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If there was one subject that I’ve written about so far that I least expected to be made into a Part 2, it would have had to have been Spotting Aliens. But new information has come to light regarding possible alien activity in Australia so being the fair and reasonable writer that I am, I’m here to report the facts and give my own theories on it.

This particular story happened when we were traveling from Victoria to NSW on reasonably remote roads and  Lachlan felt that when we came into the town of Young, it was the place we’d be most likely to do just that (spot aliens) as it was spooky.  If you haven’t read that particular blog, he came to that conclusion because as we drove into town, the stars all seemed to disappear.  No matter how many times I tried to tell him that the stars were still there, just not as noticeable within the lights of the town, he remained convinced that there was some unusual extra terrestrial activity.

To set the scene properly, it was about 9pm, a dark and clear night and we were traveling on the Olympic Highway from Wagga Wagga to Bathurst.  The approach to Young, along this road, is very quiet with very few visible houses and only the occasional car to show any sign of life.  Although there are towns along the way, it does feel very remote and in the middle of nowhere.  On the side of the road, there are large, old gum trees whose branches look like claw like hands reaching over the car as you drive.  It’s no wonder his imagination was working overtime.

I was laughing at him as he went into a convoluted conversation about aliens.  He was talking rubbish with an amount of sincerity to it.  He’s very good at that kind of commentary.   It has smatterings of truth but mainly he’s trying to make me laugh and keep himself from getting bored so the ramblings get more and more ridiculous and long winded and his imagination gets wilder.  This was one of those nights.

Now I am certainly not a non believer when it comes to aliens. I think it is extremely arrogant  of us as a race to think we are the only life form in a whole galaxy of galaxies.  The universe is a pretty huge place and to think that one tiny little planet is it for life is just ludicrous in my opinion.    The most current estimates guess that there are 100 to 200 billion galaxies in the universe, each holding billions of stars.. Seriously, we surely aren’t that small minded to think that out of all that, the earth is the only planet to be graced with any form of life.

But, Lachlan was talking to keep us both awake and alert on the long drive.  Or so I thought.  I know there was a bit of truth in what he was saying, as he is interested in UFO’s, crop circles, Stonehenge and other unexplained phenomena.   He reads about it and watches programs which discuss it.  So he has some knowledge on sightings and research.  This night, however, his running commentary on alien abductions, crop circles and other stuff was just stupid.

He went on and on about how there were strange lights over on the right side of the road off on the horizon.  I said it was lightning.  He said it was aliens checking out the landscape to see if they could set up a holiday resort there.  He said if we drove over that way, we’d find crop circles. He said that the stars all disappeared when we drove into Young.. I said you just couldn’t see them because of the street lights. However I have to say, it was pretty weird.  Even with street lights, you can usually see some stars but the sky was starless when we were in the limits of the town.   As soon as we drove back out again, a blanket of  stars reappeared.  (I didn’t want to admit it to him, but it was a bit weird.)  This convinced him that this was THE place we may finally get some proof for ourselves of alien activity.

The conversation went on for a long, long time, as only Lachlan’s conversations can.. Seriously, if he was abducted by aliens, they’d give him back in a hurry, as he lectured them on their inferior computer systems (unless of course they were running a Mac),  their tendency to tail gate other UFO’s, the way they dress, the importance of backing data up along with the importance of setting their computer up correctly in the first place and his opinion on the music scene on earth.  If they asked him about the Australian Music Industry and got him started on the ARIAS, they would seriously regret ever having picked him up.  Just saying!

As we started to near Cowra, the conversation started to change to more philosophical topics and the topic of aliens was only dropped in occasionally.  It never went completely away, but it did lessen drastically. As I said earlier, the stretch of the road from Cootamundra to Young did have a bit of a weird feel about it but I was glad to change the subject as I was sore from laughing at him.

Imagine his delight when just yesterday, he was doing some of his “famous” research online and he came across a story on crop circles in Boorowa NSW.  And to add fuel to the conversation we’d been having a few weeks before in the car,  the crop circles that have appeared there are thought to have appeared at around the same time we were traveling through the area. Now, the really spooky part here, is that the area to the right, where he claimed to see lights on the horizon, is EXACTLY where the crop circles were found.

A new crop picture near Boorowa on November 23, 2012 shows a “Seed of Life” inside of a nested “Vesica Piscis”, and bears a striking similarity to the map of a total solar eclipse, which was watched by millions of people over northern Australia at sunrise, ten days earlier on November 13, 2012

I was never going to live this down.  But I do admit it was very interesting.  I’ve never been a UFO chaser.  I do believe in life on other planets, perhaps not in our solar system, but certainly somewhere else in the universe but the subject doesn’t float my boat in the same way it does for some.  I’m much more interested in the subject of life after death, but I have to say, I do have some interest in crop circles and Stonehenge and such phenomena.  However, I’m certainly not an expert on the subject.

I won’t try to convince you one way or another as I don’t know enough about it, nor do I even have a clear belief… merely a passing interest in it and a very variable opinion.   So I’ll leave it to you to make up your mind on the subject.  If you want to have a look at a story on the crop circles of Boorowa, click  Crop Circles Boorowa NSW 2012  It makes for some interesting reading.   The truth is out there…. somewhere.. maybe or maybe not in Boorowa but it’s out there.

I’ll leave you with some notable quotes on the concept of life on other planets and aliens…

How would it be if we discovered that aliens only stopped by earth to let their kids take a leak?

–JAY LENO, Tonight Show

I don’t laugh at people any more when they say they’ve seen UFOs. I’ve seen one myself!

–U. S. PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER, Washington Post interview, 1975

and my very favorite……

The only thing that scares me more than space aliens is the idea that there aren’t any space aliens. We can’t be the best that creation has to offer. I pray we’re not all there is. If so, we’re in big trouble.

–ELLEN DEGENERES

So… I’ll say goodbye ….May the force be with you.. Beam me up Scotty…. Hasta La Vista Baby….Goodnight Mrs Calabash, wherever you are…To the moon Alice… The power is yours…. and in the immortal words of Mork from Ork… Nanoo.. Nanoo!!

Happy Probing…… Livvy 🙂

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