High Strangeness: Copyright Violation

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Copyright Violation

If you don't want to get in trouble, stop reading this right now, then close this page and erase your browser history. Do it NOW, because I'm about to commit a flagrant and serious copyright violation and I don't want to drag you down with me.

The following images are from the MUFON Field Investigator's Manual, and they are copyrighted. Truth be told, I've been getting a bit bored with my studies. The Manual just goes on and on about investigation techniques and ethics, and it saves all the cool stuff about cattle mutilation and alien encounters until the very end. So, to stave off boredom and to keep myself motivated, I decided to skip ahead.

I'm glad I did, because at the end of the "Special Cases: Entity Cases," chapter I came across a treasure trove of alien artwork. It turns out that MUFON has a "Staff Artist," and this staff artist has pulled out all the stops in depicting no less than 16 different types of "entities." Amazing stuff, as you will see.

Apparently, the idea is that when I investigate a case involving a sighting of or contact with an alien entity, I am to show these 16 images to the witness and ask if the entity he or she encountered bears any resemblance to any of the images...

In this post we'll look at the first page and images A, B. C and D:

I know all about image A. That's one of the silver-skinned, lobster-clawed dudes that took Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker aboard their UFO in Pascagoula, MS back in 1973.

Images B, C, and D are your classic alien "greys" in what seem to be a variety of emotional states, ranging from reserved (B), to peeved (C) to "I'm gonna kill you" (D). (Of course, if you saw entity D, that was probably the last thing you ever saw, so you would not even be participating in this interview).

There's an alternative theory, however, that must be considered. Entities B, C and D remind me of nothing less than the friendly non-language-specific pain-scale faces you see in the doctor's office, like these:

Really, for all I know, entity B Hurts Little More, entity C Hurts Even More, and entity D Hurts Whole Lot. It is a possibility, so I will try to be more sympathetic...

Oh, damn, I bet I just violated copyright by swiping that image of the pain scale! Hurts Whole Lot!

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