Put on your seatbelts, because we're going to transport you through time and space in order to unravel the mystery of the Mariana UFO incident of 1950, one of the most baffling UFO sightings in history.

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Put yourself in Great Falls, Montana, on a bright August 15, 1950. Minor league baseball manager Nick Mariana and secretary Virginia Raunig are going about their day as they survey the vacant Legion Stadium field in preparation for a game. Unbeknownst to them, they were about to be a part of a highly contested UFO sighting in historic records!

A flash shocks Mariana's vision out of nowhere, and the sight that follows sends chills down his spine—two brilliant, silvery objects spinning in the sky at an astounding speed! Urging herself to act swiftly, Mariana races to his vehicle, retrieves his reliable 16 mm film camera, and captures the UFOs on film for a nervous sixteen seconds. However, the world would be enthralled for decades to come by an extraterrestrial narrative that ended here!

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So, the United States Air Force swoops in to examine the film. This is first written off as the reflections of F-94 jet fighters whizzing by. Everything is resolved, isn't it? Absolutely not! In the following, you will find a deluge of debate, litigation, and mind-bending revelations that will cause your head to spin faster than the UFOs in Mariana's film!

But brace yourselves, for this narrative is going to undergo a change! At first, Air Force investigator Captain John P. Brynildsen dismisses Mariana's accusations, thinking they are mere reflections from jet fighters. But further research and reviews by specialists show a completely different image. Is it possible that there is more going on here than is first apparent?

The Mariana UFO incident is still a mystery to academics and UFO enthusiasts in the year 2024. The United States National Archives still has copies of Mariana's film, which commemorates that tragic day in 1950 when extraterrestrials descended onto Great Falls.

Oh, and the best part? Ever since Mariana's experience, Great Falls, Montana, has been the site of more than a hundred UFO sightings.

Hold on a second; there's more! By way of cosmic rebranding, the Great Falls minor league baseball team became the Great Falls Voyagers, paying homage to the Mariana UFO incident, which occurred during this historic occasion.

While the truth is tantalizingly elusive and the argument rages on, dear readers, one thing is clear: the Mariana UFO episode will captivate and mystify for decades to come. Is the cosmos a mystery in and of itself, or are we the only ones here? How long it takes is anybody's guess.

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I am pretty sure that as soon as the word "storm" shows up in the forecast, people in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin are just trained to hop in their cars and go to the store. Stocking up on supplies becomes our #1 priority and we shop like we have absolutely nothing in our house to eat. So, we will up our carts with all "the things" and hope we grabbed enough to make it through the storm.

FYI - we will make it through the storm, and some of us will do that with Double Stuffed Oreos. Some of us will not...because the store shelf was empty by the time we got there.

Below are a few of the top items that we grab at the last minute before the storm hits.

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