UFOs and The Paranormal

I haven’t written about UFOs in quite a while, and frankly, I really don’t know what to think about them anymore.

Among my other research projects concerning alternative history, occult symbolism and transhumanism, my study of UFO phenomenon only started anew when I started to write fiction after a thirty year hiatus. Only then did I start to visit other sites, join their forums and ask questions.

I discovered there isn’t any such animal as an UFO “community!”

Crazy as it sounds, there are many disparate groups and cliques who really quite disagree with each other. And I’m not speaking about whether these groups actually believe UFOs exist or not, oh no, it’s a given they believe the phenomenon exist. The problem is whether the objects are “nuts and bolts”, i.e., actual material, physical air/spacecraft, or something along the lines of paranormal.

Yup, paranormal like ghosts, poltergeists, ESP, demons, electronic voice phenomenon, angels, things that go bump in the night, yup, that paranormal.

Now there’s good reasons for that group to hold to that frame of thought because of the very descriptive nature of the eyewitness accounts, i.e., extreme zig-zag movements of the UFOs, disappearing into thin air, appearing differently to different people, changing form in front of witnesses, beaming thoughts to people, you name it, archetypical paranormal stuff. The originator of this theory is Jacques Vallee. Vallee has been an UFO researcher for over thirty years and is a computer scientist by trade. He held to the nuts and bolts theory of UFOs at one time, but came to notice by way of eye witness interviews that the behaviors of the objects weren’t consistant with machine characteristics. Like I listed above, some witnesses described behaviors often associated with ghosts, like disappearing into solid objects, going through solid objects, splitting apart and recombining and so on.

Another example of the paranormal theories of UFOs, and ‘aliens’, is the apparent ‘hauntings’ as I call them of people by aliens. Whitley Strieber is a case in point. Strieber is the author of the book ‘Communion’, wherein he is a victim of multiple abductions by grey aliens, or whatever they are. These beings can speak to and control Strieber telepathically, enter through doors, walls, roofs and anything solid at will and transport him to alternate realities of his lives in the many multiverses. Paranormal to say the least.

Now I know certain people who read my blog will say, “Well, that’s easy, these beings are demons and are torturing Strieber and his ilk for fun and evil.” And then give a list of how demons fool and deceive us.

It’s not that simple. Taking the religious way out is a cop-out IMHO (Sorry HW). Just like taking the paranormal explanation for this phenomenon is a cop-out. It is waayy too easy and convenient the plead the supernatural cause. And Strieber isn’t the only one, he’s just an extreme example.

Not to belittle anyone’s experiences with this, it can be a truly terrifying and horrific event. Or it can be just as ecstatic as any mushroom trip or religious vision.

And that is the crux of it at the end of the day, it is what the individual perceives of the experience or sighting that determines if it is of an UFO or religious event. It seems that it has common root causes or paradigms.

Different strokes for different folks.

Later, I will comment on the ‘nuts and bolts’ theories of UFOs.

Whitley Strieber’s Blog

Jacques Vallee’s Blog

Paranormal theory of UFOs

Conspiracy Archive

5 responses

  1. The Highwayman | Reply

    “It’s not that simple. Taking the religious way out is a cop-out IMHO (Sorry HW).”

    Let me rephrase that for you… how about: taking a spiritualistic way out is a cop-out…? The idea of using a pantheon of arbitrary, juvenile gods to explain the natural order of things, such as is found in pagan religions.

    You mention demons… it’s just a word to describe another life form, that’s all. Their nature and activities need not be benevolent, lord knows human behavior isn’t! Perhaps the Bible writers couldn’t explain these beings, or God, in any other way other than a language that we consider primitive. Maybe if we had been around in those early days, we would have recognized some of those occurrences with a more technically-evolved perspective.

    I still don’t see where science and Christianity need to exist as separate entities. If I saw a UFO doing those things you described, and using your quote in the last thread about advanced technology appearing as magic to the primitive as proof, I’d say that it’s entirely possible for malevolent spirit-beings to pull off stunts like those. It’s also possible for them to have an agenda thousands of years old, too.

    Christians are just as guilty of trying to separate spirituality from science, saying that the two cannot exist as one. I can’t explain who or what God is, but I damn well know that we aren’t the end-all in this universe, and if we can exist, so can other more-advanced beings like “demons”, “angels”… and God, Himself! (At least how we can understand and interpret Him)

    I’ve been doing some more research into the Sasquatch phenomena, which was an old interest of mine, being a former outdoorsman and military man. I now attribute the ‘beast’ to be a deception like UFO’s, and what I mean by deception is that it is meant to be understood from the perspective of a certain alien being’s agenda.

    Angels (as man once was) are beings of immense height and stature. Their ability to cloud men’s minds is noted in scripture, which is just another way of saying they have immense psychic powers. They could easily pass themselves off as giant ape-men, given that prowess, and could probably project (or disguise themselves) images of alien spacecraft in the skies. How they do it, I don’t know. Why they do it, can only be explained by scripture, as it flies in the face of logic for advanced beings to be wasting their time and resources playing ‘trick or treat’ with a lowly bunch of humans. If it were just a case of an advanced race of beings (and not demons) visiting us from the stars, why piddle around? If the intention were to invade, they could easily do it without all of the theatrics! If the intention were to make contact, why all the mystery? The hazy, out-of-focus pictures and movies, the surreptitious ‘kidnappings’ of citizens… WTF? Just move in and/or announce yourselves, awreddy!

    Myself, I look for answers in BOTH camps. I see perfect science in theology, and vice-versa. I also believe that as long as man tries to separate the two, he’ll never understand reality. I think it was meant for man to understand his origins and future, and attaching so much mystery and romance to the issue is just so much horseshit designed to confuse and discourage.

    As for Bigfoot and UFO’s… I know there is SOMETHING there! Exactly what or WHOM, I cannot say, but I know WHY it’s there, from perfectly assigned scientific deduction. When the early probes were alleged to have been sent into space with information and directions to us and our home planet, it was written in binary code, following that any advanced life form would probably not understand any known human language. That, itself, is a logical PRACTICAL deduction. To assume that other technically-advanced, even superior races wouldn’t have that same sense of logic and practicality would be foolish. Yet, we have them playing “Where’s Waldo” with the human race all over the effing planet! Give me a break!

    Yes, there is something smarter than us out there, and it is playing us like a cheap fiddle!

  2. The Highwayman | Reply

    What’s with these comments boxes, anyway?

    Man, do I hate WordPress!


  3. The Highwayman | Reply

    I posted something, but it’s gone!


  4. I see perfect science in theology, and vice-versa. I also believe that as long as man tries to separate the two, he’ll never understand reality.

    Actually, I agree with that to a certain extent, I’ve always theorized the answer is somewhere in the middle.

    And there are some who think Bigfoot is paranormal.

    I don’t know about that one though. There’s too many footprints all over hell and all of them can’t be fake!

  5. Nice discussion. I like the idea of a ” Nuts and Bolts” approach to understanding UFO’s. The only real way to prove the possibility is to build a vehicle with similar capabilities. Fast, can go in space, emits weird lights etc. By examining the reports, and relating them to known technology, we can extrapolate a possible technological explanation.
    Electromagnetic fields fit all the characteristics and are already known to be able to levitate objects and mass against gravity.

    If we can build these types of craft, then it would be possible for others.
    It may not be as hard as we think.

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