And now for something completely different, a possible visitation by an alien spacecraft.

By | 2018-11-06T11:31:02+00:00 November 7th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |11 Comments

Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy!

Courtesy of CNN:

A mysterious cigar-shaped object spotted tumbling through our solar system last year may have been an alien spacecraft sent to investigate Earth, astronomers from Harvard University have suggested.

The object, nicknamed ‘Oumuamua, meaning “a messenger that reaches out from the distant past” in Hawaiian, was discovered in October 2017 by the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii.

Since its discovery, scientists have been at odds to explain its unusual features and precise origins, with researchers first calling it a comet and then an asteroid before finally deeming it the first of its kind: a new class of “interstellar objects.”

A new paper by researchers at the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics raises the possibility that the elongated dark-red object, which is 10 times as long as it is wide and traveling at speeds of 196,000 mph, might have an “artificial origin.”

“‘Oumuamua may be a fully operational probe sent intentionally to Earth vicinity by an alien civilization,” they wrote in the paper, which has been submitted to the Astrophysical Journal Letters.

The theory is based on the object’s “excess acceleration,” or its unexpected boost in speed as it traveled through and ultimately out of our solar system in January.

“Considering an artificial origin, one possibility is that ‘Oumuamua is a light sail, floating in interstellar space as a debris from an advanced technological equipment,” wrote the paper’s authors, suggesting that the object could be propelled by solar radiation.

Now as you guys have already surmised I am the king of skeptics, and literally, refuse to accept anything on faith alone. 

Having said that I am hoping that this is true. 

Yes, I know that alien life visiting this planet opens us up to contracting all kinds of diseases like space herpes, or intergalactic whooping cough, but it also offers the chance to learn more about the universe and our place in it. 

Besides let’s face it, if there is other intelligent life out there we are going to eventually cross paths with it, and I would like that to happen during my lifetime. 

This does not mean that I believe in alien abduction stories, any more than I believe that woman who claims that she has had sex with 20 ghosts.  (Sex with ghosts is just imaginative masturbation, obviously.)

I am just really hoping to see a real honest to goodness alien (Not the sneaking over the border kind) before I shuffle off this mortal coil. 

I am also hoping that the seeing the alien is not the reason that I shuffle off this mortal coil, cause that would suck. 

I am also hoping that the experience is not like the one experienced by Kate McKinnon’s character in the SNL skit. 

Yeah, that would suck as well.

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11 Comments

  1. Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 6:21 am - Reply

    I awoke this morning with a returned sense of inner peace knowing Trumps lawlessness is over. His wall is DOA and GLBT people will not be his target anymore.

  2. AK Lynne November 7, 2018 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Thank you, Jesse. I needed that SNL laugh this morning.

  3. Anon November 7, 2018 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Aliens ‘probing’ looking for life. Let’s all hope they don’t land and ask to be taken to our leader!

  4. Anonymous November 7, 2018 at 6:47 am - Reply

    i dont think aleins are going to save us from ourselves tho. and that thing reminds me of that stanley kubrick movie.

    • Anon November 7, 2018 at 8:01 am - Reply

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-QFj59PON4

      ‘In all due honesty I thought he just used stock footage of college fratboys for his “Dawn of Man” segment.’
      $0 here we are NOW.

      2001 ~ 2100 woMAN I$ dOOmed…

  5. WA Skeptic November 7, 2018 at 6:59 am - Reply

    That’s some good smoke they’ve got at Harvard…

  6. Anon November 7, 2018 at 9:00 am - Reply

    https://www.pbs.org/video/november-6-2018-2lcxan/

    11/06/2018 | 54m 50s

    -Rebroadcast from earlier dates- Christiane Amanpour interviews Governors John Kasich and John Hickenlooper and author Yuval Noah Harari. Walter Isaacson interviews New York Times Executive Editor Dean Banquet.

    All is worth the listen. @40:40 mark >relevance

  7. puck November 7, 2018 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    why would aliens want to come here? we are the trailer trash of the galaxy!

  8. Lewsiffer November 7, 2018 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Speaking of TV shows that address Earth being a reality show, South Park did a great episode where we were “cancelled” and Futurama addressed the “Earth as Reality Show” concept as well. I watch cartoons, can’t help it, almost exclusively 🙂

    I talk to my folks back east once a month and they’re all like “hey can you believe Rachel or The View or Ari Melber” and I’m like, who, what, don’t you just put your TV on Comedy Central at 8am and keep it there all day? I don’t know who any of those people are!

    Cartoons are your friends…

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