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UFO Cults and Contactee Channeling

Introduction / Early HistoryThe George Adamski case / Other AccountsThe Shaver Mystery / The mystery of The Nine / Conclusions

One of the strangest off-shoots of the UFO phenomenon has to be claims by contactees of physical or psychic communication with extra-terrestrials, where the contactees are seen as “prophets” within UFO cults. These can be cases where a contactee has had a physical encounter with an alien entity, or where a contactee has had communication with an alien presence through channeling, and / or a psychic contact over a vast gulf of time or space. This has also been referenced in the ‘Walk-in’ phenomenon. Such X-Files episodes as “Red Museum,” or “Patient X” dealt with variations on the ideas, but the historical record is quite unusual. While many UFO cults are benign, some of the more extreme factions have led to tragic results. There are number of notable figures that should be discussed.

Introduction / Early History / The George Adamski case / Other AccountsThe Shaver Mystery / The mystery of The Nine / Conclusions

The phenomenon of contact with extra-terrestrial entities is indeed very old. The Bible’s Book of Enoch, a very obscure text, describes visitations by ‘Watchers.’ During the 1850s, Victor Hugo, the author of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Les Misérables, attended séances during his exile from France from 1853 to 1855 on the Channel Island of Jersey, to which accordingly alien entities “came through” when he and his wife were present when an entity named Tyatafia from the planet Jupiter tapped out messages on a tabletop, describing life on Jupiter as a ‘prison world’ inhabited by unhappy souls from elsewhere in the galaxy who were serving out life sentences for past misdeeds. Another example from the pre-contactee era would be the Swiss medium known as Helene Smith who lived in from 1863 to 1929. Her claims attracted noted academic Theodore Flournoy, for she claimed to be in communication with the inhabitants of Mars, for which she sketched Martian landscapes, houses, and beings. Flournoy was to learn that Smith’s colorful descriptions might have come from books she had read sometime before that probably subconsciously influenced her.

One figure that has to be contended with is Helena Blavatsky, whom we have discussed before. This medium was the founder of the Theosophical Society. She lived from 1831 to 1891, and while she never claimed that her contacts with spirits where anything other than terrestrial, she did comment in her Secret Doctrine and in a chapter titled “On Chains of Planets and their Plurality,” “Did the Ancients know of worlds besides their own? What are the data of the Occultists in affirming that every globe is a septenary chain of worlds – of which only one member is visible – and that these are, were, or will be ‘man-bearing,’ just as every visible star or planet is? What do they mean by ‘a moral and physical influence’ of the sidereal worlds on our globes?” It is difficult to really assess the degree to which the Theosophical movement had an impact on the belief of extra-terrestrial contact through unusual means, but Blavatsky did focus a lot of attention on Atlantis and Lemuria, and many contemporary ancient astronaut theorists have speculated an extra-terrestrial element with both missing continents. Such early efforts have to be taken into account when examining what followed.

Introduction / Early History / The George Adamski case / Other AccountsThe Shaver Mystery / The mystery of The Nine / Conclusions

The legend begins as follows: On the afternoon of November 20, 1952, George Adamski, a lifelong occult leader, met a Venusian named Orthon in the desert of southern California. This was at the very height of the “Flying Saucer” craze. Adamski had, for a couple of years prior, been wanting to initiate contact with extra-terrestrial life. This initiated a series of events which would involve further contact with Venusians as well as Saturnians, and Adamski would also travel into space and on one occasion attend a conference of Saturn. These claims were chronicled in three books published between 1953 and 1961, and electrified many in the movement in the wake of Kenneth Arnold’s sighting. Other prominent claimants included Orfeo Angelucci, Truman Bethurum, Daniel Fry, Howard Menger, George Van Tassel, and George Hunt Williamson, all of whom published books in the ‘50s, and were popular figures in the occult circle. We should also add that L. Ron Hubbard came up during this same period.

Adamski had claimed to have witnessed UFOs from as far back as 1946, predating the Kenneth Arnold and Harold Dahl sightings. He was considered for a number of years an important figure within the UFO following. Having dubbed himself “Professor,” he claimed to have a professional connection with the giant telescope on Mount Palomar. It turned out that his only connection consisted of the peddling hot-dogs from a stand a few miles from the telescope. His alleged first sighting occurred on October 9, 1946. While Adamski was watching a meteor shower above Mount Palomar, he saw “a large black object, similar in shape to a gigantic dirigible” hovering above him. He claimed to have seen 184 saucers in the same area by the following year. He further claimed that by 1949 he had been approached by Joseph P. Maxwell and Gene L. Bloom from the San Diego Naval Electronics laboratory to photograph the saucers. Using a camera mounted on a six-inch (15 cm) telescope, Adamski claimed he managed to get two good pictures of an object moving through space, which he gave to Bloom. By 1950 he was a local celebrity and gave a lecture on the subject of saucers. When a reporter from the San Diego Journal checked up on his claims, it transpired that the San Diego Naval Electronics lab,  Maxwell, and Bloom had never heard of him, never sought his help, nor had taken away any photographs.

Adamski had hoped he would make contact with the occupants of the saucers, and continued his attempt to take photographs to no avail, which led to the encounter in 1952. Adamski, his wife, Mary, Al and Betty Bailey, Alice Wells, Lucy McGinnis, and Dr. George Hunt Williamson drove off in two cars into the California desert. Unexpectedly, they saw a cigar-shaped silvery ship. Adamski got Al Bailey and Lucy McGinnis to drive him to a deserted spot where he instructed them not to return unless he signaled for them to do so. All of the others waited. They witnessed the cigar-shaped craft depart from the area with the approach of several military craft, but within minutes a smaller “scout ship” appeared, which the military planes drove away as well. Adamski claimed to have encountered a long-haired blond man in what he described as a tightly-fitting “ski suit,” whom Adamski communicated with, and this being claimed to be from Venus. The communication was achieved through English, hand gestures, and telepathy. The being, Orthon, warned him of the dangers of the atomic bomb. The being’s race was on a benevolent mission for what could be characterized as representing a galactic federation. Earth was viewed as backwards and the human race threatened to upset the balance of the universe. If humans embraced the being’s message, they would enter a “New Age” of prosperity. Orthon admitted to having carried off humans in the past. The being’s footprints were made into plaster casts by Dr. Williamson. Once the being and craft departed, the group traveled to Phoenix and reported the news of the incident to the Phoenix Gazette, who published an article with some sketches from Adamski.

The saucer returned by December, 1952 in another encounter, and delivered to Adamski a film holder that had been taken from the previous visit. When the film was developed, strange markings were found that were identical to what had been seen on Orthon. It was at this point that Adamski approached Desmond Leslie, a British writer, which resulted in his sixty-page account being appended to the end of that author’s new book, Flying Saucers Have Landed, which became a bestseller in 1953, and one of the most influential books of its time. As has been noted by Curtis Peebles: “It was Adamski’s tale that created the ‘contactee Era’ of the 1950s. It supplied ‘their’ description (handsome), motivation (fear of Nuclear tests), and most importantly of all, their message of love to stave off the abyss of nuclear war.”

But criticism was certain to follow. One newspaper report described how Adamski claimed in a lecture that all of his material had been cleared by the FBI. When three FBI agents confronted him about the statement, he denied making the comment. Then, after signing a statement acknowledging that the Bureau does not endorse individuals and the seriousness of making false claims, he used the same document to claim to another reporter as proof that he had been “cleared,” to which agents confronted him again in no uncertain terms. More trouble was to come when Al Bailey denied seeing anything on the night of Adamski’s first contact, other than the mothership and a light in the distance, adding that none of the others could have seen any more. Thus, these comments contradicted statements detailed in Flying Saucers Have Landed. Soon, Jerrold Baker added to the clamor, alleging that the trip to the desert was not a spur of the moment event, but had been preplanned. The wife made more damning points when she shared the following comment from Adamski that “in order to get across to the public his teachings and philosophies, he couldn’t be too ‘mystical’…but must present all of the happenings on a very material basis because that is how people want them.” By 1961, Lucy McGinnis had left her post as the “Prophet’s” secretary because he had taken up the dubious practice of trance mediumship. By 1964, he had completely damaged his reputation by declaring he had personally visited Saturn, and had personally met with the Pope and President Kennedy.

There had been signs of a dubious reputation before 1952, that there was at least an element of fraud in his claims of having been chosen for initial contact. He had revealed to two followers of his exploits in the making and selling of wine during 1920s Prohibition, by means of founding a monastery at Laguna Beach, California, titled “The Royal Order of Tibet”, and claimed to have needed the wine for religious purposes. He stated: “I made enough wine for all of Southern California…I was making a fortune.” Adding that if Prohibition had not ended, “I wouldn’t have had to get into this saucer crap.” In spite of the fact that his professorship title was bogus, he was genuinely knowledgeable about Eastern religions. Being that he was a flamboyant character, he might have had a genuine encounter with a UFO at some point, and out of hubris, or a genuine desire to make something happen with first contact, had gotten carried away with his exploits. Jacques Vallee has suggested that Adamski and his followers had ties to several intelligence agencies, and the whole effort could have been staged to discredit legitimate contactees. It is difficult to say..

Introduction / Early History / The George Adamski case / Other Accounts / The Shaver Mystery / The mystery of The Nine / Conclusions

There were other contemporaries of Adamski from this period of the ‘50s, such as his associate, George Hunt Williamson, a figure that many consider an elusive character. What is known about Williamson was that he was born in 1926 in Chicago, and that he had a number of psychic experiences as a youth that led to an out-of-body experience as a late teenager that triggered his interest in the occult. He didn’t see himself as a UFO researcher but an occult researcher. In 1950 he developed an association with William Dudley Pelley, who was a former fascist who had been released from prison after eight years for his wartime opposition to Roosevelt. Pelley had a deep interest in the occult and had compiled 32 volumes of automatic writing on contact with higher intelligences. Pelley had a profound impact on Williamson and the association would dog Williamson for the rest of his life with the label of being a neo-fascist. But by 1951, reading The Flying Saucers Are Real by early UFO expert Major Donald E. Keyhoe, would prompt Williamson to visit Arizona. Another contactee, Truman Bethurum, who was born in 1898 and died in 1969, was a mechanic on a road-building crew in Nevada, and claimed to have been abducted starting in 1952 by humanoid beings that claimed to be from the Planet Clarion.

Orfeo Angelucci could be an interesting case of a sincere figure who had no interest in the occult, nor seemed to be an opportunist. Born in 1912, he was plagued with medical problems as a child, including weakness and migraines. He married in 1936 and was happy for a spell, but suffered from a nervous breakdown and held in a hospital for 18 months. His first contact occurred in May of 1952.
Several years prior he took a job in California at the Lockhead aircraft plant on the assembly line in Burbank and another contactee, George Van Tassel, was present during this period at Lockhead. Angelucci claimed that he started to see flying saucers and witness humanoids on his drives from his plant job to home. He described these beings as transparent and spiritual. He eventually was taken in an unmanned saucer to Earth orbit, where he saw a giant ‘mothership’ drift past a porthole. He also recalled experiencing ‘missing time’, and remembered living for a week in the body of a “space brother,” Neptune, in a more evolved society on ‘the largest asteroid,’ and the remains of a destroyed planet, while his body on the factory floor of the plant remained in a daze.

Daniel Fry was another figure, who was born on the banks of the Mississippi in 1908, and wrote about his experiences in his 1954 book, The White Sands Incident, where after missing a bus to take him back into town in July of 1950, or 1949, New Mexico, he walked into the desert when a disc-shaped object landed in front of him, which he described as being 30 feet (10 m) in diameter and 16 feet (5 m) in height. After communicating with the pilot where he learned the craft was operated remotely from a ‘mother ship,’ 900 miles above the Earth, he was taken on board, took a ride to New York and was then taken back. In later encounters, he was given information about physics, the pre-history of Earth, and the role of Atlantis and Lemuria. But Fry, upon public scrutiny, didn’t pass a lie detector test after his claims went public, and he produced 16 mm footage of a UFO that later turned out to be faked. But Fry did spend a lot of time in Pasadena, California where a lot of early rocket research had been done. After getting work in Oregon, in 1949, he did get a job at the White Sands test range at Aerojet, setting up instrumentation to test rockets.

Another figure who didn’t follow the saucer / alien contact mold was George Van Tassel. Born in Ohio, 1910, he acquired a pilot’s license at 20, moved to California and was working at a garage when he met Frank Critzer, an eccentric loner and prospector who claimed to be working in a mine at Giant Rock. When Critzer was killed in a police siege in 1942, Van Tassel applied for a lease of an abandoned airport near Giant Rock. The Bureau of Land Management granted a federal contract to develop the airstrip. Tassel had been an aircraft mechanic and flight instructor between 1930 to 1947, working at Douglas Aircraft, Hughes Aircraft, and Lockheed, before leaving Southern California with his family.

He built a home, a café, and dude ranch beside Giant Rock. By 1953, he started hosting group meditation in a room underneath the Rock. He then claimed an occupant of a space ship from the planet Venus awoke him, invited him on board, and both telepathically and verbally gave him a technique for rejuvenating the human body. Work began on a dome based on the research of Nikola Tesla and Georges Lakhovsky, but the dome was never completed before Van Tassel’s death in 1978. He did host the first contactee conventions from 1953 until his death.

Lastly of that period from the ‘50s, there was Howard Menger. Born in 1922, and a primary resident of New Jersey, Menger claimed to have first been contacted by an alien presence as a boy of ten, starting in August of 1956. He claimed he was invited onto a flying saucer where he witnessed alien civilizations on other planets and structures on the Moon. Later that year he began to have an affair with a woman named Connie Weber. He believed that she was the reincarnation of a being he had known on Venus. He left his family to begin a new life of lecturing on the contactee circuit, writing two books. Investigators had visited his home and interviewed witnesses whose stories varied, or didn’t match with each other’s accounts. By 1960, he had appeared on a TV show and recanted his entire story, muttering involvement with the CIA or the military in a test to gauge public reaction to possible alien contact. Jacques Vallee has notated this admission by Menger, and like Adamski, might have been involved in a disinformation effort.

One contemporary account from the ‘80s came from Eduard (Billy) Meier. He is another physical contactee from Switzerland. Born in 1937, he produced photographs of both “beamships” and beings from Pleiades, and some of his descriptions have been depicted. In the ‘70s, he made a number of controversial claims such as metal samples, sound recordings, and film footage. He described these beings as Plejaren. They are humanoid, and their homeworld is known as Erra. The planet is allegedly located in a dimension which is a fraction of a second shifted from our own dimension, about 80 light years beyond the Pleiades, an open star cluster. Meier had joined the French Foreign Legion in his teens and he claimed that his first alien contacts occurred as far back as 1942. From 1953 to 1964, Meier had alien contact with an extra-terrestrial female named Asket, and Meier has claimed that after an eleven-year break, the contacts resumed in January of 1975 with another entity, and he has communicated with a being named Ptaah right up to the present day. Married with three children, Meier lost an arm in 1966 in Turkey in a bus accident.

When Meier had taken his metal samples to a chemist working at IBM in 1979, Marcel Vogel, they were examined in an electron microscope. Unusual reactions developed with the metal; a reaction to a stainless steel probe caused the nature of the metal to change. There was another metal examined that Vogel claimed had every element of the periodic table, that each pure element was bonded to each of the others, yet somehow retained their own identity, that the sample was both metal, and yet crystal. Numerous books have been written about Meier’s claims, and skeptics have pointed out that many of Meier’s photographic evidence was faked – that he took UFO photos directly at the sun to obscure the wires of model crafts – which leaves the case of Eduard Meier inconclusive.

Introduction / Early HistoryThe George Adamski case / Other Accounts / The Shaver Mystery / The mystery of The Nine / Conclusions

One of the stranger off-shoots of the contactee phenomenon, and often considered part of proponents of Hollow Earth, are the strange accounts by Richard Shaver, but there various elements of his accounts that tie into the Space Brother phenomenon, and should be addressed. In September 1943, in Chicago, Amazing Stories editor, Ray Palmer, who would have later ties to Dahl and Crisman in the Maury Island encounter, read a letter from a Barto, Pennsylvania reader who claimed to know of an ancient alphabet from Lemuria, a continent that is said to have sunk in the Pacific Ocean thousands of years ago, taking a mighty, and some say, advanced civilization along with it. The idea of Lemuria was invented in the nineteenth century, first by biologist Ernst Haekel as a hypothetical home for the original homo sapiens, and mentioned by Blavatsky in her revisionism of history, but there is no biological or geological evidence it existed. Palmer reprinted the alphabet in the January 1944 issue of the magazine, and Palmer and Shaver began to correspond regularly.

Shaver alleged for years evil creatures known as “Deros” – an abbreviation for detrimental robots” who were not robots in the traditional sense, but “robots” in the sense of being slaves to their passions – had tormented him by some psychic means. The “Deros” were the degenerate remnants of the “Titans,” the people of Lemuria, who 12,000 years ago were forced to escape into great caverns under the earth to avoid deadly radiation from the sun. Some Titans stayed on the surface, adjusted, and became the present human race. Others fled to distant planets. The Deros were sadistic idiots who had access to the advanced Titan technology, which they used to increase sexual pleasure during the orgies to which they were addicted. They also used the machines in marathon torture sessions on kidnapped surface humans. There were also “Teros,” good Titans who, while vastly out numbered, were fighting the Deros. The Teros were characterized as ‘integrative robots,” and the Deros would torture them as well with the machines. The Deros would also use the machines to cause accidents, madness, and other miseries in the world above.

Shortly, Amazing and its companion, Fantastic Adventures, were running the tales. Most of these tales bore Shaver’s by-line, but Palmer was writing them by many accounts. The first tale, “I Remember Lemuria!” appeared in Amazing Stories March 1945 issue, and in the introduction Shaver told readers of his vivid memories of life as “Mutan Mion, who lived many thousands of years ago in Sub Atlan, one of the great cities of Lemuria!” Letters flooded Palmer’s desk, some from individuals who claimed, that they too, had met with the Deros and barely escaped. Chester S. Geier, one of the magazine’s regular contributors, started the Shaver Mystery Club as a way to handle the mail and “investigate the ‘evidence’ of the Deros.” But a lot of readers were unhappy about all of this. Many were indeed furious; convinced that some sort of swindle was afoot,  they feared that the Shaver mystery would make all science fiction fans look like fools or worse. By 1948, their protests led Ziff-Davis, Amazing’s parent company, to order the series stopped. After Palmer co-founded Fate magazine in 1948, he left Ziff-Davis and moved to Amherst, Wisconsin, to produce his own magazines. Of note would be Flying Saucers and Mystic, which regularly featured Shaver material. In 1961 he started The Hidden World, a series of magazine’s in trade-paperback format that also reprinted Shaver material. Shaver died in Arkansas in 1975 and Palmer died in 1977. Shaver had claimed to have been abducted by the Deros, but it should be noted that Richard Shaver had been hospitalized for psychiatric problems in 1934.

A few things that are notable about Shaver are that there were many science fiction tales from the 1930s that prolifically covered similar ideas, as far as the influence of alien races on man. The first of E.E. Smith's Lensmen series, "Triplanetary," in 1934, dealt with two rival alien factions that manipulated the affairs of the human race from pre-history to our present. One faction had ill intent and the other faction wanted us to evolve. H.P. Lovecraft's "The Shadow Out Of Time," from 1936, dealt with what would be described in contemporary times as a 'walk-in' scenario. A man loses a decade of his memory with a completely changed personality, when a strange alien force trades his spirit. Upon reverting back to his old self, he discovers remains, deep in the earth, of an alien civilization that existed before man's known history.

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There are many UFO and abductee cults. At one end of the spectrum is the Raelian movement and the Aetherius Society, considered a fairly harmless movement, to the other extreme is Heaven’s Gate as well as Solar Temple, which believed they were in touch with beings from Sirius. The phenomenon known as the belief in the Counsel of Nine is tied into Sirius. The Nine is arguably the ultimate UFO channeling cult, and this has gone on for 50 years. Starting in December of 1952, the origin began through an entranced Indian mystic named Dr. D.G. Vinod in a private paranormal research center, the Round Table Foundation in Glen Cove, and was run by Dr. Andrija Puharich. The spirits that they contacted called themselves “The Nine Principles,” establishing their credibility by giving  a variation of the Lorentz-Einstein Transformation equation – about energy, mass and the speed of light. Through Vinod, The Nine announced they were nine aspects of God. The Round Table Foundation was disbanded in 1958.

Over the years they have been channeled by a number of people, including for a period by Uri Geller, (who was discovered by Puharich in 1971; Geller was hypnotized by Puharich in Tel Aviv to determine where Geller’s abilities came from) and American medium, Phyllis Schlemmer, and influential guru, Dr. James J. Hurtak. The Nine’s spokesman was revealed to be Atum, the great creator God of the Egyptians – the other eight members of the Nine being the rest of the old ‘Ennead’, including Isis and Osiris, who together make up the one God. They come from Sirius and have heralded a time of great cleansing of the Earth, when the wicked would be destroyed to make way for the Good. Interesting that many of these points are so similar to the Christian Fundamentalist “Rapture” movement. But The Nine did gain a lot of power in some key circles. By various accounts Gene Roddenberry was an early acquaintance, and it has been noted that certain ‘60s Star Trek episodes share themes that reference The Nine indirectly.

While aspects of The Nine’s message are indeed positive, depending on the contactee, there are also some more uncomfortable undercurrents of racism. In Phyllis Schlemmer’s book, The Only Planet of Choice. it is revealed that all humanity was seeded from the Gods of Sirius, with the exception of the one “indigenous” people of the Earth – the Black Race. By the ‘70s, through their channeller, they influenced California’s Eselen Institute, and their influence extended to top scientists and politicians, and many in the Intelligence community and the military. Uri Geller distanced himself from the entire circle by 1973, later to describe them as a “civilization of clowns,” and British writer and researcher Colin Wilson described them as “The Crooks and conmen of the spirit world.” It should be noted that Eselen’s involvement with The Nine and Hurtak became problematic for Dick Farley. He was the director of program development at the Human Potential Foundation, which was partly funded by Laurence Rockerfeller, when he had to resign in 1994. Over time it has been revealed that Puharich as an Army doctor in the 1950s was deeply involved with the CIA’s MKULTRA mind control project. Puharich along with Dr. Sidney Gottlieb had experimented with a range of techniques to change or induce thought processes, even to the degree of creating the impression of hearing voices inside one’s head. It is now known that the Round Table Foundation was funded by the Pentagon. Therefore, once again this is another phenomenon that has ties to the government.

Introduction / Early History / The George Adamski case / Other AccountsThe Shaver Mystery / The mystery of The Nine / Conclusions

It is difficult to not notice a range of patterns within many of the most notable accounts of this segment of the contactee phenomenon. Many people will incredulously dismiss these stories as fanciful tales. In the case of the ‘40s and ‘50s, it is hard to ignore the parallels between the writings of Richard Shaver and the flamboyant charm of George Adamski, and not find similarities to Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard. But one should ask if the Theosophical Society had an influence on Science Fiction writers of that era. It is known that Aldous Huxley, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and Jack London had been influenced. Clark Ashton Smith commented about Blavatsky to H.P. Lovecraft in 1932, that many of Smith’s tales were influenced by Blavatsky’s ideas.

Jack Parsons – the rocket researcher who was involved in a lot of government programs, and was involved with the occult -- did have associations with L. Ron Hubbard, and it could be assumed that Parsons and Ray Palmer had crossed paths. Some have argued that Parsons seemed to be a magnet for weird events. It is surprising that there are few connections made about the early history of Scientology and UFO cults. If that were to be the case then Scientology would have to considered, globally, the most successful alien contactee movement known to man. But Hubbard had managed to use his pseudo-psychological approach in Dianetics, and bury some of the more esoteric origins that shared themes with the contactee phenomenon. Hubbard claimed to have arrived at some of the stranger accounts of his philosophy from revelations in his auditing process. Auditing can be explained as drawing out old memories from a life to purge their effects, and this goes into drawing memories of past lives, and going as far as lives from the very beginning of the Earth.

But Hubbard has managed to evade being compared to the contactee phenomenon, most likely due to past legal intimidation from Scientology, and a lot of effort to revise Hubbard’s biography, although Hubbard had started in the same Pulp circles as Ray Palmer, and knew many of the writers from that era. But some researchers have noted that many of the origins of Hubbard’s ideas are very similar to the work of Aleister Crowley, and Hubbard and Parsons did have associations with O.T.O. The further one looks into the backgrounds of Adamski and Menger, the more one finds six degrees of separation or less with many people that follow the occult and paranormal from the ‘40s and ‘50s

While it would be easy to dismiss the claims of visitations from Venus and Saturn, and current science has verified the improbability of viability of such life on such planets, proponents of the Extra-Terrestrial Hypothesis suggest such beings could have established bases on Venus and the moons of Saturn. But why would such beings go through the trouble of making such claims of being from such planets, unless it seemed like the best point of reference for contactees of the ‘50s with humans that might be able to grasp the idea of life from other Galaxies or the other side of the Milky Way? It seems implausible that beings would assume humans would not be sophisticated enough to accept the existence of life from so many light-years. But what to make of claims from contactees about beings from Sirius and Pleiades? It does add a degree of credence that there’s a grain of truth within the sensationalism.

Considering North American’s Lokota and Hopi culture had oral traditions about the star cluster Pleiades and entities with telepathic abilities. There is also the issue of the Dogon from West Africa, which is a tribe believed to be of Egyptian descent, which had an oral tradition about the star Sirius and a hidden companion star, which later became known as Sirius B. The tribe seemed to hold astrological knowledge that predated discoveries made in the 1800s, and described beings known as Nommos – amphibious, repulsive-looking beings who arrived in an ark in the company of fire and thunder. Such claims seem to validate the extra-terrestrial hypothesis and ancient astronaut theory.

Proponents of the Extra-Terrestrial hypothesis have argued that there are at least four species of beings that have conflicting interests with Earth. Some are benevolent and some are malevolent. The X-Files did manage to touch on this idea, and the theme has been persistently explored in esoteric research and popular fiction, and again, in cases that could be legitimate. It would operate outside of the bounds of known physics and science, but considering that many figures, with a few exceptions, had ties to Intelligence agencies or industry contractors, it becomes difficult to discern and shift through what is credible.

One’s perspective on this will depend on what they believe. It would depend on if you believe in the possible existence of extra-terrestrial life, and it would also depend on if you believe psychic channeling is a possibility, and it many cases, it would be understandable to have an incredulous reaction to the claims of various contactees. But the subject is so layered that it would require further research to grasp certain details and questions. This crosses into the area over what is fraud and what is true, and even if there might be a grain of truth within a lot of disinformation.

Nevertheless, the next step to proceed would be the more distressing phenomenon of abduction, and something worth pondering.

Article: Matt Allair
Page Editor: XScribe


“Unexplained: 347 Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurences, and Puzzling Physical Phenomena” by Jerome Clark, published by Visible Ink Press © 1993
“The Mammoth book of UFOs” by Lynn Picknett, published by Carroll & Graf Publishers. © 2001


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