Radio Contact: Close Encounters of The Vintage Kind

December 12, 2017 at 9:39 pm (Geopolitics and International Relations, International Intrigue, Mythology, News, Radio, Science, Science-Fiction, The Supernatural, Vampire novel) (, , , , , , )

Radio Contact: Close Encounters of The Vintage Kind

It is the first known asteroid to visit our solar system from interstellar space.

Scientists who have studied its speed and trajectory believe it originated in a planetary system around another star.

The object has a strange elongated shape making it look like a cigar.

Reminding one of that little known story from Classical Greek mythology where the Greek god Zeus sailing in his chariot across the heavens asked in Bill Clintonesque fashion, “Did anyone see where I put my cigar?”.

The object is travelling extremely fast with enough speed to avoid being captured by our Sun’s gravitational pull and is on a very eccentric trajectory eventually taking it out of our solar system.

The object is at least 400 metres long.

And it is 10 times longer than it is wide.

That ratio makes it more extreme than any asteroid or comet observed in our solar system.

The object rotates rapidly and is subject to dramatic changes in brightness.

Although believed to have formed around another star, scientists think it has been wandering across the Milky Way unattached to any star system for hundreds of millions of years before its chance encounter with our solar system.

The object has been given the name Oumuamua which means “a messenger from afar arriving first” in the native Hawaiian language.

The name reflects the object being discovered by a Hawaii-based astronomer at an observatory in Maui.

It was discovered on October 19th this year by Rob Weryk a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Hawaii Institute For Astronomy.

The discovery was made at the Pan-Starrs1 Observatory on Maui’s Haleakala volcano.

On the off chance that this first known interstellar asteroid in our solar system might have alien πŸ‘½ technology on it, an initiative backed by Russian billionaire entrepreneur venture capitalist and physicist Yuri Milner will use a radio telescope to listen for signals from it.

The team’s efforts will begin tomorrow with astronomers observing the asteroid across four different radio frequency bands.

. . .

80-year-old Saskatchewan farmer Jonas Watson was in excellent physical health.

He still owned and ran his large farmstead in central Saskatchewan.

An excellent mechanic, he still repaired his own farm machinery.

A lot of it was more than 40 or 50 years old but was still in excellent shape due to Watson’s caring hand.

Watson also repaired old clocks and watches as well as old TVs.

Sadly the only object that Jonas was unable to repair was the old classic vintage 1934 antique St. Regis Gothic Cathedral Radio that was made by ExceptionalRadios.

The radio had belonged to his father who had bought it in the year that it was made.

Try as he might, even Jonas, with all his skill and technical know how, was unable to get it working again.

Still the old radio was lovingly kept on a mantelpiece above the old fireplace in the farmhouse living room for all to see.

Jonas had not touched or worked on the radio in months.

Yet tonight on this evening of December 12th 2017 (the first evening of Hanukkah 2017) the radio suddenly came to life and turned on by itself as Jonas rocked in his rocking chair.

Jonas could hear a crackle coming from the radio speaker and then a rather peculiar electronic sounding voice saying, “We have arrived. Attention. We have arrived. And we are the first among many.”

-A vampire novel chapter
written by Christopher
Tuesday December 12th
2017.

16 Comments

  1. Aak fictionspawn said,

    The invasion of the space cigars has begun… Nice.

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks.

      Now we just have to wait for the really big matches and cigarette lighters from outer space to show up. πŸ˜€

      • Natasha Pea said,

        Big matches haha 😁 I see where this is going! Lol
        At first I actually thought it was a real story!

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        The first part about Oumuamua entering our solar system and Yuri Milner’s astronomical teams listening for radio signals from it is true.

        The 2nd part about a classic vintage antique radio coming to life on its own and broadcasting a message from an ET is fictional on my part. πŸ™‚

      • Natasha Pea said,

        Ohhh! Wow. I just saw recently on news that a secret investigation of ufo was being conducted. Is that what it’s about? Forgive my ignorance

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        There was a story recently that the U.S. Defense Department apparently conducted a secret study on UFOs that lasted until 2012.

      • Natasha Pea said,

        Yes I heard that

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Ever since I was little, I was always fascinated by stories of UFO encounters.

        I often looked up at the stars and the night sky and wondered, is there life out there?

      • Natasha Pea said,

        Yup I did too. Well, did you believe there was? I think I do. There is no way we are the only life form in the entire universe.

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        No, I don’t believe we are the only life form in the entire universe.

      • Natasha Pea said,

        Well in any case I love the second part! :))

      • Dracul Van Helsing said,

        Thanks very much, Natasha. πŸ™‚

  2. George F. said,

    You’re getting very entertaining in here…Attention. We have arrived…much funnier than “take me to your leader…” And the stuff you said about the Cigar is true! If there’s alien technology on it, they’ll never tell us!

    • Dracul Van Helsing said,

      Thanks. πŸ™‚

      And if they’ve been picking up Donald Trump’s Twitter tweets on their frequency, they probably have no desire to meet the leader anyways. πŸ˜€

  3. Egyptian Adventures.wordpress.com said,

    Fantastic, loved it. πŸ–’β˜Ί

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