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Alien can also mean something abnormal, as in not normally what you would witness.
Assume that some hyper advanced race of aliens is here, penetrating our airspace. For some reason they have not openly contacted us, possibly because they have some sort of "prime directive" of non interference with primitive species. Or, maybe they are not interested in us, just our planet. So they watch us into the summer, and a huge war breaks out between Israel and Iran, it escalates, to the brink of a global nuclear war.
I know of no human who can definitively demonstrate where these 'things' emanate from.
Either they are inner/outer-dimensional manifestations, or they come from right here on or more likely, from 'within' the planet. If this is the case, I think they have been here for a long, long, long time.
The apparent elusiveness and hide and seek nonsense they subject us to indicates, "something" is being hidden.
Something unraveling could be instigated by them fully revealing themselves and their purpose.
Otherwise, my human logic lends me to believe, just perhaps, there is "something" wrong about them. Don't know what, of course. But my instincts tell me this would all come down in a very different fashion if everything were on the up and up.
I will not be one of those who run up to the ramp and eagerly await their appearance. I think I'll kinda stand back a little and let whatever is gonna happen, happen. If anything at all. Remember, you only have to be faster than the slowest person, to not be consumed.
So they are dropping flares looking for enemy movement while the troops are sleeping... then when they wake up and see these flares they would run in to get their video camera that I am sure is standard issue to every soldier on the battlefield?
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That, along with the formation itself would seem to suggest there is math involved, and whatever it may be its intelligently controlled. I'd say that rules out any natural phenomenon.
Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by intrptr
Now you trying to pin me down. And I can't say surely what these guys saw. Neither can you. Subjective at best.
No, we can't say - but we can say your theory of signal flares is a tough reach - unless it's characteristic for signal flares STAY IN PLACE and NOT FALL for over 45 minutes.
Just an observation - not taking a poke at you.
Originally posted by silo13
reply to post by jamdan
I really enjoyed your post. Creative, gets to the point and give us another opinion/insight into what this whole 'light' episode (might) be all about!
And who knows - maybe these light have more to do with why the US is in Afghanistan than we know!
Thanks for the post.
Edit to Add: (Normally I would send this U2U but I've stopped using that service on ATS.)
I really encourage you to seek out 'writer' status so you can join in on the Collaborative Writing section of the forums. Contact Mod Masqua via U2U for more information.
If you have the time - and choose to - we'd enjoy your input in the Space Opera. Your 'Ice' character - we could use him (or someone like him) as a 'bad guy' in the Space Opera, Saga II. We're currently in need of a protagonist!
Also Masqua has proposed a new Writing Contest that fits right in with this subject. You might really enjoy it!
peaceedit on 7-3-2012 by silo13 because: see above
Originally posted by Unknown Soldier
For all we know the military was using some unknown drone technology on it's own for reasons unknown.
Originally posted by jimnuggits
A good look at all the solid evidence would seem to suggest that they are definitely here, and have no desire to harm us.
If we can accept that these lights are intelligently controlled, then we should be able to accept the clues hidden in our archaeological record.
If so, we can see that the reality is a far cry from the Hollywood mega drama version.
They are here, and have been as long as we have been.