UFO Conjectures

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Communication between UFOs

In Gerald K. Haines “The CIA's Role in the Study of UFOs Between 1947 and 1990” (which can be found online perhaps at http://www.ufoarea.com/) has this account which some of you may be familiar with:

“The Agency was … involved with Davidson and Keyhoe in two rather famous UFO cases in the 1950s, which helped contribute to a growing sense of public distrust of CIA with regard to UFOs. One focused on what was reported to have been a tape recording of a radio signal from a flying saucer; the other on reported photographs of a flying saucer. The "radio code" incident began innocently enough in 1955, when two elderly sisters in Chicago, Mildred and Marie Maier, reported in the Journal of Space Flight their experiences with UFOs, including the recording of a radio program in which an unidentified code was reportedly heard.

 The sisters taped the program and other ham radio operators also claimed to have heard the "space message." OSI became interested and asked the Scientific Contact Branch to obtain a copy of the recording. Field officers from the Contact Division (CD), one of whom was Dewelt Walker, made contact with the Maier sisters, who were "thrilled that the government was interested," and set up a time to meet with them. In trying to secure the tape recording, the Agency officers reported that they had stumbled upon a scene from Arsenic and Old Lace. "The only thing lacking was the elderberry wine," Walker cabled Headquarters.

 The Air Force … confirmed that the recording contained only identifiable Morse code which came from a known US-licensed radio station.

… the tape and the notes made at the time had been destroyed to conserve file space.”

Although the paper and this segment within it deals with the CIA’s involvement in the UFO milieu, this little tale, of the Maier sisters brings to mind a thought…

There seems to be a death of UFO or flying saucer reports in which communication takes place between such alleged craft or between a UFO and a (possible) mothership.

Since UFOs seem to act like Earthian reconnaissance aircraft, and are usually reported by ufologists as having intelligent control; that is, UFOs act like Earth-craft in many ways, one would expect that there must be or should be a means of communication between them.

Did the Maier sisters actually pick up such communication, or was their dalliance with the topic a total silly hoax or misplaced adventure, as seems to be the conclusion of UFO buffs (and the CIA/Air Force, or so they said)?

Whether the Maier tale is authentic or not is not my point here, but rather whether there is any evidence or anecdotal accounts of anyone (the military included) picking up what might have been signals or communication of some kind from UFOs.

I find no UFO stories indicating such.

And while we all agree, I think, that we may not be able to fathom an alleged extraterrestrial mind, one would think that any vehicle coming here from outer space, time, or another dimension would have some kind of intercommunication between itself and its command operation, home planet, or other craft from its civilization also here, unless, as I intuit in my “UFOs are piloted by plants” thesis, the things inside communicate telepathically, and can do so over long ranges, as Quantum Mechanics allows.

Your thoughts?

RR

The Reverend Gill "event" [1959]

           From David Icke's site: Gill's drawing of the event

Many ufologists have provided much information on the 1959 Reverend Gill UFO sighting; here's Richard Hall's take:

http://fkbureau.homestead.com/gill.htm

But few UFO writers have zeroed in on the psychological aspects of the sighting, preferring to cite Venus as a possible instigator, even though the planet was seen elsewhere in the sky Gill reported.

The sighting might be a case of induced hallucination or folie communiquee where a delusion is shared with or by others.

While that seems unlikely from accounts of the "event," the possibility is acute, considering Reverend Gill's position or status among the natives whom he served and with whom he saw the apparition.

I've posted, recently, other sightings that are similar to the Gill observation, and note, here, that there is, as far as I know, no recent sightings that emulate the Gill event. This, and a few others in the 1960s, seem to be unique, and intrigue.

The hallucinatory elements of the sighting stand out, certainly, but aren't all UFO sightings, especially those involving alleged creatures or beings, hallucinatory in nature?

This sighting, the Gill event, has not been fully testimated and remains, like Socorro [1964], a fascinating observation that is not unlike many seen in earlier times as noted in the Vallee/Aubeck book, Wonders in the Sky and Richard Nolan's new book: UFOs for the 21st Century Mind: A Fresh Guide to an Ancient Mystery.

RR

Suggestion(s) for keeping an open mind about UFOs

A paper by Jonathan E Adler about the "argument from ignorance" and how to keep an open mind (for a few readers here):

http://fkbureau.homestead.com/openmind.htm

RR