posted on Aug, 6 2011 @ 12:13 PM
reply to post by Kandinsky
If there's a *they,* how would they know where borders lie? Furthermore, why would they keep their business within the borders? It's suggestive of
human nature at work.
Hi, Kandinsky, Thank you for being here.
I could not agree more. What you mention in your quote there is an aspect of UFO cases and folklore that is really interesting to me. All of the
elements concerning Jamaludin's case studies that you have mentioned are what cause me to look at the stories as episodes of what I would call 'High
Strangeness' rather than Episodes of actual alien visitation. That was a mouthful, but what I mean is that the sociological and cultural aspects of
these stories are much more compelling to me than the alleged aliens and their machinery.
What is nice about Jamaludin's work is that he includes his thoughts on all of this in his work and does a good job writing about it. I would suspect
that Mr. Jamaludin studied anthropology and sociology when he was in school and got As.
The modern conception of UFOs and their occupants have only really been with us since Arnold and these cases have only been happening in Malaysia
since the 1950s; yet folklore has been with us since the beginning of 'us'
In a nutshell, I think that the geographic isolation of these 'flaps' firmly ensconces them within the realm of Folklore, and can only really be
considered to be within purview of aliens and UFOs for as long as Malaysians have been aware of the modern conception of aliens and UFOs; so at the
time of Jamaludin's writing that would be about 35 years. Folklore is much older than that and the 'little people' feature prominently in the folklore
of Malaysia and the Philippines. Thankfully this is not lost on Jamaludin and he brings it up in his writing.
Hope that made sense.
I didn't have any issue with the C and P at UFOEvidence; and I was using Chrome so I am surprised you had an issue. Sometimes the Firefox browser
makes it easier to C and P. The site was not blank at all. Did the links work for you?
If I had been able to locate the primary document it would have been a lot easier but it is nowhere to be found; hence the crazy sourcing.
I am so glad that you found stuff you liked here. Thanks again.
edit on 6-8-2011 by Frater210 because: Ia!