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Alien Images Appear On Wall In Calgary "I looked out and I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I've lost my mind,'" resident Karen Henuset said of the first time she saw the specters. "So I asked our nanny to come and take a look at this, and the hair on her arms just stood straight up."(photo) (video)
posted by KokuRyu (40 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
Gotta love that dry Canadian humor.
posted by mr_roboto at 3:10 PM on May 2, 2008


The Flames did make the playoffs, then they sucked, sorta like that video.
posted by furtive at 3:16 PM on May 2, 2008


I reckon it was Dan Aykroyd.
posted by Artw at 3:18 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Paging Maj. Gatlin and Staff Sgt. Fitz!
posted by mazola at 3:18 PM on May 2, 2008


Some Believe Images Are Just Reflection From Window

Others, the subheading originally continued prior to being trimmed for length, Are Just Shriekingly Goddam—I Mean, Look, What Are You, An Imbecile? Seriously.
posted by cortex at 3:21 PM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


The export of an exciting new american century: stupidity. Enjoy canada, enjoy. We'll always make more.
posted by boo_radley at 3:21 PM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


No need to worry. Republican Jesus of the Driveway Spilled Oil Stain from My SUV will kick their alien ass.
posted by Flunkie at 3:25 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


OMGMO
posted by fire&wings at 3:26 PM on May 2, 2008


LOLCANUCKS
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 3:30 PM on May 2, 2008


Let's see. Hold something in front of it, it casts a shadow. I don't know, how about tracing the path back and finding out where the damn light is coming from?

Jesus.
posted by gottabefunky at 3:40 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


this is almost as good as the dancing Ewoks. Almost.
posted by Dizzy at 3:41 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Breaking News: Erich von Däniken has left Switzerland for Calgary; Claims 'Wall Images' are contemporary proof of alien influence on earth since their original paleocontact.
posted by ericb at 3:42 PM on May 2, 2008


The only sure way the image goes away -- clouds.

Well, GREAT! Thanks for spoiling the ending to M. Night Shyamalan's Signs 2. Jerks.
posted by rooftop secrets at 3:50 PM on May 2, 2008


Maybe their mothership is in the clouds.
posted by clearly at 3:56 PM on May 2, 2008


I have aliens that live on my living room wall around 10 am when the sun is shining bright and the curtains are open. I should totally take pictures! Maybe they're the same aliens?
posted by sandraregina at 4:00 PM on May 2, 2008


It's clearly the Virgin Mary.

Or maybe a bunny rabbit.
posted by Green Eyed Monster at 4:01 PM on May 2, 2008


Another low for investigative journalism. A couple of minutes with a piece of grade-school science-project-size cardboard would demonstrate where the images were coming from, but no, the idiotic newsman apparently concurs with the kids: "It's aliens!"

Funny quote for the post title, BTW. (It's Confucius.)
posted by kozad at 4:12 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


Yeah, title choice for the win, KokuRyu.

And all stupid aside? That is some scary kookoo shit.
posted by humannaire at 4:19 PM on May 2, 2008


I really just wanted the photo link to be this.
posted by Brak at 4:23 PM on May 2, 2008 [2 favorites]


I've seen this one... it's just Greg in the attic window with a flashlight a whistle.
posted by bondcliff at 4:25 PM on May 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


Oh noes. Damn internet. (hangs head in shame, now I will have to explain this to my Brasilian hosts...)
posted by jkaczor at 4:47 PM on May 2, 2008


I reckon it was Dan Aykroyd.

Well, cattle mutilations are up.
posted by joe lisboa at 4:52 PM on May 2, 2008


Let's see. Hold something in front of it, it casts a shadow. I don't know, how about tracing the path back and finding out where the damn light is coming from?

Jesus.


Really? You think it is coming from Jesus?
posted by Bort at 5:22 PM on May 2, 2008 [4 favorites]


Another low for investigative journalism. A couple of minutes with a piece of grade-school science-project-size cardboard would demonstrate where the images were coming from, but no, the idiotic newsman apparently concurs with the kids: "It's aliens!"

Uh, it seems to me like this is all, you know - tongue in cheek.

You don't think the reporter is serious, do you? No way.
posted by tristeza at 5:43 PM on May 2, 2008


WHO ALL SEENS DA LEPRECHAUN!?

(big smile for the camera)
posted by autodidact at 5:48 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


How do events like this find their way onto local news stations? I've always been baffled by this. If it were my wall, I'd probably do a double take, squint a little bit, say "Oh, that thing sort of looks like another thing," then that would be the end of it.

I would not dial a reporter.
posted by PM at 6:18 PM on May 2, 2008


They don't look like Jesus at ALL!
posted by Max Power at 6:18 PM on May 2, 2008


No, tristeza, I don't think the intent of this piece was serious investigative journalism, but would it hurt to spend twenty seconds to explain to the public where the image is coming from? After all, a majority of North Americans believe in aliens. Why feed their delusions?
posted by kozad at 6:32 PM on May 2, 2008


because feeding delusions sells advertisements
posted by jlowen at 6:39 PM on May 2, 2008


O Canada!
posted by subgear at 6:40 PM on May 2, 2008


How do events like this find their way onto local news stations? I've always been baffled by this. If it were my wall, I'd probably do a double take, squint a little bit, say "Oh, that thing sort of looks like another thing," then that would be the end of it.

You see, that's the magic of television.
Also, the magic of aliens.
posted by mannequito at 6:54 PM on May 2, 2008


What puzzles me is that NBC is reporting this. I don't watch tv, so I don't know how it was reported here in Calgary, but really? NBC? That's just silly. They'll be after our toasted icons next, just you wait.
posted by sneebler at 6:55 PM on May 2, 2008


When the guy signs off he says he's from Global. The news truck probably drove by, saw a bunch of kids pointing, and did a human interest fluff piece.

NBC probably just picked it up, and added the kooky/quaint Canadians angle: "Canadian Town Buzzes..." Calgary's hardly a 'town' and it's probably just the block / neighbourhood that's abuzz.
posted by CKmtl at 7:13 PM on May 2, 2008


Huh. Kinda looks like the Flatwoods Monster.
posted by Snyder at 7:52 PM on May 2, 2008 [1 favorite]


I've seen this one... it's just Greg in the attic window with a flashlight a whistle.

I STILL THINK ITS PRETTY MYSTEROUS, SHUT UP

HELLO EVERBODY LOOK ITS ALEINS
posted by Greg Nog at 8:09 PM on May 2, 2008


Look like cocks to me.
posted by strawberryviagra at 8:34 PM on May 2, 2008


ALGARY, Alberta -- Some believe cocks have landed in western Canada after seeing strange reflections appear almost nightly on the wall of a Calgary home.

"I looked out and I thought, 'Oh my gosh, I've lost my mind,'" resident Karen Henuset said of the first time she saw the cocks. "So I asked our nanny to come and take a look at this, and the hair on her arms just stood straight up."

It's as "clear as day. You see two crimson darth vaders, they both have this little thing over their head. It's a little weird," said resident Reid Henuset.

A neighbor said he believes the cocks are a reflection off of a window. And it only happens every afternoon between 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.

The only sure way the cocks go away -- clouds.

Although some adults may be skeptics, ask the neighborhood kids what they think and the answer is unanimous.

"There's cocks, real-big cocks on a wall," one unidentified girl said. "No one believes us."

posted by strawberryviagra at 8:38 PM on May 2, 2008 [3 favorites]


Calgary has trailer parks?
posted by rokusan at 10:04 PM on May 2, 2008


Why am I reading a Philadelphia news outlet to hear the lowdown on something going on in Calgary.
posted by crapmatic at 9:02 AM on May 3, 2008


That was a joke, right? Right?
posted by zzazazz at 2:43 PM on May 3, 2008


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