There is a split in UFO research that has never been realized, but is fundamental to an understanding of how to approach the reality behind it. And I say reality without question. There is a reality involved. But I think that it is very different from the conventional notion of expeditions from other planets.

Let me give you some examples of how this split works by discussing the work of three people in the field, Robert Bigelow, Jacques Vallee and myself. I don’t know Mr. Bigelow but his approach is strikingly similar to Jacques’ and my own.


Recently on 60 Minutes, Mr. Bigelow stated frankly that aliens not only exist but are here. He did not say, though, what he thinks that means. I can’t speak for him, of course, but the research he has funded reflects, in my mind, the same dichotomy that is fundamental both to Jacques’ work and to my own.


Mr. Bigelow funded efforts by his National Institute for Discovery Science at the Skinwalker Ranch in Utah to attempt to apply scientific method to study of paranormal events that had unfolded there for years. This effort did result in some verifiable observations of unusual phenomena that were memorialized in Colm Kelleher and George Knapp’s book Hunt for the Skinwalker.


However, Mr. Bigelow doesn’t just fund research into the paranormal, he also funds UFO studies and materials science. In other words, he has been researching the paranormal and ordinary aspects of the phenomenon both at the saem time.


Dr. Vallee is the author of the seminal work Passport to Magonia in which he demonstrates how what we call close encounters of the 3rd kind are actually part of a phenomenon dating back thousands of years, and hardly fit the conventional vision of aliens from another planet coming here to study us. Dr. Vallee has commented often on the imaginal aspects of the phenomenon and how they contradict the conventional scenario.
At the Contact in the Desert conference in June, he gave an exciting presentation about work he is doing on the isotopic ratios of materials believed to have come from UFO crashes such as the Roswell event.

He thus, like Bigelow, sees the phenomenon at two levels: the paranormal and the physical. I have exactly the same approach. As Anne Strieber said while reading the letters we received, “this has something to do with what we call death.” And yet the implant in my left ear is a very physical object. And yet it not only provides me with a communication tool in this world, but also, it would seem in some worlds that most observers consider not to exist.

There is only one way to treat this: the phenomenon is unfolding both on the physical nd nonphysical planes. It suggests strongly that the dead exist and are interacting with us, but also that somebody with very high technology is applying it.

Could it be that aliens do not experience the same split between the living and the dead that we do, and are, in fact, arrayed across space time in such a way that their living and their dead are in communion with one another?  Any such species would be whole in ways that we are not. If so, then their perspective might also be very different from ours.

Let’s hope that researchers take these comments to heart, and begin co-ordinating efforts in both areas, so that we can begin to discover and understand the real parameters, and perhaps also motives, of these beings whom so many of us face in he dark of the night, alone.

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  1. There is a quotation by
    There is a quotation by Einstein I came across a couple months ago that has really helped me conceptualize matters you speak of Whitley, and the nonlinear and nonlocal nature of paranormal experience. It seems apt to share in regard to this journal.

    “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses.” – Einstein

    It seems all actions, events, being, are a nonlinear nonlocal tapestry and perhaps through arbitrary choice, weak attention, and general predispositions of our bodies, we only perceive the dregs of that tapestry.

    Coincidences, the paranormal, seem like cracks of light to a truer model of reality but we stubbornly, and mostly unconsciously, keep one foot in the materialist top-down hierarchical breakdown of the world around us.

    Another thought comes to mind here via Terrence McKenna:
    “Matter is not lacking in magic. Matter IS Magic.”

    McKenna urges us to divorce from the arrogance of assuming we know what physical matter is, that matter is itself divorced from being mystical, he compels us here to keep that question open.

    “You say that it is a reduction of the psychedelic experience to be caused by drugs because drugs are material atomic systems and therefore we know all about them – I’m going to try to convince you otherwise.. Every electron is the yawning wormhole that leads to quadrillions of higher dimensional universes that are completely beyond rational comprehension.. Matter is not lacking in magic, matter is magic.” – McKenna

    A couple months ago I had an experience, where with a high level of certainty a physical object of mine disappeared. Vanished.

    It was a ball I threw into a small relatively barren closet in a fit of anger. Just a couple minutes after doing which I went to retrieve it and after hours of looking I couldn’t find it – absolutely no where to be found. And I looked HARD – looking every possible way it could’ve deflected eventhough I saw it go into the closet and not come out.

    I thought perhaps what I witnessed was something like a reverse of whatever takes place with the manifestation of apports.

    Amyr Amiden, like perhaps no one else ever documented, could manifest physical objects, such as jewels, seemingly from the thin air at will.

    Legendary parapsychologist Stanley Krippner studied and worked with Amiden extensively and still vouches for the credibility of everything he observed with Amiden.

    Here’s a highly recommended interview Krippner did about Amiden from just last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUTzjK_GvdA

    There’s also the story of Uri Geller and Ed Mitchell as described on Dreamland by Geller. Mitchell had lost three small silver pins of some value to him (a tie pin, a cuff-link, and a silver sheep) while working at Cape Canaveral, Florida. In the span of 30 minutes in the proximity of Geller at SRI in California all three objects mysterious appeared out of thin air. Dr. Mitchell vouched for the reality of that experience until he passed.

  2. There is a quotation by
    There is a quotation by Einstein I came across a couple months ago that has really helped me conceptualize matters you speak of Whitley, and the nonlinear and nonlocal nature of paranormal experience. It seems apt to share in regard to this journal.

    “Concerning matter, we have been all wrong. What we have called matter is energy, whose vibration has been so lowered as to be perceptible to the senses.” – Einstein

    It seems all actions, events, being, are a nonlinear nonlocal tapestry and perhaps through arbitrary choice, weak attention, and general predispositions of our bodies, we only perceive the dregs of that tapestry.

    Coincidences, the paranormal, seem like cracks of light to a truer model of reality but we stubbornly, and mostly unconsciously, keep one foot in the materialist top-down hierarchical breakdown of the world around us.

    Another thought comes to mind here via Terrence McKenna:
    “Matter is not lacking in magic. Matter IS Magic.”

    McKenna urges us to divorce from the arrogance of assuming we know what physical matter is, that matter is itself divorced from being mystical, he compels us here to keep that question open.

    “You say that it is a reduction of the psychedelic experience to be caused by drugs because drugs are material atomic systems and therefore we know all about them – I’m going to try to convince you otherwise.. Every electron is the yawning wormhole that leads to quadrillions of higher dimensional universes that are completely beyond rational comprehension.. Matter is not lacking in magic, matter is magic.” – McKenna

    A couple months ago I had an experience, where with a high level of certainty a physical object of mine disappeared. Vanished.

    It was a ball I threw into a small relatively barren closet in a fit of anger. Just a couple minutes after doing which I went to retrieve it and after hours of looking I couldn’t find it – absolutely no where to be found. And I looked HARD – looking every possible way it could’ve deflected eventhough I saw it go into the closet and not come out.

    I thought perhaps what I witnessed was something like a reverse of whatever takes place with the manifestation of apports.

    Amyr Amiden, like perhaps no one else ever documented, could manifest physical objects, such as jewels, seemingly from the thin air at will.

    Legendary parapsychologist Stanley Krippner studied and worked with Amiden extensively and still vouches for the credibility of everything he observed with Amiden.

    Here’s a highly recommended interview Krippner did about Amiden from just last year: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUTzjK_GvdA

    There’s also the story of Uri Geller and Ed Mitchell as described on Dreamland by Geller. Mitchell had lost three small silver pins of some value to him (a tie pin, a cuff-link, and a silver sheep) while working at Cape Canaveral, Florida. In the span of 30 minutes in the proximity of Geller at SRI in California all three objects mysterious appeared out of thin air. Dr. Mitchell vouched for the reality of that experience until he passed.

  3. Excellent post, Mark!
    I think

    Excellent post, Mark!

    I think it is great that UFO studies are finally making a ‘shift’ towards something way beyond little grey guys flying around in physics-bending machines that apparently appear to defy the ‘laws’ of science. Hallelujah!

    It was about 30 years ago that I began to look at it all differently, and started to realize the connections between the so-called paranormal and UFOs. I also began questioning the concept of Time ( My collection of books includes a shelf dedicated mainly to studies centering around Time and time travel.) While Time is not the be-all-end-all answer to all of this, it may be extremely important as human beings, living in physical bodies, along with many other ‘living’, physical beings. Time may be one rung of the ladder that enables us to evolve to the next level, and experience within this reality ( And for some of us, multiple realities).

    We are slowly getting there, with or without official disclosure. I also remember Jacques Vallee before ‘Passport to Magonia’, because I used some of his research for a science fair project about UFOs when I was in middle school. That’s also about way-back time, but I prefer not to go there. 🙂

  4. Excellent post, Mark!
    I think

    Excellent post, Mark!

    I think it is great that UFO studies are finally making a ‘shift’ towards something way beyond little grey guys flying around in physics-bending machines that apparently appear to defy the ‘laws’ of science. Hallelujah!

    It was about 30 years ago that I began to look at it all differently, and started to realize the connections between the so-called paranormal and UFOs. I also began questioning the concept of Time ( My collection of books includes a shelf dedicated mainly to studies centering around Time and time travel.) While Time is not the be-all-end-all answer to all of this, it may be extremely important as human beings, living in physical bodies, along with many other ‘living’, physical beings. Time may be one rung of the ladder that enables us to evolve to the next level, and experience within this reality ( And for some of us, multiple realities).

    We are slowly getting there, with or without official disclosure. I also remember Jacques Vallee before ‘Passport to Magonia’, because I used some of his research for a science fair project about UFOs when I was in middle school. That’s also about way-back time, but I prefer not to go there. 🙂

  5. While reading this, I got the
    While reading this, I got the idea…..
    the latest assertion on the “greys” (aka they are us) How does that equate with the “nordic” saying not to start a war with them because they wont let you finish…ever.
    Are the “greys” specific to “us”? If not, they are seeding other planets? Mostlikely. Thats why i used the “puzzle” analogy some time ago. Im trying to put this all together. Whitley, any time you speak or post these super cool, thought provoking things- it fires up all these questions. AND, since I talked with Jeremy V, we touched on traversing reality. These guys that can produce things out of thin air … WHAT IF they are crossing into another reality momentarily and returning with an item from there????
    Nice post, great addition Mark S.
    HG

    1. Harley,
      Anytime we get into

      Harley,
      Anytime we get into ‘us’ and ‘them’, we get into the fact of a reality not only embedded in time, but also in duality…and we could go on and on with that one. Our perception is all about separation, and that is our big Achilles Heel…

      1. Hey CL,
        I guess thats the

        Hey CL,
        I guess thats the shortcoming. I’ve most always have accepted the “it is what it is” line. My usual response of “ok” works for me. NIDS ranch is one of those “whoa cool!” subjects for me. maybe its some weird nexus. for me, I gotta ask the questions; albeit they could considered a bottomless pit. NIDS ranch, time streams within separate realities….yatta. Currently, Im in an “individual timeline for each person inside each reality.” Im betting thats where timeslips occur. See, that ol’ Whitley brings up these and my gears start turning. =) THIS is the only place I actually feel like there really are people here, like you, who can illuminate this stuff…My Texas/German DNA cant step away from “us” & “them”. And I get the fact as I travel down this dirt road, its you guys’ footprints I see. of course, I do stop from time to time for a good blackberry patch. I guess i’ll get back to my glass shelves & dice to work out these complex issues. I know it; its right there. Like a word you’re trying to say…. theres the tone in my ear. tip of the tongue…ugh!
        Ok…putting the brakes to the ramble train. Sorry about the excessive nonsense.
        O.O
        HG

        1. …And if we could all just
          …And if we could all just sit down and just share a slice of my grandmother’s homemade blackberry cobbler, we’d all be right as rain…:-)

  6. While reading this, I got the
    While reading this, I got the idea…..
    the latest assertion on the “greys” (aka they are us) How does that equate with the “nordic” saying not to start a war with them because they wont let you finish…ever.
    Are the “greys” specific to “us”? If not, they are seeding other planets? Mostlikely. Thats why i used the “puzzle” analogy some time ago. Im trying to put this all together. Whitley, any time you speak or post these super cool, thought provoking things- it fires up all these questions. AND, since I talked with Jeremy V, we touched on traversing reality. These guys that can produce things out of thin air … WHAT IF they are crossing into another reality momentarily and returning with an item from there????
    Nice post, great addition Mark S.
    HG

    1. Harley,
      Anytime we get into

      Harley,
      Anytime we get into ‘us’ and ‘them’, we get into the fact of a reality not only embedded in time, but also in duality…and we could go on and on with that one. Our perception is all about separation, and that is our big Achilles Heel…

      1. Hey CL,
        I guess thats the

        Hey CL,
        I guess thats the shortcoming. I’ve most always have accepted the “it is what it is” line. My usual response of “ok” works for me. NIDS ranch is one of those “whoa cool!” subjects for me. maybe its some weird nexus. for me, I gotta ask the questions; albeit they could considered a bottomless pit. NIDS ranch, time streams within separate realities….yatta. Currently, Im in an “individual timeline for each person inside each reality.” Im betting thats where timeslips occur. See, that ol’ Whitley brings up these and my gears start turning. =) THIS is the only place I actually feel like there really are people here, like you, who can illuminate this stuff…My Texas/German DNA cant step away from “us” & “them”. And I get the fact as I travel down this dirt road, its you guys’ footprints I see. of course, I do stop from time to time for a good blackberry patch. I guess i’ll get back to my glass shelves & dice to work out these complex issues. I know it; its right there. Like a word you’re trying to say…. theres the tone in my ear. tip of the tongue…ugh!
        Ok…putting the brakes to the ramble train. Sorry about the excessive nonsense.
        O.O
        HG

        1. …And if we could all just
          …And if we could all just sit down and just share a slice of my grandmother’s homemade blackberry cobbler, we’d all be right as rain…:-)

  7. The idea of the “dead”
    The idea of the “dead” penetrating into our physical plane is a central question of mine that I wish Whitley and Anne address in their upcoming book. I suspect that the word itself, “dead”, is a word completely inappropriate word and we’ll have to create a new one.
    How do they enter our world, not just the dead but a whole host of beings? Through technology or more natural means? We live in extraordinary times and yet very people know this fact.

  8. The idea of the “dead”
    The idea of the “dead” penetrating into our physical plane is a central question of mine that I wish Whitley and Anne address in their upcoming book. I suspect that the word itself, “dead”, is a word completely inappropriate word and we’ll have to create a new one.
    How do they enter our world, not just the dead but a whole host of beings? Through technology or more natural means? We live in extraordinary times and yet very people know this fact.

  9. Maybe… we are becoming
    Maybe… we are becoming aware that we live in more than a 3D universe. Experiences of all kinds go beyond that which supports it is merely a 3D world…or mindset….

    It matters how we internalize experiences, into which boxes we put them, and fear’s presence which has a whopping big influence. I suspect fear affects which experiences we have as well as how we respond to them both during and after. But i cannot say that it about us as individuals… maybe culture is the culprit.

    All speculation on my part.

    Experiences spurred me to seek others who had similar experiences. The need to not be “different” and “ok” were very strong as was a questioning mind and deep knowing.
    The experiences were “real.”

    Perhaps the idea of 3D world and “reality” are not the same? Hence we have science and math helping us to know at least mentally, that there is more….and not yet able to say these are part of the “beyond 3D world.”

  10. Maybe… we are becoming
    Maybe… we are becoming aware that we live in more than a 3D universe. Experiences of all kinds go beyond that which supports it is merely a 3D world…or mindset….

    It matters how we internalize experiences, into which boxes we put them, and fear’s presence which has a whopping big influence. I suspect fear affects which experiences we have as well as how we respond to them both during and after. But i cannot say that it about us as individuals… maybe culture is the culprit.

    All speculation on my part.

    Experiences spurred me to seek others who had similar experiences. The need to not be “different” and “ok” were very strong as was a questioning mind and deep knowing.
    The experiences were “real.”

    Perhaps the idea of 3D world and “reality” are not the same? Hence we have science and math helping us to know at least mentally, that there is more….and not yet able to say these are part of the “beyond 3D world.”

  11. As we progress, a fork in the
    As we progress, a fork in the path becomes increasingly clear.

    One way is the comfort of past human comprehension, technology and institutions. This has never been sustainable, and so leads to our decline and demise.

    Signs all around point to another way that, so far, is indescribable, but is associated with words like travel, awakening, ascension, and connection.

    If we remain open to science and fiction, the latter path seems nearly inevitable. Each day, we see other worlds more clearly, other dimensions explain physical mysteries and might connect electromagnetism and gravity. I think that understanding mass might open the door to connecting these forces and travel through space time, and the discovery of the Higg’s boson was another step on this path.

    And, somehow, stories and music also clear the way. Perhaps rhythms and imagining possibilities clear the fog of perception that blinds us to the quantum and psychic connections between each and all.

    Collectively, we seem to be superimposed on both paths. As our journeys unfold, we will observe one direction or the other. It seems that the choice is ours, though other beings continually call to us along each path.

    Now, I want to mention a document recently discussed on EarthFiles and presented at MidnightInTheDesert. With the standard caveat, if authentic, this is an intriguing document. It states that humans have understood for at least 30 years that intelligent beings are not only psychic, but that some appear to be entirely composed of such energy, perhaps consciousness, who can readily mold matter using little more than intention. We also know that interstellar travel is possible, apparently through unification of gravity and electromagnetism. Finally, we have known that contact with EBEs is not an existential threat, so we have established facilities for communication, diplomacy, and cultural exchange.

    http://midnightinthedesert.com/exclusive-ultra-top-secret-assessment-situation-statement-position-ufos/

  12. As we progress, a fork in the
    As we progress, a fork in the path becomes increasingly clear.

    One way is the comfort of past human comprehension, technology and institutions. This has never been sustainable, and so leads to our decline and demise.

    Signs all around point to another way that, so far, is indescribable, but is associated with words like travel, awakening, ascension, and connection.

    If we remain open to science and fiction, the latter path seems nearly inevitable. Each day, we see other worlds more clearly, other dimensions explain physical mysteries and might connect electromagnetism and gravity. I think that understanding mass might open the door to connecting these forces and travel through space time, and the discovery of the Higg’s boson was another step on this path.

    And, somehow, stories and music also clear the way. Perhaps rhythms and imagining possibilities clear the fog of perception that blinds us to the quantum and psychic connections between each and all.

    Collectively, we seem to be superimposed on both paths. As our journeys unfold, we will observe one direction or the other. It seems that the choice is ours, though other beings continually call to us along each path.

    Now, I want to mention a document recently discussed on EarthFiles and presented at MidnightInTheDesert. With the standard caveat, if authentic, this is an intriguing document. It states that humans have understood for at least 30 years that intelligent beings are not only psychic, but that some appear to be entirely composed of such energy, perhaps consciousness, who can readily mold matter using little more than intention. We also know that interstellar travel is possible, apparently through unification of gravity and electromagnetism. Finally, we have known that contact with EBEs is not an existential threat, so we have established facilities for communication, diplomacy, and cultural exchange.

    http://midnightinthedesert.com/exclusive-ultra-top-secret-assessment-situation-statement-position-ufos/

  13. I think there is another way
    I think there is another way of conceptualizing the split in UFO Research/commentators. Most people who believe in UFOs think that the experience holds some kind of promise for the human race; there is, another words, something positive to be gleaned from the experience. It may be that the visitors have important lessons to teach us about the fate of our planet, or that they want to introduce us to higher levels of knowledge, more advanced technology, etc. A group that stands in contrast are those who also believe in UFOs but see it as something much more menacing. Mark Jacobs, who’s done a lot of work showing that the Grays are here to harvest our DNA and to gradually take control of the planet, represents this camp. Of course the two camps aren’t totally exclusive. Some who believe that the Grays are here to teach acknowledge that there are dangers and risks. I think it’s important to go where the evidence leads. For now, the evidence consists mainly of testimony, so we should scrutinize the testimony that’s available and see what patterns it contains.

  14. I think there is another way
    I think there is another way of conceptualizing the split in UFO Research/commentators. Most people who believe in UFOs think that the experience holds some kind of promise for the human race; there is, another words, something positive to be gleaned from the experience. It may be that the visitors have important lessons to teach us about the fate of our planet, or that they want to introduce us to higher levels of knowledge, more advanced technology, etc. A group that stands in contrast are those who also believe in UFOs but see it as something much more menacing. Mark Jacobs, who’s done a lot of work showing that the Grays are here to harvest our DNA and to gradually take control of the planet, represents this camp. Of course the two camps aren’t totally exclusive. Some who believe that the Grays are here to teach acknowledge that there are dangers and risks. I think it’s important to go where the evidence leads. For now, the evidence consists mainly of testimony, so we should scrutinize the testimony that’s available and see what patterns it contains.

  15. I agree with Mr. Streiber. I
    I agree with Mr. Streiber. I hail from Southeastern NY, Hudson River Valley area, and I am aware of its previous inhabitants, namely, the Lenape Indians. Why do I bring this up you may ask? In truth, there is much that can be learned from these native peoples that had lived in this hub of paranormal and UFO activity long before we “moved in.” The Lenape believed spirits inhabited this area that could be either good or bad, sometimes appearing while the Lenape dreamed. Shamans were those Lanape that were closer to the spirits and would communicate with them from time to time. Could these beliefs be the Lenape’s way of explaining alien encounters in this area many, many years prior? Today, with the emphasis on Science we give the aliens a more physical – closer to our own – reality, and try to explain it that way. They are humanoid. They have metal crafts. Their technology surpasses our own. They insert implants. Instead of shamans we have night-time abductees or experiencers. I guess what I am trying to say is that the UFO phenomenon is both spiritual and material. We should also pay attention to the paranormal aspects.

  16. I agree with Mr. Streiber. I
    I agree with Mr. Streiber. I hail from Southeastern NY, Hudson River Valley area, and I am aware of its previous inhabitants, namely, the Lenape Indians. Why do I bring this up you may ask? In truth, there is much that can be learned from these native peoples that had lived in this hub of paranormal and UFO activity long before we “moved in.” The Lenape believed spirits inhabited this area that could be either good or bad, sometimes appearing while the Lenape dreamed. Shamans were those Lanape that were closer to the spirits and would communicate with them from time to time. Could these beliefs be the Lenape’s way of explaining alien encounters in this area many, many years prior? Today, with the emphasis on Science we give the aliens a more physical – closer to our own – reality, and try to explain it that way. They are humanoid. They have metal crafts. Their technology surpasses our own. They insert implants. Instead of shamans we have night-time abductees or experiencers. I guess what I am trying to say is that the UFO phenomenon is both spiritual and material. We should also pay attention to the paranormal aspects.

  17. People with relevant
    People with relevant experience are saying the document that I cited is most likely a fake. Perhaps somebody wanted the deniability, but even if it contains some truth, it adds to the confusion and distrust.

  18. People with relevant
    People with relevant experience are saying the document that I cited is most likely a fake. Perhaps somebody wanted the deniability, but even if it contains some truth, it adds to the confusion and distrust.

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