Wednesday, December 09, 2009

They're back, and they're pissed off

Space aliens, that is. First, a piece in the Telegraph from July, 2008 on the "flood" of UFO sightings in Britain:
Plotted on a map of Britain, the sightings can be seen to stretch from Liverpool to Dover and from Llanelli to Derby. . . .

The founder member of Strange Phenomena Investigations, added: "There has been an unusual number of sightings recently.

"Some experts believe it could be linked to global warming and craft from outer space are appearing because they are concerned about what man is doing to this planet."
They must have figured out that it's too late to save the earth (sorry, "Earth") and started mutilating Colorado cows in disgust. Front page of the Post today:
Four calves, all killed overnight. Their innards gone. Tongues sliced out. Udders carefully removed. Facial skin sliced and gone. Eyes cored away. Not a single track surrounding the carcasses, which were found in pastures locked behind two gates and a mile from any road. Not a drop of blood on the ground or even on the remaining skin. . . .

Chuck Zukowski of Colorado Springs investigated three of the eight mutilated cows in southern Colorado this year. The amateur UFO investigator and reserve deputy in El Paso County documents each scene, testing for radiation and scanning carcasses with ultraviolet light.

Despite his extraterrestrial inclinations, Zukowski's studies — found on his website — fall short of concluding anything paranormal [sic]. He seems certain all the animals he studied were killed and drained before they were sliced, which explains the lack of blood found near the animals.

The way the tongues were sliced off in straight lines back behind the teeth indicates it is not a predator kill, he says.

"I'm looking for obvious things," Zukowski says. "I don't like to say aliens did it. There are just too many unknowns. I like to lean on human intervention until I actually see a UFO come down and take a cow."
Well, he's more of a scientist than many climatologists, anyway.

Update: Speaking of which: "The world has just ten years to bring greenhouse gas emissions under control before the damage they cause become [sic] irreversible, the Met Office has warned."

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