Why don’t we hear stories of UFO sightings much anymore? Is it because fewer people see UFOs? Or is it because they’re just not very interesting anymore?

It’s an innocence lost, which is why it was encouraging to hear that the good people of Park Rapids — some of them anyway — saw a UFO over the weekend, according to the Park Rapids Enterprise.

The residents said it appeared as a bright yellow-orange ball that flitted briefly in the sky and seemed to become brighter as if someone had turned on a light switch. One woman said there appeared to be aircraft following or tracking it. She thought she saw a flaming tail emanating from it.

Reading a good UFO story was like seeing that restored Ford Falcon over the weekend. It was a fine trip down memory lane, even if it the darned thing turned out to be Jupiter.