Friday, August 20, 2010

UFO Sighting . . .

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While clear out on the island of Ouessant last Saturday, walking along by the lighthouse museum, suddenly, with an incredibly vibrant searing and tearing apart of the skies above us, a large green and black UFO came hurtling and sizzling down from the heavens, then put on the brakes with a gut-wrenching whoooosh, and softly settled to earth, landing just inches from us. Naturally, I couldn't help but step back to take a picture of it, and here is the proof of it.
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And this is what he saw . . . as he heard the aliens tapping inside their eggshell . . . After having travelled halfway across the known universe over the past twenty million years, the spaceship was naturally a bit rusty.
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35 comments:

The Pliers said...

That is sooooo Jules Verne!

Lydia said...

Really cool. It reminds me a lot of the acid ball that was an integral part of a paper processing plant that existed for years on the Willamette River in Salem OR. That area in recent years has become a waterfront park and the acid ball became eco-Earth. Two sites with before-and-after images: #1 and #2.

There's hope for this UFO fixer-upper (I noticed your labels) yet!

Steve said...

That looks like a pregnant mother darlek. Though how it got to be pregnant is a scenario I don't want to think about.

Peter said...

And you left the aliens inside? Of course, after twenty million years, one day more or less...!

mythopolis said...

The most startling evidence I have seen since the Roswell, New Mexico incident. And the rusty patina confirms our hypothesis that there is water out there in the distant universe. I hope if they abduct you, you will send some photos back. The ones from the Hubble are too vague.

Of course, my paranoid side worries it is a giant alien egg pod soon to hatch a slobbery monster with enormous teeth. If that should happen, please send us photos from inside the belly of the beast.

lgsquirrel said...

Did they find intelligent life or were they disappointed cause there were no squirrels there?

TechnoBabe said...

That UFO needs to check in for an upgrade. Ha.

Stickup Artist said...

Run if they present you with a cookbook called To Serve Man! Come to think of it, that UFO looks suspiciously like the old time Bar-b-q grills! Run Owen, run! Love that rusty shot.

...louciao... said...

Good thing the papparazzi were there to capture you capturing IT, digitally speaking. And where was your towel??? Taking unnecessary risks at your age. Tsk tsk. Oh, they weren't unnecessary, I stand corrected: you had to capture the moment to bring it back alive to your blog pals. For which which we are truly grateful. Truly madly deeply. Or truly deeply mad, not sure.

Karine A. said...

Une boule volante !! Quelle chance tu as eue Owen !!
Il faut un regard riche de l'émerveillement de l'enfance pour la découvrir... et la sagesse de qui sait lire les secrets des vieux objets pour l'entendre raconter son histoire....

Catherine said...

all very reminiscent of that wonderful short story "Meteor" by John Wyndham....summer greetings from mexico - nice to be visiting your blog again...

Owen said...

Hey Pliers !

Very Jules Verne indeed... he would have loved this place, I'm sure, it was actually a big old sea bouy outside the lighthouse museum at the very far western tip of Ouessant. If you every have the opportunity to get out there, go for it, it's like going back in time... a protected place where life has evolved differently, a bit like the Galapagos...

Owen said...

Hey Lydia,
Many thanks for those links, that's pretty incredible what they did with that acid vat... the after version as an eco-earth looks amazing... As for hope for this old bouy, it just needs a little rust treatment and some fresh paint, but then again, I sort of like it just as it is... but then I sort of like a few creases and smile lines and crinkles around the eyes on a woman's face, far prefer that than to botox treatments or facelifts...
:-)

Owen said...

Steve, is it Dalek or Darlek ? The old Dr Who series ??? And yes, let's not try to imagine how it might have gotten pregnant, or you may have to revive your cartoon drawing skills... which were quite good !

Owen said...

Hi Peter, yeah, I was chicken and anyway the hatches were rusted so tightly shut I couldn't have let them out if I'd wanted to...

Owen said...

Hi Myth,
This is actually the second post I've done about a UFO sighting. The first one can be found by clicking the "Reflections" label, and then going back aways, to when a flying saucer was spotted reflected in a shop window. After that first post I actually got an e-mail from a very serious UFO organisation, who wanted to know if it was for real...
:-)

Owen said...

Dear LGS,
It smelled like they were just barbecuing some squirrels for lunch in fact... so I guess they found some somewhere along the line...

Mahon said...

Vos photos sont vraiment très belles, j'aime beaucoup votre concept et votre blog est agréable a parcourir ! je vais vous suivre avec un grand plaisir, je me permets de vous laissez un commentaire en Français car je vois que vous l'étes !
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Nevine said...

That looks like the perfect time machine... of old! Yes, poor guy is a bit rusty at the hinges and... just about everywhere. But we're all going to be rusty one day... so how about it?

Now, if only we could step inside, push a button, and this thing would take us to an imagined place... a place that exists only in our minds... that would be quite something for the human race. Or no, it might actually prove our annihilation. See, my mind is going off again. Always, that happens when I look at your pics, Owen. I'd better pull myself away... it's Saturday morning, and I have much to do, and cannot sit here and dream of alternate existences!

Hope your Saturday and Sunday are just blooming, Owen!

Nevine

Sar@h said...

Abus de Chouchen, nuit !

Ce n'est pas un OVNI, mais une boule de lavage de l'époque préhistorique !

En harmonie avec ce bateau qui dépérit dans la frame !

Bon week-end Owen !

Alberto Oliver said...

A quite Rusty spaceship,,they must have departed from their faraway galaxy ages ago!! Haha,,maybe it is even perhaps a diesel Flying saucer and not one of those ultra modern vehicles with Hyperspace impulsor. And let´s EU authorities not catch them, otherwise they will fine out them poor aliens for driving a not so friendly-with-the environment device.

Have a great intergallactic Sunday Owen =)=)

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The Sagittarian said...

ooh, so while you were taking photos of IT, do you think they were taking pix of you? Best sleep with one eye open...(and buttocks firmly clenched)

James said...

Very cool. I have some pictures of my own "UFO" but mine doesn't have beautiful old green paint and rust like this.

Owen said...

TehcnoB., for sure, I think it's due for its 20 million lightyear revision...

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Hi Stickup,
Am running for all I'm worth... to Serve Man ! Pretty bad. Like the Chinese cookbook about 101 Ways to Wok Your Dog... Eating customs differ from culture to culture I guess, but we might look tasty to aliens I suppose...
:-)

Owen said...

Ah Lynne, there you are... and what about deeply madly true ? Makes me think of Greg Browns beautiful song Cold and Dark and Wet... Yeah, it's tough having paparazzi follow one around everywhere, even on remote islands, the price of fame, eh ?

As for my towel, it was in my day bag on my back... weren't your x-ray eyes working there for a moment ? A towel is a necessity when visiting islands where little hidden coves may be found with beaches one has to oneself... and the paparazzi... The photos of me changing into bathing trunks will probably turn up in Paris Match any day now...
:-)

Owen said...

Bonjour Karine ! (A.)
Et oui, l'émerveillement, ce n'est pas ça qui manque ici, je suis facilement émerveillé, il y a tellement de choses sublimes dans ce bas monde, quand on regarde de plus près. Quant à la sagesse... ça, je ne sais pas, je pensais qu'en prenant un peu d'age, que l'on devrait devenir plus sage, mais je ne suis pas certain que c'est le cas pour ce crapaud...
sigh...
En esperant que de jolis tableaux sont en cours dans ton atelier...

Owen said...

Hi Catherine, Good to see you back out and about, after a bit of vacation and travelling. Hoping you had a marvellous time, and à bientôt...

Owen said...

Mahon,
Un très grand merci, pour ce petit mot sympa, et pour ta visite tout court. Toujours un plaisir de découvrir que l'on arrive à tomber sur ce blog obscur parmi les millions de blogs qui existent. Je suis allé faire un petit tour chez toi, visiblement on a des goûts en commun, les églises, les graffiti, et autres objets insolites... un plaisir de découvrir, je reviendrai...
Merci encore, et à un de ces 4...

Owen said...

Hi Nevine,
Et oui, we ain't gettin' younger, eh, just rustier...

Would be lovely if we could get inside, push a button, and end up halfway across the universe, on another planet, where life evolved, but missed the turning point that called for shallow stupidity to become prevalent, and left life to develop in more reverent forms, respecting their planet... I'm getting a little worried about this one... but for now, it's the only one we have. And I did get in to try pushing buttons, but they were all rusted so badly they wouldn't take me anywhere... Well, at least we still have the blogosphere to explore, seeking sanity and beauty...

Owen said...

Bonjour Sarah, effectivement, c'est sûrement cela... bien que, je ne suis pas sûr de vouloir voir les laveuses qui utiliseraient une boule de lavage de cette taille là ! Courage, fuyons !

En esperant que tout va bien avec la nage et les photos... je n'ai fait qu'une visite éclair en Brétagne cet été... trop de boulot...

Owen said...

Hi Alberto !
Yeah, for sure, better hope the intergalactic highway inspectors don't pull them over, probably all sorts of violations just waiting to get written up... could even get impounded... Am going to send them over to the local UFO garage for a few repairs. If they don't have me for lunch first.
Many thanks, good to see you out and around...

Owen said...

Saj !

I'll be sleeping on my back in that case, which I don't usually do, with a laser or two handy...

Owen said...

Hey James,
Hope we'll get to see your UFO then at some point... Actually, I'm starting to think that there are more of them out there than we realize, we just don't always recognize them for what they are. But you can be certain, we are being watched...
:-)

Roxana said...

you taking pictures :-)

i get nostalgic!