Who’s going to fly you home?

I just hope no one takes this as bad taste, given where the death happened, but seriously, with what his extra challenge in life was,  its just all too apt.

Yesterday was the day, in an ideal world, I would have been in Pine Bush, New York, for their UFO based celebration event. Its fair to say that even if my brain hadnt gone faulty a couple of months ago, I probably wouldnt have got there this year. Assuming that I’m still permitted to fly to the US post neurologist visit next month, it might remain on the calendar for next year, and being realistic, it doesnt look like I will need to book time off work by then. Money might be more of an issue, so if a passing alien has a space in a flying saucer heading to the event then, yes, I’d love to hitch a ride! Hey, having to wear (temporary, or permanent) a full body alien body suit would only be seen as a bonus. But yes, if I do it, regardless of any spacecraft, a really good alien bodysuit will be an absolute must!

Therefore there was a certain amount of irony this morning when I got up, switched on the laptop to discover that one of the most famous Ufologist’s, Stanton Friedman had passed away yesterday at the age of 84. Why the earlier comment? Well, he passed away at Toronto Airport, on his way home from giving a talk. No, he was flying on a standard plane, honest he was!

Never heard of him? Well, in all likelihood, without him, we would never have had the theory of the Roswell incident, back in 1947, when of course its supposed an Alien space craft crashed near Roswell, New Mexico, and the US Government tried to cover it all up. Even today, over 70 years on, the whole area is shrouded in secrecy. No, I wasnt on that craft, but if, according to Eric at least, any of my relatives were, is an entirely different matter, lol! In truth, I doubt we will ever know if they did, or didnt, lets face it.

He worked on classified projects for many years, so if anyone knew, or suspected it was true, he’d be high on the list of candidates.

So RIP Mr Friedman, probably the closest we’ve ever coming to discovering more about the Roswell Incident, and now probably ever will.

I know, the song is about driving home, not flying, but it still rhymes. The other thought I had, looking at the video, at the end of Mental Health Awareness week, is just how apt it is for that too.

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Loving the alien

I must admit, when I saw earlier today that today was Alien day, I assumed it was something relating to our friends from Outer Space, who according to Eric at least, include me in their numbers. Yes, I only wish! I knew there was a UFO fair somewhere near Stacie, in New York State sometime soon, but thats 3 weeks tomorrow, seemingly.

No, this one relates to the film of the same name, which was first released to the public 40 years ago today. How many sequels have we have since then? Way too many I’m sure, as Hollywood seems to lack for original ideas, lets face it.

Actually, no, I’ve never seen any of the films? Modern horror has never been a big thing for me, as I cant see the pleasure in being scared to death. I know, I went and saw ‘It’ but my disclaimer is that I had no idea what the film was about at the time I agreed to go and see it. I survived, but put it this way, I wont be rushing to see the sequel!

But yes, I knew, even before my brain went AWOL that I was getting old. When you find out that the original Alien film is now 40 years old, it doesnt make me feel any younger!

Yes, I’ll stick to trying to make contact with those aliens with flying saucers, and spaceships, who are probably likely to do nothing more horrible than anal probing (eek!), or brainwashing (which I’d enjoy too much), sorry. Talking of which, if anyone has a place on a spaceship/flying saucer, heading to Pine Bush, New York in 3 weeks time, let me know. Alien suit coming off again is purely optional! 😉

OK, video time. One of those lesser known, but very apt David Bowie tracks from long ago.

Another Pine Bush Saturday

OK, lets go crazy and give Stacie the daily double tonight, seeing she tipped me off about this, for very obvious reasons tonight, when I went to tell her about the other blog being posted!

https://pinebushufofair.com/

I would say lets get one of those money raising things done to get me there in May this year (ideally flight by UFO, though Jet Plane more practical), but in truth, its a bit of a no go. Mainly its only 6 weeks away, and that doesnt give much time, especially given (standard) air ticket would need to be purchased in advance. Secondly, its about 50 miles from where Stacie lives, and I have no idea of her availability, hotel availability, or what public transport is like in the area.

Of course, this year there is also the ‘little’ matter of my current health situation, not good. So even allowing for travel insurance (hmm, as already hold annual policy), there is the fact that its probably not wise to try and cross the Atlantic at the moment, when I regard getting into Huddersfield as a challenge! But for 2020? As its been going since 2011, there is a good chance it will happen… Well? I would definitely need to also find a really good alien suit for that too!

Maybe a friendly alien has flying saucer, space station base, and bodysuit (optional as to whether removable again) that can help me out for this year, or next? Or maybe I ask my friend Matt, at Warner Brothers, if he has a suitable alien bodysuit I could loan, somewhere around the Burbank site…?

The funniest irony? I would actually have been on holiday that day, first day of my booked May holiday! Whereas now, I’m off until at least mid June, probably a whole lot longer!

But yes, the 2020 Pine Bush UFO Fair, me there as an alien, health permitting, why, I’d love to! So yes, as I say, Stacie got the daily double today!

The video.n Well, close to the title. Most people see this as a Monkees song, and why not? Well, Carole King actually helped to write it, so…

But for those who prefer the ‘more famous’ version

I doubt we’re alone now

OK, someone was messing me around in the flotation tank this afternoon, and my eye would cast a suspicious glance in the direction of Clara Johnson on that front? No, I’m sure it wasnt, but…

What would normally happen is that I’d get in the pod, get comfortable, turn the light out, and then soon after that, the new world type music would start up for 10 minutes, then fade away for 45 minutes of complete silence, before the music starts up again, 5 minutes from the end, to get me ‘back to normal’ again, before the light comes back on, and get out, back into the boring real world again!

Today, well, the music never started up, but my mind quickly blanked out regardless, and after a little while, Clara broke through the ‘barrier’ and proceeded to have her fun, until the music actually started up, as I later found out, 10 minutes from the end! I mean, I thought the closing music was going on a bit longer than normal, but it was only when the light didnt come on, that I put 2 and 2 together, and made mischief! Even more so, when after climbing out, it didnt start the instant filtration process.

Anyway, got outside after shower, and dressing, and reported it to the owner. Seems something had gone wrong with the system, but anyway, I’m sure Clara wasnt really to blame, lol…? I did offer to finish off the hour from when it actually started, jokingly, but no, was never serious about that. But was it Clara making mischief, was she trying to play with my mind by changing the normal routine, who really knows? Suppose I’d just imagined that was actually the start of my hour, what games did she have planned for my mind? Not that I’d mind, but…?

So, when I got home tonight, what did Eric put on TV, and tease me about? Yes, you guessed it, my alien ‘relatives’! That combined with one of those silly Twitter trends, along the lines of ‘Aliens Are Probably Thinking’ as soon as I log into there just amused me no end. I’m one of those who love to think there really are aliens out there, and would love a ride in one of their space crafts, if any happen to read this. I can pass happily on the Anal Probing, but if its the only way I get to fly in an alien spacecraft, bring it on! I’d still love to get a really nice, ideally figure clinging (or reasonably clinging) alien suit for my Birthday, if anyone wants to treat me, if only to see Eric’s face when I walked in wearing it! No, I’m a part time, disabled worker, so paying out for silly things like that, not really going to happen, before anyone just tells me to get one! Being able to get out of it again, having put it on, purely optional! 😉

So today, I’ve had a day where I felt far from alone. Firstly, Clara taking charge, and having her fun, and then the thoughts of Aliens messing with my mind, and/or body, and living here on this planet, or offering me a ride through the solar system. All about as likely as me dancing like the pro Clara was, at Blackpool, but anyway…

OK, video time. Some vintage Tiffany, as an opposite to my day

Are they out there?

Around this time last year, something entered the solar system, and people began to take note. Oumuamua as it was called seemed to be a comet, or an asteroid or something that was passing us by, then heading back out into deep space unknown.

Anyway, recently, people have been questioning if it wasnt something more? Like an alien spacecraft of some kind, either an actual craft, or alien probe? Could be a probe, I guess, sent to recover data from this solar system from somewhere beyond our knowledge, maybe? An actual craft, I have my doubts, even though it accelerated, and decelerated, it would surely have come in for closer contact to Earth, if it was actually manned, to try and work out those strange beings on the planet?

All I know is, it wasnt someone delivering my flying saucer/space craft, which was a great shame!

Me, I suspect its nothing more than said flying comet, asteroid or another rock form we didnt know could exist, but fine, I personally would love it to be aliens, but if so, why didnt they come and get me! 😛

Will we ever know now, for sure, probably not, but it does make you think, or I hope it does.

Right, video time. I only wish I could find a live version of this brilliant song, but even though The Osmonds still perform it (of sorts), they segue it into another song, which means you miss out on much of this glorious work. So yes, for once, a stationary video, lol.

Just to add, there will not be the usual blog on Thursday, as I’m going out that evening. Sadly, no, not for a trip in a flying saucer with some passing aliens. So next blog will be at some point over the weekend, but not from the UK. A place beginning with P, in fact. Could be Pluto, could be Proxima Centauri, but far more likely to be Portugal! 😛

Tropical loveland

You know all about all these companies that send you emails, in the vain hopes that you might spend some money with their business, or something? And yes, I mean the ones you actually subscribe to, not the ghastly spammers!

Its fair to say my main travel information website I use, is Expedia. No, I dont know if its the best or not, but it suits my needs, this old lady is comfortable using it, even if in truth, quite often nowadays, I end up booking things directly, and just use them as a guide for flight options, or to see what hotel options there are, and then give them no money for the privilege. Yes, guilty as charged.

So, its fair to say that most things they send me, relate to travel to Europe, or to North America, and not much else, because thats about the limit of my likely travel nowadays! So, imagine my amusement today, when they sent me an advert for special flight offers to Tahiti, with Tahiti Airlines! I personally think their computer had a ‘system failure’ as the flights they were advertising were special offers from Los Angeles, and San Francisco, which I have never had from them before. To those places, of course, but from those places, they must know something I dont, lol!

To my surprise, on delving a little deeper, I found that there are flights from Paris, to Papeete, Tahiti, with one stop for refuelling, and stuff in LA. Yes, the flight time was crazy (about 21-23 hours), and the price was way beyond my pocket, but anyway…

No, I’ve never really considered going to the Pacific Islands, or even Australia, as those flight times were way beyond my endurance, even before my back went wrong, and definitely out of the question now! Seems I can still do West Coast of US, and survive, but suspect thats about my limit, now! Well, if in my lifetime they have flights I can afford that fly at Mach Speeds, and the like, I might go that far, but seeing we havent had any of those for public service since Concorde, seems unlikely, and I couldnt have afforded the fares on that!

So, unless a friendly passing alien comes up with a space craft for me, doing those sort of speeds, either for use as passenger, or pilot, I dont think I’ll be taking up that offer to visit Tahiti, somehow. Ah well, the thought was there…

Any readers who know tonights video song, I’m impressed. Its 43 years old, was only ever an Abba B Side, but yes, I had the single! I think the A Side was Money, Money, Money, but dont quote me on that. But given what Tahiti is…?

Space farce, sorry, force?

Whereas I’m not allowed by my job to comment on the 2 B’s (Boris, Brexit) at this time, due to a need for UK political neutrality, I dont have quite the same limitations when it comes to US politics, thankfully. Even more so if I only describe someone as a bewigged, orange, Russian narcissist, I’m sure you know who I mean, lol!

Anyway, no, I’m going to generally pass on his Immigration policies, though its amazing how when it suits him, the whole chain migration rule conveniently gets ignored, as per an event this week.

But no, his latest crazy idea takes the honor tonight, a space force. Personally I’d like to see him, and a few friends go up in an open top spacecraft, without helmet, and space suit, and solve a few problems for the rest of us. But sadly…

The immediate snag I see with this idea, is where do this force live, when not on missions? If its on Earth, then every time they need to take off, to achieve space orbit is going to take a lot more force, and fuel, than a jet plane taking off. There is also the snag of the heat involved in atmospheric re-entry, those craft are either going to need heat protection cladding replaced every few flights, or something of the kind. Equally, even the ‘UFO’s’ dont have much window space on their craft, simply because of the heat protection issue. So, either these craft have very limited visibility, or they have to find some kind of visible panel that can cope with the heat of re-entry!

Alternatively, a non Earth base, yes, what? After all, the International Space Station is a multi nation base, so are hardly likely to welcome US Military there, at a base where Russians, and other nations are on board, supposedly the enemies! Other than that, not much available at present, lol! Also then, long term, there are always the space radiation issues, so…

Next question I dont know, would weapons work in space? As far as I know, phaser weapons only exist on TV, and the movies! To be fair to said bewigged idiot, I’m sure that some distance into the future, these issues will be sorted out, and assuming the threat isnt just from other countries on this planet (which is what he’s talking up), but from heaven forbid, aliens from another world, then I suppose the much talked about Moon Base could work for this. But yes, thats not going to happen in the time span he’s talking about, lets face it!

So…

OK, one last slightly related thing. I gather one of the new planes being designed will be vertical take off, just like a rocket, though seemingly only for a short time, before flying in a more standard style. I’ve seen video of it, and no thanks, unless I’m provided with full pressurized space suit, lol! Even then…?

OK, the video. I decided not to inflict Star Trekkin’ on you, be grateful for that! I have used this song before, but not this performance. So, like the Space Force at present, he doesnt exist! 😛