Saturday, June 17, 2017

Found Journal: Lobster Baby

Going through old notebooks full of writing in various stages, I found a UFO journal I had started back in 1978! Little snippets of odd experiences. Here's an entry from July 1988; I've changed the name of the person who told me this story:

Last Friday I had coffee with Sherri. She told me she's involved with many contactees, occasionally gives workshops on the "UFO thing" and then told me about a woman who called her one night not long ago saying she felt very ill, and had to be taken to the hospital. She was told she was pregnant; she said impossible, she hadn't had sex, etc. She felt very ill for weeks, then, on a check-up, she was no longer pregnant. Then, she started hearing voices and seeing the little gray men, and hearing a baby cry.. They were in her living room, and the "lobster baby" was there. They told her she wasn't ready yet to handle any of this. This woman told Sherri she was scarred and afraid she was going crazy. Supposedly this woman had not heard of this happening to others, or of alien abdcutions. Sherri is trying to arrange for me to meet some of these people.

This was so long ago! I had forgotten about this after so many years and have no idea where this woman is now. I never did meet any of the people involved with "Sherri" or had any kind of follow-up.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tip of the Iceberg: MUFON

The latest, MUFON's scrambling to cover their collective ass regarding "multi state director" John Ventre's racist Facebook posts, has caused a lot of reaction.  Thankfully, solid and respected researchers like Lon Strickler, Nick Redfern, Robbie Graham, Greg Bishop, and so many more, have spoken out against both MUFON and Ventre. Check out the Anomalist for links to the latest on this.

Sadly, this is only the most recent sad MUFON upset. MUFON has continued to support David Jacobs, whose off the rails "research" concerning Emma Woods, while creating some dissent among some of us, has pretty much gone away in a puff of apathetic smoke. 

Not to mention MUFON's odd relationship with Robert Bigelow, who has been quoted (paraphrasing) "The public does not have the right to know." 

There's more; such as the accusations of sexism by MUFON towards female investigators and directors.

There is also MUFON's early stances towards abductions and the seemingly and so-called "crazy" accounts of reptilians, talking animals, and overall high strangeness.

Given all this, MUFON cannot be considered an official-bona-fide-serious entity. Never could be, in my mind, for all kinds of reasons. The main reason being the very fact of itself. No entity or individual within the fringe can ever be taken seriously. Except, maybe, for Jacques Vallee.

Meanwhile, there are individuals with MUFON who are good and true people. I a not talking about them, but MUFON as an institution, which can no longer be (as if it ever was) taken seriously, or as an authority and overseer of the UFO Gatekeepers.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Nick Redfern on C2C Tonight (And a Bit About Truth)

Nick Redfern, who's latest book, The Roswell UFO Conspiracy, is causing much ado, will be a guest tonight on Coast to Coast. Nick Redfern's World of Whatever…

Speaking of Nick's new book -- which I haven't read yet, but plan to of course -- it's funny, in a typical UFO Land kind of way, how much controversy his book has caused. (The Roswell UFO Conspiracy is a sequel to Body Snatchers in the Desert.)

I have no idea what happened at Roswell, and aliens crashing their spaceships on a ranch seems possible. So do heinous acts by governments. The first, true folklore. (Which does not mean it isn't also true.) But it's a classic narrative of aliens in the desert, and has become a part of popular culture. Everyone knows what you mean when you cite Roswell, regardless of acceptance of such things as aliens from space. The latter, well, that's more troublesome. People, including many UFO researchers, don't want to go there. They don't want to get deep into dark conspiracies. I mean, good god, no one wants to even hint they're an Alex Jones. Also, many a UFO researcher is, bewilderingly, politically conservative, and actually trusts the government.

The truth is the truth, be it aliens or government (ours, some other, …), or private technologies as in global illuminati cabal types. Whatever the answer to Roswell, it is important we keep ourselves open, and be willing to really see the truth when, and if, it arrives.

Redfern himself writes about  reactions to his book at Mysterious Universe: When Ufologists Turn on Ufologists.

I don't know if Redfern's book is close to any truth or not. But at least he's offering us something new and we need to be willing to adjust the ways we consider  what happened at Roswell.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MUFON’s John Ventre and Acceptance of the Repugnant – The Orange Orb on WordPress

On my Orange Orb at WordPress. I started that blog on WP because it's easier to upload audio. Which I intend to do -- we planned one last night but, uh, "technical difficulties." In the meantime, here's this:

MUFON’s John Ventre and Acceptance of the Repugnant – The Orange Orb on WordPress

Saturday, May 13, 2017

(Update) Ancient Aliens: Mystery at Rudloe Manor

Updated after I posted this post yesterday, saw a Facebook comment from UFO scholar Scott Santa, who reminded us that Rudloe Manor, with all its secrets and underground doings, is not a new discovery. Not that I assumed it was a new discovery, simply that Ancient Aliens was delving into this still covert place. Santa pointed out that Rudloe Manor was addressed in Timothy Good's Above Top Secret. A book which I've read! But many years ago, and clearly, have forgotten that Good discussed this in his book.

Last night’s episode of Ancient Aliens:The Mystery of Rudloe Manor was pretty good. Nice to see an Ancient Aliens where there wasn’t a rehashing of the already rehashed ‘aliens from millions of years ago had seeded us’ … not that I don’t believe that, I do, (yes, I do) (in part) but enough already.

Refreshing and surprising. I hadn’t known of the underground chambers in Wiltshire, England at Rudloe Manor. From the Ancient Aliens site, a bit from the blurb:
In the southwest corner of the Wiltshire, England countryside lies the mysterious structure known as Rudloe Manor. On the surface, it appears to be nothing more than a quaint English manor house, but researchers have argued for years that it has been the epicenter of British research into UFOs since World War II. British Ministry of Defence (MOD) insiders claim that an astounding 2.2 million square feet of vast caverns divided into many smaller chambers lie buried underneath Rudloe Manor (Ancient Aliens)
Watching the program last night, it seemed to me a safe theory to suggest that crop circles are the work of some shadowy black ops faction. Not aliens, not earth fairies, not Doug and Dave. Not even mating hedgehogs. Many disagree with me on this including many a UFO researcher I respect. But I am still convinced that some governments — certainly including our own — have been manipulating technologies and energies of non-human origin for their own agendas.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Psychic Warrior Flash: Dreams, the Djinn

Very good article about the strange experiences with the Djinn from military personnel at Mysterious Universe: Strange Military Encounters with the Jinn |.

While reading the article, the following sentence gave me a start:

 One retired remote viewer for the U.S. military named David Morehouse wrote of his own experience in his book Psychic Warrior
Those two words: "psychic warrior" reminded me of a dream I had last night. Lately, I've been having some interesting dreams -- see my post at my Orange Orb Tarot blog -- last night, I dreamt I was back in that shop, and someone (unseen, from above) had given me a silver bracelet with the words Psychic Warrior stamped on it.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

So, What Do You Think About Reptilians?

I don't know why, but I am fascinated by tales of Reptilians. Lizard like beings, sentient -- far more than us hoi poloi -- bipedal, intelligent, devious, ravenous even. Scary. Alien sauropods invading earth. Or dwelling beneath us in caverns, tunnels, underground military bases. Oh yes, they're in cahoots with the Shadow Government. There is no doubt about that.

Reptoids. Alien Lizard Lovers. Abductees, taken by muscular lizard beings armed and overpowering.

Easy to mock. But, like the contactees of the "Golden Age" of space brothers and sisters visiting earth, the abductees and witnesses who've encountered Reptilians are serious. They're not mocking. So, should any serious researcher mock as well?

I don't think we should. I mock because of my own uneasy responses to the idea of intelligent, agile, and possibly malevolent non-human entities that look like giant lizards. That are giant lizards. Especially if they're having sex with us, and/or stirring us in large gooey vats.

No, seriously. For those that have had these experiences, it's not funny at all. Of course the question, as with all of the weird Fortean/UFO/Paranormal/Supernatural stuff out there, is: is it real? Literal? No doubt it's real all right. Literal, that might be a different thing altogether.

Intelligent dinosaur types living inside the earth. Coming up to abduct, eat, experiment. Or…

Right now I'm reading B.E. Lewis's Ancient Serpent Gods: The Alien Connection to Reptilian Dinosaurs. Just begun; no review here. I will say it isn't particularly well written -- a sort of "golly gee" vibe --  but I'm reading it for the info, not literary acumen. Many more books in this genre to read of course. Many, many stories from witnesses of encounters.

The tales of intelligent reptilian type beings continue, and, as with all narratives of the High Strangeness type, there is something within that can't be dismissed as mere silliness.

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Messianic Prophecy/ Reptilian Abductions - Shows

Coming up on Coast to Coast: Messianic Prophecy/ Reptilian Abductions . A favorite topic of mine in the realm of UFOs. I have not, personally, experienced anything remotely reptilian, yet the idea intrigues me. Tune in this Tuesday, April 11th, with guest Betsey Lewis, who will talk about her experiences with the lizard aliens.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

The Munsters and Masked "Aliens"

Oh, the dreaming mind! If a team of dream interpreters could work together with those who research UFOs and other realms of the weird, then we'd have something. Well, at least we'd more of something. Not entirely sure we'd have the "Big Something." So, last night, my subconscious went here:

I'm going in and out of being the observer of the dream-play, and being the character. 
I'm a young woman, in my early thirties, blond. I'm a little tipsy, walking back home at night from a party. I'm dressed for clubbing, for partying. (A short silver metallic skirt.)  To get to my house, I have to walk through a wooded area. The house is set way back from the sidewalk; a good quarter mile or more.
As I'm walking through the woods, a I see two lights coming at me. Turns out to be a car. Two men in their twenties get out of the car, hanging onto the doors.  One is clearly smarter than the other, but they're both punks. Up to no good. I'm nervous. They start with their crap; I'm worried they're going to rape me. The one dumb guy wants to, but the smarter one says "Nah, we're not going to do that! Just hassle her a little." They push me around a little. Then I fall to the ground, can't move. Want to move, just can't. Something is holding me there, keeping me immobile.
Then the smart guy gets worried. He realizes my house, where I live with my family, is the Munsters house. The Munsters are Very Important Citizens around these parts. If it gets known they've been hassling a Munster (me) there'll be trouble. (The Munsters are not the characters in the TV series, the monsters, -- well, they are, but don't look like the TV characters. They look like the rest of us.)  
I think to myself, in the dream, "I didn't know the Munsters were a real family that the TV show was derived from."  (I realize this makes no sense; if I'm a Munster, wouldn't I know that? But that's Dream World for you.) 
The smart guy is thinking what to do. The dumb guy wants to kill me and get it over with, just get out of there. Finally, Smart Guy says "I got it!" He just happens to have alien masks -- of the ubiquitous grays -- in his car. He tells Dumb Guy if they wear the masks, it will cause them to have the ability to hypnotize me and make me, and everyone else, think I was abducted by aliens. 
This confuses Dumb Guy. "Are we aliens?!" he asks in a panic.
"No, dumb shit, we're pretending to be aliens!"
"Won't that make us become aliens?" frets Dumb Guy.
"Of course not stupid. Jesus, what a dumb ass."
"Are you sure?" whines Dumb Guy, looking around.
"Yeah. I'm sure. Now put on the mask."
Meanwhile, I'm still sitting there, unable to move, and losing consciousness.
They put on the masks, but Smart Guy is starting to get a little nervous. He's looking around, and up, like the real aliens are going to show up soon.
Then I wake up. Damn cats.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Political Values and UFO Research and Neo- Pagan, Witchy Ways

In January I posted about "political values and ufo research."  I wondered how it is that some researchers who delve into the realm of the strange, are politically conservative. I find that a strange juxtaposition. I also find it strange that most on the left (as am I) mock the strange. As I've commented before, as much as I like Stephen Colbert, Jon Stewart, John Oliver, etc. when it comes to anything suggesting the anomalous, from UFOs to Sasquatch, it's time for smug dismissals of what is clearly perceived as superstitious paranoia -- and no doubt perpetuated by ignorant right wing bozos. I also find that a strange juxtaposition, as well as disappointing.

Today I came across someone on Twitter who follows me. Looking at their profile, they're all about the things I'm also all about. Paganism, magick, witchy ways, etc. Yet they "support Trump." WHAT?!

My relationship with those areas is many faceted. It's personal, intimate, spiritual, emotional, and important. It has to do with many things, including the planet, the planets, our relationship with ourselves, each other, and the other.
Animals. Spirits. And more that I am not wanting to share here. I am no fluff bunny, no naive goody glittery two-shoed fairy wanna be. I know there are things that go bump in the night, forces and energies you do not want to mess with. But my involvement with the poly-theistic/witch/pagan path includes a basic urge to do good. For us, for me, for each other. I assume that is why others also choose this path. But in my personal experience with that community, I've found that there are many who are politically on the right.

(I am aware that these areas, while often combining and sharing elements, are not the same. There is paganism, neo-paganism, magick, Magick, magic, witchcraft, wicca, wiccan -- oh the categories continue, boggle, and create great argument among followers.)

The history of magick is rife with those that would control, of course. (Nazis, for example.)  Maybe it's not so surprising after all.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

A Thought...

It's all so interesting, intriguing, and heavy with hints of truth and possibilities. But it's also so damn smelly with the stench of misinformation, misdirection, disinformation, mind control, social engineering, pop culture greed-need-and-feed… so a lot of us choose a side and bash the other, just to feel safe and sane. But if you've peered down the rabbit hole more than once, you know damn well that isn't the way to go. And if you're tumbling, falling, turning, twisting, writhing --silently screaming even -- you know for sure that there's a LOT more to ALL of it than you or I can ever get at.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

I'll Be on FATE Radio Sunday

I am very pleased to announce I'll be on Vance Pollack's program on FATE radio Sunday evening, 6:00PM PST. It will be fun! Among the topics to be discussed: contactees.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fund for UFO Researchers?

Contrary to the debunkers of UFO and supernatural research, the majority of UFO "pundits" don't make much -- if any -- money. Often, when invited to speak at UFO conventions, they have to pay their own way. UFO authors and researchers have to pay for their own transportation, hotel, etc. They might get a stipend or some smallish fee for their appearance, but it usually isn't much. And then there's the "day job" factor. A lot of UFO authors and researchers do their work on their own time; they work at "real" jobs to pay the bills. Taking time off work will cost the UFO researcher in lost wages, unless they're lucky enough to have benefits like personal and vacation time.

There are a lot of people out there with experiences that need to be heard. Authors and researchers whose work need to be supported. Why not start a fund to pay for these things? 

In my town, a group of women (mostly artists) got together years ago and started a group project that created savings to be used in case of illness or other situations where financial help would be needed for women who needed it. They did it on their own. I'm not sure of the criteria for joining this group or what the parameters are, but basically, it's a fund started to help those in need.

Simple. Small. Local scale. Helping a specific community (female artists) with finances.

Why not something like this in UFO Land? 

I realize this could get very complicated, not to mention downright ugly, very quickly. Who determines who gets what? Who determines the validity of an area of research? Someone who's researched UFOs and Sasquatch encounters -- do we accept them or not? (Answer: Of course we do! ) I'm always suspect of authoritarian organizations. To quote Groucho Marx: "I refuse to join any club that would have me as a member." But that's my innate contrary nature. Some would be exempt, based on their income. As much as I respect certain icons in UFO Land, they don't need the help. Many do however. The cost of a train or plane ticket, an award of money to pay for lodging, would help.

We'd have to be very careful of where we put the focus. The main focus should be on financial need, and not if the researcher fits into the UFO Police ideas of what's "legitimate" or not.

Walking Around the Orb

That Orb, after all these years, the memory still with me. Obsessed some could say but isn't it understandable that one would -- should -- remain at least interested in such an event? If not immensely intrigued?

Short of hypnosis, I've tried various ways to get at what happened. Meditations, dream work, synchronicities, theories and speculations, talking it out. My narrative is true; I am not out to deceive. What the truth is, that's another matter. I just know what happened. Er, or, what I remember, what I think happened. "They" played with my memory -- missing time, for one -- of course it's difficult to say "This is what happened." There's what I remember, and then there's what really happened.

A recent attempt at getting at "what happened" was delving into the idea of plasma/ball lightening/spirit-sentient orb stuff. At the invitation of a well known UFO author, I wrote an article for his publication exploring the idea my Orb was plasma, and not a UFO From Outer Space. Unfortunately, my article was rejected. I'm not at all upset by that; I'm honored to have been considered in the first place. It's just that he wanted "more" and I couldn't get there. I still can't.

I've written about the idea of some UFOs (note: some) could be plasma balls before. I don't discount this idea and I think it's worth investigating on a deep level. But in my case, even though I played around with the idea that the Orange Orb was a plasma ball, this theory doesn't seem to answer the question. For one thing, there's context. A lot to be said for a life time of UFO (and other supernatural-paranormal experiences) that differ from the Orange Orb encounter, but also share a lot of things as well.

As to hypnosis, there's a lot of reason to be cautious, even suspect. And, of course, hypnosis to decipher UFO experiences has been forever tainted by UFO author David Jacobs. On the other hand, whatever comes out of hypnosis sessions (which would, hopefully, include my spouse) is more data to add to the pile of experience.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Dozens of dead owls showing up along I-84: 'It's like they fell from the sky' | KBOI

A few years ago, during the New Year holiday, reports of dead birds from different areas filled the Fortean news. Here's another dead birds from the sky story from Idaho, closer to Valentine's Day than the New Year: Dozens of dead owls showing up along I-84: 'It's like they fell from the sky' | KBOI

Making this a Fortean item, indeed: we have owls, and the name of the town -- Twin Falls -- eerily similar to the fictional and famous Twin Peaks. Where, of course, "the owls are not what they seem."

Owls, of course, are an icon for us UFO experiencers. (Read Mike Clleland: The Messengers.)

The mundane explanation for the owl deaths is that the poor birds are killed by cars as the owls hunt on the highway for mice. Possible, but at the same time… really? Article links to a thesis that suggests this is the case.