Of Civilizations Past

With month of reading and scrolling about the internet I finally have something else to gab on. These are mainly just my thoughts on old civilzations and a little chatting on about the possibility of ancient aliens in them. The second one will be minor point though.

Going back to the reading a moment, most of it was on mythology and myself thinking about the old roman empire and the civilizations before them. For anyone watching Ancient Aliens they already know that idea that the aliens were the gods and that they’re what made our civilizations of old so advanced. They gave us some of their technology and helped us advance as a people and species. I’m not here to talk about that theory though. To be honest I can understand them helping us but I’m not so sure that if any aliens had come here that they’d be so willing to make their influence that obvious.

religious alien

To side track for a second, we’d happily want to be perceived as “gods” since we’re vain in that type of manner. After all for centuries the main consensus was that we’re the peak of god’s creations. We naturally like to put ourselves at the top and above.  We cannot just assume that another civilization from the stars would be so eager to do the same just using ourselves as a model. Unless of course, it really is just “us” from the future that is, in which case the statement is retracted.

Now then to get onto the main idea of this post. What if we’re just going in cycles? Think about it a moment. When the Roman empire existed, for the time it was one of the many peaks of civilization. Then due to human error and some sacking it was lost and a majority of the technology and information they had was forgotten by man. The dark ages struck and if stripped of the clothes and the caste system they’d seem nothing more than like animals in their packs. Centuries later the grasp of the dark ages begins to slip with the Renaissance and later Enlightenment period. Knowledge and technology for the benefit of man started to slowly reappear. Before you know it in a way we’re back to where the Roman and other civilizations had been, the peak. Granted we might still be far from ours but we’re not the main focus at the moment.

yonaguni

To think a little more on it what of the (possible) cities of Dwarka and Yonaguni now that they’ve been rediscovered? There have also been other civilizations lost to the mists of time and a mere google search can bring half of the known ones up. They rise and they fall with darkage like periods separating them between the next great empire. That’s not always true with some, given that some empires take one another over, but this about their complete end.

To try and condense my ramblings, the idea is that we go in cycles. We have great and powerful civilizations but then due to our own error we make them crumble. War in general, Tyrannical leaders, or just people being lead on by red herrings to mess up what they had before and being convinced it was worse. Going from possibly great people to nothing more than loose clannish groups running around like dog packs to stay alive before another civilization rises up from the dust. It’s a possiblity.

Note: I do not lay claim to these images in any form.

Solway Spaceman

Bah it took me a while to get around to writing on this one. Hopefully I can be forgiven for my procrastination.  Now then this was another topic suggested to me by Mr.Byers.

The Solway Spaceman, a.k.a. Cumberland Spaceman, is a photograph taken in the 1960’s by a Jim Templeton while trying to take pictures of his daughter. Now when I first looked at the picture I had one thought. “If this is real it’s the first instance of E.T. photo-bombing”, My brain spouted out.

Taking a look at the picture can anyone blame me? Seeing it, it looks like an average sunny day with a little girl clutching a fistful of freshly picked flowers, then some random man had to stop by and just be out of place in it. According to Mr.Templeton the strange figure in the image was not there during the period of time that the picture was taken. However He and his wife both reported that there seemed to be an aura in the air along with an electric charge. Aside from that though it was a perfectly normal day. The “spaceman” was only discovered in the picture after development. There being a stranger in the picture isn’t the only strange thing though.

Kodak, the folks that developed the images, sent the image to some of their experts to take a look. They couldn’t find anything to prove that the image was a fallacy. Throwing their hands up, Kodak offered a monetary reward to anyone that could provide an answer to the supposed mystery. Even the police were involved in the matter. The chief at the time merely calling it as one of those freak accidents that happen. It seemeed that someone didn’t think along the same lines. Some weeks later Mr.Templeton had visitors from the MIB, or at least was thought to be the MIB.  Garbed in their usual attire and bizarre behavior, they drilled Mr.Templeton about the picture and the conditions of the day leading up to it. They also tried to get him to admit that he had faked the image in some manner. After being unsuccessful in getting him to admit 2+2=5 they dumped him off, leaving him to walk five miles to get back home.

Excusing the poor reference it does leave one to wonder about it. Why was that man only there in the developed picture? Why did the MIB seems to care and even worry about an image that didn’t really bother anyone else? Why does the spaceman have to be a man? Ok lame last question but the other two still stand.

To be honest I don’t really have too much to say on this. There is the possibility that it’s fake and he just had someone else stand behind his daughter, or it’s real and it was a dimensional visitor from across the planes of existance. It’s one of those old cases were it can’t really be said for certain. As the years pass by, so do the people that had been associated with it.  While the rest of us move on to the future the Solway spaceman seems to be one of those that will be stuck in time as an oddity. Unless of course, said spaceman decides to pop up again.

Image: Jim Templeton

Black eyed kids or a peek into BEK’s

This is a topic mentioned to me by a Mr.Byers. After my topic on Mothman he asked if I had anything on black eyed children. A little perplexed I asked him about it he gave me a link to ufodigest to read on for myself. This is what I’ve learned as well as connecting the dots in my head.

For anyone that has seen the Ju-on* movies will be familiar with the appearance of a BEK, though I don’t believe they’re purely just spirit related. My reason for saying this is that the BEK’s strongly remind me of some books on the paranormal my dad has. When I was little, about six or seven, he’d let me read them and I devoured the information. Due to my limited reading capacity at the time I could only read so much, but there was a passage that stuck with me the most. Don’t worry this anecdote is almost over. The passage in question involved the so called MIB and people that have had them visit into their home. The “guests” would put the home owner in a state of unease in their presence as well as showing ignorance to everyday household items. The reports in the book also stated they were deathly pale and appeared to be wearing make up in an attempt to mimic a more normal appearance. From this between the BEK’s and MIB reported in the book(s) a couple parallels can be drawn.

A) Both appear to be ordinary humans at first. There is a sense of unease about them but until we place our finger on what’s wrong we might ignore it. With the BEK’s it’s when it’s realized their eyes are pitch black, cornea and all. The MIB, depending on who it is (there have to be some human ones in the ranks after all), may show an ignorance of common items or while try to mimic our behaviors but do so in jerky or mechanical way, again creating a sense of unease.

B) A sense of urgency in both. For the BEK’s they attempt to try and enter ones home or vehicle. The reason for such will vary on the situation but the longer they are denied entry the more urgent they become. For the MIB the urgency is in secrecy. Again the situation will vary but the usual cause for their appearance is to enforce some level of secrecy even going so far as to threaten the individuals in question at the time.

To the BEK’s, a connection to them and “classical” vampires can be drawn via the needing an invitation. For me that connection just isn’t there. I’m more inclined to think that they’re more than likely related in some form to extraterrestrials. They tend to pop up around evening and later, much like most ufo sightings. They also have the dark eyes which, for anyone that is familiar with the stereotypical “greys” appearance,  can see similarities there. Perhaps the BEK’s are in disguise to act as scouts for potential marks and for whatever reason they still need their eyes exposed. In to the artical linked below it is stated perhaps the fear they instill in us is sourced to their eyes. Mayhaps if their disguise covered them it would act in a similar way to why they don’t wear sunglasses to cover the unsettling feature. They need us to see their eyes.

However there is one small problem with the BEK’s, or rather the sightings of them. Like many possible spectres of the paranormal, e.t. or spirit,  they fall prey to Hoaxitis. One I’m sure everyone knows of is the famous picture of nessie that turned out to be a modified toy sub. While it lasted it was grand, but once it was shown false the skeptics had many an “I told you so” to rub in. Unless someone has a security camera the time the BEK, or anything else for that matter, comes knocking there will be no real evidence to validate the experience. To make matters worse we are the easiest ones to convince when it comes to something we believe. There was an episode of the Unexplained that put that point across nicely. If everyone will allow me to ramble again the study they performed went as such:

They took a group of people out by some caution tape. Said tape was supposed to be guarding off a fake ufo crash sight. They then took their group and asked them what they saw. Needless to say a majority of the group had fabricated something in their minds, all without meaning to. Their study being a test on the mind and how time affects memory they repeated the questions to the group sixth months later. The earlier fabrications now almost wildly different from before. One of them even stated the fake MP’s there pointed guns at them even though the group hadn’t even gotten anywhere near them to see them.

Now then the point to the secondary anecdote. A portion of all sightings are fake in one form or another. Whether an unintended creation of our own mind or a hoax played on us, we have to accept some aren’t real. I don’t doubt that BEK’s exist just that there is cause to believe that some sightings aren’t credible. That can be said till were all blue in the face though it would change few peoples minds. In the words of my former communications teacher, it’s easier to change someones attitude than it is to change ones beliefs.

Now then, I leave everyone with one last BEK picture because I wanted to shove it in somewhere. I’m off to go read up more information.

Credits : Ju-on the curse,  Spectrumville.net, Mysteriousuniverse.org, and information via http://www.ufodigest.com/news/0806/bek2.html

* The Ju-on movies are the original Japanese “grudge” movies that the American versions were based off of.

Abductions

Simple and to the point title. I’m going to type on about abductions to impart what knowledge I have for them out. For anyone that experiences these first hand please take no offense sense I can only write about what I know and the theories regarding them. With that out of the way let’s get started.

For anyone that may not know, abductions are considered the fourth kind of encounter. “fourth? what do you mean?” Since the early seventies the people that study these types of encounters ( aka Ufologists ) have had them categorized this way. Kind of like the one I made up for spirits but far more organized. It’s been a while since I read them and probably will need addons later. What I can remember is as follows;

First: Hearing about or encountering sightings of supposed UFOs. The most common of them reported.

Second: Evidence. When UFOs come to earth they can sometimes leave behind traces of their visit. From hydrophobic dirt rings to flour spread out on tinfoil in a closet.

Third: Contact. This and the fourth I would think to go hand in hand though that’s just me speculating. There was a creature sighting in West Virginia that follows under this category. No I don’t mean Mothman.

Fourth: Lastly abduction itself. Depending on who you ask the poor souls that endure this are either lucky for being “chosen” or extremely unfortunate for the trauma they have had to experience.

I haven’t been able to experience any of the above save for the first. From what I can understand though most of those that have been abducted found it, as stated before, traumatizing. I’d find it that way too given some of the descriptions that I’ve read. Going from that some encounters seem to be entirely at random. Others have recorded history within their family of abductions, where their parents or grandparents had been previously abducted as well. With this I can only imagine what they may mentally suffer through. I’d like everyone to imagine for a moment a scenario of abduction. Taken aboard a craft against ones will either by implanted suggestion or force. Made to lay on a cold metal slab as experiments were performed while awake. All those horror stories of having surgery performed on ones body under failed anesthetic come true under the ship’s surgical lights. It’s no wonder some only remember such terror under hypnosis.

Now don’t get me wrong here, there have been plenty of positive encounters as well. Reports have had some people state they had a “tender” fourth encounter. Others a tour of the ship and perhaps a quick look at earth from above to make them unofficial astronauts. Some have reported even being allowed to operate the ships as well, though I hope that the aliens were just humoring them and had the ship on auto pilot the whole time. Well sorry but a good majority of people are just terrible drivers. I know I certainly wouldn’t want to be the alien responsible for not watching the human as they crashed, then have to explain to the MIB why that little f.u.b.a.r. happened.

With the encounters out of the way the skeptics have field days with this topic. Why is this? Some encounters can be tied to sleep disorders. Why do they say this? Because a lot of supposed encounters occur at night when we’re in our comfy cozy beds. Sleep paralysis as it sounds keeps the body still during sleep and why we don’t (normally) roll off our beds in the night. When combined with waking dreams however it can be a rather frightening moment of its own. Only thing is depending on ones mental state the monsters in our own minds are far worse than what can happen with the aliens. Though if I might I don’t entirely agree with the theory though. As just stated our own personal demons can torture us far worse in my own opinion. Then again I get chased around by skeletal zombies in my dreams.

To me this is another topic that needs more than a generalization and I can only put in a small portion of material on it. Like bobbie and spirits its one of those things that will need a re visitation at a later date.

Pictures: Fourth encounter poster, ufo-aliens.co.uk , video shown on fact or faked and do not recall original source

Connection between Aliens and Bobbie?

To recap bobbie is what I call bigfoot because I’m just tired of bigfoot and seeing it so much. Adding something new to the pool is all I’m doing. Now then onto the topic at hand, which is the relation between aliens and bobbies. My attention for this topic was nabbed when I saw the newest episode of Ancient Aliens. To be really honest some of their theories are becoming so stretched they beat most size queens. A rather nasty mental image though it gets my point across and my sentiment towards the theory.

The idea that Bobbie is the alien is completely absurd to me. Don’t get me wrong I love Wookies and have nothing against them, but the idea of Bobbies being a real life counter part on earth? I’d much rather believe that we’re the aliens instead. On top of that if there is a correlation between the two I’d liken it to being more along the cow deal. I wouldn’t be surprised if they were taking them and just setting them back down but keeping them in the shape they found them. After all the best way to see how something ticks is to take it apart.

“Why would they put Bobby back in one piece?” Some might ask, “If it does exist it’s just an animal right?” . To this I would put a yes and no. Yes, since it technically is an animal as much as we are. For the “No”, why wouldn’t they just be another animal? Why don’t they just leave Bobbie corpses all over the place like they do with cows and horses? To this effect I believe there to be a very simple answer. They’re rare. Yes yes, I know given that it’s blatantly obvious but that’s the only thing I can come to logically.

Lets take a moment to side track so I can explain it better. When we, as humans, capture an animal there are several things we can do with it. We can:

A: Kill it. This option is usually for very common animals either for food or population control.

B: Use it as a test subject. There are many animals with some parts of them close enough to our own that we can perform tests on them to see how it could possibly work on humans. Thankfully this is slowly but surely going out of style with many products outside the medical profession ( ey we still need the pig valves for a little while )

C: Study and release. Self explanatory here for the most part. We catch animals to study, tag, then release upon the study’s completion. Said tags can assist in further research later.

D: Breeding. Outside of animal mills this is usually done for species preservation. Several pairs are caught then bred in captivity. With some species it’s possible to release the offspring back to the wild in hopes of bringing back the population.

Returning to Bobbie I think that B and C apply to them as much as it does to us.  However while we’re are plentiful, there is evidence highly suggestive of Bobbies being in so few in terms of numbers. This is the most probable reason they have been seen together. Bobbies are no aliens they’re just as much a test subject as we are. They just happen to be spotted pre/post abduction.

Mind everyone these are just my thoughts on this theory. Perhaps after this small read they can be among everyone else’s too.

Images: Paranormal portals.com ,  Koipondsandgardens.com

Pleasure and Nonsensical post: It’s October!

Aaaah October, every time this month comes around I feel like I’ve slipped into a comfy and well worn pair of pants. Well known for many children’s favorite free candy day of Halloween and not so well known as my birth month. The second of those is unimportant I just wanted to add it in.  This will also not be a post about Halloween either since there’s numerous pages upon pages about it in analog and digital formats alike. It’s just me rambling on about post ideas so feel free to ignore it.

First one I plan to get up this month is from the recent episode of Ancient Aliens. The relation between them and bobbies* seems attached by gum and dirt. I’d rather believe that we’re the aliens rather than bobbies being so. This should be up within the week procrastination shoved aside.

The next one would be a peek at abductions. This includes but will not be limited to: Theories as to why, Why would they want us for anything, and why we probably do not have solid evidence. May include a brief statement about the men in black.

Lastly I’ll try my hand at a post about Mothman and possible relation to the Owlman. Who knows perhaps they really are just harbingers of doom without being the cause.

When I get the chance I will be posting these up and will space them out now that I have use of the schedule function. To the main function of this blog if there’s anything anyone would like to know about or see me write on just ask. After all in a small recap I did make this to provide information to those searching for it. In the mean time I’m off to plan and prepare festivities.

Pictures: Paranormalportal.com, Alien-abductions.com, Point pleasant WV

Response to First Contact

After Mr. Guerra linked me to their blog I’ve been trying to keep up with it but for the one about first contact I did get to thinking. The questions mentioned were more than likely rhetorical but I’m going to seek to answer them anyway.


The first question proposed is how religious zealots would behave when the ideals of their religion, whatever it may be, is challenged by the new presence of other intelligent beings.  The answer is simply that they would have something else to hate. Like with how gay love disturbs their precious idea of marriage the idea of life beyond us would disturb their ideal that we’re gods precious children and his only children. Not all think that I know but a good majority of them do. Think of it like when a small child becomes the older sibling and gains new responsibility over themself. They get less attention from the parent and grow to resent the newborn in the home. Given that it’s between separate interstellar, or possibly inter galactic, races the same kind of resentment still exists between said zealots and the new people coming to greet us. That’s one of the main billing calls of religion that we are “special”. When that is dashed they will just have something new to hate.

To the second one there will be a very deep split between the combined mentality of the masses. On one half more than likely there will be many mass suicides mainly sprouting out from cults that relate to these kind of things in nature and to sadly misinterpreting the signs will kill themselves in seeking ascension for their minds. That will probably hit close to home for many cults within the eye of the public but there are also minor and little known cults that would jump into the poison punch dripped fray. Outside of the cults there will many who might assume a soon to be war of the worlds to occur. If anyone recalls that during their English classes they know what happened during that broadcast.

The third question relates to if we’d finally hug each other in and realize our mistakes. I must have a very bleak view of my own species since I doubt if that would happen. Given that there will be many a man and woman more than happy to set aside their wrongs and those of others to forgive but there is a reason. These enviable people haven’t sipped from the cup that is called pride. Many people of this world wouldn’t describe themselves as prideful but it’s one of those things we are born with much as we try to ignore it. For this we’ll just work with how we think. When there’s something we believe and believe it strongly we ignore any proof to the contrary and/or deny it. If you’ve known any headstrong man or woman then you understand what I’m talking about.  Ones attitude can be changed but you need a hammer and pick to chip to change anothers beliefs.

Lastly they purposed the question of what they would think of us. Personally I think it’d be like an older sibling seeing the younger bang their head against the wall. No rhyme or reason to it, it’s just something the younger one does causing confusion to the older one. I doubt they’d even know what to do with us if the visitors were of the peaceful variety. They couldn’t give us any technology since we have a nasty habit of turning things meant for peace into weapons. In addition how could they face us when a majority would still be in fear and the rest wanting to desperately embrace them. I think an apt comparison would be like a boyfriend trying to compliment an extremely bipolar girlfriend. She could either take it and thank him with a hug or suspect him for the shadows of evil within her own mind and lash out. Either way he loses and so would they and then so would we for squandering a possible interstellar relations.

In short if they come down and I talk to them I’d be suggesting they go to another star cluster until we grow up a little more. Maybe five hundred years or so.

Image credits: Taboojive.com, fotki.com, freeextras.com, and the last one I don’t know it’s original source