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The Truth Is Out There



*Cue theme from X-Files*

Well Mulder would be happy.  Fox Mulder, you'll recall, was the central character of the television series X-Files, an FBI agent who believed in aliens.  

I don't know why but the existence of aliens has played a recurring theme in science fiction - literature, radio and movies.   Go back to one of my favourites - Orson Wells' radio play "War of the Worlds".  Or, coming full circle, just look at the recent television series "V".  

But of course these stories are all fiction, they're made up, make-believe.

However, a global poll conducted recently indicates 1 in 5 people believe aliens exist and they live in our midst disguised as humans.  Now 20% of people polled isn't a lot but nevertheless it's a remarkable number.

Methinks somebody has been watching a little too much of the sci-fi channel.

Back a few years ago, before the sci-fi channel existed, when my children were younger, I might have been a part of that 20%.  Yep, there were times when I may have questioned where the heck my kids came from.  

And I'm sure I'm not the only parent who's exclaimed "Are you from another planet, or something?" as the plot from "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" crossed my mind.

Now, though, when I think back on those days I seem to recall they looked at me like I was the strange one.  And I don't mean Mork from Ork.

Nanu-nanu.



This post originally appeared on Sound Off To America

Comments

idifficult said…
Time to put tin foil back on our heads and check the backs of friends necks for tenticle marks.
nonamedufus said…
idifficult: Beware of people on the street corner who ask you to take them to your leader!
CatLadyLarew said…
I think I may have been abducted by aliens... which is why you haven't seen much of me lately.
nonamedufus said…
CL: I hope they're treating you well?
Don said…
We have a large number of aliens disguised as humans down here. They're called Mexicans.
nonamedufus said…
Don: Beam me up, Sanchez.
Tin foil hats don't work, people! Michael Menkin has proven that the only material for an effective anti-thought-manipulation-by-aliens hat is Velostat from 3M.

And he should know -- his father, Lawrence Menkin, was the creator of Captain Video.

Check out his website, Stop Alien Abductions. Read the testimonials of those who have made hats from his design:

"I am happy to report that the Thought Screen Helmet has been performing beautifully! It’s been over six months now and NOT ONE INCIDENT! Aside from some of the naive neighborhood kids and their taunting it’s been a blissful period."

Aliens are powerless against it. Apparently they have not yet developed the technology to identify people through facial recognition.

Or the technology to remove hats, apparently.
00dozo said…
Technically, I am an alien, but of the terrestrial kind.

To be honest, I still look at my parents as having originated from another planet and/or parallel universe.

I've read a lot of science fiction, have watched too much of it, and believe there is a pod growing in the backyard with my name on it.
nonamedufus said…
Frank: Thought Screen Helmet - don't leave home without it.
nonamedufus said…
00dozo: Well, as long as just your name's on it and your twin isn't growing inside it!
Leeuna said…
I started to leave a comment but I noticed that my space ship has arrived. Sorry, I'll see you when I get baaaaaaaccccckkkkk.
nonamedufus said…
Leeuna: Well, like they say in the movies: "Klaatu barada nikto".

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