i got this e-mail last night from my pal, gorilla brother, and current collaborator, karl kesel, with the opening line;
"weirdest-ass thing in our paper today"...
POLICE PROBE "SUPERMAN" SIGHTING
Police are investigating after villagers in Romania claimed to see a Superman-like figure flying through the sky.
Almost 20 villagers, from Gemeni, Mehedinti county, claim the UFO was wearing a shiny blue suit, just like Superman's.
Police officers took written statements from all of the witnesses and say they described the figure in the same way.
Local policeman Ion Anuta said: "We talked to people of different ages who are all reliable citizens in our village.
"They all said they saw this strange creature who flew over their houses in his shiny blue costume. We'll just have to see what happens next."
Villager Constantin Toader, 41, said: "He looked like Superman and was flying slowly at about 100 yards from the ground in a standing position. He didn't make any smoke or sound. Just cruising around."
he also included a link to
which features this picture
karl said he felt the whole story had a kinda mothman feel to it. i'm down with that, but--and maybe it's just cause of the grainy photos of something floating in the sky--i'm getting a real m.night shyamalan "signs" vibe from it. like maybe these guys are gonna start showing up over every major city soon and then begin the invasion.
now, i've said it here before, time and time again, i WANT to believe. i would really love for this to be an actual flying man, whether of terran or alien origin. i WANT that and have my fingers crossed...
i'm betting on a balloon.
it's a great idea--i know I'D do it.
i'm guessing, from the way it's "flying slowly at about 100 yards from the ground in a standing position." that it's a man-shaped balloon--maybe even an inflatable sex doll, they inflate really well with helium. (i have been told.) (also, floating in a standing position? what self-respecting person with the power of flight would just float around in a standing postion? i would be supermanning all over the place!)
but, who knows?
i'm hoping it's real.
thanks, karl! great story!
smell ya later~