FLYING OBJECTS (or AERIAL PHENOMENA)
MAY 8th 2006
I have until now resisted the impulse to publish the results of my
investigation into UFOs (which started in the 1950s and reached
conclusions by 1970) but the Ministry of Defence report now
study finds no sign of aliens 07/05/2006
presents the opportunity to clarify the debate.
agree there is no proof of alien life forms associated with
UFOs, but there is more to be said if we are to make sense of UFOLOGY.
I suggest you read the BBC summary of the report via the link above
before proceeding here.
In the 1950s and 60s I met and corresponded with a few individuals who
had seen aerial phenomena which they described as seemingly controlled
but not subject to usual aerodynamic or inertial limits and in one case
had exerted a curious influence on the observer. I read all the
well-known books as they appeared. Those which dealt with aliens did
not make scientific sense in places. The dilemma I was faced with can
be summed up as follows. Many, indeed most of the individuals I
interrogated were honest in their convictions. It was undeniable that
strange things had been seen, some by technically trained and
experienced observers, some on radar screens. The explanations by
official sources did not satisfy. The opinion of the Astronomer Royal
at the time was, surprisingly, more or less worthless.The probability
extra-terrestrial life was, as far as I was concerned, an
inevitability, but advanced intelligent life was likely to be, in
its origin, far from
the solar system unless it had somehow previously flourished and then
somehow survived on Mars. It was possible that remote alien life
had advanced beyond our technological level of development. It was not
impossible that it had travelled or sent automated probes that had
traveled for millennia, but the
alien product as related by witnesses appeared to be an artifact of the
terrestrial human imagination. There was a contradiction
between the capability and the outcome. To take an analogy from another
more recent controversy: if you can control matter with your mind, why bend spoons and stop watches?
I found myself in disagreement with everyone who was against the
possibility of alien life, yet completely dissatisfied with the reports
and ideas of those who
claimed to have witnessed it, and no nearer discovering the explanation
for, or nature of, the aerial phenomena. In the mid '50s I had written
to George Adamski posing him a few simple questions which had to be
answered before he could be taken seriously. But I had also told him I
was impressed by the design and proportions of the 'Flying Saucer'
shown in photographs in his book written with Desmond Leslie (a spinner
of delightful mystical blarney relating mystical ancient powers over
gravity to the building of the pyramids and to legends of space-craft
over the millennia). I was impressed with the photographs because a
geometrical analysis revealed Golden Ratio (Phi) proportions and other
rational characteristics. These were not revealed in his book or noted
by either critics or enthusiasts.
I was not surprised when I got no reply. I was very surprised when a
few years later (1959) I got 5 large pages of typed reply from a very
apologetic George Adamski explaining he had only just got to my letter,
to which he would have replied immediately if he had found it earlier.
He had no knowledge of the geometrical qualities of the 'saucer' and
was very grateful for my comments. He then spent pages explaining how
the scientific inconsistencies I had pointed out in his relation of his
experiences, particularly in his second book, could only be explained
by the advanced control by the aliens over the whole environment in
which he met them.
After reading Adamski's letter I decided that his experiences had been
psychic, not physical, but that they stemmed out of physical experience
and waking consciousness. He was genuinely not able to distinguish as
one took the place of the other. Adamski had spent a lifetime scanning
the skies and considering possibilities of alien life. Alternative
explanation: he was just a bankrupt amateur astronomer who wished to
provide for his family. However....
Over the years I learned that many people have the same condition as
Adamski may have had. They can be hypnotised, self-hypnotised and
collectively hypnotised.. Some people can also experience many types of
cross connection in the brain. They can smell colours, hear numbers,
whatever. Sometimes the product of these phenomena may be apparently
meaningless. Other times it may be creative. Yet another category can
be prescient and through the synthesis of information coming from
multiple sources and many periods of time appear as a paranormal access
to the truth, though it is still in fact the creation of a human
imagination. For this reason, the interpretation of phenomena,
particularly of phenomena which are still beyond our scientific
understanding, must be treated with respect. Science can analyse, but
interpretation is for humans and their opinion. Amongst those who share
an opinion on the interpretation of phenomena, the MEANING, can be
called objective only by agreement.
So, having delved a little into UFOLOGY, let us go back to the Aerial
Phenomena. What is missing from the MOD report on the cause of what
appears in the sky to observers and radar? I would suggest
'projection'. We take Television for granted. But terrestrial TV is
very basic compared to the ultimate possibilities in our universe for
the projection of image or more elaborated energy. The UFO phenomena
could be natural projections, they could be accidental projections of
remote natural phenomena or of remote phenomena of intelligent
devising, or they could be intentional projections but with limited
knowledge at the source, of their effect.
The burden of the MOD report is that no intelligence has ever been
detected in the movement or activity of any of the undisputed sightings
of Unidentified Aerial Phenomena. That sounds definitive, but then
would we expect anyone to detect intelligence behind some of the
projections that emanate from earth?
Over the years, I have answered when asked of my opinion on Flying
Saucers, that they are the Ghosts of the Future. I have never seen a
ghost of the past and am unlikely ever to do so. For me they do not
exist. But for some, they do.
JUNE 10th 2006
Nick Cook's UFOs
: The Secret Evidence on UK's Channel 4 TV today was excellent.
He correctly analysed the approach of the US military to the phenomenon
and their careful use of it to disguise their own aeronautical
developments, while at the same time handily covering up the fact that
they could not explain some phenomena themselves. This was
really good reporting, analysis and a public service. No mistakes. 10
out of 10.
NOVEMBER 10th 2006
Since writing the above I have noted
that a particular unexplained series of sightings that had apparently
been satisfactorily explained by a combination of re-entering Soviet
rockets and revolutionary American spy planes was in fact not
satisfactorily explained at all. Nick Pope has gone back over the
evidence now available to the public. It joins the ranks of the
unexplainable UFOs and also gave indications of intelligent control.
The headline below is sensationalist of course, but ironically it may
be true that although our skies are being observed more than ever,
alien UFOs as such are indeed not the subject of such observation. It
would be ironic indeed if homeland security efforts agains our fellow
terrestrials failed to include a department that kept current the
skills developed in the days of UFOlogy .
The Earth is wide open to
alien attack, a
former Government advisor has warned. Nick Pope said the department
that formally investigated UFO sightings had closed down, meaning
unexplained phenomena were not being probed. Mr Pope, who ran the
Ministry of Defence UFO project from 1991 to 1994, said there had been
a series of "highly credible" alien sightings and landings in the UK.
Earth Is 'Wide Open' To Alien Attack
Friday November 10, 10:32 AM
Airliner had near miss with UFO
A passenger jet bound for
Heathrow Airport had a near miss with a UFO, Ministry of Defence files
The captain of the Alitalia
airliner shouted "Look out" to his co-pilot
at the sight of a brown missile-shaped object shooting past them
Civil Aviation Authority and
military investigations could not explain the 1991 incident near Lydd
The unsolved close encounter
features in UFO-related military documents made available by the
After ruling out the object flying past the Alitalia jet being a
missile, weather balloon or space rocket, the MoD closed the inquiry.
Nineteen files covering sightings between 1986 and 1992 are being
made available online.
| Now you can look at the actual
primary material - the stuff coming into the MoD every day - and make
your own mind up
David Clarke, UFO expert
Almost 200 such files will be made available by the MoD over the
next four years.
The current batch also include a US Air Force pilot's account of
ordered to shoot down a UFO that appeared on his radar while he flew
over East Anglia.
There is also an MoD request that army and navy
helicopters not take photographs of crop circles, because of concerns
about undermining the official line that the military did not
investigate unexplained phenomena.
And the files also contain a letter from a woman
claiming to be from the Sirius system who said her spacecraft - also
containing two "Spectrans" with "Mr Spock ears" - crashed in Britain
during World War II.
UFO expert and journalism lecturer at Sheffield Hallam
University, Dr David Clarke, said the documents would shed new light on
relatively little-known sightings.
He said some conspiracy theorists would already have decided that
the release of the papers was a "whitewash".
He added: "Because the subject is bedevilled by charlatans and
lunatics, it is career suicide to have your name associated with UFOs,
which is a real pity.
"The National Archives are doing a fantastic job here. Everyone
brings their own interpretation.
"Now you can look at the actual primary material - the stuff coming
into the MoD every day - and make your own mind up."