posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 01:17 AM
My own theories are so complex I should probably put them in a blog.
I believe people have experienced paranormal phenomena throughout history, and built up a body of legends regarding them.
And you are on to the truth, with the idea that modern, tech-savy people will interpret any pale diminutive hominid as an "alien." And if he waves
a metal wand at them, it must have been a "mind-control device," because afterwards they lost their volition.
And the stories of alien abduction are hardly materially different from the ancient tales of the folk: They abducted people, especially women,
because their own women were barren, and they sought to intermingle with humans for their own survival. Precisely the claims made about Area 51 and
Dulce. Same with the claims of the unseelie court drinking human blood.
Interestingly, there is an old motif that, if you're being abducted, you can "ransom" yourself with a small, personal object, that has no real
value to you; they must take it, and are usually quite greatful for it. You hear about mothers rescuing their babies from them with a coin or a piece
of bread or a pitcher of milk. John Keel wrote in the mothman prophecies about a "man in black" who was mollified by a give-away type ballpoint
Is there a supernatural creature that people are interacting with? And if so, what has happened to them that they have decreased in contact
First, I'll say that I believe that certain inputs into your brain are hallucinogenic, in that they cause hallucinations. Stimuli can be
chemical; but they could also be magnetic, subsonic, or lighting effects, light a strobe light causing siezures in an epileptic.
I believe I have witnessed a "UFO" with a group of people, and that we were all being affected by a "hallucinogenic field." People who were
driving past us in their cars were unaffected; but those of us who got out of our cars and crossed the road to look down into the valley immediately
saw something---but we didn't agree afterward on what it was.
Now, I also believe that a non-physical creature could use an environment like that to take advantage of humans. If there are certain times or
places where humans are more open to contact from the non-physical realms, then such entities would seek out those places, and use them to
communicate, or even to feed.
I believe in "Psychitecture," that a building or space can have a psychic effect on people. Certain rooms make people uncomfortable; certain
arrangements of furniture, or lighting. Some places have a negative "feel" that sensitive people can agree on.
Now, in ancient times, our ancestors learnt that certain natural locations could have the same effect. If you've ever studied altered states of
consciousness, you now that the "gonzfeld effect" of sensory deprivation uses "white noise" to induce a trance. And what is the natural source of
white noise? A waterfall. Known world-wide as a magical place where two worlds meet. And this same sound of falling water can induce a trance-state
in large segments of the population.
So, if you were a disembodied entity that wanted to contact the living, wouldn't a waterfall be a good place where you'd eventually catch
someone alone, in a state of heightened receptivity?
I can speculate on a similar set of circumstances involving marsh gases and corpse-lights, or mountainous craigs and troll-spirits.
Now, add on a layer of human expectations. Where generations of folktales have built up a whole mythos, where people have sought out contact
with the supernatural for aeons. Like an old house that is said to be haunted, some locales will naturally be the site of bizarre events, simply
because they are expected there.
Say, a ruined castle, where a brave knight made a desperate last stand. Or a standing stone where young women came to find a cure for infertility.
What about an old barrow, beneath which an ancient hero is said to lie sleeping? Each of those spots has a set of myths swirling around it, so that
people going there automatically begin thinking about the supernatural, and thus opening themselves up to paranormal encounters. My thread
about my experience in the Bell Witch Cave is an example from my own life.
So, why don't people see them trooping like our ancestors did? One reason is because we never go into the wild wastelands our ancestors used to.
Modern man has withdrawn from nature, and hides in his cities. For instance, I have a book on deer hunting in the US that states that 80% of all deer
hunted are taken within an eighth of a mile of a paved road. In other words, modern people are not willing to penetrate as deeply into the forest as
our grandparents did. And certainly not alone. If a modern person did, he'd carry a cell-phone, a compass, and a GPS locator. All of which
enforce a particular viewpoint, a particular state of consciousness, that excludes the paranormal.
But the forces are still out there. Waiting. And if the lights ever go out, if the generators ever screech to a halt, if the motors ever drag down
to a standstill, then there will be only silence.
And in that silence, who knows what sounds will assert themselves? Sounds and sights older than the human race, vistas our ancestors fled from, and
so created all the trappings of civilization in order to protect themselves from that silence.
But we'll be even more vulnerable, since we won't remember how to protect ourselves. Whether by iron or running water, or a cross or a pinch of
salt, we'll be as innocent and helpless as babes in the woods.
Which is what we'll be; babes in the woods of a very dark and ancient forest. . . .