Once more it's time for my Paranormal Friday post, and this week's post is focusing on our little neighbors in the sky. Really, this is about two news pieces, both of which were interesting enough I couldn't choose which to post.
A week into the new year, MUFON (Mutual UFO Network, a UFO investigation group) reported UFO sightings in 36 out of the 50 states in the United States. That is a dramatic increase in UFO sightings in comparison with any other year on record. Of course, the theories are running rampant about the increase in UFO sightings. Personally, I think it is migrant extraterrestrial workers who are taking good-paying jobs from our engineers and surgeons.
The other piece of UFO news was the possibility a UFO-ologist from Arizona killed a couple from New Hampshire, and then a Maricopa County deputy. The couple was found dead in their car near Sedona, Arizona while the deputy was killed after responding to a call of a break-in at a medical building in Phoenix. I am writing this post several days in advance, so right now news outlets are only speculating that the man named as the possible culprit in both attacks is the same Drew Ryan Maras that was killed in the shootout with Maricopa County officers. I will add to this post as more information becomes available.
News reports are pouring in now about the shootings in Arizona as the identity of the suspect has been confirmed as 30-year-old Drew Ryan Maras, who was a resident of Arizona. Maras had authored a book about the end of the Mayan Calendar, UFOs and the end of the world. No information is available about Maras' motive in the killings. All in all, it seems like a bizarre and senseless string of events. My fiction-writing mind has been coming up with all sorts of wild theories about what Maras was up to, but it is all just speculation.