September 2023

All This Talk Of Aliens

Les Marcott | Scene4 Magazine |

Les Marcott

Finally, we just might be getting to the bottom of all this talk about alien existence.  When there is not talk about the Trump indictments, President Biden's incoherence, or the war in Ukraine alien chatter has become front and center.  Afterall, well respected figures within and without government have come forward with astonishing claims of such "evidence".  Some like whistleblower David Grusch have staked their careers and reputations on it.  These folks are seemingly smart, articulate, and most importantly sane.  They are not like your crazy cousin Earl, who drinks too much, works too little, has a meth problem, and never met an alien he didn't like.

According to esteemed sources, these are not your grandfather's little green men.  Now, evidently, they come in a variety of colors:  ashen gray, jaundice yellow, and my favorite, a whiter shade of pale.  Some of them even look like the characters from Star Trek. Gene Roddenberry would be so proud. According to those in the know, their remains are housed in various military bases around the country.  Legend has it, that Richard Nixon once took his pal Jackie Gleason to one such base in Florida.  And unidentified flying objects are not called that anymore.  That's so old school.  They are now referred to as unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP).

Aliens for years have preferred the barren deserts of New Mexico, the backwoods of Arkansas, the hinterlands of Montana or Wyoming.  But these aren't the kind of places to announce yourself to the world.  Of course, they could end all this controversy by just showing up in Times Square, Piccadilly Square, or Tiananmen Square.  Hold a press conference, visibly show their existence leaving no doubt as to their place in the universe and a press release detailing their new reality series called Meet The Aliens. 

As well intentioned as some of these credible sources seem to be, I'm still highly skeptical.  The media coverage rarely offers any follow-up or specifics regarding these claims.  Normally the source hasn't seen any documents related to alien existence themselves but "talked to someone else within the highly compartmentalized military bureaucracy who has".  In the end, the evidence at hand is too vague to attach much credence to it.  The increased sightings of UAP's could be explained as secret Pentagon aircraft programs (including drones) that befuddle even the most veteran pilots.

But if aliens do exist, I tend to think that they would be like the ones depicted in an old Twilight Zone episode called "To Serve Man".  Seemingly benevolent, nine-foot-tall aliens arrive on earth offering earthlings a better way to live if only they board the spacecraft and travel to a planet of peace and paradise.  Unfortunately, "To Serve Man" was the name of a cookbook and all ,who boarded would be subject to being eaten by the aliens.


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Les Marcott is a songwriter, musician, performer and a Senior Writer and columnist for Scene4.  For more of his commentary and articles, check the Archives.

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