10 Crackpot Theories About Space

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In the summer of 2007, I camped alone on a ledge near the Rio Grande River in New Mexico. A twinkle of light descended from the stars above me. Figuring I was just tired from driving all day, I ignored it. But then the pinprick twinkle descended to the space just above my tent, and to my astonishment, slowly circled my site, hovering silently in the late night air. Just as inexplicably, it sunk below the ledge, disappearing from my sight and leaving me forever wondering what it was that I saw. I'm fairly certain it was a fairy from the dark side of the moon. You can't prove me wrong. You weren't there. Let me draw you a picture. You'll come to see things as I do.

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