UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, May 25, 2014

UFOs: A Sign to be Something, to do Something

In the May 22, 2014 issue of The London Review of Books a passage in a review by Leland de la Durantaye of Peter Handke’s Essay on Jukeboxes [Page 33 ff.] there is this:

“In Soria the unnamed ‘he’ sees a strange light that seems ‘as though it were shining up from the earth’. It’s arresting enough to make him want ‘immediately’ to go off somewhere and write and write and write …”

This suggested to me a thesis that UFOs are mental and physical insertions for the observer prodding them to do something, to be something; that is, a proposal to go forth and be profound and humanly spectacular.

The source of the UFO is not important here.

The sensory push is the sine qua non of UFO sightings.

And the proddings are democratic in that they do not select the finest minds to make the suggestion to but, rather, are offered to the common man; the offer being a kind of evolutionary thrust of a seemingly simple kind.

Unfortunately, the offerer or source of the suggestion, from time immemorial and categorized by sightings in The Bible and ancient texts, and in the accumulated registry of Wonders in the Sky by Vallee/Aubeck (often cited here), has been, generally, flummoxed by modern observers, whereas the observers of the past took the hint and did things profound and/or spectacular. See Biblical episodes for example(s).

In the modern era, where existential angst has exhausted common humanity of profundity and spectacular thought or deeds, UFO sightings have been miscarriages of the enlightened hint.

Modern observers of UFOs have quailed at the sight of UFOs or flying saucers, seeing the enigmatic lights or ships as something material and otherworldly or too odd to cope with at an artistic or intelligent level.

Modern observers shirk the mystical aspect of UFOs, most common folk (all common folk?) having little or no insight to what reason they were born or what their purpose in life is or is meant to be.

The instigation of a mystical sign to people is something so foreign as to cause them what is often reported by UFO observers: fear and trembling or all-out incomprehension.

But I’m suggestion that UFOs are a sign, a push, for those seeing such things to make more of their sighting than just a report – a report that will get the once over by ufologists and UFO researchers/investigators who are as numb to the meaning of the sighting as the person who’s had it.

The UFO appearance should make the person seeing it aware that he or she should be something or do something – something significant and spectacular.

RR

8 Comments:

  • An interesting qutte from my father's "UFO Summation". This is the document where he recounts his 'discovery' of the 'trash dump' in the western Antelope Valley where he found numerous burn spots etc. and where he had the "battery stoppage" that Kevin Randal's groupies seemed to think was nothing more than loose battery connection... yeah, :

    "Looking back on the whole situation, I cannot help but conclude that we were led by the “adversary” for unknown reasons, to discover this “nest” of UFO activity. Only now, over 35 years later, am I beginning to realize significant cross correlation of some of these findings."

    In a side note: I also have found a paper which answers [at least in part] David Rudiak's comments about microwaves and car stoppages... it should be in the files I sent you a while back entitled: "Microwaves".

    My father describes in detail the then [1996] modern ignition system and the way it works. He then notes that that "Project Blue Book" [Chapter 4 of the Condon Report] had done magnetic susceptibility tests on automotive ignition systems which showed the level of a magnetic field required to "kill an ignition coil" would also magnetize the car.

    He then observes: "Magnetic fields have been known to be associated with UFOs but a dipole magnetic field attenuates as 1/r3 where r is the radius. The same kind of effects have been described at 20 feet and 2000 feet away from the UFO. Assuming a magnetic dipole source of constant value, scaling at 1/r3 shows the field at 2000 feet to be only one millionth of the field at 20 feet. There has been a tendency on the part of some writers to attribute the so-called electromagnetic effects to the mode of operation of the UFO.

    While this may be true in some cases there are many reported cases where a nearby UFO did not affect vehicles and other cases where it did. This seems to indicate that the interference was not caused by the basic organization of the UFO."

    So the effect is not from the "UFO propulsion" but possibly from a "directed device". I am tempted to say "weapon" if only because it isn't particularly a nice thing to shut down the electrical system of an "innocent observer". One might wonder what the effect such a weapon would have on a prop driven plane.

    I don't recall having heard of any "plane stoppages" attributed to "EM effects". Why not? There certainly have been enough air to air sightings.

    Of course I'm not really a "ET" believer [Non-terrestrial (NT) maybe... ET? Not as likely... no smoking gun to prove it.] so I imagine some one has heard of one somewhere.

    By Blogger Joel Crook, at Sunday, May 25, 2014  

  • I'm not sure this is exactly on topic, Joel, but it is interesting nonetheless.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Sunday, May 25, 2014  

  • The "on topic" portion was he concluded that he was "led" to the discovery of the trash dump. From that eventually blossomed his idea that "they" were some how manipulating m0 and e0... The most mind blowing part of re-reading that document was his belief that the UFO had "cloaked" and stayed with them as they traveled to the phone booth 10 miles away.

    I really suppose I should spend some time putting together the pieces he left in a "singular" document to cover the high points of his observations. Unfortunately I'm not an expert (as he was in regards to EM and the various physical properties and constants he wrote about). I know no one that could do the scientific fact checking. I'm not trustful of "believers" or "fringe scientists".

    I also happened to see while I was reading that all of his UFO files had been "lost" during the move out of his "long time" place of business in 1999. So all I have left are these scraps and hints.

    Maybe the whole point of these "apparitions" is to do nothing more than entertain us or let us continue to believe in "things that go bump in the night... or day.

    By Blogger Joel Crook, at Monday, May 26, 2014  

  • I like the idea, RRRGroup. While for some UFO reports, it can be shown that a real physical effect of some kind happened. Maybe something physically real seems to have sparked the report, sometimes even leaving measurable physical effects upon the earth (landing marks, effects upon foliage, livestock or electrical devices). But I like the consideration of other ideas such as this and some others that you examine.
    Because ufology seems to teach us so much about ourselves, doesn't it?

    All the best,
    Woody

    By Blogger Woody, at Monday, May 26, 2014  

  • Joel:

    I think Bruce Duensing might agree with you.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, May 26, 2014  

  • Woody:

    You are so right: the phenomenon seems inclined to do or offer many things.

    (I'd like to use "phenomena" for UFOs but Jerry Clark throws a fit when anyone does so.)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, May 26, 2014  

  • This posting has a synchronicity with an exhaustive essay I wrote regarding a forensic analysis of my own involvement with this.
    One word connects truth and fiction and the word is if.
    Truth has a kernel of fiction within it and fiction has an element of truth. it has something to do with death beyond our natural drive to simply procreate.
    I have come to the edge of death several times and I have accepted whatever outcome arrives but I do have an issue with life.
    I suspect Mr Bigelow shares this issue. We turn over every rock to see whats underneath, and then ask, what are our other options?
    We are provoked and prodded by something as a entanglement in a wrestling match without a winner or a loser.
    The closer one comes to this something, odd things happen and these are a fly in the ointment.. Whats the point of this?
    We are left to our own wherewithal as apparently nothing owes us anything other than disturbance as an incentive to drive this cart either off a cliff over to be given another task as one question leads to another.
    Like ghosts we find ourselves in a isthmus. For some time is counted for others it means if you must sleep, sleep well. There are no simple answers. All the marvelous architectures we have fashioned to me are elaborate rationalizations of the human situation.
    What goes there? A night watchman, a deer flitting across the forest floor or something else?
    If is the operative word.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Monday, May 26, 2014  

  • Hello RR,

    The call for action has resulted in my "action" to reading this one blog daily.

    As I have mentioned before, my single observation just simply left me astounded. -But maybe that counts too.

    Bryan


    By Blogger Bryan Daum, at Monday, May 26, 2014  

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