I've lost count on how many times I've watched the X-Files.

Oddly enough, I didn't get solidly into the X-Files until after the show was canceled. Then I watched reruns and streamed it more times than I can even begin to estimate. And in my younger days, I was not just hooked on the show, but had a passive interest in all things paranormal. I had friends who went way deeper than I did.

Photo by Marija Zaric on Unsplash
Photo by Marija Zaric on Unsplash

As I got older, I'm not sure if I've just gotten more jaded, or more proof driven, or what. But I do know that my skepticism on various paranormal subjects has kind of evolved over the years, for lack of a better term. I've joined the club of folks who aren't close minded to the ideas of the paranormal, I just need irrefutable proof.

Some folks are constantly scanning the skies for the same proof.

Maine has always had a fascination for UFO's, despite the declining number of sightings over the years. However, if you look around on the Unexplained Maine page on Facebook, you'll see constant videos of people's sightings. Same on Reddit. But more often than not, the true answer ends up being very mundane.

The UFO shines on a male standing on the mountain
Artem Peretiatko

If you're on the Unexplained Maine page, you'll often see exasperated please from members to put a header on the page explaining what that long string of lights is that they're seeing in the night sky. Sadly, it's not the ultimate reality of an alien invasion. It's just Elon Musk sending his Starlink satellites into space. It's his ultimate goal to provide worldwide internet access. That's all. Boooor-ing.

So why are we so annoyed?

Simple... somehow, people still haven't heard of the Starlink situation. So there are these constant videos of people thinking they've just captured some serious Holy Grail footage of ET's. And, it happens a couple times a week. It leaves one wondering how people haven't seen the previous explanations, and are still freaking out at satellites.

Anyone know what this alien shit is? - in Brunswick
byu/chubbyrichard inMaine

If you've never seen it before, it's true that it's freaky. But it's crazy that folks still don't know. But if you're ever outside, looking up and see a long string of lights all moving in the same direction, now you know. Hopefully, you remember before you run screaming into the night. If not, the Facebook police will take care of you, hahaha.

By the way... they're launching more this week. Keep your eyes peeled.

Let's see where Maine falls on this list...

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