The Unexplained

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I’ve had a few folk ask me about UFOs recently, so I thought I’d say a word or two about the unexplained in general.


I’m fascinated by the stories about UFOs and the lore and history surrounding them, but I’ve never seen a single scrap of actual evidence or anything that has convinced me they actually exist. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to know whether alien life exists, I just struggle with the idea they travelled across hundreds of light years to skulk around probing random lumberjacks.


I know some people I trust who claim to have experienced ghostly phenomena. Personally, I’m not convinced. I don’t like the idea that we might endure as disembodied spirits after death. However, just because I don’t believe in the supernatural, that doesn’t mean I want to piss it off. And to be honest, I find it much easier to believe in them at 3:00 am than during daylight hours.


There’s all sorts of weird stuff out there. I had a couple of strange experiences on Loch Ness once, for example. And I like to try and keep an open mind, but extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.

I’ll believe in the Illuminati when they send me an invite to join, and even then I’ll be pretty bloody sceptical.

Weird animals in various parts of the world? I can see that’s not beyond the realms of possibility. “There are more things in heaven and Earth, Horatio,” and all that.

But, at the end of the day, while all this is a lot of fun, and great material for stories, I am not convinced any of it actually exists. Maybe one day, I’ll see a flying saucer or a headless spectre, but for now, you can place me firmly in the unbeliever camp.

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Author: Gareth L Powell