It's funny. I've been writing about food for going on ten years now. I've won awards. I've written a book. And yet, the one piece of mine that's actually been picked up and given wide (although unusual) distribution in national magazines and websites? The one I wrote about aliens--about the alien that allegedly paid a visit to the home of Stan Romanek some years back and the one UFO I had seen personally, a long time ago, down in Wagon Mound, New Mexico.
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Needless to say, that one little piece was also rather popular around the office and gave my faithful colleagues ample excuse to have a bit of fun at my expense. The alien head pictured above? For a couple of weeks afterward, I would occasionally see it poking up over the walls of my cubicle while I worked, usually in the hands of managing editor, notorious drunk and known Communist sympathizer Jonathan Shikes.
Eventually, I appropriated the head for myself and mounted it proudly atop my monitor as a warning to any of the other little green men out there. Oh, I have known your kind before, it said, and I brook no fucking around.
Thus far, it seems to have worked. Ain't been probed yet.
At least, not that I can recall...