Friday, March 23, 2007

French UFOs and Houdini!

Is it Christmas and nobody told me? Because waking up to news stories about French UFOs and the exhumation of Harry Houdini is almost too much for my little nerd heart to take.

The French government, because they apparently have nothing else to do, has opened its files on all recorded UFO sightings in their wine-soaked land. Of the 1,400 or so cases reported, the government says 25 percent remain unexplained. This is because the French only work 32 hours a week and also because France has neither a Mulder nor a Scully. If you want to check out the UFOs yourself and happen to speak French, then bookmark I say bookmark because Whitley Streiber and the other nerd boys are hogging it right now and crashing the server.

On top of UFOs, dead magician Harry Houdini's family wants his body exhumedto determine whether or not he was poisoned by Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes. No, really. Apparently, Doyle's gang, The Spiritualists, hated Houdini for trying to debunk the concept of seances and in a letter signed by Doyle, claimed that Houdini would soon "get his just desserts very exactly meted out." And then he twirled his mustache, cackled mightily and went to tie a damsel to the train tracks. Who knew Doyle was such a drama queen?

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