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By Clint F.
I've only had a few experiences where I've seen strange figures and lights in the sky, the first vivid one that I can recall was in the year 2011, when a friend and I were sitting outside his home in the yard late at night talking about subjects like college, video games, and future plans. It was a chilly night and the pine trees loomed over us as the moon lit up the night sky.
As we paused to laugh at a joke, a bright blue series of lights had erupted above us, like a roman candle. Though many sightings appear like a spaceship, this would have been similar to a military aircraft's flairs, yet there was no aircraft heard or seen that would have flow that low to the ground, approximately a mile above us. We tried to debunk it as other things, like meteorites, but nothing on our minds til this day can come up with anything else than a UFO.
There have also been times since then when a friend (as well as my younger brother) and I would be driving around, returning from social gatherings and the like, when we would see similar lights flash above us, this time the "flair-like" balls of flame would be white or orange in color. As of January of 2012, my closest friend that lives across town will contact me, reporting of seeing strange lights in the direction of my house from his outside view, too fluid in movement to be human aircraft and impossible to be a star, since the light or lights would blink and fade out of visibility.
The most unexplainable sighting was on a road trip's return from New Mexico, when me and my fiancee was driving across the Texan desert, a few miles outside Odessa. It was around 11pm and the night sky was cloudless, but something very odd stood out as we searched for the right radio station. Within a second's time, a large, bright blue orb "swooshed" upward just a few hundred feet above and in front of us, like exhaust from a rocket taking off. The object disappeared immediately after, but was possibly small in scale because of the size of the flame, and there is no possible explanation me or my fiancee could come up with, because any small scale craft would have given a sound during the blast, and if the color was as bright as a firework, the shape of the craft would have been given away as well.
But what kind of human aircraft gives off a cyan flame during a maneuver that would render a man unconscious by the G forces? Better yet, one that makes no sound that has the purpose to fly so low?
That moment was when I began research on sightings and UFO technology. I wish to propose a new theory regarding their existence and likely purposes here on Earth.
As if breaking through some dimensional barrier the lights appeared to whirl and
flash as the car spun round and round.
The view from down the road gave the appearance of a very bad wreck and the
police officers, coming upon it, anticipated severe injuries.
They pulled up near the wrecked vehicle in their patrol car and noticed how the
spinning, out of control car had actually crashed into the rock wall of the roadside cut.
However, once out of their patrol car the officers were in for a bigger surprise.
There was no one in the wrecked car nor had anyone been slung out of the
spinning vehicle! Another strange thing was the engine and engine compartment were
Two officers had just seen what they assumed to be an accident happening before
their very eyes and when they arrived at the scene only seconds later they were shocked
to find no one in the car and an engine as cold as if it had never been cranked!
Very frightened, the officers left the scene.
But where had the car come from? Are we to assume that this vehicle crashed into
our reality in northwest Alabama from some other dimension? Did the officers really see
what they thought they saw and was the car really a car or something else? Was the story
a complete fabrication?
The ?Heart of Dixie? has never been known as a hotbed of UFO activity but
following a well-publicized ?flap? around the small North Alabama town of Fyffe in
mid-1989 sightings have been on the increase statewide.
Historically, the state had its first brush with things from outer space on the night
of Nov. 13, 1833 when a vast meteor shower gave the appearance of 200,000 ?shooting
starts? falling per hour across the state.
Though the shower was observed throughout North America and Europe,
Alabamians had a front row seat due to ideal weather conditions.
Many residents thought the end of the world had come and the event was
immortalized in the song ?Stars Fell on Alabama?.
Just north of the small town of Steele an old country road runs along the county
line between St. Clair and Etowah counties. The road, now paved, was once dirt and very
The writer?s mother recalls, how in her youth, she and a friend took a walk up the
road. They observed a small light, about the size of a small plate, moving on the ground
in front of them. The light did not appear as a ball but rather as a ?flat? light moving on
the road near their feet.
During the late 1940s Esie Dothit observed weird balls of light float down the side
of the mountain, cross the valley in which she lived and disappear behind the ridge north
of her home near Wellington.
Mrs. Dothit said she remembers when she stood in her yard and watched as the
lights, red and green in color, would come floating down the mountain in front of her
home. Usually they would come in groups and would ?fly? only a few feet off the
Mrs. Robert Sharpton also remembered the lights. Once, she observed a glowing
light, several inches in diameter, float down the mountain behind her barn.
In the mid-1950s a craft supposedly crashed in southern Jefferson or northern
Shelby County near the location of the old Mustang Drive-In. Personnel from Maxwell
AFB near Montgomery were reported to have recovered this mystery craft.(1)
One of the most famous sightings occurred over Alabama when, on July 24, 1948
at 2:45 a.m., over Montgomery, Eastern Airlines pilot Clarence Chiles and co-pilot John
Whitted saw a glowing, wingless, cylindrical object streak past their plane. They reported
the object to be 100 feet long and 25-30 feet in diameter with two rows of windows and
said it appeared to maneuver to avoid a mid-air collision.(2)
They described the B-29 size, cigar-shaped object as having a pair of rows of
windows or openings that emitted a bright glow. They also reported a bluish glow from
the pointed nose to the rear along the object?s underside. The object emitted an orange-
red exhaust. Some accounts say the DC-3 was rocked by the wash from the object, and an
intelligence report noted a sound was heard similar to that of a rocket. One passenger
reported a strange, intense streak out of his right side window.
Observers at Robbins Air Force Base near Macon, Georgia, reported seeing an
object of the same description about 30minutes before Chiles and Whitted's encounter,
traveling at a high rate of speed headed in the right direction to have been the same
Two Redstone Arsenal employees watched a bowtie shaped object make odd
flight patterns over Huntsville on July, 13, 1950.(4)
USAF control tower operators, a USAF Office of Special Investigations officer
and others, on Aug. 28, 1952, observed six objects flying erratically up and down for
over an hour at Brookley.(5)
On Aug., 12, 1954 an emergency report was forwarded to the Commander of the
Air Defense Command after a red glowing object was observed for 35 minutes west of
the control tower at Maxwell Field, in Montgomery.
When first sighted, the object was motionless, then it moved;
returned to it?s original position and became motionless again.
Four ground personnel along with observers in Columbus, Mississippi also saw the
object. A helicopter was sent to investigate and the pilot reported seeing a saucer-shaped
A Wilmer man?s car went dead when he drove near an 8-feet diameter object
which had landed on a road near Georgetown on Jan. 7, 1966. He described the object as
cone-shaped with a flashing green light. The object hovered and departed at high speed
leaving a smell like sulphur.(7)
The Funk family of Gaylesville, Aug 26, 1966, watched a cluster of four small
lights flying in a triangular formation near their home.(8)
John Padgett, a BIRMINGHAM NEWS employee, and his wife were driving
from Gadsden to Birmingham in September, 1966 when they spotted a bright light sitting
about half a block off Interstate 59. The object appeared 15-20 feet in diameter, round,
with 15-20 pulsating lights.
In the fall of 1968 a friend of this writer was out looking for arrowheads in a field
in North Alabama when around 10 a.m. he noticed an unusual buzzing.
?I looked up and saw a large plane and it was very low . . . I became aware of
another object following at a distance. It appeared to be round, silver in color with a gray
band. It looked like three round windows in the band. I watched the object slowly
approach the plane. When it got to the tail, it flew down and under the plane,? stated my
For years there have been tales of strange lights in Greasy Cove, just south of
Gadsden. On Jan. 24, 1969 a young man was driving through the area one foggy night
when he was followed by an unusual light.
He said the light hovered above his car for awhile, almost causing the engine to
cut out. After a few minutes the light just vanished.
In Shelby County, in 1972, the Bill McCowan family claimed to have been
abducted while driving home on U.S. 280 near Vincent. McCowan claimed he woke up
naked on a table with several small triangle-shaped heads talking to him via mental
telepathy. He later told the media he believed the aliens had experimented on him and his
June, 1972, Peanuts Taylor of Leeds found a piece of material which fell in his
yard which turned out to be part of an ?experimental airfoil? being tested by Hayes Corp.
in nearby Birmingham.(10)
"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood,
but against principalities, against powers,
against the rulers of the darkness of this world,
against spiritual wickedness in high places."
All down through history there have been reports of little strange looking men who seemed to be interested in taking samples from Earth including all types of flora and fauna - vegetables, flowers, barks, moses, farm tools, dogs and clothes from wash lines - returning to their craft and sailing off into the sky.
Others reportedly fled underground.
On Nov. 6, 1957 in Dante, Tennessee and Everittstown, New Jersey the UFO occupants were after dogs. If we are to believe the reports, in Everittstown the dog owner was approached by a 3-feet tall being "with putty-coloured face and large frog-like eyes" dressed in a green suit and cap who said, "We are peaceful people; we only want your dog" (1)
All these actions, while intelligent, hardly seem the type we would expect of higher intelligences from across the universe but we might from a bunch of mischievous, silly elves.
While many UFO occupants are described as small beings like elves, fairies and leprechaun of folklore there are many contactees who report missing time - another connection with folklore when people reportedly lost time playing with those elves, fairies and leprechauns.
Some thought their journeys lasted a little while only to discover hours and sometimes days missing. In the reverse there were other contactees who thought they had been away for many hours when only a few minutes had passed - thereby suggesting that their mind and perceptions had been played with by someone or something on a local level.
Other parallels can be drawn in the amorousiness of the "beings" such as the case of a young Brazilian farmer, Antonio Villas-Boas, who was reportedly abducted in October, 1957 and taken aboard a flying saucer where he was lured into a sex act by a very beautiful woman.
This, if true, may have been one of the earliest cases of reported sexual encounters between humans and aliens but it was certainly not the first.
The Bible records several possible incidents.
"The sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they choose. . . the sons of God. . . came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them," (2)
In THE APOCRYPHA AND PSEUDEPIGRAPHA OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, written about the beginning of the Christian era and composed in Egypt, we read " Here shall stand the angels who have connected themselves with women, and their spirit assuming many different forms are defiling mankind." (3)
And our recent past shows a startling and continuous "defilement" down through history - first as devils consorting with women and now as big-headed, large-eyed, skinny space aliens - their spirit assuming many forms as the need and times change!
"And it came to pass when the children of men had multiplied that in those days were born unto them beautiful and comely daughters. And the angels, the children of heaven, saw and lusted after them, and said to one another 'Come, let us choose us wives from among the children of men and beget us children' . . . And they were in all two hundred, who descended in the days of Jared on the summit of Mount Herman. . . And all the others together with them took unto themselves wives, and each chose for himself one, and they began to go in unto them and to defile themselves with them, and they taught them charms and enchantments, and the cutting of roots and made them acquainted with plants. And they became pregnant, and they bare great giants." (4)
And in 1998 there were many women worldwide who claimed to have bore alien children who were taken from them and returned to the stars. The scheme hasn't really changed over a few thousand years.
These stories also parallel those old tales of men being sexually attacked by succubi.
Are humans designed to replay such foolishness in our minds or do we share our reality and world with aliens we can't quite figure out?.
Chicken farmer Joe Simonton of Eagle River, Wisconsin was, in April, 1961, supposedly given three wheat cakes by UFO occupants after he supplied them with fresh water - another example of "the Gentry and the food from fairyland," a common theme in folklore. (5)
Down through time mediums have given us evidence of other intelligences and while some charge that the utterances come from the mediums' own subconscious, those charges do not seem to hold up completely because if they do then we must concede that the minds of some men, and women, hold an unbelievable vast amount of knowledge - no matter how absurd it appears.
As one writer notes, "Either these mediums are, as they believe, 'channels', or they are creative geniuses of the first order." (6)
Through the ages much literature would seem to have been dictated on an almost mediumistic level.
Small, hairless alien beings with big heads and exceeding small bodies have been around in our literature since the 1920s when science fiction pulp magazines featured artists drawings similar to what abductees are reporting now 70 years later - large heads and eyes, undeveloped facial features, no eyebrows or genitals and smooth gray skin.
And in many of these situations individuals have an sense they have been and are being used.
And well they should considering the words from an occult primer warning about encountering manifestations with, "human shapes, or by shapes whose likeness may or may not exist in the natural world. . . be they elemental or angelic . . . The shapes generally assumed by demons as far from horrendous - at least to begin with, when their owners may still be trying to give a good impression: little children, gentle old folk and beautiful young people of either sex are some of their favourite human disguises. Though not themselves human, they will frequently display as much resourcefulness as the most cunning human being. They will flatter, charm, threaten and cajole the adept with consummate skill in an attmept to gain the upper hand." (7)
And the little men, if they really exists, appear to be studying our planet as they go about collecting vegetables, flowers, bark, mosses, farm tools, and clothes.
They, like the elves, fairies and leprachauns, are usually swift and nimble.
And like those who in the past reported visits to fairyland, so do the contactees as they recall lost time.
Writer Robert Anton Wilson believes our brains can indeed contact Higher Intelligences - advanced adepts who are both human and inhuman, terrestrial and extraterrestrial and located in what might be called a collection of the past, present and future.
In November, 1896, hundreds of residents in Sacramento, California saw a metallic, cylindrical craft floating through the heavens as did others in Omaha, Denver, Kansas City, Dallas and Fort Worth. One man went so far as to claim he had taken a ride on the strange craft and had visited with the strange people aboard - a pattern continued to the present day.
David M. Jacobs, an associate professor of history at Temple University and a UFO researcher for more than 30 years, believes answers to UFOs lie in those who say they have been abducted by aliens,- especially those who speak of being the subjects of sexual experiments.
He believes the abduction phenomenon has shifted the UFO debate and after conducting more than 700 hypnosis sessions with 100 subjects says the new argument is what are they doing to us.
Jacobs said it appears the alien agenda is "using humans for selfish purposes."
Betty Ann Andreasson Luca remembers the night of Jan. 25, 1967 when a UFO landed in her back yard in south Ashburnham, Michigan.
Luca claims she watched as four, friendly, 3-feet tall aliens with pear-shaped heads, big eyes and three-fingered hand, walked through a solid door into her living room.
Their leader, Quazgaa, communicated telepathically with her and told her she was in no danger and invited her aboard their spacecraft. She agreed and they floated her aboard the craft on a beam of light.
Inside the craft Luca underwent a painful medical examination before being placed inside a liquid-filled tube and taken to, the aliens' world in an alternate universe.
She said the aliens want to help prevent our own self-destruction and plan to slowly reveal their existence.
Through hypnotic regression Luca cliames she and other members of her family have been in contact with UFOs since childhood and her family has been tracked by the aliens.
The Lucas claim they frequently have been trailed by federal agents. They talk about black, unmarked military-style helicopters that fly over their home or hover nearby.
ALIEN INTELLIGENCE, Stuart Holroyd, p.88
Book of Enoch, Chapter 19
Ibid, Chapt. 6
ALIEN INTELLIGENCE, Stuart Holroyd, p. 89
Ibid, p. 206
MAGIC, AN ACCULT PRIMER, David Conway
"I believe it is a navigational and power system radiating energy"
Geomagnetic changes have been noted and suspected during UFO sigtings. Gravity and/or the magnetic field is disturbed.
Could psychic activity disturb the gravity field or changes in the field create psychic activity?
Researcher Trevor Constable took infrared photos and found what he called magnetic fluxes or "critters" existing around us.
Other researchers have found immense energies in the structure of space.
Topological worm holes may also exist allowing passage from one point in space to another without crossing over into ordinary space.
Austrian researchers have reported success in teleporting bits of light (photons) via quantum teleportation - a bizarre shifting of physical characterestics in which they disamble the photons and reassemble them three feet away. (1)
Those bits of light called photons have been found to act differently when observed - as if our minds can affect them or can they read our minds!
Princeton physicist Hugh Everett III, in 1957, suggested we impose our perception of reality on the photons and suggested one light photon can exist in an "alternative universe" while the other appears to exist in our own.
He further suggested that what some call a quantum or light wave is really two photons in two different universes.
Physicist Sir Fred Hoyle even suggested paradoxes of quantum physics can only be explained if we accept future possibilities influencing the present. (2)
The German mathematician Zollner did studies on Riemann surfaces - many layers which were neither on top or on bottom of each other yet occupying the same space.
Could such a study of topology, topological folds or spatial folds, open the doors to some enchanted domain - life on the other side of space?
Already there is some research into "atomic telephones" in which sound and images can be transmitted across a solid by means of Mu Mesons.
Perhaps the pyramids and other places of power, including many of the ancient temples, are places in which humans - standing or sitting, may either be affected or be able to affect a point in time due to the precise geometric placement.
Iniation may have served to trigger ancient memories or bring about the opening of doors.
Iniation gestures, as well as movement abductees report aboard UFOs, may trigger us in some way.
Ancient temples and Indian mounds may be sacred architecture guarding the doors of other dimensions as much activity has been reported around these old sites.
UFO researcher and physicist Maurice K. Jessup felt that UFOs were coming through doors.
Strange activity at some sites seems to follow near the 11-year solar cycle.
The book OAHSPE supposedly tells how to construct "doors."
Do these doors emit gravitational waves?
Abductees have told how to move from dimension to dimension - where worlds exist within worlds. "You need to speed up the energy, and then you go to another dimension where the reality is different. In the transistion from one reality to another, you feel like you're contracting and expanding at the same time. . . It's like you become on the one hand, part of everything, and everything becomes part of you - at the same time you contract into an infinitesmal point." That, said one contactee, is the secret of moving from one dimension to another. (3)
And simple action seems to bring on contact. Ramtha appeared as an apprarition to Seattle housewife J.Z. Knight while she and her husband were making paper pyramids.
A Benedictine Catholic monk claimed "the Goddess" came to him during meditation and he and she had "sacred" sex.
Psychologist Carl Jung believed we could create reality with our thoughts while occultist Madame Blavatsky wrote about seven levels of reality.
Arthur Young, inventor of the Bell helicopter, also talked about seven levels of reality or existence.
Other New Age researchers and writers such as Robert Leichtman and Carl Japiske suggest mythlogical divinities, heroes and heroines have been created down through the ages by the collective unconscous of mankind and that individuals with psychic ability can create or tap into these thought-forms and make them come alive.
And New Zealander Bruce Cathie developed what he thought was a grid system used by the UFOs. Using harmonic math he found a system with an equator identical to the Earth's magnetic equator.
"I believe it is a navigational and power system radiating energy"
suggesting Earth as a power base Cathie said. He felt a device could be constructed to tap the power source. (4)
Researcher Gregory Little also told of a web of energy - magnetic lines crisscrossing Earth.
Perhaps detailed geophysical surveys - gravity surveys, magnetic surveys and aero-radioactivity surveys should be made of the Earth - particularly certain spots where anomolies or UFO events have been known to occur.
Readings of the earth's magnetic field during dust devils has shown dramatic positive readings and acustical obervations have been made during auroras which indicated sounds in the infrasonic range (-1-16 hz) (5)
The ancients also left a globe scarred with their massive designs. Along the Colorado River from Needles, California to Yuma, Arizona are doodles, human figures 158 feet high, pumas, horses, lizards,quail and 150 feet long snakes along with mazes, rectangles, circles and spirals; all estimated to be around 10,000 years old.
There are 250 of the glyphs in California, Arizona and Mexico.
Similar symbols are located over the world and many sightings of UFOs include mention of strange markings on the craft - some similar to those eteched in the sands of the earth while others resemble the old astrologers symbols.
In June, 1967 a rash of mysterious horseshoe shaped markings appeared on a asphalt road in Lunenbury County, Virginia along with strange aerial noises and tv interference.
THE HUNTSVILLE TIMES, 12-11-97
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, Colin Wilson, p 410-411
ABDUCTION – HUMAN ENCOUNTERS WITH ALIENS, John Mack, p. 250
5. GEOPHYSICAL JOURNAL, 1971