Denying UFO were real to the press General Sanford A. I. answered, when ask if it might be one of ours: “We don’t have anything that has no mass and an infinite amount of energy” (Need To Know; Tim Good)
My own story, ET Shock… and Witnesses of the Directed Kind
I took enough psychology courses in college to know that the human mind deals with the fantastic in many different ways.
But a study has never been done on what happens when a person goes through fantastic, continuing UFO experiences. There’s quite a range of transformation: witnesses may report spiritual change, some are possessed by the need to find answers, and some, after this reality extension, are mentally broken, finding answers in fantasy and delusion.
There are gullible people in the UFO community, we all know that. And there are people in the greater UFO community who come from an academic, or a no-nonsense orientation. Both types choose to read the UFO witness as a confirmation of their own beliefs.
But what about those who are broken by their fear, or for other reasons, around a continuing experience and start to believe fantastic things about themselves and their reality? What happens to them? At the conferences, I notice the interaction seems to be either polite listening or a more active confirming that their fantasies could be real.
We know for certain now, some UFO witnesses are experiencing multiple strange displays of UFOs. And what’s more, there are reports among this particular experiencer group of messages heard in their minds, of feeling compelled to go somewhere and capture video or being ‘instructed’ to simply show up and watch.
Sounds like something from a Twilight Zone episode…and some in the UFO field think that is all it is. Skeptics laugh and pose the dumb question: “Why would ETs go a zillion light years to put on displays for the Prozac People?”
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The lights in the sky are fine but what happens when you meet an entity. Police officer passes out from the experience. "Flying Humaniods"
Among UFO researchers are those who dismiss as delusional all those witnesses who claim they were given instructions or heard messages [as opposed to having accidental sightings]. But what’s missing from this scenario is a lesson in Psychology 101.
Some of the Witnesses of the Directed Kind --those who feel they’ve been instructed by some intelligence outside themselves to witness UFOs-- come out of the experience with psychic breaks. Recently, a new MUFON investigator was very shaken when he had an actual close encounter on an investigation. They had to call in someone to talk to the investigator and calm him down. That is how profound this experience can be, even if you’ve been around it a while.
This reaction to UFO experiences, particularly the close encounters, may be a key to explain one of the reasons these intelligences put on UFO displays:
They may know that, as a species, we could go into a catastrophic cultural shock if exposure is complete.
Could this be why ETs don’t land on the White House Lawn? Is this why ETs are putting on multiple displays for ordinary people?
Are ETs running a decades-old program to desensitize humans?
I really have had strong problems with the idea that wide or complete public knowledge of ET presence would not be a profound shock to many, many people, that it must be assumed that the masses of regular people will simply go about their daily lives as though nothing happened.
On the contrary: I believe a kind of ET Shock would take hold. I suspect ET Shock would marginalize rational thinking in many people who need the safety blanket of Business As Usual in our busy, spin saturated world. We all know that some skeptics who shout baloney --without benefit of research, it must be said-- are just too scared to contemplate UFO craft reality.
When I first started to learn about UFOs, it was from my older brother, an avid science fiction reader. It was fun. I loved it!
When I had my only sighting over a decade later, it was fun, exciting and astonishing. But it was only after many years I realized how powerful that initial experience was. First, my initial sighting it was a daylight experience; that in itself makes it hard to deny. Second, it was my friend who first pointed them out to me, without telling me what I would be looking at. “Joe, look behind you,” was all he said as he pointed to the sky. Third: Of course, I’d read about skeptics…and some of them I respected at the time. So I tried to get as much information as I could: the objects’ approximate height, size, speed, and the sun position.
I realized only years later, that taking these actions, I destroyed any possible comfortable denial I might have later claimed. In the end, I was left with one explanation: we had witnessed two flying saucers. And that automatically puts you in the nut factory, far as many people are concerned. In those days, multiple sightings witnesses were considered proof the observer was simply delusional, a nut case, by most UFO researchers. And that meant major isolation for a significant witness population.
So I’m writing today to recount my own sighting only to emphasize what it did to my psyche. I can’t imagine what would have happen to my mind, if I had not read up on the UFO subject before. It was shocking enough the first time. What, I wonder, would my state of mind become had I witnessed the same phenomenon over and over again?
Here’s another personal experience that gives proof of the power of ET Shock. I was out on an investigation where a witness was seeing all kind of “demon’s eyes” and things in the lights, combined with an ongoing experience with UFOs. Just as I was ready to discount this guy as simply delusional, he took us out to a parking lot, pointed, saying “there is one of them now.” I looked at what appeared at first to be a star. I took my camera out and turned on the infrared. The object started to display in both visual and infrared with an outstanding burst of light and heat. In exactly the way you often read about these events, I had no film in the camera! So I ran back to get some, and then had to watch the bizarre light fade out, just as I put the film in. There was another investigator with me (it was his case) and we realized we missed it. He saw all of it and was just as astonished as I was. Today I still can not say what that object was. But I can say what it was not: a star.
Later on, the witness showed us a place where he said the objects usually appeared for him. We were ready, but of course, nothing happened. When we left, this witness said they displayed again. This individual is anonymous and does not want to go on with the investigation; my guess is he was literally scared out of his wits.
Given my own experience, I’ve gained a great deal of understanding and empathy for what can happen to anyone when your personal reality bubble bursts and you are facing a continuing “something” which shatters the basic sense of self, or of understanding your everyday environment. For some UFO witnesses, living in the far less dependable world of the busted reality-bubble may not be possible. Continuing the mental-emotional construct of their pre-experience life is no longer doable. Some are able to hold the uncertainty and the shock and accept them as contradictory but real, or conditionally real, while moving forward. Others are not.
So in our own community we need to understand that UFO people are not “off” because they actually believe in UFOs; some of them have become “Off” by dealing personally with this profound, and often psychologically shattering experience as best as they knew how.
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