|Regan Lee is author of the UFO blog The OrangeOrb, and has a monthly column in UFO Magazine by the same name. She is also a contributer to the Binnall of America website, writing her 'Trickster's Realm' column. Drawing on her life long relationship with UFOs and the paranormal, Regan writes about UFOs and Forteana in Oregon , her home for many decades, and is also a UFO witness and experiencer herself. Regan is also an aritst, and author of Two Oregon Tales: UFOs and Bigfoot, soon to be available as an e-book. Email Regan Lee.
The Drone Meme
by Regan Lee
Posted: 19:30 June 26, 2007
This is more about the drone meme, rather than the drones themselves. It's not something I care about much, but I find myself intrigued by the phenomena surrounding the phenomena. Like much of UFO, Fortean stuff, the Trickster element is alive and well.
The so-called drone photos came to our attention by way of Chad, who was out taking photos for a class assignment. C2C had some images on their site. For many reasons, it all seemed faked; too good to be true, too isolated, too suspect in the context: a photography student who's out taking pictures for an assignment having to do with making objects appear smaller or larger -- very neat.
That seemed to be the end of it: an artistic hoax or prank. But then
Linda Moulton Howe takes up the case on her Earthfiles site, and has testimony from other witnesses in other places, and other times. Including an insider on technology. A fan sends in a YouTube mock up of what the drone might look like taking off in flight to Coast to Coast.
Still, seemed all very silly. I write a little blurb on it, giving my two cents on my blog,as has many a UFO blogger.
I go over to the Department 47 forum, where a thread was started on this topic, I offer my opinion. I post a link to my blog entry, and notice the image I had of the drone thingie is gone. That's weird, but given the glitches of blogspot not unusual. I'm just commenting on the juxtaposition. Being an esoteric kind of gal, I see juxtapositions and synchronicities everywhere. (That's what we do.) An hour or so after I post my comment on the drone thingie, I get this in my e-mail; not the orangeorb e-mail I use in the Department 47 forum, but the one I use for blogger and am afraid to switch over for fear of losing once again, my blog. Like last time. My Experience with the CARET Program and Extraterrestrial Technology, it's titled, and written by Isaac. Isaac is an alias. Isaac has photos and material dating back twenty years on the drone thingies. Isaac has been in touch with Chad, and this information can be distributed, as long as everything's kept intact. This was sent to me from the open Minds Forum;