UFO Conjecture(s)

Sunday, February 05, 2017

What is Real and What is Not? (There is no Non-Reality)

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When a person experiences something, no matter what that “something” is, a reality is established.

As some of you regular readers know, I think that even the so-called hallucinations of schizophrenics represent a reality, maybe not the reality non-schizophrenics experience but possibly the real reality, or aspects of that real reality, which is hidden from us as Plato intuited.

That philosophical conundrum aside, anything which is perceived becomes a reality, in its own right. Illusion is real. Everything is real.

A person who witnesses something strange in the sky, let’s call it a UFO (despite a possible screed from Zoam Chomsky), is seeing something real, since he or she has perceived it.

The tangibility of the thing seen may be disputed, but the observation itself creates an observational reality, no matter how ephemeral that observation is.

Poetry spoken to a group, and not written down, may disappear into the night air, but the reality of the poetry was established, no matter how evanescent it was, much like the open-air dramas of the Athenian Greeks, Sophocles, Euripides, Aeschylus, et al.

That some of those open-air dramas (and comedies) were written down, concretizing their reality, much as UFO reports (sorry Zoam) concretize flying saucer sightings, even if those sightings are hallucinatory or neurologically induced, makes them truly real.

Even the so-called appearances of the Virgin Mary, at Fatima, Lourdes, and other sites, or the voices of Jeanne D’Arc have an established “reality” because they exist, at least in the human zeitgeist, in fact, temporal, since we can discuss them.

The appearance of God in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) or the angels in the Qur’an become real by their notations in those holy books.

Now, one can discuss the nature of reality, as acknowledged above, but that’s the nature of reality, not reality itself.

One could go far afield with the topic of reality but, for me, ghosts, Big Foot, the Loch Ness monster all have a reality, maybe not a reality that enthuses me to deal with them at this blog, but a true reality, in the sine qua non of human existence.

I’m trying to cope with an explanation of UFOs here, not the reality of them, which is, for me, an established actuality.

Skeptics, deal with it….

(Image above from consciouslifenews.com)

RR

6 Comments:

  • I agree Rich, The "nature" of reality, is the explanation looked for, of the UFO seen in reality, absolutely!!..right on!..

    Skeptics, deal with it. lol:)..

    We can think of one, who might comment, that there is no explanation, because UFOs don't exist:)...........:)

    By Blogger Daniel, at Monday, February 06, 2017  

  • Late last year (at work), I saw an exit door close quietly as I was approaching it. I was a second or so short of being able to stop it from closing and walking through after whoever preceded. It meant using my keys to open it and, when I left the building, there was nobody there.

    It was midday and sunny.

    I know what I saw and it was utterly real to me.

    It's a great experience despite being mundane; no books will be written about it and no fireside tales told. It was positive because I know how reality and perception can be indistinguishable.

    Part of me thinks it was a hallucination and it's concerning in terms of what caused it? Could it be a symptom of something to be worried about?

    It could also have been an 'anomalous experience' like so many others that have caught our collective attention in so many books and papers. Maybe even a 'ghost' encounter.

    Whatever it was, it was a real experience and that's all I can say for sure.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Wednesday, February 08, 2017  

  • Thanks for sharing your experience, in your reality. Interesting & curious, Kandinsky!?..

    Could we suggest as a question; Could the wind have played a factor, in a gentle closure of the door?...........?

    By Blogger Daniel, at Wednesday, February 08, 2017  

  • Locked door.

    I had to unlock it and walk outside to realise nobody was out there.

    By Blogger Kandinsky, at Thursday, February 09, 2017  

  • You say you saw the exit door close quietly as you approached it, and was a second or so short of being able to stop it from closing, after whoever had preceded.

    My thoughts are, could that someone, whoever preceded you, have locked that exit door from the outside, and had time to disappear out of view, before you had unlocked the door and proceeded outside yourself, not to see anyone, or was the exit door self-locking on closing?..If not, I would be scratching my head too!!..

    I would love to know this:).............

    By Blogger Daniel, at Thursday, February 09, 2017  

  • We can only assume, that this exit door,was gently closed by the wind & self-locked, this to me,would make more sense than the story told..............

    By Blogger Daniel, at Friday, February 10, 2017  

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