Fellow Aliens x
The topic of extra terrestrial life forms is most commonly associated with the sightings of a so-called UFOs. It's an interesting field of exploration and discussion in general, and to the benefit of selfproclaimed experts a solid source of excellent income. To make it clear, I consider myself an interested amateur. In addition, I shall put forth that indeed I've had my very own personal First Contact when I was about five years of age.
I recall two occasions of immediate physical presence. They both happened within half a year or so. Childhood memories tend to become more faint over time. However, I could not possible say which of them was first and which was second. Nevertheless, one occurred the very same day that Armstrong fellow set foot on the moon; although I still have persistent doubts whether it was real or yet another fake sponsored by the CIA and company.
My grandfather had woken me to watch the big event on TV. After the glorious moment had passed, he sent me back to my room to sleep. I think it must have been on air around five o'clock in the morning across most of Europe. It was after some time when I sensed something. So I turned around to see what it was. A figure stood at the end of my bed, just looking at me in silence. I reckon it was between 1,20 to 1,30 meters of height and appeared sort of gray. It felt more disturbing than frightening. Hence, I went to tell my grandfather.
At first I think he wasn't exactly happy to find me back in the living room, but when I told him there was some kid, and refusing to leave without him, he and my grandmother left the TV to walk me back. When they came out of the living room, I realised an immediate shift of expression on their faces. There stood the same figure watching us.
Maybe it was because he had fought in the second world war, or perhaps he was just quick to recover. However, the next thing I remember, is him pulling me back behind my grandmother before making a dash towards the figure. I don't know if he ever got close, but when he returned he said little, save for that it was gone. The rest of the night we spent together in the living room with doors and windows shut tight.
The other occasion was when my grandmother had taken me along a visit to her mother, my grand grandmother. They were in the room next door watching TV. I was put to bed but something made me curious to look around. There were three figures of equal shape and size like the one mentioned before. I called my grandmother, but when she came into the room the figures were obviously gone. You may recall that from the movies. As soon as I was alone again, it didn't take long before they were back.
Initially standing at the end of the bed, they were now right next to me. There was neither sound nor any visible movement. We were just looking at each other before I eventually hit dreamland central. The funny thing about it is that all memory of either event went astray for give or take 15 years before I began to remember bits and pieces, and then another 20 years passed before I actually came to think about it again.
Don't ask me why it has taken half a life to write about it. Maybe it's the normal procedure, or maybe for some other obscure reason. At times I tend to make a joke about it. Anyway, I certainly didn't develop any superpowers or became some sort of a super hero. I do however have a strong interest in extra terrestrial intelligence, paranormal stuff and similar phenomena off the scale of known science.
Of course there are thousands of publications. Most of them try to convince the reader that he or she is now possesses the ultimate ultra guide. Almost anybody can copy enough nonsense to fill any number of pages with gossip and manipulated citations to publish yet another encyclopedia. The amount of relevant material is significantly smaller. It is usually more difficult to obtain and available to professional researchers and scientists only.
My recommendation is to read as much as possible though. You will soon enough learn how to distinguish the propaganda and filter out honest and reputed data. Take it from there and just use your commonsense to span the gaps. Lets now take a look at some of the most common criteria in conjunction with the matter. First, there are the unidentified objects, not necessarily unidentified flying objects. They are almost always of similar shape and size, performing similar actions and movements. This leaves us with just a few possibilities.
- It is always the same object.
- There are multiple objects but only one species.
- There are similar objects and two or more species.
- It is a mere natural phenomenon.
With a fair understanding of solid science we learn very easily that most if not all effects are reproducible and henceforth are not unique except for variations. This simple fact rules out option one. The next possible explanation would indicate that we are alone except for exactly one other extra terrestrial life form. A number of scientists have come to agree that there are millions of planets with suitable conditions to sustain life one way or another.
This proves once more that the universe is simply too vast for us to be alone and successfully eliminates option two. Options three and four seem to be the most promising approach. Option three leaves ample room for speculation in any aspect, while option four prohibits any such and strictly implies a natural cause for which a plausible scientific explanation may be found in future years; however dim the chances for any such may be.
Both of the objects and crews are different. One type reflects the common image of a small body between 1,30 to 1,50 meter with large heads and eyes. The second illustrates a tall body of at least two meters with small heads and eyes. Both types share the same grey appearance. If we observe people with extraordinary talents we often find them to have a somewhat larger head. This may implement that the tall ones with the smaller heads are either simply smart enough to snatch a few vessels and press the right buttons or, which is more likely, a larger head not necessarily guarantees a genius. Else, they may be evolutionary relatives either a few levels up or below.
For the colour we only need to look at our own native species in the deep sea or other isolated environments. They all share a more or less compact body, pale skin, and large eyes. Any of which has a scientific explanation. A compact body can store vital energy reserves more efficiently. A lack of colours is the result of reduced photo synthesis or an adoption to the surrounding environment. Large eyes give maximum sight. Nature and science are full of examples that nothing is impossible. At this point, I'd like to introduce a possible third type. The figures I had encountered were primarily of the first, the smaller type. However, heads and eyes were of human-like proportions.
Other famous aspects are those of medical experiments and physical sexual intercourse. Smoking pot would probably be more fun. We assume to possess the required knowledge and technology to perform interstellar space travel. Some of our journeys would take generations for a trip from A to B and then even more generations to return. If we could do all this without difficulties, we would sure know how to analyse the structures and possible life forms of other planets from our remote location in space. There would be next to zero need to take the risks of descending to the planet's surface and expose ourselves to a dangerous and hostile environment.
I personally consider nine out of 10 such stories a fake. These are publicity seeking jerks hunting easy riches. They'll tell you anything you want to hear, even under hypnosis. It's not unheard of for some specialists to train their thoughts to mirror a completely different reality. You may consider it a talent but it's a lot closer related to schizophrenia. I agree there are always edge cases which have to remain unsolved until science makes the next big leap to fully understand and explain the subject. You know, like natural phenomena, weather balloons, and other weirdos.
Some even say, AIDS comes from outer space! What about having a cold? Does it come from Alpha Centauri? (Smoking pot is definitely more fun!) Really, this is just another perfect example for modern charlatans and the media is happily taking part in spreading all that nonsense. Just because it's on the news screen doesn't mean it's a fact. Qualified literature is sort of hard to come by. When I began exploring the topic, I initially bought almost everything I could get my hands on, only then to realise I kept shaking my head over all the infantile stories. However, as said before, you need to read as much as possible to develop a sense for fact, fiction, fantasy.
There are various quite famous locations for frequent UFO sightings. If we observe their vicinities we often find military testing grounds or scientific research nearby. Actually, when I saw the first F 117 stealth bomber I was prompt to deem it non-human technology. Still, there are places without a prominent neighbourhood. Any sightings here may actually indicate something else. These places are typically within or close to a desert, mountainous, or maritime and a good number of these locations are known to cause strange effects. If any of these places would actually serve as a so-called UFO base, why don't we have any records?
A light in the sky, even if it appears to make presumably intelligent movements at incredible speeds is no valid argument. The atmosphere is an excellent mirror and a grandmaster of magic tricks. If you watch the sky over Norway, given the right conditions, you coudld see reflections of things happening in South Africa or elsewhere on the other side of the globe. The amazing speeds and movements can all find possible explanations related to the planet's rotation, clouds, or, not to forget: air pollution. I remember the moon coming up over a hill so fast, it went out of my viewing point in literally no time. Sure enough that was no UFO at all. Adding distance, the position of the sun, and the planet's rotation, one can easily imagine all sorts of things.
If you've been watching Star Trek the original series, you may remember the magic word SOL. Later SOL was dropped in favour of WARP. Science fiction, right? Well, actually not. The technology behind WARP has in fact been tested and, to some extent, works. The problem though, is you need a few hundred thousand times more the energy input to obtain at least some output. Quite similar to the fusion reactor thing.
Anyway, it's a long way from the laboratory to practical use in interstellar space craft. Even if we would master using worm holes, WARP and what not, the longterm effects on material and crew have yet to remain a massive question mark. Filling the hull with artificial gravity is simply not good enough. The interior pressure must match the exterior at any given time and under any given circumstances similar to submarines or diving bells.
On average every 1,000 sightings leave some 20 odd cases which as of today have to remain unidentified. If we wait long enough we could probably bring down the numbers a little. Of course, for the time being we have to rely on fragments because large parts of existing and previously unclassified records have been effectively carbonised.
While unlikely to happen any time soon, unrestricted insight into the complete records may reveal some interesting data indeed. In terms of national or global security they may well prove a key element in the lack of defense. This is nothing new. Pearl Harbour had all the intelligence. Unfortunately, some countries are operated by Secret Service ego maniacs rather than foreseeing authorities.
We really don't need an attack form Sigma B to prove this planet has more idiots in responsible positions than flees on a dog's tail. Public knowledge is the best security a society can have. The more you hide, the less people will trust you; and people not trusting their governments get out of control easily. Moreover, in times of greatest danger they have a tendency to open the doors to the enemy rather than friend.
If we look at the technological and scientific inventions and improvements over the past 100 years, and if we could overcome the acute social, racial and political problems, we might be in a position to anticipate in the space race in another 100 years from now. I have no idea how long it might have taken any extra terrestrial life forms to jump into hyperspace, but I'd say 200 years from Ironclad to space travel are not bad, not bad at all. However, I much doubt we are ready to take that step.
Even the most primitive aliens watching us must surely wonder how we can have all that crap on TV and radio channels and still think ourselves smart enough to compete. We, the human race, have a tradition of coming to false conclusions. Hegel learnt this a long time ago when he said history teaches, man learns nothing from history. Setting our feet on the moon or even Mars is like spitting against the wind compared to a quick weekend vacation a few light years away. In addition, and according to Einstein, we would have disintegrated long before. Unless we solve the riddle of such immense speeds our trip would be little more but a hop from Bayswater to Paddington.
Most present theories make little sense. They are either mere fantasy or refer to experimental techniques. If you don't know how an elevator works, don't try to build one. Speaking of elevators, there exists a project Space Lift which attaches a payload to an energy beam to beam it from A to B. I think we've covered the energy issue. Another theory uses so-called worm holes to jump from any given point in space to any other almost instantly without the need for speed of light.
So far this seems to be the most promising approach. Of course, you would need to find and register every worm hole first and then try and error every possible combination to know which entry leads to which exit. The technique of worm holes also implies quantum mechanics, which are becoming increasingly popular these days, thanks to the British genius of Stephen Hawking. If you haven't yet, you really must get a copy of his best seller A Brief History Of Time.
The greatest problem with the speed of light model is, according to Einstein, you cannot really use it because anything travelling at the speed of light would completely disintegrate. This, of course, is not what you want if your primary intention is a simple change of location. In addition, you'd need smaller crafts to transport equipment and personal to the planet's surface. And what about communications? The local system may work just fine, but how to report to headquarters a few light years away?
One solution could be to drop a zillion relay stations. Some extra troubles are never far, if only to keep you well entertained. Any extra terrestrial life form capable of doing all this would most certainly find the current situation on planet Earth confusing to say the least. Think yourself into their minds. Would you want to go there if you had seen better shows?
Planet Earth is a very small part in a very large universe full of mysteries. Thus, it is only logical that our world shares some of them. Even without extra terrestrial life forms somewhere out there we have plenty to explore and understand right here. We probably know more about the components of a star a million light years away than about parts of our own planet. The point is to manifest the importance of approaching the topic with solid scepticism. If you just believe you might as well go back to the dark ages when it was certain that the earth was flat and the centre of the universe. Oops.
Dinosaurs have lived on this planet for millions of years before vanishing for one reason or another. The first life forms were of microscopic size before growing up the sky, and once the dinosaurs were gone evolution dealt a new set of cards starting the game all over. The first humanoids are said to have had a height of about 60 centimetres. Look at a modern human and you can verify the process yourself. If we think ourselves 500 or 600 million years into the future we'd be surprised how small our tallest buildings had been.
Of course, in terms of interstellar space travel it would pose quite a challenge assembling a vessel to match our size. A smaller size would be a significant advantage, plus, a smaller vessel could still carry a larger crew or more equipment. For the time being we are closer to self distinction than any kind of interstellar expansion. Those jetting around in their fancy little UFOs would be better off to ignore this little experiment we call the human race. However, if ever they care to stop by I wouldn't mind a ride; if only to prove they really exist.