Friday, August 24, 2012

Ufological Origins

"For most people, any mention of UFOs inevitably conjures up imagery of spaceships from other worlds, and alien abductions. However, the theory that UFOs originate in far-away galaxies is simply that – a theory. In reality, numerous suggestions have been made to explain the UFO presence that has, for decades, fascinated generations of saucer-seekers everywhere. Indeed, the fact of the matter is that, like it or not, we’re still very much in the dark when it comes to understanding the true nature of what it is that is amongst us, and which, for so long, has interacted with us. Let’s take a look at those theories…"

Those are the opening lines of my latest Mysterious Universe post that looks at the various theories offered to explain the UFO phenomenon: aliens, cryptoterrestrials, demons, time-surfers, and more...

PS: No, that is not a UFO above. Just a good old aircraft smoke-ring...

1 comment:

  1. You left a couple of interesting theories out, Nick:

    * Terence McKenna's musings that what we perceive as an alien invasion is a projection chosen by a plant-based consciousness originated from outer-space spores, so that we don't get alarmed.

    * That aliens and UFOs are somehow connected to what happens to us after we die. Like the Hindu belief of the Siddhas ("one who is accomplished"), perfected beings who have "transcended the ahamkara (ego or I-maker), have subdued their minds to be subservient to their Awareness, and have transformed their bodies (composed mainly of dense Rajo-tama gunas) into a different kind of body dominated by sattva. This is usually accomplished only by persistent meditation." (Wikipedia dixit)