Linear Knowledge (Information) and its Footnotes
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For instance, that Freud may have been sexually abused/molested by his father, or that Beethoven and Schubert may have met (because they shared a common theme in their Ninth Symphonies), or that George Adamski was bisexual (in the Orthon book I’m reading) et cetera.
This approach – finding truths in footnotes – applies to UFOs also.
It’s those offbeat, queer encounters that Jose Caravaca and Jacques Vallee, among others, have noted or highlighted that intrigue.
Odd lights and seeming tangible objects observed flying overhead are interesting, surely, but the presence of beings, little and large, interacting with humans, with bizarre accoutrements and behavior really cause one to pause.
But even non-encounter cases offer side-bars that titillate.
For example, in Paul Kimball’s favorite UFO sighting -- the 1957 RB-47 incident – this note, which is similar to that found in other UFO reports says something:
The luminous source had moved with great rapidity from their 11 o'clock to about their 2 o'clock position and then blinked out.
The RB-47 event, which involved trained airmen using sophisticated radar, also included a visual element, confirming that the episode wasn’t the result of equipment (radar) failure or misinterpretation.
While the Caravaca encounters may be attributed to psychological or neurological mishaps, an account like that of the RB-47 incident can’t so be judged, which gives UFO buffs something to chew on that is technological rather than pathological.
Inside each UFO report resides such, usually, unattended “information.”
And that’s where, I think, one will find a clue to what UFOs are.
The linear history of UFO sightings, as found in one of my favorite books – Wonders in the Sky by Vallee/Aubeck – offers a chance to determine what the essence of UFOs is.
Even Roswell, which is a blunder of misinformation and distortions, can provide something relevant about flying saucers or UFOs, or maybe the erroneous mind-sets of what appears to be normal human beings who get swept up in an hysteria many years after what normally would produce an hysterical reaction.
Roswell contains a wealth of seeming peripheral minutia which has substance of some kind or other.
Dismissing Roswell as a fount of important things would be and is intellectually feculent.
In the Colin Bennett book about Adamski – Looking for Orthon – that Lance Moody found unreadable (and it is in many ways), one will find such things as this:
Silas Newton, that Aztec con-man some say, had a connection with and association with Adamski that increases a possibility, as Bennett tells the story, that Newton was used by the Air Force and government agencies to distract UFO investigators from Aztec (or, rather, Roswell, which is the source of the Aztec tale).
This “information” lies within the Adamski story but is relevant or important in the context of two other popular UFO stories: Roswell and Aztec.
It doesn’t impact the Adamski “foolishness” so is almost dismissed by the casual reader.
Yet it impacts Roswell/Aztec, and should be pursued accordingly for those who are into the Roswell incident, such as Kevin Randle’s Roswell “Dream Team.” It may lead somewhere that is helpful.
I’ll bring forth more “footnotes” even if such supplemental material seems to you to be inconsequential.
After all, what else have I got to do?