What is World UFO Day?
Have you ever noticed how artists and filmmakers always seem to depict UFOs with laser beams pointing towards earth? Since we make high quality lasers pointers at Alpec, we’ve been wondering about that, too. UFOs, or Unidentified Flying Objects, have their own day, July 2. Commemorating the day in 1947 when an alleged flying disc fell to earth near Roswell, New Mexico, World UFO Day has been celebrated since 2001. World UFO Day 2023 is a day for enthusiasts around the world to look to the skies to celebrate the existence of UFOs and extraterrestrial life. There’s even a festival in Roswell.
Congress Gives UFOs Some Attention
On May 17, 2022, the House Intelligence Committee’s Counterterrorism, Counterintelligence, and Counterproliferation spent some time discussing UFOs or what the committee referred to as Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon (UAP). They considered a range of possible explanations for the UAPs, from human error and meteorological events to weapons system testing by adversaries to, well, UAPs. While no distinct conclusions were drawn, it is important to note that these were the first hearings looking into UAPs since 1970. The NASA panel held its first public meeting earlier in June.
World UFO Day is Awesome
We think world UFO Day is awesome. It allows us to choose our intellectual course. Some will pursue the idea that alien life is logical and beholden to the laws of evidence-based science. Others may instead allow the mind to step away from the secondary process thinking of the ego and engage solely in the fun of id.
At Alpec, we are choosing the second option. We develop and sell high quality lasers for a living. So we say, bring on the UEPs and UFOs, the science and the theories. If it drives interest in watching the night sky or sparks an interest in astronomy, we are all in. We just want to say hello to the aliens. But don’t point lasers at them or anyone else – safety first!
Unless its War of the Worlds and an invasion is under way – then all bets are off.
This article was first posted on July 11, 2022