Sunday, February 24, 2008

Flying Saucy

Alien Spotters Just Want Their Space

Authorities in Perm, a remote Russian region at the centre of dozens of reports of UFO sightings, have started work on a $6 million centre to attract alien spotters. Many believe Perm is regularly visited by aliens and officials want to build an observatory for people to scan the skies for UFOs, in addition to a special trail along sites of supposed UFO sightings, as well as displays and even equipment like infra-red cameras that can be rented by UFO spotters to catch aliens on film. A lawyer is even planning to open an office there to give advice on compensation to people who have been the victim of alien abduction.

FOOTNOTE: Space crafty.

17 comments:

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Bwahahahahaha, I love you footnote. Bwahahahahaha. I think the whole place is drinking way too much Vodka. Just saying. :)

GoneBackSouth said...

Sounds like a cunning plan to build a sustainable tourist industry in the region, if you ask me. Besides, why would any self-respecting alien choose to visit a place named after a dodgy 1980's wavy hairstyle anyway?

Rosie said...

Good morning David! It's 10pm here, I still can't get my head around the fact it's always so much later with you (or earlier with us?)

I had no idea alien spotters existed, at least not enough to warrant the expensive of such a centre!

Josie said...

Trust a lawyer to seize an opportunity to open an office. :-) I've heard of ambulance chasers, but alien chasers?

Mushy said...

How many trailer parks are in that area - no offense Goddess!

Kimberly said...

It all sounds like a very logical way to generate tourist revenue...excepting the lawyer. That? Is just weird.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Hi David, just linked back to you from your nice comment on my blog. Thanks for stopping by. I love your photography. I'm not sure what to think about the whole alien thing.

Ornery's Wife said...

Roswell New Mexico has a similar alien tourist population. Amazing.
TM

Tammy said...

That's too funny!

Charles Gramlich said...

If I go there to visit, I'll be in a spacecraft.

Charli and me said...

Hi Dave,
Thanks for visiting my blog. The Alien theory is an interesting concept.

Sandy Carlson said...

If I go there, I will send you a postcard and a T-shirt!

Really, though, I'd like to interview the lawyer. What kind of cash transaction does he expect to conduct with aliens?

Katney said...

We traveled through Perm on the Trans Siberia Railway in 1998. There is something strange about our traveling through Perm, as, according to our itinerary, there was less than a half hour stopover there. I remember the hotel in Ekaterinburg. I remember going through Kazan in the early morning. A man named Slaus (Stanislaus) who looked like Arnold Schwarzenegger shared our compartment. He got off the train in Kazan and bought us traditional pastries from a vendor on the platform. We were in Kazan and even shorter time. People on the platform in Kazan were also selling glassware and chandeliers, but that is a story for another day.

The itinerary--I found it on a shelf still in its notebook--shows that we left Ekaterinburg late one afternoon and arrived in Moscow the next day--a distance of approximately 1400 km. I remember arriving in Moscow and changing trains to go to St. Petersburg. We had to go to a different station.

Perm lies between Ekaterinburg and Kazan as you cross the Ural Mountains from Asia into Europe (We were traveling west.)

I distinctly remember being in a hotel in the Urals with a lovely dining room and gift shop where I purchased a brooch for my sister made of a mineral (I forget which) that is only found in the Urals. But--when could we have done it?

It must have been the aliens.

Maybe I will find my journal, too, and it will tell about the aliens.

Alex L said...

Crazy russians.

Sharon said...

Too funny! You know aliens make great tourist attractions.My husband and I visited Roswell New Mexico one time and the tourist trade there is out of this world. (get it? out of this world) :)

We ate at an ailen themed cafe, visited the alien museum, took pictures all over town of alien things. Then we went back to Carlsbad for a reality check.

starnitesky said...

Is the centre to attract aliens or tourists? Interesting.

Bubba's Sis said...

Love all your taglines on this one! Too perfect! :-)