Is There An Alien Strategy?
After 55 years of continued UFO reports indicating a wide range of UFO/alien
behavior, the question must arise as to whether or not the UFO occupants, or
aliens, are carrying out some sort of strategy directed at us. And if so, what
kind of strategy?
According to Elaine Douglass, for example, it is evident they are participating
in maintaining the UFO cover-up. That this is the case follows from the fact
that never, in hundreds of thousands of sightings and large numbers of
abductions, have they stayed around long enough for the news media of the
developed world to converge upon the scene, and never have they left sufficient
evidence behind to satisfy scientists who value their professional reputations.
That this could be the result of random behavior seems entirely implausible,
given the reality of the UFO phenomenon. This then must be one element of an
A prime factum is the oft-noted feature that during this extended period of
time, and during past millennia as well, they have not wiped us out, enslaved
us, or taken over the planet despite in all probability possessing the
capability of doing so. From this it is usually concluded that the aliens
involved are non-hostile, at least to society as a whole. This lets us know that
their strategy does not entail outright hostility.
Now, many of us are aware from science fiction, in particular Star Trek, that
advanced, exploring ETs (in that case, us) may obey a "prime directive" in
regards to less advanced alien beings of other planets. The intent of the
directive is that the advanced beings not disrupt the developing civilization of
the lesser advanced beings who are not yet aware of life outside their planet.
Interestingly, papers have appeared in the peer-reviewed scientific literature
that incorporate this thought The researchers allow that exploration, rather
than, exploitative colonization, could be a likely behavior of advanced aliens,
who may be treating us as if in a zoo, a nursery, or carrying out a quarantine
or embargo against Earth until we are better prepared for contact.
This theme has, for example, been accepted as a possibility by Newman & Sagan,
who referred to such ethical guidelines as a Codex Galactica. They also wrote,
"Some subset of moderately advanced civilizations may be engaged in the
exploration and colonization of other planetary systems; however, their mere
existence makes it highly likely that their intentions are benign and their
sensitivities at our level of technological adolescence delicate."
However, a total embargo or hands-off strategy of Earth as part of an alien
strategy would be self-defeating, in that when the time came when overt alien
contact could no longer be delayed or prevented, the shock of sudden
confrontation with a superior civilization would still be devastating to our
society. Thus a "leaky embargo" strategy has been proposed. The UFO phenomenon
constitutes the "leak in the embargo," serving the purpose of conditioning
society for eventual alien contact.
This conditioning appears to be a prolonged educational process directed mainly
towards those who are inquisitive and open to the possibility of an alien
presence. It is then left up to the latter, plus the eyewitnesses themselves,
who are typically found to be one person in 12 or 15, to try to persuade the
rest of society of the reality of the UFO/alien presence.
UFO sightings not only enlighten those who can accept it, but provide them with
significant information as to the aliens' level of technology-the capability of
their craft to withstand tremendous accelerations, hover without making noise,
travel at large supersonic speeds without producing sonic booms, disappear
suddenly or become invisible, change shape, etc.
The educational aspect
Encounters with the aliens themselves have further educated us on their psychic
abilities, communication via some form of mental telepathy, ability to block out
memories or provide screen memories within their abductees' minds, etc. By
comparison, another purpose of the strategy, then, is evidently to cause us to
recognize our own lowly place within the hierarchy of intelligent life forms in
Most interesting is that even the aliens who carry out the abductions and animal
mutilations, plus those who engage in less traumatic contacts, abide by the same
strategic guideline as followed by the aliens who provide "ordinary" UFO
sightings: they do not leave sufficient evidence behind that would force
unwilling skeptics to believe what is unthinkable to them. If this were not
true, science would have caught on to the reality of the UFO phenomenon,
including abductions, years ago.
Hence, the aliens engaged in the abduction phenomenon and animal mutilations
cannot be considered totally independent of whichever alien group may be in
charge of overseeing the strategy by which they all abide.
It may be noticed that although these deductions indicate that the aliens
involved can wield great power and advanced technology, they no longer need be
treated as gods/goddesses, now that science and astronomy have carried us to the
point where we can appreciate the likelihood of the aliens' extraterrestrial
origins and how their advanced capabilities should seem like magic to us.
The fact that the aliens in charge have not protected us from our own follies
and wars has not prevented traumatic abductions from occurring-and have
sometimes caused physical ailments in close-encounter witnesses should further
deter us from calling them gods or equating them with true God, the Universal
Consciousness (assuming such exists). On the other hand, the counterbalancing
benign or favorable aspects of the UFO phenomenon as discussed above, which
include healings of some abductees' and witnesses' physical problems, and
imparting an increased psychic and spiritual awareness to others, suggest we
should follow a middle path regarding alien ethical levels, treating them as
neither angels nor demons.
Though it may be more speculative, I therefore view this aspect considering them
on the whole as neither gods nor evil enemies, but entities rather like us
except for their great headstart over us-as another element of the strategy the
aliens in charge wish to put across to us.
This, along with the variety of reported alien types and behaviors, suggests
that we will need to consider each future alien encounter on its own merits, as
common sense would dictate, while keeping in mind what the UFO phenomenon of the
past several decades has taught us. Because of the variety of alien types, I
have frequently referred to "aliens in charge" in connection with implementation
of the alien strategy.
Other aspects of the strategy
A disproportionate number of UFO sightings have occurred at nuclear missile
silos and over nuclear power plants, and in the former case, nuclear missiles
have even been remotely disarmed by the UFO. This strongly suggests that another
element of the alien strategy is to discourage the use of nuclear weapons and
nuclear power as well.
A key topic that aliens communicate to their UFO experiencers is the grave
danger of Earth and its environment becoming unlivable through human
destructiveness carelessness, hatred, and greed. Emphasis of this concern then
appears to be another facet of the alien strategy, probably because it is indeed
of paramount importance.
On a less pessimistic note, their concern that we mend our ways suggests that
they believe the future is not a fixed inevitability. This in turn suggests that
the aliens, for the most part at least, are not time travelers from Earth's own
future, tampering with a history assumed to be fluid and changeable.
As mentioned at the beginning, an important part of the strategy is that the
aliens maintain the UFO cover-up at the same time as they covertly disclose
their presence to selected witnesses and experiencers. There are a variety of
means by which they can accomplish this. They can purposely locate and time many
of their UFO sightings to occur within an hour or two of a scientifically
explainable event, such as a bright meteorite, an earthquake, a volcanic
eruption, or reentry of satellite debris.
Then, although most witnesses will be astounded by the remarkable,
non-explainable aspects of their sighting, non-witnesses may ignore these
features of a UFO report if they wish and assume the event was the nearby
scientifically explainable one, which it in some way resembled. Also, the aliens
may exhibit a UFO craft that in some ways resembles a man-made or natural
object, such as an airplane, helicopter, large balloon or even a cloud. The
eyewitnesses will notice the eerie differences, such as not giving off any
sound, not having wings or not using "navigational" lights of proper placement
and color, in the case of aircraft, and not moving with the wind like any
balloon or cloud does; however, the non-witnesses who read of the report may
ignore such details and assume the witnesses were mistaken.
The aliens may also communicate some disinformation, contradictory thoughts, or
silly science to their abductees and contactees, who, when they report it, can
get accused by scientists of having invented their stories, and be ridiculed.
The aliens' "magical" technology and apparent intelligence thus permits them to
stay several jumps ahead of our scientists and ufologists alike, though at the
personal expense of some UFO experiencers.
It may be that the aliens are patiently waiting for us to realize these facets
of their strategy, which may seem so obvious in hindsight, and are waiting for
us to convince our fellow man, especially those in position of authority, before
making their first overt contact with humanity.
The alternative scenario is that the aliens will make their presence known
worldwide soon after some devastating global disasters, either natural or of
mankind's making, have caused our civilization to collapse, in which case they
need no longer fear that it would be their own overt presence that would produce
the same reaction.
It is true that we cannot know all, or even much, of what's in the minds of the
aliens who are involved in the UFO phenomenon. However, this should not deter us
from making logical sense out of the information they have chosen to impart to
us during the past 55 years of UFO sightings and encounters.
Having a handle on what the alien behavior is all about, and their
implementation of a consistent though complex strategy, should help to make the
UFO topic less unpalatable to professional scientists, who don't like to study
what doesn't make sense to them, and who are the linchpins in the maintenance of
the UFO cover-up.
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"Little Green Man" added:
It's a sad fact that debunkers are people who have become comfortably
settled with a mindset. They are deeply unwilling to admit that there might
be something wrong with their position. If small facts like public sightings
of UFO's contradict their mindset, they tend to ignore them. If the
contradictory facts grow larger, as with Aviation and Police reports, they
become distressed and angry. They are totally unaware that there is anything
unreasonable about this reaction.
Science is a method of investigating the universe. Any good investigator
begins by trying take his bearings. He attempts to form a mental map of the
kind of universe he thinks he is investigating. (Ptolemy's map showed the
earth at the center of the universe and the stars and planets all revolving
around it). This mental map is called a "paradigm".
Looking at the history of science, we see that paradigms are always being
scrapped and replaced by new ones Scientists seem to hate to abandon their
old paradigms, and cling to them as long as possible, ignoring or dismissing
new evidence that is pushing them into reconsidering. So it is with
debunkers. We all have a need to believe that the universe is a stable and
orderly place. We tend to ignore things that upset our basic sense of
"normality" or try to forget them as quickly as possible. This is not so
much choice, as a subconscious mechanism. We just have to recognize that
different people can stand different degrees of uncertainty. Acknowledgment
of extra-terrestrial life, and recognition of an alien strategy is always
going to be unpalatable to many people.
Without studies and serious discussions concerning UFOs and like phenomena
we can never hope to begin to produce a paradigm that will satisfy most
sceptics. There will always be a core of people who refuse to abandon their
secure view of the world. We must continue to build a strategy which can
deal with contact with extra-terrestrials, just as extra-terrestrials will
almost certainly have adopted a strategy to attempt to deal with us on our
war-torn, starvation ridden and divided planet.