UFO Conjectures

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Quantum Entanglement in 1966 “Swamp Gas” Sightings?

Ann Arbor/Dexter and Hillsdale, Michigan, in March 1966, allegedly had multiple UFO sightings, starting on March 16th and waning around March 24th.

While most of the sightings were fed by hysterical delusions, two were “actual” and indicated, I think, some kind of interaction between them, although they were separated by about 60 miles (as the crow flies).

The sightings that were “genuine” were Frank Mannor’s (and son Ronald) on Mr. Mannor’s farm in Dexter, Michigan, just northeast of Ann Arbor and the sightings of co-eds at Hillsdale College, southwest of Ann Arbor/Dexter.

The Mannor fellows and the young ladies in their dorm rooms at Hillsdale saw a pulsating “thing” near water; the co-eds “object” atop the arboretum pond and farmer Mannor’s over a swampy area on his farm (from whence J. Allen Hynek got the idea for his laughable “swamp gas” explanation).

The sightings took place Sunday, March 20th, and are distinct from the plethora of hallucinatory sightings reported in both areas for the period cited above.

Farmer Mannor, like many UFO observers, was vilified by some locals, and was chagrinned by the “swamp gas” designation of Hynek.

The college co-eds enjoyed the brief excitement their sighting caused with ensuing sightings taking place in Hillsdale by the locals.

The interesting thing about those two sightings is the seeming interaction of both “things” or “objects.”

They were spotted in the late evening/early night [7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.] by all the parties and behaved similarly: pulsating (dimming and brightening) in tandem, as the witness accounts seemingly show.

Was there communication between the “visitors”?

Was there action by one of the “things” that caused “simultaneous” action in the other, a kind of quantum entanglement, that I’ve proposed in my speculation that UFOs may be AI machines using quantum entanglement to communicate over distances, even distances vast in scope: interstellar space, for instance?



  • RR,

    Entanglement is one of my favorites and it suggests so many possibilities of an explanation of UAPs in terms of the unknowns in our physics.

    As we approach the singularity of AI it is fair to project that others ahead of us could too, or already have, in a defining of the solution to 'impossible' linear thinking for exploration and/or contact.

    On a different topic, a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours.


    By Blogger Bryan Daum, at Wednesday, December 21, 2016  

  • Thank you Bryan...

    And a Happy Holiday season to you and your brood.....


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, December 21, 2016  

  • Hi Rich,

    If I remember correctly Hynek was called to investigate this happening at a very short notice so he basically had to come up with some explanation, even if it was silly?

    But your idea of quantum entanglement seems logical.

    Hmm, if I get this correctly (and maybe I don´t get), is that basically particles/whatever CAN move faster than light but these processes can´t move information faster than light.

    Ah, damn, bring on the singularity..!


    By Blogger Jerry Cornelius, at Wednesday, December 21, 2016  

  • Oh, and sorry

    I forgot this http://greyfalcon.us/pictures/swampgas.jpg


    By Blogger Jerry Cornelius, at Wednesday, December 21, 2016  

  • Jerry:

    You have it pretty much, however....

    Quantum particles interact simultaneously; they are connected, like twins, in some ethereal way, which prodded Einstein to call it "spooky action at a distance" as you know.

    The particle aren't traveling, so "faster than light" is irrelevant.

    My speculation is that an advanced species (or advanced AI machines) could manipulate the quantum entanglement in such a way as to make it possible to use the quantum situation to communicate, much as we use binary numbers (1s and 0s) to create computer communication.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, December 21, 2016  

  • Rich,

    "The particle aren't traveling, so "faster than light" is irrelevant."
    That was very interesting, I never thought it that way. That sounds logical, although the question is then that what is the mechanism that connects these two particles that stays outside of the relativity theory?
    I often think that this quantum entanglement means that there are parallel universes. Every time the wave function collapses different universes are branched. (And it happens all the time.)
    "My speculation is that an advanced species (or advanced AI machines) could manipulate the quantum entanglement in such a way as to make it possible to use the quantum situation to communicate, much as we use binary numbers (1s and 0s) to create computer communication."
    Now that´s a wicked idea. Seriously. If the ETs could manipulate the quantum entanglement, they could basically manipulate reality, right? It would be better than Matrix or any virtual reality because they´d be really controlling our universe, the "real reality", not a simulation.

    I probably get scared soon... : )


    By Blogger Jerry Cornelius, at Thursday, December 22, 2016  

  • The swamp gas (ignis flatuus) explanation came from scientists at the local university. Most probably because they were completely familiar with this very real but ambiguous visual stimulus which had been the cause of "UFO" reports as far back as the nationwide Airship mania of 1896-97. It was--quite understandably in a region predominated by glacial swamps--a particularly common cause for reports in Great Lakes states. Nothing extraordinary, implausible or silly about it.

    The rest of this typical "UFO" group scare and community panic follows the script of a common sci-fi movie of the flying-saucer kind that in 1966 had been popular for nearly two decades: Reports of ambiguous lights are publicized by the media generating more reports; an explanation is demanded of scientists; government and military are called on to defend against this perceived threat; in most scenarios jets are launched as the "UFO" scare reaches its peak. Nothing is found and the scare blows over. It was all an expression of "UFO" hysteria in a population predisposed to the myth, like USA 1947 and 1952 before, Tehran and Belgium after.

    All utterly inconsequential, which I repeat is a fact every bit as important as any other evidence in these stories and all stories ever taken as one data set. It's another way of stating the Null hypothesis: If there were a "UFO" reality it would have consequence; there is no consequence to a century of reports; so there is no reality.

    And invoking quantum quackery to explain the "UFO" non-mystery is unnecessary and worthless. How many times have we seen this fallacious comparison or argument by analogy: Quantum entanglement is spooky; "UFOs" are spooky; so there might be a connection between these two spooks. Rich, you're so much more intelligent than that.

    Have a Merry Christmas!

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Friday, December 23, 2016  

  • Merry Christmas to you, also, Zoamy...

    No, I'm not "so much more intelligent than that."

    Quantum Entanglement is being used by Advanced AI machines.

    Now, whether they are visiting here is another matter.


    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Friday, December 23, 2016  

  • "Now, whether they are visiting here is another matter."

    None of which can be shown to have anything in the least to do with why people make "UFO" reports.

    As I've said all along, my friend, a visiting von Neumann probe would still be a nuts-and-bolts spacecraft, a "flying saucer," even if it doesn't contain ET and no matter how it is controlled--by a quantum computer, the HAL 9000, or a synthetic brain in a vat!

    This "UFO" as AI speculation achieves absolutely nothing. It explains nothing about any actual report or reports generally. It's no better than saying "anything could be true," it's more wishful magical hand-waving or like appealing to the worthless interdimensional hypothesis--all to pretend the dead and decaying "UFO" myth is still worthy of consideration when it's a dead-end and discarded hypothesis, the very definition of Popperian pseudoscience.

    Which is all the subject ever was, hardly worth one mote of the time and attention it has received. All nothing but silly-season newspaper filler and a scheme to sell sci-fi fantasy magazines to boys. Nothing real, never was.

    By Blogger zoamchomsky, at Wednesday, December 28, 2016  

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