High Strangeness: Intruder Alert!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Intruder Alert!

The other day, the guy who was bagging my groceries at the supermarket asked me how the planning was coming along for the Million Intruder March. That's the kind of town I live in.

I was both delighted and dismayed that Dxxxxx asked me that, because while I appreciate the interest, in truth I haven't done any planning at all. I just kind of figure it will all come together spontaneously. Or maybe even by itself.

What is the Million Intruder March, you ask? Well, I am gathering a group of one million people to storm the gates of Area 51 and let the world see once and for all what the government keeps hidden there. The idea, first voiced by UFO author Richard Dolan, is that the guards can gun down a few intruders, but they can't gun down a million! At least one or two of us would get through, and then... it's non-consensual Disclosure time.
See that teensy little heavily-armed vehicle at the top of the hill? That's all that stands between us and glory!
I've written about the MIM here and here, and you can sign up to join here. I think you'll agree it's a pretty terrific idea, and one whose time has come. And I fully intend to be there. There'll be t-shirts and everything.

But there's this complication...

Suddenly I'm kinda sorta invited to this gathering of the Council of Elders of the UFO world that very same week. I'm not even sure what that event might entail, but I know it could provide invaluable material for my J. Allen Hynek book (there, I lost half my readers by mentioning the book...). But can I soak up the combined knowledge of over a dozen UFO experts on September 13th through 15th and still make it out to Rachel, NV on the 19th to lead the charge into Area 51? That only gives me, really, four days to plan the MIM, which seems a bit problematic. I'll have to get to Nevada with all those t-shirts. And write an inspiring pre-march speech. That speech is key.

My worry is that I'll be so wrapped up in planning the MIM, which is a really a once in a lifetime thing, that I won't make the most of my time with the Council of Elders of the UFO world, which is also a once in a lifetime thing. See, I wasn't invited by the host; I was invited by a guest, who didn't clear it with the host, and the host, while he hasn't barred me from attending, hasn't exactly rolled out the red carpet either. So, it seems unlikely that I would ever be invited again. Hence, the need to make the most of the opportunity at hand.

So, really, now that I think about it, it'll be one long week of intruding into places where I'm not welcome.

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