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Ancient aliens

The time has come, our return is imminent.

Any knowledge we imparted is lost. Advanced civilizations dead and our wisdom forgotten. Any lasting records are disbelieved, or assigned erroneous explanations.

We were there when the Great Pyramids were constructed in Giza, when the Mayans and Incas built their mighty empires on the Yucatán Peninsula and in the Peruvian highlands. We were there when the Anaszi shaped their cliff cities at Mesa Verda, and there when the Nabateans carved their castles in the sandstone of Jordan.

Records of our visits are etched in stone, painted on cave walls, yet disregarded as crude symbolism. Idols of gold and jade, of clay and stone, crafted by artisans as lasting homage are misunderstood. Indigenous tribes still celebrate our visitations, yet are regarded as primitive rituals and not reenactments.

Worshipped as gods, we were once called angels. We are your myths and folklore, your legends and fables.

Laying low, biding our time, we’ve waited for our moment. When you need us the most, when your continued existence depends once again on our intervention, we shall reappear.

We aren’t far away. We never left.

The Trifecta challenge this week is: Time [noun \tīm\] 3b: an opportune or suitable moment

*My menfolk enjoy watching “Ancient Aliens” on the History Channel. Regardless, of whether you believe earth was ever visited by extraterrestrials in our distant past, the show is compelling while also verging on the ridiculous. It does, however; does raise a lot of intriguing questions. I’m open-minded to the possibility of intelligent life existing on other planets in far, far away galaxies, but am more convinced that any possible aliens are already co-existing with us, perhaps dwelling in our vast and mysterious oceans. There are regions, such as the 7-mile deep Mariana Trench, that have never been thoroughly explored. Some of the earth’s known sea life is truly alien.

**Photo venue: Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga

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18 replies »

  1. The existence of that show cracks me up to no end.

    I’m not quite sure whether to wish for the return of these aliens or not; even if it’s salvation, it seems like it would be an end to the lives we have now.


  2. I like the flow of this. I started off slightly menacing at the beginning — the thoughtful of a constant, watchful gaze — but slowly slid into something that I found almost comforting.

    Well done!


  3. I really like how you portray the thoughts of the narrator as being benign. None of the scary “we will eat you stuff”! If there are/were aliens here, I imagine they would think like this. Nice one!


  4. Interesting idea. I haven’t seen the TV show, but it sounds like it would be fascinating. I’ve met a few people whose existence supports the theory that there are aliens among us :)


  5. Haven’t seen this show, but definitely reminds me of our current family favorite: Dr. Who – We went from never watching television (we don’t have cable) outside of one movie on Friday to watching Dr. Who every night. I love your ending line.


    • The idea that we might be the only intelligent life in the entire universe is kinda sad, and lonely. There has to be other inhabited worlds out there. I want to believe in the Loch Ness Monster.


  6. I don’t think it’s so far-fetched that aliens may have visited the earth long ago. Maybe they’re the giant squids that were only just recently caught on film (:


  7. I’ve seen it. It’s a cool show. I wanted ti watch Vikings that came on last week. cool flow of words and descriptions, partner.



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