Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Because we've always wondered if little green men walked on the red planet...

So, where do you stand on the subject of aliens? Non-believer, skeptic, fanatic, unopinionated? The existence of aliens, or extraterrestial beings, have long been debated and questioned in the history of mankind. A by-product of the naturally curious and over-imaginative human mind or a myth created over time to explain the occurences of the unexplainable? In this latest episode, we bring you the lowdown on our 'other-worldly neighbours'. Literally.

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There are many things in today's world that are unaccounted for and have been atrributed to the interference of these beings -
the giant statues in Easter Island, Stonehenge, the Great Pyramid in Egypt, and probably the most infamous of them all, crop circles. Of course, it could be argued that the only astonishing factor about the 450 feet tall and 13 acres wide Great Pyramid is the unrelenting determination and ingenuity of man. But how is it possible that such a gargantuan monument was built without a single flaw? Each side is 756 feet in length at the base and no side is more than eight inches different in length to another and the whole pyramid is aligned perfectly to the points of the compass. Even if we overlooked the undeniable problem of technology-related limitations, the idea of the pyramids, Stonehenge and statues of Easter Island is still something of a bafflement. How could the people of ancient times have possibly built such architectural wonders with limited to none of the technology we see today? So many unanswered questions bog these creations down. How could the people of ancient times have managed to lift tones and tones of bricks 450 feet high with no help whatsoever from machines we know today as cranes? Really. Makes you wander if they really did get help from otherworldly creatures. Which brings us to our next point. Crop circles.

The first reported crop circle was in 1678 in Hertfordshire, UK, there have been over 5,000 reported cases since. Crop circles have a tendency to pop out overnight, thus provoking questions as to how they were formed. Many farms have reported crop circles after going to bed with perfectly lined corn rows and waking up to a field of strangely shaped symmetrical patterns of flattened crops. We're not talking about miniature artistic bouts, mind you. We're talking about shapes occupying areas as large as 200,000 sq feet. Some reported cases have even had eye-witnesses claiming they saw beams of light coming from the sky prior to the formation of crop circles at that particular area. There have even been rumours saying that these crop circles were actually masterminded by 2 sexagenarians named Doug and Dave.

But then again. People have all too often proven that crop circles can, in fact, be man-made. As proven by CircleMakers, these crop circles can actually be made by us mere human beings with the simplest of tools and in the shortest of times. With some planks, ropes and a creative mind, one can be on ones way to making the weird and the wacky happen. So if the mysterious appearances of crop circles could actually be the undoings of a bunch of 13 year-old punks, where does that leave the aliens?

Uncle Sam. Oh yes. That little political organization responsible for just about every cock-up America faces. Every once in awhile, governments like to take control of public interest in unexplained phenomena by a process called 'debunking'. Debunking is a technique that was developed by the US government after WWII for the sad purpose of controlling mass opinion. It can only be assumed that these 'debunkers' were clocking in overtimes trying to cover the true nature of locations and happenings such as Area 51 and the 1947 Roswell crash. Was Area 51 really a testing ground for military air-crafts? Or was it another smoke screen cooked up by the US government to conveniently hide the existence of alien landings and sightings? What else has the US government hidden from the public? Are there anymore, or rather many more sites such as these to be found? Who knows?

There have been too many incidents that have alien connotations connected to them and too many unanswered questions. Unless these otherworldly beings make contact with us, we may never actually be able to prove their existence or have legitimate answers to the questions we ask. As Agent Mulder summarizes it very amptly:

"The truth is out there"


Wise words indeed, Agent Mulder.

24 Comments:

Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

I'll start the ball rolling on this one.

Personally, I don't believe in aliens. I mean, there are way too many loop holes. The first and foremost being, if they really did exist, why haven't they attempted to contact us? We are, after all their 'neighbours'. I know this isn't Mars Atttack and Jack Nicholson isn't the President (thank God), but I sure as hell know that if they did exist, we would've contacted them. Who in their right minds would say 'no' if they were told that they could communicate with creatures other than humans? I sure as hell wouldn't! Even though I'm a non-believer...

And then there's the whole religious point of view. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think the Bible has said anything about there being another planet that God created. God created the world in 7 days. I don't think he had time in those 7 days to go create another 'world'...

But then again. It makes you wonder why people came up with this theory of otherworldly beings anyway. Sure, we're curious creatures by nature but *something* must have gotten the ball rolling. And how come everyone seems to have the same connotations of how aliens look like? 2 big black eyes, skinny, head bigger than body. Who started *that* ball rolling?

And spaceships. I think they came about after Star Wars came out. Ever realise how all space ships are round with a little antenna coming out at the top? Kindda like the Hans Solo's Millenium Falcon minus the antenna. They even have those little walkway thingy that come down when someone wants to come out of the ship. Star Wars comes in again.

Well. I think I presented my P.o.Vs so if you're a believer, convince me and if you're not... Convince me as well.

Knock yourselves out.

- Ad

March 9, 2005 at 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys have done it again... another intriguing question. At one time, I was pretty convinced that the whole alien thing was a conspiracy by the 'upper authorities' meaning government, possibly USA.. but now I'm not too sure, because come to think of it, there's A LOT of stars and planets out there that we've not even determined whether it's there or not, so maybe somewhere far far away, there might be some form of life.

But mainly, all the beliefs like you said, how do ppl always seem to think aliens have 2 big black eyes, skinny, head bigger than body, I think it's purely made out from Hollywood. A lot of things are. But it makes you wonder who the genius behind all this at-first unthinkable things come from..

March 9, 2005 at 7:21 PM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

Eh, who are you?

March 9, 2005 at 9:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hahahhaa... I forgot to type in my name... sorry!

>>YM<<

March 9, 2005 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

Well,in response to the whole Alien-with-black-orbs issue, I think that we think they look like that just because we've sorta been programmed to think so. Thanks in part to a steady diet of Hollywood movies (like YM said) and images, what we associate with aliens is that whole idea of skinny, tall grey men. It's like when you hear the word 'dog', your mind immediately conjures up this image of a nice, BIG, fluffy, smooth, four-legged animal. Yeap. The case of the imprinted image that cannot be deleted from our memory. Does anyone understand that?

It's funny though, cause in Dreamcatcher, Stephen King actually approaches that topic of alien-imagery. He writes from the point of view of the aliens and according to the aliens, the only reason they choose to take that form when meeting humans is because it's the simplest way the human mind will be able to understand what they are. They draw from whatever humans have associated with them and then reconstruct that image. Infact, these aliens actually have no structure. They don't even possess a physical body. Thus, the need for recreating this already-overused imagery of aliens.

And personally, I think that aliens could exist. I was out of the city the other day and I had the oppurtunity to look up at the clear night sky unhindered by the city lights. Man... you just can't help but think, "Damn. There's gotta be something out there". The stars.. the Milky Way.. the thought that nothing existed out there just seemed pretty damn inconceivable. You know, sometimes I think that the whole alien existence issue seems pretty trivial. Cause who knows if there are bigger things out there? I'm all for the existence of alternate realities, man.

About Ad's question regarding the religious connotations of aliens (World was created in 7 days. How did God create something else?), I think that if we looked at it religiously, shouldn't God be able to do anything he damn well wants to do? What with being the all-supreme fella. Maybe other separate entities were created even earlier before the beginning of the world. Michelle should have a field day with this one. Lol. Did you guys ever hear that question that goes something like, "If God is claimed to be all-powerful, can He create a rock that even he could not move?" Not like I'm trying to undermine God's authority or anything but it is a fascinating thought. So if God had the power to create this world in 7 days, who's to say he's not powerful enough to create other beings at the end of the universe in a span of a minute?

-karen

March 15, 2005 at 9:53 PM  
Anonymous YM said...

Yeah, could you imagine what God might be up to at this very moment?? Maybe He could be 'mixing some potions' and next thing you know... WALLA.. a whole galaxy filled with things that is unimaginable to the human mind. Lol!!

You know... come to think about it.. Do you think Stephen King could be one of them? Hahahaha... he comes up with such interesting things. I mean, how do we even know if aliens don't already live amongst us? (Yes yes.. Men in Black could be wiping off our memories everytime we saw an alien) Think of the possibilies...

March 16, 2005 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think there's something out there. I can't believe that in the whole universe, whereby the earth is like 1/100000000 of it, there isn't some sort of life form out there.

However, Hollywood and general beliefs have made it so that aliens are more advanced than we are. Why can't we be more advanced than aliens? For all we know, sure, they could be building hyper-galactic-*insert scientific nomenclature here*-spaceships and weapons, but for all we know, they could still be trying to create wheels. Out of stone.

March 16, 2005 at 7:02 PM  
Anonymous Irzhakosti of Kroomshay, Sector 79 said...

Foolish earthlings, believe what you will...we walk amongst you.

March 17, 2005 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

Good point about us being possibly more advanced than aliens. We all should be optimistic and hope that we are the superior race!

Stephen King being alien: He's like a freaking genius. So cause we're being optimistic he's so totally human!

And bring it on alien-like creature from Sector 79! I will teach you how 1 + 1 = 5. LOL.

March 17, 2005 at 3:43 PM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

Come to think of it, YM and alien 79 (I'll amuse you but I know it's you Jamieeeee :) does have a point. For all we know aliens really ARE walking amongst us! I mean, like what all of you people have said. We don't really know how aliens (if they do even exist) look like. Maybe they're shape-shifters (Like in Roswell. I know it's sad to compare to Roswell but heck). So seriously. Why not? I for one would like to point out that George W. Bush is a very very suspicious candidate...

I still can't believe in aliens. Have you ever thought that maybe aliens really don't exist? We humans created the thought of aliens because we couldn't figure out what was out there. The entire universe is infinite. We can't believe we live alone in this wide wide space of nothing-ness so we make something up to make us feel "We are not alone". Like the whole God issue but I won't start on that. Maybe there really isn't anything. It's not really that hard to come up with something like aliens. If Stepen King can do it, so can every smart-ass Tom, Dick and Harry. I'll believe it when I see it.

For the believers. As Annonymous pointed out (unveil yourself!), maybe aliens aren't as 'up-there' in the hierarchy of technology as we think they are. Maybe they really ARE making wheels out of stone. And maybe that's why they have been unable to contact us. And maybe we've been unable to contact them too because we too aren't technologically advanced enough. We haven't even been able to venture further than Pluto and scientists say that there are millions and millions of other galaxies out there... So who knows?

- Ad

March 17, 2005 at 10:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nick is Anonymouslah. The one with the aliens making wheels from stone.

Couldn't you tell? Do you know anybody else whose English is that good?

March 18, 2005 at 12:05 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And, in addition, as superior as aliens are to the human race, I think that they are all inferior in intelligence as compared to me. They're probably more intelligent that you guys, but luckily for the human race, I am definitely more intelectually superior than aliens.

And if they do invade us, I'll save the world.

March 18, 2005 at 12:10 AM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

For someone who "claims" to be more intelligent than the aliens, you sure as hell wasn't intelligent enough to leave your name...

And yes, as a matter of fact I do know people who have better English than you...

- Ad

March 18, 2005 at 7:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol.

This is a post where we're supposed to discuss aliens.
Don't stray and belittle your visitors.

And of course, I thought you were intelligent enough to guess that I am nick.

=)

March 18, 2005 at 9:13 PM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

You started it. Could have just posted a simple, "Annonymous is Nick" but nooo. You had to go do something more. So dude, please...

March 18, 2005 at 9:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol.

Oklor. If you say so. Though I think we totally screwed up this comments thing. Should use it only for the thread. Lol.

March 18, 2005 at 10:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lol. Anything lor.

If you say so lor.

Hmm...Though gotta say we kinda messed up this comments page for the thread. The aliens won't like it. =)

March 19, 2005 at 1:46 PM  
Anonymous Irzhakosti of Kroomshay, Sector 79 said...

grrzschavt malssiin !hsbaku usogjndksai! Javsbuie koa5281sai tigf8iu lasjifnbdkjka sdn asiaue aohsdn kjalso2!! #hjsd aioj **bakjshdfb

//Translation into earthlingspeak//
You got that right human. This page should be dedicated to the worship of us a-squillion-times-more-intelligent beings. Cuz we're sexy.

March 21, 2005 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

I'll swear my alliance if you're from a planet of Jude Laws'. Or Seth Greens'. Or Steve Burns'. Or Cillian Murphys'. Or Giovanni Ribisis'. You get the picture...
: )

Ad would back me up on that.

-karen

March 24, 2005 at 3:16 PM  
Anonymous zp said...

wei ad, no aliens out there la... i mean those pyramids took many years to build that even the king is dead b4 it is ready. and those days got millions of slaves to do work. today we can build the same structures but with much lesser time..

April 10, 2005 at 3:04 PM  
Anonymous zp said...

btw, its my first time reading your blog, since you put it in your msn nickname, which pops up everytime you're online, plus its a boring sunday afternoon...

April 10, 2005 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

Wow Ad. Aren't you so glad to know that we were Zp's Sunday afternoon filler? Lol.

Hey Zp. But seriously larh. Think about it. Even if you had millions of slaves, how the hell could you move the slabs of stones? It's sorta impossible. Much less making it completely and absolutely perfect, right down to the very angle. What about the Sphinx then? Did humans do that? How?

April 15, 2005 at 1:08 AM  
Blogger Conspiracy Chicks said...

Karen: I ONLY back the Jude Law planet!!! (BTW, how's Seth Jude Cohen doing??? ;)). And semi-back the Seth Green one :P

ZP: What larh. So you only visit the blog when you're bored larh. Hurmph! Eh. How come I always message you on MSN you never reply??? I thought you blocked me... Pfft!

And ZP, I was the one who doesn't believe in aliens larh!

Irzhakosti of Kroomshay, Sector 79: Your kind does not exist! If you did take over earth, I will shoot you down with my laser pointer! Be warned!

- Ad

April 28, 2005 at 8:29 PM  
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