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Published:November 26th, 2011 11:32 EST
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UFOs Turn Out To Be Transformer Fires

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Authorities in New Jersey said mysterious lights in the sky over the city of Bridgewater may have been caused by transformer fires amid heavy rains."

UPI

A rational person who sees lights in the sky on a stormy night will deduce that they are lightning strikes or transformer fires. He will enjoy the heavenly light show, and then go back to watching TV.

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A less rational individual who sees mysterious lights in the sky, will put down his beer and call his friends and tell them that he`s just seen flying saucers.

I`m not denying the possibility that extraterrestrial ships may be visiting our neck of the galaxy, but before we accept the fantastical we must first rule out the mundane.

Its comforting to believe that there is intelligent life in the universe that will help us overcome our intractable problems, but I`ve yet to see definitive proof that they have taken an interest in our little blue planet.

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