Why is it that when aliens (allegedly) visit us here on our little blue planet they’re always in their birthday suits? Or pictured that way, anyway. If I remember correctly, ET had no clothes on when he arrived, either. Fortunately, these extraterrestrials also seem to be without the usual sexual equipment, so maybe it doesn’t matter. If there’s nothing to conceal, why wear pants? Or maybe their ship’s air conditioning didn’t work very well. Who knows.
These particular aliens, by the way, can be found in the Roswell UFO Museum AND Research Center. Research Center? Strangely, nobody who I talked to on the inside of the place could tell me what exactly they were “researching”. But it was clear that they all believed. Maybe that’s a requirement for working there. I don’t know. I do know, though, that you don’t have to believe to buy a T-shirt or a book or a plastic alien. In fact, we bought a T-shirt for one of our grandsons (who, at the ripe old age of 11, seems to be a full fledged conspiracy theorist).
Personally, I still have a few questions about these little green men. Like why they have those “bug eyes”, with no eyelids. Or why they all seem to look alike and always appear to be frowning. Or why they happened to land (or crash) in Roswell, NM in 1947 instead of here in Webster, NY. Apparently no one told them that Webster is “where life is worth living” (or maybe that’s why they’re frowning). Didn’t matter, though. They all conveniently died soon after arrival and their bodies were hustled away by the government.
UFO’s and aliens. It’s hard not to laugh. Even harder, actually, when you find out how many “believers” there are. A recent poll done by PPP (Public Policy Polling) asked this as one of their questions concerning conspiracy theories: “Do you believe a UFO crashed at Roswell, NM, in 1947, and the U. S. government covered it up, or not?”
21% said yes, they believed that that was true. 47% did not believe it. And 32% weren’t sure.
Amazing. That means that 53% of the respondents were either already “sure” that it happened or were at least open to the possibility that it happened.
These same folks, by the way, also think that climate change is a hoax, that evolution never happened, and that John F. Kennedy was killed as part of some massive conspiracy.
And I thought I was a cynic.