UFO Conjecture(s)

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Alien Purpose

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While rummaging trough some recent UFO downloads, I found a paper by Paul R Hill from the invaluable StealthSkater site -- Unconventional Flying Objects: a Scientific Analysis.

When I read these  paragraphs from the paper, I was about to dismiss the content out of hand:

The great majority of the [UFO] occupants could not pass for human beings. This always makes me wonder why people like to quibble over whether UFOs are extraterrestrial.

When non-human aliens are seen de-boarding from strange spacecraft, who do people think they are?

With high-performance starships and scout ships for local runs, they seem very well-equipped to get here from any home base within a thousand light years (and no telling how much further). The fact that our humanoid alien visitors come in such a variety of sizes and types -- and that the detailed designs of the scout ships vary so markedly -- points to the conclusion that our visitors are from no one place but that we are seeing a parade of visitors from various and numerous stellar civilizations

But then I found Mr. Hill writing this near the end of his paper:

The main evidence as to the aliens' purpose here (unless you choose to believe those who go out in the other dimension to chat with our visitors and report that they are here to save us) is that our visitors are collecting samples of everything imaginable. They collect soil, minerals, water, wild and domesticated plants, wild and domesticated animals, and even people on occasion. This makes me think that UFOs are manned by scientists and their staffs on cosmic exploration. If good planetary living sites are becoming scarce, aren't the aliens apt to be gathering data on which to base the choice of new homesites?

There is a SciFy plausibility to Mr. Hill’s admittedly non-scientific conjecture.

The idea is acceptable……except for this, which I have argued for some time now.

Earthling think their planet is unique and awe-inspiring if viewed from space, and it is, rather.

But Earth lies within an non-descript solar system, tucked away inside a remote area of the Milky Way, amongst a gazillion other galaxies in the known Universe.

How would extraterrestrial civilizations know about our tiny, hidden-way Earth?

What would provoke a vast army of extraterrestrial scientists or visitors to make a trip to such a remote location and site, or even know about it?

Is there a Galatic Google Search Engine that such diverse creatures with their diverse craft use to find such places as our truly exotic Earth?

Are there no other more exotic planets in the Universe, closer to alleged advanced alien civilizations?

For me, the idea that Earth is such a magnificent attraction it induces alien cultures to apply cost and danger to many, many trips here is ludicrous.

But who really knows the alien mind?

Yes, Mr. Hill’s views are SciFi-like, and maybe at the fringe of rationality, but they can be considered by those with open minds – really cavernous open minds.

Mr. Hill’s whole paper may be found here:

And more about Paul Hill may be found here:



  • In terms of interstellar travel by sentient life, we only have our own frame of references, which beyond this frame, we dabble in the speculative carrying along the baggage of using our own species as a bench mark. For example, not all lifespans are created equal. We can see this in our own backyard. Respiratory rates, planetary rotation, digestive systems, etc, etc all add to the term of a lifespan for any species. I can see a lifespan much longer than our own which directly relates to manned interstellar exploration if let's say a lifespan is 2,700 of our earthly years. Another is then navigation of space time. To see what was going on let's say even one hundred miles away was impossible not so long ago..consider in such a short span of time, how much the various technologies have jumped physical distances..of space time, again in our own backyard. However, the problem is while life as scientists say may be prolific elsewhere, they assume that sentience is also present..sentience may be a rarity, so finding another sentient species may be as important to them as to us. All of this again is theory, probability and a species that has been around even for a modicum of a longer span would have, as Clarke said a technology akin to magic ..but I think we are dealing with ghosts, local ghosts, ghost ships, ghost aliens, ghost PSI phenomenon that is as alien to us as an actual extraterrestrial..I think this has to do with a certain crib blindness, that again goes back to our frames of references, that as a dictionary, has as many missing pages as we have pages, but here's the kicker..we don't know how many pages are even missing while we go along making pronouncements that are, in effect fantasies of bias projection. We dislike missing pages as much as being out of the loop when it comes to being voyeurs to this phenomenon as well as others. Paul Hill is a good example of this psychological game of self references.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, June 24, 2013  

  • I would add only one more thing to Bruce's excellent analysis -- we are also totally self referencing in defining intelligence. Because we use technology, we assume all intelligent species must use technology. We can't even begin to conceive of intelligence without it. That is a serious logical flaw, in my opinion, and one that adds to our "crib blindness" about sentient extraterrestrial life.

    By Blogger purrlgurrl, at Monday, June 24, 2013  

  • While I understand Purrlgurrl's and Bruce's analogies of self-referencing, there is a reason for labeling "ET" and UFOs as ultra-technology regardless of the logic employed.

    Since our current state of technology can not be attributed to the phenomena, as is the belief of Ufologist and others, the default is that the technology displayed is vastly superior to that of ours. Logic that is superficially flawed or spot on depending on ones POV.

    From a geopolitical point of view, the phenomena is totally worthless as current events/state of affairs easily attests. Not withstanding past history going back to Antiquity shows no appreciable input from the phenomena.

    From an economical stand point, the ET/UFO phenomena, once again, is totally worthless. I need not go into specifics as one can get my point by looking into one's 401K.

    Now, the entertainment value of the phenomena trumps all, as we are constantly talking or writing about it. We even form self absorbed arguments debating the pros and cons. Is this the actual logical flaw? :)

    Tim H.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Monday, June 24, 2013  

  • Tim and I are in agreement here.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, June 24, 2013  

  • PG
    Whats interesting is the defining of intelligence as several species have exhibited learning curves, long term memory the creation and manipulation of tools etc. Yet their sensory systems are far different than our own, and they have no written language. Perhaps this is an apt example of sentient life whose needs are far distant from our own and more often, bear no relation at all to our aims.
    The assumption of a extraterrestrial race having anything but innate curiosity about us without any burning desire to proverbially socially mix with wolves or bears seems more than probable. It may be simply a bridge too far..if such a situation arose. As far as a pragmatic purpose as a fulcrum of any use to ourselves as a distinct species, that view seems to reflect the same arrogance we have exhibited to our fellow species in our own backyard. Not exactly a shining example of a matured sentience capable of anything but navel gazing.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, June 24, 2013  

  • really RRRG, this is exactly the sort of cogitating that Vallee examined in 'Passport to Magonia', Messengers of Deception', and in BOTH Vols. 1 & 2 of 'Forbidden Science', so please give the poor Gall at least a hat-tip, OK?

    By Blogger Kurt Peters, at Tuesday, June 25, 2013  

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