Rethinking the Extraterrestrial


Strange “paranormal” occurrences have been a recurring motif for as long as man has philosophized. From the countless religious accounts of higher and lower dimensional beings, extra-sensory perceptions, and the like – to modern studies in parapsychology, and the research community considered as “ufology,” humankind has always abundantly speculated about the abilities and experiences beyond the basic comprehensions. Furthermore, they have done so with good reason. While there is always a great deal of information “fluff” to these stories (ie: the legends that are created from firsthand accounts), modern research into paranormal motifs like the “Mothman,” the non-human “Men In Black” entities, and indeed even monuments like the Great Pyramid bring about questions that seem to beg answers in the realm of the inexplicable.

Is it really as simple as an “Ancient Aliens” theory? Are there really “extraterrestrials” visiting us from other planets throughout the cosmos, abducting human beings and mutilating cattle, genetically tampering with human DNA, and making secret deals with earth governments? Are these earth governments, like the US, really sitting on massive caches of classified documents revealing evidence of the ET, that are just waiting to have their lids blown wide open? Or is this undeniable thread in human experience a much more nuanced, misunderstood, and possibly metaphysical experience?

To the surprise of many people, it is actually a significantly documented matter of record that the UFO phenomenon has always had the roots of its promulgation within the Government Intelligence agencies, and the wealthy elitists that fund these agencies by proxy. Case in point: The “Rockefeller Initiative” of the early 1990’s, during the Clinton Administration. The Rockefeller Initiative served as a little publicized but highly influential pull by Laurence S. Rockefeller to “pressure” the Clinton Administration into disclosing the alleged classified information about the UFO phenomenon. The subsequent declassifications made by the Clinton Administration were influential in the development of the modern ufology community, and if this were not suspicious enough: the so-called “Father of the UFO Disclosure Movement,” Dr. Steven Greer, has consistently gone on record advocating his relationship to Laurence Rockefeller and the Rockefeller Initiative. Greer fully acknowledges a corporate industrial take-over of modern society, predominated by a wealthy group of elitists (like the Rockefellers) that can be demonstrated by following the money trail – but Greer claims that Laurence is “one of the good guys.” Among Greer, there are dozens more prominent UFO researchers that were directly spurred by the Rockefeller Initiative and served as foundations in the field, such as Dr John Gibbons, Dr. Ron Pandolfi, Webster Hubbell, a variety of senators and representatives, and so forth.

And then there are the other “Advocates of UFO Disclosure” like former Canadian Prime Minister of Defense, Paul Hellyer, and his outspoken statements about ET communication with humans. This is treated by the ufology community as if Canada has held some reputation as a paragon of truth. On the contrary, it has always played a clear and distinct role as an asset in US foreign policy, which sets a poor precedent, to say the least.

The list could, unfortunately, even go on from here, with all the “former” Navy and other Intelligence officials “whistleblowing” their knowledge about ET’s that they learned while serving high ranks in the military. Meanwhile, while the UFO phenomenon is promulgated endlessly by Hollywood and mainstream “news sources” like the History Channel and onward, the US has seen a converse and unprecedented spike in its crackdown on government whistleblowers. Granted, a large portion of these UFO whistleblowers were coming out with information while this crackdown was still being cooked up – but if the UFO phenomenon was such a grand and well-kept secret, wouldn’t there be a much heavier enforcement on all these so-called UFO-whistleblowers, even the ones from the past? 

This is, of course, not to suggest that the US government has never harassed civilian eye-witnesses to UFO/ET’s, but that the US government often does not seem to go after these officials on the matter – and they tend to only question the civilians. This cannot be taken as a black-and-white, blanket statement – and again, this is not to suggest that the UFO/ET motif is entirely fictitious, but that it has been directly cultivated to serve as a research community of half-truths and limited understandings. 

So when researchers like David Wilcock are making claims like “Humans got fiber-optic technology from the Roswell crash,” how literally can these statements be taken? As great as these ideas sound, they should be heavily speculated.

For those unfamiliar with the concept of US Military Intelligence making direct and long-term efforts to mislead the ufology community, the story of Richard Doty and Paul Bennewitz from the 1980’s is recommended for research. A heavily documented case that has been covered in compelling documentaries like Mirage Men, Richard Doty, a military intelligence operative, was essentially tasked with promoting fantastical and untrue ideas/theories about ET communication with governments, to Mr. Paul Bennewitz. Doty received this strange line of work from his government officials because Bennewitz, a highly skilled satellite communications technician and technical handyman, began snooping through the private radio broadcasts of Kirtland Airforce Base in New Mexico. Long-story-short, Bennewitz subsequently stumbled onto talk and eventually sightings of some highly classified government aerial technology, and since Bennewitz was an avid UFO conspiracy theorist, he began theorizing as such right away. Unfortunately for Bennewitz, his downfall was contacting the Air Force base in order to be a “good American” about his UFO findings. This is where Richard Doty came in. 

While the jury is certainly not out yet, it seems that the most likely explanation for modern UFO sightings can very heavily be attributed to the sighting of highly advanced and suppressed government technology – and this likely includes lots of drones

Perhaps you thought that the History Channel was giving you the key to ancient esoteric philosophy…?

As far as the entire “Ancient Aliens” theory goes, the jury is not out on this one, either. But, articulated by researchers like Graham Hancock, a person does not need a grand conclusion of extraterrestrials traveling interstellar distances to Earth in order to explain the pyramids – and a person certainly does not need the laughable mainstream Egyptology explanations either. Hancock and other researchers in his field of “Alternative History” propose the general idea (highlighted with different reasons by different researchers but with a cohesive body of evidence) for a formerly highly technologically sophisticated human society that far predated Egypt, which gave rise to Plato’s and others’ ancient tales of Atlantis (called other names in other accounts). While this does seem like the biggest conspiracy of all time with a lot more work to be done on the matter, it legitimately stands as a much taller theory than the “ancient alien” ideas or even the mainstream ideas of a primitive slave-labor production of the pyramids with pulley-systems (as research today shows the convoluted nature of mainstream Egyptology; see RA Schwaller de Lubicz).

As a final assessment, the comparison between the UFO phenomenon and religious experience is brought to consideration once more. From rituals like praying, all the way to the pentagram or the Kabbalistic Tree of Life, metaphysics has always been predominantly interested in understanding higher dimensions and the entities that are said to inhabit these places. Shamanic experiences during meditations that lead to encounters with angels and demons seem to be oftentimes very reminiscent of some modern-day ET encounters, and even more comparative are the links between psychedelic compounds and spiritual experiences, and the modern-day equivalence between psychedelics and ET’s that is peddled by many people today.

There certainly does seem to be a true phenomenology to some UFO and ET accounts, and researchers like John Keel are some of the best testaments to this. However, the research into the UFO community, in contrast to esoteric/occult philosophy of Natural Law, bears many overt fallacies and misconceptions. Seeing as how esoteric philosophy has been around for thousands of years, and ufology largely seems to be a product of government intelligence, the choice doesn’t seem very difficult. However, the overall difference between mainstream religion and occult principles of Natural Law should be specified as different concepts. People seeking deeper understanding of the world through either religion or ufology might be better suited looking to these esoteric principles instead. 

This is, of course, not without its pitfalls either, as the theories of “archontic alien mind control” are rampant on the internet, and serve as a possible interpretation of the Gnostic Nag Hammadi Scrolls. While this is a tale for another time, it should be stated that there ultimately appears to be varying, nuanced shades of truth and lies in any given statement. The real trouble is sorting through it all. 

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The LHC Disproves the Existence of Ghosts and the Paranormal


IN BRIEF
  • Renowned physicist Brian Cox has claimed that the lack of any physical evidence being detected by the highly sensitive Large Hadron Collider disproves the existence of ghosts.
  • Four in 10 Americans reportedly believe in ghosts, a figure that belies the lack of scientific evidence behind their existence.

THE LHC

Looks like the Ghostbusters have some competition, and it’s renowned physicist and science communicator Brian Cox. But rather than bust some ghosts, it looks like he’s more in the business of destroying the idea of the paranormal entirely. He wasn’t just looking to spread some knowledge to the 4 in 10 Americans who believe in ghosts, though — he was sharing a simple conclusion he has reached by working with the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

The LHC is the largest and most powerful particle accelerator that humanity has ever built. It features a ring 27 kilometers (16 miles) long with superconducting magnets and accelerating structures specifically built to boost the energy of particles that scientists hope to study. Within the accelerator, two high-energy beams are forced to collide from opposite directions at speeds close to the speed of light. A good analogy for this would be firing two needles toward each other from 10 kilometers (6 miles) apart with a precision that makes sure they meet halfway.

Over 10,000 scientists and engineers from over 100 countries work together at this structure below the France-Switzerland border to help us learn about the fundamental properties of physics. They test different properties of elementary particles, and thus far, they have learned about particle decay, found hints of new particles, and reexamined what we know about the Big Bang. It’s from this evidence-based research that Brain Cox believes he can dismiss the existence of the paranormal entirely.

NO EVIDENCE, NO GHOSTS

Brian Cox made the claim during a recent broadcast of BBC Radio Four’s “The Infinite Monkey Cage” that focused on the intersection of science and the paranormal:

If we want some sort of pattern that carries information about our living cells to persist then we must specify precisely what medium carries that pattern and how it interacts with the matter particles out of which our bodies are made. We must, in other words, invent an extension to the Standard Model of Particle Physics that has escaped detection at the Large Hadron Collider. That’s almost inconceivable at the energy scales typical of the particle interactions in our bodies.

Neil deGrasse Tyson, who was also on the show, went on to press him for a clarification: “If I understand what you just declared, you just asserted that CERN, the European Center for Nuclear Research, disproved the existence of ghosts.” Cox replied with a simple “Yes.”

Cox’s point relies heavily on the LHC’s ability to pick up the tiniest bursts of energy found in particle collisions. That mean that any energy signatures from paranormal entities should be easy to detect. Thus far, no such evidence has been found. Does this mean that you can no longer enjoy horror movies? No, it just means you don’t have to be scared.

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Weird Word Salad: The Terminology of the Unexplained.


Paranormal investigators say they look for evidence of paranormal activity. That phrase always confounded me. I don’t quite get it. What does it mean when someone says they have evidence of “paranormal activity”? And, how do you know it’s not normal activity that you just couldn’t ferret out?

There is a problem with how the word paranormal is used because it is often utilized in a way that is perhaps not consistent with the original intent.

Language evolves. Let me take a shot at unpacking some of these definitions about unexplained phenomena. See if it makes sense.

“Paranormal” and other terms for strange goings-on have changed over time. The wordparanormal was coined around 1920. It means “beside, above or beyond normal.” Therefore, it’s anything that isn’t “normal” — or, more precisely, it is used as a label for any phenomenon that appears to defy scientific understanding. Ok, right there is a tripping point. Whose scientific understanding? The observer who is calling it “paranormal”? If so, that is problematic as a theoretical physicist sees things a lot differently than a dentist or a police officer. So, it appears too subjective to be precise. Each person may have their own idea of what constitutes “paranormal activity”.

The term “paranormal” used to just mean extrasensory perception and psychic power but, since the 1970s in particular — thanks to TV shows and proliferation of the subject in popular culture — the term expanded in scope to include all mysterious phenomena seemingly shunned by standard scientific study. It was a convenient way to bring many similarly peculiar topics under one heading for ease of marketing. So today, it can include everything that sounds mysterious: UFOs, hauntings, monster sightings, strange disappearances, anomalous natural phenomena, coincidences, as well as psychic powers.

Not everyone agrees that fields of study such as UFOlogy or cryptozoology (Bigfoot, Loch Ness Monster and the like) should be considered paranormal but, if we think about the fact that after all this time, we have yet to document what these things actually are, that isbeyond normal. Therefore, paranormal (arguably).

What appears as paranormal could essentially one day become normal. This has happened before with meteorites and still mysterious but likely explainable earthquakes lights and ball lightning. Or, we might not have developed the right technology or made the philosophical breakthrough yet to provide an explanation for some seemingly paranormal events. Perhaps we may find an instrument that can measure whatever it is that results in “hauntings” of a particular type. (Notice that I didn’t say an instrument that detects ghosts — an important distinction.)

Contrasted with paranormal is “supernatural.” To say something is supernatural is to conclude that the phenomenon operates outside the existing laws of nature. We would call such phenomena miraculous, a result of religious, occult (or magical) forces that are outside of human doings. These forces don’t adhere to boundaries of nature, which are waived. Perhaps the entity decides not to be detectable, for example. When that happens, we can’t test it, capture it or measure it. We just broke science. Our understanding stops if the explanation allows for supernatural entities to suspend natural laws on a whim. We end up with a form of “[Insert entity name here] did it.” Game over.

Paranormal events can appear to be supernatural but that in no way is proof that they are. Some unaccounted for natural explanation can be the cause. There is really no way to have excluded all natural possibilities in an investigation. We just may not have all the information. So to say something is the result of “paranormal” or “supernatural” activity is faulty logic. It can appear to be but you can’t say that it is for sure.

If you look at older anomalistic literature, you’ll find the word “preternatural” — a perfectly cromulent word — in place of paranormal. It’s not used as much anymore but it denotes a situation where the phenomenon appears outside the bounds of what we consider normal. It’s not supernatural, just extraordinary.

An even better word to use for weird natural phenomena — like strange falls from the sky (frogs, fish, colored rain), mystery sounds and lights, odd weather phenomena, etc. (things that might also be called Fortean) — would be paranatural. Events seem beyond natural because they are rare, unusual and we can’t quite pinpoint how they happened, but we need not revoke natural laws to have them occur. It’s similar to preternatural but sounds more modern.

Sorry about the word salad in this post but terminology is rather important for effective communication in order to avoid being misunderstood. These various words reflect the degree to which you want to go beyond observable, experimentally derived evidence. They get progressively LESS likely to be the correct designation: Paranatural -> paranormal/preternatural -> supernatural (which we can’t actually “prove”).

Source: Huffing post

 


 

‘Sirius’ Documentary Reveals DNA Test Results On Ata, The ‘6-Inch Alien’.


r-ATAHUMANOID-large570The mummified remains of what looks like a 6-inch space alien has turned “Sirius” into the most eagerly awaited documentary among UFO enthusiasts.

The findings, however, might come as a disappointment.

In early publicity, filmmakers claimed the documentary would reveal that the DNA of the creature with an oversized alien-looking head couldn’t be medically classified.

In fact, the film, which premiered Monday in Hollywood, features a scientist who concluded the little humanoid was human.

“I can say with absolute certainty that it is not a monkey. It is human — closer to human than chimpanzees. It lived to the age of six to eight. Obviously, it was breathing, it was eating, it was metabolizing. It calls into question how big the thing might have been when it was born,”said Garry Nolan, director of stem cell biology at Stanford University‘s School of Medicine in California.

“The DNA tells the story and we have the computational techniques that allows us to determine, in very short order, whether, in fact, this is human,” Nolan, who performed the DNA tests, explains in the film.

“Sirius” focuses on the remains of the small humanoid, nicknamed Ata, that was discovered in Chile‘s Atacama Desert 10 years ago and has, literally, gone through different hands and ownership since then.

The film also explores an ongoing grassroots movement to get the U.S. government to reveal what it reportedly knows about UFOs, extraterrestrials and the availability of advanced alternative energy technologies that could greatly benefit everyone on Earth.

The primary force behind “Sirius” is Steven Greer, a former emergency room doctor who founded the Center for the Study of Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CSETI) andThe Disclosure Project.

One odd thing about the Ata controversy is how it came to the recent attention of the American public.

Early in the documentary, Greer refers to Ata as an extraterrestrial being, explaining how it was found in the Atacama Desert and “we don’t know how it came about.” That seems strange because HuffPost recently reported on the well known history of little Ata since its discovery 10 years ago and subsequent moving from hand to hand, ending up in Spain.

Early PR for “Sirius” referred to the “paradigm shifting physical evidence of a medically and scientifically analyzed DNA sequenced humanoid creature of unknown classification.” This fueled rumors, speculation and more than likely, the hope many people had that, finally, a real alien creature had been discovered and proven to have non-human DNA.

But now that the film is available to everybody, and DNA analysis shows that Ata was human, was that early PR hype about the humanoid a bit premature?

“My interest, frankly, is to disprove that it’s anything unusual or anything paranormal,” Nolan said prior to beginning his DNA study of the small portions of Ata he was allowed to work with. “I would like to prove that this is human [and] just an interesting mutation. In every situation with scientists, your reputation’s at stake. I have every expectation that even doing this is going to lead to some ribbing from some of my colleagues.”

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

 

Looking For UFOs? Try These Techniques To Prepare For A Close Encounter.


 

So you think you can just waltz into an open field tonight and little green men are going to come to you, huh?

 

You’re wrong. In fact, you need the right tools to capture UFOs — whether alien in nature or not — if you want anyone to actually believe your epic story. Luckily, HuffPost Weird News has compiled that list for you. Here’s what you need on your UFO hunt tonight:

 

  • Warm clothing (depending on your location)
  • A good pair of binoculars
  • A good, reliable camera (duh!), capable of actually capturing night images
  • Fellow eyewitnesses and some snacks (in case it’s a long stakeout)
  • Information from a database that can guide you to possible UFO hangouts

 

The database may be the best thing you could consult if you want any heads up on where UFOs are most often seen, thereby increasing your own chances of capturing that elusive million-dollar image.

 

According to the website IT World, there are several database sites used by UFO seekers to help triangulate possible hotbeds of activity of unidentified flying objects. It’s not unusual to find locations where eyewitnesses claim to see UFOs several days or nights in a row.

 

The National UFO Reporting Center
This database displays UFO reports according to event date, state, UFO shape and date posted. For an excellent look back in time, the site offers reports stemming from the 1950s and brings sightings right up to date. You can call a special hotline to report something if it occurred within the past week. And there’s also an online UFO report form you can fill out. The site doesn’t claim to validate the information in the reports, and that “Obvious hoaxes have been omitted.”

 

*U* UFO Database
This is a very interesting database created over a 20-year period by UFO researcher Larry Hatch, who made it clear that his site is not a UFO reporting center. “The site is here to show the results of a long research effort, an attempt to find clues or patterns in sightings data,” he writes. And he’s very specific about presenting data on “flying saucers, disks and spheres… wingless fuselages, cloud cigars, cylinders, flying triangles, deltoids, diamonds and other odd shapes.” He also wants people to know that he doesn’t catalog “new-age, religious miracles, spiritual or cult events; Bigfoot, chupacabras, bogeymen or cryptozoology in general; no pyramids or faces on Mars, no crop circles or other forteana unless directly UFO-related.” *U* UFO Database provides excellent regional and world UFO maps and statistics. Of particular interest is his section on Thematic UFO sightings.

 

According to AboveTopSecret.com, while Hatch dropped out of contact with the UFO community several years ago due to health problems, his site contains “18,552 carefully filtered UFO events, distilled from hundreds of books, major journals, catalogs, correspondence and other sources. [The] scope is worldwide, for all dates from antiquity to the present.”

 

UFOdb.com
The UFO Sightings database specializes in pictures and videos, offering a variety of viewing and analysis tools to maximize your UFO footage viewing experience: “Speed control, Reverse play, Viewing filters, looping and more,” as described on the site. There’s also a UFO picture zoom magnifier and Google map that shows where the UFO sightings occurred. To help in your own search for possible places where UFOs might show up, the site includes “a synopsis, date, country, region, city, latitude and longitude” of previous locations of sighting reports.

 

Mutual UFO Network (MUFON)
In addition to a database of the most recent sighting reports and locations from the last couple of days, MUFON — the 3,000-member worldwide UFO investigation organization — is dedicated to studying UFO sightings and offers directions on how to correctly record or videotape a UFO encounter, something sorely lacking in the overall quality of many UFO images or videos posted on the Internet. The MUFON site also has an extensive UFO reporting form that you can fill out and post as a way of sharing your experiences with many people around the world.

 

You now have a variety of choices to help map out where you might want to go for a potential UFO encounter, and information on what to bring to record the experience. Good hunting.

 

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com

 

 

 

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