Jeremy Vaeni that is. Of course, he has always been deep. Always went in different, thoughtful directions, into himself, into others, around. Anyway, it’s not all about aliens and UFOs and Bigfoot and Mothman. So listen. Listen to him already, if you haven’t yet. He continues to think and grow and ponder about all kinds of things.
Being snarky. A popular blog that some think highly of — why, I have no idea — has gone covert. After a few posts about the lack of comments left by visitors to this blog, which is known for snarky-ness, outright insults, and pedantic arcane language that would put Shakespeare to sleep, the blogger (who I will not name, have refused to refer directly to this person by name for over ten years) has shut his blog off to the hoi polli. That’s you and me by the way. Great unwashed masses of illiterate saucer heads. That’s us, my friend.
UFO Land is a place full of contradictory crazy makers. Complaining about little “serious” UFO study, deciding what and who is “serious” and rejecting those who don’t fit one’s personal agenda. Then pulling a Robert Bigelow and shutting off public access.
I don’t care (oh I know, “then why are you writing about it Ms. Lee?” one could ask) but I find it amusing, frustrating, and hypocritical all at once. The blog always annoyed the hell out of me anyway. But I’m in a bit of a mood right now and get fed up with know it alls who get away with bullying in this field. Actions like that validate my original thoughts regarding that this pundit is to laugh, after all.
Stuart Davis was last night’s guest on Coast to Coast; George Knapp hosting. I had not heard of Davis before. A fantastic interview! Different, and yet . . . a lot of what was discussed seemed familiar.
Davis has had his own experiences in the metaphysical-high-strangeness-UFO realm, including encounters with Mantids (praying mantis entities.) His encounters include many moments of synchronicity.
Aside from Davis’s experiences, he has apodcast: Aliens and Artists. Davis explores the relationship between artists, UFO etc. expedites, and the creative expressions.
I really think this is one path to follow in order to get closer to some understanding of the phenomena.
One thing Davis talked about was that moment when we’re meditating, or relaxed, maybe going to sleep but still awake — those in between moments — and we are consciously (or, sometimes not so much) inviting non-human energies into our space. “They” seem to know when we are open, and vulnerable. I’ve had a few of these drop-in visitors while in this state.
One was very silly. I was doing an experiment with a friend of mine who has had a life long experience with UFOs, aliens, and all kinds of high strangeness episodes. Her children and spouse have as well. So for awhile, we were trying to send each other images. It didn’t work, not for either of us. But, what did pop into my mind was the typical gray, except he/she/it had a balloon type head. Very cartoonish. It was like the thing was laughing at me. It was very Trickster like; wouldn’t go away, kept coming back. The harder I tried to get rid of it the more it stuck around.
Now, I’m not suggesting this was literally a Balloon Clown Alien from Outer Space. Just that in my in betwixt and between state, with intent, energies morphed and appeared. They could have been from my subconscious: me thinking deep down this whole thing was silly and I shouldn’t try. Or, not. Or, something in between, a bit of this, a bit of that.
And then these travelers:
Where I was meditating with amethyst and focusing on my third eye. (I’ve had many psychic and entity episodes while using crystals as a conduit.)
And of course, my obsession with the Orange Orb — that UFO I and my spouse saw years ago. We also had missing time with that sighting.
This past March or April, right when the lockdown began because of the Corona virus, I suddenly began drawing “tall whites” and white, orange entities, sometimes emerging from orbs:
Not exactly like the grays — which I’ve “seen” in various encounters – so I don’t know where these tall whites came from. Just playing around during the whole social isolation phase.
And so on. Many more: drawings from childhood memories, UFO sightings, random “mind postcards” like the green warty man/entity, a drawing I’ve been working on.
Well, there’s Google. Go for it. No shame, and yes, you’ll find yourself tumbling down the rabbit hole, but, we all find ourselves there at some point or another. So just know that will happen.
Remember books? Library, bookstores, used and new. Problem is, often libraries have scant and skewed selections. For the most part, libraries don’t take such things seriously. And bookstores — the chain ones — are more about popular topics that sell, than offering books on the meat of the matter. Used bookstores are often better, simply depending on the opinions of the owner. I’ve found some great books in second hand bookstores. Just depends.
Library sales, that’s another source, as Goodwill and other thrift stores. You have to look in all kinds of categories. St. Vinnie’s, at least in my area, really does a good job of placing books according to genre. Goodwill, not so much. Look in not only “paranormal” sections but science, religion, folklore…
eBay, Amazon, and Etsy. You never know.
Don’t give up.
And of course there’s social media, like Facebook, Twitter, etc. Search, lurk, read, ask. Don’t be afraid to ask. Just develop a bit of a thick skin, because there are some know it alls who won’t hesitate for a moment to tell you what’s good, what’s bad, and if you don’t take their advice, you’re a moron.
Blogs. Blogs might be — I hear tell — going out of style, but I will not accept that. Then again, I am the Queen of the Fortean Blogosphere. I have so many blogs, I forget about some of them for awhile. (Most recent, my UFO-Mary blog on blogspot.com) But there is a lot of great info and art and personal narratives and book lists and history that you could easily spend a whole day pursuing such information.
Sure, I have my own list of books that a person new to the field should read. But, while of course I think it’s an important list, it’s just my opinion. Point is, read what you can, when you can, ask questions, don’t entertain trolls (they still exist, even though the 1990’s are over) and think for yourself. Make up your own. mind. And know that your mind will, hopefully, change many times along the way, as you gather more information.
The really only important point is this: staying stuck on a theory is death. Be willing to change, to morph, to evolve. Don’t be afraid to question. And be brave enough to ignore the trolls and debunkers who will try anything — anything — to shut you up if you decide to share your own experience.
I saw this UFO about thirteen years ago in west Eugene. We were at a bar-b-que (summer, don’t recall the month.) Standing around outside, talking, late afternoon/early evening. Typical summer month in Eugene — so it probably was July — humid, cloudy, not hot sunny bright weather.
I remember I was standing in a circle with others, and I’m looking up at the sky. Way up there, very high up, I noticed a cigar shaped object moving steadily across the sky. What was so odd about this was the both the color — turquoise — and its brightness, or luminescence. It seemed to be glowing from within. (As opposed to light, like the sun, reflecting off it.) I kept watching to make sure the entire object was indeed just this one color, which would be very odd for any airplane. No markings, no other colors, no lights. No wings. Just this lit from within turquoise color. The color never changed, nor the shape.
The object was certainly strange enough, but equally strange was the non-reaction of the people I was with. They saw me watching the sky, but didn’t ask me what I was looking at. When I asked them to look at the slowly moving, luminous turquoise object, they simply . . . didn’t. Not one person looked up. In fact, some looked down at the ground, as if this was an embarrassing moment. I wasn’t yelling out “Hey!! Look at the space ship full of aliens from Mars!!!” I simply said, “Hey guys, look at this plane up there…I’ve never seen one like it before.” Or something to that effect. Something very simple and mildly curious.
I’ve never seen an object like that before, or since. Cigar shape, lit from within, turquoise, no markings or appendages, moving very slowly — slower than a plane — and very high up in the sky. I suppose it could have been a blimp, but, it seemed too far up for a blimp, also, the lit from within aspect was very strange. I don’t know if we would have heard a noise from the blimp that high up — if it was a blimp — but I didn’t hear a noise.
Who knows what that thing was? A true UFO in the sense it was unidentified, as well as unusual. I am not suggesting it was an alien spaceship (though, you know, . . . anything is possible) and the object could have a prosaaic explanation. But refusing to look up at the sky to make that determination for yourself — that is just about weirder than the object itself.
Obviously, I will never be a guest on Coast to Coast, at least not with George Noory as host. Dense, doesn’t listen, interrupts, and, right wing. Oy.
I am bemused? Baffled? Intrigued, maybe, by the juxtatposition, or, contradiction, of right wingers who are also immerse in the paranormal, including UfOs. among other things, it amazes me that highly conservative people also buy into cover-ups and unethical, immoral and illegal acts by our own government. The very government they support and defend! Again, oy.
First Half: A graduate of Yale Law School, Stewart Rhodes, is the founder and President of Oath Keepers, He’ll discuss the Bill of Rights and whether the lockdowns put in place for the prevention of the COVID-19 spread are a violation of constitutional rights.
Second Half: Dr. Jack Hunter is an anthropologist exploring the borderlands of consciousness, religion, and the paranormal. He’ll speak about such topics as spirit possession, Spiritualism, and physical mediumship, while posing questions about consciousness, and the nature of reality. [Coast to Coast.com]
How can one be all about the “nature of reality” (as if we know anything) as well as “borderlands of consciousness…” while upholding the thug tactics of an obvious mad man in power?
The virus…what to say? I take it seriously, this is nothing to take casually. Aside from the virus itself, there is all the surreal and truly insane culture around the virus. I wear the masks and gloves and practice social distancing and leave the house only for things like groceries. (After my bout with pneumonia in the fall I am very careful.)
The bozo-nazis who storm state capitols while armed (and yet, often, masked) are unfortunately, yet understandably, thrown into the conspiracy crazy pot. Yet there is the obvious reality: the virus is intentional, and the manipulations by many in power are also intentional. The shadowy forces never tire. They are working feverishly away at keeping the virus culture alive. All the anxiety, frustrations, money problems, intense emotions, political and religious nonsense is kept alive by these forces. Conspiracy? Yes. So what. As the saying goes, just because it’s a conspiracy doesn’t make it not true.
It’s in your face time. rTrump visits a mask making factory — not wearing a mask, though he is wearing goggles for some reason — while, get this, Live and Let Die plays in the background. Just one of many obvious we’re laughing at you, Jack, moments in the current global madness.
Are they really, truly going to go ahead and have this in May? Here in Oregon, schools are closed for the rest of the year, social distancing and self-isolation are encouraged, etc. etc. etc. and yet, it does seem like the annual UFO Fest in McMinnville, OR (home of the famous Trent UFO photos) will continue.