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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