posted on Dec, 19 2012 @ 12:44 PM
Originally posted by AuntC
a few years ago I saw a special on H2 where an astronaut told about there really being life out there in space. He spoke of snake like creatures and
said that one of the people up there was almost bit by it, so seeing something like this just sort of proves there may be giant worms, snakes or
whatever u[p there. Either way they couldn't pay me enough money to go up there. No way.
Thanks for this post, it provides us with a good example of how the body of 'astronaut UFO lore' grows and self-elaborates purely from the dynamics
of verbal folklore.
I suggest you're giving us a garbled version of Story Musgrave's report - -with photographs -- of a rubbery strip of something seen outside a window
on two shuttle missions when his crew had just jettisoned an 'IUS' upper stage and payload. The question he always had was which part of the shuttle
had come off to look like that, not whether the thing was alive or not. He made it clear to a MUFON convention last summer that while he's convinced
alien civilizations exist way out there, he's personally never seen -- nor has any other astronaut he's ever talked to, seen -- any evidence that
such civilizations are visiting Earth.
That seems a whole lot different from the way you've improved the story. and your adding the delicious detail about an astronaut almost getting
'bit' by the 'snake' is a real gem, that of course Musgrave has never said. But what you have done, sincerely and creatively and with all good
intentions, is 'improve' an original story to make it sound even more 'unexplainable'.
Sadly, that makes you part of the problem, and not part of the solution, to understanding what's behind these kinds of stories.