Posts Tagged ‘arrested’
Two college guys just recently got arrested for a UFO hoax. You can watch the news reel online: http://www.yahoo.com/?r956=1238991604
But there are so many problems here. Seriously? A UFO hoax – on April Fool’s Day no less! There’s a very strong part of me that says, look, if you got taken by a practical joke (and believe me, I have!) then you suck up and laugh with everyone else. You don’t arrest the offending party. These guys weren’t even streaking anywhere, for God’s sakes!
And all this coverage – including them getting arrested – really puts a damper on my own plans. When I was a kid my father taught me how to make a “UFO”. (My grandfather taught me how to catch vultures and monkeys (not at the same time), so being taught how to make a UFO didn’t seem out of the ordinary in my family.) While my Dad did warn me that several people who had made and launched fake UFOs in the past had brought the FBI to their doorsteps, I never fully believed this. And have subsequently had ‘make and launch fake UFO’ on my bucket list since I was small. You know, just one of those ‘when the time is right’ ideas tucked in the back of my head.