What Are Those Unidentified Flying Objects?

UFO’s have been a subject for speculation for as long as I can remember. It’s fun to imagine we are being visited by extraterrestrials. It’s exciting to suppose that just maybe, the large white spinning disks in the sky sporadically sighted might have been built in another galaxy.  It’s scary too. What do they want? Have they come to harm or to help?

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This past month, UFO’s have again been in the news. The United States government has begun to open their files. Recent U.S. government reports have begun the process of acknowledging the sightings are legitimate and documented; even if we don’t know what these things really are. They have conceded that UFO’s are not part of a top secret United States program, but have left the door open to the possibility that they might be part of another government’s program using hypersonic technology. So maybe the UFOs are part of a top secret program belonging to another earth government. The Chinese? The Russians? Traveling many times faster than the speed of sound, plane and missiles that fast have tremendous power. Maybe a group of scientists, perhaps backed by a billionaire such as Elon Musk are on to something.

The weather balloon idea has been debunked, and if UFO’s are not be operated by someone on earth, perhaps their origin is extraterrestrial. 

Is it more comforting to think UFO’s are being piloted by aliens with long slender fingers and tall domed heads than a foreign government or impetuous scientist? Perhaps they’re being operated remotely like drones.

If they are being flown in our heavens by aliens surveying our activities, the logical question is why haven’t they made contact? What would be the purpose of their visiting our atmosphere for a joy ride and then making a quick exit?

Maybe that’s just it, they’re adolescent aliens who stole their parents’ spaceship. Or maybe they’re from a starship with a directive similar to the one given to Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise to not interfere with lower life forms.

But I have another idea. Maybe they’re us from the future. The UFO’s contain our future selves— earthling time travelers. Our great great grandchildren are surveying what the earth looked like in the previous century or centuries.

Part of the rule of time travel is you are not allowed to make contact. Or if and when they do make contact, the trajectory of what is supposed to happen along the timeline may change. So future earthlings just zoom through the heavens and observe in a giant tic tac with sensory capability to project everything observed on a giant screen perhaps.  Those within the UFO are taking a tour of the past while we gain a glimpse of the future.  

The UFO sightings continue. Some claim there are references to flying objects in the sky during ancient times. Yes, it is comforting to speculate that the human race has the means to save itself. When the planet gets too warm and the flooding begins, maybe we can travel backwards in time to begin again. What wisdom will we remember?

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Published by Nadja Maril

Nadja Maril is a communications professional who has over 10 years experience as a magazine editor. A writer and journalist, Maril is the author of several books including: "American Lighting 1840-1940", "Antique Lamp Buyer's Guide", "Me, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat", and "Runaway, Molly Midnight; the Artist's Cat". Her short stories and essays have been published in several small online journals including Lunch Ticket, Change Seven, Scarlet Leaf Review and Defunkt Magazine. She has an MFA in creative writing from Stonecoast at the University of Southern Maine. Former Editor-in-Chief of What's Up ? Publishing, former Editor of Chesapeake Taste Magazine a regional lifestyle magazine based in Annapolis, and former Lighting Editor of Victorian Homes Magazine, Maril has written hundreds of newspaper and magazines articles on a variety of subjects..

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