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UFOs and alien races - a personal viewpoint
My personal views on flying saucers and extraterrestrials.
The subject of ufology and the study and research into the subjects of UFOs or flying saucers as they were once commonly known, along with the ongoing debate into the reality or unreality of alien races, is such a massive subject that I will only be able to cover some parts of it here. I am certain that you will already have considered the topic and will have your own views but I would like to share mine and explain how I got involved in this.
When I was a child and into my very late teens I experienced a random series on awakenings at night in which a very loud humming sound could be heard. I never could find where it was coming from and would always wonder why it hadn't woken up my family and the neighbours. In desperation I would often end up waking my parents and sister but they could never hear the noise and that would add to my own personal frustration. My mother would say I was having nightmares but I wasn't because I was fully awake and not scared of anything just baffled!
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Many years later UFO researcher and author Jenny Randles gave me a term for these experiences. She said it was "hummadruz," made up of "humming" and "drone" and "buzz.." Jenny said the phenomena was thought to be a "psychic training exercise."
Whatever it was it caused me to start investigating paranormal and esoteric matters. UFOs were very much among subjects I began to read about in books by Arthur Shuttlewood, Brad Steiger, Donald Keyhoe, George Hunt Williamson, Brinsley Le Poer Trench, Eric Von Däniken and others.
I also was to have personal experience of seeing unexplained lights in the sky and a daytime sighting of a silvery rugby ball-shaped object. In the early '70s on my way home I saw a formation of moving stars. A man outside a pub was looking up and he alerted me to the sight. When I got back to the shared house I lived in and told the guys who were my housemates what I had just seen, they said it had been on the news that people were reporting seeing something like what I had seen and it had been called the "flying cross." There were many more sightings I had, including two large orange orbs of light near Warminster, but that was the only one in which there were many other witnesses. It was a UFO sighting I shared with the nation and the mainstream media. Then in the autumn of 2004 before I moved here I saw a black rectangular box moving across the sky in Cardiff. My mind was certainly not on UFOs at the time - I was waiting for a bus in the afternoon and this was the last thing I was expecting to see.
By the late part of the 1970s I had become a columnist for Crystal Hogben's Magic Saucer (Junior UFO News), a publication intended for younger enthusiasts but which had very many adult readers and contributors including some famous names from the world of ufology like Arthur Shuttlewood and Jenny Randles. By then my belief in alien races and the reality of UFOs as craft from other worlds was a strong one and so it has continued, but whilst I may have had a definite belief if you asked me where the flying saucers were from or to explain what was going on I would have to admit I didn't know. The more I found out the less I could be certain about.
The subject, as I have already pointed out is such a vast one, and there is so much information and disinformation that all you can do really is look at as much as you can and make your own decisions about its truth or falsity. For me though for there not to be extraterrestrials never made any sense at all. I only have to look around this planet and see the way life in its countless forms has adapted to every environment to see that this is how it is - the world is full of life. It would make no sense to my mind to conceive of a universe with billions and billions of stars and planets but only with life on this one!
The subject of ufology has many specialised terms and jargon that has evolved over the years eg. "contactee" and "experiencer" are descriptions of people who have made contact with alien beings and/or their craft, and "ET" means extraterrestrial, whilst an "EBE" is an extraterrestrial biological entity. There are many ufologists who believe that many of the craft and beings being encountered are actually coming from other dimensions and parallel worlds and are therefore not having to travel incredible distances from one part of this universe to another.
Other research areas of the UFO mystery include crop circles, believed by many to be created by UFOs and alien beings, and cattle mutilations, also reported being done by unidentified craft and their crews of occupants. Then there are all the reports and stories about crashed saucers with the most famous being the Roswell incident.
There are many contactees who have been abducted, including those who claim to have been on other worlds or taken to ET bases. Many contactees receive telepathic communications and write what they hear down and this is referred to as channeling.
Alex Collier is a well-known contactee who says he is in touch with beings from Andromeda. There is a fascinating interview with him available on video and I have included it here.
Alec Newald wrote a book entitled CoEvolution about his experiences of living on another world he was taken to for ten days. It was published by Nexus Magazine, a publication I have read for many years, and I first heard about Alec's book through its pages. I now personally know him and can recommend his work to you as a description of what another world is like, but of course whether you believe it is true is up to you.
Alec is a friend of contactee and researcher Karen Lyster and she has recently given an interview on Internet radio in which she describes her visit to an alien base. Karen has a brilliant website and another at Myspace and again she comes highly recommended by me as a source of info both personally experienced and what she has discovered.
Karen is a supporter, as I am as well, of Dr Steven Greer and the Disclosure Project. Along with Dr Greer as many as 400 "witnesses" have came forward who are prepared to swear before congress that they have seen evidence of alien beings and/or ET craft in their professional careers in the military and other positions of authority. The Disclosure Project is calling for the reality of alien races and their craft and technology to be admitted by governments and seriously debated in the public arena, not ridiculed or swept aside with some "expert's" explanation or denial. Many of the project's members believe that free energy technology has been known about for many years and has been blocked from the public because it would mean the collapse of the power structure and the system that rules this planet.
It is further believed that most of the ET and other dimensional races use such free energy and that that is exactly the reason they are portrayed as non-existent and denied as a reality or as evil and a threat in films like Independence Day. But just think about what this world could be like if it was powered by non-polluting free energy from a limitless supply!
Many ufologists and conspiracy theorists have heard about Project Bluebeam, which is to take this fear of aliens much further by simulating an invasion using holographic technology and flying saucers built here by the secret military "black ops" divisions. The purposes being to induce such a climate of global fear that the people will welcome the call for martial law and the New World Order being set up in full power.
Just as there are good ETs such as those promoted by the Disclosure Project, some authors and researchers, such as David Icke, Stewart Swerdlow and Michael Tsarion believe there are races which intermixed their genes with those of the Earth people thousands of years ago and that these beings are definitely hostile to us. Tsarion identifies them as the Annunaki who were the Nephilim of the Bible and he puts forward the idea that because these aliens interbred with us their alien DNA became the part of us from which our problems have come - alien DNA being the source of evil and the duality of human nature.
Icke and Swerdlow describe the Draco, a reptilian extraterrestrial race, and these beings are confirmed in the works of Alex Collier. Icke maintains that the Draco interbred with humans and have maintained their bloodline in the elite families of the world and he gives much evidence of this being a reality, bizarre as it may sound.
I come from Wales and have moved to Tenerife, and in both places I find dragons in the heraldry and elsewhere and that fact has caused me to think deeply about this subject. We are taught that dragons were a mythical monster but the question is why is a reptilian being that apparently never existed thought of so highly in worldwide cultures, and become a symbolic image frequently used in heraldic coats of arms? If the dragon is merely the memory of when dinosaurs lived on Earth then this poses another question, seeing as humans were not supposed to have existed at the same time as these giant prehistoric reptiles. Something's not right somewhere along the line!
In the folkore and Celtic traditions of Wales and the stories found in the book the Mabinogion, there are many reports of people being taken to fairyland, of Rip Van Winkle style time distortions when they do so, and of changeling fairy children being left in place of human babies. Many of these stories sound similar to abduction experiences. Wales has also had many UFO sightings in modern times.
Probably the best known form of alien being known to most people, whether they believe they are real or not, is the Grey. They are the beings that usually are seen in abductions. There are many theories about them including the idea that they work for the Dracos, and also that there are many different races of Greys. Freeman, who has a series of excellent shows called the Freeman Perspective in which he either looks at a specific subject or chats with an invited guest, puts forward the suggestion that the Greys may not be ETs at all but a subterranean race that have co-existed on this planet.
It has also been suggested that the grey aliens in abduction scenarios are often not really aliens but are humans dressed to look this way and that it is actually a form of mind control. Some sources claim that there are large numbers of Greys living in underground bases in America.
Stewart Swerdlow, whom I have already mentioned, writes in his books about his experiences as a survivor of mind control experiments and projects at Montauk. Stewart says he has had encounters with many forms of alien being and devotes a chapter of his book Blue Blood, True Blood, which you will find in the lists below, to describing the characteristics of 19 different races. He writes about the Abbennakki, the Aldebarans, the beings from Antaries and Arcturus, the Atlans (or Lyraens), the Draco, the Pleiadians, the Sirian A and B beings, the Greys of Zeta Reticuli I and Zeta Reticuli II and several other types.
William Bramley in his work The Gods of Eden, which contactee Alex Collier recommends as a reference book and is in the Amazon book list below, comes up with the idea of "custodians." These are otherworldy beings who throughout all recorded history have interfered with and controlled, directly and indirectly all human affairs. They are the entities who have appeared and acted as gods and goddesses, or as angels and divine messengers. These are the beings who are behind the cults and religions of the world. These are the prison-warders that keep humans as prisoners spiritually, mentally and physically. An example of such a custodian entity would be the angel Moroni who appeared to Mormon founder Joseph Smith.
The Book of Mormon resulting from this contact has become the guidebook to a religion, which believes in life on other worlds. There are some very big cults and new religions that share a belief in extraterrestrial races. The cult of Scientology, for example, has the Marcab and Helatrobus civilisations, as well as "implant stations" on other planets and flying saucers in its "advanced" teachings. The Unarius Foundation, which was founded by Ernest L. Norman was run after he died by his wife, a very colourful lady whose real name was Ruth Norman but who said she was the Archangel Uriel. The Unarius teachings are based in part around the idea that this world is just one in a confederation of 33 planets.
Oahspe is a huge book dictated by "angels" via automatic writing to American dentist JohnBallou Newbrough in 1981. It is said to be the first work to use the term "starship." Oahspe has spawned a large group of followers of its teachings known as the Universal Faithists of Kosmon.
The L/L Research group set up by the late Don Elkins with the help of Carla L. Rueckert published a series of booklets including Secrets of the UFO, The Law of One and the Ra Material. Much of the work they released included channeled material and, based on work by George Hunt Williamson, they put forward the idea and the term of "wanderers," meaning a type of being who can move from one planetary system as well as possibly from one dimensional scale or "density" to another as they incarnate in various bodies to experience different lifetimes. Such a wanderer has amnesia of their true identity to varying degrees and that goes with the taking on of a physical body on a planet like Earth. Such an individual throughout their lives may not feel as if they fit in at all well and may think they are not from here.
Many ufologists would point out that there is much evidence for flying craft many thousands of years ago, long before planes and helicopters and rockets were invented by modern scientists. The ancient Indian Vedas have many references to vimanas, which were aircraft, some of which were able to travel in space and others were used in wars using advanced weaponry. Explorer and author David Hatcher Childress has written at length about vimanas in The Anti-Gravity Handbook.
The Bible warns of "signs and wonders" in the heavens that will be seen in the end days and cautions that the Devil can appear disguised as "an angel of light." Many Christians believe that the aliens are actually demons. Personally I believe that there is an interplay of "good" and "bad" forces in this yin/yang universe. Looking around me it appears that the bad side have been running things in their favour and against ours. It is said that the universe must maintain a balance and if something swings too far towards one extreme then it must be compensated for by an equal swing the other way. I would personally like to believe that this will be the case on Earth and that the time is fast approaching when we start heading towards a future "Golden Age". Only time will tell but in the meantime the mystery of UFOs and aliens makes a fascinating study that you can never find out too much about.