This is a subject that has long held an interest for me, and is something that plays on my mind.
The concept of time travel, explained as it has been by physicists, is fascinating. The theory that it is impossible to travel any further back than
the era of the invention
of the actaul traveling machinery is, however, kinda frustrating. That negates all the great photo opportunities from
the ancient past!
Also, and more importantly, if the current theory that you cannot travel back to your own timeline is correct, then it also negates the "grandfather
paradox", and therefore any need for travellers to act in a respectful, or even careful manner. I could happily kill my own grandfather, if I wished.
(Not that I would, I hasten to add. He sounded like a fearsome Cumbrian gentleman!)
I fully believe that UFOs, and their occupants, exist, but am still open to where they come from. So, the very plausible scenario of UFOs/aliens being
time, or even dimensional, travellers does make a kind of sense considering some accounts of abduction and UFO activity. They do seem to be acting
with confidence and impunity, not to mention increasing bravado.
As to why they are here; who knows?
Maybe Scalamander's scenario is correct. If reports of black triangles bearing USAF insignia are right, UFOs are here as an expeditionary force for a
future invasion. With that scenario in mind, the question begs to be asked; what they are waiting for?
Maybe they are here to harvest healthy DNA because of a terrible disease ravaging an alternate earth, hence all of the probing. Would all of their
edible livestock being affected in the same way also go to explain animal mutilation accounts, and the removal of cow's and horses reproductive
Maybe this earth has remained in a state of natural beauty, whilst our visitor's version is nothing but an industrial wasteland. Perhaps the fleets
of spheres, orbs, discs etc we are seeing are doing nothing more sinister than gathering film footage for an alternate Discovery Channel of a world
that once was.
Perhaps all the stories of reptilians and the accompanying miasa of tales about them are all
wrong and we are actually being visited not by
other versions of us, but by highly evolved descendants of dinosaurs that survived the cataclysm that supposedly killed 'em all off on this earth.
Ok. Enough of the supposition. Great thread (it got my mind working when I really needed to focus on something outside a very sad event in my and my
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[edit on 7-12-2007 by Beamish]