posted on Jan, 10 2008 @ 04:40 AM
I think I should preface my theory of "chance favors the prepared person".
You see, as I read all the wonderful thoughts, experiences and theories here on this thread, I can't help but think that there probably is not one
clear way for one to say that "this works or doesn't work for me". I think there are an enumerable amount of factors that allows one to experience
a unusual event. These factors could and/or include ones spirituality, belief systems, trauma, mental state, physical state, environment,
associations, locations, to name just a few. And to be factual along with those others, we should probably include the chance factor too.
Obviously (at least to me), any one person who has had a abduction or contactee experience would probably be more inclined to have more frequent
experiences. Especially true would be the case if there was a family history (known or unknown) of frequent or prior experiences/contact with
whatever/whomever. There may even be cases where 'one' isn't aware that he/she has had a experience as they try to dismiss it as a dream or other
With regards to a mental state of mind, it seems more plausible that if not created within one's own construct, that he/she could probably be
influenced or manipulated to look/move to where the event might manifest. Thats not to say that the influencing could also happen with someone in a
stable mental state too. But the ol' nogin' (your brain) has been known to create scenarios so real, people will swear that it's real. And really,
with our limited knowledge how do we know thats it's not really happening in their particular reality. And you can probably tell that I'm obviously
staying away from the subject of the use of psycho-tropic drugs, which of course can certainly alter ones perception.
Physical and/or trauma experiences that I've researched seem to lean towards (again in my opinion) along the same lines of a OBE (out-of-body
experience). In fact I believe that many of these missing time experiences that many claim to have (which are generally associated with a UFO
experience) is again, another form of help and/or manipulation to allow some form of manifestation/event. This (to me) doesn't necessarily mean that
the event isn't actually happening, but rather that in some shift of perhaps ones innerself, perception or known dimensional reality, (or other,
whatever) is altered to allow the event/manifestation to present itself to that person. There have many cases where one in an accident claim that
angels (or other) have taken them away while they are in the most pain or perilous scenario.
Spiritually and other faith-based systems can certainly be a factor. People who meditate and/or pray with every fiber of their being have reported
many times of having OBE's and/or experience some form of supernatural or altered reality-state or a different perception of reality. Although I find
it curious that many 'judeo-christian' experiences have difficulty with acceptance of their experiences because of the associations that are deeply
inculcated that go against their upbring, education, or the belief system itself. I think thats where the angel angle comes into play in many of their
experiences, and who knows, perhaps they are... Or perhaps the manipulation of such experiences are being produced that way (by whomever) because of
that faith-based way of life.
Environment, Associations and Locations. It has been said that we are a product of our environment. It is also said that bad associations spoil useful
habits. It is also said, "Location- Location-Location". I'll be brief here.. If your living in a environment where a loved one or roommate/friend
have experiences, your chance to see/witness or perhaps become a part of the scenario yourself increases dramatically. Same holds true in those you
associate with. If you hang out with those that believe and/or experience some form of phenomena, eventually whether real or mentally created, you
will more than likely have some form of experience of your own. And finally Location. Will hey, if the above didn't make any sense to you, then
living in or nearby a phenomena hotspot won't make much of a dent either... But suffice it to say that your chances increase obviously if your living
near or in known "hotbed" of activity.
Now with all of the above said... I come from a very religious background (more so than you'll ever know). I'm of sound mind (ok.. the jury is out
on this one on certain days). I'm pretty well off physically (unless chocolate is involved, then get the hell out of my way). I live in a pleasant
environment by myself with no other household associations (other than my dog), and my location is in a above-middleclass metropolitan area. And it
goes without saying that I don't use any form of medication or the use of mind-altering substances. I say all of the above because in all of my
sightings (yes, I said all of my, as more than 1,5, or 10) have not been because of my sensing or having a feeling (ok, not true, I do remember once
having a feeling that I needed to grab a camera and go outside). But 99.99% of any and all of my experiences are because of (at least in my opinion)
my constant looking skyward. And the fact that I have numerous videogear (I was formerly involved in the Television Medium) and having 4 to 6
videocameras strategically pointed in various directions and recording for up to 6 hours at a time. I also have a number of different filters and
Infrared devices connected to many of these. And I like to relocate to other supposed known hotspots sometimes 300-400 miles away and repeat the
process for several days before heading back to home base. I once spent two months up at one particular place, and on the final day at about 4:30am, I
was putting the cameras and gear away into the SUV and an object popped out of nowhere and I captured about 5 minutes of it and continued recording it
as it went behind the forest trees (so got some great distance points of reference). It was almost like a statement, "Hey.. he's been up here this
long, lets give him a small reward". By the way, some of my best footage ever captured..
Now other than my boring many of you to tears... the reason why I share this with you all is for this.. As easy or as frequent as some of you may be
able to have your experiences, for many of us, we don't get those same type of scenarios. So we may have to increase our chances by other means..
hence my motto; "Chance favors the prepared person". So always carry a disposable camera in your glovebox and keep your eye towards the skies... And
plan on spending a lot of time doing so...
[edit on 10-1-2008 by JohnnyAnonymous]