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Could Alien Intelligence Be Found Under A Microscope?

By James Donahue

I once found an odd story about the discovery of a tiny quarter-inch long UFO "intercepted" over Washington D.C.

The story said the ship, weighing no more than an ounce, contained a cockpit that obviously carried an intelligent being. It said the ship "so eerily resembles a small flying insect that experts suspect it was designed that way as camouflage."

Since the story only appeared once, on some already forgotten web page, I considered it a hoax. And yet the concept of minute intelligent life forms is an interesting one.

Just because our awareness of intelligent life forms on Earth indicate that we have evolved to a certain size, should not dismiss the possibility that intelligence exists in numerous other forms, including tiny beings that fly around in undetected ships that look like insects.

Certainly the insects on this planet have shown a capability of survival that rivals that of man. In fact, swarms of bees, biting ants, spiders, and mosquitoes are killing people. The lowly termite and carpenter ant is capable, in large numbers, to topple houses. In fact, a certain new breed of termite is literally destroying buildings in the City of New Orleans.

These creatures, as far as we can tell, are just doing what comes natural to them. They function with a hive intellect that comes from the Earth. Their small size gives them no room for an intelligent brain, so we write them off as "pests" or "nuisances" that man must live with because we can't seem to eradicate them.

Indeed, we have tried.

Just as we have tried to destroy mold and bacteria. Or the virus, much smaller than bacteria and more elusive. And now there is the prion, the non-life maverick protein that attacks brain cells and brings on Mad Cow Disease.

These minute creatures survive everywhere, even in space we are discovering. It was mold that brought down the Russian space station Mir. The vessel was being consumed by the mold that even attacked metal and glass.

The understanding that all things, including the Earth and Sun are sentient beings makes us aware that intelligence takes on many forms, both large and small. That the molds and insects may be acting on instructions of the Mother Earth when they attack our homes and human health is one possibility.

Thus the idea that individual intelligence exists in minute form also must be considered.

Also ponder the rods, a super-fast-flying object only recently discovered in our midst through the advent of high-speed film. They dart everywhere, but swerve to miss collisions with solid objects, showing some form of intelligence if only a bat-like sound frequency that works like radar.

There is much more to this universe than mere mortals have dared to conceive.