Ah, fair enough. The lower right looks a little bit like an open mouth, so combined with the "arm", it reminded me of a "ranting politician" - or maybe a "hell-fire-and-brimstone" preacher.
As for the article on aliens ... I'm sorry, but I'm not convinced - especially because, at first, the NY Times says:
The Department of Defense confirmed what seekers of extraterrestrial life have long hoped to be true: They’re real.
(What's real? Aliens?)
But then the NY Times says:
At least, these three videos are.
(A-ha! So, the footage is real, not the aliens.)
Then the NY Times says:
The videos, captured by naval aviators, show objects hurtling through the sky, one rotating against the wind, and pilots can be heard expressing confusion and awe. When they first appeared online, they breathed new life into the decades-long conversation about whether interstellar visitors had ever come to Earth.
All right, now we're getting into the meat of the story. Fine ... but the videos don't actually prove
anything, spacecraft or otherwise. We don't know, and we can't tell, if it was aliens or not. It could be ... or it might not be. We just don't know. *shrug*
By the way, this article is very vague about when this took place. I thought this was about the original sightings in the 1940s until I clicked on the link to the second article
and found it happened in 2004.
Lastly, I found this interesting:
The Pentagon’s release cheered enthusiasts in the search for extraterrestrial life, even though experts caution that earthly explanations usually exist for such sightings — and that when people don’t know why something happened, it does not mean it happened because of aliens.
Exactly! The experts (whoever they may be) are right. Just because we don't know, it doesn't mean that aliens are involved. That's like the old "A wizard did it and ran away" joke.
Besides, I've seen way too many stories that claim alien involvement in anything, from Stonehenge to the Pyramids to Machu Picchu. It's ridiculous.
Don't get me wrong: I'm not saying that aliens definitely don't
exist. We just don't have any proof that they do
exist. If there was such a proof - if we could even communicate with them - how fascinating that would be!
I think I understand why people want to believe in aliens. The universe is vast and hostile to human life, apart from our own little blue-green planet. We would like to believe that we're not alone in it. It's the same psychological need that makes people believe in elves, pixies, unicorns etc. We don't have any proof of any of those things, but that doesn't stop people from believing. (If we had
proof, people wouldn't bother to believe. What's the point of believing in something that exists? It'd be like believing in the postman.
The post is out there!)