Isolation brings weirdness.
That leaves the door open to UFOs. I don't mean personal isolation, although I'm certain many would argue that produces certain mental factors. No, I mean geographic isolation. Lonely country roads, boggy bayous, locations such as Whitley Streiber's cabin in upstate New York, and so on and so forth. Sightings of UFOs seemed at one point confined to such places (that is before mass sightings in urban areas like Phoenix and Chicago, but those are whole other stories.) Fewer localities are more isolated than the Mojave Desert of California.
Paranormal investigator Betsey Lewis appeared on Coast to Coast AM not too long ago. During her appearance on the show, she discussed how the Mojave area is a hotbed of UFO activity. As seems to be the case with other areas of the American Southwest, the indigenous peoples of that part of California have stories and legends of "star beings." The Paiute speak of a race of beings that live in a vast system of caves in Death Valley (again, Mac Tonnies' Cryptoterrestrials?) Lewis spoke of how her research suggests evidence for "ancient atomic bombs" that once detonated in the area.
All that talk aside, it was her account of the alleged abductions of Steve and Dawn Hess that got to me.
This led me to the book Searchers: A True Story by Ron Felber. It gives the account of how Steve and Dawn Hess, a "normal" couple in most every regard, went camping in the Mojave Desert back in 1989. During the night, they claimed to have seen numerous aerial phenomena, such as glowing red orbs traveling through and crisscrossing the sky. Then these lights then moved into the Hess' camp.
Soon the couple found themselves surrounded by beings that were three feet in height and had "malevolent, glowing red eyes." They stared into the windows of the camper and seemed intent on getting to the couple. And get to them they did. As Dawn Hess is quoted from the book in the Amazon listing:
"They (the aliens) wanted everything we had ... everything ...our minds, our bodies, even our souls, I think. It was like they drew it out of us with a syringe ... every molecule. And it was painful and I thought we were going to die, or already had died and were being tortured in hell."
Since I haven't read the book, I don't know if Steve and Dawn were ever taken into a structured craft or UFO of any kind. The described eyes of the supposed aliens are also a bit of a departure from the "abduction script." However, Betsey Lewis mentioned that the beings were said to have a "hologram-like quality" to them with "translucent limbs." If this was a real incident, then this aspect of the UFO encounter does interest me very much.
Why? Well, transhumanism. Yes, yes, I'm still talking about it. But consider this: I have said before that if we are steadily marching towards our own singularity, then advanced alien civilizations must have done so long ago. The "hologram" look might be attributed to perhaps a "decloaking" of an invisibility shroud or the hallmark of another integration with technology. Then again, it could be indicative of a "non-corporeal intelligence," entities that are much more metaphysical than extraterrestrial.
I don't know. What I can tell you is that I'll be adding Searchers to my ever-growing pile of books to read. Even though it will likely scare the hell out of me just as Communion did back in the day.
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