Chalk this up to weird alien abduction stories. Are they real or fiction?
It seems someone (or some being) in Sedgley, England wanted folks to know about some potential alien abductions. Try three of them. A sign popped up in the town. It said: “3 Alien Abductions — Here in One Week!! When Are the Council Going to do Something?”
This Alien Abduction Stuff Sounds Like X Files Territory
But there’s an X-Files kind of mystery to the alien abduction sign, like was it ever there or is this just a prank perpetuated by social media? The Dudley News reported that there was no such sign in Sedgley, which is in Dudley borough.
Councillor Karen Shakespeare, who the paper identified as Dudley’s cabinet member for public realm, said:
“We have checked for the sign and are confident it is not in Dudley borough,” she said of the alien abduction sign. “We think there may be some confusion between the borough town of Sedgley and Sedgley Woods, in Philadelphia.”
Shakespeare previously told reporters that the council was aware of reports about the alien abduction sign. Apparently, they couldn’t find it. Or did they and this is a coverup? We are talking aliens. Wait, let’s find a Mulder and Scully meme. The “answer is obvious,” right? Maybe the Cigarette Smoking Man had something to do with the sign’s disappearance. (We kid, this isn’t a TV show.)
There are websites devoted to reports about UFO sightings in the area. But alien abductions? Who knows.
Of course, the alien abduction sign went viral. That’s why we have social media. But most folks didn’t take the sign that seriously.
Twitter Had Fun With the Alien Sign
One person wrote: “I was ok with the first abduction, to be honest. By the second one I was getting close to calling the local radio station phone-in But THREE? I’m going to make a sign & plant it. This Council….”
Another wrote: “The number on that sign needs to be changeable, like on an old school sports scoreboard with the other numbers hanging on the back. Is the owner going to go out and repaint the number every time? What if the owner gets abducted because of Council inaction?”
Aliens and UFOs are hot topics these days, especially in the United States. Marco Rubio, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, requested a report on the reports of UFOs. The office of the National Director of Intelligence gave Congress a report last month. The nine-page unclassified report was made public. But it confirmed nothing. By the way, the feds call UFOs “unidentified aerial phenomena.”
The report summary:
“The limited amount of high-quality reporting on unidentified aerial phenomena hampers our ability to draw firm conclusions about the nature or intent of UAP. In a limited number of incidents, UAP reportedly appeared to exhibit unusual flight characteristics. These observations could be the result of sensor errors, spoofing, or observer misperception and require additional rigorous analysis.”
In other words, if there are UAPs or an alien abduction or three, no one is talking.