posted on Jul, 4 2007 @ 03:42 AM
After seeing They Came From Here I decided to go ahead and post a hypothesis of my own. This is a subject I have researched for years partly due to
some personal experiences. I still havn't reached a certain conclusion which is why this is a hypothesis and not a theory. I'll layout my idea by
introducing key persons and concepts. In a nutshell I think aliens and ufos are unlikely to be from the future or extraterrestrial.
Aliens and UFOs most people believe are a recent event, a mythology for modern civilization. The truth is that people have been seeing and
encountering bizarre beings and crafts at least as far back as people can write. They have had many names throughout history. Angels, gods, demons,
jinn, faerie, asuras, daeva, greys, pleiadians, saurians, etc.
There is a French Astrophysicist by the name of Jacques Vallee. He began his career as an Astronomer in the 1960s. He had a mentor an Astrophysicist
named J. Allen Hynek, who worked as an advisor on the Air Force's UFO studies Project Sign, Grudge, and Bluebook. Hynek was initially skeptical of
UFOs. He was the man who originated the use of the Swamp Gas explanation. By the 1970s he had changed his mind about the phenomena but he could not
accept an extraterrestrial hypothesis.
"I have come to support less and less the idea that UFOs are 'nuts and bolts' spacecrafts from other worlds. There are just too many things going
against this theory. To me, it seems ridiculous that super intelligences would travel great distances to do relatively stupid things like stop cars,
collect soil samples, and frighten people. I think we must begin to re-examine the evidence. We must begin to look closer to home." (Vallee,
Revelations: Alien Contact and Human Deception, 290)
"A few good sightings a year, over the world, would bolster the extraterrestrial hypothesis – but many thousands every year? From remote regions of
space? And to what purpose? To scare us by stopping cars, and disturbing animals, and puzzling us with their seemingly pointless antics?"
(Stringfield, Situation Red, 40-42).
"If you object, I ask you to explain – quantitatively, not qualitatively – the reported phenomena of materialization and dematerialization, of
shape changes, of the noiseless hovering in the earth's gravitational field, accelerations that – for an appreciable mass – require energy
sources far beyond present capabilities – even theoretical capabilities, the well-known and often reported E-M (sc. electro-magnetic interference)
effect, the psychic effects on percipients, including purported telepathic communications." (Stringfield, 44)
Vallee unlike his mentor wasn't a skeptic but a believer in the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis. By 1969 he could no longer accept that idea either. He
began to explore the links between UFOs, cults, religions, angels, ghosts, cryptids, and psychic phenomena. He covered his research in a book,
Passport to Magonia: From Folklore to Flying Saucers.
He wrote a paper titled "Five Arguments Against the Extraterrestrial Origin of Unidentified Flying Objects,"
1. Unexplained close encounters are far more numerous than required for any physical survey of the earth;
2. The humanoid body structure of the alleged "aliens" is not likely to have originated on another planet and is not biologically adapted to space
3. The reported behavior in thousands of abduction reports contradicts the hypothesis of genetic or scientific experimentation on humans by an
4. The extension of the phenomenon throughout recorded human history demonstrates that UFOs are not a contemporary phenomenon
5. The apparent ability of UFOs to manipulate space and time suggests radically different and richer alternatives
He came up with an idea called the Interdimensional Hypothesis. The concept here is that "aliens" originate from either higher dimensions or
parallel universes. The aliens are non human consciousnesses which may or may not have physical forms that are able to manipulate reality. They can
masquerade in any form from space visitors to mythological beings.
They appear to be masters of deception, propaganda, disinfomation and social control.
Another Key person in my hypothesis which is related but not the same as Vallee's Interdimensional Hypothesis is the Swiss Psychiatrist and founder
of Analytical Psychiatry Carl Jung with his concepts of Archetypes, the Collective Unconscious, and Synchronicity.
According to Jung Archetypes are the Primal Icons that make up the Collective Unconscious and manifest in myth, religion, and fantasy. The Collective
Unconscious is also the sum of human thought, feeling, and memory.
"Things are not so
simple as you think they are. Myths are not only based on racial
memories of prehistoric happenings. There is much more to it.
Neither the individual nor the collective subconsciousness is
merely made up of submerged memories. Our subconsciousness is
also the place where our god lives."
Joseph Campbell influenced by Jung discovered these Archetypes throughout human cultures leading him to write, The Hero with a Thousand Faces and The
Masks of God.
Jung recognized UFOs as part of a modern myth. In his book, Flying Saucers: A Modern Myth of Things Seen In The Sky, he connected UFOs with
This brings us back to Vallee. I can see there is a strong link here between Mythology, Religion, Fantasy, Psyche, and UFOs. This also leads me to
another Hypothesis influenced by both Jung and Vallee, called the Paranormal and Occult Hypothesis. Note this is not mine but just another step closer
Emanuel Swedenborg, a Swedish philosopher, scientist and and theologian could be argued to be the founder of the First Contactee Cult. In the 1700s he
wrote a book, Earths in the Solar World after claiming to experience visions where he was lead around other worlds.
Following up to him was Madame Blavatsky who in 1875 founded the Theosophical Society. Among her writings she described other worldly beings. Guy
Ballard, a student of Blavatsky, later founded the I AM Actvity Cult in 1930. Both groups seem to have laid the foundations for the Contactee Cults
that would follow. Early Contactee cults dealt primarily with Mars and Venus. Alien Messages were acquired by Visions, Channeling and Seances.
To be continued.