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UFO, An Educated Inquiry
by David P Kuhlman
UFO Researcher/ Book Reviewer/ Writer
Posted: 00:23 September 25, 2009
I think it is safe to say that all of us have at least heard or seen things at times in our lives that defy common logic, as we know it. Things that are not commonplace in the world in which we live that leave us in a state of denial and disbelief. This was also a common factor upon early man and civilizations as well. This does not however place these incidents in the world of make-believe and it leaves us to consider the true origins of such events. In most all of my work I lean heavily upon the topic of UFO's and possible alien contact between humans, and for the record this writing will be no different, but I would like to consider another form of phenomenon that to me seems to be intertwined many times with the ongoing UFO enigma. I feel this writing is warranted simply because it is a very real possibility and an ongoing situation that many truly fail to see or acknowledge.
UFO's and possible alien visitations have been at the forefront of past and modern day phenomenon reports for centuries. Modern man has failed to disprove or rightly prove the existence of such matters to this day. I for one have researched and indulged myself along with others to come to some sort of understanding and common ground regarding these issues and I will continue to do so until either I draw my last breath or all mankind knows the truth. The situation we face regarding UFO's has seemed to always be a tough up-hill climb riddled with tons of misinformation and down right lies, thus making every inch of research highly painstaking to an individual that is inquiring. UFO's and aliens have been the frontrunner in modern day (since 1947) paranormal phenomenon and an increasing number of personalities are joining the ranks of UFO enthusiast as we speak, many of whom once scoffed the idea aliens from another world or realm was just utter bilge!
Through time there has been other phenomenon being reported all over the world as well, a phenomenon of a different sort of note… or is it? It is funny really how one group of people can denounce the existence of one thing yet they are 'all in' regarding other forms of rare phenomenon. I think we all would agree the sightings and reports from all over the planet regarding 'spirits' or 'ghosts' has been and still is a hot topic with many paranormal investigators today. There are today television shows dedicated to such investigations such as "Ghost Hunters" and others as well. There are many people or groups though whom I have mentioned above that seems to favor strongly certain areas of the paranormal and totally disregarding others that seem no more far-fetched to the layman than the one they support at all costs. During my time within the UFO phenomenon research genre I have noticed a similar or common bond if you will, with reported UFO's and ghost sightings. I know that many who has studied the UFO phenomenon at any length has had to notice the similarities at one time or another. This is because it is a fact and it happens regularly.
Maybe I have been more in tune to these two phenomenon's relationships to one another simply because I have had the experience on both sides of the spectrum, although in my case they were totally unrelated incidents, or were they? I had two UFO sightings as a child back in the middle 1970's, one of which happened during the UFO flap in Georgia from 1974 to 1976 and the other in 1978. I witnessed an 'orb' that was flanked by numerous helicopters during the first sighting. The second sighting involved a large 'Fireball' object that moved silently across the sky in a continuous and steady east to west route along the horizon. I also had a terrifying experience along with my family with ghosts and hauntings as a younger child in 1972. Where at times apparitions were observed by both me and my parents. I have to say personally that the apparition experience that was witnessed was much more terrifying than the UFO encounters by far!
Through all of the UFO sightings reported daily there are many of which that describe 'entities' at some point during these events. Maybe a person observes these entities during an encounter with aerial objects or the landing of an unknown craft or light but sometimes these apparitions are observed entirely separate from an encounter with UFO type phenomenon all together, but they are often preceded or quickly succeeded by what is observed and reported to be as some type of UFO phenomenon that we all are aware of. Through the years many of these reports have been noted where the witness has observed what they will relate to an apparition or ghost with an actual UFO encounter.
Are these two phenomenon closely related? Is it coincidence? I feel this is the question that needs to be answered. If you have looked at and researched many UFO sightings as I have you will see the first question to hold many possible relations. Whitley Strieber, his immediate family, and even some of his close friends recalled strange apparitions that took place where he and his family resided all during Mr. Striebers' struggle with what he believes to be his being abducted by a race of aliens from another place or time. The late Betty and Barney Hill encountered poltergeist type activity in their home soon after their reported abduction and encounters with aliens. Ed Walters of Gulf Breeze, Florida and his family confronted similar activity during the UFO experiences that they had encountered beginning in 1988. Ed had likened his experiences to that of "poltergeists".
I know what much of the general public may be saying at this statement. "Gulf Breeze?" "That's a big crock isn't it?" "That was proved a hoax, wasn't it?" The answer to that question in my opinion is no, however I do think this case suffered much misinformation and propaganda which did just what it was supposed to do and that is to mislead the public into thinking Gulf Breeze was just a farce. There is much more fact pointing to the authenticity of the Gulf Breeze sightings that was left uncovered I think due to all of the misleading lies that became intertwined with the original story, but this is par for the course when it comes to all UFO reports, isn't it? Haven't we learned anything about false information coming from outside people whose intent and existence is to discredit authentic reports? I am not sure we have.
There are other cases of apparitions and ghostly images related to UFO accounts. Creatures that are reported as 'glowing' or 'transparent' have been reported countless times. This was the case of the 'Flatwoods Monster' and also of the 'Mothman' sightings. The reported beings have been likened to what we call ghosts in many ways other than mere appearance alone. They have been reported to pass through walls, float as if in mid-air, and also walk without making a sound or leaving the first foot impression on the ground. They have also been reported to vanish into thin air. I think you would agree that the case for aliens, UFO's, and ghosts being related is being made.
We now can see how these two phenomenons are closely related in many instances. They share many, upon many attributes. If they are of the same, then what are they and what group of phenomenon can we place them in? Should we place ghosts, UFO, and alien sightings all in the same category? Why not? It is infeasible I think. Regarding UFOs and aliens I have a huge case to make, as do many other researchers, and that is that all of these anomalies are related in some way with the spirit world. This would surely include ghosts. Look how many times UFO's or entities are reported without having any concrete evidence left behind of their presence among us as stated above. Is this why we are unable to obtain the 'Smoking Gun' evidence? Numerous times these anomalies are reported without a shred of physical evidence left for anyone of us to study or recover, why is this the case? Many researchers will say it is because higher authorities rush to the scene and confiscate such physical evidence way before anyone else can respond. To me this does not seem reasonable in all cases and simply does not hold much water. I think the answer is still the same, there is no credible physical evidence left at any event sighting that can be distinguished because it possibly originates from another realm or dimension. Yes there are sometimes 'trace' evidence that is located but nothing ever that is of tangible evidence is ever removed from the scene and found to be genuine 'alien' materials. There are some natural elements found in higher quantities and concentrations at times in reported crash or landing sites of UFO's that are not normally found in large quantities or concentrations here on earth, but lets face it this alone proves nothing of an extraterrestrial presence on earth nor does it disclose an origin of such activity no matter how much we would want it to.
Yes people see these anomalies, photograph blurred images, and are able to perceive disturbances during such encounters, but like the UFO phenomenon that we are talking about, that is all we have to make our case definite. In many cases people are just not ready or prepared for such events to happen because they can happen without warning and nearly always unexpectedly. I mean who walks around all day with a movie recorder or a camera draped around their necks all day long? The answer is no one does, although it might help, this is unreasonable isn't it? On the other hand like described above, we do have events that are captured on video and by camera at times however, these images are almost always a blurred mess where photographs are concerned and the objects structure from the image we have is left up to each individual's perception as to what it actually is. This is not proof at all it is pure and simple speculation. Talking about photographs, the only photos that were ever taken that myself as well as others believe to be the best photos ever taken of an unidentified flying object are the Trent photos taken in Oregon in the 1950's. These photos are clear as glass with only a slight hint of any blurring. The saucer shaped craft that was photographed is astonishing and it has been studied for years and has never been ruled a hoax, even by the 'Condon Committee' a group depending on who you ask, that was put in to existence to debunk all UFO activity completely! This group researched this particular photo and report along with other UFO reports in the United States. Although it hasn't been ruled a hoax and what we actually see in the photo is exactly what Mr. Trent saw and photographed through the view finder of his camera that day, no one will admit to its possible extraterrestrial origin nor to its legitimacy. We all know that aircraft such as the one in this photo did not exist in the 1950's and neither does it today, but there it is in the photograph! How then can anyone denounce its existence? It is still listed with most all other photographs and reports that could not be labeled as a genuine hoax as simply an unknown. Why?
Lets look at another question about these Trent photos that needs to be addressed. How could the object in the photo be so clearly caught on camera in the 1950's with the camera technology we had then compared to todays technology of optics with which we can not seem to muster anything other than a smeared, unfocused, unidentifiable photographic mess? These are serious questions we need to ask because it is pertinent to the phenomenon we are dealing with. Going back to the ghostly side of the paranormal world for a minute we know that many upon many images of so called ghostly apparitions are often blurred and distorted beyond positive identification which also leaves the human mind and imagination to fill in the gaps as to what we are actually observing. Could it be that the Trent 'saucer' had simply materialized completely at the exact time the shutter was snapped on the camera? It is possible. There have been however other photos made although rarely, of apparitions or 'ghosts' that are quite clear which leaves little speculation as to its origin. Entities or images of light which are almost always linked to the spirit world usually always have a greater chance of becoming distorted when either photographed or recorded due to the magnitude of the light emitted from the source as well as movement that is made by the witness upon its capture or the movement of the object itself. The numerous sightings over the years have proven this to be fact. So, you ask, what about the crystal clear photos we have such as the Trent photos? The answer returns to the physical 'state' of the object at the time it is photographed or recorded as stated above.
UFO's like ghosts have been reported to change or 'morph' if you will right before an observers eyes. At most times transparency seems to be the state of such anomalies that are witnessed however this can change almost instantaneously. Reports of UFO's that seem to 'vanish' right before an observers eyes only to reappear instantly and many times in a different location seems to have also change structure or solidity. Can it be possible that the phenomenon being witnessed is able to become invisible or visible physically and structurally to the naked eye at a moments notice or does it seem this way due to other factors as in the movement and behavior of the phenomenon seen? I know regarding the 'orb' object I observed in the middle 1970's that this object would fade in and out in light intensity. At times the object would completely disappear only to re-appear in another location in the sky. Was this due to an actual disappearance of the object itself or was it related to incredible acceleration capabilities? UFO's, if they are indeed solid interplanetary space craft have been described in theory at times as having a cloaking device installed onboard the craft that would allow beyond what we can understand and above our technology, the craft itself to appear to vanish when actually the solidity of the craft never changes. Such a cloaking device would seem feasible on an interplanetary craft of this sort. It would serve as a camouflage for the ship and crew upon physical threat, seems possible I think. On the other hand if UFO's are not structured vehicles, as we know 'structure' to be here on earth then what are they? Are UFO's and alien beings mere illusions? With reported physical interaction with actual witnesses I doubt that is the case at all.
I am not sure how many people do not believe or partake in believing in such matters as ghosts, spirits and the like, but I can tell you there are many that scoff at the UFO fact at hand. More people are willing from my observations, to believe in ghosts and things from the spirit world than they are to believe in UFO's and aliens. To be honest they are more readily to accept pure fantasy than they are to even begin understanding the UFO enigma. The 'why' answer to this question is fit for another discussion because it entails much controversy and personal beliefs. The fact is though it is true. For me I guess because I have had experiences on both sides of the spectrum the fact is I believe in both equally. UFO's have been a greater passion for my research mainly because the events I witnessed left a greater impact in my mind, which has grown throughout the years. Now after much study and analyzation I have become aware of both phenomenons possible relationship between one another. If UFO's proved to be one in the same as ghosts and spirits would then more people believe? And why? This is left undetermined at the present.
To look at this subject in another light I think we have to be able to discern and to accumulate evidence from more and more UFO sightings as well as other unearthly phenomenon to relate their exact matching attributes and behaviors. Many events from the past hold much data that has been simply ignored not on purpose, but just simply because our paradigm of thinking has change since then and new insights have been contained by many hours of research and time. We can only uncover data and new information with the mindset and basic information modules that will enable us awareness to know to search other paradigms of any pertinent situation at hand. Maybe older UFO cases need to be reopened with our new outlooks and technologies. We may be able to discover things that were simply overlooked in the past simply due to a lack of reasoning and understanding.
Is the answer to the question simply that UFO's and 'spiritual' phenomenons are not related? I do not think so. As a matter of fact I think this area of thinking is closer at getting us to the real truths behind UFO and alien visitations than any other method or hypothesis that has been conducted at any time. Maybe they are not related one hundred percent but I think there is a great argument that they relate in many obvious ways indeed as the reader can see clearly. What other information do we have that would disprove this? None. Truthfully we have much more evidence that supports this conclusion, than denounces it.
We can look at concrete evidence throughout history regarding what we call phenomenon. Phenomenon is simply an event or situation that we cannot explain with conventional methods learned or accessed here on earth. Phenomenon has been a part of society since time began. As humans have developed throughout the years and new and more complex situations have arisen we have been forced to further our inquiries and perceptions of things around us thus making some things categorized once as phenomena or 'magic' in years past a modern day luxury or common occurrence. The single act of educated research can transform phenomenon into fact. For instance, fire was once a phenomenon as well as 'magical' to early man. Now no one even gives it a thought. It is there and it is accepted. To early man however the gift of fire was utterly godly and mystical. Flight would be a phenomenon to early humans. No one ever believed or would believe that a man could 'soar' with the birds. Now flight is as advanced and used as much or more in many cases as automobiles are. We go about our business and think nothing of it at all but to early people it would be considered nothing short of magic. Is this also why early man considered the events they saw in the skies as godly? We now have the capabilities of leaving earth and exploring just outside our planets surface in space. The United States sent men to the moon and the first walk on its surface was in 1969. Many scientists through history denied that man could ever reach past the confines of our planet. Many called space flight a fantasy. If early man could witness such an act as well it would be surly categorized as unexplainable phenomenon to them. If a person or persons have no intelligent bases within the scope of their minds of what is taking place or how it is able to exist, it is pure and simple phenomenon but that does not mean it is fantasy. These events are actually happening but it may be out of mans psyche and mental capacity to understand it in the present time. Many events relating to our phenomenon today will be considered 'normal' in the future. As mankind continues to develop and educate he will open new doors that were never known to exist.
The spirit world exists. Fact. We can surf the web, read numerous books, and get first hand testimony to this fact. UFO's exist. Fact. We have labeled them many different things such as UFO's, UFOB's, Flying Saucers, Flying Disks, and etc. but the fact is they are real no matter what we call them. They may be a part of the spirit world from another dimension as well as may be ghosts, spirits and what the Bible refers as angels. Angels? Yes angels. There is no difference in the spirit world folks. The Bible is riddled with these angelic beings. There are good ones as dealing with angels and there are evil ones as in demons or the angels that were cast down from heaven. Could UFO's and the alien presence be related here? Definitely. We may be on the threshold of tying all three of these prominent phenomenon's into one category of origin where UFO's, ghosts, and angelic beings are concerned and there is nothing standing in the way of this path of study.
What will it take to focus more attention into the possibilities of UFO's existing in the same paradigm of the spiritual world? A world we know as little about as UFO's themselves yet we are able to accept more openly this area of thinking mainly because most all religions especially Christianity is based on a 'spiritual' context. People are able to accept parts of the Bible as dealing with a man named Jesus who was crucified and was resurrected from the dead in three days, but at the same time these same people refuse and scoff at the notion of other spirits, entities, and other supernatural events being able to take place. Why? I am not knocking Christianity or any other religion for that matter, I am a Christian but I also am intelligent enough to know that these facts need to come out so that we are able to see at what point and time we are putting our worldly blinders on regarding these issues. Being a Christian does not mean that we should not explore new areas or limit ourselves about the world in which we live! God gave us the intelligence to learn. We need to quit saying, "We need to be quite about this and that", and start talking openly about what really is facing us because it is not going to just go away. It is as much part of our lives as anything else we do on an everyday basis. It involves you and me and no matter our religion or background we need to look at things on a greater scale, for our future is at stake.
We have looked at an interesting subject I think. I wrote this particular article because I feel it is warranted more than any other regarding the UFO phenomenon. Most researchers are still 'searching' the physical earth for 'physical' evidence that has never been found or proven to be from an extraterrestrial origin. Maybe that is because there isn't any 'physical' evidence to be had? Humans can speculate until we are all blue in the face and we will be no closer to the truth that is really there…somewhere. We can continue to form silly little so-called 'UFO Groups' that do nothing but waste every ones time and dollars that make people think they are moving mountains in the way of UFO discoveries, or all legitimate researchers and interested people can join a unified team for rightful UFO disclosure. This is what it will take. In many ways we have begun to hinder ourselves regarding the facts we seek. To study any subject of interest or importance you first must be dedicated to the facts and that alone no matter how 'silly' it may sound in the beginning. It is very easy to become sidetracked but focus and patience is the key. I am sorry for bursting many of your bubbles but I have to say that there is no one in the mainstream world that is going to 'force' UFO disclosure from any government at any time or in any place unless they offer the information on their own accord. It seems however at this time that full disclosure is not on the agenda. I do believe however that some minor information has been 'leaked' to the public over a period of years at the government's request, however major events and information is well guarded with misinformation, gray propaganda, and extreme security and it is done to withhold the truth.
It is time for people to start thinking outside the box, to broaden their mind, to accept what to many is the unacceptable. Nothing in this universe is impossible. If we think something to be impossible on what grounds do we base these principles on? Did we design and build the universe in which we all live? Most certainly not, so how can we police or govern what is already in existence or what is possible to exist around us? Mankind wants nothing short of controlling every aspect of life around us, and when we decide we cant control certain areas of our world we brush it off as non existent or irrelevant to our lives. This is no way to make headway into our futures at all because the problems still exist and exist on a large scale and could be something that becomes a huge and insurmountable obstacle for our futures prosperity.
The cosmos is a big place, so big in fact our minds cannot fathom its farthest reaches nor can our technology reach it at the present. We cannot begin to study something without crippling complications and setbacks if we are unaware of exactly what we are dealing with. We can continue to search for more information however and the basis of an existing phenomenon, and until that point is reached we cannot make even a well-placed guess as to the composition of such matters. Mankind must work together as I have said earlier on one particular goal in common. This is the only solution we have.
So do UFO's, aliens, and ghostly entities have a common bond? Seems likely. When we talk about 'aliens' possibly coming from outer space isn't this part of the heavens the Bible describes? Aren't these same heavens responsible for harboring angelic and demonic beings as well? The answer to both questions is yes. There has been reported that there are at least four dimensions within the universe that we live, possibly even more. The human being can only perceive three of these and anything outside the third dimension is totally out of our perception. I think many of the phenomenon we see are contributed by forces that can slip in and out of the dimensions that we can see at will. This is favored heavily with God, ghosts, angels and demons. Why not include UFO's and aliens in this group of unknowns? I will bet they all tie in, how about you?
One of my best attempts at making a case for my conclusions above also comes from the Bible. I have written about it before and it is warranted to recap it here. The Nephilim a race of super human entities if you will, that were bread from entities of the spiritual world as with angels, with humans of earth. This joining of the two created the Nephilim, part man part spiritual entity or 'god' as many refer to them. The Bible speaks of this hybrid creature throughout its pages and is also a very interesting subject to explore. This theory would automatically join the UFO phenomenon with the ghost or spirit entity phenomenon described in this paper. Like I said many, many times there is a connection and this connection may also be connected closely with another offspring that we all are well aware of that is always right next to us, it is known as mankind. Essentially no matter how you look at it, and no matter where you stand on any of these subjects at hand we all share a cosmic bond that ties all creation together, and its that bond that drives us into a longing for exploration into the unknowns of the heavens before us.
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