Imagine this: your neighbor in the apartment next door is an extraterrestrial alien being from another star.
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(STARpod.us) — Ever since the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke admonished that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” the futurists among us have fantasized about the possibility of visitors from “somewhere, out there” covertly interacting with the human race.
And there are tales — told by seemingly credible individuals — of experiences with an unknown intelligence manifesting apparent superpowers. Among the weirdest of tales are stories of odd human-looking entities.
It seems insane that the woman in Ingo Swann’s aliens-are-living-on-the-moon tale was really an extraterrestrial entity in human form — as Swann had been led to believe by a secret organization run by a “Mr. Axelrod.” According to Swann, after the encounter, Axelrod warned him that this human-like being was “extremely dangerous” and he was to avoid her at all possible cost.
So, with all of that in mind, I was curious to learn more about an enormously popular Korean melodrama called “My Love from Another Star” — a 21-episode science fiction inspired soap opera about the romantic relationship between Cheon Song-yi, the most popular actress in Korea — and her reclusive neighbor, Harvard-educated Professor Do Min-joon, an extraterrestrial alien.
According to screenwriter Park Ji-eun, “My Love from Another Star” was inspired by “a passage in ‘The Annals of the Joseon Dynasty’ that an unidentified flying object was witnessed in the sky 400 years ago.”
When Cheon Song-yi confides to a friend that Do Min-joon claims to be an alien and appears to have psychokinetic abilities, the friend asks, “Is he Uri Geller, or something? You know, the TV magician back in the day. He said he came across a UFO and obtained superpowers. He bent spoons with his eyes.”
All the spoon bending might make you smile, but there was a time when the U.S. government was concerned about a threat to sensitive military electronics from psychokinetic influence. And it is also true that Uri Geller and others generated considerable interest in the idea of mind-controlling-matter.
In the 1970s, Geller was secretly tested by the CIA at Stanford Research Institute. In 2013, Geller’s untold life involving all things spy-related was revealed in the book “The Secret Life of Uri Geller: CIA Masterspy?” and in the documentary video based upon the book.
But what about the extraordinary presentation of psycho-telekinesis demonstrated by Do Min-joon in the fictional “My Love from Another Star?”
The story for “My Love from Another Star” builds from this funda-Mental idea of mind-over-matter superpower — often to humorous effect — by giving Do Min-joon the ability to momentarily freeze time, teleport, move matter at will and perceive events at a distance.
Although Geller has never, to my knowledge, claimed the ability to stop time, he does claim to have experienced human teleportation. There are stories about objects disappearing and reappearing under Geller’s influence and films made at Stanford Research Institute in the 1970s appear to show Geller using “remote viewing” mental perception.
In a Teleportation Physics study, commissioned by the U.S. Air Force, Dr. Eric Davis discusses Uri Geller, psychokinetic power (PK) and human teleportation (telekinesis):
P-Teleportation is a form of psychokinesis (or PK) similar to telekinesis but generally used to designate the movement of objects (called apports) through other physical objects or over great distances. Telekinesis is a form of PK, which describes the movement of stationary objects without the use of any known physical force. And PK is essentially the direct influence of mind on matter without any known intermediate physical energy or instrumentation … most of the credible, scientific reports of p-Teleportation phenomenon [psychokinetic teleportation] and related (controlled) experiments occurred in the late 20th century … Some of that scientific work involved the investigation of Uri Geller … Psychics Uri Geller (1975) and Ray Stanford (1974) claimed to have been teleported on several occasions. Most claimed instances of human teleportation of the body from one place to another have been unwitnessed. There are also a small number of credible reports of individuals who reported being teleported to/from UFOs during a UFO close encounter, which were scientifically investigated … One of the more interesting examples of controlled experiments with Uri Geller was one in which he was able to cause a part of a vanadium carbide crystal to vanish … The crystal was encapsulated so it could not be touched, and it was placed in such a way that it could not be switched with another crystal by sleight of hand.
Like Uri Geller, there are times when Do Min-joon’s superpowers fail to serve when he is physically or mentally exhausted. Uri Geller had a similar humbling experience with host Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show.
“My Love from Another Star” takes psychokinetic power and human teleportation to the extreme when alien Do Min-joon becomes enraged after actress Cheon Song-yi is seriously injured in an accident orchestrated by the story’s main villain.
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