Tuesday, March 07, 2006

It's Rainin' (little red) Men!

This image was originally posted at Armageddon Online

I don't know what to think about the article, Red rain could prove that aliens have landed. It's bloggable, but I don't know how plausible it is.
On 25 July, 2001, blood-red rain fell over the Kerala district of western India. And these rain bursts continued for the next two months. All along the coast it rained crimson, turning local people's clothes pink, burning leaves on trees and falling as scarlet sheets at some points.
After dismissing the initial explanation that winds had carried red sands from Arabia, Louis Godfrey, a physicist from Mathatma Ghandi University has postulated that it may be the latest chapter in the War of the Worlds,
'If you look at these particles under a microscope, you can see they are not dust, they have a clear biological appearance.' Instead Louis decided that the rain was made up of bacteria-like material that had been swept to Earth from a passing comet. In short, it rained aliens over India during the summer of 2001.
My mind turns to evil terrestrial scientists before considering the extra-terrestrial possibilities, but this may just be lessons learned from Area 51. Was it more plausible to believe that those mysterious lights zipping around the Nevadan night skies were UFO's or secret military prototypes? Is it more plausible now to envision extra terrestrials invading Earth in scarlet rain or that the US military is simply testing their new top secret weather machine?

The first possibility sounds an awful lot like the movie Chubby Rain within Steve Martin's Bowfinger. The second possibility just sounds like more of what we have come to expect from the Pentagon, including; dolphin assassins, rat-bots, and of course, rods from God.

And if it turns out that Louis Godfrey is right, all I have to say is, It's raining men, Hallelujah!

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