I remember painting this on a Saturday morning about a year ago. Truthfully, I’d almost forgotten it until today, when I came across the thumbnail while looking through my Flickr photostream and paring out the old junk I tend to accumulate there.
This was an image I had in my head after listening to a (somewhat rare) interview with Jacques Vallee, and then discussing Vallee’s point of view regarding ‘aliens’ and otherwise weird happenings with Mac via Twitter. At that point, of course, he was already swimming in the waters that would become Cryptoterrestrials. While I wasn’t a stranger to the argument that our ‘alien visitors’ were perhaps not so alien after all, Mac had an expansive way of explaining this profound notion that was nevertheless down-to-earth ( if you’ll pardon my pun) and perfectly reasonable.
In this, Mac was a bit of a gateway drug for me. At this point, while I remain generally skeptical and try to keep an objective mind, I am perhaps a bit more skeptical of the extraterrestrial explanation for the strange lights and bizarre encounters we and our neighbors strut and fret about now and then.
I don’t know the answer to the question, but I strongly suspect it is weirder than we can begin to imagine.