I'm trying to write more frequently. Unfortunately, this weekend was busy and I'm terribly tired right now. So, instead of some deep essay, I thought I'd post this:
A report from the British Ministry of Defence has concluded that UFOs sighted over Great Britain can be attributed to natural phenomena. Some of this phenomena may not be completely understood, but the report doesn't believe that "UFOs" are intelligently controlled vehicles from other worlds.
There isn't a lot of detail in that link. I will have to see if I can find the actual report. Maybe it's available online. I'd like to know what they thought of UFO abductees. I've read a few theories suggesting that "abductions" are the result of incidents while dreaming. There are periods while sleeping when your body makes your body immobile. If you dream during this state you will be unable to move during your dream. If the dream involves a loss of control, perhaps someone tying you down to a bed, it's easy to think you were being abducted by... oh, aliens? The quintessential "alien" (grey, big eyes, slit for a mouth) dates back to the North American TV broadcast of the story about Betty and Barney Hill — abductees and victims of "lost time". The fact that "aliens" were all fairly different in appearance until this TV show suggests that alien visitations are a psychological, rather than physical, manifestion.
The conclusion of this report is kind of sad, actually. Skeptic though I might be, I like the idea of something being a little bit "scary" out there... something that doesn't involve religious fundamentalists and dirty bombs.
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