I started reading J.P. Major’s blog weeks ago and I have to admit he and I have lots to discuss, but there is no doubt in my mind he has a great informative blog. Astronomy is not really my forte but I always seek out things that are new and interesting. To J.P. I am probably the quack in the pan that would ask him stupid questions. In all honesty I freely admit I am.
The first time my world was introduced to space information was in 1961 when Alan Shepherd went miles into space. My mother sat in her wheelchair and cried her eyes out. She repeated over and over,
“That poor man’s wife! What is she going to do without him?”
Of course Alan was just fine and my mother marveled at what had just transpired. Linda was more interested in American Bandstand then entering into space travel. I understand what I am going to say next is going to be shocking to some of you but then maybe not. I am one of those wackos that believe that NASA never really landed on the moon.
Every conspiracy theory from the film Capricorn One is a reality in my mind. I figure if they truly did land on the moon there were would be condos up there right now. I have only admitted to close friends that I believe that the U.S. did not want to lose the space race to the Russians so they faked it.
I believe everyone is entitled to their beliefs and insist that no one dare knock mine down about aliens. Word going down in the school yard when my kids went to school was that their mother’s friend had indeed been abducted by aliens.
Miraculously, she had lived to tell the tale. Yes, that tale would eventually sell, self published, for $4.99 in the coming year. She even made the TV show "Unsolved Mysteries". People suggested she might had have moon rocks in her head. Although I think some of those alien hoaxes belong in the World Weekly News I do believe in Area 51.
J.P., I want you to know that although my ideas might be quirky, I want to reassure you that I do not believe Aliens live among us. Shudder the thought that alien leader Anna from the TV show V has her subjects ready to make us their lunch. That is just plain ridiculous like that Big Muley Moon Rock. How long did the NASA prop department take to make that?
Last summer I did go to the exact spot where my friend was allegedly abducted. Nothing but rolling land, and lots of power lines that go all the way to power dam in Arnprior, Ontario. This would be the same dam where people have constantly reported alien sightings.
As I stood there by the side of the road with nary a car going by me; I
shivered. There was nothing but total silence, except for the sounds of live power sifting through the lines and waiting for the odd spaceship to gas up.
I was getting kind of worried standing there in the middle of nowhere, but I knew I was pretty safe. Yes, I remembered the ways you can be abducted and made sure I was prepared. There are rules you know and I am sure J.P. knows them all but he will never tell you.
I never did see an alien that day and I wondered why until I saw a comment on a blog I did about aliens. Gorlockness, a random blogging alien who does indeed write here on Open Salon told me why. His exact message was:
“We had our sites set on Ur sight in Canada but U moved. We are getting new coordinates now. Do U require the probe to be warmed ahead of time?”
Of course I did not believe an alien could blog so I asked him if he really was Cranky Cuss in disguise. Then Cranky commented,
Somebody asks if they can do a probe and you assume it's me?
I'm offended :)
Of course Cranky, would it be anybody else? I am a Believer in some things you know, just not moon landings.
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Images and text by Linda Seccaspina 2011