Wednesday, September 12, 2012

The Flatwood Alien

Sixty years ago today, a UFO landed in Flatwoods, West Virginia, skidded to a halt and out popped an alien. Take it away, Wikipedia: “Most agree that it was at least 10 feet tall and that it had a red face which appeared to glow from within, and a green body. Witnesses described the creature's head as having bulging, non-human eyes and as either being shaped like a heart, or as having a large heart shaped cowling behind it. The creature's body was described as being man-shaped and clad in a dark pleated skirt; later described as being green. Some accounts record that the creature had no visible arms, while others describe it as having short, stubby arms; ending in long, claw-like fingers, which protruded from the front of its body”. 
Turned out that the UFO was a meteor, the tracks belonged to a 1942 Chevrolet pickup truck and the alien was probably an owl (presumably a very big one). Flatlands now has a Green Monster Museum and 3-day music festival. Way to go, Flatwood!
95% of the world's UFO sightings are in USA, which either means that aliens rate it as a top destination or that a good proportion of the population is wacko. There haven't been many reported sighting in China. The most recent was above Hangzhou Airport, but it was probably a plane. 

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