Towards the end of last year I had a number of experiences which lead me to believe that taking a step back from the UFO subject was probably a healthy thing to do. I needed time to process them. I have no doubt in my mind that my experiences were results of genuine phenomena, but what the phenomena actually were and what they tell us about ourselves and the universe is open to question and debate. I’ve been convinced for some time that dissembling is often present within UFO and paranormal phenomena, so the idea of taking the experiences at face value or taking the empirical evidence literally seems foolish.
The one thing that can be said with certainty is that the UFO subject – real or not – has shaped our modern culture. It is one of the most searched terms on the internet, it dominates movies and television, and it even plays a role in shaping our beliefs. Our culture, almost without question, links the UFO subject with extra-terrestrial visitation.
But what if that isn’t the case? Or – more likely, in my opinion – what if the phenomenon is multi-faceted and no single explanation accounts for all genuine UFO sightings? What if the answer to many of these unexplained experiences was something far more esoteric than ET visitation? Maybe something we haven’t even considered yet?
To me, it seems awfully arrogant to believe that unexplainable things can’t and don’t happen. We live in a vast universe and know very little about how it all works, how our brains work, what a soul is, what consciousness really is and how it connects us to one another, or even how we got here. And even with all our current technology, there are still unexplored corners of Earth. We are constantly discovering new things, having to adapt our science and ways of thinking to compensate for the latest findings. If we took a step back in time even a decade, we could barely comprehend the computer processing power we have today.
But does that mean that UFOs exist? That Bigfoot exists? That ghosts exist?
Not necessarily. But I’ve seen UFOs, I’ve had some pretty crazy experiences and I’ve had unexplainable things happen to me. That’s why I am doing what I am doing. You may be skeptical because you haven’t had these experiences. I can’t fault anyone for that. I doubt I would believe any of it if I hadn’t experienced it myself either, so I welcome skeptical viewpoints and debate in all aspects of paranormal research. A good skeptical argument may just be the one thing that stops us from falling down the rabbit hole – or at least guides us gently down it.
People who spend any time considering the UFO phenomena seem to fall into roughly three groups: the definitive believers (or “paranormalists”, to use the more recent term), the skeptics, and the debunkers.
Skeptics and debunkers would probably label me a paranormalist/believer, but that isn’t necessarily how I see myself. Just because I believe that unexplainable things happen doesn’t mean I blindly believe in ALL alleged paranormal phenomena and that ALL UFO cases are real. I try to approach each case with an open mind and judge it on its own merits: the evidence, the eye-witness testimonies, the conditions in which the event allegedly occurred. In my own experiences, I am even more careful to avoid jumping to any conclusions.
Can anyone say with 100% certainty that an event occurred in the way that it was reported? No, never. Can I say that an experience I had happened exactly as I recall it? No, never. I rarely draw a definite conclusion that a case is real, and it is actually easier for me to draw a conclusion that something is probably bogus or simply misidentified and may be conventional in nature, but I try not to be dismissive.
I have to admit that previously, reading reports of love-and-light beings from the Pleiades, cat beings from Sirius, the Council of 9, malevolent and vampyric beings who bring couples together to feed on their sexual and emotional energy, reptilian aggressors that rape victims (after shape-shifting from Queen Elizabeth II and family, of course) and the endless steam of grainy videos on YouTube depicting nondescript and distinctly non-impressive lights in the sky – such things tended to make me feel that I was more aligned to a skeptical point of view than that of a conventional believer in some instances.
I believe that it is absolutely essential to the credibility of paranormal research to have skeptical lines of enquiry. It keeps the subject honest and can lead to further debate in what is a vastly complex array of experiences. However, if you are coming to the subject from the outset to try and disprove that anything unusual has ever happened, then you are not a skeptic, you are a debunker. And therein lies a huge difference.
Skepticism is healthy and encourages rigorous questions and investigation. Debunking is destructive by definition and involves an agenda with predetermined conclusions; it is blind denial, making it just as foolish and pointless as blind belief. Unfortunately, there are a lot of debunkers out there who are claiming to be skeptics.
It’s important to remember that just because we can’t prove something happened or find any evidence of the event, that doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen – unless you are a debunker.
Debunking, rather than skepticism, has been the mainstream media’s viewpoint for much of the past 50 years. This combination of dismissal and ridicule has largely been successful in keeping serious research away from the UFO and paranormal subjects, with the notable exception of the military-industrial complex and the odd, renegade, academic paranormalists – often coming to the field as a result of their own experiences.
Even more frustrating are the dogmatic statements asked over and over by members of the media, which both spring from and encourage a debunking stance:
‘Where’s the evidence?’ (There’s actually rather a lot).
‘He must be crazy.’ (Where’s the evidence for that?)
‘It’s all in the mind.’ (Where’s the evidence for that?)
‘That little green men nonsense again.’ (Mostly grey and blue… but, OK, occasionally green.)
This kind of coverage of the subject ignores the millions of people who claim to have witnessed these phenomena, the multiple-witness events, and the most convincing evidence. YES, contrary to popular belief , there is plenty of evidence. J Allen Hynek, godfather of modern ufology and scientific consultant to Projects Sign, Grudge and Blue Book (the official USAF projects that studied the UFO phenomenon between 1947 and 1969), was once asked: “Where is the evidence?” He amusingly replied; “Where do you want the truck to stop?”
The internet and alternative media have brought a revolution in freedom of information never before seen in modern times. The huge interest in these subjects will possibly lead to many more recorded experiences and sightings, as the phenomena interact with the consciousness of freshly open minds. As this flood of new data streams in, it is up to us all (skeptic and paranormalist alike) to examine the cases and evidence with a healthy balance of skepticism and open-mindedness, yet with the respect they deserve. There is no room for blind faith on the part of the paranormalist, nor debunkery on the part of the skeptic, if we are ever going to reach a greater understanding of the universe we live in.
An Introduction To The Resistance – by Lorin Cutts
Sometime around the middle of 2012 I began to notice that a colleague of mine at the Global Radio Alliance, Chase Kloetzke, was leaving remarks on Facebook about being fed up with how the mainstream media mishandles serious paranormal and UFO research. Chase’s comments were notable given her impressive credentials in this subject: 20 years with the Department of Defense, and then serving as the manager of the MUFON Star Team during a difficult transitional period for the organization.
I wondered what had happened to Chase to make her so critical of the media. The UFO subject has definitely had an uncomfortable relationship with the mainstream media; more often than not it is seen as entertainment rather than serious news worthy of the investigative coverage afforded to other subjects. Chase’s views struck a chord with me, since I have had several negative experiences with media coverage of this subject. In 1996 a case I was investigating had been sold to the general public by the mainstream press as nothing more than the planet Venus, and a multiple radar return was explained away as a cathedral spire. There are obviously thousands of tales just like this and it begs two questions: is this part of a cohesive cover up of unexplainable event data and, if so, how is this being executed on such a large scale?
With all of this in mind, I approached Chase in October and suggested we form an official campaign … and The Resistance was born. We launched a Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/kloetzkecutts) right before I went on a trip abroad for a few weeks. The timing was awkward, but offered a twist of fate as one of the people I would be staying with in London is an executive at the BBC… “sleeping with the enemy” as my friend Race Hobbs put it.
After talking to Chase about the experiences that formed her views I learned that, that among many other things, Chase was approached about a year ago regarding the filming of a pilot for a TV show– as then untitled.
“They sent me over the script and I was like – you have to be kidding me. They wanted me in a tank top and waist level in a river – pretending there were snakes in there to add drama as we went about our UFO investigation.” Chase Kloetzke
Chase Kloetzke – “They sent me over the script and I was like – you have to be kidding me. They wanted me in a tank top and waist level in a river – pretending there were snakes in there to add drama as we went about our UFO investigation.”
A suspiciously similar TV show was aired in the summer of 2012 – possibly one of the least credible and most over the top UFO shows ever created by the mainstream media – Chasing UFOs. Is this really the kind of garbage that we have to endure over such a potentially significant subject?
In May of this year, Renegade Productions, a production company working under contract to the BBC received a lot of attention after most of the 12 participants and film crew were detained facedown at gunpoint at a security gate within the Area 51 facility in Nevada. They had all ignored the “use of deadly force authorized” signs and were within the base perimeter. This event and the documentary “UFO Conspiracy Road Trip” received some attention in the national press in the UK and in the UFO research community and I asked my executive friend from the BBC (who prefers not to be named) about this sorry episode.
“What everyone has to realize is that any documentary that is being made for BBC3 isn’t going to be a serious documentary. The demographic for this channel is early 20’s up to 35 and a documentary about UFOs on BBC3 was never going to be a serious documentary – it is going to be purely for entertainment”.
The presenter of the documentary, comedian Andrew Maxwell, seemed to believe that this was more than just entertainment. “Luckily, when the sheriffs turned up this deputy had a sense of humour. It had been rung through to him that I was an Irish comedian leading these UFO nutjobs, that I didn’t believe any of it and was there to DEBUNK it for the BBC.” (reference: http://silverscreensaucers.blogspot.fi/2012/10/presenter-of-truthseeking-bbc-ufo-show.html)
This just adds insult to injury: putting the lives of UFO experiencers and researchers at risk under the pretext of entertainment, which is then used to attempt debunk the subject? It’s not hard to see why getting involved in such projects is potentially very damaging for the seriousness and credibility of this subject.
Richard Dolan did an excellent expose of this whole affair on his KGRA show. His interview with Franky Ma, the only participant who did not get detained at Area 51, is available on KGRA’s archives at http://kgraradio.com/portfolio-view/richard-dolan-show/.
At the opposite end of the scale was the well-made and sadly missed “UFO Hunters”. One of the stars of this show, Pat Uskert, was one of the first people to join our campaign. Pat has said that the finished version of the show was vastly different from his original demo called “UFO Road Trip”. (This is available to view on YouTube and it’s interesting to make a comparison between the two shows.) Pat was critical of his experience of being put through the TV Machine:
“What is happening on TV is designed entirely around ratings. It is sensationalism to attract bigger audiences for more advertising. You won’t find truth there.” Pat Uskert
Peter Robbins has also done some sterling work regarding the historical aspect of UFOs and their treatment in the mainstream media. He has lectured extensively on this subject and his data indicates that there does appear to be a very clear campaign to disniform the public via the mainstream media from the very birth of the modern UFO era.
“But what they are is another question. A question, it seems, which is never accorded the courtesy of an honest answer. And so the shell game has continued down through the decades.” Peter Robbins
We need to change this. We aren’t calling for a boycott of mainstream media participation, but we can all exercise judgment when approached to appear on TV, documentaries, and other media projects. If you feel passionately about this subject and want to see it presented in a serious and respectful way, then don’t participate in shows that are going to bring the subject into disrepute. Let’s all be mindful and not contribute – as much as feasibly possible – to anything that could potentially be a hatchet job or sensationalistic reality TV made strictly for entertainment. They do nothing to advance the credibility of this subject, and provide ammunition for people who want to ridicule it.
Don’t become complicit in the cover up. Utilize alternative media sources as much as possible. We all have a responsibility to take this subject out of the tabloid hit pieces and find other ways to get it into the homes of everyday people so it is shown in a respectful and serious light. We know there is an enormous interest in this subject: Google currently returns over 248 million hits on the search term “UFO”. It’s time to wake up and get serious about the media’s mishandling of what is potentially the biggest story of our time.
I will be appearing with Chase Kloetzke on Project White Paper 9pm EST on Thurday 11th October 2012 at http://www.globalradioalliance.com/ . Together we are launching a major new initiative regarding UFO and paranormal research in the mainstream media. More soon.
High Strangeness 8 – The Very Essence Of High Strangeness: Lorin Cutts with Margie Kay & Jari Mikkola
Lorin Cutts talks with renowned psychic, remote viewer, UFO/alien experiencer/researcher and fellow Global Radio Alliance host and partner, Margie Kay. Margie has done psychic work for the Kansas City PD, solved missing persons cases, done many years of front line paranormal research and had some highly unusual experiences along the way.
Jari Mikkola is the brains behind the International Spirits, Shadows and Secrets Symposium in Edinburgh, Scotland in 2013 – and explains his background in paranormal research. He also explains how the conference appears to be being helped from forces from elsewhere resulting in some rather interesting EVPs (electronic voice phenomena).
Both perhaps represent a different way in trying to view and correlate UFO and alien experiences alongside other paranormal subjects – and perhaps see it as part of a bigger whole. An approach that can possibly ask broader questions of these subjects, our universe and the world we live in.
Aired: 8pm EST, Sunday 16th September 2012. Archive here: http://www.kgraradio.com/free-archives
A misspent youth as a singer/bass player in various punk bands from the age of 14 brought cider-fuelled dreams of rock n roll stardom. That was until an opportunity came along to move to the big smoke and work as a tape-operator and later as an engineer in a London recording studio. It was in this studio that Lorin fell in love with the developing music technology of the day. The studio had been set up in a Camden attic by The Eurythmics to record their ‘Sweet Dreams’ LP, and it was here that he learned how to mix in the dead of night by sneakily digging out master tapes and making his own mixes of tracks.
The studio was also host to a couple of very early drum machines/toys built by legendary Kraftwerk producer Conny Plank. Lorin says, ‘it seems almost dreamlike that my first exposure to electronic music making was in these amazing circumstances. I never truly appreciated how lucky I was at the time. I don’t have many regrets, but if I had one it would be turning down the chance to buy Dave Stewart’s ‘typewriter’ drum machine (the one that appears in the ‘Sweet Dreams’ video) for 50 quid. I simply didn’t have the money’. During this time Lorin worked as tape-operator/apprentice and learned how many records were made. He even appeared on a few and is particularly proud of making crowd noises in a supposed strip club alongside Johnny Thunders on his ‘Copy Cats’ LP.
Stints as engineer, studio manager and vocalist in various indie bands followed until in 1991 when a reluctant visit to Trade club in London showed Lorin how the other side of the music obsessed public lived. This music was just as dark, dirty and rebellious as punk, but without all the hideous hours spent hung over in the back of a transit van on a tour of the East Midlands.
Trade became a weekly scheduled stop and using skills learned during his grueling studio experience, he was soon making tracks for legendary Trade DJs Tony de Vit and Tall Paul as well as those at brand new club-on-the-block DTPM. The following year saw the debut releases of original tracks and remixes on fledgling labels Hooj Choons, Positiva, and Jumpin’ and Pumpin’, and of course numerous obligatory white labels.
A seven year publishing deal was signed in 1994 with Polygram / London Records, but by 1996 he’d become tired of the vacuous place that the music industry and club scene can become. Disillusioned and exhausted, Lorin moved once more and became a West Country recluse, listening to Strange Cargo albums with his sheep dogs in Somerset.
By 2004 Lorin had once again became excited by new developments in music technology, and a growing love of the breaks scene in the UK tempted him out of exile. DJ dates followed in places as far afield as Russia, Europe, and the USA. Exposure to a barrage of amazing new music prompted the launch of music label and multi-media company – mmrmmr. Now based in Portland, Oregon, Lorin spends his time between writing, producing and remixing music, researching UFO’s and frequency healing, and working as a freelance writer.
Lorin is currently working with frequency healing / response and incorporating this technology into his music production.
Lorin is also co-founder and executive partner of KGRA and presents Saturday Night Sounds and High Strangeness radio shows there.
TV credits include: Top Gear, Inbetweeners, Eddie Izzard, Royal Variety Performance, MTV, BBC, ITV, Channel 4. Publishers include: Polygram, Warner Chappell, BMG, Audio Network and BBC Worldwide.
All things Lorin Cutts on mmrmmr.com: here
Radio Host, Journalist, UFO Investigator, Experiencer
British UFO researcher/experiencer Lorin Cutts became fascinated with the subject after his first encounter in Portugal in 1993. After returning to the UK he began to accumulate as many books on the subject as he could, and spent days photocopying every back issue of “Flying Saucer Review” at the Imperial College Library in London. On the advice of FSR editor, Gordon Creighton, Lorin began investigating some of the UK’s most intriguing multiple witness sightings.In 1996 Lorin was lucky enough to arrive at the Julia Set crop formation opposite Stonehenge within hours of its creation. This was to have a lasting and profound effect on Lorin and he moved to that area of England the following year, where many more interesting UFO experiences ensued.
Lorin’s first major investigation was the Wash Incident that occurred in October 1996. In the early hours of the 5th of October a rotating UFO was seen over The Wash (a large body of water in Eastern England) by multiple witnesses. This case also included multiple military and police witnesses, radar returns, and coastguard and civilian flight witnesses. Lorin was able to obtain witness statements from the police and radio transcripts before the inevitable information embargo was enacted. By the time the visual sightings were being explained away by the authorities (a radar echo of St Botolph’s Church, Boston… simple celestial objects) Lorin was already faxing his findings off to UFO magazines.
Ten years later he moved to another UFO hotspot, Sonora, California, and once again he was back in the thick of the action. This provided the catalyst to spearhead him into serious UFO research and writing on the subject. In 2006 Lorin also developed tinnitus. Western medicine couldn’t provide any relief for his condition, so he turned to frequency healing as both a personal interest and as a way of alleviating the ringing in his ears. Having trained as a sound engineer this path seemed the perfect way of blending his interest in sound with his love of more esoteric subjects.
Today, Lorin splits his time between music production, writing, researching UFOs and frequency healing. He has spent the last few years specializing in high strangeness UFO related reports and, more recently, lifetime “alien” abduction/experiencer cases.
Lorin is co-founder and executive partner of KGRA and hosts his shows “High Strangeness” about UFOs and the paranormal… and music talk show, “Saturday Night Sounds”. He also runs The Resistance campaign (alongside Chase Kloetzke) that aims to draw attention to the often unfair treatment the UFO and paranormal subjects receive in the mainstream media – and sometimes appears along side Chase on “Project White Paper” as special correspondent.
Find Lorin Cutts’s writing in UFO magazines and websites including: UFO Matrix Magazine, Phenomena Magazine, UN-X News Magazine, UFO Reality Magazine, unknowncountry.com, Concious Life News and many more.
I host my ‘High Strangeness’ show at the Global Radio Alliance.
I aim to open up and invigorate the debate within ufology regarding what exactly these objects are and examine the true nature of experiences that people appear to have around them. Through my own research I’ve come to the conclusion that by ignoring high strangeness events that occur to ufo and close encounter witnesses, we could well be missing a vital part of the puzzle.
So let’s not just talk about ET’s and aliens – but also the synchronicities, symbology, dreams, psychic, paranormal, spiritual and other para-psychological phenomena that appear to relate to the ufo subject.
By Lorin Cutts
It is my opinion that the UFO subject cannot be solved or explained without looking at all of the experiences of UFO witnesses and contactees, no matter how seemingly unexplainable or bizarre. This will inevitably lead us into high strangeness territory.
It would certainly appear that the UFO subject directly relates to other phenomena: synchronicities, dreams, symbology, psychic and other paranormal and spiritual phenomena. For those looking exclusively for a “nuts and bolts” answer to the UFO subject… I ask that you now open your minds.
No matter how hard civilian researchers have tried, we are hardly any further down the road than we were in 1947 in terms of trying to find detailed answers to the UFO subject. Sure, we know with certainty that there is a legitimate phenomenon present, but beyond that, what else do we really know for sure? Only, perhaps, that nothing is as it seems. Towards the end of his life the godfather of modern ufology himself, Dr J. Allen Hynek, talked of the need to put on one’s “spiritual glasses” in order to solve the UFO problem.
One thing we do have is a large number of eyewitnesses working to interpret and make sense of highly unusual encounters and experiences, and sometimes these experiences are so far from the Hollywood standard as to seem ridiculous. Are we to simply discount those witnesses whose experiences do not fit neatly into our pigeon-holed, preconceived ideas about what this subject should be about? Do you think that if I were going to make up a tale of alien* contact, I would choose to tell you about a small grey dog turning into a grey being? No! I am highly aware of just how crazy that makes me sound. I would have done anything to have a pretty spaceship with multi-colored lights descend and take me aboard, something comparatively easy for people to wrap their heads around. After all, that is how “alien” contact is SUPPOSED to be, right? Well, in my experience and from my research of others, it rarely is.
Talk to many lifetime UFO experiencers and they may have had a few of those stereotypical scenarios – bright lights through the window, then surrounded by beings before finally being whisked aboard a craft etc. – but often these account for only a small percentage of the paranormal experiences they have throughout their lives. So are we to simply discount and ignore the more nonsensical and way-out accounts? Definitely not, because within these accounts may well lie the information and clues to bring this subject – and all of us – into the 21st century.
* Please note that whenever I refer to “alien” – I do not automatically assume that these beings or representations of beings necessarily come from other planets or outer-space.
A Question of Time
I thought I’d start out with a subject that is a little light-hearted. Of course anything to do with high strangeness – or indeed UFOs in general – is rarely easygoing and inevitably leads to further questions, not just about the UFO subject but often fundamental questions about the nature of the universe and our place within it.
A few months after I began to work with lifetime UFO/alien experiencers and attempted to make sense of their stories and experiences, something strange started happening to me.
This started creeping into my conscious awareness during the summer of 2011 when I realized that I was waking up at the same time every few nights. I’d stir, look at my phone, and notice it was 3:33. As the days went on, I became aware that I was also looking at the clock during the day to see it was 3:33 in the afternoon. Over several weeks, I made mental notes as to how often – and when – I was looking at clocks wherever I went. I worked out that roughly 80% of the time I was checking a clock or my phone to see that the time was made up of the same numbers – 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, 4:44, etc. About 10% of the time I checked the time when the clocks showed 12:34, 3:45. 4:56; the remaining 10% of the time, the numbers were different and non-sequential.
As I began to research this phenomenon, I was intrigued to find that it had happened to other UFO researchers and experiencers. Greg Bishop of the UFO Mystic blog experienced a similar experience the night before interviewing the late Karla Turner, PhD, back in 1994. Karla was a tireless researcher of the abduction phenomena in the 1990’s, and her untimely death was a great loss to our subject.
Greg wrote: “One experience made me wonder about not just Turner herself, but the whole subject of abductions in general. On the night before our interview, I woke up four or five times: at 1:11, 2:22, 3:33, etc. This is the only time this has happened in my life. Turner and others later told me that this was a little-known experience of many who had claimed anomalous interludes with the UFO phenomenon”.
The late Karla Turner PhD
Slightly concerned by this, I actually took a few days off from my UFO work to process this information.
My next port of call was our best friend/enemy – Google. Well lo and behold, many other people appeared to be having this experience – and not just us crazy UFO people. In true internet fashion, it was being attributed to everything from demonic possession to guardian angels wanting to speak with us, and all points in between.
My own experiences with this ebbed and flowed. I’d have a week without it, then a week where it was beyond ridiculous. It was also happening to my housemate, in fact it started happening to her before it had started with me. She’d wake up in the middle of the night and see the digital clock was at 3:33. This happened over and over and even affected one of my dogs, Lucy. Normally Lucy was calm throughout the night, but on one particular night she whined to go out. This was highly unusual. My housemate got up to open the door to the backyard thinking duty needed to be done, but Lucy just looked up at the night sky for several minutes and then came back in. As my housemate climbed into bed she noticed that time again.
Both my housemate and I would also wake up needing the bathroom at the same time, only to find it was again that time. Just as my sanity was beginning to crack, something else happened.
At the time I was working on-call for the railroad. The phone rang in the middle of the night and I took my call, only to be told by the dispatcher that my on duty time was 03:33. I arrived at work to find that my paperwork had been issued by the dispatcher at 03:33 (this is the only time that my paperwork has ever been issued at the same time as my call time – one of our duties is to check the time stamp on the paperwork). Fast forward to the end of my trip. I walked into my hotel room to see the bedside clock proudly displaying – yes, you guessed it – 3:33 pm. What the hell was happening to me? It was like I was trapped in an episode of the Twilight Zone. Was Rod Serling about to appear out of the closet and say something smoothly cool and mysterious? I needed something – anything – to break the tension.
Rod Serling of The Twilight Zone
I went to bed, but I was restless and eventually just got up to think, trying to make sense of it all. I decided that if it happened again that night when I was called for my train home, then I would probably need institutionalizing. I went to sleep, shutting my eyes almost in fear. I eventually got to sleep, but not without a lot of brain traffic as I processed my new found reality. A few hours later I gained consciousness but dared not open my eyes right away. I turned to face the place where the digital clock sat on the cabinet and slowly began to squint my eyes open. There in front of me were the large red numbers.
I laid back on the bed and nervously contemplated the situation. It was like I was being played with like a lab rat in a cage. But by whom? What? How did this come to be? And why me? But I still had to get past 3:33 yet. I waited nervously for the call. Eventually the phone rang and I knew that if I was told to go to work at that time, I was pretty much done for… at least as far as my sanity was concerned. After staring at the phone as it rang a few times, I bit the bullet and picked up. The robotic voice of the auto-caller began its monotone, inhuman message. “You are called to work the IG4SE (miscellaneous train symbol) at 03:32 hours… have a safe day”.
I had to laugh. Hysterically. I had felt so close to breaking point. I didn’t want to be the victim of this cosmic joke any longer, so “they” had spared me… at least for now. Is this how the edge of sanity felt?
I returned home and began to think about it less and less. It kept appearing and disappearing, ebbing and flowing. During this time of relative calm I discovered that one of the very experiencers I’d been working with had something highly relevant to add to all this.
Suzanne Chancellor is a Los Angeles based lifetime UFO abductee/experiencer/contactee and former manager of rock bands. In fact, in a double synchronicity, Suzanne actually used to manage one of my favorite bands of all time, The Alarm (see how this all works?). Suzanne told me that her last experience with “alien” beings had occurred in July 2011 and started with her eyes opening to see her digital clock displaying 3:33! She then turned towards the doorway of her bedroom and there in the doorway stood three typical, small, grey beings. The experience was the most recent of many she has had with various entities and her story is fascinating and varied. What is particularly interesting to me about Suzanne’s case is that she has never undergone hypnotic regression, therefore all of Suzanne’s accounts are from conscious memory – and free of any possible contamination by this highly controversial practice. This particular experience wasn’t stressful or lengthy and the intruders soon vanished into thin air.
I thought about the time synchronicity over and over. I began asking questions about how this could possibly happen. Was this something interacting with our reality, our consciousness, the very fabric of our time? Was it the universe telling me something meaningful? Communicating with me? Or was this just life, the way the universe operates and – in the grand scheme of things – ultimately meaningless? A simple coincidence? After all, are we not programmed to look for patterns in things as part of some innate survival instinct? Wasn’t part of the human condition to search for meaning in things, no matter how small or trivial?
I thought about the widespread phenomenon I’m sure a lot of us are aware of: waking a few seconds before ones alarm goes off. Is part of our subconscious mind aware of time and clocks and our need to wake at certain times, even when we are asleep? Was it possible that I was subconsciously training myself to look at the clock at these times? Perhaps there was a relatively rational explanation to all of this somewhere in the mystery of our minds.
But I couldn’t completely let go of the idea there was some significance here.
For the past two years I have been working on “The Lockheed Conundrum” – a UFO related article regarding the Lockheed Martin organization. For various reasons, it is now highly unlikely that this will ever see the light of day, but I’d like to take a look at a few things regarding former employees of Lockheed that makes for interesting reading and may be relevant here.
The late Ben Rich was the former director of Lockheed’s infamous and highly secretive Skunk Works. In a supposed death bed revelation reported in the MUFON Journal by NASA systems analyst, Tom Keller, Rich supposedly blew the whistle on quite a few top secret subjects during his eleventh hour. When asked how UFO propulsion worked, Rich said “let me ask you this, how does ESP work?”. The questioner then answered “all points in time and space are connected?” to which Rich added “that’s how it works”. Rich is also quoted as saying “Anything you can imagine, we already know how to do.”
In isolation this second, third, fourth or more hand account doesn’t seem so significant, but it becomes more interesting when we take into consideration the remarks of a couple of other ex-Lockheed employees.
Boyd Bushman is another Lockheed old timer who now talks more like a new age hippy with a PhD than someone who worked on top secret black projects for the military-industrial establishment. To quote Bushman: “What we always have to do.. is walk.. kind of a lonely walk… but a very, very rewarding walk, to listen where languages are not talked and verbalization is not used”.
John D. Riley
John D. Riley runs Zero Point Research in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. I first came across John’s name while talking with James Gilliland at ECETI. John recently confirmed to me that he had indeed been with Lockheed, where he had worked with “special technology”. Curiously, John now posts a love heart to all of his Facebook friends daily, at 11:11 each morning and most evenings. In fact the love heart is positioned just so: 11♥11.
When I asked John about my experiences and why he posts his love heart and numbers at that time, his reply was as ambiguous as Bushman’s quote before him.
“I post for the same reason as to why you see those numbers. The first step the guardian numbers are here for us is to look deeper and to become aware of what is. Shifting consciousness and realization allows life to be amazing and yes… true Love reveals.”
So let’s join the dots. Taken at face value, it doesn’t take a rocket-scientist (no pun intended) to work out that something potentially amazing may be happening at Lockheed, and most likely within quantum physics. Will we all have the last laugh and find the mighty men of the military-industrial complex war machine figuratively putting flowers in their own guns?
Is it possible that the universe – far from being the complex and confusing place that we assume it to be – is really quite simple? Is everything simply energy vibrating at varying frequencies? Is it possible that our consciousness interacts with the universe in ways we have yet to understand? Is the universe actually made up of consciousness that we interact with? Or is this some external influence on our consciousness and reality? Considering how little we really know about our universe and how our brains work, I think it would be sensible to keep an open mind.
My time synchronicities continue to ebb and flow. As I wrote this article my housemate came into my studio to tell me that she looked at the clock for the first time since getting home from work at 4:44. Yesterday I can claim to have looked at the clock at 11:10, only to see it instantly change to 11:11; then at 2:21, only to see it change that next second to 2:22; then at 2:34 and finally – of course! – at 3:33.
But now, far from seeing this as something sinister, I choose to see this as life affirming, proof positive that I am awake and alive and experiencing the wonders of the here and now, quite literally. Am I being allowed to glimpse a hint that there is more to life than what we see in front of us? And isn’t this exactly how the UFO subject operates? Staying on the periphery of our vision and displaying a calm subtlety, yet giving us enough to question and wonder about our world, our universe, and what exactly is behind the thin veil of our reality?
In one final act of cosmic comedy seemingly tailor made for this article, my housemate poked her head into my studio during the final hour of completing this article to tell me something. Last night she had a dream that there was something wrong with her bedside clock – the clock that has formed the centerpiece for much of this article. She awoke in the night with a start, only to see her digital clock displaying, for the first time ever, a non-existent time:
The clock no longer keeps time.
First Aired: 7pm Thursday 26th January 2012 as part of the Eye Witness Radio Show. Archive at: http://www.kgraradio.com/free-archives