Sunday, August 09, 2009

Is This A Mini UFO?

One of the things that amuses me most is the lack of imagination people display when it comes to extraterrestrials. More often than not, we depict them as the same size and shape as ourselves. But if aliens exist (and my personal vote is: YES THEY DO), it's unlikely they'd be anything like us. (My personal vote: GIANT BENEVOLENT SLUGS.)

Still, it feels strange to find stories in which the aliens aren't quite what we expect. For instance, this afternoon I came across the photo shown above on the Pink Tentacle blog. The caption said it's a mini-UFO that was captured by a bunch of Japanese kids in 1972. (How mini? It was roughly the size of a hat.)

My first reaction was, "yeah right." But hey, who's to say that we weren't visited by beings so diminutive in stature (really short E.T.s)?

Read the story here and let's hear what you think.


Blogger Thumb Biter said...

isn't that....a ceiling fixture?

7:04 PM  
Anonymous EQ said...

IF it was a UFO...THEN WHY DID THEY CAPTURE IT??? That's mean! Just because they're smaller than us, we go around capturing them???

I'm sorry to get so worked up about this, but both my brothers get bullied for even stupider reasons!!


7:05 PM  
Anonymous EQ said...

From the article, it seems uncomfortably like a test...

7:07 PM  
Anonymous ~chanel~ said...

Aliens have finally come to eat our brains!!!!!!!!! Run for your lives!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

9:12 PM  
Anonymous gymnast20 said...

i think that aliens will be so different from anything on earth. They might even havce other sences that we cant even imagion! i want to meet one =]

10:16 PM  
Blogger Amber StarGem said...

Ah nothing better then a nice alien story. You gotta love ufos

12:53 AM  
Blogger whoot said...

sounds fairly realistic... who knows though, i did a course on the universe's rough size and... it's so HUGE!!!! i love gymnast20's idea that they have different senses than us... like in madeline le'angles books. Kirsten, thank you for this awesome tidbit of info!
ps. this is ginnyweasley007

11:06 AM  
Anonymous dangerous said...

It kinda looks like the evil bowler hat from "Meet the Robinsons".

4:07 PM  
Blogger vendetta said...

lucky japanese dudes! i want a UFO too.

5:34 PM  
Blogger kathleen said...

It is the size if a hat and it looks like a hat, Im sensing a connection. 8)

7:18 PM  
Anonymous Patsee said...

The first thing I thought of when I saw this was the episode of Twilight Zone with the woman whose house gets invaded by miniature aliens.

2:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that just looks like some sort of inverted smoke detector. But hey, that's just me.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Forrester said...

whoa! is that a REAL one!?!?! that's cruel if it is To keep it.

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ummm that just looks like a toy.

4:40 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever Read the first Artemis Fowl? Mabey it's like highly advanced Faries. Jk.

I think aliens would be, like, extremely cute, and EeViL!! And small. Somthing alomg the lines of a Neon Hampster with huge eyes.
That would be unexpected.


6:06 PM  
Anonymous TicTac said...

have you ever thought that maybe aliens are normal and we are the freaks??? maybe to them we are equally as strange and mind-bogglying! -LD

6:37 PM  
Blogger Reel Dancer said...

speaking of eating brains. my brother found this computer game called plants vs. zombies and it's pretty fun!

10:48 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

Can u guys imagine the incredibly low chance that they'll look like any type of earth creature? Chances are they wont even be able to live here (to early life forms oxygen is like acid to their lungs) there is also a good chance that they wont eat us simply b/c were indegestible and that they will havve 5+ appendages

6:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


7:04 PM  
Anonymous 42 said...

One time when I was on an airplane, I saw a little tiny thing moving around over the clouds. All I could see was a gleam of light floating around. It would be cool if that had been a tiny UFO.

10:33 AM  

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