posted on May, 26 2005 @ 10:20 PM
People like Jacques Valee have argued that 'aliens' as they are experienced now represent a continuation of the 'trickster' type figures that fill
the lore of humanity's past. In this theory it makes sense that they appear as almost comical or silly entities... as it is almost like they are
trying to test the human ability to perceive and comprehend things for which there is no precedent. They are also, under this view, trying to
'tease' individuals by presenting them with situations that are so outlandish that they are almost unbelievable. This example of the tinfoil clad,
robotic like creature with antennas, I believe, falls within the realm of something that is so cartoonish that, if it's real, might have been a test
of what humans could consider believable.
It's also, in all probability, an elaborate hoax.
In the past there have been rumors of people who dressed monkeys and chimps up in tinfoil 'space suits' in hopes of scaring their neighbors. This
might account for the high running speed of the being. It also could have been a kid wearing a costume... and the Sheriff just got the speed
...Or it could have been a situation where the Sheriff photographed a doll of a Mercury astronaut in bad light. To be honest, I don't consider the
fact that his wife left him to be a sign that he was being hassled by aliens. I think it might be a sign that his lady realized that he had tried to
spin a hoax.
Still... I'm always open to the idea that it was aliens who wanted to test human cognition by presenting a lone sheriff with an almost unbelievable