You have sword v. leaf blower. Any good swordsmen worth their salt does not lose to a leaf blower or end up in a tie. It sounds like we had a tie so the tie breaker goes to the man holding the leaf blower.
While I am truly interested in the topic of UFO's and would probably enjoy going and listening I'd rather cause trouble. I thought if I asked stupid questions throughout I would be able to effectively derail the whole thing which is fun.