High Strangeness: UFO Crash Team

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

UFO Crash Team

Since all of UFO world seems to be engaging in wild, unfettered speculation these days, I'm going to engage in a little of my own.

Suppose an alien spacecraft crashed somewhere on earth. Suppose that spacecraft was a "nuts and bolts" construction, i.e., a real physical object.  Once we suppose that, it goes without saying that the beings that built such a craft would be far beyond us in terms of their understanding of science and the cosmos.

With me so far?

If you accept all that, wouldn't it also be reasonable to assume that if that spacecraft crashed somewhere on earth, the aliens would immediately send out a clean-up crew?

That's how I see it. Those things from another world would have their best clean-up crew on the scene so fast it would make a tachyon look like a tortoise. They'd have that crash scene fully CSI'ed and scrubbed clean of every shred of evidence in nanoseconds... if not sooner. They might even manipulate time so that the crash never actually happened!

"Saucer clean-up in Space-Aisle 7! Saucer clean-up in Space Aisle 7!"
As a result, if, let's suppose, a ranch hand came blundering along the crash site the next day, all he would see was, well, whatever a ranch hand normally sees on a ranch... cattle, I guess (non-dismembered).

That's my wild speculation of the day.


Terry the Censor said...

That's assuming a few things, such as a large enough staff and sufficent tech for such an exercise. And sufficient time.

I conjecture:

Aliens might not want to be exposed to danger by sticking around and scrubbing the scene. Extraction of the crew would probably be enough. Maybe they destroy the debris to keep advanced tech from falling into our hands.

I mean, think about it: not only would they have to hide any signs of a crash and the wreckage, they'd have to coverup signs of the cleanup. Ever try to rake up your footprints in a sandtrap without leaving any rake marks or more footprints? Do aliens have such an elevated level of tech for even that?

Mark OC said...

I thought about that too, but then I figured that if they could make it across the galaxy to visit us, then surely they must have the technology to clean up a crash site so that no one ever notices. Haven't you ever heard of the alien super sandtrap rake??

Also, if they can give people amnesia and cause "missing time" in witnesses, they ought to be able to manipulate time so they would have to clean up in a hurry!

Seems to me that once you open the door to advanced alien technology, then they're capable of pretty much anything....

Terry the Censor said...

Yes, invoking alien tech to prove theories gets us into unfalsifiable territory.

My simple mind would suggest that an alien ship could not possibly carry an entire civilisation's tech. The ship would need to be the size of a moon or small planet.

Think about this: aliens don't even have their own land rovers! They walk everywhere. How then can they clean up a crashed saucer by hand? Roll it into a giant ball of foil?

Mark OC said...

I was guessing they would just vaporize it. Seriously, as long as we're speculating, we can make up anything, and it's all equally valid!

Steve Sawyer said...

Oh, you presumptuous naifs!

Have you never considered that the Roswell incident could, ya know, maybe have involved a deliberate crash, or possibly misleading alien "staged display" (ala Vallee)??

Oh...wait. What? Yeah, I guess that scenario doesn't work either...

Never mind.

Mark OC said...

Heeeyyy.... Who are you calling a presumptuous naif??