High Strangeness: UFOs, Cookies & Republicans

Friday, February 3, 2012

UFOs, Cookies & Republicans

Red Alert! Another UFO has been sighted in Wisconsin, this time by someone who is not me.

According to the report posted today at UFO Stalker, the sighting took place yesterday, February 2nd, 2012, in the south central Wisconsin town of Ripon. Up until now, Ripon, WI, has been famous for two things. It is the home of Rippin' Good Cookies...

... and it is the birthplace of the Republican Party.

One of these things makes people smile, and one doesn't. I'll leave it to you to sort out which is which.

Back to Ripon's third claim to fame, the UFO sighting. The witness was up at 5:30 a.m., leaving for work. Perhaps he or she works the early shift at the cookie factory. I'm not sure, but I'm assuming that everyone in town works at the cookie factory. Anyway, as the cookie maker was walking to his or her car, he or she was looking at the stars in the sky, and noticed a star that wasn't a star; it was a UFO.

It was, in fact, five times larger than a star, and much brighter. It moved slowly and noiselessly across the sky until it went out of sight, perhaps somewhere behind the cookie factory. The witness reports that because of his or her military training, he or she knew it could not be an airplane or helicopter.

The report is sketchy. The witness freely admits that he or she did not attempt to take a picture or record any video, knowing that the picture quality would have been "beyond poor." Perhaps sensing that this lax attitude might be unacceptable to serious UFO investigators, the witness does close with this: "I did, however, note the time." Well, have a cookie.

What to make of the report? Cookie makers are not known for their keen powers of observation, and obviously they cannot be counted on to snap a quick photo. However, after one examines all the facts and reads between the lines and applies a bit of creative analysis, a picture starts to emerge. Could the witness have seen this...???

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