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Close Encounters of the Drugged-Up Celebrity Kind

by Robbie Graham                    October 2, 2018                   (mysteriousuniverse.org)

• Western culture has an inclination to dismiss reports of UFOs from those who might dabble in psychedelics, such as our celebrated rock stars. But it is increasingly clear that naturally occurring psychotropic substances do not induce mere “hallucinations,” expand the boundaries of human consciousness, enabling us to perceive layers of reality not readily accessible in our everyday lives. It may be that creative brains are better attuned to perceive a broader spectrum of reality than normal brains. Perhaps we should not be so quick to dismiss UFO reports from individuals our society might label “colorful” or “eccentric,” or even from those with a known history of drug use.

Here are five rock stars who claimed to have seen UFOs, though while straight and not on psychedelic drugs at the time.

John Lennon – On August 23, 1974, the Beatles legend observed the UFO from his NYC apartment window while “just dreaming around in my usual poetic frame of mind.” Lennon said the craft was approximately 100 feet away from him and hovering over an adjacent building. He described it as “a thing with ordinary electric light bulbs flashing on and off round the bottom, one non-blinking red light on top.” Lennon’s then-girlfriend, May Pang, also saw the UFO. She described it as a “large, circular object coming towards us. It was shaped like a flattened cone, and on top was a large, brilliant red light… When it came a little closer, we could make out a row or circle of white lights that ran around the entire rim of the craft – these were also flashing on and off. There were so many of these lights that it was dazzling to the mind.”

Mick Jagger – In 1968, the Rolling Stones front man went camping in Glastonbury with his then girlfriend, Marianne Faithful, and witnessed a huge, cigar-shaped “mothership.” It was around this time that Jagger is said to have had a “UFO detector” installed at his British estate. “The alarm kept going off whenever he left home, indicating the presence of strong electromagnetic activity in the area.”

David Bowie – Bowie’s longstanding fascination with all things alien–fueled him to create some of his best work throughout the 1970s. But the rock star apparently had multiple UFO sightings when he was a child living in England before going on to publish a UFO newsletter with friends as a teenager, and he was obsessed with UFO cover-ups. In 1967, Bowie had multiple UFO sightings over London, and could anticipate when they would be flying overhead. In one interview, Bowie waxed philosophical: “I have come to take this phenomena seriously. I believe that what I saw (on one occasion) was not the actual (UFO), but a projection of my own mind trying to make sense of this quantum topological doorway into dimensions beyond our own. It’s as if our dimension is but one among an infinite number of others.”

Lemmy – In 1966, before he became the frontman of Motörhead, Lemmy Kilmister had his own UFO sighting. “This thing came over the horizon and stopped dead in the middle of the sky. Then it went from a standstill to top speed, immediately. We don’t even have aircraft that do that now, never mind then. So that was pretty eye-opening for me.”

Robbie Williams – Robbie Williams of the 1990’s British boy-band, Take That, claimed to have once seen a UFO “150 feet above my head”. Although there were no other witnesses, Williams shared his UFO experience onscreen in the 2018 documentary, Hunt for the Skinwalker.

 

Celebrity is a curious thing. In our modern world, we’ve been programmed to revere the famous–be they actors, musicians, sports stars, or fashion models. Celebrity status is something that many millions of us aspire to. Rightly or wrongly, the words of the famous carry considerably more weight in all spheres of society than the words of those who are not. For example, it is not unusual for artists in the music and movie industries to make political speeches and to lead political causes. It matters not that they are technically completely unqualified to do so–they’ve already earned a certain measure of our faith simply by virtue of being famous, regardless of what they are actually famous for.

Lennon’s drawing of his UFO  encounter in NYC

When celebrities speak out on the UFO issue, however, the public are inclined to take their statements with a pinch of salt. Perhaps it’s because the artistic industries are so closely linked with drugs and alcohol, and UFOs are often associated with altered states of consciousness. The logic goes: “It’s no surprise Celeb X sees UFOs… Celeb X has a drug habit.” But perhaps we should not be so quick to throw out the baby with the bathwater, or the UFOs with the LSD. Western culture’s inclination to dismiss reports of UFOs or non-human entities from those who dabble in psychedelic substances speaks to a    fundamental misconception of anomalous phenomena. To its detriment, popular UFOlogy is firmly rooted in materialist models of our reality and generally assumes that the UFO phenomenon is external to the human condition: something purely physical from out there that is happening to us, rather than something we play a part in generating, but which is no less “real” as a result.

            John Lennon and May Pang

Alien entities in one form or another have been a core component in the psycho-actively induced vision quests of countless indigenous cultures dating back millennia. As modern science has progressed, we’ve learned more and more about how psychoactive substances interact with our brain and nervous system, and, though many questions remain, it is increasingly clear that naturally occurring substances such as Dimethyltryptamine (DMT) do not induce mere “hallucinations,” rather, they break down our perceptive barriers and literally expand the boundaries of human consciousness, enabling us to perceive layers of reality not readily accessible in our everyday lives. In other words, such substances may enable us to see what is already there, hidden in plain sight.

Marianne Faithful and Mick Jagger

Some people who take DMT do so precisely for the purpose of seeing and interacting with “alien” entities, and they are often successful in these endeavors. But are their alien experiences any less “real” than those of people who are not under the influence of psychedelics? I say no. There are countless examples in the modern UFO era of credible witnesses claiming to see UFOs and/or aliens in the vicinity of others who report nothing unusual at all. How do we account for this? It would seem that UFO reality is not objective; at least, not always. In fact, a great many reported UFO experiences are clearly subjective. This is not to say they are not real, but that human consciousness is far more mysterious than we know, and that, as many theoretical physicists contend, our consciousness creates our reality.

We know that creative brains are wired differently than most, and it may be that this wiring predisposes an individual to phenomena that most of us will never experience, be it ghosts, fairies, aliens, or whatever label one chooses. When creative brains are affected by psychoactive substances, it is perhaps no surprise that anomalous phenomena may manifest. Even without the drugs, it may be that creative brains are better attuned to perceive a broader spectrum of reality than normal brains, and perhaps we should not be so quick to dismiss UFO reports from individuals our society might label “colorful” or “eccentric,” or even from those with a known history of drug use. Perhaps instead we should reexamine popular conceptions of the UFO enigma, placing greater emphasis on the role of the observer in generating UFO experiences and related phenomena.

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UFO Investigation: U.S. Officials ‘Hold Secret Alien Tests’ At Ranch

by Latifa Yedroudj                     October 7, 2018                      (express.co.uk)

• A new document has been leaked by Robert Bigelow’s ‘Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies’ describing a “living laboratory and paranormal hotspot known as Skinwalker Ranch,” located in the Uintah Basin area of Utah, east of the Wasatch Mountains.

• In 1996, Bigelow began a multidisciplinary scientific study by a team of ‘PhD-level investigators’ to collect evidence, interview witnesses, and search for explanations as to the strange occurrences in the area of Skinwalker Ranch, as part of the Pentagon’s secretive ‘Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program’ as revealed in an exclusive New York Times article in December 2017.

• Jeremy Corbell of the UFO website “Extraordinary Beliefs” has produced a documentary film entitled, “Hunt for the Skinwalker”, with the help of UFO researcher, I-Team Nevada news reporter, and Coast2Coast host George Knapp, recounting their own investigations at Skinwalker Ranch. Says Corbell, “The phenomenon… of diverse activity (at the ranch)… included bizarre creatures, poltergeist activity, invisible entities, orbs of light, animal and human injuries and much more.” Corbell says that the Skinwalker program under the AATIP was even more comprehensive than the UFO program which studied UFO craft and propulsion.

• Knapp told the Daily Star Online, “Skinwalker Ranch is like a paranormal Disneyland. If it’s weird, it happens on and around the ranch.” Utah locals have witnessed mysterious craft and strange paranormal incidents at the Skinwalker Ranch for over 50 years, although legends tell of such paranormal sightings in this area for hundreds if not thousands of years. “Sightings include orbs, UFOs, animal mutilations, unknown creatures, poltergeist-type activity, and many other inexplicable incidents.”

 

Over 50 years, Skinwalker ranch has come under intense scrutiny for alleged UFO sightings, with residents reporting a spate of odd paranormal incidents.

The US Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program, a secret £16.5million (US$22 million) investigation to study unidentified flying objects, was first made public on 2017.

Now, documents leaked by the BAASS (Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies) revealed the programme also ran a top secret investigation at the highly controversial Skinwalker ranch.

A BAASS manager told the Daily Star Online: “The investigations by BAASS provided new lines of evidence showing that the UFO phenomenon was a lot more than nuts and bolts machines that interacted with military aircraft.

                       Jeremy Corbell

“The phenomenon also involved a whole panoply of diverse activity that included bizarre creatures, poltergeist activity, invisible entities, orbs of light, animal and human injuries and much more.”

Speaking about the undercover investigation, Jeremy Corbell of Extraordinary Beliefs, told Daily Star Online: “The Pentagon’s other and larger investigation delved into mysteries far more profound – far more disturbing – than alleged alien aircrafts.

“Its focus was a living laboratory and paranormal hotspot known as Skinwalker Ranch.”

George Knapp, an American investigative journalist, revealed the secret document to the New York Times last year but was disappointed and claimed they left out vital information.

Along with Mr Corbell, he has produced an exclusive documentary – named ‘Hunt for the Skinwalker’ – recounting a series of his own investigations at Skinwalker ranch.

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ExoNews Review of Sekret Machines, Part Two, “A Fire Within”

by Duke Brickhouse, Chief Editor, ExoNews.org

On September 18th, the highly anticipated second installment in Tom DeLonge’s Sekret Machines novel series was released. The book, A Fire Within, was well worth the wait. This second book by DeLonge and co-author A.J. Hartley is well-written and highly readable, and lives up to the standard set by book one, Chasing Shadows.

Once again utilizing the information he’s gleaned from his high-level contacts in the military and intelligence communities, Tom DeLonge has teamed up with the award winning writer and novelist, A.J. Hartley, to pen a very thoughtful and entertaining fictional story. But is it just a story? Do the esoteric concepts depicted in A Fire Within describe a reality that is closer to the truth than we know?

            co-authors A.J. Hartley
                 and Tom DeLonge

A Fire Within continues to follow the story line and characters that were developed in Chasing Shadows. A pair of childhood buddies, who have grown up to become a marine and a military test pilot, find themselves involved in some of the most highly classified programs on the planet. A website journalist lends a critical eye to a series of inexplicable events. And a wealthy young heiress provides the resources for their collective effort to make sense of the new realities confronting them.

But the more they uncover, the more questions emerge as their individual stories weave together culminating in a contentious showdown over an archaeological dig on the Greek island of Crete. Whether or not any ‘real answers’ are found, their pursuit reveals the existence of concealed layers of high consciousness and advanced technologies that raises the ultimate question: why have these undeniable truths been intentionally hidden from the public?

This is not an outer space saga with alien overlords threatening humanity. In A Fire Within, the exploits of this scrappy group of young people is set right here on Earth as they confront a deep state government establishment that conspires to keep its’ mystical and technological knowledge a secret. This newer generation is not afraid to ask tough questions, and they expect answers.

While the first book, Chasing Shadows, drew primarily from historic references such as the Nazi development of advanced propulsion technology, Operation Paperclip, and the Roswell crash, to drive the story line, A Fire Within draws largely from general themes that the seasoned conspiracy theorist will find familiar, i.e.: cattle mutilations, crop circles, fairy rings, telepathy, psychokinesis, zero-point energy, time travel, intuitive technology, and group consciousness.

An underlying theme throughout the story is the notion of integrating ancient mysticism with our current understanding of modern physics to take it to the next quantum level. As one enlightened scientist in the novel imparts, “The concept of energy fields connecting all things is ancient wisdom in matters of religion… What if we stopped viewing these ideas in the contemptuous terms of antiscience and the primitive? What if we were able to assimilate both positions as compatible within an expanded notion of physics, a unified theory…?”

It is not surprising that such an accomplished writer as A.J. Hartley, a USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of adventure books geared toward young adults, would create yet another highly regarded novel. What is surprising is the depth of information that the story conveys, which the world is only now on the brink of perceiving. This is the contribution that DeLonge brings to the project.

The resulting work will appeal to truth-seekers of all generations whose consciousness will expand a little bit more from reading it, and will motivate them to continue to pursue an understanding of our true collective reality. The end result of media projects such as A Fire Within will be a more enlightened populace that demands full disclosure from the ‘powers that be’ who are intent on keeping this reality a secret.

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