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Re: We Want To Believe - Morton

From: Dave Morton <Marspyrs.nul>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 15:48:28 EST
Fwd Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2007 20:35:26 -0500
Subject: Re: We Want To Believe - Morton

>From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
>Subject: UFO UpDate: We Want To Believe
>To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers - <UFOUpDates.nul>

>Source: Jacob Dobkin's Chicagoist.Com - New York, New York, USA


>January 2, 2007

>[Many links in article]

>We Want To Believe
>Posted by Chris Karr

>Some time before Chicagoist was a Chicagoan, we were a resident
>of the great American Southwest. We grew up in the wonderful
>state of New Mexico, and we absorbed much of the local culture:
>cowboys, chilis, and lowriders.

>We also grew up steeped in UFO culture. We spent many years
>growing up in the UFO capital of the world ? Roswell, NM ? and
>even Granny had the full Time-Life "Mystery of the Unknown"
>series sitting on her shelves. We grew up with this culture so
>much, watching the first two-thirds of Signs was absolutely
>terrifying for us. (Though we were dismayed at the "show the
>aliens" part of the film.) In middle school, we wrote reports
>for school on Project Blue Book, and we wondered if anything was
>really happening at Dulce Mesa.

>So, when we read the story that United Airlines pilots reported
>seeing an unknown craft hovering over O'Hare last fall, our ears
>perked up. Apparently several local airline employees saw a
>spinning disc-shaped craft without lights that hovered over the
>airport, then zoomed away through the clouds. One witness called
>the control tower to ask if they were getting anything on radar,
>but nothing was showing up. No investigation is forthcoming, and
>the FAA is blaming the reports on some strange weather effects.

>To be perfectly frank, we have no idea if UFOs are spacecraft
>carrying Grays, top-secret US military aircraft (the B-2 bomber
>made a convincing flying saucer in its day), goofy weather
>phenomena, or a side effect of being under the influence of some
>controlled substance. We haven't directly witnessed a flying
>saucer, though we did see some strange and unexplainable (by us)
>light phenomenon when growing up. We had a stepfather who
>claimed to have directly witnessed the Marfa lights, but we
>don't know if he was just pulling our leg. In short, we have no
>idea if these things are extraterrestrial or not, and we're just
>surprised that this phenomenon is being reported so close to the

>[Thanks to Stuart Miller of http://uforeview.net/]

This piece could have been titled "I Don't Know Anything."

It reminds me of what you sometimes see on message boards, where
someone is having a problem with their computer, and a friendly
Good Samaritan, with no knowledge of the subject, jumps in to
offer his non-assistance:

'Q. MS/Word crashes after 30 minutes every time I use it.
I'm using Windows/XP.

A. I never use Windows - I run micro-Linux on an I-pod
and I don't have MS/Word, but try plugging your keyboard
into the floppy drive and tie a knot in the cord.

Hope this helps...'

Dave Morton

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