Happy World UFO Day!
July 2, 2014

Happy World UFO Day!

At the end of this week, most Americans will be celebrating the Fourth of July with family and friends, but if you are looking for a different kind of celebration, look no further. Today, July 2, 2014, is World UFO Day. And just how can we celebrate this day? Well, let’s take a look at some of the suggestions given by worldufoday.com.

First of all, anyone interested in celebrating World UFO Day can start simply by talking with friends, co-workers, family, and others about UFOs, the possibilities of extraterrestrial life, or about space exploration past and present. And do not be afraid to talk with people who may not believe. For the skeptics in your lives, gather up books, pamphlets, videos, and other proof of the reality of UFOs and ETs. These discussions can take place online via Facebook or Twitter or other social media, email, text message, over the phone, or in person. By having a discussion, we celebrate World UFO Day through our words.

In addition to simply talking about about UFOs and ET lifeforms, people can gather to look up in the sky in search of such things. Grab some blankets, telescopes, and friends to enjoy the search for extraterrestrial life. For anything that you might see, take pictures. Even if you do not see anything, the gathering is a great way to celebrate today.

Next, celebrants can make t-shirts about World UFO Day. They can also create their own UFOs out of Frisbees and do other creative UFO arts like baking, art, music, or storytelling. These activities will celebrate and promote creativity.

And after all this fun, another great way to celebrate World UFO Day is to sit around and enjoy the multitude of UFO and ET movies and television shows. Worldufoday.com lists some movies to check out: Paul, The Day the Earth Stood Still (both the 1951 and 2008 versions), Alien v. Predator, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T., The Fourth Kind, K-PAX, Men In Black, Contact, and Fire in the Sky. Of course, these are not the only movies that celebrants can enjoy when celebrating World UFO Day, but this is definitely a great start. Some fun television shows to check out include the following: Star Trek (in all its incarnations), Futurama, Lost in Space, and several others.

And for those with the time, they can also visit specific locations that allegedly have been touched by UFO or ETs. One such place in the US is Roswell, New Mexico. Another would be Area 51, but there are several places all over the world where interested participants can go to celebrate World UFO Day.

Taking part in celebrating days like World UFO Day is fun. Sure, celebrating major holidays like the Fourth of July is definitely enjoyable, but sometimes more fun can be had by celebrating smaller holidays. And for those of us who are interested in space and UFOs, and ETs, World UFO Day allows us to celebrate and enjoy our interests collectively.

Today, take time to enjoy the possibilities of what could be beyond our planet. At the very least, enjoy the sky and celebrate!

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Rayshell E. Clapper is an Associate Professor of English at a rural college in Oklahoma where she teaches Creative Writing, Literature, and Composition classes. She has presented her original fiction and non-fiction at several conferences and events including: Scissortail Creative Writing Festival, Howlers and Yawpers Creativity Symposium, Southwest/Texas Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association Regional Conference, and Pop Culture Association/American Culture Association National Conference. Her publications include Cybersoleil Journal, Sugar Mule Literary Magazine, Red Dirt Anthology, Originals, and Oklahoma English Journal. Beyond her written works, she successfully created a writer's group in rural Oklahoma to support burgeoning writers. The written word is her passion, and all she experiences inspires that passion. She hopes to help inspire others through her words.

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