In case you’ve missed the news, we’re about to experience an unprecedented event before our very eyes. Like Woodstock, it’s going to be a once in a lifetime happening and I am sure you will not want to miss out on it once you hear the details.
On Sept. 20 of this year a mass of humanity has made plans to storm the fabled Area 51 and once and for all see the aliens rumored to be kept there.
Area 51 for the uninformed is the secret government test facility hidden away in the Nevada desert long thought to be a repository for alien spacecraft and the little beings themselves and a group now numbering over two million people want to storm the gates and see those little buggers.
The fast food chain Arby’s has announced their intentions to be there to give the freed aliens the best meat on the planet and Bud Light also has promised a free beer to any who might escape their jailed existence so this is a must see in history. You cannot make this stuff up, folks.
For those of you that know me, Ol’ Dutch is constantly perusing the vast pages of the Internet and last week got my personal invite to attend said event. Having missed out on Woodstock I was not about to miss out on something of such historical importance again. So Ol’ Dutch signed his name on the dotted line as one intending to attend. I like the way that rhymes.
Miss Trixie quickly told me “No, you’re not going” which probably is more true than not but it did get my name added to the FBI watch list for subversive activities. So at the very least Ol’ Dutch can celebrate the 50th anniversary of the year 1969 by joining such greats as Abbie Hoffman in being watched by Big Brother.
Once I realized that this monumental gathering is in the middle of elk season, I decided I cannot make it after all.
Not to be totally discouraged, however, I suddenly remembered that we have had our own alien encounters right here in the San Luis Valley. For you see our own soil was the location of the first livestock mutilation by aliens. On that night over 50 years ago a horse named Snippy was found in unusual circumstances with precision cuts all over its body. What is even more intriguing to me is how the horse became known as Snippy when the owners called her Lady. Now that’s a real mystery.
But like Paul Harvey there is always the rest of the story. Not only was Snippy cut up with precision unknown to mankind at the time but radioactive burn marks were all over the area around the dead horse like an extraterrestrial craft had landed and the story just caught fire from there.
The Valley has long been known for its sighting of unusual flying phenomenon going back hundreds of years so the link to those alien craft was a short step at the very least.
A local veterinarian was able to assemble the bones of the dead horse much like a RV park guest does a jigsaw puzzle over the summer and Snippy went on display in downtown Alamosa for all to see. Several years later it was moved to an abandoned house on a local ranch and has also been displayed at Adams State University.
If Snippy ever needs a new home, maybe she can be displayed out at our own alien watchtower up near the town of Hooper adding to area attractions like nothing ever before.
Regardless of your opinion of what occurred that dark night near the Sand Dunes, strange things are about in this old Valley and lights are often seen flitting here and there across the darkened skies.
Even more so since the legalization of marijuana but that’s another story for another time.
Kevin Kirkpatrick and his Yorkie, Cooper, fish, hunt, ATV or hike daily. His email is [email protected] Additional news can be found at www.troutrepublic.com or on Twitter at TroutRepublic.