How UFOs Conquered the World

James A. Chisem

James A. Chisem is an contributor at British Online Archives. He has previously written for the BBC, The Times, and Reuters. He has also appeared on the Sunday Politics, Sky Sports, and BBC Radio 5 Live.

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6 Responses

  1. Jaybird says:

    I enjoy visiting The Anomalist from time to time.

    My take on a lot of the articles is some variant of “the amount of competence required to pull off something like that strikes me as being improbable to the point where the only reasonable explanation is that the guy who made these claims was high.”

    But I do enjoy reading the articles anyway.

    It’s sometimes nice to daydream about that level of competence existing.Report

    • Damon in reply to Jaybird says:

      I clicked on the link and saw an article about the eclipse. It made me think immediately of a blog post I read wherein the guy was at Walmart checking out:

      “Wal-Mart Cashier: “Do you have glasses for the eclipse?” *Points to eclipse glasses*

      Me: “I have everything I need. Glasses, stone basin, cold iron knife.”

      Wal-Mart Cashier: “What?”

      Me: (Completely deadpan) “You know. For the human sacrifice, to summon the Elder Gods and hasten the apocalypse.”

      Wal-Mart Cashier: “Excuse me.”

      Me: (A little louder) “All praise the Dark Ones.”

      Wal-Mart Cashier: *Hands me receipt*

      Me: “Thank you.”

      Wal-Mart Cashier: (To my back) “He needs to find Jesus.””

      Wish I had the balls to say this.Report

  2. CJColucci says:

    Given what we think we know about physics and the size of the universe, there are two possibilities: (1) we’re alone, and (2) we’re not alone, but we’ll never know. I’m not sure which is more depressing.Report