Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Quote of the day

" A man is his own easiest dupe, for what he wishes to be true he generally believes to be true."


The truth is out there…

It seems that secret files on Unidentified Flying Objects (UFO’s) seen in the UK are being released.

Now Unidentified Flying Objects just about sums it up. They are basically something that someone saw in the sky that they could not work out what it was.

Now even pretty sensible people can wonder what on earth they are seeing under the right circumstances.

I remember years ago whilst driving at night seeing what looked like a weird glowing object in the sky, that apparently changed shape between lenticular and globular. A surefire Alien Space ship you might think. We decided to investigate. After several miles we got close enough to see it was a blimp lit up and floating above a small airfield. The apparent change in shape a result of seeing it from different angles.

Of course we could have been reprogrammed by the alien occupants of a real space ship to think that - Cue twilight zone music, doo do doo do...

If you then factor in those who don’t think carefully, or those who really badly want to believe the earth is some sort of Watford Gap interchange for aliens … Then there the downright sad and loopy who just want attention. Well it is easy to see how these reports get generated.

Why were the reports kept secret? I would suspect, especially during the cold war, against the chance someone had spotted an experimental aircraft, or weapon, either ‘ours’ or ‘theirs’. If one was spotted and needed some disinformation to obscure the details the UFO enthusiasts might be an excellent tool for that too.

In the middle ages it was the dog heads, men with faces in their chests, monopods with big feet, devils and such now it is little green men. Now it’s greys and a whole collection of others to go with them.

The truth is out there - and it is probably far more mundane, at least when it comes to little green men, than many would apparently like.