Glowing triangles over the harbour? Blame the Swiss

PUBLISHED : Friday, 03 October, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 03 October, 2008, 12:00am

Hong Kong University has postponed landmark UFO and exopolitics lectures that were to take place later this year. According to the website of the Exopolitics Hong Kong Newsletter, this is temporary. To tide us over, however, the newsletter provides some updates on the latest sightings. For example, in September there were several sightings in Hong Kong of lit-up triangles flashing across the sky. One viewer sent some pics to the newsletter.

One theory was that the triangles were to highlight the extraterrestrials' disapproval of the Swiss, which is an interesting view. Why this eternally neutral little Alpine nation should be garnering dirty looks from the beings upstairs is a little puzzling. Are extra-terrestrials Eurocentric, and disgusted with Switzerland's decision to go it alone and not join the European Union? Could it be the choccy-box mountains or their ability to make - really expensive - watches?

Nah, the dissatisfaction arises from the Swiss scientists who have been central to creating the Large Hadron Collider - that underground scientific experiment that smashes particles together with the risk, according to some, of creating a little black hole.

So you can hardly blame our alien friends for being a tad miffed for not being told about this new and decidedly dangerous turnoff in space.

Look up to the skies for more lit-up triangles, squares, parallelograms, rhombuses (you wait around for ages, and then three come at once) ...