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UFO spotting replaces bird watching in pandemic


During the COVID-crazy, with so many people looking for stuff to do, the astronomers who thought that Oumuamua was an extraterrestrial light sail have company:

With more people at home, this is shaping up to be a banner year for extraterrestrial encounters, according to data from the nonprofit National UFO Reporting Center, which reports sightings this year are up 51% so far over the same period in 2019. Among 5,000 incidents recorded this year, 20% occurred in April at the height of the nation’s lockdown.

At Peter Davenport’s home in Harrington, Wash., the phone rings all day long, and into the night. Mr. Davenport has served as the group’s director since 1994, collecting firsthand accounts through his website and by phone, answering 25 to 50 calls a day. The group is an independent, two-man shop that consists of Mr. Davenport and a webmaster, both volunteers, whose work is well known among the UFO-watching community.

Te-Ping Chen, “UFO Spotting Has Replaced Bird Watching as Pandemic Obsession” at MSN.com

The aliens are, of course, sending those people holograms only, due to COVID-19 restrictions. But, as always, they’re out there if you believe they are. 😉

See also: Harvard Astronomer Still Thinks Space Cigarillo Oumuamua Might Be “Alien Tech”


Tales of an invented god

Hat tip: Ken Francis, co-author with Theodore Dalrymple of The Terror of Existence: From Ecclesiastes to Theatre of the Absurd

Perhaps the aliens have a cure for COVID-19? SETI should apply for a bigger grant! Fasteddious
The mask nonsense always reminds me of aliens. The peculiar creatures who voluntarily suffocate themselves for "protection" against the "virus" are really protecting themselves against low-status Earthlings, ie Deplorables. The Mascoids are a superior race that has evolved to require high-purity air and high-purity thought. Or putting it another way, they're arrogant aristocratic snobs. Incidentally, Harrington would be a good place for astronomy. That part of Washington is semi-desert, very little rain or snow. polistra

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