UFO Conjecture(s)

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

UFO madness is one of a kind

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An Anomalist link, via our pal William Murphy, to an Open Minds notation for John Greenewald’s eminent site, The Black Vault, provides access, by way of the Freedom of Information Act, to some documents that offer information about a 1980s intrusion by UFOs over a nuclear plant in Nebraska.

Phew. Click HERE for the link.

Among those documents are a few asides that indicate, what I see as, madness…

“The other report is a bit more difficult to summarize. The NRC writes:

The individual expressed vague concerns about finding low-level radiation within the last year where his daughter, whom he believes is an alien or alien transplant, passed. In addition, the individual believes that travel speed can be increased using the relativity equation with minor modifications. Finally, the individual has observed UFOs. [Italics mine]

The NRC responded that this was out of their jurisdiction and perhaps the individual should contact the Department of Defense.”

Note the not quite compos mentis remarks by the “individual.”

Such remarks are legion in UFO lore. (See Jerry Clark UFO book mentioned in previous posting here.)

In the literature of “insanity,” there are mad thoughts of various kinds by persons said to be "insane." But only in the UFO literature do persons resort to observations not based in sexual inadequacy or anxiety. Neurotic and psychotic people have delusions and psychic pain that pertains to their personal being. They do not extrapolate their fantasies to include aliens (extraterrestrials) or space ships containing aliens.

For some reason, UFO madness is accepted by almost everyone as a harmless quirk, not a reason to put those exhibiting such madness in a strait-jacket or madhouse.

The UFO madness is harmless enough, only isolating those so afflicted to a category of loopy or loony, daft. They are not pronounced “mad” or “insane” but they are, to some degree.

UFO madness is not dangerous, just bizarre behavior.

Some, like the contactees, even managed to curb their madness into a productive (for them) con, producing some income and a modicum of fame.

Others persist in capturing the public’s attention without being institutionalized: Whitley Strieber for instance.

Then there are the so-called abductees (experiencers) who suffer from repressed sexual happenings in their youth, who take the ET kidnapping route rather than going to a psychotherapist.

And don’t get me started on the Ancient Astronaut theorists.

UFO madness is of a kind, a kind that is often (usually) overlooked as benign. And it is.

But it still is madness: insanity.

RR

4 Comments:

  • "Then there are the so-called abductees (experiencers) who suffer from repressed sexual happenings in their youth, who take the ET kidnapping route rather than going to a psychotherapist."

    I have a copy of a peer review article that touches on the very same subject. Historically repressed sexual thoughts/acts were touched on by those subjected to witchcraft and the spells cast onto an unsuspected individual for the purpose of sexual gratification by both parties involved. During the Inquisition, the sexual gratification came to those to inflicted torture for the purpose of obtaining a "full" confession. The inquisition official's sole intent was the graphic sexual content of the confessing "witch." Sick bastards to be sure.

    This story line would soon morph into the UFO abductee stories that are replete with sexual content...probing either anally or vaginally. The experimental extraction of semen...masturbation. As in the witchcraft lore its the latent sexual conflict or the thought blocking of past sexual assaults or other sexual transgressions.

    It's an interesting paper. I had thought to post it on my site, but chose to shut the site down for the time being.

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Wednesday, March 29, 2017  

  • That peer review paper should be linked, at your blog, Tim....reopen the place.

    I'll note it and I think the Anomalist might pick it up and give some prominence to your erudite effort(s).

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, March 29, 2017  

  • Rich, found the published article in my files.

    "Carnal Knowledge: The Epistemology of Sexual Trauma in Witches' Sabbaths, Satanic Ritual Abuse, and Alien Abduction Narratives" by Joseph Laycock.

    Preternatural: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural, Vol 1, No. 1 (2012), pp. 100-129. Penn State University Press.

    You can get it off of JSTOR. Laycock does a decent job of tying the narratives of the three areas mentioned in the title. Basically they are all one and the same even though separated by centuries.

    I'll not reopen the blog, but I feel that you can take the information and present it in a more erudite effort.

    I'm betting that you'll find it of interest...

    By Blogger Tim Hebert, at Wednesday, March 29, 2017  

  • Thanks, Tim...

    I will surely find it interesting, mostly because it may support the views of John Mack who was heading in the direction of sexual repression or desire to explain UFO abductions, as he told me in a phone call shortly before his death in London.

    The matter is complicated, certainly, and abductees often (usually) abhor the idea that their experience may have a sexual reference.

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Wednesday, March 29, 2017  

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