a wine gum. If you
want one word from us, written in crop circles or otherwise, it
is, "help".




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