UFO Conjectures

Sunday, May 09, 2021

We are atop a mountain of unknowing

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While foraging for information relevant to my Substack account (the God thing I’m doing there), I find that we’re awash in data and material that is not hidden but just academically esoteric or encyclopedically sub rosa.

That is, things we should know or would be helpful to know are generally hidden from view or access, not always purposefully, mostly because things get lost in the welter of

Informational effluvia that encompass us all.

For this blog, digging into UFO cases and sightings, old and new, leaves us wanting more; not information that is hidden from view but information that gets lost in the rendering of UFO accounts: per amateurish research/investigation, anxiety to provide information first, general incompetence, withheld information by witnesses, who don’t know what’s pertinent or important, et cetera.

When I went through the New Yorker UFO piece, I often found myself looking for a completion of information in a preceding paragraph. For example:

Kean told me in an uncharacteristically hesitant but nonetheless matter-of-fact way that she had begun to come around to the idea that U.F.O.fragments had been hoarded somewhere. In 2019, Luis Elizondo had suggested to Tucker Carlson that such detritus existed. (Hethen quickly invoked his security oath.) Kean cited Jacques Vallée, perhaps the most famous living ufologist, and the basis for François Truffaut’s character in “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” who has been working with Garry Nolan, a Stanford immunologist, to analyze purported crash material for scientific publication. (Vallée declined to speak about it on the record,concerned that it might undermine the peer-review process, but told me, “We hope it will be the first U.F.O. case published in arefereed scientific journal.”)

This is the delayed tome by Vallee (and a questionable co-author) The Best Kept Secret, which has reached a hyper-rumor state all over the place.

Why nothing more about it? Why do we need to scrounge around to try and get details about something that is currently hot and apropos?

(This also ties in with the Bragalia/Greenewald debate and controversy still going on at Facebook and elsewhere.)

While that tid-bit of nothingness riles curiosity, there are other UFO details that never made it to overt publication:

The tiny footprints found alongside the supposed UFO indentations of Lonnie Zamora’s Socorro craft.

If I had heard or read about that, I’d have been more reserved with my conjecture that the craft seen by Officer Zamora was Earth-made (by Howard Hughes’ Aircraft corporation under the auspices of the CIA).

You see, not being privy to certain details – like Yahweh hiding his phallus from Hebrew hierarchs, such as Moses, Aaron, and others when He (Yahweh) met with them on Mount Horeb – keeps us ignorant -- but that for another time and place.

RR

Saturday, May 08, 2021

What we liked about Frank Scully’s allegedly hoaxed UFO book

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Behind the Flying Saucers [1950] was my first High School oral book report. (I had found the book in the school library.)

The book's ornate details of a crashed flying saucer – three actually – provided a sheen of credibility that would be more accepted today than it was in the aftermath of the concocted allegations of fraud by some of the main characters.

The 16 alien bodies, found dead, in the primary spaceship elucidated by Scully received, in the tale, exquisite and minute post mortems: biologic measurements, examination of teeth, fingers, even genitalia, their uniforms (clothing), et cetera.

The ship's construction and technology were examined and detailed also: the supposed propulsion system, the hull and openings, compartment sizes, metallurgical make-up, cabin accoutrements, even toilets.

Food and water (heavy) were examined, along with books and writing, plus other minutiae that offered a sheen of credibility that ufological mentality would find believable today, more so than in the questioning legalities that smothered the story almost immediately after it appeared.

My previous musings indicate that I’m not ready to dismiss Scully’s exposé out of hand just yet:

https://ufocon.blogspot.com/2013_05_19_archive.html

https://ufocon.blogspot.com/2020_04_06_archive.html

After all, crashed UFOs are the ufological grist of the day and ETs are said to be all over the place.

So, Frank Scully’s 1950 “scoop” isn’t as unbelievable as one might think, is it?

RR

Friday, May 07, 2021

That New Yorker UFO article [5/10/21]

 The May 10th 2021 New Yorker UFO article by Gideon Lewis-Kraus was a larger read for me than I expected.

From Page 32 to 47 a reader will find much information that is little known or unknown, and much that is UFO twaddle.

Even with the drivel, one will find something interesting or insightful, whether about journalistic author Leslie Kean or mystery businessman Robert Bigelow or minutia about the AATIP program and videos, even Rendlesham.

The piece is being lauded by many (at Facebook and elsewhere) and debased by others (also at Facebook or other venues).

Try to get a copy or access the article online. It's a must-read, no matter what.

RR

Thursday, May 06, 2021

How stupid can we continue to be?

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This long-used photo for introductions to the UFO phenomenon is an obvious fake:

It appears as an opening to the current New Yorker piece about UFOs.

That no professional photographer has outed the transparent falsity of the photo, lo these many years, is appalling. 

And that The New Yorker would headline their UFO article with it even more so.

(I'll be getting my copy of the magazine in the mail today, but I've downloaded the UFO pages and I'll give a precis of what's wrong with the piece upcoming.)

But back to the photo: there has never been, as far as I know, any analysis of the above snapshot by anyone who has the qualifica- tions to show how and why the photo is a fake.

It's not even a good fake.

I'll have more to say on this, as I'm scrounging around for some- one -- Bruce Maccabee? -- to offer an analytic account of the photograph. It has to be expunged from the UFO record, once and for all.

RR

Wednesday, May 05, 2021

You shouldn't bring God into the UFO conversation

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While I keep trying to interject God into our conversations here, it riles Dominick, and I have to agree with him that allowing the idea of God having something to do with UFOs merely bogs the matter down, often into a quagmire of nonsense,

I just read a comment over at Kevin Randle’s blog that came from a reader there who was espousing Satan and demonology nonsense as part and parcel of the U.S. military men/women contingent in the Pentagon who deal with UFOs and related matters.

Nick Redfern had long ago confirmed that there was (and is) a radical evangelical contingent in situ at the Pentagon and among the military generally.

These people sincerely believe that Satan works among humanity now (and has always). And while there may be some theological belief that this is so, the idea malfunctions when reason and sanity prevail.

The idea of an ongoing Satanic aspect to UFOs not only confuses the topic but increases the silly or crazy elements that intrude on the phenomenon’s possible legitimacy as a bona fide matter for scientific research and study.

If religious nuts – and they are nuts! – take hold of ufology or even an aspect of the UFO community, the topic is doomed to more ridicule than it can handle.

So, while the idea of God’s reality or not and His/Her part in our daily existence fits into my interest in how the God idea came about, I’m going to hold back from inserting God (or Satan) into the firmament here.

It’s, as Dominick implies, an insult to reasoned rumination in this forum. 

RR

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

The “Selected”

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A non-professional observation of how things are, in the world, our existence and reality tells us that persons (humans) are selected by fate and sometimes luck to be the recipients of good or bad, even moderate gifts and disasters. (This is obvious, yes?)

But the gifts (blessings come say) or adverse calamities seem to be nondiscriminate, but suppose they aren’t.

How is it that some people die young, others getting cancer or some other deathly disease, maybe just a deformity, while others win lotteries, are blessed with healthy bodies and handsome physiognomies, talent and gifts of various kinds?

Why do some people seem to be beset by mental catastrophes – schizophrenia for example -- as others are granted the abilities to enchant with cultural refinements – flair with art, music, intellectual proclivities, et cetera – even genius?

Why do some only see orbs in the sky as others see strange objects or actually seem to have encounters with “others” of an odd kind, and some, who desire with their whole heart and soul to see a UFO, never do?

There appears to be a categorical approach to our lives: we humans are selected for something special or something dire, a few not even considered.

 This has little to do with “determinism” and even less to do with “free will.” It’s a matter of selection, but by whom or what?

José Caravaca’s Distortion hypothesis touches on it, as does Jacques Vallee’s musings on what interferes with observers who think they’ve seen a UFO, or had an encounter with a fixture (icon) from the religious sphere.

But there is more to it than that. We are chosen – selected to get something from somebody or something beyond us – by a force or process that can sometimes be diverted or made incompetent, but never intellectually so.

(This is the shaman idea.)

I hate the approach to alleged shamanistic wonders, but great minds like Mircea Eliade and other thinkers give credence to the shaman way of things. But there is more to it than that.

Some persons I know think that psychedelics open the door to a kind of shamanistic awareness of reality or truth. But there is more to it than that.

The thrust of good or bad upon an individual comes not from my pal José’s “external agent” but from something much like that….José proposes an agency or mechanism that evokes “activity” that he’s vastly exampled in his writings.

http://caravaca102.blogspot.com/2018/ 

I see an actual agent – maybe a god or God, despite Dominick’s sensible reservations about the possibility – something forcing upon us, or trying to, pleasantries and glories or evils and dastardly unpleasantries of some kind or other.

The greater evils are categorized as tragedies and lesser evils as unfortunate ills or bad luck.

The better or good gifts to humans are listed under benevolence or good luck.

But they have to come forth from somewhere or someone. They have to. Luck or evil has to have a form. They just cannot be formless, ephemeral ideas only. They operate in time and space. They are.

RR

A brief note about the pending government “disclosure” of UFO encounters or sightings by the U.S. military

Even if the “documents” – concerning UFOs [UAP] about to be provided to the public – forthcome – don’t hold your breath. Even if they show a multitude of UFO observations, that doesn’t tell us what UFOs are.

They may confirm the UFO reality, but any sensate human knows that UFOs are an actual phenomenon.

Yet, we are still stuck in an unknown quandary about the things, are we not?

RR

The Wish (psychological not the birthday kind)

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https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/wish

The desire for extraterrestrials to exist and be visitors to our inconspicuous planet is running rampant lately. The reason – one at least – is the state of our fragile existence.

We hope for salvation, not from God nowadays, but from an advanced species coming here from who knows where.

My pals, here, Daniel likes the idea and Dominick sees the possibility as sensible, even scientific.

But it’s a forlorn wish. The astronomical realities mitigate against ET visitations. Yes, there’s a possibility of alien visitation but as (expert) Jacques Vallee sees it, the numbers of such visitations, indicated by UFO reportage is rather absurd.

Dominick’s suggestion that UFOs reported over and about nuclear missile sites or installations are indicative of extraterrestrial interest in our weapon systems.

That could be so, but nuclear weaponry is primitive. (Google advanced weaponry to see the vast array of weapons under development or actually already curated for use against enemies.)

And UFOs crashing all over the place, as ufologists insist have happened many, many times, is ludicrous. If there’s something here besides mankind thwarting UFO flights, that something would have to be a (divine?) super-human protector, which should make Dominick gasp for air.

Yes, I’d like UFOs to be ET oriented but that’s just a foolish wish from my sci-fi flavored youth.

José Caravaca’s Distortion hypothesis is on to something, as is Vallee’s anti-ET suggestions.

But Dominick’s ET preference, along with Daniel’s implied preference, are not to be thrown out the window.

After all, some wishes do come true.

N.B. Pics above from Huffington Post/Press 

RR

Sunday, May 02, 2021

Who (or what) is behind the UFO phenomenon? By José Antonio Caravaca

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To begin with, we must make it clear that we are dealing with a real phenomenon, unknown and unexplained by our science. Above all, there are 4 points that indicate the true dimension of this enigma:

1.- The universality of the experiences, and their effect on people of all kinds and cultures.

2.- The existence of incidents narrated by witnesses unaware of the paradigm but which, inexplicably, fit the patterns established by the phenomenon itself.

3.- That the experiences can be observed by several witnesses jointly or independently.

4.- The existence of physical evidence associated with the experiences: footprints, traces, burns, etc.

Evidently, my approaches are far removed from the HET and the alleged alien visitors, and therefore I have established the term "external agent" (AE) to define in a generic way and without limitations the person responsible for this type of manifestations.

Undoubtedly, over the centuries, under various labels, human beings have witnessed various encounters with unknown creatures and beings (daemons, angels, fairies, demons, extraterrestrials) that have something in common: they are tremendously elusive and little given to revealing their true nature and origin, besides being ephemeral. But the strangest thing is that all these encounters seem to occur outside our ordinary perception.

Personally, I am convinced that AE serves as a catalyst for our psyche to access sporadic "contacts" with unknown portions of our reality - perhaps other dimensions - although ultimately nothing observed would respond to an empirical reality as we conceive it.

The AE could also be some kind of energetic "entity", which would need human beliefs, or the very interaction with people, to "exist", but even these manifestations could hide some kind of unknown psychic process linked to Jung's collective unconscious.

It must be taken into account that, probably, from old paradigms that have been updated, the topic of "extraterrestrial visitors" was born, framed in a very specific time and as natural substitutes in our particular altar of the archaic "gods" and the outdated supernatural "entities" that have always accompanied us.

Therefore, I believe that UFOs, above all, are a "psycho- dimensional" phenomenon that in certain circumstances interacts with our physical environment producing a wide spectrum of highly malleable repercussions due to our unconscious participation - because of its evident importance, in the final chapter of this book [Distortion] we will expand this definition of our mysterious "distorting" agent. 

JAC

Ufology: A life career, really?

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A guy I like, recently wrote on Facebook that he became thrilled by UFOs at age 13 and from there has made the phenomenon his life-work, indicating he has been successful as a researcher of UFOs

But can one really make – or has anyone really made – UFOs a career or life-effort?

I (and you) might cite Stanton Friedman as a career ufologist but he came to the phenomenon after a stint as a nuclear physicist.

Jacques Vallee and J. Allen Hynek crossed over into ufology after careers in computer science et cetera [JV] and academia, astronomy [JAH].

John Keel was a journalist until UFOs grabbed him by the mind, warping it.

 Almost all UFO enthusiasts get into UFOs (or ufology) mid-stream, after a normal job or career, intrigued by the phenomenon, but treating it as secondary to life-activities of various kinds.

The Facebook guy probably doing the same, but lauding his UFO work as the basis of his career.

FOs are pretty much a joke, when it comes to earning a living or producing something worthwhile for society. But a few off-centered individuals tout the phenomenon as a mainstay of their creative life. Why?

Yet, recently, even Psychiatry has been condemned as a total failure, still hanging in there because we, the public, “… are willing to endure psychiatrists’ ignorance because they take on our collective responsibility for not knowing … We are all complicit!” [TLS, Andrew Scull, 5/1/21]

And about Philosophy “Wittgenstein took [it] to be an illness, a source pf suffering, something to be diagnosed and treated rather than refuted.” [TLS, Crispin Sartwell, 2/5/21]

Newton’s Classic Science is under attack by students of Quantum Mechanics and culture itself is being replaced by the non-creative and exploitative efforts of the great unwashed.

And in that context, to tout ufology or an interest in UFOs as a career is sheer madness, a total bout of senselessness.

Like a person consumed by a love for orchids -- their growing, hybriding, attention – UFO enthusiasts can admit to some kind of obsession with the phenomenon, but a career or perpetual life-style consumed by the things is, interestingly (as psychiatry would inform), sheer lunacy.

The study of and efforts put into reflection about UFOs does nothing for society or, so far, nothing for the betterment of civilization. The whole concept is ludicrous on the face of it.

But we remain consumed. And some go so far as to, embarrassingly publicize their addiction to the folly.

Now, tell me that’s not madness, insanity actually. Go ahead, make a case for UFOs as a valuable study for the enrichment of humanity.

(And I’m not being skeptical of UFOs as a bona fide phenomenon. I’m questioning the attention by some to the phenomenon.)

RR

Friday, April 30, 2021

Will Daniel be disappointed?

https://nypost.com/2021/04/30/pentagon-whistleblower-warns-of-ufo-intelligence-failure-on-par-with-9-11/

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

From my Google UFO newsfeed

https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/ex-intelligence-officer-claims-ufos-23994033 

https://www.ibtimes.sg/ufos-have-disabled-americas-nuclear-weapons-claims-former-us-intelligence-officer-57110

(If an advanced species, from somewhere disables our nuclear weapons, wouldn't that be like us taking away spears and clubs from primitive mankind?)

RR

The madness we are part of

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Again, our planet is obscure, in a remote area of our Galaxy and just a meaningless dot in the Cosmos, the Universe itself.

How is it that extraterrestrials are fixated on Earth as some people declare or think.

And if there is an infinite thing, force whatever that is or makes up the Universe, our reality, why so much attention paid to our planet when there are, supposedly, a plethora of planets elsewhere with life, some advanced and thinking?

These limited and speculated possibilities almost allow for the ideas suggested here that the intrusions of UFOs or a supreme, infinite being are only unique to this planet, to our reality,

The astronomical prohibitions of ET UFOs and the philosophical position that a supreme being or force operating within or around Earth’s civilizations is seemingly absurd, that force indifferent and listless when it comes to humans and Earth itself. 

This goes to suggesting that, maybe, UFOs and some “paranormal” and insane activities experienced here come from an indigenous species operating alongside or subliminally to the overt, outward societies and beings extant on our planet.

But that suggestion – sometimes coming under the rubric of ultra or cryptoterrestrials – is as fanciful or silly as the idea that hordes of alien species from advanced civilizations have come and are coming to Earth daily, almost minute-to-minute.

And the idea that a god or supreme being is paying attention to the silly activities of human beings and has since time immemorial is farcical to the point of madness, irrational in the extreme.

This leaves us in quandaries of various kinds, most pursued by humankind with fetid and ignorant thought, as exampled by scientists and mathematicians, UFO fanatics, philosophers, et al.

So what can we, who are puzzled by the conditions of our known reality, do to clarify our reality? After all, within the framework of humankind’s existence nobody really knows anything about the underlying purpose for human purpose.

UFOs are tacit reminders that we know little to nothing about anything. Quantum mechanics ditto. Religious practice too. And so on.

We seem to be in a game, a kind of puzzle geared to non-understanding, unwinable because the rules have been set by a contingency of some kind, an intrinsic madness that underlies existence or forced upon existence by an insane element of some indescribable nature.

RR

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Something almost odd……

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Two seemingly unrelated bits of information intersected with my brain causing a kind of thought disruption.

A few notes from pals on Facebook concentrated on UFOs entering and exiting waters which is one of the sub-sets of the phenomenon, written about by Ivan Sanderson as far back as 1970 and brought up again by Commander Fravor in the 2004 Tic-Tac sighting.

https://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/a29417939/

unidentified-submarine-objects/

An account I neglected to nab from Facebook – now lost to the great maw of that social site – told of some servicemen in the 80s watching four UFOs dipping in and out of  a body of water, a scenario more often reported than acknowledged by the UFO crowd.

In my search of material about the primitive existence of God, I came across a linkage between early Israelite God Yahweh and Oannes, a fish-man (god) mentioned in Sumerian records and discussed in Carl Sagan’s and I.S. Shklovskii’s Intelligent Life in the Universe [Dell, 1966]:

“In the first year [of mankind] there made its appearance, from a part of the Persian Gulf which bordered upon Babylonia, an animal endowed with reason, who was called Oannes (according to the account of Apollodorus) the whole body of the animal was like that of a fish; and had under a fish’s head another head, and also feet below, similar to those of a man, subjoined to the fish’s tail. His voice, too, and language was articulate and human …” [Page 457]

The text goes on to describe the interactions of this creature (Oannes) with humans and what the creature provided to enhance human progression.

A few PDFs I gathered from Google Scholar about the beginning of Israelite religion allow that Yahweh had a connection with the Oannes creature (some going further to state that Yahweh and Oannes was one and the same).

In a paper about Dagon and El, El the god from whom Yahweh derives according to some scholars:

 “[Dagon] became an important god … [and] In discussing the Babylonian fish-god [H] Schmökel deals only with Oannes, and has failed to consider Berossos’ Odakon, part man and part fish, who rose from the Erythraean Sea, and whose name may be a garbled form of Dagon … For representations of a fish-god (Oannes, i.e., Ea?) with human arms and legs are found on Mesopotamian cylinders and other monuments. [Pages 278/279 of Dagon and El, Joseph Fontenrose, Oriens Volume 10, No.2, December 31, 1957]

[Footnote: For representations of the Babylonian fish-god, see Katharine Shepard, The Fish-Tailed Monster in Greek and Etruscan Art (New York: p.p, Bryn Mawr thesis, 1940]

This tenuous connection brings to mind the possibility [sic] that a water existence was extant at the time of the formation of civilization (per Sagan and Shklovskii) and a fish-man masquerading (or accepted) as a god or God [Septuagint versions of 1 Samuel 5-4] became integral to human societies on the rise in the Mesopotamian regions at the beginning of the Neolithic era.

For this blog – and I hope you forgive me the side-step to my obsession with the God birth – one might consider that UFOs might come from Earth seas, not an extraterrestrial civilization, and that Mac Tonnies’ cryptoterrestrials may not be as obtuse as most of us think.

(The problem for me is how could an underwater advanced form of humankind “manufacture” vehicles of the nature implicit by what we know about UFOs, the processes difficult beyond imagination.)

((And while the idea that God or god came from the sea is less of a barrier to acceptance, it still raises questions that are far from addressed by academia or scholars.))

N.B. Note the “handbag” pictured with Oannes in the cylinder picture above

RR

Daniel found the Tesla UFO item and more.....

https://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/ciencia/pentagonaliens/pentagonaliens05.htm

Sunday, April 25, 2021

What is this?

I found this in my computer UFO file. Putting it in Google's image search took me to Pinterest and a few sites indicating it's (supposedly) Nikola Tesla's flying saucer (or UFO). Anyone got something specific on it:


Robert Sheaffer (and others) show Triangle UFO pic to be ??

 https://badufos.blogspot.com/2021/04/the-navys-triangle-bokeh-ufo-video.html?fbclid=IwAR0OH2Namn_T1yQYmWgGPKw9MWHdkKrQFfnPNH

s8Lq3uQ0v_NlikY82GjdE

 

Saturday, April 24, 2021

You tell me this wasn't one of those 1896 Airship sightings?

 


Sorting UFOs per our preferences

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It seems from comments here that each of us has an interest in some aspect of the UFO phenomenon, or preference for certain types of UFOs and related accounts or reports about them.

For instance, Daniel likes UFO stories that have an ET patina.

Jerry C appears fascinated by UFOs but especially those with an amorphous sheen: the Hessdalen Lights for example.

Dominick prefers, I think, accounts or stories that reflect solid, tangible objects with a serious provenance (solid, credible reportage or renditions).

Ron goes for witness or UFO enthusiast credibility, and is open to a variety of UFO accounts from them.

Martin is fascinated by the meta-paranormal surround of the phenomenon.

Nick Redfern’s interest is saturated by anything outside normalcy, UFOs only a part of that.

Kevin Randle prefers to augment UFO reports with only credible, reputable reportage.

Bryan Daum is just happy that UFOs of all kinds are rampant.

We all know what José C believes.

Anthony Bragalia is obsessed with Roswell, and only UFOs connected to that mischievous incident.

A few returnees or long-time lurkers, here, are open to anything that is out of the ordinary, including my pontifications, no matter how loony.

Me? I’m polluted by the psychological element of UFO witnesses and the oddity of UFO encounter reports. (All the rest is backwash.)

[And no one here seems particularly interested in the “abduction” stories.]

That’s part of the UFO (UAP?) problem: only José is immersed in his preference, the rest of us mucking around with no real or aggressive pursuit of our interest.

We’re flailing around for any whiff of UFO authenticity, any!

(Some UFO enthusiasts I see on Facebook appear to be immersed in “research” of an iffy kind or just playing footsie with other UFO enthusiasts only for the camaraderie, nothing more than social propinquity.)

Let’s all try to buckle down and present worthwhile input, here and elsewhere, without the mangle of flotsam we, including me, keep putting forth as viable UFO information or conjecture.

Thoughts?

RR

Found this while scouring web for UFO stuff

 

https://www.heraldscotland.com/life_style/18436635.ufo-special-seven-strangest-unexplained-sightings-scotlands-skies/

Friday, April 23, 2021

Another possibility for some UFO sightings or encounters?

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About 10 years ago my oral surgeon neighbor (at our lake home) told me that he had a loss of identity recently where he didn’t know who he was nor anything about those around him (his family). It was an odd, temporary event that he didn’t understand but didn’t pursue for an explanation. He thought I might have a psychological answer. I didn’t.

A year or so after his episode, I went out the front door of our home in town, to get mail from the box in front.

As I returned to the house, I wasn’t me – the me writing this. I walked in the front door and told my fellows, who were raking leaves, that someone has left a bag of leaves on our front porch/walkway.

The bags of leaves were theirs and I had passed them on my way to the mailbox.

Then I asked who left the mess next to the fireplace, a pile of books I had placed there the night before.

After a few minutes of rambling speech, making no sense, they took me upstairs to my room about which I made questioning remarks, and they put me to bed.

A few hours later, I was up and back to being me – the me writing this.

My son Josh, a neuroscientist, when I told him about the episode, said I had a neurological malfunction called Transient Global Amnesia, a somewhat rare malfunction of the brain:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transient_global_amnesia

Thinking about this – which I’ve covered in papers and material here and elsewhere – I’ve often wondered if persons who felt they had been abducted by UFO aliens and what they recalled after the short-lived event was an accumulation of “mangled” past and current events from memory or imagination derived from past readings, TV shows, movies, or other cultural activities with relative connections to the UFO phenomenon or extraterrestrial associations.

The missing time is “actual” – one is really gone during the disorder, And the insertion of unusual materials, while not part of my experience, does occur and is easily recalled after the fact.

Or do experiencers (abductees) exchange places with their other selves from elsewhere for that so-called period of missing time? And the events they think they experienced were actual, or concoctions created from the misfiring synapses that took place?

Did a me from another reality or dimension get access to my being for a short?

A study of this rarified neurological disorder might be examined as one possible explanation for so-called UFO kidnappings.

RR

A few things to consider (maybe)

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In the past here (and at our other blogs) I’ve discussed the matter of deterministic existence, which is a philosophical proposition: “relating to the philosophical doctrine that all events, including human action, are ultimately determined by causes regarded as external to the will.” [From the internet]

The proposition needs an alteration to make the points I’m stressing, for the UFO topic (and other topics).

Deterministic action requires a force outside ourselves, some thinking that force is God or a trickster or fate, something determining what actions take place or befall humans and life here on Earth.

This competes with the idea of Free Will, but this is not the place to get into either concept, except to delineate my thinking on UFO sightings and alleged UFO “abductions.”

For me Melville’s Moby Dick is the great American “novel” – I actually think it’s one of the great (maybe the greatest) literary creations of all time.

(Those who’ve seen or read my postings here and elsewhere about Melville’s tome might forgive me for the redundancy.)

Moby Dick moves through the seas unencumbered, or would like to. But Captain Ahab, obsessed by the creature pursues it, relentlessly, to the fatal conclusion of Melville’s book that most of you are familiar with.

This has led me to suggest that people who become obsessed with something –anything – will end up in dire straits, brought about by their obsession if, of course, the obsession regards something consequential (but maybe even by seemingly simple things).

For instance, Christians who, like Ahab, pursuing God via prayer and favor-seeking encomiums often end up getting serious illnesses or are subject to various disasters, their God, being probed, bringing, like Moby Dick, perditions of various kinds down upon the heads of those imploring Him for attention (God, uncaring and existing in self-reflective solitude irritated – even as a somnambulistic force – by the ‘attention”).

[Praying to Jesus/Christ is another matter altogether]

Let me suggest that UFO observers or witnesses bring upon themselves their observation or experience by some obsession with an aspect of the UFO phenomenon, that aspect not determined or sought by investigators as it seems unrelated to the UFO experience when, in fact, it is the generator of the experience, something that José Caravaca’s Distortion Theory postulates, although he hasn’t clearly delineated my suggestion.

Poking God, or Fate, like measuring or observing a quantum event affects that event, makes for attention being given to the poker, attention that can be good or bad, depending upon the whim of that being poked.

In the Mrs. Moreland UFO event from 1959 mentioned earlier here, what caused her to have her experience? A pre-UFO – flying saucer -- interest, like that which Betty Hill had? Or a predilection of some kind that fringed the UFO phenomenon?

My point, if you’re getting it, is that some persons are predetermined to have experiences of an oblique kind by virtue of their “obsession” with something related to their eventual experience.

In the case of Captain Ahab it was Moby Dick (or God as Melville suggested). In the case of Mrs. Moreland or other UFO witnesses, their experience is detailed, more or less, by the intensity level of their obsession, whatever it is. (See Caravaca’s examples in his literature or online postings and many of the recounted listings in Albert Rosales’ Humanoid Encounters books.)

(Finding the initiatory obsession is key to my supposition, but as UFO researchers or investigators are loath to actually position themselves to do actual analysis of all details within a UFO event, don’t hold your breath for a denouement of any kind.)

RR

Thursday, April 22, 2021

A 1959 flying saucer sighting (and an excellent account of it)

https://interactives.stuff.co.nz/2018/03/finding-mrs-moreland/

UFOs: What’s missing?

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In any endeavor, the person(s) experiencing it, comes away – usually – with something satisfying (besides their effort).

Whether it’s winning a race, climbing a mountain, drinking an exceptional wine, obtaining a dinosaur bone, obtaining an object (or person) that one loves, growing a tasty, ripe tomato, et cetera, et cetera.

But within the UFO world, what does anyone bring back that is substantive, worthwhile, or satisfying as part of their experience?

Has anyone brought to the UFO table a photo or film/video that provides proof of a tangible thing that removes the “unidentified” label, replacing it with an “identified” sobriquet?

Has a UFO abductee (experiencer) brought home something from their “experience” that convinces others that they were “abducted” (kidnapped) by entities outside our normal reality?

Have UFO researchers/investigators enlightened anyone about a supposed UFO reality?

That is, has anyone made a case for a UFO reality, a case that withstands scrutiny or withering opprobrium of even the faltering kind (like that from obtuse skeptics)?

Nope.

Like the search for The Fountain of Youth or the gold of El Dorado or even Moby Dick, no one with a UFO interest, even a serious interest, has brought anything resembling an explanation or supposition of a tangible UFO reality, even though the circum- stantial overlay indicates that there is something there.

What has gone wrong? What is wrong?

What do you think?

RR