I would like nothing more than the proof of various cryptids, alien civilizations, even alien visitors to be found. But that proof will come only through rigorous science and objective analysis, and by holding evidence to the highest standards of scrutiny. Born in south eastern Pennsylvania, i have found myself at one time or another living in Chicago, Cleveland, Raleigh-Durham, on the island of Kaua'i and finally landed on the Olympic Peninsula of Washington State. I have turned my hand to various professions from early work in 3d graphics to historic building restoration, carpentry and log home building to working in a bronze art foundry on the WWII Veterans Memorial. Currently I am a writer, script writer and working for a non profit organization called Empowerment Through Connection which is involved in equine assisted therapy for veterans, at risk teens and women.

I have posted them, Scott has posted them and there are several we have both passed on simply because they are not up to the standard that you, the dedicated and discerning GT reader has come to expect. And call fake. Well so far three of the recent stories have been pretty clearly demonstrated to have mundane terrestrial or astronomic origins.

BUT, the stories are everywhere, all over the nightly news and from all around the world. Maybe the Mayans really did have contact with some alien civilization and foreseeing what was to come of this planet decided to zoom off into space with their new found Ancient Alien benefactors and avoid the whole apocalypse altogether. Maybe they just could not stand the suspense and are returning now to watch the end, ready to move back into their temples and lost cities once we are all wiped out by zombies.

Or maybe, just maybe Herald Tribune writer Billy Cox is onto something.

Here’s an example of your typical coverage, a “Special Report” from NewsWest 9 in Texas.

And this one which Scott brought us this week.

And Cox’s take on this current flurry of sightings coverage?

Well, November is Nielsen ratings month, which means we’ll probably see a fair amount of UFO stories for the remainder of sweeps weeks. Some will be more formulaic than others.

After Nov. 30, the UFOs will all disappear. And they won’t be seen again until the next ratings season in February.

It is a shame really, that various news outlets choose to report on certain stories because of the attention it might gain for them rather than on the merit of those stories. That they choose the outlandish and unusual stories that they would otherwise ignore because they do not suit an agenda at some other time.

It is truly a shame that some people will put on exhibit the naivety and… um… blind faith and…er …alternate psychology of … well, for their own need to… uh, see their names in print…



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  • The Oshmar

    This is probably going to be the start of Mayan apocalypse spam, until after “doomsday” it’s just going to intensify.

  • There are still people who believe in that too.

    I often wonder what it feels like to so firmly believe you will not wake up tomorrow and then you do? There are always those who try to justify their belief by over thinking every upcoming natural disaster as “the beginning of the end.” Then I am torn between feeling sympathy and being a devout Darwinist when it comes to the ones who decide to opt out early.

  • The Oshmar

    Heck yeah.

    I also think it’s something to do with people who, in my opinion, think that they are hugely important and therefore they believe that they “have” to be among the last humans alive ever. Kind of like they can’t accept the world will going on for thousands of years after they are long dead and forgotten. Apocalypse Syndrome.

  • lordoffantasy

    if you are an intelligent person, it is releaving, though it leads to a massive amount of cynicism towards that bullshit. i was convinced, when i was a lot younger, that that collider thing would destroy everything. fortunately it turned out that it was relatively harmless outside of it just blowing up or something. since then i stare down all coming apocalypses and wait for my chance, after the given date, to laugh my ass off at all the idiots.