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Staging a UFO crash to attract Men in Black.
October 24, 2007 9:31 PM   Subscribe

Staging a UFO crash to attract Men in Black.

Don't worry. The batshitinsane tag is in full force here.

For further reading, enjoy The Walter Hill MiB case and the Malevolent Alien Abduction Research Web Site.
posted by Effigy2000 (22 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
Clever.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 9:36 PM on October 24, 2007


Actually, you know what this is? This is reality modification. This may actually be a way to induce data corruption in the simulation we're in. I've been searching for a way to do that for some time, and it looks like this cat has stumbled on the way, notice how it glitched and repeated the NPC. We'll have to see if it can be repeated. Unless they patched it, or this information itself is recursive simulacra.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 9:38 PM on October 24, 2007 [11 favorites]


Huh?
posted by dhammond at 10:14 PM on October 24, 2007


The Matrix, dhammond.
posted by exlotuseater at 10:22 PM on October 24, 2007


Nobody noticed our hidden flying saucer. So we had to be a bit more obvious here in Utrecht.
posted by jouke at 10:27 PM on October 24, 2007


the thinker thinks that men in black are emotionless businesslike-looking folks that take a keen interest in the paranormal

the prover sees a man in black and a UFO investigation in a passing woman and a (perhaps) moved tent

i'm not making any claims as to the veracity or antiveracity of this account, just thought it an interesting illustration of this principle.
posted by maus at 10:49 PM on October 24, 2007 [1 favorite]


1 Picture of a Lake
+1 Short Vignette
= higher traffic for my website. hurrah.
posted by mr_book at 10:58 PM on October 24, 2007


What a cool story. Smart kid.

a bit more obvious here in Utrecht

funny.

Any day of the week if one puts UFO into Google News search there are interesting results. Just now up came this story. Who knows what the dang thing is? Or this one.
posted by nickyskye at 10:58 PM on October 24, 2007


The Winter Hill link is interesting/creepy.
posted by dhammond at 11:31 PM on October 24, 2007


Only a fool would think I was referring to a crummy movie. Those that have ears will hear, etc.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 2:50 AM on October 25, 2007


The Winter Hill web design is interesting/creepy.
posted by algreer at 3:49 AM on October 25, 2007


I love this idea, but who the hell would do this and not have a camera somewhere focused on the tent? Or at least stay someplace that he can watch the tent?

Two explanations: Fabrication, or Dimwit.
posted by flarbuse at 5:17 AM on October 25, 2007


I want to believe. But, *meh*.
posted by triv at 6:14 AM on October 25, 2007


I like the idea, but this could have been done, staged, faked or written up so much better than this.
posted by MasonDixon at 7:50 AM on October 25, 2007


I heard this happened in or around Ong's Hat, New jersey.
posted by Lentrohamsanin at 7:55 AM on October 25, 2007


I say it's most likely an unreliable witness with a confused memory. He put himself into a highly excited & suggestible state & remembered things that just hadn't happened the way he thought they had. People are notoriously unreliable witnesses, doubly so when strong emotions are involved. Can't remember which show it was but some investigative Discovery Channel-style show staged a UFO crash & took some witnesses through the scene then interviewed them, they remembered all sorts of things that were demonstrably false.
posted by scalefree at 8:24 AM on October 25, 2007


He sent thsi email to many people, who says they didn't forward it to friends that are interested in UFOs?

Two of these friends are twin sisters who wanted to see the 'supposed' crash site and moved the tent to look under it.

Should I get a van painted with flowers and a talking dog who loves snacks now?
posted by WinnipegDragon at 8:57 AM on October 25, 2007


I returned home at about just before 7pm. Nothing unusual happened

Nice experiment, poor execution. Why not sleep in the tent? You know, and get probed or something? Then you'd know for sure.
posted by kuujjuarapik at 9:20 AM on October 25, 2007


Winnipeg: And how did these twin sisters know the exact location? From their private spy satellite photos?

Clever idea, really. Pity he wasn't hardcore enough to keep some kind of eye (his own or electronic) on that tent. I can't imagine other people won't take his idea and make a better execution. I'd do it myself, but it seems silly in South Africa.
posted by Goofyy at 9:38 AM on October 25, 2007


“I say it's most likely an unreliable witness with a confused memory. He put himself into a highly excited & suggestible state & remembered things that just hadn't happened the way he thought they had.”

Yeah, that’s what happened.
...and that’s ALL that happened, see?

(The Smedleyman version of this story ends like the last reel of the Wild Bunch.)
posted by Smedleyman at 3:40 PM on October 25, 2007


kuujjuarapik writes "Nice experiment, poor execution. Why not sleep in the tent? You know, and get probed or something? Then you'd know for sure."

"Stop! We have reached the limits of what rectal probing can teach us."
posted by krinklyfig at 9:04 PM on October 25, 2007


They aren't using rectal probing to find out what is in your butt. If the aliens were using the painful and intrusive medical examinations purely for biological research, they would have had to do it roughly 20 times. Clue: it's not for medical research.
posted by Henry C. Mabuse at 6:19 PM on October 26, 2007


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