But I digress. Back to UFOs.
I ask this because one of my FB friends (whom I’ve known since HS, so long before FB) posted a picture of what she claims to be a UFO. It looks like a cloud to me, but I could be missing something. That being said, the other weekend when we were coming home from my mother’s, I saw a flash of what I assumed at first was a plane in the sky. We were on the 405 driving south almost to the Galleria (so a highly populated area) when I saw the flash. It flashed a second and third time. Again, I assumed it was the sun glinting off the plane’s wings, but when I looked again a few seconds later, there was no plane, no glint, nothing but blue sky. Nothing anywhere near or far in the sky for the eye to see. Even now, I wonder if I was seeing things, but, instinctively, I don’t think so.
Los Angeles is a hot spot for UFO sightings, although I’ve never seen them, until possible a few weeks ago. Although there were a few nights in a row where I woke to a really loud sound/vibration. It was unlike anything I had heard before. And the sound was so deep I could feel the vibrations in my bones. I will freely admit it scared the bejeezus out of me. Unlike a plane where you hear it approach and leave, this would just “show” up and then disappear after 5-10 minutes. It was creepy. Needless to say, I didn’t sleep very well. Was it a UFO? I have no idea. I don’t even know if others heard it or not.
Now, I’ve dreamt about aliens a few times. Sometimes, they are nightmares. (Think apocalyptic.) Others have friendly aliens who look like us but are far more advanced, wise, and peaceful. (So, yes, a lot more advanced.) The last dreams I hate waking up because the dreams are so beautiful and the prospect for life on Earth is amazing. Wars are ended, and there is peace. Yes, quite Utopian.
The beings are beautiful, and not just physically. See, I’m enamored of those. The ones in the nightmares? Not so much. LOL
On Monday, Lily went to the California Science Center for a homeschool class on the universe. They talked mainly about our galaxy and the planets in it. One planet all of us have been fascinated with for centuries is Mars, aka The Red Planet. It’s called the red planet because it’s full of iron. How do we know this? We’ve been calling it the red planet for years (perhaps what it looks like through a telescope? I’ve never had a powerful enough one to actually view it), long before Rover visited it. So, where did our knowledge of its composition come from? (By the way, the colors of the other planets are from thermal imaging. Their actual colors are still unsure. They also use filters that allow them to better “see” the planets.) We have the rock planets and the three ice giants, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus. There are also the “gas giants.” That group includes Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. The only other planet we’ve visited is Mars, so, again, how do we know what these planets are made of? Is this just theory? If so, how can we state/present any of this as fact, besides where the planets are located in the solar system?
Again, I digress.
I used to watch the series Ancient Aliens. While I still find some of the episodes and ideas fascinating, I’ve grown tired of the series as a whole. I still believe in aliens and UFOs, but I want more from the series, and I doubt I’m going to get it. Actually verifying that aliens/UFOs are real might be too much for the general populace to handle. I don’t know their reasoning, but I’m sure it’s something stupid like that. Just like Finding Bigfoot. I have grown tired of that one too. Surely, they’ve caught something more than answering calls on audio. The worst part for me is the build up to… nothing.
So, what are your thoughts? Do you think UFOs/aliens exist? Or are you in the camp that we are the only sentient being in a space where no one knows how many galaxies/universes there are? (See how I find this last belief mind boggling? I am not making fun of it; I just can’t wrap my head around it. LOL)