posted on Nov, 18 2005 @ 07:15 PM
If you had an encounter with a UFO would you tell anybody?
How's your credibility? Who would believe you? Family members? Friends?
Imagine that you belong to a tribe of South American natives in the early 16th century.
You are standing on the eastern shore gazing over the Atlantic ocean.
Suddenly, on the water near the horizon, you see four rectalinear shapes.
They appear dark brownish. They each have three or four tall slender branchless tree trunks attatched to them that have whiteish cloudlike billows
impailed upon them. These impaled cloudlike things seem to be dragging these rectangle things slowly southward. You watch in amazement until they
drift out of sight.
All excited, you run back to your village and proceed to tell your fellow tribesmen of
your sighting. How do they react? I think they would accuse you of chewing too many coca leaves, or tell you that it was just swamp gas, and probably
rename you 'Klattu' (that's the South American native word for 'nut-case'). How alienating.
Shoulda' kept yer yap shut.
Meanwhile, a few weeks later, Magellan traverses the straits that now bear his name.