A WILD story about three very large objects headed towards earth have started sprouting all over the internet. I first saw it on Examiner and of course, like all the other hogwash on there, I had to verify the validity of the story. The story claims that an astrophysicist by the name of ‘Craig Kasnov’ that works for SETI has discovered three large objects headed towards earth. The big red flag was the supposed quote from this imaginary friend saying that the largest object was probably around ‘tens of kilometers’ in size and it’s estimated landing on Earth would be in December of 2012, just in time for the Mayan prophecies. If you have half of a brain you can see whats wrong with that statement, but in case you don’t, allow me to point out that anything that was so far away that it wouldn’t arrive for another two years would not be visible at that size. For that matter, there are many things on the moon that are about a kilometer in size that our telescopes can’t make out and the moon is right in our cosmic backyard!
It was only after I had searched the entire SETI directory that I found out he is not even a part of the SETI organization. Of course! I’m always a day late and a dollar short. The images being spread all over the place were actually taken 20 years ago and are simply a fleck on the camera lens. If you look at the same coordinates today through a live sky map, nothing’s there. GASP! You don’t say? But I do!
In addition to my own research, I also found an interesting forum thread that has a lot of other proof that this story is another big fat fraud. I would absolutely LOVE to meet the person that started this ridiculous story in the first place and give them a good punch in the face. Unfortunately, there are a lot of gullible people that are buying into this and talking about all sorts of ridiculous theories that nutjobs from long ago have ‘theorized’ as truth. These people will carry this with them the rest of their lives and die wondering what ever happened to those ‘things’ that were flying this way? Perhaps a few of them will die before December of 2012 and never know, but it’s sad to think that there are people out there actually believing this story.
Of course, these people are also going to accuse me of being a part of a bigger conspiracy to cover up some massive government scheme to keep us in the dark. I do believe the government keeps a lot from us, but trust me when I say that the closest I’ve come to a government agent is when I was pulled over for a broken tail light and that other time my daughter got some stickers from a really hot firefighter. Other than that, it might have been the fat girl behind the counter that issued my Vegas wedding certificate.
The bottom line is that I’m just as excited as everyone else for some crazy discovery by SETI, but alas, this is not it. There probably are lots of things hurdling thousands of miles per hour towards Earth as I type, however, those blue lint scraps on the lens of a camera, photographed over a 90 minute period are not it. Sorry boys and girls, it looks like we’re going to have to wait a little longer for the big one. Good night and Godspeed.