Originally posted by Reptilian_Queen
I'm just wondering here, but why would this alleged UFO be so interested in a civilian airport?
First, let us Not assume that just because this "visitor" behaved in manner unlike what we
would expect, that Its/Their
malevolent. I understand, caution, when dealing with the potential unknown, is wise. But as it has been said "Fear is the mind (reason) killer, I
must not fear", that is to say, we must not let fear rule our actions.
Personally, I love the "Gas Station" analogy previously posted.
Put yourself in the "visitor's" position (I'd say "shoes", but who knows if it/they even have "feet"!): You wish to make contact, but you
want your contact to be "startling" to the indigenous population. That might be mis-interpeted as an act of agression by the
"natives"; bad form on your part.
So you appear over an apparent center of transport most similar to the form of transport you are employing
; hoping that "familiarity" will
instill a degree of goodwill. Hoping that "one more boat in the harbor (even if it's a rather odd-looking boat)" wont cause too much of a stir.
Why a "large" public airport? Again, your purpose is not to instill fear, but merely to establish contact; the bigger the airport, the busier, the
more likely you are to be accepted. That's why you'll find so many more "unusual characters" in big cities than in small towns.
Why not an Air Force or other military base? Possibly a "bad" prior experience? Maybe You've been able to detect the nature of such installations
(by detecting the presence of various munitions, perhaps), and since your mission is intended to be exploratory and peaceful, you fear that appearing
at such a place might be mis-interpeted as either intimidation, a challenge of some sort, or possibly, worse, an endorsement of such activity!
By all means, you would want to avoid, as much as possible, the appearance of "Tribal (national) Favoritism": you do not want your point of
introduction to be mis-interpeted by others of the species to indicate that you favor one tribe, group, nation over any other.
It is curious that in typing this missive I find that my opinions regarding this incident, and the possible nature of the object's
pilot(s)/controllers to be taking a profound "flip-flop".
As soon as it became evident that we were indeed dealing with a true "object", not just some unusual "lights in the sky" or "weather
phenomenon", I wanted to believe that "this might be" if not "the one", then at least "one of the Real
ones"; the ones that remain
unexplained through the years.
But there have been so many disappointments in the past, I did not dare to hope.
I consoled myself, as the testimony trickled in and the amazing!
photo analysis efforts progressed (and are Still
ever rolling on, that, at best, we had finally
been able to "catch a 'black project' red-handed".
Now, I'm not so sure. Now, with the trepidation of an oft scorned, too-lonely-not-to-try-again lover, I have to admit that I'm begining to believe
that what appeared over O'Hare that day, what was witnessed by dozens there that day, was indeed
not of Earth.
It's kinda silly really: All of the world's militaries are male dominated and all share in the mind-set they call "military-strategy", which may,
or may not, be related somehow. Suffice to say that this object's behaviour that day was completely opposite of what would be expected of a craft
under "military" influence or control.
At least as such strategy is understood on this planet.
According to military strategy, as I understand it, if you are Strong, you challenge your oppents, your peers, openly, where they are strongest. You
go to their encampments and make your challenge; you do not appear in their market-places, stand silently for a period of time, and then quickly exit!
Similarly, per military strategy, if you are weak, or injured in some way, you attempt to hide from your opponents: again, you do not "hover" about
in one of the most open and public places you can find!
All of which leads me
to believe that this was no military prototype.
could, just possibly be The One!