Mere Noise

The common assumption is that … weird UFO encounters were only weird because the accounts were coming from a bunch of hallucinating kooks and liars. But another explanation is that a communicative act by a non-human intelligence might look like silly gibberish to a human being, mere noise, unrecognized as signal to our ordinary interpretive filters. The very medium of communication itself could seem utterly bizarre, even silly.

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