Where are the aliens? Crushing silence or covert cosmic avatars? Two terrifying possibilities: We are completely alone. They are already here.
In the late 1990s, CIA psychic spy Ingo Swann revealed his mid-1970s participation with an unknown “black-ops” investigation into an extraterrestrial presence. Is there anything behind Swann’s alleged mind’s eye observations of weirdness lurking in the darkened lunar landscape? Or was this tale entirely a product of Swann’s fertile imagination? We take a mind’s eye trip to the moon, and back, again, to find out.
(STARpod.us) — It’s called the Fermi Paradox, and it remains a mystery: If life is common throughout the universe, it should have spread throughout our galaxy, and the aliens should already be here.
Or are we oblivious to a covert extraterrestrial presence?
Is there any evidence to support the idea that we are not alone?
A few well-connected individuals have claimed indirect evidence for a “phenomenology problem” — their belief in an extraterrestrial “Core Story” — reinforced by rumors, allegedly sourced from top level government leaders.
Perhaps the most bizarre government-related tale of extraterrestrial encounters originates with Ingo Swann, a man who was made famous by the CIA’s interest in his alleged “psychic powers,” which included “remote viewed” perceptions and the ability to mentally influence delicate scientific instruments.
In the late 1990s, Swann revealed his mid-1970s participation with an unknown “black-ops” investigation into an extraterrestrial presence.
Following this alleged ultra-secret excursion to mentally travel to the moon, and back, Swann experienced a close-encounter with what could only be described as an “alien avatar” shopping for groceries in a Los Angeles supermarket.
His personal mental impression of a super-sexy female alien in human form was reinforced by the unexpected presence of black-ops operatives, apparently sent to keep the mysterious female avatar under observation.
Of course, it is possible it was Swann who was seen as “the alien avatar,” a human extraterrestrial with super powers.
Perhaps the alleged black-ops presence, having blown their cover when Swann recognized them, took advantage of the mysterious woman to explain why they “coincidentally” showed up at the local grocery stop.
What keeps Swann’s crazy ET tale from being tossed, without a second thought, into the dust bin of the insane, is the on-the-record fact that Swann was the official trainer to America’s operational psychic spy programs.
Among those involved with Ingo Swann and the effort to develop covert psychic “spooks” were the CIA, the Navy, the Army, Missile Command, the Air Force, the National Security Agency, the Defense Intelligence Agency, and numerous government clients, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Real or imagined, the declassified record is solid evidence that the project was taken seriously.
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We cannot discount the possibility that someone decided to test Swann against an “extraterrestrial presence” on the moon.
The final act of this alleged black-ops group involved flying Swann to the far-northern reaches of the Alaskan wilderness to eye-witness the “phenomenology problem” — an uncomfortably close encounter with a black diamond-shaped floating object — including brilliant color-changing lights, swirling fog, and ruby-red laser beams blasting the limbs off pine trees.
Was this a spectacular light show staged to psychologically test Swann’s ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality?
Did someone in Washington, concerned by reports of Swann’s alleged ability, task a beyond top secret black-ops group to explore countermeasures against remote viewing?
In the mid-1970s it was widely assumed that paranormal powers were actively used against American interests by the Soviets.
Is there anything behind Swann’s alleged mind’s eye observations of weirdness lurking in the darkened lunar landscape? Or was this tale entirely a product of Swann’s fertile imagination?
In early August of 2006, an informal private experiment was conducted against the alleged extraterrestrial presence on the moon, involving persons familiar with Swann’s tale. The names of those involved have been withheld, due to an agreement to maintain confidentiality.
An experienced “phenomenologist” familiar with a variety of paranormal activity, initiated an attempt to recreate Swann’s psychic perception, from somewhere in Europe.
The European psychic observer focused on “the dark side of the moon,” an allusion to the far lunar surface and regions hidden by lunar shadows.
This person reported achieving “an out of body” experience of being surrounded by grayish shapes — shadow beings — among other unrelated images, which then invoked intense feelings of anger.
Another party, acting as an “outside objective observer,” was located somewhere on the North American continent.
The American “control subject” was initially unaware that the above experiment, which had been informally proposed, was actually taking place.
Within a few hours of the European attempt to recreate Ingo Swann’s remote viewing of the moon, the America “control subject” reported an odd experience.
Recalling a feeling of an unexplained “intense anger” at the periphery of an ordinary dream, the American reported a transition to an unusually lucid dream-like state:
“Last night, in the midst of an ordinary but vivid dream, I was ‘awakened’ to find myself in the midst of a ‘visitor-like’ experience … There was a ball of twisting three-dimensional images, shifting and changing, of ordinary human scenes. Think of a snake-ball, or something like tentacles of light wrapped around each other. Each tentacle was a three-dimensional image or recording of a scene of human activity. One scene appeared to be viewing an operating room from overhead.
I also sensed grayish figures; featureless stick-men or shadows, around the ball … fully formed but fleeting … [the images] passed through each other.
I opened my eyes to check out the room, which was normal, so I assumed this was purely a mental phenomena. When I closed my eyes I was able to return to the images.
This was nothing like an ordinary dream … notable was the twisting of the images around each other, and the shadow beings surrounding the image. I sensed … they were empty or void of emotion and intellectual response. I do not believe they were ‘real’ but were a different layer of image. My impression … something quite different from the human mind was attempting to find a ‘translation’ into human language, and had resorted to the imagery. Unfortunately, the rate of processing of images and meaning was not compatible with my perception / mental process.”
As intriguing as subjective reports may be, and this includes those from Swann and other government-funded experts in the field, there remains little on-the-record evidence to support the idea of an external intelligence behind the phenomena.
One expert described this odd dream-like visual information as originating with limbic circuit stimulation, involving hypnagogic imagery, which is sometimes reported at the onset of sleep.
The source explained that “the information is real, not imagination … the circuits involve prefrontal cortex, and thus are not traditional memory traces from the hippocampus … “
Apparently the source of these “real signals” remains something of a mystery.
Is this evidence of an extraterrestrial agent in human form?
In other words, at the end of the day, is the extraterrestrial source already encoded inside of the human species?
Are some of us, at least some of the time, literally “alien avatars,” walking amongst the human species, unnoticed?
Is it possible, as was suggested by Paul Davies at the Royal Society, that once upon a time, alien nano-probes “inserted messages” into the genomes of Earth’s biological entities?
Are these ghostly nocturnal encounters, along with their cousins, “anomalous mental phenomena,” which have been extensively studied the government, an ancient message to the human race, encoded directly into our subjective experience of the world?
In the next chapter, we will examine the argument against extraterrestrial inter-galactic faster-than-light travel, a core concept with deep roots in science fiction.
In my book “To the Moon and Back, With Love,” I explore the limits to the extraterrestrial problem, and introduce the alleged U.S. government’s “core story” of contact with an intelligence “not of this world.”
Copyright (c) 2012 Gary S. Bekkum for STARstream Research / STARpod.org / PsycheLeaks.org / STARpod.us — All rights reserved in full by the author.