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Butch’s Brew
By Butch Meriwether
The subjects of this blog will be diversified, sometimes cute or funny and hopefully, will address interesting subjects. However, there may be times when I believe a particular subject needs to be “championed” and addressed. I hope my blogs will inform, inspire emotion and to cause people to think. If you want to contact me other than through comments to my blogs, I can be reached by emailing me at butchsbrew@frontier.com.
Thursday, April 18, 2013

Are we honestly alone?

 Butch Meriwether

My wife Chris and I were watching a TV program the other night called "Aliens - The Definitive Guide," and it got me thinking.

I don't know about you, but there have been times when I feel as if someone is watching me or I sense a presence of someone or something near me that I can't see. There have also been times where some ghostly figures have appeared I couldn't explain.

Before I jump headfirst into the subject I am about to embark upon, I can just hear the theologians, scientists and hardcore believers of the various religions of the world saying I must be a nut job for broaching the subject.

No, I didn't consume any alcohol beverages, smoke any "funny stuff" and/or chew on some peyote before I decided to write about what has been haunting me for a very long time.

Darn, I have to admit there have even been times when I even heard voices in my head. Yep, people might be now saying Butch is cuckoo, loony, has a few screws loose or is "off his rocker." Well I'm not, and maybe the voices in my head were some advanced beings communicating with me.

Let me start by saying I'm just as sane as the next person. Oh, that's another subject that may become a future blog - sanity and what is its true meaning. Oscar Levant (1906 - 1972), an American actor, pianist and composer, once wrote, "There is a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line."

I remember once a friend and I were traveling through an isolated portion of the Southern California desert during a very dark and starless night when we spotted a bright light on the horizon. As we watched, the light moved extremely quickly through the sky, stopped for a brief period of time only about a quarter of a mile from us, and hovered about 1,000 feet above the ground. A bluish-green light emitted from underneath it and shined down onto the desert floor. The UFO suddenly began moving extremely fast away from our location and then made a 90-degree turn, disappearing over the horizon. I would estimate the craft was traveling more than a couple thousand miles per hour when it made the 90-degree turn. I have to tell you that there's no aircraft currently that I know of with that capability. The G-force of the turn would have killed the pilot and torn the aircraft apart.

Here is something I guess I should ask everyone: Do you believe we are alone in the universe?

If most everyone believes Heaven and Earth was created by God, then I should ask why they are so arrogant to think God created this vast space called the universe and only placed us in it. As Mr. Spock of Star Trek fame would say, "Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth." I say we are not alone.

There are those who also question who God is. Some have hinted that God may actually be a being, an extraterrestrial from another planet, and we on Earth are just experiments - failed or otherwise.

Others have indicated they think beings from another planet are keeping an eye on us to ensure we won't screw up the universe.

Here is another novel idea; maybe Earth is just a dropping off point for those socially unacceptable beings or criminals the extraterrestrials no longer want on their planet. Maybe Earth is actually a giant penal colony on what was an uninhabited planet and was established as an underdeveloped portion of the Universe, to detain "cast outs." Maybe God or an extraterrestrial established Earth to be like Australia was when England shipped criminals and riffraff to that large body of land. Possibly God or extraterrestrials believed in the theory "out of sight, out of mind" and decided Earth was a great place to deposit those unwanted beings. It would surely explain a lot of the behavior of people on Earth.

No, I am not speaking blasphemy, but I am attempting to insert another point of view some haven't thought of, debated or refuse to discuss.

I don't know about you, but I honestly believe there are others (call them what you want) residing in the universe or beyond and they may even be living among us and observing us.

If there are extraterrestrials on our planet or floating above Earth in their advanced "cloaked" spacecraft, they're probably saying, "Why should we make contact now with these creatures? They are killing each other. We must wait until they become less barbaric." The Boston Marathon massacre this weekend is a prime example of humans killing humans.

These aliens may even take on the appearance of human beings and could be the Smiths and/or the Joneses living right next to you. OK, I understand the people living next to you don't have a spaceship parked in the garage, but you might want to digest this idea. They could use teleportation as their form of transportation to and from their stealth spacecraft, besides them using that 1953 Rambler station wagon to drive to and from their work and the grocery store.

Are we failed extraterrestrial experiments? Are we a giant penal colony and this is why human beings were originally brought to Earth? Was it a divine intervention and we all came from Adam and Eve? Is Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection through the discipline of population genetics the true reason we ended up on Earth? I have and continue to contemplate the various ideas and concepts as to how we came to be on Earth.

Archaeologists have discovered prehistoric petroglyphs throughout the world that they believe are cave drawing depictions of ancient aliens visiting Earth and of spacecraft. I guess non-believers and skeptics can't say the petroglyphs are modern-day graffiti by someone who had nothing better to do, since many of them where found in caves inhabited by ancient people.

Hey, I can also think of numerous other premonitions, thoughts of déjà vu and/or unexplained possible extraterrestrial instances that I've experienced over the years, but I don't believe I need to attempt reinforcing what I've been saying and believe.

The U.S. government continually attempts to debunk stories of UFO sightings and crashes for whatever reason. Are they afraid they will cause mass hysteria if they admit there are extraterrestrials visiting Earth on a normal basis? Another idea or thought is they (our government officials) don't want us to know about extraterrestrials because they (some politicians) are not actually of this world. That would be another explanation for the lack of a "birth certificate." I believe most intelligent people know we are not alone.

Roswell, N.M. is a prime example of the government's continued plausible deniability of UFOs. However, facts and eyewitness accounts have recently surfaced from military personnel who were in Roswell during 1947, saying there were actually two crash sites - the original one in early 1947 and the second a short time later in which they believe the extraterrestrials returned to Earth in another UFO for a recovery mission to retrieve the bodies of the "spacemen" from the original crash.

In 1997, dozens of people saw lights in a V-formation over Phoenix, a mystery that was captured on videotape and spurred calls for a government investigation. The original explanation by the government for the lights was military flares, but it has now been learned the military was not participating in any training that night.

Even former President Jimmy Carter reported to have seen a UFO in Leary, Ga., in October 1969. "It was the darndest thing I've ever seen," Carter said before becoming president. "It was big, it was very bright, it changed colors and it was about the size of the moon. We watched it for ten minutes, but none of us could figure out what it was. One thing's for sure, I'll never make fun of people who say they've seen unidentified objects in the sky."

There is even Mohave County folklore that a UFO either crashed or landed north of Kingman in 1953. All I can say is the Brownie box cameras were around then, but no one seems to have taken a photograph of the alleged UFO sighting or crash site. I know I always have my Nikon camera equipment with me just in case I catch sight of a UFO or happen upon a UFO crash.

Just about everyone has seen what they believe are ghosts, UFOs or some other strange thing that occurred or has happened to them at one point in their life. Was it God, a Guardian Angel or some being not of Earth? I don't think anyone can actually put a finger on it; we'll just have to accept it for what it is - an unexplained occurrence until such time we actually have scientific proof.

Boxer Muhammad Ali, actors Ed Asner, Cliff Robertson, William Shatner, Will Smith, Glenn Ford and Warren Beatty, radio talk show host Art Bell, explorer Christopher Columbus, news broadcaster Walter Cronkite, singer and movie stars Sammy Davis Jr. and Elvis Presley, musicians/singers Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Olivia Newton-John, Elvis Presley and Mel Torme are just a few of the well-known people who have claimed to have seen UFOs.

What I can't comprehend is why do most human beings believe we are the superior race when every cat, dog and other pet/family members from a loving home are spoiled and we wait on them hand and paw? Maybe we were put on Earth to serve the masters, but overall, we aren't doing a very good job of it. Look how we are destroying the Earth's precious resources.

Maybe the reason extraterrestrials haven't contacted us is because people like me wouldn't let them get a word in edgewise or continually interrupt them. But that's the topic for another blog.

Reader Comments

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2013
Article comment by: gun owner 000

A group of aliens landed in Washington DC recently. They returned to their ship and left after determining there was no intelligent life on Earth.

Posted: Monday, May 20, 2013
Article comment by: duke's brother

Why in the world religion invariably gets drawn into a conversation involving U.F.O. is beyond me.There is no recognized religion I'm aware of that has ever preached on the subject Pro or Con.

Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Article comment by: Andrew Cazares

Butch, you only need to read books like Communion by Whitley Strieber and others by Bud Hopkins and more to realize what is happening, The aliens are doing medical and genetic research with humans, hybrids, and as you mention beings that are identical to us. Their technology is incredible and incomprehensible to the likes of us. My step daughter, her husband, and their children are abductees and have unbelievable tales to tell, though they are reluctant to,and I have to work hard to pry it out of them. I must warn you that the more you find out the more frightening and real it becomes and you soon realize it is best left alone.

Comment by Czarcat

Posted: Sunday, May 12, 2013
Article comment by: Del Ray

go to the boarder, thousands of aliens land on the north side each day

Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Article comment by: pl .....

www.http://davesweb.cnchost.com/Apollo1.html ----- you may wish to visit this take on the "moon landings", which begins with a quote from Werner von Braun (father of all those space missions) portraying as absolutely ludicrous what we are to accept as fact. That may illuminate your views on this discussion thread topic. I would personally welcome any intelligent feedback here from this particular link.

Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Article comment by: Jay Armanis

well, as stated in the movie, First Contact, if there is no life on other planets, what a waste of space, we are probably very primitive and barbaric compared to them, i.e. the Boston Bombings and wars in general, so maybe someday First Contact will be made, but I don't think its going to be anytime soon.

Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Article comment by: Uncle Anson

Want proof? Look at the KDM posts.

Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Article comment by: gun owner 000

Are there aliens among us? Dumb question...

Obviously the author hasn't been in Walmart lately.

Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Article comment by: Kingman Dweller

If there are others out there, they have played it smart thus far and not made contact with this screwed up world! Why the h#(( would they want to? Illegal immigration is a mess, they couldn't find work, and we would probably just end up shooting them, so why bother?

Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Article comment by: Oh Ya

@ Mike Hayes

"I'll believe it when I see it."

That is exactly how I feel when I have to sit and listen to the bible thumpers. I truly believe there is a superior being, however, I think many people are going to be very disappointed on the day that the government decides to reveal the truth. Butch is right, it would be suicidal for whoever is out there to reveal themselves with the considering the "insane" way we live and kill each other.

Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Article comment by: Trained Observer

As they say, "The truth is out there." People that don't believe either have never experienced anything or they don't know enough about science to understand that there are conditions in the Universe that could potentially foster other life forms. To think we are alone or the pinnacle of creation is short sighted.

Posted: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Article comment by: The Fox Hound

To even suggest that we are alone in the universe is absurd but that is exactly what religion has been doing for thousands of years now. This doesn't mean though that we are being visited by others. However if they did come and take a look at us I sure couldn't blame them for looking for the next off ramp on the next planet they drive by. Ours is such a mess.

Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Article comment by: ole guy

Good column, thank you, Butch.

If anyone is interested, Sunday night at 10 p.m., on Phoenix Ch. 3, there is an hour of "Unsealed: Alien Files" and "Unsealed: Conspriracy Files"............makes you wonder how much the government is keeping from us.

Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Article comment by: ny doll

I always thought we were the little green men

Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Article comment by: me myself and I MR.C.

You certainly don't have far to go to see strange sights and I'm not talking about in the sky or area 51. Nope, hell i didn't even have to leave my bed room as a kid back in the forties and recovering from injuries sustained by "bike rider vs semi" just starting my third grade in school. While out of the hospital starting that long road too recovery at home, I awoke one night with a "whole bedroom to myself" when a strange blue glow about the size of large steely marble came thru the plane of glass window hoovered above my head and departed as quickly as it had come. Today, i say it was my Guarding Angel looking over me making certain i was "OK". Back then it was the tooth ferry leaving the dime under my pillow, for the tooth i had lost earlier that morning.

Second guessing anyone on the subject of "are we alone" would amount to trying to cross the desert on foot without food or water, you would never make it. If you did somehow managed to make it, no one would believe you and if you didn't they would would point to your bony skeleton and say "told you "so". This almost bony skeleton is here to relate, skate, and donate from time to time and assure you, we most certainly are not alone. Believe as you want, as for myself i get more spiritual with each passing day.

Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013
Article comment by: biker randy

Both my wife and I have heard, seen things we can't explain. Not sure if all of them can be attributed to alians/UFOs. But we don't scoff at at least some of them were related to UFOs. Could space aliens and God both somehow exist in a way we can't comprehend? I think so, considering some of my experiences..

Posted: Thursday, May 2, 2013
Article comment by: Anson's Nephew


“Being famous and claiming they have seen UFO's does not make them experts on anything.”

And now I will ask that you point out where there is any indication that the named individuals claimed to be or were labeled as “experts.”

I am one of those people who believe in UFO’s (feel free to use that line without the following) because I have seen things in the sky that I could not identify – making them, son-of-a-gun - UFO’S!

Over the years many of the aircraft tested at Area 51, going back to the U2 and including the YF-12 series, the B-2, the F-17 and others, were seen and attributed to being UFO’s with the Air Force, CIA, et al not making any comment (for security reasons). So yes, Virginia, there are UFO’s, however I seriously doubt they have anything to do with extra-terrestrials.

Of course since you never leave mom’s basement the odds of you ever seeing anything in the sky you could not identify is zero to none.

Oh, almost forgot your sophomoric sign-off – “LOL”

Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Article comment by: Frank Lee Speaking

"Boxer Muhammad Ali, actors Ed Asner, Cliff Robertson, William Shatner, Will Smith, Glenn Ford and Warren Beatty, radio talk show host Art Bell, explorer Christopher Columbus, news broadcaster Walter Cronkite, singer and movie stars Sammy Davis Jr. and Elvis Presley, musicians/singers Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, Olivia Newton-John, Elvis Presley and Mel Torme are just a few of the well-known people who have claimed to have seen UFOs."

Being famous and claiming they have seen UFO's does not make them experts on anything. They are no more credible than some Klem Kaddillehopper in Broke Elbow Nebraska making the same ridiculous claim.

Someone once said the odds of anyone from elsewhere in the universe looking for life on planets around a remote star at the end of a remote spiral arm, like where we are, is unlikely. I agree. Sort of expecting to find Nobel Prize winners in a place like ....... well, Broke Elbow Nebraska.

That people also believe in ghosts is also ridiculous. Watch any one of the syfy channels "ghost" shows. All they have to do is film it all with night vision cameras, suddenly yell "What's that!" while fast turning to another corner of the room.The "ghost hunters" use equipment that is about as scientific as the e-meters used by the Scientology cult.


Posted: Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Article comment by: cosmic clearance .....

an alien presence or influence with regards to our Government is one of the few explanations I could accept when discussing how some of the smartest people on earth threw away some of history's best opportunities and some of the planet's best resources, to get us where we are today.

Posted: Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Article comment by: just me only me

Very Good Blog!

Posted: Monday, April 22, 2013
Article comment by: Mike Hayes

Interesting article, Butch. I feel a lot like you, though when I bring up the subject, other people in the room just smile, or say, "I'll believe it when I see it." And, down in Phoenix live a daughter and son-in-law whose feet are firmly on the ground.
They're buying a telescope because they've seen anomalies up there that, even after a bunch of research, can't be explained.
There's a newsletter of sorts that comes out every week, (or maybe two weeks) by a George Filer. It's called "Filer's Files", and is geared toward the curious among us. Might be of interest to you.
Going to Toroweap this week, and we always carry binoculars. Got a black night sky up there.

Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Article comment by: Desert Girl

Good blog Butch. I also have seen so really strange things in the skies of Mohave County.

Posted: Sunday, April 21, 2013
Article comment by: Economics Professor

The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.

Salvador Dali

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