UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, February 19, 2016

The I Ching, The Socorro/Zamora Symbol, and ???

The February 25th, 2016 issue of The New York Review of Books had a piece (by Eliot Weinberger, Page 20 ff.) about the Chinese work of prophecy, ethics – “a philosophical taxonomy of the universe” Weinberger writes: The I Ching: The Book of Change.

In the article, Weinberger gives this, about the origin of the text (which he says is obscure):

“In the mythological version, the culture hero Fu Xi, a dragon or snake with a human face, studied the patterns of nature in the sky and on the earth: the markings on birds, rocks, and animals, the movement of clouds, the arrangement of the stars.” [Page 20]

This led me to see if any I Ching hexagrams resembled the Zamora-drawn symbol he saw on the UFO craft  he witnessed in 1964, in Socorro, New Mexico. 
Nope. No I Ching hexagram comes close.
Here are the symbols, reported to be what Police Officer saw and drew:
One is the “popular” one:
The other is said to be the authentic one, suppressed by the Air Force officer to prevent someone from coming forth and claiming to report it as the thing they saw on the craft that they allegedly witnessed:
Mrs. Zamora told me, in a phone conversation [2006] that the symbol with the arc was what her husband saw and presented to the Air Force and Allen Hynek.

(That may have been a subterfuge, on her part, to keep the “real symbol” a secret still. After all, who was I, a stranger calling for a newspaper she didn’t know?)

But let me suggest this.

As many of you know, I’m “convinced” that what Officer Zamora saw/witnessed was a Hughes Aircraft/Toolco prototype of a moon lander.

And I suspect that, perhaps, what Officer Zamora saw, if the inverted V with three lines through it is the real symbol, was a notification on the “UFO” of the craft’s ladder…
as found in this book of universal, engineering (and other) symbols:
The ladder was in red, as such a safety designation would have been, and represents a mundane symbol.

Further, if what Office Zamora drew and was presented as the symbol he saw, then we have a marking composed of  prosaic symbols astute people are familiar with:

The hobo marking (that says “Authorities here are alert”) from page 91 in the Dreyfuss book:
Or are representations of engineering, business computer, or mathematics, by Hughes engineers who, like Mr. Hughes, had a proclivity for obtuse humor in their designs and publicity (from the Dreyfuss book also):
My point is that the Zamora-drawn symbol for the Socorro UFO may have not been a configuration from extraterrestrial visitors, or the CIA, or anything more esoteric than a routine designation, without profound significance of any kind.