Ever since Roswell, Americans have been fascinated by the prospect of little green men from the moon or Mars, and of abduction and alien invasion. Great movies have depicted all the possibilities from love ins to mass destruction.
What's fascinating is that most people don't ask a simple question: Why don't they land and talk to us, trade with us, offer friendship?
I have to ask back to that question, who in their right mind would land in a place where they would be shot, dissected and put on display like animals?
Anyone intelligent enough to ply the space lanes between worlds and star systems would also be bright enough to keep a safe distance from the crazy natives below.
You look at our world's record of how it treats what we consider to be less than ourselves, and it's not too good.
What's great about science-fiction is that it takes those phobias and crazies and extrapolates them into movies or TV programs that ask the question: What if?
Even Hitler had a fascination for saucers and believed to his dying day that there were giants in the earth who flew flying saucers.
India has a history of flying saucers that predates Western History entirely. They have records of atomic wars and vehicles that can travel to the stars and under the water.
And yet, the same question remains, if man is so smart, then why is he still so alone in the universe?
Or is that a myth and a lie.
I met someone once who was friends with Bob Lazar, an engineer who worked out at Area 51, who told this young man that he had been working on reverse engineering 9 different kinds of saucers.
So to all those who believe, and to all those who would like to and to the rest who just love a great science fiction tale or movie...I dedicate this slideshow to flying saucers.
Long may they fly!