Thanks to a recent piece by Ed Komarek on OpEdNews.com 2-13-08 entitled Where is our Rosie Parks? and the widespread knowledge and worldwide exposure of the January 8th Stephenville, Texas UFO sightings, I feel emboldened and wish to make contact with my fellow UFO freaks out there in the world. You can come out of the closet now folks. Seriously you can. And may the non-believers out there please hang with me with an open mind for only the amount of time that it takes to read a few paragraphs. Recent polls have shown that approx 70% of the US population can accept the reality of the existence of extraterrestrial life. The concept even sounds logical to me by the reasoning of numbers alone considering the vastness of the universe and the quantity of heavenly bodies "out there" that can possibly have conditions that sustain life. Our excursions to Mars have shown that such conditions may have once existed right next door at our neighboring planet. So why is it odd and peculiar to carry this thought one step further to acceptance of the possibility of visits from alien species? These visits are reported daily by people all over the world and yet we roll our eyes, turn and cough to mask over the word "crazy" when our friends bring up the subject. Did you ever wonder if you actually knew someone who was abducted by aliens but didn't know who the abductee was because no one in their right mind would have the guts to alert you to such news? Did you ever consider that believing in UFO's and their occupants isn't much different than believing in a flying burning bush delivering the bearer of stone tablets of wisdom, an immaculate conception, angels, demons, a resurrection, an ark, a transcendence into heaven, a holy man on earth, a deity or any other number of mystical and divine beings, objects and occurrences? We can believe a set of intangibles that requires nothing but faith while we cannot believe in something that has provided physical evidence and shown itself to us. How can we continue to hold onto such hypocrisy just to avoid dealing with the reality? Well hold onto your hats. That may change. News in the UFO community shows that reported sightings are on the rise. The UK saw a 39% increase in reports between 2006 and 2007. Perhaps you'll soon see something that makes you change your mind about all of this crazy alien stuff. Or will it take the uber-big display of battalions to finally convince us that visits from interplanetary species are something that we should have been prepared for? Are you prepared to know which of our guests of various sizes, shapes and colors are the good guys and which ones are the bad guys? How will you know whether or not to approach these strangers with hostility or peace? Might I be so bold as to suggest that the answer may lie within ancient structures, art, text and scriptures? And please consider dear American reader that UFO's were reported to have been spotted 405 times in the month of January of 2008 alone in an area that includes parts of Canada as well as the US according to reports received and listed by the national UFO reporting center, NUFORC.org. NUFORC does prescreen the listings for obvious hoaxes but understandably still cannot vouch for the authenticity of all reports.Sixty-four of the January sightings were in California, with thirty-eight in Texas, thirty-two in Florida and eighteen in New York per my quick count of listings for those chosen four states. There were 111 reports listed at NUFORC's website between February 1, 2008 and Valentine's Day. These are impressive numbers especially when one considers a quick estimation of 3600 reports per year just in North America, if one can assume that it is safe to base a quick calculation on the conservative number 300 for average monthly reports. Other websites reveal that the phenomenon occurs all over our planet earth. Isn't it time that we started discussing openly without shame how it is that we are going to greet our guests? They have been ringing the doorbell for quite a while, 60 years as a matter of fact. It's rude to continue to ignore them.
AZ entered the working world in 1980 after college and after many career changes, she became employed in the construction industry. Starting out as an accounting clerk and fill-in salesperson she eventually became a division manager in a (more...)