UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Nick Redfern and the REAL Men in Black [Redux]

Nick Redfern's new book, pictured, will be available shortly.

Nick discusses the book HERE and HERE.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

An intriguing, subliminal UFO incident (from 1968)

A 1968 NASA sponsored flight to the Artic to film and study the Aurora Borealis ended up providing an obscure, on-the-ground UFO sighting.

A reporter, Sally Remaley, with the expedition spotted what seemed to be a line of flying saucers on the ground.

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Here is an excerpt of her account, taken from the FATE magazine piece, as provided by UFO BC, a superb site for obscure UFO sightings, past and present:

“But when I glanced out of the window I quickly forgot about being cold. Far below on the icy surface were three round glowing lights arranged in a straight line. Each light was huge; all were the same size and perfectly round, they were luminous, glowing with an inner white light completely different from any other thing we had seen in the Arctic.

These lights were so different, in fact, that at first I just stared, fascinated, trying to memorize everything about them before they disappeared behind us.

They were not at all like lights of any settlement or village I've seen from the air and I have flown a lot. Settlement and village lights are bright like stars; these were softly luminous and glowing. They were not like lights on a boat, ship or any familiar flying craft. They looked like flying saucers landed on the ice. And if that's what they were they were huge ones.”

Here is her drawing of what she saw:

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The ground saucers seemed to form an arrow, pointing to what?

Click here for the full account by Ms. Remaley

For us, it’s this kind of low-profile UFO sighting, unsmudged by UFO mavens, that might provide clues to what the phenomenon is.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Roswell will not die!

Despite our best efforts to kill or put Roswell on a back-burner, the incident continues to rear its ufological head.

The new Jacobsen book, Area 51, revives the UFO monster and Nick Redfern addresses the incident at UFO Mystic and in other postings, which you can read by clicking HERE and HERE.

Click here for The UFO Mystic post

(We're sorry for doing this to you.)

Nick Redfern scrutinizes Jacobsen book


Nick Redfern takes another look at the new Roswell interepretation by Annie Jacobsen in Area 51, her recent book.

Ms. Jacobsen's work reminds us of Mr. Redfern's Body Snatchers in the Desert and other works.

For some more comparisons, gathered by Mr. Redfern, click HERE

Flying Saucers and The Descent into Madness

Anthony Bragalia presents some personal insights about "madness" stemming from the study of flying saucers.

You will find his trek through the matter by clicking here

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hawking on Heaven....It doesn't exist!


Stephen Hawking pronounces on heaven: It doesn't exist!

Click here for more

Nick Redfern on the new Roswell speculation


Nick Redfern provides a comparison of Annie Jacobsen's book (< here) with his 2005 book, Body Snatchers in the Desert.

Ms. Jacobsen's thesis strikes us as oddly reminiscent (in parts) to Mr. Redfern's 2005 thesis.

But you can see the "coincidental" material for yourself by clicking HERE

The story is fascinating, and wildly speculative, of course, but grist for those who like such entanglements.

Must reading for Kimball, Moody, CDA, Fernandez et al.

No not the magazine pictured here, but a paper by Peter Lamont about scepticism [sic] and the paranormal -- who believes what and why, and the consternation of both camps, the believers and the sceptics.

Click here for the PDF

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Need for Metaphysics and Common Sense (in ufology)


In the preliminary stages of change in the study of UFOs, sparked by Paul Kimball, Nick Redfern, and us (among a few others: Moody, CDA, Gilles Fernandez, et al.) there has to be some quiding principles of and for thought.

Mr. Kimball, at his blog -- The Other Side of Truth -- is addressing some of the issues for the new ufology.

And, for our part, we keep the ball rolling with a paper by James Williams that provides an exegesis of Alfred North Whitehead's thoughts on common sense in Process and Realty.

The paper, for those with intellectual stamina, outlines how metaphysics and life can be enhanced by proper thinking and observation.

Click here for Willams' paper (a PDF)

Ufology, a term we hate and hope to see discarded in future, and the study of UFOs need a cataclysmic paradigm shift.

Kimball, Redfern, and the skeptics, Moody, Christopher Allen, Fernandez, along with our small part are at the forefront, we hope, of a major change in how UFOs are discussed, studied, commented on, and viewed by media, academe, science, and the public.

This posting is a small step in that direction.