UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Why UFO Giants and not Little Creatures?

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Why UFO Giants and not Little Creatures?

My July 30th effort (Tall Tales) recounted an airship sighting in 1858 by a Mr. Henry Wallace who wrote that the ship had “a number of very tall people aboard it.” The account appears on Page 325 of the Vallee/Aubeck book, Wonders in the Sky.

This UFO encounter appears in Michael Hesemann’s book, UFOs: The Secret History [Marlowe & Company, NY, 1998, Pages 407 ff.] It's a 1976 Spanish encounter:
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A drawing by Dr. Padrón of what he saw. [Hesemann, Page 409]

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This is an illustration of the 1989 Voronezh, Russia sighting that involved a 10 foot tall being:

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Now, to be clear (for those who have trouble evaluating my copy), I’m not writing that either of these two events is real. I’m using them for illustrative purposes.

While most current or “modern” UFO encounters indicate the presence of little beings, the co-called “grays” of the present UFO mythos, why do some report the opposite?

Giants, like dwarves or little people, are part of the folk-tale oeuvre from time immemorial.

But why, since giants are so inimical to reality – we do experience little people within the human construct – do people imagine or see (actually or not) very tall, unnatural beings, especially debarking from strange craft or within them?

There are a number of such observations, many brought to us by Spanish researcher Jose  Antonio Caravaca here and at his personal blog – http://caravaca-files.blogspot.com

Are such observations psychotomimetic in essence? Or just temporary hallucinations  brought on neurological malfunctions or ingested agents of various kinds, some normally benign (food stuffs) and others that are esoteric (LSD, for example).

That scribes recounted tales of giants throughout our literary history (Goliath in The Hebrew Bible, Homer’s Ajax, Gilgamesh’s Humbaba, Paul Bunyan, et al.) with (or without foreign ingestations) tells us something, but what?

For the study of UFO encounters, not UFOs per se, one has to take into consideration the content of the reports proffered by observers.

Did they actually see what they think they saw or did they have a temporary psychotic break with reality? And why giants (or small people) during such breaks?

It’s a UFO side-bar, but maybe a key to what UFO are – tangible hallucinations or real things, containing real beings, some tall, some not so tall.

RR

What is this? What's the Source?

I stumbled upon this during a Google search of images, looked at its origination page but didn't copy the URL.

It purports to be an image from the Middle Ages, according to the woman's page where I found it.

Does anyone know that it pertains to? Chris Aubeck?

RR

UFOs and Clouds: The Reportage

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This account appears in David Richie’s UFO: The Definitive Guide to Unidentified Objects and Related Phenomena [MJF Books, NY, 1994, Page 87]:

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In my August 6th offering here about the sack of Orléans, France by the Huns, there was this:

When their prayer was ended, a third time … they mounted the wall, and looking forth they saw from afar, as it were, a cloud rising out of the ground.

Are such “historical reports” accurate? 

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Why the resort to clouds, and not anything else – a tangible thing for instance?

The Hebrew Bible and Old Testament, and even The New Testament, are rife with clouds attending mankind, associated with divinity, like that in the Orléans tale:

And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud. [Genesis 9:14]

Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud. [Job 37:11]

Jesus said to him, “You have said so. But I tell you, from now on you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of Power and coming on the clouds of heaven.” [Matthew 26:64]

And some (many?) modern UFO reports seem to indicate that UFOs have an affinity for water, and clouds are water (vapor).

One commonly reported element of UFO close-encounter cases is a cloud or mass of vapor that is said to occur around or near a UFO or a contactee. [Richie, ibid, Page 46]

But are UFOs cloud-like or just using clouds as a cover?

Water is a commodity that seems, in the scheme of the universes planetary make-up, to be more valuable that gold or platinum – a necessary ingredient for carbon-life forms.

But are UFOs intrinsically water or water-based?

If they are, their source of origination would seem to be water-based, and such sources are rare, indeed, in our area of the known universe.

UFOs as clouds or in clouds or around clouds seems to be a topic for study, even as UFOs in or near water has been.

The evanescent quality of clouds – whether used as cover for the comings and goings of UFOs or as UFO themselves – may be a clue to the inherent nature of UFOs.

That is, if the reportage is accurate.

RR