Now when I say there was a crash, that was one report but this is about the article that explained the event, or tried to. I say tried to because even now, sixty-eight years later I am writing this, talking about the event with the news conference that followed. The question I always come back to is this, don’t you think that if most reasoned people saw a weather balloon they would be able to identify it simply by seeing it again? Or they would be able to say, no that is not even close to what we saw even if it wasn’t an alien ship. The two just seem so separated in every aspect as to not be confused even by the most rattled, drunk or otherwise impaired thinker. I know I have seen things and misidentified them before, but I have never called lawn chair a motor cycle. Let’s just say I think the press release was dubious. I am no conspiracy theorist but really.
I have watched countless, exaggeration, shows about the events in Roswell. I find it fascinating on every level; everything from the possibility of it actually happening, an alien craft being found here and everything that entails. I have seen and heard so many testimonials from credible people that it makes it seem very real. That weak press release seems like a bit of a slap in the face to my cognitive brain. Maybe it was so hastily put together that was the best they could muster, or they just didn’t even care that we know we are being lied to; now that is just insulting. Now a lot of people with shake their head at me for talking about a subject they think is pure science fiction or one for the loonies that love little green men, but I fervently believe we are not alone. Most people don’t think about or even come close to comprehending how vast space is and the many possibilities it holds. I for one like to question what we think we know and I will always consider a reasoned, thoughtful and scientific debate.
This week’s events from the past got me thinking and I believe, dreaming also, so much so I came up with a new idea for a Sci-Fi story that seemed legit enough for me to write down some notes for a later date. Putting that aside, I love looking at, remembering and talking about events that get overshadowed by other popular occasions. Every July 4th I will celebrate our nation’s independence, shoot off some obligatory fireworks, but my mind will always go back to that week and the events that may have been a turning point in our history and we might not even know it. When you look up at the night sky and you see something streaking across horizon, do you wonder if it, maybe is the same thing that came down in the desert? What story would we be told today? Or are we being told today? Would they say it was another weather balloon? What would you do if they said, ‘It was fireworks from Mars.’ Whatever the case may be or what you believe, I love talking about it; these chats are my favorite. Life is more interesting with them I feel. So, you can count on me to start a conversation and we will just have to see where it goes, hopefully some place strange, normal scares me; but aliens don’t.