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On Extra-Terrestrial Life

I accept the existence of saucers,
I concede there’s a case
To be made for believing that something’s achieving
the conquest of space;

I find it completely convincing
Whenever I hear
That creatures from Venus were recently seen
As a spaceship drew near:

And yet there’s a problem remaining
That baffles me still.
I’m not disagreeing that some super being
Can wander at will

From one universe to another-
But if it be thus why on earth (so to speak)
Should he bother to seek
Any contact with us?

— Anthony Brode

{ 10 comments… add one }
  • James ONeil February 21, 2021, 11:45 AM

    & our next stop, zeltches and gentlezeltches, is the curious and quaint planet earth.

    Please do not feed the animals.

  • Ed February 21, 2021, 12:14 PM

    Because they are lost and not too proud to stop and ask directions

  • Phil in Englewood February 21, 2021, 2:21 PM

    They come for the American Digest posts… like the fabulous, wonderful story of the fortress in Paradise. Nothing like it on their home planets.

  • Auntie Analogue February 21, 2021, 2:48 PM

    Somebody say “saucers”? . . . : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UwNVbT3zH_k

  • Tom Hyland February 21, 2021, 6:21 PM

    If they came so far to get here… and if truly they are here… they need money. They want money. I don’t care if they appear to be French poodles… I don’t want to owe the poodles any money.

  • Klaus February 21, 2021, 6:52 PM

    Hell I agree….I can’t afford to owe the poodles any money!

  • Tom Hyland February 21, 2021, 7:08 PM

    The poodle bites…. the poodle chews it.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExyWdbdmkCQ

  • Dirk February 22, 2021, 8:16 AM

    Naive to think we are the only biological in these vast universes. Last summer, I glimpsed one, our group was all rafted up on the lake, next to a feature called Buck Island. An evening of much booze, food, and sex. At three am, I was peeling off the top of the houseboat.

    As I watched a viewed an odd colored light, maybe a foot or two off the water, race past. Covered twenty miles in seconds. Na had to be the Don Julio. Those things don’t exist, just ask your govt.

    Mentioned the encounter over breakfast, one of the wives on the other side of the boat raft admitted she’s seen it too. Two quick shots, a dip in the lake, those silly observations were out the door.

    I Believe!.

    VI

  • Jewel February 22, 2021, 9:44 AM

    What is man, that Thou art mindful of him?

  • jwm February 22, 2021, 10:36 AM

    UFO’s, ghosts, the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, et al.
    Whether we really do believe this stuff is neither here, nor there. We all secretly want these things to be real, though. Given the choice, who would say, “I don’t want to see one.”?

    JWM

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