Tag Archives: aliens

imagine aliens and their lifestyle.

Note upfront: this could be considered an #NSFW post depending on your work, so be aware of that.

Aliens as often seen on TV

Right. We all know about aliens, be it from close encounters of the third kind, or from films like Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. (These are the up-close, personal ones, in case you don’t know.)

Imagine you have the opportunity to visit their planet (and you can actually live there. Air is important, as is food, and there are some more things like that).

What would you expect of their lifestyle? Would you expect it to be like ours? The same social norms? Like having a family, children, a house and the local equivalent of a car? Having dinner together –

STOP.

Let’s assume something’s different here. Let’s assume that eating on that planet is considered something you only do in private. Like we go to the toilet in private. I know, it’s perhaps a mental stretch, but stretch with me and think of that for a moment. Because it could be true. Something we on Earth consider to be normal and social could be totally unheard of, doing it in public on our alien planet.

I’m sure you can think of a few moments here. Keep that thought.

Maybe these aliens don’t have marriage but they live in large communes where kids are born and raised among everyone, not among just two of the species. Or three.

And maybe they are a bit different in appearance. That could be, right? Plenty of scifi films have projected possible alien creatures for us, and they might be even weirder than we can imagine. Up to the point of…

Image from paradox plaza.

… them not wearing clothes, or any other kind of body cover. Is that possible? I think it is. Humans on Earth started wearing clothes to protect themselves from the cold, not out of modesty. (The whole Adam and Eve story in which they covered themselves because of shame is nothing but that – a story).

How would you feel about going to such a planet, where aliens like the one in the previous image walk around uncovered? Unhindered? Free as a bird, or whatever flying animal cruises the skies there?

Would you call those aliens indecent, based on the cultural and religious dogmas you had implanted as a child? Or would you be open-minded enough to accept that way of life? And would you adopt that lifestyle if that is required to be there, walk around and interact with these aliens?

Would you feel… ashamed to be naked?

And how long, if so, do you think you would feel that shame?

I think you’d be surprised about how quickly that feeling would fade.

Crop circles. Made by aliens?

Crop circles. Who has not heard of them, and seen pictures of impressive, beautiful and incomprehensible patterns that seem to have been stamped into fields all over the world?

The first crop circles appeared in the 1970s. These were small and simple. As time progressed, the images became more complex and elaborate, as the example above. Popular assumption is that these forms are made by aliens who want to inform us of their presence this way.

The aliens are coming

 

Do you really believe that aliens will cross vast amounts of space for who knows how many months or even years, just to baffle us by stamping patterns in fields? Would they do only that, to let us know that they are out there, that we should know they are out there, and that there is no way we can detect them?

 

Another idea could of course be that they arrived looking for intelligent life and found only us, and to pass the time they want to entertain themselves by making us dream up all kinds of wild ideas about aliens.

The interesting bit when you regard a crop circle pattern is that it always consists of straight lines and circles. Both are quite easily made by long ropes and central pins. Bring together a number of people, roll out the ropes and stomp the grass or grain flat. You’d be amazed how much you can do with a good group that is all geared up and motivated. There you have your aliens.

 

A different thing are for instance the enormous drawing on the Nazca plains in Peru. That is not something you do with a few ropes, these drawings are just too large for that. These drawings are miles long and only recognisable when you go up in the air. In fact, these patterns were only discovered when mankind started to fly, in the early 1920s.

Interesting things to think about…