So expect an upsurge in UFO discussions on late night radio.
David Reneke's site mentions that
Link to blog HERE
“To help navigate the vast amount of data contained in our FOIA UFO collection, we’ve decided to highlight a few documents both sceptics and believers will find interesting,” the (CIA) agency’s blog explains.
Heh. Even the CIA has a blog?
the problem is that most of these reports were from the 1950's...
back then, the AirForce investigation was called Project Blue Book. And I remember reading an expose on all the UFO sightings back then.
One thing I remembered from the reports in the 1950's and 1960's: When people were captured, they were examined on the examining table, and they described a huge machine was lowered over them to scan them.
Strangely, the next time I bothered to check UFO sightings, the folks said they were scanned by being put inside a tube like scanner.
For those of you not familiar with medicine, the first machine described is an ordinary X ray machine. The second machine is the newer CT scan (or MRI scanner).
Isn't it amazing that the E.T's changed their technology just like we do?
This alone alerts me that these things are probably psychological, perhaps distorted memories of medical procedures...
My second question is why some Christian sites mentioned that if they try to abduct you, and you stop them in the name of Jesus, they let you alone.
These sites insist UFO's and ET's are diabolic.
Come to think of it, Angels and demons are "extraterrestrials" by definition, and I've seen plots on Startrek and of course in "out of the silent planet" that posits what we call angels or demons as actual beings that live parallel to us.
And no, belief in angels, demons, other beings living with us (elves, leprechauns, ghosts, etc) is pretty well universal, not limited to Christians.
But again it sounds more like a psychological thing, with believers channeling distorted memories and using their belief system for protection.
So nowadays, we hear about UFO abductions but in the past the experience would be channeled and explained by the belief system of their society.
The Tolkien professor, notes that if a person went out in the woods and was abducted and came back with a vague story in medieval times, the locals would attribute it to being kidnapped by fairies (elves). Like UFO abductions, often these were frightening (which is why in Northern legends elves are often included among evil creatures) but some of them were good.
myself? I have no opinion, but like visions and prophecies in religious folks, I suspect five percent of these episodes are fraud, 93 percent are imaginary construct similar to "false memory syndrome" where the memory changes with each telling (or the psyche making up a memory to explain something that happened, like mistaking Venus for a UFO or losing time because you went into a trance state driving and can't remember the trip so you decide you were abducted, or maybe you just were drunk or high).
The problem is the same as those of "visions" or "prophecies": about two percent probably are real.
Many of the reports are planets or normal weather phenomena...others were probably supersonic spy planes...and the mind uses UFO template to interpret what was seen.
When I was living on the Apache reservation near White Sands, the locals ignored the many UFO's they saw, because they figured they were experimental aircraft being tested.
What is interesting is that Roswell is on the other side of the Apaches: The locals knew the UFO wasn't from the air base there, but I wonder if it was from White Sands and the gov't coverup made the story evolve to a UFO...
Why didn't the Apaches evolve similar stories? Maybe because unlike the patriotic "Anglos" the Apache was used to government lies.