Tag Archives | UFOs
Why is it that men seem more into UFOs and conspiracy theories whereas women tend to favour ghosts and psychics?
A recent wideranging article on the BBC website describes a UFO conference and briefly mentions the phenomenon:
The predominant demographic is older men. But somewhere between a quarter and a third of Bufora attendees look under 30 and a similar proportion are female.
You can’t have an active interest in these topics without noticing that women tend to flock to psychic nights in greater numbers whereas UFO conferences tend to have a clear male bias.
The Unexplained Mysteries website claims:
… Read the rest
research has indicated that belief in various paranormal topics differs between men and women.
While both genders tend to believe in paranormal topics the key difference is in which ones. Teacher and researcher Kylie Sturgess found that women were more likely to believe in astrology, psychics and ghosts whereas men are more predisposed to believe in aliens, cryptozoological creatures and conspiracy theories.
Ironies upon ironies: During a public appearance at the National Atomic Testing Museum retired Air Force Col. Charles Halt, a former spokesman for the Air Force’s now defunct UFO “investigation” arm, Project Blue Book”, stated that the government is engaged in a cover-up regarding the existence of UFOs:
… Read the rest
“Folks, there is an agency, a very close-held, compartmentalized agency that’s been investigating this for years, and there’s a very active role played by many of our intelligence agencies that probably don’t even know the details of what happens once they collect the data and forward it. It’s kind of scary, isn’t it?
“In the last couple of years, the British have released a ton of information, but has anybody ever seen what their conclusions were or heard anything about Bentwaters officially? When the documents were released, the timeframe when I was involved in the incident is missing — it’s gone missing.
" The reality of the world today is that grounding ethics in religion is no longer adequate."Nor was it ever so, and Buddhism has long held to this fact in its diverse applications of the simple monikor - If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him. So let's move past any undue shock over those statements and get straight to the UFOs. In 1992 John E. Mack, the noted Harvard Professor who specialized in abduction experiences, had the opportunity to meet with the Dali Lama and discuss his views on the UFO phenomenon. Central to this is Mack's theory, similar to that of Jacques Vallee, that whatever is behind the UFO phenomena, and specifically abduction experiences, is central to changing our perceptions of reality and the progress of our culture. It is interesting to hear Mack discuss the difference in how the Buddhist world view integrates these experiences, juxtaposed with how the 'Western materialist' mindset faces these anomalous encounters:
Mystical experiences often make people re-examine their belief systems. From Saul of Tarsus to Joan of Arc, a single glimpse at a mysterious light or the sound of a disembodied voice can cause some men and women to drop everything and start life anew. Apparently, experiences with UFOs are no different. Check out this article on UFOs and mystical experiences at Philadelphia’s Weekly Press.
… Read the rest
It’s no secret that witnessing unexplained phenomena like UFOs can cause many people to rethink old beliefs. For the Forello’s, this meant the end of regular church going. “We used to be regular church goers. I was a lay minister, but seeing these things got me to reassess the birth of Christ and the role of the Virgin Mary,” Rich said. “This came in conjunction with the idea of artificial insemination. I thought… somebody impregnated her…”
One theory among believers about why aliens are here is that they are working on a hybrid-mating program with human beings.
There are many competing theories about the origins and nature of UFOs. For example, researchers Brad Steiger and Sherry Hansen Steiger have a list of seventeen theories at their website. In UFO: The Complete Sightings (1995) by Peter Brookesmith, there is a list of nine theories. Further, these theories are often categorized. In The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Extraterrestrial Encounters (2001) edited by Ronald D. Story, the subject is divided into “conventional (unintelligent)” and “unconventional (intelligent)” encounters.
Others use terms like “natural” versus “unnatural,” “material” versus “immaterial,” or “physical” versus “non-physical” to categorize, or break down, the UFO situation. Choose whatever terms feel best to you. Below is a simplified breakdown that gives three categories of UFO manifestation:
• External UFO theories suggest that UFOs are phenomena that originate outside of the human mind, whether physical, ethereal, or inter-dimensional.
• Internal UFO theories suggest that UFO phenomena originate within the human mind—that they are psychological, spiritual, and/or inter-dimensional.… Read the rest