Contact!(?)

Rocky Mountain News via Huffington Post:

A video that purportedly shows a living, breathing space alien will be shown to the news media Friday in Denver.
Jeff Peckman, who is pushing a ballot initiative to create an Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver to prepare
the city for close encounters of the alien kind, said the video is authentic and convinced him that aliens exist.

So why am I calling BS/publicity stunt/publicity whore? Just a feeling in my bones. That or he’s a whack job.

There is, of course the chance that he actually does have a LIVING BREATHING SPACE ALIEN on tape. We’re being made to wait until the documentary that features the video is released, presumably tomorrow.

But now I’m wondering why something this potentially mind-blowingly, monumentally important to the entire planet (and which would have enormous ramifications with regard to every single religion humans have ever invented, not to mention every branch of science we currently explore) has sat around waiting to be edited into a documentary.

I’m remaining skeptical until I see it (which requires absolutely no effort on my part, I see Phil Plait at Bad Astronomy shares my laziness :)). Of course there’s the chance it’s trickery: special effects are getting so ridiculously good it could easily be just a clever plug for something. However, Jeff Peckman, who I assume is the film’s owner if not the guy who shot it, is a believer in ETs and is attempting to create that Extraterrestrial Affairs Commission in Denver to prepare the city for Contact (how exactly do you prepare for the completely unexpected anyway?). No true believer, you’d think, would be comfortable with such a cynical use of his prized footage.

Can’t wait to see it. It’s the most highly anticipated blurry, dark, IR-vision home-video story since that one with that spoiled rich tramp in it … wonder if the ETs retinas will reflect the IR like hers did? Maybe the ET doesn’t have retinas at all – perhaps he has compound vision like insects do! Might not even be a he – or a she! Attack Of The Blinky Hermaphrodites! Careful though, it might even be working with our enemies, y’know – the ones that are jealous of and want to destroy our FREEDOMS!! Oh noes!! We should have Michelle Malkin look at the tape to see if the little bugger’s wearing any offensive jihadist accessories