Sunday, March 29, 2009

Are We Alone?

I always considered myself a nonbeliever when it came to UFOs and extra-terrestrials. Like most, I simply thought it was a crazy notion, hogwash. However, that changed when I heard Dr. Lynne D. Kitei speak about the Phoenix Lights in Phoenix, Arizona.

The Phoenix Lights were a series of widely-sighted optical phenomena that occurred in the skies over parts of Arizona. On March 13, 1997 a triangular formation of lights was reported by moving over Arizona by many people. These lights, initially spotted over the Superstition Mountains, moved east of the city, at about 7:30 PM. The first reports indicated an object of six points of light, immediately followed by a report of eight connected lights, with a separate ninth light which moved in unison with the other eight. Later it would be learned that these lights were witnessed in at least five other cities. However, Phoenix has the distinction as the first Arizona city to report the unidentified lights.

Dr. Kitei’s book The Phoenix Lights is an amazing account of the phenomena she witnessed the night of March 13th. In addition to her detailed description, she provides a strong argument for believing, which includes researched and credible material. She is a widely respected physician who initially did not reveal or identify for fear of being ridiculed. It’s important to mention to that she lives near an area called Squaw Peak in Phoenix, Arizona in a home that is elevated, with a panoramic view of the city. She had one of the best views of anyone to see this incredible light show phenomena. Her background as a physician allowed her to be scientific about her account, which aids in her believability. There is nothing delusional or exaggerated in this event.

Since reading her book, I have taken the plunge into reading additional books, research articles, and listening to and viewing documentaries on the subject of UFOs and extra-terrestrials.

Is it really that hard for us to believe we are not alone, considering the vastness of the universe? Think about it, our solar system is but one. Yes, from what we know to date, it’s becoming less likely that advanced life exists only in our solar system. We must remember our sun is just one star among billions, and we can't rule out anything beyond our own system. We have learned that many stars have their own retinue of planets. We know there are millions of other stars. Who is to say there isn't another “Earth” out there? (And the beings there are probably treating their planet much better than we treat our own - Sad, but true.)

Something else to consider, commercial and military pilots have reported seeing unexplained phenomena that were clearly not weather balloons or space debris. It’s just another argument to add to the complex debate and mystery.


I am willing to accept the possibility of some form of intelligent life existing elsewhere. I am also willing to concede that their lack of open contact with us shows their intelligence, since I don't believe our planet would be ready to communicate because of our ineptness. God forbid there be a federation of planets because we would be on the “do not contact” list since we lack the technology, intelligence and fortitude to accept other cultures. How could we possibly get along with others in the universe when we can barely get along with each other on the planet we abuse? Can you imagine how world religions would react to aliens? (Talk about a chance in hell.) If you get anything from this post it should be not to be so closed minded. Like the bumper sticker says, “BELIEVE.” - paerki

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