It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Thinker_1
The same phenomenon occurs in kittens raised in environments where there are no vertical lines. When they are put into a normal environment they behave as though they cannot see vertical lines and continuously walk into table legs etc.,. If Aliens were far outside of our perceptual experiences we would probably not see them at all.
We (Earth creatures) are all bound by our own laws of physics, notably gravity, which restricts our physical forms in many ways.
Originally posted by Ectoterrestrial
I would argue that rather than 'not seeing the ships' we tend to resolve them as something else we are more familiar with.
For example, there isa story from some cop who claims to have confronted a few people in a ship on the ground. As he was approaching, he thought it was some foreigners standing next to an overturned car. When the overturned car fired up some rocket engines,boosted itself, then went silent and took off for the horizon, however, he suddenly realized that what he had perceived as a car was far from it.
If you see fiery chariots, you probably live in a chariot-using civilization.
If you see a wheel within a wheel, well, I guess a wheel is the machine of motion with which you are familiar.
If it looks like an overturned car,well, its probably because you usually associate metal things by the road with cars.
How we describe the things we see today, "glowing lights" fast moving 'craft', etc, continues to show our bias towards the idea of an encapsulating vehicle.
Originally posted by Mondogiwa
Thanks for the kudos on the thread by the way!
I wonder though, as your post mentioned the deer with dark watery eyes scenario, is it that we cannot really grasp the "alien idea" and so the mind superimposes the deer thing?
Seems to be two schools of thought on the hypnosis thing, either it really is a supressed memory, OR, it is an impressionable memory that the hypnotist and or hypnotee can be persuaded to remember!?
I for one really have no opinion on that part, what are your thoughts on this portion of the ordeal?