Leap from the Shelf

DATELINE:  Not all the Nuts are in Area 51


For a second week, the technical-military approach to the UFO issue has been altered by the hosts of the show Unidentified.

You cannot blame them as the weekly show has become highly repetitive, with their so-called “five” characteristics of UFOs constantly the refrain of every witness and the theorist-hosts. In case you’re wondering, they tell these at the start of every show.

The latest episode goes civilian: “Airline Encounters,” but most of your commercial pilots are former military pilots who have brought their peculiar sightings over to the public world.


If you are alarmed by the dangers of air travel, you will find no comfort in this show. They compound the problems with the unknown, unidentified orbs or crafts that seem to have bad driving habits.


Yes, we have been struck over the years at how high-tech civilizations from other dimensions or galaxies have no driving skills. They crash, go bump in the night, and terrify other travels in the skies.

Fear in the cockpit by your pilot is not something you want to hear. They call in the report—to receive no radar images and scorn from tower people. Your pulsating UFOs all have strobe lights and no surface features. Commercial pilots have given up reporting these phenomena because there is no follow-through—except for a sobriety test.

We expect that travellers from Alpha Centauri have forgotten to pack a lunch and a transponder. They do have their cloaking devices and their warp speed still handy.

There’s an in-house expert who keeps telling us he cannot tell us about top secret, black budget drones that belong at Area 51. Of course, they could belong to Russia or China, or worse to escaped Nazis who have been hiding out with high tech under the ice cap at the South Pole.

The conclusion of the series is not helpful, just like NORAD or some other air traffic controllers. There is no upside to having UFOs flying with impunity around the world.