Mars Attacks

September 10, 2013 at 1:00pm By: Mr. Wilson Posted in The Lincolnite Blog

Aliens invaded Lincoln the other day. Did you notice? The folks at KLKN did. They spotted a flashing light on their TowerCam on September 4th and watched it for about 45 minutes. It didn’t move or do much of anything really, except blink.

It would be easy to dismiss the object as some kind of reflection in the camera lens, except at least one other person caught the object on video. We can rule out a meteorite because it lasted so long, and a comet is out because of the blinking (not to mention the fact that astronomers would have known about it). No airplane could have stayed in one spot so long. Clearly the only option left is aliens. QED.

My guess is that the aliens mistook the Pinnacle Bank Arena for some sort of spaceport. They came, saw that they were wrong about our capabilities, and left. But they’ll be back. After all, one of their kin is playing at the arena on November 23.

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Derek September 10, 2013 at 3:06pm

That’s the biggest thing I take from the story, seriously, I find it odd that a UNL physicist ever made this claim. Surely, they misquoted them, how can anyone with a solid background in physics (or science in general) make that claim. With the infinite vastness of the universe, how could one rule out intelligent life on any other planet but our own? I’d like to see some proof.

peter September 10, 2013 at 4:13pm

There are several campus groups and individuals working with and experimenting with remote control quadro-copters.  One group just received a $900,000 grant.  I’ve seen one in the Ferguson Hall once stood.

But… 45 minutes seems like a rather long time to remain in flight.

Just Thinkin' September 10, 2013 at 6:20pm

Alien life forms heard about Lincoln’s low unemployment, low crime rate, low cost of living and consistent mention in those magazine “Top 10” list. They’re coming to take over. There is always a down side to success.

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