UFO Conjecture(s)

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bees from Mars pilot UFOs?

CDA has often noted a UFO book from the 1950s that proposed the crazy idea that flying saucers were piloted by intelligent bees from Mars.

That book is this one (on the right) by Gerald Heard, which a reviewer at Amazon writes is full of (minute) errors -- Thomas Mantell is noted as James Mantell and the Maury Island "hoax" is just listed as a generic flying saucer event where slag was found.

Mr. Heard's hypothesis has been forgotten pretty much but maybe shouldn't have been dismissed so readily (except for the Martian connection).

UFOs, which seem to have appeared and still appear in clusters that belie a race of humanoid pilots making massive trips to Earth from galaxies far, far away, could accommodate an hypothesis found in an abstract from the Goddard Space Colloquia collection:

Seeley, Thomas
Cornell University
Presentation Date
Scientific Colloquium: 2011
Engineering Colloquium: 2011
Call Number
2011-1202 (SCI)


Swarm intelligence is the solving of a cognitive problem by two or more individuals who independently collect information and process it through social interactions. With the right organization, a group can overcome the cognitive limitations of its members and achieve a high collective IQ. To understand how to endow groups with swarm intelligence, it is useful to examine natural systems that have evolved this ability. An excellent example is a swarm of honey bees solving the life-or-death problem of finding a new home. A honey bee swarm accomplishes this through a process that includes collective fact-finding, open sharing of information, vigorous debating, and fair voting by the hundreds of bees in a swarm that function as nest-site scouts. Thomas Seeley will show how these incredible insects have much to teach us when it comes to achieving collective wisdom and effective group decision making.

Maybe Mr. Heard's idea isn't as crazy as it has been portrayed.



  • Minute errors? Heard claims in the book that the sun may explode at any moment, and that an underwater atomic blast would knock the Earth over. Those are hour or day errors, not minute.

    By Blogger Scott Hamilton, at Thursday, November 13, 2014  

  • Those "errors" Scott are not UFO related and not as outrageous as you make them.

    They're timing may be off, but the possibility of both is feasible.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Thursday, November 13, 2014  

  • Gerald Heard's real name was Henry Fitzgerald Heard. He had, ten years previously, written a detective story novel under the 'pseudonym' H.F.Heard, in which the detectives were intelligent bees. Mind you, they were not from Mars.

    There is something about it in Wikipedia.

    By Blogger cda, at Thursday, November 13, 2014  

  • Hmmm, humans are very much like insects. We form colonies with leaders, guards, and drone workers. The internet may serve as our "hive" mind. Everyone coming together (via internet) to solve problems- relay information- etc. Albeit a much more complex swarm - but from afar it must appear similar. Although we have a long way to go before reaching our full potential. Crowd sourcing is probably one of the best way to solve modern problems.

    By Blogger Daniel Hurd, at Thursday, November 13, 2014  

  • The issue here is that the analysis and the who analyses are one in the the same thing. In other words, I think when we analyse theories we make distinctions based on our content and cannot separate ourselves from this content..We imagine we do this and we cannot. We imagine we think in other categories whereas there is no such thing when it comes to thought. We are biased by thought. Its a recognition of the linear nature of thought, one thing leads to another by divisions, by distinctions stuck in an imaginary seat of observation when it is ourselves that are absent. Thought as it is makes the incomplete, complete, makes the absent, present. Human thought is a poor choice on which to analyse when we analyse theories, we the theory.
    What I think is necessary to see our processes as upside down.For me , at least for the present this is the phenomenon by comparison, it is unlike everything we construct by the errors of thought. I think this is ( for me) an important distinction. It is what we think it is. Look at the evidence.We make distinctions by thought that creates time, if there is no time, we cannot imagine what is before us has none of these distinctions. It makes no distinctions, we do. I suspect it is outside of the dimensional that we are attached to by the nature of thought as linear.. whereas it is non linear. in other words, we see it as anti-structural. It is only anti-structural by comparison to our assumptions of which , no surprise, none fit.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Thursday, November 13, 2014  

  • Sorta of a Marxist take, don't you think? ET needs the collective to get it's act together!

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Thursday, November 13, 2014  

  • It could possibly be that he has had experiences with Insectoid beings.He may not have had full conscious memory of the encounter(s) and the experience(s) spilled over into his creative writing.
    I myself have had encounters with Praying Mantis type beings, though they were not tiny at all.
    Reality is full of mysteries.

    By Blogger Hipnomads, at Friday, November 14, 2014  

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