High Strangeness: Hanging Out My Shingle

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Hanging Out My Shingle

I am a little disappointed with Craigslist. I just posted an ad on CL, offering my services as a UFO Investigator to the people of the Greater Chicago area, but I'll be surprised if I'm bombarded with responses to the ad. The problem is that Craigslist does not have  acategory under its Services section that makes any real sense for a UFO Investigator... Do I list myself under "Skilled Trade?" "Creative?" Therapeutic?"

In the end I chose to list the ad in the "Small Biz" category, not because I liked it, but because I had no other real choice. What I'm doing really isn't a business, and there's nothing small about it.

So... in the normal course of things, it seems unlikely that I'll get much business from my CL ad. But since when does UFO research follow the normal course of things?

With that in mind, here is the text of my Craigslist ad:

"Have you seen strange objects or phenomenon in the sky that you can't explain? Do you have "missing time" episodes that you can't remember? Have you been abducted by alien beings and taken to their ship? 
"If you've been dissatisfied with the services provided by other UFO Investigators, contact me. I'll investigate your case and help you understand the true nature of of your experience. No charge for services. Discretion is assured.
 "UFOs only; I do not investigate Bigfoot sightings, poltergeist activity, out of body episodes, or past life experiences."

I believe that whatever force is behind the UFO phenomenon will lead people to share their UFO stories with me. And I believe that I will be solicited by a lot of small business service providers.

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