Summary: This article is part off a small series dealing with the suspected origins of UFO's. There are three main theories the EBH or Earth Bound Theorem,. The OWH or Off World Theorem which proposes that UFO's are from outer space. Finally the Mystic or occult theory which can be divided into two distinct areas of belief or opinion, the occult being that UFO's are from other realms.
This article is part off a small series dealing with the suspected origins of UFO's. There are three main theories the EBH or Earth Bound Theorem,. The OWH or Off World Theorem which proposes that UFO's are from outer space. Finally the Mystic or occult theory which can be divided into two distinct areas of belief or opinion, the occult being that UFO's are from other realms. Purveyors of this theory tend to raise numerous scientific sounding arguments for their position. Interestingly science itself is now theorizing that there are indeed other dimensions. Lastly the religious or mystical proponents who believe that UFO's are the work of the devil himself. All three of the categories for theory have numerous sub theories which cover everything from time travel to quantum physics. The area is as vast as it sounds so I will tackle one part at a time. Here I hope to look at the EBH.
The EBH or Earth Bound Hypothesis claims that UFO's along with their occupants are from earth, not from outer space as some others theorize. The EBH has several sub categories.
A. Shaver theorem a name given to those theories or sub-theories which state that there was or is a large civilization living below us in a hollow earth or massive caverns below the surface of the earth. These theories incorporate ancient myths, stories such as Atlantis, Mu or other lost continents, which are used as support for the overall theory.
B. UFO's are the result of earth bound science, usually military. Experiments in advanced propulsion or antigravity devices have resulted in what the general populace calls UFO sightings.
Sub categories of this theory revolve around W.W.II Nazi technology more underground civilizations along with secret bases such as Roswell, Dulce or hanger 18. There are cross over theories that speculate these technologies originally came from alien visitors. However the theory generally states that earth's scientists are far more advanced than we are lead to believe. That the military as well as scientists have been withholding various forms of advanced super-science from us.
The modern western world is at the moment favoring this view over most others. Depending on whom you listen to the theories divides into several subgroups. The first claims that UFOs are earthly machines, efforts have been made to trace the machines far back into history, the airship scares of the mid 1800's bespeaks vehicles made here on earth, operated by normal yet illusive earthlings. The Germans during W.W.II are credited with designing even test flying a saucer shaped craft. This has in recent times grown to a full-scale fleet of UFO type craft (best described as CS1 type craft). The stories even detail secret bases in Antarctica, battles with the navy in the ice plains even super advanced weapons.
C. Religious or psycho-mystical. Theories or ideas falling into this category deal with ancient lands lost continents such as Atlantis, Mu, or several long forgotten lands such as Shangri-La or Argatha.
Some claim the Aztecs had advanced technology. To others they are merely ancient visitors from space, who became trapped here eons ago then slowly lost their advanced technology.
In general these theories work their way toward religious or occult mystical connotations with secret societies a lot of mystical knowledge finds it's way into the evidences presented. Other evidences are taken from the annals of UFO history but flavored with the views of the occult or mystical researchers.
These sub categories of theorem mix together well, elements of each can be found in all the others, for example some writers or theorists mix the element of Hitler's interest in the occult with his interest in secret weapons. Claiming he may have received the plans for an antigravity drive from a secret order called Thule. An organization not unlike the freemasons, a black magic society that had been keeping the secrets of advanced technology from man for many thousands of years.
Other popular theories place a secret underground civilization here on earth amongst the mountains of the Himalayas, even extending to the shatter mountain ranges in the USA. A vast network of caverns with amazingly long connected tunnels supposedly extends all over the globe. Below us lives an entire civilization of super advanced beings that use UFO type craft to visit the surface world. The occult also works its way into these theories as the inhabitants of these subterranean worlds are supposedly super advanced not only in science but also the mind, often exhibiting strange miraculous powers. There are of course claims then counter claims, even Jesus is supposedly a traveler from these subterranean levels (keeping mind there are also those who claim he is from outer space.)
Each theory seems to be able to borrow any part of any other theory to support its claim. A lot of the evidence that emphatically proves one point can also be used to infallibly prove another point.
Another popular theory gaining followers today is the "Grey invasion theory". A variation which is becoming popular is the subterranean element which briefly states that the Roswell crash was not of an interstellar or interplanetary type craft but a craft from the inner earth. Technology was back-engineered from the craft eventually finding its way into some of our latest stealth planes or jet fighters.
This along with captured nazi UFO's has lead to the developments of some fairly advanced technology even Velcro has at times been linked to advanced gained from alien or inner earth technology. There are even those like Robert Lazar who claim to have been part of this back engineering process.
One can take the evidence from the Roswell case mold it re-shape it claiming that the aliens with their super advanced technology are from anywhere on or off the earth. That same reasoning can also be used to show that the Grey's are here to either save mankind or enslave it.
One variation has the aliens as benevolent beings who came here (from above or below) to save us from some impending doom. Both natural as well as manmade disasters have been detailed. Other theorem has the aliens as terrible invaders who are trying to take over our planet. In a variation on this they are the vanguard for a massive fleet of reptilian creatures. Who will arrive on a vast spaceship (planetoid) called wormwood that is even now hurtling toward us from the deep of space. This is called the "Red Dot" addition, which is a subject I will deal with at another time.
The earthbound hypothesis is rapidly gaining more followers or adherents. Many who once believed that UFO's must necessarily be from outer space are now changing their outlook reexamining theories. The more we discover about deep space, just how far away life must be, if it exists, the more prone UFO theorist are to place the origins of these craft a lot closer to home perhaps even right here on the earth.
From the time Kenneth Arnold saw his nine discs over mount Rainer in Washington State until as recently as 1985 it was still possible to find contactees who claimed that all visits by UFO's originated somewhere within our own Solar System. The reasoning behind the theory was basically sound; it did away with the problems of faster than light travel. If the UFO's where coming from our own celestial neighbourhood say Mars or Venus even Saturn then you need not have worried about the mathematics involved. One need not take into consideration the millions of years needed to travel from even our closest neighbour outside of our solar System.
Our nearest neighbour in the universal sense is the star Alpha Century. Even assuming that there was a planet near Alpha Century that could sustain life then assuming that that life was intelligent enough to build small saucer shaped craft. Then assuming that they would want to travel all that way, buzz a few farmers never actually reveal themselves to us. It would take by the most conservative estimates, about four million years to get here from there.
It was convenient for aliens to be from Venus or to have bases on our moon as it solved this problem of space travel, even at light speed. Today however we know enough about our immediate part of the galaxy especially our own Solar System to be fairly well certain that there is no life close by except of course ours.
This places contactees like Adamski or others of his ilk in a very awkward position. There are still people who believe Adamski's claim that he went to Venus as well as Mars. They believe that life similar to ours Existed on these planets. Either these contactees where being lied to, or they where doing the lying. Recent evidence suggests that it was the contacts not the aliens who lied.
I had heard the George Adamski story from many sources I had seen several of his pictures, which looked quite convincing considering how long ago they were taken. There were claims that he was an hoaxer in for the money, other people saying that he was some sort of hero, while others who thought that he was quite mad.
Adamski's first book 'Flying Saucers Have Landed' is basically a short story, which describes his first initial sightings of craft through to a meeting with one of the Occupants. The occupant was allegedly from Venus Adamski gave him the name Orthon. The book finishes with Adamski claiming that the Orthon would return to visit him again.
Claims made in this book are no wilder than many other contactee claims. However, when we move to the second book 'Inside the Space Ship', things start becoming a little bit too bizarre. The second book details further contacts with the man from Venus. In its amazing pages we are introduced to a Martian as well as a man from Saturn. All these people are Human Adamski tells us that he is told that all the planets in the Solar System are inhabited.
The Scout Ship takes him to the Mother Ship where others meet him taking it in turn to show him around the ship. He is then taken to a Laboratory where they view the surface of the moon. Adamski claims there are spacecraft hangers inside the larger craters of the Moon. On the 'dark' side of the moon he claims there are clouds, mountains, rivers, lakes forest even cities!
Adamski's books are only recommended for serious UFO researchers or others interested in the history of ufology.
Recently the ufonaughts have moved further afield. Zeta Riticuli or other far off galaxies are much too far away for us to determine what the probability for life is. How convenient is it for contactees or chanellers that it is extremely unlikely in our lifetime or indeed many lifetimes to come that our scientist will be able to refute any claims for life on these far galaxies. We of course return to the problem of distance verses time but there are ways around that too, as we shall see.
Not unlike the Christian concept of god, the more that we discovered about the universe the further away God seemed to get. Aliens are also getting further away. Some however are getting closer. From right here on Earth or as many conspiracy theorists would have us believe "right under our noses".
Many people claim that there is a possible earth bound origin for the strange craft that flit about our skies. Even as Betty and Barny Hill (no relation) where claiming that their aliens where from Zeta Reticuli others where stating that the lost continent of Atlantis was the UFO's home base.
According to Mm Bavalski founder of the Theosophical society, or followers of the sleeping prophet Edgar Cacey Atlantis somehow survived the deluge. its machinery still operating as late as 1920.
These super weapons deep beneath the waters of the Bermuda triangle are responsible for the planes or ships that disappear in the area. Super weapons like these also feature in the Shaver mysteries.
According to Shavers supporters chief of which was the late Ray Palmer* a well known some might say respected science fiction editor (more on Mr Palmer later). The earth is hollow inhabited by a race of beings called Dero, s. These evil insidious creatures delight in using their technology to hassle or befuddle those of us that live on the surface world. Their amazing technology includes mind-altering machines including, you guessed it UFO's.
The base for theses UFO's is some where in the arctic circle. Palmer even produced a satellite photograph of a giant hole at the South Pole through which these craft could enter. Proof positive, proof that is also being resurrected more recently by those who follow the Nazi UFO hypothesis.
Apparently the Nazis where either visited by aliens during the final stages of W.W.II or given the technology to build antigravity engines, eventually developing a working interplanetary craft. Or they invented it themselves. Right now even as you read this there are secret bases on the moon ( off world neighbourhood hypothesis) they have travelled to Mars, even becoming stranded there for a while. Survivors of the Third Reich are living in secret bases on the Moon, thus avoiding the war crimes tribunal.
Did the German scientist get their hands on a flying saucer as far back as 1939 or was Roswell the first contact, are all UFO's or at least the great majority of sightings actually secret government test flights of the next stage of stealth craft. A natural progression of off world hypothesis is that some secret government or organisation has developed or been given the knowledge of antigravity. Knowledge which these individuals are keeping to themselves, only to be revealed at the last minute perhaps as one Japanese investigator states , " To appear at the last moment saving us all from some earth shattering catastrophe, they will arrive in UFO's which they already have".
Several writers have covered both the off world with the Earthbound hypothesis's by stating that "They will claim to be our long lost space brothers or they will claim that they knew about the coming doom all along "Had to keep it all secret for our own protection". Either way we will all be their thankful yet unwitting slaves from then on. Stan Deyo** makes similar claims in his 'Cosmic Conspiracy' yet leans toward the dark forces of Satan as the true course of all our woes.
The whole Roswell affair hinges on a small but ever decreasing amount of evidence that says that the US government is in cahoots with the evil greys. The Roswell situation came about due to two elements.
Frank Scully's book 'Behind the Flying Saucers' (1950) then Allendes claims to have witnessed the Philadelphia experiment. Both have taken on the proportions of urban legend having grown into a mixed up conglomeration of claims then counter claims. Ending recently in the sudden mysterious arrival on the scene of the alien autopsy footage.
Frank Scully was the American columnist who first suggested to the world that recovered flying disks with a crew of little men were in the possession of the US.
In his book, 'Behind the Flying Saucers', Scully claimed that up to that time there had been four such recoveries.
These stories have since proved very unreliable no supporting evidence has been uncovered. Scully sited various 'sources' which now seem dubious. Scully is also the name given to one of the characters in the hit TV series the X Files. Perhaps this is an in- joke on the UFO community as Dana Scully is the Series sceptic?
The same people who a few years ago where stating that the MJ12 documents are the genuine article, where a few years before that flocking to Eric Von Danikens lectures. Before that people of the same mentality where just as easily beguiled or beflumixed by Adamskis claims that he had been to Venus or that a photo of a chicken brooder*** was a flying saucer. Understandably they also wanted to believe that the autopsy footage was real but by this time it was too late serious investigators had had enough. Almost nobody rushed out instantly believing the footage was genuine. We were learning.
The latest claim by fanatics is that the whole thing from beginning to end was an elaborate ruse or disinformation exercise. In other words there is a real conspiracy going on the whole Roswell thing including everything created around it was simply to throw us off the track. This does not take into account the growing evidence that the whole thing from beginning to end was a hoax. Chief amongst the candidates for smartest joker of the century is Bill Moore.
More recently Billy Meier the one armed Swiss contactee claimed that he had been in contact with beings from the Pleaides. Billy became famous for his remarkably clear photographs of the pelaideians Beam Ships. Billy's remarkable photo's included, shots of the beautiful alien girl Samjese, Photos of Jesus on the cross even a close up of the supernova dubbed Gods eye. Amazing stuff which people wanted to believe but in the end couldn't, it was just too good. But then so was Adamski.
There are those that still believe Adamski Shaver or Miere. The number of true believers is getting smaller, not so small as to have no effect on how people feel about those of us that study the phenomena, the press has a field day with mass suicides that are linked to comets, people gassing themselves because they fear the MIB's. Or others who try to implant Orgone energy into cardboard boxes because the King of UFO's told them that the aliens told him to tell them to do it. People look at all of us, even the serious investigators like we are all mad wild eyed fringe cultist's waiting for the space brothers to arrive taking us away.
With the MJ12 documents now discredited to a very reasonable degree (save a few holdouts) I have predicted where the next big turn in ufology will be. Ufologists must now turn away from Mars, Venus or other planets within our reach, we know far too much about these planets to suppose that here could be life intelligent enough to build ships then travel here.
Mars is by all accounts a beige coloured dead world. Anyone with Internet access who dials up NASA can log straight onto information from Observer the latest Mars probe verifying this for themselves.
We must look away from our own planet, there are so few places left unexplored that the possibility of secret bases is so far remote as to be nothing more than conspiratorial wishful thinking.
The simple fact is that the Amazon, the Antarctic or the bottom of the Bermuda triangle do not contain secret bases earth bound space creatures or long lost super advanced races of Atlantean's. True believers may not like it but it is unavoidably true. The supposed evidence for such claims has shown to be lacking in substance being based on arguments that come apart at the slightest logical questioning tug.
While folding space-time theorem offers an intriguing mathematical puzzle, there is no evidence that UFO's come from our own future or from identical universes that interlock with ours. Even the mountains of documented UFO reports do not support this theory. (Although I predict that these reports will very soon begin appearing). This newest location hypothesis will make the basis for the next millennium of discussion, for the moment though it remains just a theory.
Right now the UFO community is sitting on the verge of a new wave of speculation together with new perhaps incredible discoveries about the origins of the craft, (channelers not withstanding).
The stir coursed by the MJ12 documents then the Autopsy footage have gone the same way as the Miere or Adamski sensations. What is left in its wake? A new breed of investigator, one who is willing indeed only too eager to check then recheck any claims made about secret documents or amazing pieces of film, try claiming now that you are a government agent with secret knowledge, see how long you can keep up the pretence. Fewer people are going to come forward with FOIA papers with bold black ink all over them. People are going to research, investigate double checking each fact for themselves. Ufologists are now undertaking their own investigations relying less on the observations or claims of other people.
Had the Santanelli film been released ten years ago there would have been no shortage of people prepared to jump on the bandwagon. The 90's however saw a new breed of UFO investigator not so ready to jump in where angels fear to tread. We looked at the film, examined the stock, looking for errors or inconsistencies most importantly we asked questions. Throughout the years there have been those that stayed true to the real nature of the enigma, Santanelli however wasn't stupid he knew as many people would buy the film in an effort to prove it fake as would purchase it because they believed it.
* There is a general consensus that I agree with that Palmer did not really support or believe Shavers theories. That Palmer was the Col Parker of his time he could see a dollar to be made.
** As far as I know Stan Deyo has never actually said this in print. But, this is a pretty big but, he admitted it to me personally in an interview some years ago.
*** There is the claim that the designer of the chicken brooder actually used Adamskis drawing as a model for the feeder. However as far as know Adamski never received any royalties.