Yep, well that's all well and good, all, but I've seen one of those shiny eggs myself. I was with my kids so there were four of us in total looking at the same shiny egg flying right over our apartment building where we were watching an unusual flashing light in the sky that was not normally there. That shiny egg kinda took our breath away, kinda dropped our jaws. Kinda, as you might imagine.
Perhaps your friend has no better grasp of these things than most folks and it seems a bit presumptuous of him/her to speak for all of his people.