The UFO Iconoclast(s)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

No internecine UFOs?

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If the diversity of UFOs indicates a multiple alien or extraterrestrial presence here, why is there no apparent conflict between the visiting races?

There are too many different UFO configurations and humanoid-like pilots to allow that one culture is represented by the phenomenon, unless the culture mimics Earth, and doesn’t actually come from afar but, rather, is an intrusion from our past or future.

And if the phenomenon represents an Earthian origin (past or future), wouldn’t the phenomenon’s inhabitants be as confrontational amongst each other as countries here have been and still are?

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One might suggest that the few alleged flying saucer crashes reported over the years (Roswell among them) were the result of “warfare” between the saucers, rather than a technical malfunction or bizarre accident.

But no current reports show a confrontational demeanor by UFOs.

That wasn’t the case years ago, it seems, as the Nuremberg UFO “battle” of 1561 indicated.

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Did one alien race conquer all the rest, or has there been a peace treaty worked out since the conflicts of 1947?

Or are UFOs merely a phenomenon reflecting the idiosyncratic projections of humankind as Jung and a few others have suggested?

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

The UFO Universe

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UFOs only impact a small part of the human race; that is, only a few human beings, relatively speaking, are interested in UFOs or flying saucers.

But Google UFO or flying saucer and you’ll find a plethora of web-sites and blogs where the main theme concerns the phenomenon.

For instance, Frank Warren’s blog – http://frankwarren.blogspot.com -- is the Sam’s Club or Costco of ufology.

Mr. Warren’s blog is replete with UFO information, all kinds, in vast quantity and quality.

(It’s one of our favorite UFO hang-outs)

But Mr. Warren’s blog isn’t the only super-club of ufology. There are others just as chock full of UFO information, and we have some listed among our links.

And this is the problem. The UFO mystery is without focus, generally.

Science specializes. Technology specializes. Medicine specializes. Music, art, literature specialize.

Persons interested in the above categories determine what area of expertise they wish to pursue and they have at it.

In ufology, everyone – well, almost everyone – want to sink there teeth into the UFO buffet. No one wants to snack or partake of one foodstuff; it’s all or nothing.

This won’t resolve the UFO enigma certainly.

UFOs are diverse, maybe consisting of several kinds of things: real objects from alien worlds, machines or phenomena from the past or future, an unusual meteorological phenomenon, holographic images from a source or sources unknown, et cetera.

There are common factors or a common factor within the UFO panoply. But no one has the will or discipline to ferret out the common factor(s).

Until ufologists – or at least some of them – settle down to seek the elements within one aspect of the UFO phenomenon, the field of ufology will remain amorphous and irrelevant, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.