Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We Are Not Alone

On April 4, 2013 the National UFO ALERT Rating System along with California, Florida, New York and Texas updated the UFO status alert to Code 3 with the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) according to Huffington Post.

California had 59 sightings in March.

New York experienced 30.

I have looked for space ships since my youth.

At night I lay on the back lawn. Our house shielded me from curious eyes and I watched the skies for any signs of extraterrestrial traffic. I prayed an alien might take me to Space. It had to be more interesting than my suburban hometown south of Boston.

One night my father came out of the house.

"What are you doing?"

"Looking at the sky."

"There are a lot of stars up there. No one knows how many?"

"No one?" I thought Klattu and his robot Gort from THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL might have a good idea.

"No one." My father believed in infinite space.

"Not even God." I was only saying that to camouflage my puerile atheism

"Maybe Him." My father reached down and lifted me to my feet. He knew me well and said, "Go to bed. If the Martians come, we'll hear their death rays."

"Okay." I walked inside the house up to my bedroom. My brother was asleep. I laid in bed and joined him, only my dreams were of the stars.

One day with the help of aliens they would be mine.

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