Whitley's Journal

What I Believe

What I believe is that human science has the capacity to study, identify and benefit from the UFO and close encounter reports, and the materials being generated. On balance, I think that there is probably another intelligence involved with us, but I do not know its origin. I would not be too surprised to discover that it was something very much stranger than aliens from another planet. The intrusive nature of the implant phenomenon worries me. I want to believe that this is all to the good, but it's not easy, given that this seems such a terrific invasion of privacy.

I can see the outlines of what might be an organized program that has three parts:

1. It is designed to study us and possibly extract something from us along the lines of sexual material or dna.

2. It is generating questions that will have the effect of waking us up. It does this by the ceaseless process of UFO sightings, and the pressure that the close encounter experience puts us under. Whether intentional or not, the provocative nature of these two activities is slowly awakening in mankind a desire to solve this problem.

3. It is creating deep resistance. This runs so deep, indeed, that most of us in this experience suffer great persecution if we "come out" publicly. I have personally suffered the ugly combination of people being really nasty to me out of jealousy over my supposed success while at the same time having financial problems because I abandoned my thriving writing career. The belief is that the UFO books make scads of money and that anybody with a mean streak can safely indulge it at my expense. The truth is that I have all of the problems attendant on celebrity but none of the perks.

The Environment

Fires and Nature's End

Yet another Nature's End prophecy came true. If you read my books, you'll note that many of the prognostications in the book have proven accurate. This is not to say that Jim Kunetka (my co-author) and I have some sort of prophecy bone. Except for a few rather weird coincidences that I have commented on elsewhere, our ideas in that book were based on scientific research.

The burning of the tropical forests was a feature of Nature's End, with an especially vivid account of a fire in the Brazilian Matto Grosso. In February of 1998, fires began in the Matto Grosso. Meanwhile, massive fires in Indonesia have sent a pall of smoke thousands of miles. It is as if a fire in Montana was so unimaginably huge that it was covering St. Louis with a smoke pall.

Unfortunately, you can't get Nature's End in the stores anymore, as it is out of print. So look for it in a used book store. It is surprisingly accurate, for something written twelve years ago.

Ocean Currents

Our lives depend upon the flow of the ocean currents, which distribute heat and cold around the planet. The most important of these currents is probably the Gulf Stream, in that it keeps the Northeastern US, eastern Canada and parts of Northern Europe, especially the British Isles, much warmer than they would otherwise be.

Warming of the waters in the southern hemisphere threaten ocean circulation, which is powered by the difference in temperature between water near the poles and water closer to the equator. The more even these temperatures become, the more likely it becomes that the currents will get less powerful.

Should the Gulf Stream collapse south, the British Isles will experience a severe change in climate and could even become uninhabitable, at least by as many people as are there now.

The Power of Prayer

I am growing more and more interested in what prayer does and how it works. I enjoy praying. I want to worship. But why? What is it that impels so many of us to worship? When I was younger, prayer was always a chore. Over the years though, it has become a pleasure for me. I can think of few things I would rather do that sit out on the porch and pray. Is it just getting older that does this, or does an adverse life lead to a closer connection with deity? When I see all the storm and struggle in the world, I wonder why they don't just relax and pray? I suppose that the mystery of it lies in the fact that belief is in the head, while faith is in the blood. I don't really have a believer bone, but my faith is so deep that it seems to me that it goes even deeper than I am.

What do I have faith in? That which makes it so enjoyable to pray.

This is the beginning of an ongoing journal. It will be added to periodically, but not on a fixed schedule.

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