UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Alien abductions:carbon monoxide poisoning

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When one studies the accounts of so-called alien abductions (by UFO occupants usually), one will find many of the attributes that accompany carbon monoxide poisoning, as garnered from various health-sites:

Headache
Dizziness
Nausea
Flulike symptoms, fatigue
Shortness of breath on exertion
Impaired judgment
Chest pain
Confusion
Depression
Hallucinations
Agitation
Vomiting
Abdominal pain
Drowsiness
Visual changes
Fainting
Seizure
Memory and walking problems

Some of the sources of such poisoning:

Anything that burns coal, gasoline, kerosene, oil, propane, or wood
Automobile engines
Charcoal grills (charcoal should never be burned indoors)
Indoor and portable heating systems
Portable propane heaters
Stoves (indoor and camp stoves)
Water heater that use natural gas
Gas water heaters
Kerosene space heaters
Charcoal grills
Hibachi grills
Propane stoves
Cigarette smoke
Propane-fueled forklifts
Gas-powered concrete saws
Indoor tractor pulls
Swimming behind a motorboat
Spray paint, solvents, degreasers, and paint removers

Investigators of the alien abduction phenomenon would do well to check the stories of abductees (experiencers) for details which might show that abductees were not taken aboard an alien spaceship and medically examined but, rather, had hallucinations evoked from past experiences, brought about by their proximity to carbon monoxide.

The above, along with psychical (psychological) illnesses, should account for most if not all alien kidnapping tales.

Roswell, delineated

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Click here for a PDF of the Air Force Research study of the Roswell episode.

The PDF can be found in a CD from Progressive Management, and clarifies the Roswell incident in ways that UFO investigators would do well to emulate.

Storm Chasers and UFO Hunters

With a spate of tornado activity in the America Midwest March 29th, storm chasers and trackers were able to obtain much video of the transient funnels:

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Storm chasers sometimes are notified of possible or actual tornados or they pursue weather patterns that might produce cyclonic winds. By so doing they are able to capture or witness the temporary storms, and document the destruction they often wreak.

UFO hunters, on the other hand, neither anticipate nor follow through immediately, as storm chasers do, when their phenomenon – UFOs – are sighted or are thought to make a reappearance in the vicinity of their original visual observation.

UFO hunters are thus only able to “investigate” the aftermath of a sighting, as news media does after a tornado has struck; both are rather impotent compared to what storm chasers do.

UFO hunters are relegated to debating inane issues, as one can note by going to UFO Updates (at virtuallystrange.net) and noting the protracted, senseless, and show-off discussion between Lan Fleming, Martin Shough, Brad Sparks, and James Smith about the Apollo 11 mission where something odd was seen by the astronauts.

The discussion is trying to verify whether the thing seen was a piece of mylar, a door panel, or something else, and the UFO hunters have brought everything to bear on the topic from gravity displacement to retrograde rocket thrusts. None has anything thing to do with UFOs as such, and the flamboyant debate is merely showcasing the esoteric knowledge the debaters have about NASA things flying in space.

(There is also a migraine-inducing “debate” going on between the aforementioned Shough and a woman called Cathy Reason. Both flex their scientific acumen, in public it seems, to show they are highly intellectual or wise. But the back-and-forth has nothing to do with UFOs and one wonders why it appears at UFO Updates and not in another venue or, more sensibly, a private domain.)

Storm chasers get the goods. UFO hunters are self-aggrandizing or ego-stricken. And by that measure, one can see why UFOs remain unexplained, and why sensible, intelligent folks eschew the topic.

Monday, March 26, 2007

God, UFOs, and Stanton Friedman

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Allegedly God intervened on behalf of the Hebrew peoples when they were freed by the Egyptian pharaoh Rameses, as recounted in Exodus of The Old Testament.

But that’s been about it.

God didn’t prevent further pogroms, and wasn’t visible during their attempted obliteration by Hitler.

And what about the various indigenous Indians of the Americas who were massacred by Spanish conquistadors and colonial settlers?

Where was God then?

But what about UFOs? Where were they, and where are they during assaults on humankind?

Even if one discounts early historical references to strange aircraft in the skies over Earth, one can’t avoid the anecdotal accounts of UFOs during recent wars (Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, et cetera) nor their supposed presence during the devastation of peoples by marauding armies (as in China during the Mao years) or Darfur (today).

UFOs, like God, do not intervene in catastrophes (earthquakes, hurricanes, and the like) and UFOs do not attempt to save people in dire circumstances.

They do appear innocuously and sporadically but for no apparent reason and to no human avail.

And what does this have to do with Stanton Friedman? Well, Mr. Friedman is the archetypal extraterrestrial ufologist: he believes UFOs are visitors from other worlds, with purposes unknown (thus far) by human beings.

Mr. Friedman, like the Hebrews after Exodus and the Darfurians now, hopes that UFOs will save mankind from itself we’re guessing, or UFOs will provide an epiphany of some kind for Earthlings.

But that hope is what went by the wayside for the Mongolians and Tibetans as they were being slaughtered by their Chinese neighbors, as it has for many peoples of the World who have been subjected to cruelties and horrific inhumanities in the modern era, when UFOs are said to actually exist, by way of the evidence, as cited by Mr. Friedman (and others).

And UFOs, if one accepts their ubiquitous presence from 1947 to today, have not, affected and, it seems, will not affect, a behavior that might alleviate human suffering.

What does that say about the essence of the mystery, the UFO agenda or motivation for being here, or appearing here?

God is gone or dead (according to Nietzsche and Richard Elliott Friedman – no relation to Stanton – in The Hidden Face of God).

And UFOs? They are as moribund as God, for all practical purposes.

Stanton Friedman? Alive and well, but not about to have a UFO revelation we’re sorry to tell him.