It's almost on-topic for that post, but not quite: and the excerpt is a better fit with this blog.
Airman AB Glipnarf's Big MistakeOne of the very few 'UFO' reports that I think could plausibly involve extraterrestrial intelligence happened in northwestern Minnesota in 1979.
No, I do not think this is proof that We Are Not Alone: but the report is intriguing.
As a writer, I can imagine a story from the point of view of the space aliens: deputy sheriff Johnson could have startled the jittery crew of a vessel, maybe one that wasn't supposed to land in the first place. The alien equivalent of an Air Force AB shot at the patrol car before the commander could stop him/her/it: making a bad situation much worse.
What happens to Airman AB Glipnarf may depend on how many forms the commander needs to fill out; and whether the landing was the result of equipment failure, botched navigation, or something else.
Now I really should get back to work.
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