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July 2, 2013
★~ World UFO Day:
For those who don’t know, Roswell, New Mexico claim to fame is that in 1947, a flying saucer allegedly crashed nearby. Newscasts reported that locals were involved in retrieving debris from the mangled spaceship and in conducting an autopsy on a dead alien. The United States Air Force quickly recanted these claims, however, stating that the craft was actually remnants of a weather balloon and nothing more. Even so, books, movies, TV shows and a slew of deathbed confessions by people claiming to have been hushed by the US government keep this local legend alive. One could say that the Roswell incident is the original X File.
World UFO Day was created to acknowledge the Roswell crash, raise awareness about UFOs and encourage governments to declassify their knowledge about sightings throughout history. As a result, a lot of people now walk around Roswell, New Mexico 365 days a year wearing bobbing green antennas on their heads and greeting each other by saying, “Na-Nu Na-Nu!”
I was born in Roswell, New Mexico, and spent many a weekend and school holiday driving the 200 miles between Roswell and El Paso, Texas, and the best thing about Roswell was that my grandparents lived there. Growing up, I never remember anyone mentioning a word about flying saucers or government cover-ups. My grandfather and I used to go to the airport to watch the planes land and take off and he never told me a single UFO story, my mother’s younger brother never teased me about being part alien, and my mom never told me flying saucer stories on our 200-mile (felt like a million) trips back and forth to Roswell. I’m not sure I believe Roswell’s alien stories, but I do appreciate good marketing. “The Crash of 1947” gave Roswell a new dollar to pass around, just in time, the old dollar was almost worn out.
★~ I Forgot Day:
Count on Mercury to help you celebrate “I forgot Day”! It’s in retrograde until around the 20th give or take a day or two. Click to read more about Mercury in Retrograde.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1962 – The first Walmart store opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas. Walmart is now the world’s largest corporation, with annual revenues higher than Switzerland’s GDP. Walmart: A store that sells assault weapons, supports sweat shops in China, pays it’s workers bupkis, crushed small town businesses with cheap products from China. BUT Hey, they canceled Paula Deen. Thanks Walmart for making the world a better place. (uhm, I’m not a Walmart fan)
♥~ 1984 – Epic Records set a record as two million copies of the Jacksons’ album, Victory, were shipped to stores. The LP arrived just days before Michael and his brothers started their hugely successful Victory Tour.
♥~ 1988 – Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five number one singles from one album when Dirty Diana went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The other four chart-toppers from Bad were I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel and Man in the Mirror.
♥~ 1996 – Electricity and phone service was knocked out for more than two million consumers in the western half of the U.S. The reason behind the outage is still unclear. UFO’S?
♥ ~ 2004 – Scientists from the U.S., Great Britain and Kenya reported finding a 900,000-year-old skull fragment of a small adult. The piece, showing some characteristics of Homo erectus, had been found in 2003 in Olorgesalie, 100 miles southeast of Nairobi, Kenya.
♥ ~ 2009 – Manabu Kurita caught a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass on Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. The Florida-based International Game Fish Association credited him with tying the 77-year-old world record for catching the biggest largemouth bass.
♥~1489 – Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, The greatest achievement of his life was his work compiling the Book of Common Prayer, which was a collection of English prayers that would be said at all kinds of church ceremonies, from masses and funerals to baptisms and weddings. Cranmer is responsible for the wedding vow, “I take thee to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us depart.”
♥~ 1947 – Larry David Emmy Award-winning writer: Seinfeld ; producer, director, actor: Sour Grapes, New York Stories, Radio Days, Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?, Second Thoughts, Curb Your Enthusiasm
♥~ 1952 – Johnny Colla musician: saxophone, guitar: groups: Soundhole, Huey Lewis & The News: Do You Believe in Love, Heart and Soul, I Want a New Drug, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Walking on a Thin Line, Bad is Bad, If This is It, Power of Love, Trouble in Paradise, Stuck with You; Johnny Colla & The Lucky Devils
♥~ 1986 – Lindsay Lohan: I double checked, Lindsay really is 27 and has had 6 rehab do-overs. This time they think she really, “gets it, tho.”
★~ Good To Know:
♥~ A UFO sighting occurs somewhere on the planet every three minutes.
♥~ According to a Roper poll conducted in 2002 for the SciFi channel, one in seven Americans say they or someone they know has had an experience involving a UFO…
♥~ A Gallup poll in 1996 said that 71 percent of Americans believe the government knows more than it is telling us about UFOs.
♥~ Alexander Hamilton reported a cow being kidnapped by an airship in Le Roy, Kan., in April 1897.
♥~ Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles. I vehicles is a broader term than, “spaceship.”
♥~ Some of the reasons Aliens might chose to visit Roswell, New Mexico (I have often wondered at their choice of destinations myself): Robert Goddard, famed for his rocket designs did his designs and experiments in Roswell, NM; Walker Air Force Base, a SAC base (which was closed in the late 1960′s) is right outside Roswell; White Sands Missile Range, near Alamogordo, NM, is about 150 from Roswell, NM;Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the Atomic Bomb was created by scientists in secret is north of Roswell, NM. For years Los Alamos was a “closed town that was run by the US government under very tight security.
We were dating when Dearly Departed Joe decided he wanted to visit Roswell, New Mexico for the first time. He invited me to go with him, but work was busy. VERY BUSY. I tried to lower his expectations by telling him that most of the people who still live in Roswell believe the world is flat, because if someone make it to the edge of town, they NEVER COME BACK. But he was adamant; he wanted to explore the UFO site that put Roswell on the map, and give them another dollar to pass around town. Joe also had a strong desire to see a tumble weed blow across the desert–frankly I think the man watched the Last Picture Show and Shane to many times. I’m not sure if he came back to Chicago convinced that a UFO had landed once upon a time in Roswell–but when I was pregnant with Cole he showed an unusual amount of interest in the ultra sound and my blood work ups.
What are your thoughts about UFO’s and life beyond the beyond? Do you believe in life on other planets? Have you been abducted? Do you own green bobble antenna’s?
And before I forget we are reinstating Rant Tuesday…Your Rant Is Our Rant…..
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