I'm sure all of you have heard, at least in passing, about the UFO sightings in Stephensville, Texas last week. About 30 residents, including a pilot and a police officer, watched strange lights in the sky which moved from horizon to horizon at great speed, much faster than an aircraft. One witness says he say military aircraft attempt to intercept the lights, though the Air Force denies any such action.
What really happened? Darned if I know. The official explanations, airliner lights and so forth, make as little sense as the witnesses descriptions. I will admit that I'm not one to dismiss all such reports out of hand, but something else struck me as much more interesting about this story, and that is that 14% of Americans believe that UFOs are of extraterrestrial origin.
So if UFOs can just double the number of believers, which is certainly a doable proposition, then more Americans will believe in the existence of UFOs than believe that George Bush is a good President.
You go, UFOs!!!