Tonight's guest on Coast to Coast: Mac Tonnies.
Speaking of C2C, I listened to just a few minutes of last night's program, and found last night's guest Christopher O'Brien extremely interesting. (Who mentioned Tonnies by the way, in terms of researchers, thinkers and writers considering the alien-ETH vs. Trickster/Something else idea.) O'Brien has a new book: Stalking the Trickster, which of course I will have to read. (I wonder why O'Brien didn't mention George Hansen and his work, The Trickster and the Paranormal? Maybe he did and I didn't catch it.) O'Brien, who has been investigating UFO, cattle mutes and other UAD's, high strangeness in general, etc. in Colorado, is the author of several articles on these events as well as three books about the strange happenings in Colorado's San Luis Valley. O'Brien, who has had his own UFO experiences, has come to a place where he thinks much more is going on than a simplistic ET explanation.
Round and round we go it seems, for no one can dismiss the Trickster behavior in so much of UFO and other weird areas (Fortean, paranormal, etc.) and yet... and yet. Isn't is possible it's both? Maybe I want to cling to this idea because I find both possibilities equally intriguing: space beings from Mars, and ultra/inter dimensional, terrestrial other . . .
Or, it could be some of the aliens are capable of manifesting such behaviors so ancient and convoluted they appear to be beyond what's now become a jaded explanation for some: the ET. I think some consider ET to be advanced technologically, but don't go beyond that. Aliens, some of them anyway, could very well be exceedingly capable of performing all kinds of feats that appear almost magical to us, and so, we call them angels, or demons, or Tricksters, or inter-dimensional whatevers. And maybe some of the ETs are all of those things, and it's all in the naming. Angels and demons are ET, or the aliens are angels and demons? Same thing, different names, different human created constructs made to control and indoctrinate. Meanwhile, the ETs/angels/demons are doing their thing, and they don't care what we call them.
Ancient time warping groovy effects inter-dimensional, or aliens from space? Why couldn't the space-man from Mars be perfectly capable of performing tricks for our entertainment? Why force the space being into a box; aliens are supposed to act this way, and if they don't, they're something else. Why do we think we can figure them out, predict their behaviors, assume their motivations, presume their cultures and their abilities?
It's possible some ETs mimic other non-human behaviors: ghosts, or who knows what. Fairies, angels, gods. . . an alien very well might want to confuse us, or maybe, it's just playing around. They could know how to manipulate things that stress our credibility: we can accept there are aliens on Mars (or wherever) and can travel in UFOs, but they can't visit us on the astral plane. When that happens, we shift from alien to something else; angel, god, ultra terrestrial, etc. Maybe it's as simple as it seems: aliens can manipulate a lot more than we think.
Often when we talk about ET we present it as if there is just one kind of ET. "ET" we say, as if it's a single entity. It seems pretty obvious there are many kinds of ET (Dr. Greer's didactic list of specific numbers excluded) and some of these aliens are advanced not just technologically, but in so many other ways as well.