Back in 1947, Iktomi was
wandering through the Desert in New Mexico. He was bored to
death, nothing to do, wanted to have some fun. Watching
planes fly through the air, he thought that it would really
be fun flying. Walking a little further, he came across an
old junk yard. Some old car parts, trash can lids, a
toaster, a vacuum cleaner, tinfoil and some balloons. Iktomi
was really good at technology so he decided to take the
parts and tools that he found into the desert and make a
With the parts that he had, he decided to make a hovercraft,
one that could fly really fast. He did it alright but there
was a problem. There weren't enough parts for him operate
the whole vehicle, he would need some help. He sighted small
colony of ants nearby and decided to employ them. They were
too small so Iktomi made them bigger and have human hands to
operate the controls.
Now it was time, Iktomi started the engine and told the ants
what to do. The craft came off the ground making strange
noises and Iktomi had fashioned headlights on it in the four
directions so that he go any direction instantly. They began
racing the vehicle through the desert, blowing strange
patterns in the sand and he enjoyed going really fast.
Coming up on the town of Roswell, Iktomi was getting crazy
about the speed, faster and faster. Ants were getting a bit
tired of the ordeal, finally a missed turned and the vehicle
crash landed. Iktomi managed to disappear and bail out
before the crash happened but the ants didn't do so well.
In a short time, while Iktomi was hiding, humans arrived at
the crash site. Later military people arrived , they were
stunned to see these large strange antlike people and
decided that they must be outer space.
Iktomi had a good time raiding lunches from the all the
visitors at the crash site that day.
Once in a great while, Iktomi decides to have another
hovercraft ride, so whenever you see these giant ant people
you'll know that Iktomi is somewhere near.