High Strangeness: Scientificiness

Friday, February 27, 2015

Scientificiness

I got this interesting tweet the other day, sent to my @markoconnell_1 Twitter account:
If you do not live in Mexico you can also join #beWITNESS. Scientific evidence of alien life bewitness.mx
When I saw that Mexico was involved, my first thought was that this tweet had something to do with the big "Roswell Slides" reveal coming  up this May 5th in Mexico City. Then I read the bit about "Scientific evidence of alien life" and I knew I was wrong, because of course the "Roswell Slides" reveal has absolutely nothing to do with "Science" or "evidence" or "alien life." 

Needless to say, this piqued my interest. Could there be another spectacular UFO event coming up in Mexico? That would be pretty wild!

Then I clicked on the link and discovered that this was, in fact, nothing more than a pitch for the "Roswell Slides" reveal. What a disappointment... Still, there I was, at the website, staring at a headline announcing "May 5, The Change of The History," so what could I do put plunge forward and try to understand the true scientificiness of this landmark event? 

I am so glad I did, because I watched the slick video on the website, and here's what I learned:
  • "Confirmation of the existence of beings from other planets" is going to be hard to walk back on May 6th
  • The supposed aliens come from not just one planet, but "planets"
  • The slides will be presented with "holographic technology," just like the scientists use
  • "For me, this is a climax," says undoubtedly poorly-translated promoter Jaime Maussan
  • There will be "10,000 witnesses" on May 5
  • The graphic of the crashed saucer looks suspiciously like the crashed saucer image from the 1963 Twilight Zone episode "Death Ship," which in turn used the C57-D spaceship prop from the 1956 movie "Forbidden Planet" -- 'cause it's all about provenance, you know
  • Edgar Mitchell took a wrong turn on his way back from the moon
  • Tickets to the event are available through Ticketmaster
About that last point... I was in so deep already, I didn't see any harm in clicking the Ticketmaster button to see how many greenbacks it would cost me to get a front-row seat at this once-in-a-lifetime event.

A lot. The nosebleed seats are too expensive for me. They're going for a cool $360. The front row seats will set you back a cosmic $1,570. That's a $1,210 premium to sit about 80 feet closer to the scientific evidence.

I ran these numbers past my wife and, after I performed the Heimlich maneuver on her due to the fact that she started choking on her lunch, she said, "No wonder these guys hate it when you make fun of Roswell. It's the goose that laid the golden egg!"

5 comments:

purrlgurrl said...

I think the goose definitely will expel something from its body in Mexico on May 5, 2015. I also think that something won't be a golden egg, if you catch my hint.

Sky Matters said...

With all the money we are saving by not purchasing tickets, we should be able to enjoy a romantic meal somewhere nice.

Terry the Censor said...

> The Change of The History

Because of spellcheck and Google Translate, businesses think they don't have to pay proofreaders. That's why I live in a basement apartment instead of a nice little house.

> Edgar Mitchell took a wrong turn on his way back from the moon

In the video interview with Mitchell, he is extolling the Glenn Dennis story, which has been conclusively demolished by Kevin Randle and others. Getting Mitchell is a crass marketing move (unless he kicks Mike Bara onstage, which would be great spectacle).

> They're going for a cool $360. The front row seats will set you back a cosmic $1,570.

Those are pesos, Mark, not US dollars. So the range is actually $24-$105 US dollars.

Mark OC said...

Well put, purrlgurll and Sky Matters! It will be interesting to see what comes out of the goose on May 5.

Terry, apparently I am guilty of confusing '$' with '$' I was, after all, on the English version of the website, and so drew a logical conclusion. I've always seen ₱ for peso, but apparently I need to bone up on foreign currencies. Anyway, everybody knows that Mexico's average household net-adjusted disposable income per capita is 12,850 USD a year, far below the global average, so the prices still seem pretty steep for the locals.

Mike Huberty said...

I think Don's always been a nice guy. I even covered him for the Badger Herald when he came to UW to do a presentation almost twenty years ago. But if these slides turn out to be as egregious as the alien autopsy video then we should probably publicly excoriate him at the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference!