I'm not much of a sci-fi person. I wasn't an avid X-Files fan. I don't read Isaac Asimov and I don't delve into the fantasy worlds of Dungeons & Dragons or any of the countless video games available today that all you geeks seem to go for.
LISA – Please stop reading.
HOWEVER, I am a firm believer that there is other life in this universe besides the jackass "MAN" that inhabits planet earth. Have you ever taken a moment to consider the vastness of the universe; that the Comoving distance between earth and the edge of the visible (VISIBLE) universe is approximately (and we can't get too specific here people-top secret and all that shit) 46.5 billionlight-years in any direction? (Did anyone else's brain just sort of fart when they read that?) If so, then how could anyone be so closed minded, so self-important as to believe that "man" is the only intelligent (arguable) life in existence? This boggles my mind.
LISA –You may continue.
So why is it that whenever someone claims to have seen a UFO, our first reaction is to dismiss him as a loon? Our government is quick to deny strange phenomenon's or else explains them away with some pat, generic explanation. Why? Because they're afraid that we can't handle the truth.
According to the article linked above:
A former official with the Federal Aviation Administration, John Callahan, said government agencies discourage inquiries into UFOs.
"'Who believes in UFOs?' is the kind of attitude of the FAA all the time," he said.
When Callahan suggested the government tell Americans about a UFO, a CIA official allegedly told him: "'No way, if we were to tell the American public there are UFOs they would panic.'"
I say divulge! I want facts. I want to see the alien they've got in the deep freeze at Area 51. What do they think we'll do? Move underground? Stockpile canned goods and anti-alien weaponry? Marry the family pet? Or maybe, just maybe, begin to believe that we're not the end all, be all, of the entire universe, and perhaps change our outlook on life and the WORLDS around us.
Screw that. It might interfere with my television programs.
US Company, Moller International, has announced that it is ready to begin production of the first personal flying saucer.
Described as the "ultimate off-road vehicle", The M200G Volantor, a two person hover pod, can travel up to 100 miles per hour, approximately ten feet off the ground. I guess that's high enough to cruise over most other cars in rush hour traffic.
According to company founder, Dr. Paul Moller, "You can speed over rocks, swampland, fences, or log-infested waterways with ease because you're not limited by the surface,"
Sounds pretty dog gone cool to me and priced at £45,000 (approximately $100,000) it would seem surprisingly affordable. Not for me of course but I'm sure more than a few jackass celebrities have already ordered their "people" to put down a deposit.
To view some test flights of some cool Moller vehicles, click --> here.