Aliens Among Us?

Back to my rant on reactionary headlines. Now I’m seeing news that some videos from quite a few years ago have been leaked from Navy archives, videos that the Navy says are “real”.  They show unidentified objects that have never been explained.  So now aliens exist and are among us according to the headlines.

Personally I’m not willing to say that we are the only life in the universe. As Matthew McConaughey says in the movie, Contact

However, I’m pretty sure that if there is other life in the universe, the human race doesn’t have it within itself to RECOGNIZE that life. I think that our definition of life is too small.  Even our definition of life is based on what we currently believe to be life:  “the condition that distinguishes animals and plants form inorganic matter, including the capacity for growth, reproduction, functional activity and continual change preceding death.”

I’m also pretty sure that any kind of life/civilization that can get to Earth is/will be way more advanced than we can imagine. So I’m not really concerned that the Navy video is really aliens – if aliens are here, they are advanced enough to keep themselves hidden from us.  For all we know, aliens do walk among us and we’ll probably never figure it out?

What place in the universe would you like to visit?

61 thoughts on “Aliens Among Us?”

    1. i went with my daughter to prauge and it was nice. i am a tile freak and prauge had particularly wonderful stone sidewalk and cobblestone street presentation.
      i expected exceptional and was not blown away
      its nice but so many places in europe are old world wonderful. i think prauge avoided ww2 bombings so it has lots of old stuff intact

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  1. Very interesting! I note that there are ten people, in addition to vs and me, who have liked this post, yet none of them have left a comment. Are they the aliens of which you speak? I clicked on the icon of all of them, to see who these “people” are. Some don’t give any information about that, but here’s what I gleaned from the remaining avatars.

    A fellow named Ben writes about himself from Chongqing, China:
    “Nothing that notable to say yet. I’m a native Michigander with a passion for human culture and new places, and more than that, new experiences. I have degrees in writing and anthropology and have no idea what I want to do with them. For now, I’m content with an unbound lifestyle; going where I want and doing what I can, and hopefully gaining some interesting stories along the way.”

    Caitlin, another “liker” writes this about herself:
    “After starting my blog as a way of sharing my travel experiences with friends and family, it has grown into something far bigger than I ever imagined it to be.

    My main focus for my blog is sharing my experiences, giving tips on things I’ve learned along the way and reviewing plenty of hotels and restaurants in between.

    My blog is representative of all my own views, and I will always be explicit if a post or its content is free, subsidised or sponsored.

    If you’d like to get in touch about collaborations, just send me an email at

    Here’s another from ourcrossings in Ireland:
    Our Crossings follows the daily adventures of Latvian expats living in Sligo as they surf and explore the world.”

    And one from a fellow named Dan, I’m guessing he’s American:
    “I’m Dan. Seeing what I can of this world with a very limited budget & amount of annual leave. This blog is meant to be a collection of my experiences & hopefully, to give you the opportunity to laugh at my travel blunders.”

    Isn’t it wonderful to know that eyes dispersed all over the globe have looked at what we think of as our own little universe of Trail? Good work, vs, we are not alone.

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      1. It takes all kinds, Renee, but yes, that struck me as a pretty peculiar subgroup of humans, too. Bet there are some interesting folks in the group. It made me think of all the interesting young people I ran into in the youth hostels on my bicycle trip from Basel to Copenhagen.

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    1. Try logging in again.
      I notice that some days it will let me like only one thing at a time. If I like another, the first one disappears. So then I log in again and it behaves normally.


      1. Yeah, I did all of that. And I changed some settings on the new computer that allow me to “like” a reply, but not the post. I will just keep playing with it. WP is as mood and erratic as a teenager.

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  2. Daughter is still intent on going to Austria for Christmas next year. She set me an article on the health benefits of mother-daughter travel. Husband notes that it says nothing about similar benefits for fathers.

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    1. In our house, the Father uses the excuse that “someone needs to stay home to take care of the animals.” (Note: we are city dwellers with animals that do not require milking or gathering of eggs or even medicines of any sort.)

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  3. Not to be repetitive, but if we’re going to talk about going elsewhere in the universe, we first have to accomplish Beaming, a la Star Trek’s “Beam me up, Scotty, there is no intelligent life down here”. Or time travel, because otherwise we just aren’t going to be able to get anywhere far away in anyone’s lifetime.

    If we could travel with beaming and warp speed, etc., I’d go to almost any of those strange new worlds… esp. some place that has water and air.

    As it is, I’m with Bill – across the pond. Spain or Portugal, Italy…

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    1. I have always been concerned with malfunctions though. What if they beam me up, and I am missing my arm because the Aurora Borealis were active that day? Then what.

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    1. Maybe it’s an age thing, dunno, but space travel has zero interest to me. In fact, I’m even loath to go anywhere that I can’t get to by train, bus, automobile or ship. What with airport security screenings, cramped seats, and zilch in the way of service, air travel has long since lost its appeal to me. I may have officially entered the curmudgeonly stage of my life.

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  4. I need to clarify my comments because I am not interested in space travel AT ALL. For many of the reasons already stated and many more . I just want to Tesseract there or beam there.

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  5. It’s fun to just get away sometime. (Says the guy away from home at the moment.)
    Duluth was very foggy all day yesterday and today started foggy and then it rained but it looks like it will clear off.
    But we’re still making the best of it and having a good time.

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      1. They are just starting to turn. Another week or two and they would be more glorious.
        A friend is a little further North and her pictures show perfect fall timing.

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        1. Driving home through WI.
          Superior to Spooner down to Red Wing.
          Trees have been very pretty; some
          Nice colors. But again, maybe a week shy of peak.

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  6. The dispute about the label “UFOs” is interesting. The traditional UFO label has two problems. The only thing correct is “Unidentified.” The word Flying is troublesome because it implies that someone is flying something, which seems to imply the existence of a pilot or at least a consciousness that is guiding something. The word Objects is based on an assumption that these things are physical objects. But we don’t know that. Many purported UFOs could be specks of light that seem to “fly” as if being guided, when all we actually know is they are visual phenomena that seem to move. The Air Force wants to use the label Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, which seems appropriate.

    To many cats, the dancing red dots cast by laser pointers are UFOs because the cat believes they have substance and a guiding consciousness. Similarly, some dogs are obsessed with moving spots of light. The existence of visual phenomena we cannot yet explain is not a strong argument for the existence of space aliens.

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      1. The recently released images are apparently from visual observations but I believe that these phenomena have also on occasion been followed on radar. That would indicate they have substance and, no matter what the Air Force chooses to call them, they are in fact objects.

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      2. I also don’t agree with the contention that “flying” implies a pilot, onboard or otherwise. We don’t make that assumption with “dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly”, do we? I think rather that “flying” is perhaps inaccurate because it implies principles of aerodynamics and the thing about these phenomena that captures our attention is that they seem not to be subject to the laws of physics as we know them. They might better be termed Unidentified Moving Objects”, unless we discover otherwise.

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      1. He eats them raw, but he thinks this year he will roast them and put in pork roast or stew. I do not care for them. They are too cabbagy.


        1. I have been eating them all summer—it was a very good year for the green kohlrabi. I pulled the last one up last Sunday as I cleared the garden, pre surgery. Sliced thin, with salt.

          I have never cooked them simply because they disappear before I can do an experimental cooking sample.

          In early September I took a kohlrabi to my mother for her birthday, as I often do on any visit to her. We gathered at my sister’s house with her for her birthday party. I peeled it and sliced it for her before our lunch. She gobbled it down. A few minutes later I heard her choke and upon looking at her, saw her struggling. The kohlrabi had lodged in her esophagus. Then she got the hiccups. A few more symptoms later, I thought she might be at the end of things. Poor little, Tad, age 4, was standing there with big, big eyes, asking “what is happening to Grandma Dorothy?” My brother-in-law was getting ready to take her to an ER when it cleared.

          That was my first bad kohlrabi memory.

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  7. Norway, above the Arctic Circle. Russia – perhaps by way of the Trans-Siberian Railroad. The pyramids of Giza. An evening at La Scala. Beethoven’s grave in Vienna. A spin around the globe in the ISS would be interesting. Antarctica – to see the penguins (stinky fish smell and all).

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  8. Rise and Shine Baboons,

    Today I just want to go out for my walk again. I am to be walking four times per day. Yesterday, my first day back home, I only got 2 of the walks in, but all the other exercises I did. There is a rain shower at this moment, so I will wait for that to dry up.

    Major surgery sure limits travel plans or one’s desire to leave the comforts of home.

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      1. Oh yes. I will travel a bit in November—Phoenix in Nov is wonderful. Then to a professional. Conference in Atlanta, then home again. The next three weeks are all about the rehab.

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