by Shelt Garner
The following is just for fun. But I have an extremely overactive imagination, so let’s mull it. A small asteroid is headed pretty much straight towards earth and will show up just before Election Day here in the United States.
Just to be silly, let’s imagine if that “asteroid” was actually an alien probe of some sort. The first question is, how would we know?
Well, let’s get some things out of the way first.
I’m of the opinion that just like when Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World everyone pretty much knew the world was round, I think within the scientific community it’s probably assumed the universe is full of life. The issue, of course, is where is everybody?
Then we come to another question — what about how The New York Times keeps telling us in dribs and drabs that the U.S. Government has curious evidence that We Are Not Alone. If aliens have been whizzing around the skies of earth — how did they get here?
Anyway, with that out of the way, let’s go back to the asteroid. I fully believe that the whole thing is going to be a dud. The asteroid will zip by the earth and we won’t even notice because we’ll be so wrapped up in the impending election.
And, yet, what if the asteroid began to slow down as it grew closer to earth? It makes you wonder how the press would handle such a curious event.
Then, if you really wanted to make a leap of imagination, what if the asteroid really was an alien probe and it make itself known somehow? How would that affect things?
It makes you wonder if we could even hold the election in the United States if Election Day was also The Day The Earth Stood Still. Then there’s the whole issue of Trump, well, being Trump. He’s so bonkers God only knows how he would react to First Contact.
But that’s all very delusional of me. I’m sure the asteroid is, in fact, just an asteroid and Election Day will be depressing because the Russians will hack directly into our election systems as predicted.