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Jacques Fabrice Vallée (born September 24, 1939 in Pontoise, Val-d'Oise, France) is a venture capitalist, computer scientist, author, ufologist and former astronomer currently residing in San Francisco, California.
In mainstream science, Vallée is notable for co-developing the first computerized mapping of Mars for NASA and for his work at SRI International on the network information center for the ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet. Vallée is also an important figure in the study of unidentified flying objects (UFOs), first noted for a defense of the scientific legitimacy of the extraterrestrial hypothesis and later for promoting the interdimensional hypothesis…
…Vallée was born in Pontoise, France. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from the Sorbonne, followed by his Master of Science in astrophysics from the University of Lille. He began his professional life as an astronomer at the Paris Observatory in 1961. He was awarded the Jules Verne Prize for his first science-fiction novel in French.
He moved to the United States in 1962 and began working in astronomy at the University of Texas at Austin, at whose MacDonald Observatory he worked on NASA's first project making a detailed informational map of Mars.
In 1967, Vallée received a Ph.D. in computer science from Northwestern University. While at the Institute for the Future from 1972 to 1976 he was a principal investigator on the large NSF project for computer networking, which developed one of the first conferencing systems, Planning Network (PLANET), on the ARPANET many years before the Internet was formed.
He has also served on the National Advisory Committee of the University of Michigan College of Engineering and was involved in early work on artificial intelligence.
Vallée has authored four books on high technology, including Computer Message Systems, Electronic Meetings, The Network Revolution, and The Heart of the Internet.
Along with his mentor, astronomer J. Allen Hynek, Vallée carefully studied the phenomenon of UFOs for many years and served as the real-life model for the character portrayed by François Truffaut in Steven Spielberg’s film Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Dr. J. Allen Hynek & Jacques Vallee
His research has taken him to countries all over the world. Considered one of the leading experts in UFO phenomena, Vallée has written several scientific books on the subject.
An engineer observing a computer would want to look at the back and open up the boxes. He would want to take a probe and examine the different parts of the computer. But there is another way of looking at it; the way of the programmer, who wants to sit in front of the computer and analyze what it does, not how it does it.
That's my approach. I want to ask it questions and see what answers I get. I want to interact with it as an information entity.
There are different kinds of control systems - open ones and closed ones - and there are tests you can apply to them to find out what kind of control system you're inside. That leads to a number of experiments you can do with the UFO phenomenon…
...The control system concept can be tested by a small group of people - you don't need a large organization or a lot of equipment - and you can start thinking about active intervention in the phenomenon.
I hesitate to be too specific. I'm speaking, as I'm sure you understand, of the attempted manipulation of UFO manifestations. It's a pretty tall order.
We're assuming that there is a feedback mechanism involved in the operations of the control system; if you change the information that's carried back to that system, you might be able to infiltrate it through its own feedback.
I don't think the phenomenon would have captured his attention for so many years if he wasn't finding 'something' there.
I wonder why he feels the need to choose his words so carefully.
It almost seems like he wants to talk about it, but he isn't 'allowed' to.
...I wonder why he feels the need to choose his words so carefully.
It almost seems like he wants to talk about it, but he isn't 'allowed' to.
Too bad I can't say more in Messengers. As Frank Pace pointed out, I am condemned to understatements.
“Suppose you're walking through the desert and you see a stone that looks as though it was painted white. A thousand yards later you see another stone of similar appearance. You stop and consider the matter. Either you can forget it or - if you're like me - you can pick up the stone and move it a few feet. If suddenly a bearded character steps out from behind a rock and demands to know why you moved his marker, then you know you've found a control system.”
“It may turn out that there is a control system which is operated by extraterrestrials. But that's only one possibility.”
“I hesitate to be too specific. I'm speaking, as I'm sure you understand, of the attempted manipulation of UFO manifestations. It's a pretty tall order.”
Let’s get to the key terms and ideas in this very intellectually inclined fellow:
Idea that the alien events are connected to affecting our consciousness or someone’s consciousness.
Put in easily understood terms, he seems to be suggesting that some ET force may be putting on a show to form psychological impressions.
“Back in 1961 I published a science-fiction novel in which I imagined luminous spheres going through walls. Now Geller and Vaughan are seeing such spheres. The following year I published another novel in which the world became twisted when a young scientist watched his spoon bending in front of his eyes, now Uri is doing the same thing in your lab…
….Gordon Creighton thinks that witnesses are out of their bodies at the time of the event, hence the similarity with occult traditions. I told him that Passport to Magonia was being misunderstood by Americans, who seem unable to grasp the mythic power of the phenomenon, beyond its physical reality. “People misunderstand the word myth”, he said. “They think of a myth as something that isn't true. They can't understand that, on to contrary, a myth is that which is truer than truth.…
Bergier's scholarship covers an extraordinary scope of the weird. Jacques Bergier: We came back to ufology. “What conclusions can we draw?” He asked rhetorically. “First, what we call reality is far more malleable than we thought. Why is reality so malleable? Simply because it's not the real reality! We've all been hypnotizing ourselves...
When it comes to the paranormal Bergier is a formidable source. Twice he played a historical role: First as a member of the Intelligence network that found the Nazi rocket base at Peenemunde (His old nemesis Werner von Braun, has just died) and later when he saved De Gaulle from a diplomatic mistake about Pierrelatte. American spy planes were flying over this nuclear plant, taking reconnaissance photographs. Furious, De Gaulle wanted the planes shot down. Bergier argued they were only interested in Pierrelatte because the Chinese were building a plant on the same model.
…“Somebody should concentrate on the Gestapo archives,” he added. Jacques Bergier had spoken to me in the same way, with a sense of painful foreboding. “Those Nazi thugs knew a lot of things. They had electromagnetic devices that affected both the physical and the psychic….
He spoke warmly of Invisible College but chided me for not pursuing some of the reactions I had noted among close encounter witnesses. Many of them have felt a peculiar pain at the base of the skull: that could be an epileptic symptom, he said, referring me to a paper before the Academy of Medicine.
“Could this result from an artificial form of epilepsy?” I asked.
“Certainly,” he answered. “You're on the right track. You'll find it isn't too hard to make people hear voices. I know a fellow named Klein, who built such a device.” He gave me the frequencies.
Over dinner at a Chinese restaurant he pursued the subjects of labyrinths, learning and control systems, an idea from Invisible College that fascinates him. “There are two types of labyrinths, of course,” I pointed out to him. “Some are closed, some are open...
In that piece Valley is being his usual over contextualizing, intellectualizing self…no problem with that. People do that for a reason...sometimes vanity...sometimes training and sometimes to hide stuff.
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Show me some of his esoteric ideas I would like to see some.
I love to learn
You see his problem is that he doesn’t realize that these “aliens” may be more in control because they aren’t in control.