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Final Word: Missing Malaysian aircraft spawning weird, scary ideas

The search for the missing Malaysian airliner has people coming up with some pretty crazy theories.

The White House is now saying that, while the U.S. is not in a position to draw any conclusions, new information may point to the possibility that the plane went down in the Indian Ocean.

A conversation I had Wednesday morning with a friend went like this.

Friend: “Where is that plane?”
Me: “I don’t know.

Friend: “Well, there’s only one reasonable explanation.”

Me: “Really, what?”

Friend: “It was abducted by aliens. It has to have been. Planes that big don’t just vanish into thin air!”

Isn’t it crazy that THIS is the conversation we are having? Since when has “alien abduction” and “reasonable explanation” gone together? Since now.

According to the Wall Street Journal, intelligence officials are not ruling out the possibility that the plane was hijacked and taken by terrorists to use for another purpose.

Sit with that for a minute and your imagination will run wild.

I don’t even read mystery novels, and I can come up with some very unpleasant storylines. Hostages? What becomes of them? Where does one land and HIDE a Boeing 777? And what might a terrorist do with one?

The fact that there is so LITTLE information about the whereabouts of this plane and what little we know is coming out so slowly might be the most frustrating part of the whole story.

But it’s not the most frightening.

What if the very BEST scenario is that Malaysian Air Flight 370 suffered such a catastrophic loss that not one bit of electronic data was able to be transmitted?