Imagine you are walking on a virgin beach; somewhere in northern California, or New England. It’s an overcast day, you are alone, and you have been walking for hours, miles from highways, cars, or people. You see a light appear in the distance, maybe it is a plane, maybe a helicopter. But as it approaches you become more and more aware that this is not anything you have ever seen before. It has really happened, you are seeing a UFO!
You stand on the beach, flabbergasted. The flying saucer is the size of large sailboat and slate black with blue flashing lights. It lands in front of you. Down comes the ladder, and a fascinating woman, sexy in a Star Wars type way, glides to the beach, barefoot, and raises her strange hand in a warm greeting.
“I am Matilde from the Andromeda Galaxy, I come in peace to speak with you.” At least she doesn’t want to gun you down. Maybe you are thinking about a potential romance, but she kills that idea immediately. “I am here to offer you spiritual and intellectual guidance, a gift from our people to earth. You have been chosen, because our advance technologies have identified you as the perfect mean of the human race in all aspects.” That hurts. But at least they picked you. Maybe you will be Oprah next week.
“Our culture is approximately 25,000 years more advanced than human civilization. And spiritually, we are even farther ahead of you. If we give you too much information, it could destroy you, like giving a twelve year old a case of vodka. But our advanced computing systems decided that three yes/no questions from a mediocre human will give humanity a gentle push in the rear, without sending it of the rails, or “off the hook” as we like to say.”
“Please think carefully, the fate of humanity is in your hands.” First thing that comes to mind is whether your Brownies will cover on opening day, call that no good bookie Sal and really give him one where it hurts. Clear the mortgage and car payments with a trip to Vegas, and all is well. But Miss Universe looks like she is reading your mind, and you get the look that reminds you of your rich Aunt admonishing you for saying ain’t as a child.
You take a deep breath, thinking, at least for the last 15 years or so, has been exclusive to drinking beer and smoking. “Excuse me, mam, could I have a six pack of Bud Light and a pack of Marlboro Lights, just to get the brain working?”
“What is it with mediocrity and its obsessions with “light”? But she acquiesces, and you have your meditation tools.
So what to ask?
Well, lets start with the big one. Is there a God? But too vague, if she says yes, what kind of God, could mean anything. It needs to be more specific. For the good of Mankind, you might be famous, don’t make an ass out of yourself. What happens after death? Do I maintain my individual consciousness after death?
Good, one question done. Now, for the meaning of life. Is there a meaning to life? Too broad, could be like Twilight Zone when people where fattened to be eaten by Martians. The Big Bang. Did a conscious (sentient) being orchestrate the Big Bang?
What about being good? Is it worth it? Are there consequences for my actions after I die for me?
Okay, so you are ready. It took five beers and six cigarettes, but you have your questions ready. You lean back, crack open your final beer, light another cigarette.
“Excuse me, Madame Universe, I have my questions.”
“Very well, let me hear them.”
“First question.” You start broad. “Did a conscious (sentient) being orchestrate the Big Bang?”
Oh, well, if I get another no, than time to switch the Brownies question back in, what the hell.
“Are there consequences for my actions after I die for me?”
“Yes” Damn, there goes the Brownies question. Okay, here is the big one.
“Do I maintain my individual consciousness after death?”
“Good question Harold! No, you don’t.” She gives you a peck on the cheek and slap on the ass, and off she goes.
This posting is made for commentary. I would love to hear your three questions and answers, and maybe some arguments why, I think this could be a creative way to debate big topics, but only yes/no questions please.
The first comment I will include in the post. From Natasha, in Kamchatka, Russia.
Is human culture progressing?
Will the human species become extinct do to an epidemic?
Will the Kamchatka peninsula experience a natural catastrophe in the next 50 years of enormous proportions?
Can’t wait to hear you suggestions.
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The late Dr. Hynek was a famous astrologer who was a consultant to the Air Force’s “Project Blue Book” UFO investigation and later had a cameo in the movie “Close Encounters of the Third Kind.” He began the research that was continued by science educator Imbrogno and journalist Pratt. What they uncovered was that thousands of people have been seeing strange objects in the sky―and sometimes even contacting strange beings―in the Hudson Valley just north of New York City.
·Seven thousand reported sightings
·Witnesses from all walks of life
·Reports from strangers corroborate what others saw
·A huge object that hovers and floats through the sky almost silently
·Encounters with entities who looked like they had gray skin . . . or were reptilian
·Physical evidence that something strange took place
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New Year’s Eve 1982 marked the beginning of one of the most puzzling UFO cases in recent times: the Hudson Valley “siege.” The siege begot over 7,000 sightings of a boomerang-shaped craft or crafts moving silently through the sky over New York and Connecticut between 1982 and 1995. Night Siege is the collaborative effort of Hynek, Imbrogno, and Pratt to report the data gathered from witnesses of this mystifying experience, without speculation of what it might be. If you missed the first edition of Night Siege, this is your chance to delve into the Hudson Valley mystery. If you have read the first edition, you may be interested in the additional data covering sightings from 1986 to 1995, the graphical analysis of the UFO’s appearance, and the chronology of the sightings. Aside from the purely factual value of the catalog of reports in Night Siege, its coverage of an undeniable series of events that somehow went largely untouched by the local authorities and the national media invites speculation into the origins of these silent objects. –Brian Patterson