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My friend, Paul Kimball, an intellectual of the highest
order, allows that UFOs may not contain alien/extraterrestrial intruders and,
furthermore, such observations, including those of ghosts, weird entities (Big
Foot, Loch Ness monsters, et al.) are actually an interaction with humans by an
intelligent agent – almost like the “external agent” that Jose Antonio Caravaca
proffers as the interference reported in UFO encounters.
(Mr. Kimball will clarify my simplistic presentation of his
views, I hope; his views plumped out by the considerations of his departed
buddy, Mac Tonnies, I think.)
Brownie/Susan would interject “The Trickster” here perhaps.
I hate the Trickster concept; it smacks of the theological
Devil or Satan idea, when we all know that Satan is the fourth element of the
God-head – Jung’s Quaternity, wherein the Trinity is fleshed out with another
segment, Evil, as the Gnostic maintained as part of God’s inherent nature.
Therefore the Trickster doesn’t work for me, and here’s why, as a counter to
Paul’s suggestion and those of The Trickster devotees:
An interference of the kind or nature suggested by Paul,
Brownie, and even Mac Tonnies, disregards the ineffability of the God-head or
God, as described, brilliantly, by the Cabalists (or Kabbalists).
The idea of God – which you can find in numerable books, and
one I like is God and the Unconscious by Victor White, O.P. (A Jungian)
[Meridian Books, A division of The World Publishing Company, Cleveland/NY,
1961, reprinted from Harvill Press, 1952] – is considered by serious thinkers
as contained within the restrictive parameter of Ineffability (beyond
expression, indescribable, unspeakable, unknown).
Theologically, and intellectually, God (whether dead now,
which I believe, or alive) is beyond comprehension, unknowable or hidden, as
authors Richard Elliott Friedman and Gerald L. Schroeder (mentioned earlier
here) have it.
Thus, the Fourth “face” of God – Evil (Satan) is also
ineffable or hidden, far from interacting with humankind.
Is there a sub-set of God or The Trickster – an angelic
minion, as it were – interacting with humans?
Perhaps, but isn’t the idea of flying saucers/UFOs with
pilots and crew just as possible or reasonable as the idea of a “divine” or
An intelligence that has been playing, allegedly, with
humans, since time immemorial, in ways that are as bizarre as recorded, has to
be psychotic in nature, if one can ascribe a psychiatric overlay to such
behavior by this unknown presence.
The pattern of UFO sightings and encounters, and
theologically oriented encounters, such as that of Jeanne d’Arc or the Fatima
and Lourdes children are nutty, insane as anything anyone can imagine.
To call such behavior or activity as intelligent is
To not go further astray here, let me conclude by saying
that an intelligence interacting with humans is best described by Jose Caravaca
as an “external agent” – one that is part of the Earth’s environment
(physically or non-pysically) – the Mac Tonnies, Jacques Vallee view almost –
is possible but not any more acceptable than the idea UFOs are intruders from other
worlds, a view that PG and some other visitors here eschew, but one that David
Rudiak champions, along with many others in the UFO arena.
Whether an external agent, The Trickster, an aspect of God,
a non-delineated intelligence, or even extraterrestrial visitors from worlds
far away, the interactions have been, by human standards, crazy and without
meaning of any kind.
UFOs as observational forays is a possibility, but ongoing,
UFOs as particles of intelligent manipulation by someone or
something, without any kind of sensible or rational patina, as far as we can
No, UFOs are just UFOs – phenomenological entities of a
mysterious but rather prosaic kind; phenomena that eludes us because we are
inclined to provide explanations that are as irrational as those cited above.