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junior

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junior

Short Story by: otis english

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a knew idea about the big crater in arizona--otis--any image i add - is one of my paintings--

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a knew idea about the big crater in arizona--otis--any image i add - is one of my paintings--

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Submitted: July 28, 2008

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Submitted: July 28, 2008

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2/4/08 'JUNIOR'

IN A BIG FAMOUS UNIVERSITY--THERE WAS A RESEARCH DEPARTMENT--THIS PARTICULAR ONE WAS SOME WHAT UNIQUE--THERE WERE 5 SCIENTIFIC MEMBERS--WITH A CHALLENGE TO RESEARCH ANYTHING --ESPECIALLY IF IT WAS A NEW APPROACH TO SOMETHING--

FOUR OF THE MEMBERS WERE OF AGE AND ONE WAS YOUNGER--THUS HE WAS CALLED 'JUNIOR'--HE WAS A VERY SMART SCIENTIST--BUT WITH SOME STRANGER IDEAS--THE OLDER MEMBERS HAD TO LAUGH AT SOME OF HIS THOUGHTS--BUT AT THE SAME TIME KNEW HE WAS PROBALY SMARTER THAN THEY WERE-

JUNIOR APPROACHED THE OLDER 4 ONE DAY AND ASKED COULD THEY MEET WITH HIM IN THE CONFERENCE ROOM--THEY WERE GLAD TO DO THIS --WONDERING WHAT JUNIOR HAD UP HIS SLEEVE THIS TIME--

THE 4 JUST SAT THERE AND WAITED FOR JUNIOR TO START--JUNIOR TOLD THE MEN HE HAD AN IDEA THAT WOULD NOT BE VERY COSTLY BUT MIGHT SEEM ODD AND HE HOPED THEY WOULD HELP HIM--SO WHAT IS IT ONE OF THEM ASKED ?--JUNIOR SAID HE HAD SEEN THE METEOR CRATER IN ARIZONA AND HAD STUDIED IT CAREFULLY--HE WONDERED IF THEY HAD SEEN THE CRATER HE SPOKE OF--ALL 4 MEN SAID THEY HAD--JUNIOR SAID THE CRATER IS 3/4 MILE IN DIAMETER AND 600 FEET IN DEPTH--AND THAT HE HAD A STATELITE ANTENNA BUILDER GIVE HIM SOME DIMENSIONS ON THESE DEVICES--THE CRATER WAS IN 'RATIO' CLOSE TO THESE DIMENISIONS--JUST MUCH LARGER OF COURSE--

THE FOUR MEN URGED JUNIOR ON--JUNIOR SAID THE METEOR CRATER WAS VERY CLOSE TO THE FORMULA

FOR AN ELLIPSE--WHICH IS USED FOR HOME TV RECEPITION

AN ELLIPSE IS NOT LIKE A HALF SPHERE--IT IS MORE SHALLOW IN DEPTH--THE CRATER WOULD HAVE TO BE 1980 FEET IN DEPTH TO BE A 1/2 SPHERE--AND THE CRATER WAS ONLY 600 FEET IN DEPTH--

JUNIOR SAID HE WANTED TO MOUNT A RECEIVER ABOVE THE CRATER--ALL REFLECTED SIGNALS WOULD MEET AT THIS RECEIVER--ON A STRONG SPECIAL MATERIAL CABLE HUNG FROM A TALL POLE ON EACH SIDE OF THE CRATER RIM--IT WAS OBVIOUS TO THE OTHER 4 MEN NOW THAT JUNIOR THOUGHT THE CRATER MAY BE A DISH FOR RECEIVING SIGNALS FROM FAR SPACE--

JUNIOR SAID HE HAD ALREADY GOTTEN PERMISSION FROM THE STATE OF ARIZONA--HE PROMISED TO DO NO HARM IN ANY WAY TO THE THE SITE--

JUST LIKE THAT IT WAS AGREED TO GIVE IT A TRY--SOMETIMES JUNIOR'S IDEAS PAID OFF--JUNIOR TOOK HIS TIME AND DID IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME--HE SOON HAD THE RECEIVER UP AND WIRES FROM IT TO THE RIM OF THE CRATER--HE QUICKLY HOOKED UP HIS SIGNAL METER--NOTHING -NO SIGNAL----JUNIOR REALIZED PERHAPS ONLY A CERTAIN TIME WOULD HAVE A SIGNAL SINCE THE EARTH OBVIOUSLY TURNS--SO JUNIOR INSTALLED A 24 HOUR RECORDER WITH AN INK MARKER ON THE CIRCULAR CHART--

THE NEXT DAY HE RUSHED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE RECORDER--HAPPY DAY--AT MIDNITE THE RECORDER RECEIVED A SIGNAL FOR ONE HOUR--AND REVEALED THE FREQUENCY OF THE SIGNALS--NOW TO GET THE PROPER TV ELECTRONICS AND HOOK UP A TV SET--AND OF COURSE JUNIOR WOULD BE THERE AT MIDNITE--ALMOST TOO MUCH TO BELIEVE--A CLEAR PICTURE ON THE TV SET OF A CITY STREET-BUILDINGS-CARS-PEOPLE---ALL OF THIS JUST A BIT DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE SEE ON OUR PLANET--HE HAD TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS NOTHING FALSE ABOUT THIS SIGNAL-THEN HE INVITED HIS 4 FELLOW MEMBERS TO COME SEE--DIFFICULT TO DESCRIBE HOW THEY REACTED--AN ASTRONOMER HAD FIGURED THE SIGNALS WERE COMING FROM A PLANET 4 LIGHT YEARS AWAY--SO WHAT THEY SAW HAPPENED 4 YEARS AGO--NO MATTER--MAN HAD DISCOVERED LIFE FAR OUT INTO SPACE--AND THEY WERE PROBABLY LOOKING AT US--

IT SEEMED IMPOSSIBLE--BUT JUNIOR NOW HAD IDEAS TO BE ABLE TO SEE 'REAL' TIME SIGNALS--HIS 4 PARTNERS DOUBTED THIS AS A POSSIBILITY--BUT THEY ALSO KNEW JUNIOR WAS FULL OF SURPRISES--

SOMEONE (ALIEN) HAD USED AN UNKNOWN METHOD TO MAKE THE CRATER FOR A TRANSMITTER TO THEIR HOME PLANET--PERHAPS EONS IN THE PAST--

BY OTIS ENGLISH


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