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Spanish UFO researcher Jose Antonio Caravaca proposes the hypothesis (which he is trying to develop into a theory) that UFO encounters are a mixture of a staged event by “others” and mental remnants of those having the encounter.
You can read his ideas at his blog by clicking HERE
.Mysteries of Mind, Space & Time: The Unexplained
[Volume 1, H. S. Stuttman, Inc., Wetport Connecticut, 1991, Pages 56 and 57] present three incidents that fit Señor Caravaca’s suggestion:
Five creatures with webbed-feet alit from a UFO and examined chickens on a Puerto Rican farm on March 30, 1980:
Two teenagers, awakened by a dog espied the creatures from their bedroom window, and two men sleeping in a car nearby spotted the same creatures, at the same time.
The sleeping men saw a domed UFO; the teenagers didn’t see a UFO.
A house painter in Trowbridge, England, on January 5th, 1980, awoke a 5 a.m. and saw a yellowish-green figure, like a projected image, at the foot of his bed:
The figure said he came from a planet that, because of over crowding, eliminated portions of its population.
Further, he was visiting Earth to seal a crack in our planet, with cement, to keep it from splitting apart.
In October 1974, a couple, with their three sleeping children, were driving to their home at Aveley in Essex (England) when they saw that they were being paced by a blue light.
The light disappeared but they drove into a “well-defined bank of eerie green mist” which caused their radio to spark and crackle.
When they got home, they turned on their television set to see a program they had been rushing to see.
But the TV station was off the air and it was two hours later than they thought it should be.
Bothered by dreams related to the experience, they were placed under hypnosis and recalled being taken aboard a craft…
...where they were shown about the “ship” and underwent medical examinations by creatures described thusly:
None of the persons noted above tried to capitalize on their experiences, so we are left with a few possibilities:
Firstly; they each encountered extraterrestrials or alien visitors from outer space or inter-dimensions.
Secondly; they encountered a concomitant race of beings who reside alongside Earthlings – the Mac Tonnies’ crypto-terrestrial hypothesis.
Thirdly; all of them had a mental aberration that is yet to be defined exactly but falls into the category of hallucinatory hysteria.
Or, they were subject by “entities” yet unknown (or explained) who subjected them to a staged event (for reasons equally unknown), using their own mental remnants to create a scenario that’s weird but not so far from reality that the incidents can be dismissed out of hand: the Caravaca “Distortion” hypothesis.
Whatever occurred, the persons relating the encounters are not insane, in the usual sense, nor are they hoaxers (seemingly). They are normal individuals who’ve had a bizarre experience that is with parameters others find hard to accept or understand.
But note the “sleep factors” and the house painting connection in one of the events above.
What interests me -- there are several things that interest me -– but what stands out is that such occurrences don’t seem to be happening nowadays or are not being reported.
Your thoughts, as usual, are welcome…RR