One Hour, Thirty-Four Minutes, Two Seconds of Truth
“Kiddo, if the public knew the truth, there’d be thousands of idiots blowing their own damn heads off.”
--Circa 1971, my late father, Robert S. Howe, who served in the U.S. Navy 1959-1962, and subsequently, the Pentagon, in response to my asking him if extraterrestrial life existed. He never did give me a definitive answer despite repeatedly asking him for one.
“Oh, my God! Oh, my God, Mom! What is that?”
--Me, summer of 1979, finally getting my answer.