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September 2019




Lightning Strike


For the first time since we made our very first post the monthly updates weren’t made August 1st due to a lightning strike that fried our modem on July 23rd. It took a full week to get a replacement and when it finally came July 30th it only worked for about 30 hours, 27 of which it wasn’t even in use.


I set up the new modem and things seemed to be working fine and since I was behind on several websites and Facebook posting obligations, I decided to catch up on those since I still had plenty of time on July 31st to update Verna & Randy’s Rockets but when I sat down that Wednesday afternoon to begin, I couldn’t log on. From that point it took our provider, Windstream, (a total joke) another 5 days to correct a problem on their end. They should be called Weakstream; evidently they’re powered by the prostate of a 99 year old man.

If you have a good internet provider thank your lucky stars because for 13 years we’ve been marooned in the internet boonies with only 1 choice; a string and 2 cups and the string is constantly frayed.

So, we’re back, until the next storm blows through.




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Rush Area 51… Or “Alien-stock”


Do you believe there are real aliens being held at Area 51? Are you going to be one of the 100,000+ to rush Area 51 in the early morning hours of September 20, 2019? I was a couple of years too young to make it to Woodstock and now I’m a few years too mature (old) to consider Alien-stock.


By now most people have heard of the insane Facebook call to rush Area 51. The organizer’s slogan: “They can’t stop all of us.” Yeah, I wouldn’t bet your life on that.

The plan calls for thousands of participants to meet at the Area 51 Alien Center tourist attraction (wherever that is)  where they will be organized into groups with the idea being, if everyone runs at once from many directions some of the alien seekers will be able to out run the bullets. Yep, you read that right, out run the bullets. From the sound of things they are at least acknowledging there may be people that won’t make it – alive.

For those who might not know, depending on the gun, most bullets travel more than 2,000 feet per second. I doubt even Wiley Coyote or the Roadrunner for that matter, can run that fast. So again, I wouldn’t bet your life on it. 


But ok, just to play alien’s advocate, what if somehow a few people actually made it through a wall of lead and deadly security to one of the hangars, then what? Do you ring the bell? Shoot off the hangar door lock? Play a few notes from Close Encounters of The Third Kind? And what if you had an encounter of the third kind where you actually stand face to face with a real alien? What happens if the alien wants to have an encounter of the 4th kind with you? That’s where he probes you, then has you for dinner, literally.

Well, after a few weeks of fun on the internet, the people who originally floated the idea are now saying it’s all just a big joke but from what I’ve read USAF isn’t laughing. They’ve had friendly little signs posted for many years: “No trespassing. Deadly force is authorized against intruders.”

I suppose we’ll see September 20th who is the most serious about Alien-stock, but I’m betting most of those who signed up online to participate don’t make it past the first gate. I do think it would be hilarious if there are aliens there and they would come out to meet those seeking them. I wonder which way they would rush then. Can you imagine the panic if 100,000 people saw a real alien face to face?

It all reminds me of Mulder questioning Deep Throat in season 1 of The X-Files when he asks, “They’re here, aren’t they?” And DT answers, “Mr. Mulderthey've been here for a long, long time.

Good luck to those of you who make the attempt. Be sure and send us your photos, we'd love to share them here.




She'll go with you anywhere! Kevin, owner and moderator at the Alien Soup  sci-fi forum, enjoys Rocket Babe - Dust Storm between innings at a recent ballgame!


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Bones says...

"Alien-stock? Nope, too hot for me!"


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