posted on Mar, 7 2016 @ 03:45 PM
I shall confess that although I like to consider myself a critical and rational person most of the time, at times it is great to dive into the abyss
and just roll in the far out. It is a weakness, and I cannot stop myself.
This is what made me first start to read the Millenium Hospitality series written by Charles Hall about his experienses in the Nevada desert while
serving as a Weather Observer for the US Airforce. Yes, I struggled more than just a little, but (somehow) I managed to get through all three (!)
books. For those of you who are not familiar with the account of Charles Hall about his encounters with a race of tall, white, humanoid aliens hosted
by the US Airforce, there is ample youtube videos and interviews out there - a simple google search is sufficient.
The strange and terrifying thing is that I actually grew to like Mr Hall. I grew to like his boasting, his bad writing skills and ponderous style, not
because it was great literature, but because it clashes so violently with so many other accounts of encounters with alleged extraterrestrials.
I will just briefly go through what I like about the aliens and Halls interaction with them:
There was a ever present feeling of horror and dread - even after Mr Hall allegedly had spent a very long time interacting with these beings. This
resonates well with what I belive my own feelings would be had I been in his shoes. And the feeling of horror and dread was mutual. The aliens
were just as disturbed by humans as Hall was by them.
These aliens were not omnipotent and wise, but made mistakes and miscalculations. Their equipment would break down. They could both panic and
They were not interested in the betterment of the human race, but rather viewed humans as an interesting pasttime and sideshow while engaging in some
very strictly limited exchange of technology because (and this is really weird) a lot of their hardware was manufactued on earth. From local
resources. Often using off the shelf parts as well as their own highly advanced technology.
Their demeanour and morality was, although not completely incomprehensible, distinctly off key. For instance, in one episode in the books one of the
alien beings freak out when meeting Hall, and he is shot by some sort of device which leaves him to bleed to death. He manages (heroically I might
add) to stop the bleeding by putting pressure on the wound, and all the while the aliens are just standing around watching. Even his closest
"friend" - an alien known as the Teacher - does nothing to help him, other than commenting on the fact that he is a resourceful human and will
probably survive. An extremely callous remark by any standard - at least human standard. Then there is a remark by this same being, that humans are
remarkable in that we tolerate other potential harmful beings to coexist with us (in reference to animals) and even tame them - and not just outright
kill them off. This is usually the norm we are led to believe. Although they tolerate Hall they also treat the poor man as a "pet", and makes fun of
him from time to time. So not much of the cosmic wisdom being imparted. In fact, they give Hall very little information at all.
These aliens, allegedly, get clothing and spare parts as well as components from their agreement with the US airforce and likes to go on an outing now
and then - to Vegas. Because, well, it can get quite boring just sitting around waiting for the next ship out.
But I think, most of all, what made me warm to Hall was the fact that throughout all three books, he makes such a poor figure. All his bluster aside,
he describes himself as nothing more than a human guinea pig, tossed into some horrible exopolitical experiment over which he has no control. It is
very obvious to everyone that he is quite expendable. So all the statements he makes, through all three books I might add, to validate his position as
something more than a guinea pig, might quite reasonably be seen as an attempt at saving (at least some) face.
So, what do you think of Hall and his aliens? I know, of course, that there is no proof. But, let us endulge ourselves together, and let me have your
take on the Tall Whites of Charles Hall. Are they more believable than the other aliens we have read about people claiming to have met, or are they
And mr Hall himself? How do you find him? I like the guy! If nothing else for having the guts to give us some more believable (and fallible)
aliens. They even go to Vegas!
Remember, we are indulging ourself...