UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Computers and Ufology are like Frankenstein’s Monster!

What the hell am I talking about?

Computers, our computers and all computers, are a mish-mash of insertions and additions by us (ourselves) and others, not necessarily hackers.

Computers intersecting the internet are pummeled by intrusions from their operating systems (Windows, Apple OS, Linux, et cetera).

Businesses we access online end up entering our computers, adding cookies and programs to obtain information or alter our OS to retrieve info every time we log on, even if we aren’t going to a company site.

Our computers have become “alive” with accretions that we often do not authorize or know about.

They (our computers) now have minds that we didn’t original approve or configure; the computer now a “being” that was created against our will or intent.


UFO reports are like computer monsterations.

Additions, to the original witness account, by researchers, commentators, article or book writers, and the UFO hoi polloi (like me) have often created monsters out of the first expositions, altering, inadvertently or purposefully, details that make a “monster” from the first, pristine, inception.

(Using the word “pristine” is errant actually, as faulty perceptions and human sensory frailties must be noted, but I always take the view that what people perceive is rather accurate, even taking into account the vicissitudes or mental aberrations.)

What people see and report is flummoxed by outside intrusions of various kinds.

Thus UFO reports are not as they were meant to be: accurate representations of what someone experienced or saw.

The UFO report has become a monster.

And you have examples with Roswell, Socorro, Rendlesham, and countless other UFO events or alleged experiences, like the Betty/Barney Hill “abduction” or the Pascagoula  and Travis Walton “kidnappings.”

Frankenstein’s tale, by Mary Shelley, was a metaphor, one that applies to many things, ufology among them.



  • It is interesting how the Hill sighting developed, tweak by tweak, until it reached its highly polished, oft-repeated, canonical form (some changes made by Betty, some by the numerous paraphrasts, some by Kathleen Marden).

    Touching on your earlier post about forensics, I think believers' opinions of the Hill case would change substantially if the evolution of the "facts" were logged on a densely documented timeline. Unfortunately, most contemporary accounts are currently unavailable in books or online (e.g., the many articles and interviews from the 1960s in the MSM and mystery mags), so the record in incomplete. Perhaps one day an academic historian will comb through the archives of newspapers and magazines, TV and radio stations, Pease Air Force base, as well as the papers of Betty Hill, John Fuller and Benjamin Simon. Perhaps someday Marden will release the unedited hypnosis tapes and transcripts (something she has refused to do, while simultaneously claiming this hidden-away evidence proves debunkers are wrong and she is right).

    If I won the lottery, I'll do this research myself (right after I set up the Alien Hybrid Genome Project). Certainly, no one in ufology has thought of doing it.

    By Blogger Terry the Censor, at Wednesday, March 02, 2016  

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