I’m astonished and disappointed at the lack of imagination out there in the Internets. After almost four full days, all I’m finding on this story are a handful of minute updates, tweaks really, from the MSM: the old-fashioned flight recorder only captured the flight’s final half hour, when the fully-awake pilots were already back-tracking from Eau Claire; the White House was informed of the situation while it was developing; the pilots, who passed their breathalyzer tests, still insist that they weren’t asleep. There’s a You Tube comedy sketch (the pilots were partying), another You Tube sketch in which a crazy indulges in five minutes of paranormal speculation and Satanic numerology , some risque speculation that there was sexual hanky panky going on, but not much else.
On the conspiratorial website AboveTopSecret a former Delta flight attendant posts that it must have been a Black Op; someone else raises the interesting point that the passengers seemed to have been strangely unconcerned about the delay.
Which makes me wonder: If the plane had those animated maps on the seat backs, then surely someone should have noticed that they’d overshot their destination–unless the passengers had also been zapped by whatever the pilots were zapped with (perhaps a top secret Quantum Phase Disruptor weapon, aimed from a CIA base on the ground; or maybe the plane flew through a particularly pungent Chemtrail).
The emerging consensus seems to be that the hapless pilots were napping. Is the Blogosphere’s new-found respect for critical thinking fallout from the Balloon Boy hoax? I tend to think that the 9/11 Truth Community–the source for a disproportionate amount of conspiracy theory–is taking a silent stance this time because the story undercuts so many of its own presuppositions. Or maybe it’s just the week end. Click here and here for my previous posts.