posted on Oct, 10 2005 @ 03:07 AM
It's not a bad theory and it certainly would account for certain aspects of each of these phenomena. It would explain, for instance, how ghosts and
UFOs have been reported to simply disappear. If they were bleeding through from the astral planes, then they might conceivably return there and appear
to onlookers to vanish.
Despite this, I do not think that this theory can account for certain aspects of these phenomena. The primary aspect that comes to mind is the impact
these phenomena have been shown to have on the material world. UFOs, for example, have shown up on radar screens and have been reported interacting
with their physical environments in ways as diverse as shooting at people with ray guns to crashing in American deserts. If we are to accept these
accounts, then it seems that UFOs can interact with the physical world. This would seem to run counter to the theory that they are phenomena which
have crossed over from the astral plane, given that the astral plane is held to be immaterial or spiritual and not physical in nature.
Aliens have also been reported to impact physically upon their environments. Abduction cases are a good example of this interaction. I would think
that if they were denizens of the astral plane that they would be limited in their interactions with physical objects, including people.
Ghosts, of course, are usually held to be immaterial, although cases of them interacting with material objects are not uncommon. The difference
between ghosts and astral entities, however, lies in the notion that ghosts are the spirits of the deceased who are trapped or who have chosen to
remain on our plane of existence. In contrast, astral entities are said to be inhabitants of the astral planes, which seems to distinguish them from
It occurs to me that I have heard a similar theory espoused before regarding the Loch Ness Monster. Some photos of Nessie seemed to show it as
transparent, which led some to believe that the creature was in fact a manifestation of a creature from the astral planes. I guess that a problem with
this theory is that the astral plane is typically not believed to spill over into the material world. Accounts of what people find in the astral
planes vary, but to my knowledge I have never encountered a report where somebody saw an alien or a UFO whilst astral travelling. Perhaps if such
accounts could be located, they would go some length towards supporting this theory. As it stands, though, I think that the theory is interesting but
Having said that, I am reminded of the many accounts of aliens as spiritual beings who communicate with Humanity through spiritual channels. Perhaps
an examination of accounts of this type might yield better results?
[edit on 10/10/05 by Jeremiah25]