I’ve noted, a few times in the past, that if UFOs contain alien (extraterrestrial) visitors, those visitors are semi-barbaric, unrefined and lacking cultural aesthetics.
One of the reasons I’m hung up on Zamora’s Socorro “thing” is the symbol he saw – no matter which one.
That symbol indicates a hint of metaphoric sentience.
If the “thing” Zamora saw came from an Earthly construct (Hughes Aircraft/Toolco), the symbol is understandable.
If the “thing” Zamora saw is from outside the Earth, it’s an indication of a species with a sense of a linguistic taxonomy.
But this is one of only a few instances where UFOs (or flying saucers) show any sign of an artistic or metaphorical reference.
UFOs usually portray a rough-hewn phenomenon or, if containing “beings,” a species devoid of refinement, reserve, or dignity.
The flight gyrations in such incidents as the Gorman dogfight , the Coyne helicopter “assault” (1973), or the Iran episode (1976) show a willingness for UFO “occupants” to challenge, without cause, other craft in Earth’s airspace, something akin to outlaws invading the space of others and assuming the space is theirs for occupancy.
And in all the UFO landing events, as bizarre as they are, none reflects a species flush with decorum or refined behavior.
Aside from the silly antics in such incidents, there is a palpable indication of a psychotic, by human standards, mind-set.
Betty Hill’s bookish alien (with a “star map”) would bespeak a culture or species with a sense of intellectual acumen or aesthetic values, but since her and her husband’s “kidnapping” seems a mental contrivance rather than a real UFO/human contact event, one has to discount the “abduction” as imaginary, but it would have been nice to find, in her account, a semblance of an alien species with an iota of refinement and good taste, diminished, unfortunately by the alleged examination of Betty and Barney.
There are no UFO tales or sightings that tell us extraterrestrials come from a cultured civilization.
Even humans, as barbaric as they often are, leave evidence of a cultured civilization, even when some members are slaughtering others, as outlined in Homer’s opuses.
No, if aliens are visiting Earth, they re doing so like tourists visiting Yellowstone Park and mucking up the natural environment and ruining the vacations of more reserved visitors.
Yes, aliens, should they exist and are coming here, are as barbaric and crude as some humans, and not a species to get excited about.