domingo, 2 de diciembre de 2018

Why Jose Caravaca’s “Distortion Theory” is interesting

 
 
 
 
It’s not just that Jose Antonio Caravaca’s Disortion Theory is vividly imaginative, it also reflects an original reconstitutional take on some ideas that Jacques Vallee and John Keel, among others, struggled to present.
Caravaca has opened thinking about a neurological or psychological, even paranormal, paradigm that explains fantastic realities that intrude on human beings, sometimes to an extent that those accosted by Caravaca’s external agent are convinced that they have been part of an event or observation that is substantive or real, in the actual sense.
Caravaca’s “external agent” is a psychic manifestation that is either a part of human mental apparatuses or an intrusive entity that afflicts the human mind, consciousness.
The matter is not quite clear, but Caravaca is paving the way to an understanding that should clarify exactly what it is that creates UFO and paranormal activity that has all the appearance of reality, a non-hallucinatory actuality, that is a bona fide sensory event.
That Caravaca’s theory works to “explain” such odd events as so-called alien [UFO] abductions goes to the value his thinking provides.
Taking his theory, for those disinclined to dismiss it out-of-hand, and applying it to the carapace of an alien abductee (experiencer) tale offers a solution that takes away the onus of fabrication or the sly but inaccurate explanation of night-time delirium (sleep paralysis).
Of course, extraterrestrials (alien beings) are not “kidnapping” or abducting human beings, but those thinking they have been abducted are often without guile and telling what they perceive to be a real event or events that have happened to them.
Caravaca’s theory provides an explanation that is tenable, I think.
Jose Caravaca’s theory has been used, by him, to explain UFO humanoid encounters, and his ruminations make a valid kind of sense, one that applies to almost all other (or all) paranormal instances: ghosts, Big Foot encounters, and, perhaps, but less likely, sea monster sightings Loch Ness, et cetera) which have their own reality.
His theory also accounts for visions of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and other spiritually endowed experiences, which soak up the flavor of his theory, and gives such tales an authenticity they otherwise lack.
I think that one can take his theory into the realm of “normal” UFO sightings where an object is seen by a witness or many witnesses, even photographed.
The theory can be retrofitted to iconic flying saucer sightings like the 1966 Michigan “swamp gas” episode(s) or even one as substantial as Socorro.
My point is that Jose Caravaca’s “theory” is substantial, even while it is still being formulated.
And it is a positive approach to ufological guess-work, which hasn’t been very productive over the years, even Vallee’s and Keel’s thoughts being dismissed by most UFO enthusiasts in their attempt to make the extraterrestrial hypothesis [ETH] the pedestal upon which the UFO “reality” stands.
 
 
 
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RICH REYNOLDS



 Originally published UFO CONJECTURES here

domingo, 7 de octubre de 2018

A GRAPHICAL MODEL OF THE DISTORTION THEORY






The witness of the UFO close encounters is located in "reality A" (our known reality), from a reality B (much more extensive than ours), an unknown External Agent communicates with our psyche. As a result of this "interaction" a new cognitive reality is created which is composed of a union of both, A+B.
In this new dimension (A+B) an "image" is projected that recreates a fictitious encounter with extraterrestrial beings, from the psychic information that the External Agent extracts from the witness's unconscious. This reality (A+B) mediates both superimposed realities, and parts of this new reality (A+B) are divided between our reality (A) and the reality of the External Agent (B).
In other words, this new reality (A+B) manifests itself, only in parts, in our reality (A), and the other parts stay in reality B. Therefore, UFO incidents contain a double composition, apparently antagonistic, a physical part and a psychic part, since this paradigm does not manifest itself categorically in either of the two realities, otherwise UFO encounters would be purely physical episodes, or psychic, but not both connected.
It is as if this new dimension carries components of both universes, without being able to concretize a profound reality. As if the witnesses were on a border between both realities without being able to clearly discern the content of reality B, and only produce certain involuntary and uncontrolled "interferences" that are concretized in the projection, since this new reality (A+B) emanates from a remarkable conjunction that manufactures a complex "psychic architecture".
Therefore, while the UFO experience is taking place, the "effects" of this projection are distributed between both realities (A) and (B) and so on occasions, the encounters will contain matter and on others not, depending exclusively on the interaction of each witness and on the capacity to "drag" the new reality (A+B) towards ours (A). In the same way, the physical traces and traces found after the landing of a UFO may contain a great ambiguity as they are not really produced by a physical phenomenon, such as those operating in reality A.
In other words, we could find few footprints of humanoids in their descent, other marks simply would not exist or on the contrary, in the take-off of the UFO, it could cross the vegetation as if it were a ghostly apparition. However, if the experience, the projection, the creation of this new reality (A+B) is mostly fragmented towards reality B, it is likely that they are episodes of a broad psychic spectrum.
Therefore, the Distortion theory establishes that we are facing a cognitive paradigm projected from an unknown reality (B) in which we are inserted, even if we do not manage to perceive it.
From this dimension, an External Agent is able to "tune in" and "interact" with the psyche of witnesses and show parts of this vast psychic universe with broad repercussions for the human being. However, as this interaction takes place in an involuntary and uncontrolled way, it makes it impossible to dissect correctly what is perceived in this new stage of consciousness. It should be noted that the External Agent is only the "vehicle" that connects us with reality B, and perhaps only one of many forms that our psyche has can access this mental universe (psychic disorders, altered states of consciousness, drugs, hypnosis, shamanic travel, creativity, etc.). Although in all these cases, the connection with reality B is made directly and is more likely to lack any type of physical entity.






JOSE ANTONIO CARAV@CA



 Originally published UFO CONJECTURES here

 


 

lunes, 6 de agosto de 2018

UFOLOGY HAS BEEN A BIG SCAM: WHAT THEY NEVER WANTED TO TELL YOU ABOUT UFOS











The obsessive and omnipresent concern of ufologists to show that UFO sightings are produced by the visit to our planet of extraterrestrial beings, has given rise to one of the greatest frauds ever seen in the investigation of a paradigm. It is inadmissible that none of the classical researchers has revealed, or at least pointed out, in some of their numerous writings, some of the main factors or elements of the phenomenon that invalidate, from the outset, extraterrestrial theory, and a posteriori, many of the approaches put forward by other ufologists, even the most avant-garde hypotheses. The majority of researchers have completed their postulates, at best, with only 40% of the case studies on the table.
Ignoring for decades that the UFO phenomenon seems to be the result of a psychic interaction between the witnesses and an unknown external agent, which is capable of creating a projection that contains a lot of unconscious (ideographic) material of the witnesses themselves.
The following aspects that we are going to list appear in almost every classic book you have read about UFOs, but obviously no researcher has pointed out their obvious disparity and counterpoint to extraterrestrial theses:
1.- From the first to the last page of many ufological books, it is clear that there are infinite different types of flying saucers and occupants. As diverse and picturesque as they are different, they are witnesses to each other. Have you looked at the number of different aliens that appear on the pages of these books?  Why didn't any researcher distrust this issue? Is it possible we were being visited by a legion of alien races? Why so many kinds of UFOs, different in size and shape?
2.- Before the study of the same facts; proximity of a UFO, landing on a soft ground, impact of a light on the witness, etc., the same effects, tracks, traces or injuries were not recorded, why? That is, sometimes UFOs leave traces and sometimes they do not (even if it is the same type of terrain). Sometimes they cause electromagnetic interference in cars and electrical appliances and sometimes they do not (even though the distance to the UFO is the same for vehicles). Sometimes they cause harm to people and sometimes they do not (even if they are exposed to the same factors).
Therefore, it is very obvious that the effects caused by the interaction with the phenomenon are produced by causes other than the simple presence sine qua non of the paradigm in front of the witness. Otherwise, these different consequences would occur as long as we had the same factors in play.
3.- Another circumstance that is very clear, after reading dozens of books, is that UFO cases are not connected to each other. We cannot follow or weave a plot that leads us to a single great common history. The only thing UFO events share is their basic structure. The witness will report: 1. that he has seen a "thing" flying in the sky, 2. later, that this "thing" has landed, and 3. from this "thing" some beings have descended. But, incomprehensibly, these aspects, which should have greater homogeneity, are highly malleable and in each case, the elements "thing" and "beings" will be surprisingly different in size, shape and colors. And this has been noted in an overwhelming and revealing way, why has this particular fact not given rise to more debate?
4.- The behaviour of the occupants of the flying saucers is absurd and lacking in logic. And this does not happen because, as most scholars explain, we are incapable of interpreting or elucidating the actions of an advanced civilization in millions of years of evolution. Let's not be fooled. Simply put, the actions of the ufonauts are a set of nonsense, one after the other. The actions developed by extraterrestrials are very similar to those recorded in dream experiences. Therefore, all the gratuitous and unsubstantiated speculation about the absurd factor, an important key for many researchers of something sublime and extraordinary inserted inside the UFO encounters, is wrong. These circumstances are due to an effect caused by the interaction/communication of the witness's unconscious with an unknown external agent, which creates a projection following similar processes of creativity to that displayed by our psyche during the sleep phases. And we all know that dream experiences are signified by their absurd character...
5.- The information obtained from the "extraterrestrials" is a compendium of nonsense and, at best, the witness's own knowledge, "distorted" by the paradigm (the external agent). After decades of analyzing the communications of the alleged aliens, there has been no evidence of any truly novel knowledge, either at the scientific, philosophical, social or religious level.
6.- UFO crews do not influence or manipulate large sectors of society. Although it is insisted that the ufonauts interfere with our belief systems and act as a sort of spiritual catalyst, all of this takes place in a very small setting, and has more to do with how witnesses, let alone everyone else, react to these phenomena than in other circumstances.
7.- The UFO phenomenon does not adapt to society by changing its external appearance over time. It does not use any kind of sublime psychic camouflage. Simply put, the staging we observe has to be synchronous with the advances, thoughts, beliefs or myths of the time.
Conclusion:
All these factors indicated, practically since the late 1950s, that the witness was a vital and substantial part of understanding and decoding the meaning and nature of close encounters with UFOs. However, most researchers have chosen to ignore all of these signals and continue to speculate free of charge, far removed from the casuistry they had in their hands. It should be borne in mind that in subsequent years the incidents only corroborated these initial assessments of the first reports recorded by the UFO pioneers research.








JOSE ANTONIO CARAV@CA

viernes, 22 de junio de 2018

HILL ABDUCTION: BETWEEN NAZIS, STAR MAPS AND PREGNANCY TESTS


 


Hundreds of books, documentaries and magazines of all kinds, reflect the famous "alien" experience of the Hill couple. Exemplified as the perfect case of extraterrestrial abductions, for many decades it has been exhibited as the perfect proof of visitation to our planet by beings from other planets. Even this assertion was supported by the supposed irrefutable evidence that could be extracted from this incident. To this end, the investigators presented as an unquestionable and devastating example the supposed star map observed by the witness inside the spacecraft, which was a confirmation of her story. However, despite all that has been said and all that has been written, it is possible to carry out a new review of the case, providing destabilising and disconcerting data and elements that offer a new vision of the event, transforming it completely...
Let's review the story....

A UFO ENCOUNTER ON THE ROAD
No doubt few cases within UFO phenomenology have created as much a "resonance" as the alleged kidnapping of Betty (Eunice Elizabeth Barrett Hill) and Barney Hill. The Hill marriage, almost unintentionally, "gave life" to the basic paradigm of supposed alien abduction experiences by providing the components that would be "repeated" to satiety in many parts of the world, but above all in the United States, (home par excellence to extraterrestrial abductions).
In the early morning hours of September 19-20, 1961, the Hills were to be the protagonists of what would be a milestone in modern ufology. Returning from a placid vacation in Canada, the couple of Barney  and Betty Hill  were reportedly kidnapped by UFO crews. When this disturbing incident occurred, the Hill's could remember nothing except the observation of a strange, luminous aircraft that landed near them, on which they could distinguish several beings.


The UFO






The researcher John G. Fuller, author of the best-selling book devoted to the case, "The Interrupted Journey" (1966), commented on the details of the encounter with the UFO: "As Barney looked through the binoculars, the huge object had the same diameter as the distance between two of the telephone poles along the road and silently made a complete turn on the road, remaining only about thirty metres away from them. The double row of windows of that object was now perfectly visible. (...) Barney was very frightened, but without knowing why he crossed the road, then went into the field and advanced directly towards the object. Now, the huge disk was tilted at an angle toward Barney; two projections, like fish fins, came out on both sides, and had red lights at the ends. The windows looked convex and extended around the perimeter of the thick, cake-shaped disc. The slightest noise was still not heard. Full of agitation, but still possessed of an irresistible urge to get closer and closer to the vehicle, Barney continued to advance through the field, reaching only fifteen meters away from the object, which had descended to the height of the treetops. Barney didn't calculate its size, but it was said to be as big as a jet-powered passenger plane, or bigger perhaps. (...) Behind the windows, Barney sees the figures; at least half a dozen living beings. They seemed to be leaning against the transparent windows as the object descended toward him. They were grouped together, looking at him. He vaguely warned that they were in uniform. Betty, almost 60 yards away, was yelling at him from the car, but Barney doesn't remember hearing her.
At first they believed that their sighting had ended with that scare, but it was only the beginning...


The witnesses...




 

Many years later, following some of Mrs. Hill's nightmares, they went to her doctor, Dr. Duncan Sthepens, who in turn requested the cooperation of psychiatrist, neurologist and hypnologist Dr. Benjamin Simons. It was at that moment, when Betty remembered all the traumatic experience they had lived that night when they were introduced into the UFO by several humanoids, not very tall, with big eyes, no lips and wearing Nazi-style uniforms (sic). 
"He looks like a German Nazi," Barney says. He is a Nazi (....) wearing a uniform," asks Dr. Simon, "he had a black scarf around his neck, which fell on his left shoulder (...) his eyes were oblique. But not like the Chinese."
Under hypnotic suggestion, both Betty and her husband, separately, told a coherent story that astonished the doctors who were treating her that they did not know exactly what they were dealing with. According to the information revealed under hypnosis, the marriage underwent a thorough medical examination inside the UFO. According to Betty, this check-up took place in a large room lit up on all sides (ceiling, floor, walls...) with a stretcher in the middle. "When they walk into that room," said Betty, "they come with an English-speaking man. He stays for a minute, I don't know who they are; I think maybe it's the crew... and another man comes in. I haven't seen him before. I think he's a doctor. They bring the machine.... it's something like a microscope, but a microscope with a large lens. It gave me the idea that they were taking a picture of my skin. Then they took something similar to a letter opener, but it wasn't, and they shaved my arm here.... there was like a piece of cellophane or plastic, or something like that, they scraped and put what they took out on that plastic.
For ufologists who believe the story of the marriage to be true, Mrs. Hill's next episode represents clear proof of the reality of the case, describing a medical test unknown at the time. Ovaroscopy was apparently a gynaecological technique unknown at the time, which consisted of inserting a needle through the patient's navel to find out if she was pregnant. This is what Betty said: "And now she says she wants to prick my belly button! That it's just an experiment. And I cry and say, "It hurts, it hurts, it hurts, take it out, take it out!". And the boss, the one who seems to be in charge, covers my eyes with his hand and tells me that everything will be fine, that I won't feel anything. And the pain goes away, but it still stings where I was pricked with the needle" (...)
"And I asked the boss,'Why did they put the needle through my belly button?" And he told me it was to check if I was pregnant.
Meanwhile, Barney Hill in another UFO room was also thoroughly examined. "I could feel myself being searched with his hands.... They looked at my back, and I could feel them touching my skin..., as if they were counting my spine... and then they turned me over, and again they checked me. They opened my mouth, and I could feel two fingers closing it. Then I heard as if more men were coming, and I could feel them moving along the side of the table I was at. Something scratched me gently, like a stick against my left arm. And then those men left. After a while they came back, put my shoes on, and I was able to get off the table. I think I felt good because I knew I was done.... I went down the ramp and opened my eyes and kept walking. I saw my car... and Betty was walking down the road, and then she opened the door."


Description of the humanoids who abducted the Hill marriage.






 Even with the pain in her belly, Betty, with great common sense given the distressing situation in which she finds herself, thinks she must by all means obtain proof of the existence of the UFOs in the world, and for this she takes advantage of a moment alone with one of the crew members: "I was grateful to him because he had taken away my pain and because he didn't scare me (he means the humanoid whom I considered the leader of the group and the most kind) (...) And I told him that it had been an experience for me. That no one would ever believe me if I told (...) And that what I needed was proof that all that had really happened. And the boss laughed and asked me what kind of proof I wanted. What I'd like to take with me. And I said to him: Something I could take with me and teach people because then they would believe me. And he told me to look and see if I could find anything I liked. And I looked... There weren't many things in that room.... But I saw a book in the closet. A pretty thick book. So I took the book and said, "Can I take this with me?" And he told me to look through the book, and I did. It had pages and they were written. But the writing was completely different from all the writing I know. It seemed almost like... I don't know... the writing didn't cross the page, it went up and down. (...) They had some points, straight lines and curved lines. And the boss laughed and asked me if I thought I could read that. And I told him no. He laughed again and I told him that I didn't care because I didn't want to take it with me to read it, but to use it as proof of what had happened to me, and he told me to take it with me. And I took it and I was delighted. Actually, that was more than I had expected. And I was there, telling her that I had never seen anything like that book and that I was so glad she gave it to me. Then, in those instants, the most publicized and controversial episode of the Hill's experience takes place, and one that has caused more rivers of ink to be poured out. Betty asked her captors where she came from and the "boss" showed her a map; "And he went to the other end of the room, to the table, and did something: he opened something that was not a drawer (...) and the metal on the wall opened and he pulled out a map and asked me if I had ever seen a map like that. And I crossed the room and leaned over the table. And I looked at it. And it was a map, an oblong map. It wasn't square. It was much wider than it was long. And there were a lot of stitches in it. They were scattered all over its surface. Some were as small as pinpricks. And others were the size of a small coin. And there were lines, there were lines at some of the points. They were curved lines that linked one point to another. And there was a big circle and a lot of lines coming out of it. Many lines went to another circle very close by, but not that big. And these lines were thick. And I asked him what they meant and he told me that the thick lines were trade routes and then the other lines were routes to where they went from time to time. And he also told me that the dotted lines followed were expeditionary routes. Betty asked him again where he came from and again the alien avoided the answer, arguing that he would not understand the map.



The marriage was led into the UFO by humanoids in uniform with military caps.




 

And when the conversation was at its height and most interesting, some humanoids stormed into the room and discussed something with the "chief". Then they tried to pull out Betty's teeth, and she asked them what they were doing. Apparently Barney had hairpieces and they thought the woman's were too.
Betty laughed and told them that her husband had lost his natural teeth in an accident and that's why he was wearing his teeth. He also explained that over the years, humans sometimes lose their teeth, but the "extraterrestrials" did not seem to understand the concept of time and longevity. The experience comes to an end and accompanies them on their way out. Betty clings to the book, thinking it carries irrefutable proof. "We're back in the hallway again. Barney's behind me and his eyes are closed; and a man on each side. And when I start to lower the ramp, several of the men, not the boss, but some of the others, start talking. I don't know what they're saying but they seem very excited. And then the boss comes up to me and takes the book away from me.
Betty gets very angry and yells at the "boss" who promised her the book as proof. "Yes, I know (...). And precisely because it is a test the others do not want. They want them to forget what happened, to forget it completely.
Already from inside the car the couple watches as the UFO, the size of the full moon, rises majestically, giving off a great orange luminosity and spinning like a ball, to immediately disappear into the distance....

A MAP TO GET TO OZ
Under hypnosis Betty Hill was able to draw the star map she had seen inside the UFO. As a result, the efforts of the supporters of the extraterrestrial hypothesis concentrated on trying to identify and translate the supposed "stars" of the alien map to an astronomical map, in order to demonstrate the reality of this type of experience.
Aside from the fact that there was no lack of initiatives to try to decipher the content of the famous stellar plane, but, at first glance, none of the researchers or ufological groups that tried to do so could find any parallelism with the stars and constellations that we know on Earth.        





The Map





It was a teacher from Ohio, Marjorie Fish, who had the idea of hanging the "dots" on the map from the ceiling to try to see it from another perspective, as would have been hypothetically done by the aliens who would have traced it from their place of origin and not from our planet. With a more than logical approach, it took the teacher quite some time (1966/1972) to find a pattern of stars that resembled the dots scribbled by Betty during the hypnosis sessions. But he finally made it. I was sure that the map corresponded to the Grid Constellation , a small constellation only visible from the southern hemisphere. Two Zeta 1 and Zeta 2 stars stand out, located 37 light years from our planet. The professor was convinced that in 1964 (date of the regression and obtaining the map) nobody had that astronomical knowledge, so the source of the information had to be the crew of an alien ship, as the Hill family defended. So shocking was the publication of the finding, in its day (1975), that the nuclear physicist and ufologist Stanton Friedman claimed, with excessive faith, for the professor a "prize" of 50,000 dollars awarded by The National Enquirer magazine to anyone who provided solid proof of the reality of UFOs.
However, some critical voices have shown that with a little time you can find parallels with other stars in the sky. Even the well-known scientist Carl Sagan said: "If we intend to find a correlation between the two maps "Betty's and Marjorie's" by selecting elements from each one at will and ignoring others, we will always succeed".

To the detriment of Marjorie Fish's goodwill, the original Betty Hill map was made up of 26 points, and the teacher found only 15 references on her map, so the correspondence of the remaining 11 points was missing to be 100% reliable confirmation.  Even outright skeptics like Robert Sheaffer claimed that there were more accurate maps than those of the Ohio teacher. "The second supposed identification of Betty Hill's star map was proposed by Charles W. Atterberg - we read in his book UFO Verdict (1986). It computed the trajectory of certain groups of stars when viewed from various perspectives in space. After much work, Atterberg discovered that there is a point in space, along the southern boundary of the constellation of Ofiuco, from which the stars in the vicinity of the sun seem to correspond almost exactly to the outline of the Hill sketch. The Atterberg map fits the sketch much more precisely than the Fish map, and identifies 25 of the 26 Hill stars, instead of just 15. Atterberg so little was limited to stars capable of life. It began by representing all the stars defeated by the sun, which makes it all the more remarkable that most of the stars supposedly visited by aliens (according to this map) have been very favorable to the maintenance of life. Of the eleven stars that could have been visited by extraterrestrials (not counting the sun), seven are on the RAM Corporation's study list by Stephen H. Dole, planets inhabitable to man as stars that might have inhabitable planets (Not a very low percentage of stars chosen at random in the sun's vicinity!).
Even more surprising is the fact that the three stars that form the heart of the Atterberg map - Epsilon Eridani, Epsilon Indi and Tau Ceti -, connected by lines representing the supposed main routes of the ufonauts, have been described by Carl Sagan as (the three closest stars with potential biological interest). Without a doubt, this is far more remarkable than any evidence in favor of the Fish map.
Recently astronomer Brett Hollan published an article in November 2008 in the Fortean Times magazine, indicating that Fish's work lacks rigour at the present time.
Holman says that two of the points on the teacher's map have ended up being identified as variable stars (54 and Piscium 107), two are part of multiple star systems, and two (Gliese 67 and TAU) are so far apart that they could not be part of Ms. Hill's map. Holman proves that of the fifteen successes that Fish raised in his well-known work, at least six are untenable today. After invalidating the astronomical information on the famous map, perhaps we can offer a new and revolutionary interpretation of the "origin" and true "nature" of the star chart... but it will be later...

THE HILL´S ALIEN EXPERIENCE AND DISTORTION THEORY
Distortion theory states that UFO close encounters are the product and result of the interaction of the witness's mind (at the unconscious level) with an unknown external agent. After a "connection" (communication) between both elements, the indeterminate factor is able to tune our mind and is able to extract as much information as is necessary for the conformation of the experience, both in the appearance of the observed "flying sauces" and in the appearance of the humanoids, as well as in their actions. This information, to form the "ingredients" of the close encounter, comes from the unconscious of the witness who, imbued by literature, cinema, TV or his immediate environment, serves as a powerful source of documentation, capable of filling in and sustaining all the elements of his experience. The external factor has among its functions, to limit the "creative" and dreamlike actions of the unconscious, making the experience follow "logical" channels, within the context that is wanted to be expressed; the extraterrestrial visitation. Otherwise, without this control or supervision, the indiscriminate mixing and incorporation of unconscious components and contents (fantastic and ordinary) would turn UFO experiences into authentic mental aberrations (in the case that we would like to dispense with the existence of this component external to our psyche, and simply attribute it to mental processes that are exclusive to human beings, altered by different causes, from mental disorders, hallucinations, drugs, magnetic fields, etc.).



Both the appearance and the development of the UFO incident seem to obey the principles of oneiric experiences....






According to the distortion theory, the functioning and staging of UFO episodes follow the patterns of dreams, as if the external agent were creating a "film" of our unconscious material.
Dr. Helios Jaime in an interesting article called "Psychophysiology and ideosemantism of sleep" wrote that: "in sleep, scenes are produced that take place at a time when the succession is totally disturbed and in a space whose dimensions are completely transformed. In a way, this is what happens in the theatre and, above all, in the cinema". Sigmund Freud argued that dreams are symbolic representations of desires that have been repressed at the conscious level. Some of these desires are manifested during sleep using for them a "strange and absurd" language that hides their true meaning. The Austrian doctor was convinced that the dream, although it manifested itself in an absurd and apparently incomprehensible language, had a meaning and a purpose. The dream must be interpreted as the symbolic (disguised) realization of the repressed desires of the individual's private unconscious. Freud identified and enumerated a series of characteristics of the unconscious psyche that do not exist in the Consciousness: 1.- There can coexist impulses or ideas that are incompatible with each other without appearing to contradict each other. 2.- The meaning can easily be moved from one image to another. 3.- Multiple different meanings can be combined in a single image. 4.- Unconscious processes are timeless. Ideas are not ordered chronologically or altered by the passage of time. The unconscious does not respond to the external reality, but represents the internal psychic reality. The thought processes of the Unconscious are determined in part by the interaction of unstable and emotional forces that are in conflict with each other (psychodynamics).



Barney compared the clothing of humanoids with the uniforms worn by German soldiers in World War II.
 

Although it is a radically different experience (in origin, purpose and purpose), the "distortion" could be perfectly framed, because of its similarity, in the psychodramas developed by the human mind during the sleep stage, since it tries to transmit a message through images and sensations. Hence, under the perspective of Distortion theory, the absurd factor loses its halo of immeasurable and metaphysical mystery in the analysis of close encounters, ceasing to be an "X" to be added to the equation of UFO problem solving, to become a "side effect" of the interaction of the external agent and the human mind. For decades, various researchers have tried to give a degree of relevance to certain aspects of the phenomenon of the Unidentified, and under a broad premise have been labelled under the question of the "absurd element", to try to justify all the illogical and irrational conditions that surround the experiences with the supposed visitors to space. The distinguished researcher Jacques Vallee wrote in his documented and revealing book "Dimensions" (1999): "The contact between the witnesses and the UFO phenomenon always takes place under conditions controlled by the latter. Its characteristic is an absurdity factor that leads the upper layers of the society in question to reject history. For Vallee the absurd elements in UFO experiences would have, among other purposes, the mission of covering up the ultimate reality of the Unidentified, by creating disconcerting episodes. The illustrious thinker Ignacio Darnaude, in an interview with the researcher Moisés Garrido, stated that: "The unintelligible, the absurd and the strange have been the most guaranteed mark of the modus operandi of our sidereal neighbours since 1947. Their actions are, with all deliberation, bizarre, erratic, headless and improbable.
However, we can make another reading of all this. If "distortion" involves the "three-dimensional" and even "physical" manifestation of various mental processes, under the tutelage and direction of an external agent, this means that the experiences of close encounters would have their own, non-transferable aspects of the witnesses, who described outside the individual context, would acquire that atmosphere of absurdity, so frequent in the UFO incidents and indisputable seal of the dream world. In fact, dreams manifest themselves in a language of symbols and archetypes that apparently "escape" Cartesian logic.
Dr. Simon thought, after analyzing the Hill's regressions, that "much of what was revealed resembled other dream-like revelations.
But with all this we are saying we do not want to delimit or reduce the transcendence of the UFO phenomenon to the purely mental or chimeric universe of dreaming, hallucinations or mental disorders. On the contrary, the external agent, who probably just as he "tuned in" and "decoded" the exclusive mind of the witnesses, can access the collective unconscious with all its symbols and archetypes (recognizable to all humanity), constructs and builds up his elaborate representations with the psychic material provided by the witnesses, and can condemn in a physical space a three-dimensional "image" giving it a momentary corporeality, capable of leaving traces and marks. But we must always bear in mind that the anomalous manifestations that appear before our eyes are still distortions of our own psyche presented and modified by the external agent to make us believe in extraterrestrial visitation (in the same way we can extend this idea to Marian apparitions or, for example, encounters with ghosts).
Following these precepts we can analyze the Hill's abduction and present a new approach to their experience of contact with the supposed crew of a spacecraft.

DISTORTING MEMORIES
To begin with, it must be said that as described in John Fuller's book "The Interrupted Journey", Barney was an "enthusiastic airplane observer", so at the unconscious level, we already found an interesting source of information for the external agent to "build" the flying saucer, based on the husband's knowledge. In fact, some paragraphs of the book read as follows: "With the help of the twins, Barney now distinguished a shadow similar to the fuselage of an airplane, even though it had no wings. Even on one occasion a military reactor passed over Barney at a very low altitude, making a great impression on him, and he expressed this under hyponysis: "I am thinking of taking a bath in French Creek, with my two children. And this plane goes over me and it gets on top of us and stops a few inches above the state park. John Fuller himself cannot help but make the following comment, which somehow confirms the reality of the distortion: "The movement of the object in the sky reminded Barney of such an incident, which had happened to him some time ago with an airplane, which made a deep impression on him. It is interesting to see how the reminiscences are related and how they keep their clarity and vividness, despite the time that has passed. Remember that Barney was the one who gave the most detail about the mysterious aircraft.
However, more interesting than the external appearance of the UFO, is the appearance of the UFO crew, Barney states, under Dr. Benjamin Simon's hypnosis: "He looks like a Nazi (...) had a black scarf wrapped around his neck, which fell over his left shoulder", it is clear that this is not just a simple allusion to the fact that they wore a type of military uniform, but that Barney explicitly compared them to the clothes of Nazi soldiers, in fact, he was in the army and fought in World War II. Insisting on this question, Barney adds that the "boss" of humanoids was different: "His dress was different from that of the others. And I remembered Starfleet and the submarines, and I thought those who moved to the bottom were in blue, but this one was wearing a bright black warrior and was touching herself with a hat. For her part, Betty adds another detail that points to the integration and distortion of elements already known to the witness in her experience when she describes the humanoids: "In a way they looked like mongoloids. I was mentally comparing him to a case I'd been dealing with lately, a Mongoloid boy: that guy with the round face and the wide forehead, the coarse one. His skin looked bluish gray, but it was probably a little whiter. Her eyes were moving and she had a pupil. (...) reminded me of the eyes of cats."
In a summary of her dreams related to her abduction experience, Betty went so far as to write about the appearance of humanoids: "They would measure from five feet to five feet. Their chests are wider than ours; their noses are bigger (meaning longer) than normal human ones, although I have seen people with noses like these men's; Jimmy Durante, for example. There is no doubt that Betty's description is very unique, especially in the detail of her nose, which she even compares to that of a famous American actor and singer of the time. And her husband, she makes constant references to military uniforms, including a cap. Again it is evident that the external agent is able to build on the daily memories of the witnesses, fusing and distorting the information to form a UFO episode.
Following the Nazi premise, we find another coincidence at least striking. One of the most commented points by researchers to prove the authenticity of the case is to emphasize the pregnancy test that Betty is subjected to, the ovaroscopy, a technique not known at the time. However, if, as we want to demonstrate, close encounters and abductions develop patterns of functioning similar to dream experiences, certain information can be transformed at the unconscious level, presented in a veiled way.




Evidence of of unconscious factors involvement  in the creation of the experience was the description (Betty) of the nose of the "aliens", which she compared to those of a famous American artist, Jimmy Durante.





 

In the Nazi concentration camps, during World War II, German doctors conducted all kinds of experiments on prisoners. One of these tests, developed by Nazi doctors in the field of gynecology, led to the creation of a method of termination of pregnancy. Did Betty Hill know these facts, and did she turn the lethal abortion needle into a simple pregnancy test? The witness worked as a social worker and is very likely to have been familiar with these abortion methods or to have simply read, commented on or seen something similar on television. In addition, Betty was unable to have children and unconsciously, this type of information is important to develop in a psychodrama.
It should be added that Barney had been in the doctor's office very recently before his experience with ulcers and had undergone X-rays, so that the medical examinations were very "fresh" in the memory of the couple. Like Betty, Barney also makes a reference to the "aliens" touching her abdomen area during the scan: "I was lying on the table and it seemed to me that someone was touching my groin with a cup and suddenly stopped.
 If the distortion theory is correct, the witness's unconscious is used as a library by an external agent to shape his or her close encounter with the supposed alien beings. Since it is unlikely that an advanced alien civilization needs a method as invasive and "primitive" as the introduction of a needle into a woman's abdomen to know if she is pregnant, when today, our technology has more effective means.


Abortion by "saline" infection contains some of the elements described by Betty.

The Hill family claimed that they were taken aboard the flying saucer held by humanoids during hypnosis, and in their response Barney induces the true (psychic) origin of this "idea": "they are helping me. And I'm thinking of a movie I saw many years ago and this man is taken to the electric chair. And I think about this and I think that I am in the same situation as that man. (...) I feel like I'm dreaming. Again, we find mental references in Barney that were used to "create" his famous abduction episode. But there are more examples. When Betty recounts the episode of the "alien book"  that she wanted to bring back as a "souvenir", she comments that "the writing was completely different from all the writing I know. It seemed almost like... I don't know... the writing didn't cross the page, it went up and down. But yet, if we carefully analyze his testimony, we find the answer hidden in his own words; "Though I have seen Japanese writing, this writing was of very clearly delineated lines, and some were very fine, some were regular, and some were very thick. During hypnosis, Dr. Simon asks: "What languages do you know whose writing goes from top to bottom? Know, I don't know any," says Betty, "but I recognize the writing, even though I can't read it; Japanese. Betty says that she has seen on occasion something written in Japanese, and "curiously", the writing of the book, is precisely similar to Japanese, as our brain would do in a dream, modify or distort known memories. But perhaps the most amazing aspect of the Hill experience was discovered by the good researcher Rich Reynolds. Betty had a map of World War II, specifically the famous Normandy landing, hanging on the wall in her office. If we look at the map we can see that it has many points in common with the supposed star plane that the witness saw inside the ship.






Original map drawn by Betty in the hypnosis sessions.



Researcher Rich Reynolds discovered that at Betty's meeting place, on the wall, there was a drawing of the famous  Normandy landing.



If we overlap both maps, even respecting the original inclination of both, we can see that they coincide in an amazing way. (Archive of the author of the report)


To the left (in blue) Betty's map, if you look closely, the map of Normandy (right, marked in red) has the same lines as the star map (3 top lines and 1 left side line), and practically in the same directions (even the line with two directions on the star map, can be interpreted as the mental "union" of two of the lines on the landing map). Therefore, the reproduction of the star map would be a simple distortion of the military plane, observed by the witness on countless occasions, and remembered in dreams and "repositioned" in a different setting, with an "extravagant" meaning... apparently... but in accordance with the whole scene reproduced by the external agent, the supposed extraterrestrial visitation and the medical examination (file of the author of the report).





What is most striking between the two designs are the two "dots" that connect with several lines and have several branches at the ends. The author of the report found that even if we superimpose both images, the inclination of both "cartographies" coincides surprisingly. The star map therefore appears to be only a modification, a "mental" distortion of the original plane as if it were remembered and represented during a dream, but which is reproduced in another context. Not for nothing did Betty say: "And she put the map... the rolled-up map... put it in the place on the metal wall from where she had taken it (...) I asked her if she wanted to roll the map out again". It is tremendously suspicious, no doubt the product of a covert psychic implication, that aliens have a space-navigation chart to travel through the vast infinite, in such an archaic format, a "species" of rolled paper, what a Jack Sparrow map.
Why don't they have a laptop, for example? It would be revolutionary in 1961. Or even a holography projected in the air would have a more futuristic and avant-garde look. But a simple map displayed on a table?...this could have been "dreamed" by any of us... In addition, during the preparation of the trip, they repeatedly consulted the road maps that they had by chance, lines and points.
Therefore, it is clear that if we analyze the testimony offered by the Hill's we will find many indications that their experience was conformed (fabricated) with the psychic material of their own unconscious, and that with the help of the external agent, it was projected to the exterior to create, following the patterns of sleep, their particular and untransferable experience of kidnapping with aliens. This is not a hallucination caused by the Hill couple, but the participation of an unidentified external agent, who is capable of "materializing" all this staging, as if it were a gigantic theatrical representation, was necessary and indispensable.



Comparison of the signs observed by Betty (blank column) with Japanese writing.




Dr. Benjamin Simon himself agrees with our ideas when he states in his report that "it was possible to deduce the possibility that the Hill's had suffered a real experience with some unusual real phenomenon, some apparition that stimulated in both of them a certain emotional experience. After all, this is distortion, a non-verbal "communication" based on feelings and images, on archetypes and sensations that confront us with an unknown and exciting "mental universe"...




JOSE ANTONIO CARAV@CA

lunes, 9 de abril de 2018

THE NOUMENIC VALUE OF UFO OCCUPANTS





Our divagations about the UFO occupants have led to a sterile debate and a dead end. Since the dawn of classical ufology, those "entities" that descended from the flying saucers have been considered the key to the phenomenon. And this has proved, over time, that it was the wrong approach.

We have shown that UFO experiences, especially UFO close encounters, function independently but in a clear "connection" with witnesses, in a kind of phenomenon closer to mystical ecstasy and religious experiences, rather than to an alleged contact between extraterrestrial civilizations.
Since we cannot find similar details that researchers have accumulated in UFO reports/tales, it seems likely that we have been confronted with experiences that have a high psychic component, that are non-transferable, unique to the individual, and where witnesses, themselves, provide most of the material that is “observed.” 
Therefore, the UFO “occupants” act as the individuals, family members, friends, even monsters, that we find in our dream experiences, and behave in the same manner, in a routine way as if they were inserted in a bad film script.
 The UFO occupants are apathetic, cold, robotic, and devoid of sentiment, and of course, their conversations and messages are not far removed from the delusions narrated by a schizophrenic or a character in our night dreams. 
 These entities that have deluded UFO investigators do not possess a real existence; they are just another part of the props that compose the scene that is being recreated in the mind of the witness.
 Very probably, “the occupants of the flying saucers” have a noúmenal value that goes beyond our current perception and knowledge; they are incorporated into an experience that wants to transmit a message beyond everything referenced in our physical world.... 





JOSE ANTONIO CARAV@CA


Originally published UFO CONJECTURES here


sábado, 3 de febrero de 2018

THE UFO PHENOMENON IS NEUTRAL: Basic differences with the theoretical model proposed by Vallée or Keel








Under our ideas, the UFO phenomenon would be totally neutral towards us, both in intentionality and in the alleged information transferred to witnesses.If we are in the presence of a psychological phenomenon, although of unknown origin, incited by an unidentified external agent that "connects" with our psyche, it is very likely that all the information (visual and verbal) received in UFO encounters has a human origin.We are confronted with a phenomenon of "feedback", where all unconscious contents (used for the elaboration of an extraterrestrial false landing), are presented in a distorted projection, so that they do not appear to be of mental origin.
Therefore, the messages obtained from the alleged aliens, scientific, religious, social, philosophical, are only the product and result of a psychological mechanism of an external agent, which "edits" and "projects" them as if they were the result of extrahuman communication.Interestingly, these approaches can be adapted to all the supposed communications obtained from the "beyond" for centuries, which have never really contributed anything new to human ideology.
All the actions undertaken by the occupants of UFOs possess this same psychic origin.
The behaviour of "extraterrestrials" in their landing on land, is defined by the unconscious  of witnesses, which determines that these occupants are: friendly, violent, communicative, evasive, etc..
This whole process is the product of a phenomenon similar to the one that originates in dreams, where the image and the archetype prevails over any other aspect.Therefore, we can conclude that the UFO phenomenon is essentially neutral, does not interfere in human activities, nor does it seek any other great hidden purpose.
Everything depends exclusively on the "intellectual" capacity of witnesses, who in the last instance are the only ones responsible for the transcendence that their contact may have.








JOSE ANTONIO CARAV@CA





Originally published UFO CONJECTURES here

jueves, 28 de diciembre de 2017

UFOS CLOSE ENCOUNTERS: PSYCHIC ARCHITECTURE?







The UFO Close encounters are the result of a complex "psychological process" caused by an unidentified "external agent" which communicates/interaction with the psyche of witnesses. The result of this conjunction is the "creation" of a "fictitious" experience, by means of a "three-dimensional projection", to make the unsuspecting observers believe that they are witnessing the landing of an alien spacecraft and sometimes its crew. In fact, close encounters with UFOs would be closer to being an elaborate "psychic architecture" (with physical and tangible parts) than to a space exploration orchestrated by biological beings from outer space. Many internal gears put in place for the "elaboration" of these experiences/proyection are similar to the "dreamlike" processes, so most of these episodes contain a patina of unreality more characteristic of dreams than of an alien landing. Therefore, being "artificial" experiences, close encounters with UFOs are completely devoid of any "scientific" significance as it has been tried to establish to date, understood as being caused by "extraterrestrial" space aircraft. In the same way, it is meaningless to try to elaborate any kind of study or analysis of the morphology or behaviour of UFO crewmembers. Since nothing observed during these experiences has a physical permanence in our universe after the conclusion of the "encounter". Since this type of experiences are the consequence of a unique, unrepeatable and untransferable "mental" creative/artistic process, arising from the "exclusive communication" between the psyche of the observer (unconsciously) and an unknown external agent, who is ultimately responsible for capturing in a "holographic three-dimensional" projection the result of this "psychic conjunction", whose fruit is a supposed alien landing.  Most of the elements staged; UFO's form, appearance of dress or behavior of humanoids, are no more than the result obtained by the "external agent" of distorting information enclosed in the unconscious of the witness (cinema, literature, hobbies, etc.). The interaction with this projection can be complete, since the "external agent" can grant to all or, to some of the elements of the scene, materiality, as if the "scenographic" set had a physical and tangible reality. This can lead to footprints, burns, damage, etc. in the sighting area. However, this is only a "collateral effect" of conferring matter to the "projection", with results, it must be said, that are also predictable from the point of view of the witness. Since all the traces and remains found after a UFO landing are predictable and accepted by the human imaginary as a spacecraft product. In fact, no unusual or truly foreign trace of human "space travel" has ever been found after a close encounter with UFOs (For example, after a UFO landing, all the land, rocks, vegetation, etc. was colored blue. Why hasn't this happened?because nobody imagines it compatible with the descent of an alien ship. However, it is more "logical" to leave oil stains, burns, metal remains, etc.)
This approach offers us a new conceptual framework that can explain the monumental and complicated structure of the ufological casuistry, which, to date, has escaped, evaded and eliminated any kind of rational scrutiny to which it has been subjected to clarify its nature or origin.






JOSE ANTONIO CARAV@CA