Aliens and fairies flock together

Continuing with the trend of “aliens from our space” (instead of, you know, outer space), these are my notes for a classical work on the topic of “folkloric aliens”. That is, the theory that aliens have more in common with leprechauns and the lady virgin of Fatima than with Yuri Gagarin or astronauts exploring the cosmos.

This book is fascinating because it puts together a good number of reports that seem to demonstrate the power of the author’s argument. I, at least, am convinced.

Chapter 1: Visions of a parallel world.

1952 – Discovery of the sarcophagus of Palenque and the Mayan astronaut. Supernatural beings in religion. “It is only the wind, making the stars sway“. Japanese UFO history, and the phenomena linked to social revolution and population uprising. Beings that come from the sky, or from another contiguous dimension. Biblical cherubim, or the sadaim, daimonas. Paracelsus himself describes these creatures in detail. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elemental (Oh, noteworthy: the statue of Undine rising from the waters. I just find it very attractive. Hot lady.) Reports of strange creatures observed throughout our history. French villagers in 1954 saw two beings wearing what appeared to be diving suits and huge helmets, standing next to a huge machine/device that they quickly boarded, disappearing when the witnesses attempted to approach them. Beings with huge heads often appear in these reports. Human eyes, small stature, huge heads. And they sometimes paralyze the witnesses with a ray gun or another tool they use to point with. Witnesses which, by the way, are not necessarily unreliable. More often than not, they are respected individuals, not buffoons. Why are these images part of our development as a race?

Chapter 2: The good people.

Encounters with…space cakes? A man is given three wheat cakes by Italian-looking creatures who disappear on a saucer-shaped object which was hovering in his yard. Fairies in Ireland have also been giving people food. The Gentry, the fair people. UFO nests are magical circles? Scandinavian legends talk about elf-dans, the circles where the fairies dance. Sometimes, as in a particular ufo landing that took place in the US, the creatures ask for earth materials. A bag of fertilizer. Information about agricultural techniques. Just plain clean water. Or animals. “We are peaceful people. We only want your dog”. In Scotland, they are the sleagh maith, the good neighbors. The Secret Commonwealth.

Chapter 3 The Secret Commonwealth

More reports of creature sightings. There seems to exist a clear parallel between the ufo reports and the stories about fairies, dwarves, or mound people (see: New Views of the Origins of the Tribes and Nations of America, by Barton). I am thinking now, where did Crowley say that thing about “today they call them angels or demons, tomorrow they will call them something else“. Is that even a real quote from Crowley? Back to the book. The author states what he calls “my basic contention: the modern, global belief in flying saucers and their occupants is identical to an earlier belief in the fairy-faith“. Some classifications put these into one of four groups. These groups are The angels, the demons, the dead, and the elemental spirits.

Were these beings simply legendary visions based upon a real race of pygmies? Did a race of short dark-skinned people really exist? Dwarves? Picts? Conall Gulban and the amhusg. The Mothman. Springheel Jack. Glowing red eyes.

Chapter 4: To Magonia… and back!

The Benny and Betty Hill story. A french lady was attacked by black hands without arms. Soldiers carried away by the clouds, taken by the wind. People that have been taken by the fairies. Sometimes, they return with gifts. Sometimes, it is gold. The fairies also sometimes exchange their babies for one of ours (us, humans). A changeling. Of interest for us is the fact that changelings appear frequently in German fables – see German Changeling Legends. Time seems to pass slowly for those who visit fairyland. The story of Rip Van Winkle, with similar legends appearing in other cultures. For instance, the story of Wang Chih, holy men of the Taoists. In his case, it was not just hours that have passed, but rather centuries. He was entertained by two men playing chess in a grotto, and when he finally returned home there was nothing left of the world he once knew.

More creature sightings, in Argentina and Brasil. In 1957, Antonio Villas-Boas was carried by four men into an egg-like craft that hovered above his tractor. He was then introduced to a humanoid blonde woman with whom he had intercourse. Soon after, he was given his clothes back and left in a “waiting room”. The witness tried to steal a clock, but he was pushed aside by the creatures. They then give him a tour of the ship, lead him to a metal ladder, and he is told to get out.

Outside entities mating with humans. It’s been recorded in ufo stories, fairy abductions, and even in the Bible. Often it is written about angels taking brides from among the humans. Even the gods seem to have a predilection for our females. “Women, saith the Apostle, should pray with their heads covered, because of the angels“. In Scotland, succubi or Leannain Sith tempt the youth. Familiar spirits are mentioned often in medieval occultism. A good number of witches were cast into the fire due to their association with the lascivious familiars.

Frater Sinistrari, born in Italy in 1622, relates the story of a married woman who found herself the target of constant temptation by a succubus who would appear as a fair young boy with blonde hair and a blonde beard. He started to act more violently when he saw the lady didn’t reciprocate his attentions. He stole her jewels, took her baby, and deposited the cradle on the roof of her house, or upset furniture and cutlery. On one occasion, an entire dinner table with plates and food disappeared, with another one appearing in its place, also filled with foods, but from another world. The guests were able to eat this food nevertheless and satiate their hunger before it disappeared and in its place, the original table was seen.

In medieval times, a great amount of literature was produced dealing with the particulars of copulation between humans and demons or spiritual creatures of an evil kind. In classical literature, some of the most well-known heroes are born from these copulations: Romulus and Remus, Alexander the Great, Caesar Augustus (according to some authors, that is). The book of Genesis says that “the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair“. Of their children, it is said that they “became mighty men which were of old, men of renown

Chapter 4: Nurslings of Immortality

Knock, Ireland. August 1879. Figures in a meadow: the virgin Mary, St. Joseph, St. John. The figures were so life-like that a woman tried to hug the Virgin’s feet, but her arms only were able to grasp the air. Holograms? Then, miracles begin to take place. Healings are also associated with the UFO phenomenon. The virgin of Guadalupe.

Airships seen all over the US. Captain James Hooton reported that he had seen the ship landed, and was able to approach it and speak with one of its occupants, who was doing what appeared to be repair work. The machine, very much mechanical, took flight and was gone in no time. In another case, in 1897, Constable Sumpter and Deputy Sheriff McLemore, witnessed a couple of perfectly normal-looking individuals, one man with a long beard and a woman with an umbrella. They were standing by a big cigar-shaped object, and the aeronauts even offered the gentlemen a ride to bring them to a place safe from the rain. They refused, however, saying they “preferred to get wet“.

These objects are described as even having anchors. One of these objects was dragging a rope that got caught on a rail. A man descended the rope, but upon finding people waiting under it, he decided to just cut it and depart with the ship.

What if all this was a plot to manipulate people, to make them believe in things that just keep them preoccupied? More reports about sightings. Holograms theory. An elaborate hoax on the human race? Are we being used to breed some form of hybrid species, to help beings in another dimension advance their own evolutionary line? Why the presence always of this sexual component – the aliens want to breed with us. All of this is, at least until now, pure speculation. Is it a religion in the making? Are these modern UFO incidents the preamble to a new mythology?

Currently, most of the organizations that try to resolve this mystery just group a huge number of people around themselves. Big sums of money and time are spent just keeping these groups alive. While not much real research is done, or the results are often fruitless. Instead, we should focus on small groups, working hard to report and classify local incidents. First-hand reports gathered fast, published fast. Shared with every other group. Theories: 1) the whole thing is purely a mental creation of our own brains. Somehow, we manage to bring our dreams into the real world. 2) Mental entities use our brains to manifest dream worlds into our real world. 3) Some other intelligence uses these dreamworlds to have fun, or try to teach us something. Or manipulate us?

Facts: 1) Since the 1940s there’s been an increasing number of reports. Of an increased variety. 2) the saucer myth is remarkably similar to the fairy-faith lore of some European countries. 3) The entities reported by the witnesses are usually fairly “biological”. They look slightly different to us but still humanoid. 4) The behavior of these entities is ridiculous and borderline absurd. 5) Apparitions follow the same model of religious miracles which have been for long been put aside in a different category.

The author believes these propositions to be true: 1) An advanced race coexisting with humans might behave in such a way that we would consider to be absurd. 2) If we don’t acknowledge our ignorance about the nature of time, our theories and explanations will remain forever incomplete. 3) The UFO reports contain all the signs of a new mythology in the making, perfectly suited to be used to manipulate society.

Appendix

In which the author includes a very extensive list of UFO reports, from 1868 to 1968. Of great interest for the serious researcher. A nice catalog for the reader, it reinforces the idea that these incidents are not isolated cases of “wackos” getting lost in the night. It would seem that there is a solid reality behind these reports.


What did I learn from this book?

Well, I have to say that although this doesn’t seem like an illogical idea once you meditate upon it, the truth is that it had never occurred to me to try connecting the reports of modern alien abductions with old reports of European fairies, or with religious experiences such as the one that took place in Fatima. When you start paying attention to the small details, it turns out that there are more things in common than one would expect. It seems very much likely that all these incidents are part of the same category of experiences, owing their origin to the same source. What is this source? That is the part that is not yet understood by us. Is it noise, or is it purposeful? What is talking to us, what is reaching from the other side?

My personal interest would be: how can we establish some reliable channel of communication? Or, can we contact these entities willingly, if they truly exist? Would it be wise? Can we talk to them, and have them explain to us more things about our universe? Can we obtain knowledge to build a better world?

Buy this book

Just search for the book title on Amazon. I could not find a Kindle version, maybe I just didn’t search properly.

Disneyland of the gods – John Keel

Here’s a book I had trouble putting down. I’m a sucker for strange ideas, crazy explanations of daily life events, and theories that border the insane.

John Keel is the author of the now-famous Mothman Prophecies, a book in which I first realized that there are very strange things taking place in our world. If only half of what Keel writes about is true, then it seems we are and have been visited by alien entities for an unclear purpose, entities whose reality, purpose, and modus operandi go against everything we would consider rational.

In the beginning, there was nothing. The spirit of god floated above the waters.

And then, Charles Fort wrote his Book of the Damned. Thousands of people across the world read about mysterious objects that fell from the sky, lights that accompanied volcanic activity, and the appearance of creatures that belonged in old mythological folklore, not in our highways and mountain deserts.

John Keel analyzes and develops Fort’s ideas, refining them even further: The strange, the oddities, are coming to our world, not from Jupiter, Alpha Centauri, or Zeta Reticuli. They are part of our world, simply existing in a separate dimension, a different vibration, or some kind of parallel earth that we can’t perceive because of our limited understanding. Isn’t the spectrum of visible light only a small fraction of the entire range of wavelengths that fly around at any given moment?

Source: https://sites.google.com/site/mochebiologysite/online-textbook/light

Ok, so here we have a clear example of how limited our understanding of the universe really is. If we only believed what we can see with our eyes, we would not know about x rays, infrared, radio signals…what other things can we not perceive from our human perspective? What is our brain really capable of, what is our collective brain network capable of?

Hungry lights in our skies

UFOs are not something new. Strange things in the sky have appeared in almost every age of our human evolution. The gods came on their chariots and demanded sacrifices. We are property, Fort said. The ancient Mayan gods, or the Sumerian gods, or the Chinese divine kings, all required from humans labor and gold. And blood. One of the things that have always intrigued me is the fact that sacrifices and pain were always part of religious worship. The film trilogy Matrix made the whole world think about this possibility: we are here only to provide a service to other entities. In the film, humans provided energy to the machines which kept them under a simulated reality. Conspiracy theories involving reptilians or “Illuminati” sometimes blame them for large-scale conflicts such as terrorist attacks and warfare. The attacks of September 11th are sometimes thought to be a sort of ritualized sacrifice, with an undetermined -to us- purpose. Some say that it was a blood sacrifice to make the gods happy, some others wonder whether the powers-that-be are not required, in exchange for power and wealth, to carry out periodical executions to feed the hunger for energy of some discarnate entity which supposedly they’re working for.

Really?

Yes, really. Religious stories from South America, Africa, or the Middle East always seem to involve this common theme: we are here to work for the gods. In ancient times, the gods walked around us. They were the giants of the bible, they guided the ancient peoples, taught them agriculture, astrology, the wisdom of the heavens. But they didn’t do it for free. Controversial author Zacharia Sitchin claims that his interpretation of the Sumerian texts reveals that the human race was genetically created by these gods, who demanded from us that we mined the gold that they required for their planets. In Colombia, Indians crafted jewelry from gold, elaborate necklaces, and rings that they later simply threw into the waters of Lake Guatavita. Why? For the gods, apparently.

You digress.

Yes, my bad.

I would say the main ideas of this book are:

  1. Ancient civilizations have existed, civilizations of which we have no clear knowledge and which possessed a degree of technological sophistication that we today would not attribute to them, given how far back in human history they existed.

    All the records we can collect from these civilizations appear in our most ancient religious texts, which were written thousands of years after the actual facts, and by then these real entities were idolized as gods and worshipped as creators. Maybe they did engineer our species to serve a purpose, or maybe they simply used their knowledge to subdue humans and force them to labour in their behalf.
  2. Parallel to this idea, we also have the idea that modern UFOs and ancient stories of burning trees and fire raining from the heavens have more in common than we think. Of a rather psychic and not physical nature, incidents of alien abduction, strange sea serpents or even mediumship have all in common with the sightings of the children from Fatima, or the visions from Moses and his burning bush. All through our history, the unknown has been visiting us with relative periodicity. And it adapts, it changes according to our needs. Before, it was the gods. Then, it was the fairies. Then, it become the UFOs. Soon, it will change again, reborn as a new fear emerges in our collective consciousness.

Would you recommend this book to other people?

Quite definitely. While I would not call myself a true believer, I have to admit that recently I have been exploring the theory that UFOs are coming from inside us, from inside our consciousness, perhaps messages from entities that belong to a different realm of existence, and which manifest through our physical brain, getting entangled in whatever thoughts we have as individuals and as a collective. We no longer see aliens that wear scuba suits, the alien has evolved alongside our society.

It makes more sense to me to believe that this phenomenon of UFOs and other oddities in our world come from the same world, but a separate plane, than the idea that the visitors come from different planets or galaxies altogether, that they decide to materialize in front of truckdriver Joe who is then subjected to inordinary medical examinations and sometimes even forced to procreate with female humanoids to spread our seed to the most distant corners of the cosmos.

If there is anything that I have to criticize is the final chapter where the author paints a very grim image of the present world – or as present as it was back in 1988. “People are shooting each other for parking spaces!” he says. It seems more dramatic than necessary, and the author failed to see the irony in his closing statements and the fact that he himself included some examples of failed doomsday prophecies that plague our historical archives. No, I don’t think we are that bad, mister Keel. I think in fact we are in a better position these days than we were 100, 1000, or 10.000 years ago.

That doesn’t discredit the theory of inter-dimensional psychic aliens, but it’s something that the book could have done without.

The book, as a series of sentences (probably good for google searches)

Charles Fort – Hochstetter syndrome – Pyramids around the world – Strange tools carved in ancient times – Ancient advanced races – Lightning from the gods – Animal mutilations – Are we a farm? – Cryptozoology and ufo sightings – How to serve man – Aliens own the earth – Artifacts left by the ancients – Wilhelm Reich – Missing historical records – Are we engineered? – Millenia-old stone carvings – Brainwashing and hypnosis – Seances and alternate realities – Drunk interdimensional travelers – The rise of new-age thinking – A doomsday message

The invisible college

What a Group of Scientists Has Discovered about UFO Influence on the Human Race 

When I first read Jung’s Flying Saucers – A modern myth of things seen in the skies, I didn’t quite get it. Maybe it’s because this was the last book Jung ever published, which means he had a whole life behind him to write about. Maybe I’m just slow. But I came back to that book at least three or four more times, because the main idea was quite intriguing: UFOs were perhaps not visitors from space, but they were related more to our own minds than to extra-terrestrial beings. It would explain their law-breaking movement patterns, it would explain the fact that some of them contain little grey creatures with big eyes that hurt people, while others are piloted by blonde tall european-looking humanoids which come to preach the need for peace and universal love. I never understood why the reports were so diverse. If there was only one UFO race, how come they looked so different? I looked around me on earth and I found only skin-deep differences between human races. If more than one gallactic race had advanced to the point of faster-than-light travel, it was extremely unlikely that any other race had also developed at the same time. If we as humans continue this rate of technological advancement, I am sure in less than 10,000 years we will be traveling to distant stars. Ok, let’s make it 100,000 years. I’m pretty sure in 100,000 years we will have the means to visit other galaxies. Or, we simply won’t be here.

You know what? I just did some basic wikipedia reading and it turns out we started our ape adventure around 20 million years ago. That’s when the Hominids began to develop into a separate group apart from the other monkeys. So it has taken us 20 million years to arrive here! What an incredibly long period of time, at least from my limited understanding. I remember a book I had when I was a kid, a hard-cover with a lot of illustrations from all animal species in the history of life on earth, from small worms and frogs, to

But I’m digressing. I wanted to say, when I first read Jung’s book, I didn’t get all the details but the main conception began to develop in my head. Aliens were not space visitors, and they had more in common with for example the virgin Mary sightings or even the many entities that people like E.A. Koetting claims to be in contact with. Do you know Koetting? He’s quite an interesting occultist. Give it a try.

So if UFOs are not space visitors, what exactl are they? From Jung’s book I remember talk about circles, symbols and archetypes. About absurdity, and high strangeness. Half the time, people say the aliens are good. The other half, they see the aliens are evil. Some of them claim to have been taken to Ganimedes, or to Mars, or even just around the corner, to the dark side of the moon. “They have bases all over the moon!” we were told on many an occasion. “On 2012 you shall see them!” But it never happened. They never revealed themselves, and the experiences kept being just as absurd.

What if, then, the absurd was just part of the whole thing? What if they were not trying to hurt us, not trying to save us, but simply trying to confuse us? In this book, The Invisible College, the idea is presented that the phenomenon of UFO sightings is a system of control, a way of changing our mind, but unlike other forms of control. We are not talking about change taking place across the span of a few generations. We are talking about change that is planned and prepared for in advance, perhaps thousands or tens of thousands of years before it actually begins to manifest.

Let me first talk about the contents of this book. Beginning with the introductory point of the UFO experience as a psychic component, the volume presents many witness reports describing the disparate type of details reported by people who claim to have seen UFOs (from just lights in the sky to full-blown abduction stories with all kind of cavity searches). This disparity of reports can be caused, it argues, by a psychological/psychic component. The high level of absurdity found in some reports makes them seem more like dreams or hallucinations than actual encounters with intelligence, developed rationales. In cases such as the sightings of Fatima or Lourdes, people were told to behave in many strange ways, some being told to eat grass, or to wash their faces on springs that were not real. And I remember also the strange reports from the The Mothman Prophecies, where people claimed to have been visited by odd-looking tall men who talked and behaved completely out-of-place, using old archaic words and overly trying to fit-in, as if they were not really humans but had rehearsed how to be human and were just trying to pass for natives of this earth.

If this is then a Psychic phenomenon, science can’t do much to help us reveal its origins and purpose. In fact, science is only going to get in the way. If the objective of the UFO experience is really to confuse us, we are only going to be able to gather contradictory data, reports that are incomplete, that get destroyed, that defy all logic and are considered ridiculous by most people. The truth hides itself behind the absurd and the unbelievable. Perhaps because it seeks to create a sort of trance in humans, a state of mind unlike any other, a state of high-influentiability that allowed the thing to plant deeper roots into our mind. Isn’t it under hypnotic trance when people are the most easily influentiable? Every time I say “chicken” you will start clucking like a chicken. And the suggestion is planted, the patient is awaken, and no sooner he hears a chicken sound he starts clucking like one. So, perhaps it’s this line between our ego, our “I know” and the world of the strange, the place where the ufo experience has encountered a suitable ground to develop.

To develop, what exactly?

〜 to be continued