Treating Aliens, Cryptids and Different Beings With Respect

In late January, oil palm plantation workers from the village of Sibu in Borneo spotted what they called a “strange” creature. According to one of the workers, here’s how they reacted.

We were shocked. None of us has ever seen such thing. One of us then hit the animal until it appeared to have passed out … When it regained consciousness, we forced it to go back into the jungle.

They did not report the incident to authorities but instead took a video and posted it on the Internet.

Have you ever thought about how you would react in a similar situation? What’s the first thing you would do if you encountered a strange being or creature ? What if it was an alien? A Bigfoot? A chupacabra? Something cute? Something with a strange appearance?

How would you react if you were alone? Do you think you would act differently if you with a few people? How about a crowd?

What would you do if you were carrying a stick? A rake? How about a gun? How long would you take to decide if the creature was friendly or harmful before you responded to it?

If the being appeared hurt, would you help it? What if the being was hurt because of something you did?

Would you report your encounter to authorities? Would it depend on whether you had a video or other witnesses?

After being notified of the video on the Internet, the Sarawak Forestry Corporation (SFC), which works for the Borneo government, dispatched a Swift Wildlife Action Team (SWAT) to investigate. After hunting for two months, they finally rescued the creature, which they identified as an endangered sun bear that had lost its fur and its strength due to an unknown cause. Speculation ran from parasites to pesticide poisoning to torture by humans. A spokesperson for the SFC gave an update:

The bear is in a good and safe place. She has eaten the food and drank the water we gave. But she still is hairless and sick, and we need to find out what the sickness is.


UFO Over Ohio Cemetery May Be Searching for ET Graveyard

When an extraterrestrial dies on Earth and can’t be taken back to the home planet, where do the mourning ETs bury their friend? Would you believe … Ohio? A UFO was spotted recently over a cemetery in Chillicothe, Ohio. Were the occupants paying their last respects?

According to the MUFON report, two witnesses saw a “rounded triangle” UFO pass overhead on October 10th while taking nighttime photos at the Grandview Cemetery in Chillicothe, a city in southwestern Ohio. The object was silent and the metallic base reflected lights from the city. Unfortunately, it was moving too fast for either of these photographers to capture a picture.

Was this UFO visiting the cemetery? It wouldn’t be unusual. On September 8th, 2015, a UFO was spotted hovering over a cemetery in Sarasota, Florida. The object was low enough for the witness to look into a window and see what was described as a bald man looking at the ground under the light cast from the object. In 1967, two teenage boys reported a UFO hovering 200 feet above the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Edmonton, Alberta, where a caretaker later found strange marks on the ground…..

UFO Seen Over Vineyard in Argentina

Have aliens developed taste for the fine wines of Argentina? That could be one reason why a UFO was spotted recently over a famous vineyard in Argentina – a vineyard named for a cruel practice of one of its owners. The name also belongs to a copper mine in Ecuador. With UFOs often seen at these mines in South America, could this possibly be a case of aliens reading their map wrong?

The UFO was spotted at 4 am on November 4th by an unnamed woman in El Challo, a town in the district of Mendoza in western Argentina. She managed to make a shaky recording of the UFO with her cell phone.

The woman also mentioned that the UFO was over El Mirador. That’s a vineyard in town whose name translates to The Tower. Why? A notorious owner of the vineyard used to stand on a tower and watch over his workers. Nice guy. Then again, the Argentine wine industry is the fifth largest in the world and is centered in Mendoza. Could this be why the UFO was visiting? Is “The Tower” a beacon for some of the best red wine in the universe?

While local wine could explain this UFO sighting and a previous one in 1959 of a daytime disc-shaped object, there may be other reasons. El Challo is also home to a stunning glass pyramid-shaped church, the Sanctuary of Lourdes, which is annually visited by tens of thousands of devotees of Our Lady of Lourdes. Were aliens attracted to its unique architecture or in need of a miracle?….

UFO Religions Back in the News

While the big three major world religions get all of the publicity, there are plenty of other spiritual collectives between them and atheism. One group that attracts a lot of paranormal fans are the UFO religions whose members subscribe to the existence of extraterrestrials traveling to Earth in unidentified flying objects, often to take part in the evolution of humanity. Two such groups coincidentally popped up in the news recently, proving that they’re not as obscure as some might think (or hope).

A hearing was held in Boston this week in the case of Olga Paule Perrier-Bilbo, a French national who wants to become an American citizen … except for the part about taking an oath of citizenship that ends with the words “So help me God.” Perrier-Bilbo’s objection comes from her membership in the Raëlian movement, which is a UFO religion founded in 1974 by French car racing journalist Claude Vorilhon, who changed his name to Raël after being contacted by an ET in a spacecraft who claimed to have selected him to deliver a new origin message to humanity and start a religion based on it.

In his first book, Le Livre qui dit la vérité (“The Book Which Tells the Truth“), Vorilhon says the alien’s species sent scientists called Elohim (“those who came from the sky”) who created all life on Earth through DNA manipulation. The alien, also an Elohim, took Vorilhon or Raël to their planet where he allegedly met Buddha, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, who told him to be more like the aliens, who were peace-loving and had no money, sickness or wars. Raël’s followers support human genetic engineering, genetically-modified foods and other futuristic technology……

UFOs and Disclosure: Reframing the Debate

When most self-proclaimed ‘UFOlogists’ speak of UFOs, a certain word is rarely far from their lips: “Disclosure.” That elusive announcement from officialdom that we are not alone in the universe and that alien intelligences may already be interacting with us. The commonly held belief within the UFO community is that, following such an announcement, when the dust has finally settled, a new age of cosmic enlightenment will surely begin.

Here at Mysterious Universe, Micah Hanks recently discussed The Pitfalls of the UFO Disclosure Movement. Micah posed the question: “Is banking on the notion that ‘disclosure’ will eventually happen really the most productive way to go about further studies into the UFO question?” His answer was no: “A bit of self-reliance and forward thinking may be the best tools we have for use in a better assessment of the phenomenon.”

I share this perspective. A grassroots, bottom-up approach to understanding UFOs is more appealing to me than the notion that UFO ‘truth’ will eventually reach us from a top-down level, handed to us by officialdom on a saucer-shaped platter. Even if the latter scenario comes to pass – an official announcement of some sort – would we accept without question the information presented to us in light of the national security state’s long history of obfuscation and disinformation on this subject (and on most subjects)? I certainly would not. It begs the question: can any official statement on UFO reality from the US government (or any major government) ever be trusted? The sensible answer should be resounding, “NO.” And, yet, large sections of the UFO community still hope dearly that the truth they seek will come from the mouths of the establishment figures they so deeply distrust. It’s a schizophrenic paradigm…..

UFO May Have Been Looking for Something in Bodmin Moor

The area of Cornwall, England, called Bodmin Moor just moved up to the prestigious “Two paranormal anomalies for the price of one” status. The home of the mysterious Beast of Bodmin Moor now has its very own triangular UFO sighting and the Cornwall Triangle of UFO activity just got expanded. Are the Beast and the Bodmin Moor UFO related? Did something else at the mysterious Bodmin Moor attract it?

It was really weird. It was something like out of Star Trek. I think it was something from somewhere else in space and time. I have never seen anything like it before. It wasn’t from this planet.

CornwallLive reports the Cornwall UFO Research Groupreceived details of this Bodmin Moor sighting recently from a local resident who wished to remain anonymous. He was driving home from work in the early morning when he saw the straight lines of a triangular object the size of “a few football pitches” that he immediately knew was not a cloud.

I kept my eye on it while I was driving and it just hung there. There was no noise. It was moving like it was gradually turning. It seemed to have a tail fin type thing on top and underneath there were two other things that were attached, but I don’t know what they were. Then it suddenly sped off.

Although he told his wife, the witness kept the details of this 2009 sighting to himself “because I thought people would think I was mad or something” until recently when the number of UFO sightings – especially similar triangular UFOs – increased in the so-called Cornwall Triangle…..

UFOs & Eschatology: Demons and E.T.

Merriam-Webster defines eschatology as “a branch of theology concerned with the final events in the history of the world or of humankind,” and as “a belief concerning death, the end of the world, or the ultimate destiny of humankind; specifically: any of various Christian doctrines concerning the Second Coming, the resurrection of the dead, or the Last Judgment.” In 1991, a Lincoln, Nebraska priest named Ray Boeche met with a pair of Department of Defense physicists. They were working on a top secret program to contact – and even make deals with – allegedly demonic things they termed Non-Human Entities, or NHEs, and which presented themselves as ETs. Boeche’s is a very strange, eschatology-driven, story that is told in my book, Final Events.

Boeche’s informants had their own views on not just what these entities were/are – namely demons masquerading as aliens – but also on what they thought might be looming large. Much of it was of an eschatological nature. Boeche says of his DoD sources: “They didn’t just think that this was a spiritual deception, but that it was possibly something leading to a final deception. In their view – which, theologically, I don’t particularly hold – they viewed things much more like that of [Tim] LaHaye and [Jerry B.] Jenkins in the Left Behind book-series: the Antichrist will appear, then we are fooled, and Armageddon will then be triggered. That seemed to be their personal feeling about the whole scenario.”

Boeche has his own position on all this: “I tend to take the view,” he told me, in a recorded interview in 2007, “that many of the prophecies in the Book of Revelation were fulfilled with Rome’s destruction of Jerusalem. Orthodox Christianity teaches a physical return of Christ, but that is always considered to be the church’s great hope: Christ’s returning, a triumphant return. So, from that point of view, the Left Behind mentality – that Armageddon is a terrible thing and that you want to push it off as long as possible – to me doesn’t really hold, at least in the historical sense.”…..

Kanye West Claims He’s an Alien Starseed

He started telling people he’s a ‘starseed’ – an alien on a mission to help the Earth.

“He” is rapper, music producer, fashion designer and Kim Kardashian spouse Kanye West and this startling revelation that he’s an alien  “starseed” comes from Life & Style magazine, which claims it got this information from doctors who treated West at the UCLA Medical Center after he was admitted from November 20th to his release on November 30th. Is his claim of being a starseed part of his medical issues or is he really an alien? Is there something else he might be hiding, implying or revealing?

For those not familiar with starseeds or “star people,” the term is believed to have originated with Native Americans and was popularized by Brad Steiger in his Gods of Aquarius book where he described them as “humans who come from a special gene pool linked to visits by extraterrestrials”. While it sounds similar to the ancient astronaut theories of aliens visiting Earth and impacting human history, those claiming to be star people or starseeds today are more often described as part of a New Age movement

According to those who believe they are starseeds, common signs a person might be one include looking at a spot on the nighttime sky for no reason, feeling a familiarity with that spot or star, feeling that Earth is not your home and wondering if you’re from another place in the universe. Those sound kind of vague and Brad Steiger doesn’t help when he describes the physical traits of star people, which include compelling eyes, personal magnetism and charisma, hypersensitivity to light and sound, swollen joints and pain in the neck (the feeling, not the personality trait).

One criticism of the starseed/star people idea is the emphasis on the quality of extreme charisma. That takes attention away from the astronomical stars and gives it to the celebrity kind … like Kanya West, who had charisma even before entering the orbit of the Kardashians. (Can you become a star person by marrying one? Asking for a friend.)

However, another characteristic bears further scrutiny in Kanye’s case. The ‘seed’ in the name implies communicating to activate other star people and pass on details of the “mission.” Kanye West has recently been in close contact with another extreme charismatic – Donald Trump. Could he taking the place of Tom DeLong in the Trump administration … keeping our leaders informed of alien activity? Pushing them to reveal it? Making sure they DON’T reveal it? Or is Kanye activating Trump as a starseed? Trump activating Kanye? Will either admit to being the activated and not the activator?….




The Amazing Story of Ray Palmer’s Psychic Healing

In my previous article for Mysterious Universe, I briefly mentioned how Science-Fiction and UFOlogy are very much like oil and water: they don’t tend to mix together too well. Many famous Sci-Fi writers like Ray Bradbury have been vocally adverse to the idea of alien interlopers, and the narratives coming out of the mouths of alleged contactees and close-encounter witnesses.

This rivalry, however, did not exist so patently during the first years of the modern flying saucer era. In fact, there was a time when UFO stories and Sci-Fi tales co-existed on the same medium, and that was thanks to a notable fellow by the name of Ray Palmer.

I like to think of Ray Palmer as the Toulouse-Lautrec of Forteana: Like the famous impressionist artist among his Parisian peers that launched a full frontal assault on classical art, Palmer was a pivotal member around the community of people who had a common interest in the accounts of strange disk-like objects that took America by storm, and he became incredibly influential in the way the early mythos of the flying saucers began to take shape in popular culture, thanks to his work as chief editor of the science-fiction magazine Amazing Stories, where he promoted the ‘Shaver Mystery’ series –which posited that malignant robotic entities (Deros) living in the hollow Earth were responsible for the sightings of strange aircraft by other people– as a ‘true story’; even though he didn’t believe in the ‘literal’ interpretations of Richard Shaver, nor in his claims that he’d visited the underground realm of the Deros, when in fact he’d been committed to a psychiatric hospital. The popularity of the Shaver stories could be seen as proof that Palmer had made the right move, despite criticism from other regular contributors –the start of the Sci-Fi/UFO antagonism starting build up– and fears from the editorial that things were getting out of control: their offices were flooded by hundreds of letters from frantic readers detailing their own encounters with the Deros and their flying machines…..


A Case For Man-Made UFOs Or Not?

Over the years there has been a great deal of debate on the so-called “Man-Made UFOs” phenomenon. Ours? “Theirs?” Or a bit of both? Well, that all depends on how you view the currently available data. There’s no doubt that the “Avrocar”was an abysmal failure, but it certainly looked the part. The program began in the late 1950s and was shut down in the early 1960s. Moving on, and for reasons I’ll get to in a future article, I strongly suspect there are certain fascist goose-steppers in Ufology who have actively promoted the “Nazi Saucers” phenomenon, and blown it all way out of proportion. That’s right: a disturbing agenda. A very disturbing agenda.

Then, there’s the matter of Bob Lazar, who, in the late 1980s, claimed to have worked on alien ships out at a portion of Area 51 called S-4. Some researchers believe that Lazar saw flying saucers built and flown by Uncle Sam. Others say that the craft were from another world. There are those who conclude Lazar made the whole thing up. Me? I think it was probably a very weird mind-game filled with far more than a bit of disinformation – and with Lazar being the patsy, but for reasons that still fully elude us. So, is there any solid data suggesting that man-made UFOs are real? Well, it all very much depends on how you view the once-classified material now in the public domain…..