Archive | April, 2015

Visitors from other realities

Directed by filmmakers James Fox, Tim Coleman and Boris Zubov and narrated by Peter Coyote, Out of the Blue is widely considered one of the best documentary films on UFOs–and its successor, I Know What I Saw, is considered the other. Taking a decidedly scientific—versus science fiction—approach, the film begins with calculations by respected physicists of the number of intelligent civilizations probable in the cosmos, forcing the realization that the likelihood […]

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Jason Preu | The Sasquitch (after James Weldon Johnson)

O brothers mine, take care! Take care! The great Sasquitch rides out to-night. Trust not your batteries nor your lens, Your only safety lies in flight; For in her howl there is a snare, And in her footprint there is a blight. The great Sasquitch you have not seen? Then, younger brothers mine, forsooth, Like nursery children you have looked For ancient Yeti and yon Bigfoot; But no, not so; […]

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Margaret Karmazin | You don’t really want to know

BUT I AM GOING TO TELL YOU ANYWAY. People have always made fun of me. They still do. I get a lot of prank calls. I answer the phone and someone says in a smirky voice, “Help! A UFO is hovering over my house and they’re sending down the tractor beam!” Or “I was abducted last night and this morning I can hardly walk!” followed by gales of laughter. In […]

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John C. Mannone | The last citadel

I. The sun’s heart pulses wildly now glowing brighter, darker, brighter, its fire-skin festooned with sunspots — rupturing, spewing super flares that will singe the cold black on their way here. It won’t be long before the sun bloats with fever, burning land, homes; flashing oceans to steam. No, it won’t be long before the sun steals tomorrow. They will all die. Only a few of us might get away. […]

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