Are crashed flying saucers ludicrous?
The continuing discussion about crashed saucers in the 40s and 50s is baffling.
UFOs no longer crash, that’s a certainty. They just appear, helter-skelter it seems.
But in the 1940s and 1950s it seems flying saucers crashed all over the place, and the near-Roswell crash still resonates among UFO devotees.
But how serious can one take such accounts?
If flying disks came from other galaxies, star-systems, or other cosmological venues, even from other dimensions or time, how feasible is it that the physical perturbations of Earth could down them?
Could radar observations disable such vehicles? Lightning? Or geomagnetic anomalies endemic to Earth?
Even one crash – Roswell? – seems unlikely, in an objective view of what it would take for an extraterrestrial culture to traverse here.
And if extraterrestrial travelers came to Earth early on – the so-called Ancient Astronauts – they must have had trouble with Earth’s chaotic atmosphere and bizarre stratospheric environment, but where are the remnants of any crashes? Where is the debris?
Yes, a fluke – unimagined or defined – may have taken a flying disk out of the skies near Roswell, or temporarily disabled a craft in Socorro, but what would that fluke be?
And what are the odds for the fluke being ubiquitous to the point that a number of out-of-world travelers were crippled by it?
The idea, on the face of it, should invite incredulity.
But instead it invites debate and ruminations of an ongoing, silly kind.
As our French colleague and UFO skeptic Gilles Fernandez says, that’s ufology…