posted on Jan, 2 2019 @ 05:34 PM
Of course this line of thought comes with a whole basket full of "ifs" attached. And keep in mind that I'm not talking about misidentified
advanced human aircraft, hoaxes or outright lies.
But I was just wondering, what if -- in general -- the stranger, more inexplicable UFO sightings are actually a way that a predatory alien species
lures out more advanced species so they can be assessed as a threat and dealt with accordingly? They're decoys meant to smoke out creatures who can
understand what they're seeing enough to be nearly on the same advanced level as the predator species.
A lot of folks who have studied / been entertained by UFO stories have slowly come around to thinking that on a basic level we may just not be smart
enough to really understand what's going on with these things. We have a hard time determining the reality of them, or what that reality consists of
because our little monkey brains just can't parse it out. My analogy is that they're like income taxes to a cat. They're real enough, but not as
far as a cat is concerned.
So if I was an aggressive alien species that was smarter than us to the point where they could move relatively freely between dimensions or transport
myself merrily through spacetime, and they wanted the universe to be run their way (for some reason), they might drop by a planet like ours that shows
the potential for being a competitor and do certain things to test the waters to make sure that our latest freaky genius hasn't come up with a way to
fight and possibly beat them. They'd set out decoys consisting of objects or interactions with familiar-looking creatures in an advanced context.
Like setting out a life-like duck decoy in a pond to attract the attention of other ducks, but the goal of this would be to attract creatures (other
aliens) who are smarter than we are.
This might go to answer a number of questions people have always had about real UFOs and aliens and maybe even some supernatural and cryptozoolotical
creatures, too. Questions like why do they appear and vanish so easily? Why are aliens so often seen as humanoid? Why do alien abductors appear to
perform tests that are crude even by our standards? Why do UFOs appear to be only a few decades ahead of what we can technologically do ourselves?
If folks like Stephen Hawking are right, and the whole eat-and-be-eaten way of nature extends out into the universe, a species a little bit smarter
than ours might be smoked out by something they see as an opportunity to push their own technology to a higher level. Or if they know what they are
on a basic level, they could try to emulate them or learn to defend against them.
So I'm wondering if it's possible that UFOs, aliens, whatever, are not really intended for us. We just happen to be in a pond the real ducks might
be interested in. And maybe our own curiosity about these things, which might lead to a technological paradigm shift, might also sound an alarm bell
to an alien species to come and sterilize the planet before we become a real threat.