UFOs and the lack of a mystical aspect
Reports of UFOs (flying saucers), through the years, have sometimes inspired awe, fear, or just mundane curiosity.
But I can find no UFO account that produced a mystical ambiance during or after its sighting.
Why is this?
The appearance of odd beings (Lourdes, Fatima, et al.) or artifacts (Ezekiel, Elijah), akin to UFOs, often produced a spiritual aftermath, for the witness(es).
But what sighting of flying saucers or UFOs caused a witness to assume a holy or more reverent state of life: not Ken Arnold, nor the Trents, nor Lonnie Zamora, or Travis Walton, or even the Hills.
You can cite numerous UFO sightings or encounters that provoked odd behavioral repercussions, but none that drove the person(s) having the sighting or encounter to a mystical reverie or enhanced, spiritual life; just the opposite.
Persons who say they saw a UFO or had an encounter with one (and sometimes its inner beings) usually became or ended up slightly irrational or greedy for the public spotlight, whereas those with a mystical experience usually sought solitude and a way of life annotated by good will and deeds.
UFOs, then, are devoid of an ethereal essence that would put them among the past glorified experiences of those who seem to have connected with something mystical and unearthly, or transcendent.
UFOs must be an unusual phenomenon or things that have no connection(s) to the souls or spiritual psyches of humans, otherwise they would have, in at least one bona fide instance, caused a witness to assume a saintly demeanor.
This has not ever happened (and I discount the hoax-like renderings of some abductees (experiencers), none of whom became a “better person” after their experience, most being vindictive or nasty. (Need I name them? There are a few, out and about, in the UFO milieu.)
So, I think we can discount the idea that UFOs come from God or his unearthly realm.
But does this open the door to UFOs being from an interplanetary culture? Hardly.
Such an occasion would evoke something more than what witnesses have provided as endemic to their experience, surely.
That reports, sightings, and witness accounts of UFOs are so unpoetic and mundane, yes, mundane, indicates that what is seen is prosaic and without a mystical overlay, even a sci-fi overlay.
UFOs are a mystery, but not a mystical or profound mystery. They are things without a transcendent sine qua non.