Thursday, January 17, 2008

Only In Texas...

By now, you've probably heard about the infamous UFO sighting in Stephenville, which, I believe, is somewhere near Fort Worth. The story made national headlines and was even on NPR's All Things Considered last night, which really got me thinking about it. Why is it that extraterrestrials only choose to reveal themselves to small town citizens who speak in double negatives and use metaphors like, "It was as big as a Wal-Mart"?

For those of you who don't watch the evening news, 30 or 40 residents of Stephenville reported seeing something strange in the sky last Tuesday evening, though pictures or video have yet to be produced. I find it hard to believe that nobody out there thought to snap a picture on a cell phone, but whatever. Anyway, this "thing" they saw was all lit up like a Christmas tree, and according to a pilot who witnessed the event:

The ship wasn't really visible and was totally silent, but the lights spanned about a mile long and a half mile wide. The lights went from corner to corner. It was directly above Highway 67 traveling towards Stephenville at a high rate of speed - about 3,000 mph is what I would estimate.

So it WAS basically a Wal-Mart flying across the sky at warp speed. And it freaks me out a little that he calls it a "ship." This pilot's wife, whom I heard on NPR, said she saw two fighter jets race across the sunset in an effort to keep up. The military denies any involvement, states that no planes were in the area that night, and adds that they no longer investigate UFO claims. Well why the hell not?