History of new and old world images are not the same. What does this view of the world, notwithstanding its maps portend for human habitation of earth?


History of world volatility comes in many forms. Human civilizations created, whether present, past, or those now extinct, have been victims of volatility. Please, bear with me. I am bringing the big picture into play. As you read this article, remember we are not alone. We have never been in any way, shape or form. People who have tried to convince me we are has amazed me to no end.

Read on.


Much of it comes from old world history. Of course, volatility of earth events are variable in extremes, yet constant over time. It is time to open a door long ignored. Humans tend to forget so soon. Sometimes, almost if not all, evidence is lost due to cataclysms that occur on earth and war.

This author is speaking out for the record that the human condition has pretty much remained the same. We used to carry a ‘club’ to make our way. Now, we carry a ‘tablet’ to make our way. It is technology that has been, is, and will be the continued the focused point of view in this article.

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History of new and old world images are not the same. What does this new and old view of the world, notwithstanding its map portend for human habitation of earth?

I have stood by for so long to view, read, and participate in some diatribes of futility regarding the human condition. Whether it is part of our societal activities locally, regionally, or globally, the facts remain the same. Only technology, (to reiterate) has been the part of the formula of the human condition that has been changing. Humans themselves are no different from when they were beating each other over disputes. Whether they used rocks, knives, spears, arrows, or any other upgrades of violence has not changed over time.


When viewing recent events in the middle east the human condition has been most affected from war. When Isis became a fairly formidable force in the region, thanks to extra-governmental forces including the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and others, matters always got worse. Now, much of human history has been destroyed. Over many years, a few countries have searched near and far to find the antiquities of history. Some of the countries were not favored, yet searched and found they did.

Is this something new to human history? No. What events in nature have destroyed, humans have destroyed most of it. Whether it was the feudal and clan fighting, Mongols, Romans, or Crusaders, over time history and its monuments were intentionally destroyed during invasions and results of other reasons to wage war.

Now, in some ways, matters are worse. In some ways, they are better. The purpose of this article is to help people to realize, acknowledge, and ultimately understand the gravity of our present situation. It is grave, yet exhilarating at the same time! We are now at a threshold of history like no other time.


How is it when in the last fifty years our world population has grown from 3 billion to over 7 billion with no dramatic changes overall? It is because human growth has occurred in rather benign areas on the various continents. Now, it has become apparent that we are growing in areas where earth-change situations occur regularly over vast reaches of time. Yes, many humans are living in more dangerous regions of the world where bad things happen. It is where no one can help anyone when tectonic, weather or other climate and earth changes happen.

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History of old world image that was considered new in its time.


History has shown that over time areas where there was a large human population has changed dramatically with tragic results.

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New population projections over time and history are showing an accelerated growth in just the last two hundred years. Is this a supportable situation?

What will be different this time? Here is my take on this, overall. We must not take lightly that any society is insignificant. Every human life is important in its own way. New discoveries abound. There are some cultures that consider animals of all kinds to be not only sacred; they are protected. So are we.

We are part of such a larger picture of the universal generation of life so many would not want to acknowledge. In this, I am communicating to advance the human condition. There is no ‘over-population’ in any way, shape or form, as stated. It is only part of the expansion process.


Yes, there will continue to be some changes over time. I do hope we’ve made it to the next step. What is that next step? Human colonization of other planets and the stars with the consent of the present races who approve. There, I have said it. We are not alone. Never have we been without influence, guidance, and caring. There are races not from this earth who in the future may not be good, likable, or even anything but dangerous. We must be vigilant, as well as, receptive to present influences who have been trying to help us.


There are those who have been postulating and proselytizing that we already have done this? Well, let’s get the word out, if, in fact, you know? Prove it.

The bad news is we are living in a pivotal time in history. The divisive, dishonest, and corrupted society with government representatives who live only for monetary gain without one care of the human condition is now radicalized. There is no turning back, now. History is no longer remembered. Therefore, it will be repeated. In the end game of it, the miracle will become known.

Let us be ready for the change. Many if not most will not be.

Written By: Ed Smith UD Founder

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UFO Encounters of a new kind. What has been the influence?


Encounters and strange phenomenon of ‘things’ flying in the sky have been around for over 70-years, at least, in some ‘modern’ phase, raising many questions about their nature and origin: what ‘country’ is behind their operation; what causes their ‘flight’; can they be contacted; are they real and ‘alien’ in a scientific sense; what does science say about them; and what ‘is’ the scientific method? Without the proper questions, say the writers in UFOs: REFRAMING THE DEBATE, we will never get correct answers.

‘To reframe the UFO debate we need to formulate new models for analyzing existing and incoming data,’ says researcher Susan Hemeter-St. Clair (p. 177), and introduce innovative hypotheses by asking better questions than have so far been asked.’

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Encounters throughout history with UFO’s and beings.

(UFOs: Reframing the Debate, Robbie Graham, White Crow Books, 3 Hova Villas, BN3 3DH, United Kingdom, www.whitecrowbooks.com, [email protected], 2017, 262 pages, $17.99.)


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UFO Encounters of a new kind. What has been the influence?

The book’s contents travels from the ‘classically’ skeptical viewpoint of Chris Rutkowski (who drives home that a strict ‘old rules’ in a current science methodology is what he feels is needed) through thirteen other writers (some of whom have actually ‘had’ their own UFO encounters and experiences) that have the audacity to question and improvise attempts to reconstruct old methods with new ones that force the very latest science to include the established facets of those new studies by academics and other scientists.

Mike Clelland speaks about his own accounts of many “high strangeness” contacts, but also the rather bizarre and traumatic events of other ‘experiencers.’

‘My problem with ‘ufology’ is my own personal experiences, I’ve been at the receiving end of enough weird shit that nobody needs to tell me this stuff is real,’ says Cleland (p. 19). Clelland’s concern is primarily with abduction reports where the landscape is rich with bizarre patterns of synchronicity, common consciousness-archetypes and recurring symbolism.

Dr. Leo Sprinkle (a Ph.D. in counselling and was also a Professor of Psychology at the University of Wyoming) gives his own appraisal of the situation and he says that on ‘some subconscious level… (there was) kind of manipulation.’ (p.23). Likewise, based on many years of investigating high strangeness ‘abduction’ reports, Clelland feels researchers are only ‘barely dipping below the waterline’ and avoiding the starkest elements of such cases. This is where Cleland see the richest core of the topic, after being himself one and also living with ‘experiencers.’

Even more ‘mundane’ UFO ‘sightseers,’ when asked the properly-phased questions, can be asked about ‘other’ ‘unusual, personal events,.’ events that are often excluded by less inquisitive examiners, when usually a much deeper and alarming story would emerge. That portion might be ‘missing time’ or ‘weirder stuff.’ But Clelland has seen far too often ‘patterns’ that he feels hold ‘clues to unravel this mystery’ (p. 29).

‘The scientific community has either ignored or denounced the UFO phenomenon for close to 70 years. With very few exceptions, UFO researchers, who try to wrestle with this mystery using any kind of scientific reign, end up framing it merely as metal spaceships from another planet…9 not) strange invasion of consciousness…’ (pp. 28-30).

Dr. Jeffrey Kripal of Rice University says he has encountered increased bizarreness which Clelland calls ‘the trauma of enlightenment’ on a long trail of ‘unknowns with no path to follow’ on a very personal, very private quest in which we can’t expect to solve.

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Encounters of wars in the sky above cities?


Jack Brewer likewise agrees with Dr. Jacques Vallee and the late John Keel that cases of “high strangeness” should lead us away from the conventional ETH theory. There are indications that the early years of UFOs had more earthly origins, such as a super-weapon Project Seal, soon followed by ‘deception programs” of Colonel Carl Goldbranson who did such thigs as a 1950 Rand/Air Force report titled The Explanation of Superstition for Purposes of Psychological Warfare. They later included deception artists such as British Major Jasper Maskelyne and World War II Major General Edward Geary Lansdale, who, in the words of Project Grudge, relate to ‘psychological propaganda’ (p. 37-38).

The same Colonel Edward Landsdale ‘was running around’ the Philippines inventing psycho-weapons about ‘vampires among the Huks,’ then going after and trying to retain and apply more ‘political-psychological warfare,’ all under the overseer-ship of the Central Intelligence Agency and Allen Dulles, resulting in the infamous Robertson Panel (p. 38).

Likewise, Brewer warns about widespread ’hoaxing’ by various people and the need to better understand the trauma and jaded emotional reactions exhibited by ‘UFO witnesses’; a multiplicity-of-reasoning is needed to ‘resurrect’ better methods of investigators.

‘If we are to find events of interest at the heart of what-to-became a truly phenomenal social occurrence,’ says Brewer, ‘we would be wise to drop preconceived notions to the best of our abilities.’

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Ancient rock inscriptions of encounters from extraterrestrials?


Curt Collins also lays bare the painstaking teamwork of many individuals and agencies that came together in the exposure of the infamous ‘Roswell Slides’ of November 2014 that eventually were discovered to be photos of a mummified body of a two-year-old boy, as uncovered by what became to be known as the Roswell Slides Research Group.

‘It was largely by chance the group came together on this project,’ says Collins. ‘Each of us must remain objective, seek the best evidence and ask challenging questions whether as part of a team or as individuals’ (p. 108).

Researcher Micah Hanks heralds Allen Hendry’s book The UFO Handbook and Hanks suggests a ‘modernized’ UFO classification system of six categories, including ‘Biological,’ ‘Experimental,’ and ‘Drones.’

Whatever ‘fashion’ the UFO investigator undertakes it must be totally unbiased and burdened by ‘modern skepticism’ that appears to be ‘evangelical,’ but based on ‘careful thought analysis and an equal willingness to be open-minded in our skepticism…’ (p. 74).

‘Modern skepticism can, I think, be summarized in many instances as an ideology, around which a social movement has been built___one that, today, also runs tangent with atheism___and as a paradoxically evangelical attitude about the supremacy of science above all other form of knowledge.’

Smiles Lewis sees the UFO phenomena as not only multi-clausal, but part of a ‘paraCryptolzology,’ possibly part of a ‘covert socio-cultural control system’ attacking our sensibilities on a complicated scale, rather than just nuts-and-bolts vehicles. Lewis suspects that geomagnetism, electro-magnetisms, Gaia-Mother-Earth-Consciousness, and man-made invasion, are all components of these happenings. At times, the ‘Controllers’ utilized Akashic Records and Jung’s ‘collective unconscious,’ and at other times are seen similar to the extraterrestrials in Carl Sagan’s book and movie CONTACT as ‘a trans-personal virtual reality communications channel… (to) facilitate anomalous information transfer, facilitate telepathy, remote viewing, and other forms of ESP’ (p. 115).

Lewis cites Thomas Bearden that ‘our collective anxieties are psychical manifestations’ (p. 116); it embraces the works of Dr. Steven Mizrach, James Pontobello, Susan Lepselter, Carol Suzanne Matthews, Michael Persinger, Gyslaine F. Lafreniere, Hank Albarelli, Martin Cannon, and other professionals.

Smiles Lewis provides the public with the ultimate challenge of human agencies, such as the CIA and the military, taking our knowledge of the paranormal energies and further applying them into MK-Ultra programs, Nazi collusion, secret experiments, Project Palladian, and psychological warfare. These ‘cultural overlays’ make the subject all the more necessary to ask for correct questions beyond ‘xenophobic tribalism,’ ‘counterfeit foes,’ and ‘manufactured machinations and stratagems’ (p. 129).

Lorin Cutts likewise fears investigators are being manipulated by the phenomena itself and the faulty perception and questions we attach to it. These ‘myths’ permeate the phenomena forcing researchers into one or two ‘belief systems,’ either of ‘extraterrestrial origin,’ or complete ‘skeptical disbelief’ (p. 82). There is much more happening, says Cutts. UFO sightseers and experiencers are definitely seeing something anomalously similar as to what people are seeing in the Yakima, Washington ‘hot spot.’ But zeroing-in seems beyond the current methods to investigate that ‘hot spot’ as it seems this, and other areas, have been frozen in a cadre of myth and ignorance (p. 87).

‘Current scientific understanding will never be the truth of the entire universe,’ says Cutts. ‘Science, while the foundation of societal development, will always be something of a paper-god…from within this void, come magical, high-strangeness, and human experiences that continue to mystify and confuse.’ (p. 89).

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Encounters with extraterrestrials and ancient glyph’s?


Red Pill Junkie tries to expand on the parapsychological inference that UFOs are intermingled apparitions of turmoil or ‘crisis apparitions’ similar to poltergeist activity in ghostly manifestations___or phenomena often called the ‘Trickster’ (pp. 130, 155).

Accounts are replete down through history of the ‘Trickster’ phenomena. He recounts many examples in the media and in historical accounts: Spring Heeled Jack in the 19th century; the Mad Gasser of Mattoon of the 1930s; or the Mothman in the 1960s and its Trickster called Indrid Cold.

Observed as a ‘chaotic catalyst,’ says Red Pill Junkie, ‘perhaps the confounding trickery of these ‘Cosmic Jokers’ is intended to shake us out of our collective stagnation, and force us to see a way out of our ‘dark (k) night of the soul’ into a sunnier tomorrow,’ though the writer is far from clear as to exactly how this was to take place (p. 162).

Greg Bishop concurs by saying that science has many disciplines that have yet to be applied in investigations; when current theories, such as spaceships, don’t fit the mold, it only normal to ask newer and more fitting questions.

‘There is a massive backlog of apparent craft and beings seen, as well as a wide spectrum of individuals reacting,’ says Bishop. ‘This suggests either that countless type of strange entities are visiting us, or, that the brain has some kind of creative control over what is experience’ (p. 191).

Smaller autonomous research groups, refraining from using ‘hard and fast ideologies’ and ‘belief systems,’ trying to cover all the bases, using the latest understanding of the human brain and nervous system, seeing the possibility of an extra-human consciousness, examining the line between the internalized experience and the external world, eroding of visual stimuli are just a few of the suggestions that Bishop feels must be properly addressed and applied. All too often the brain adds details when traumatic situations occur: we still need to examine ‘how much’ and “where” this happens (pp. 193-197).

‘Abduction’ and ‘close encounter’ episodes are particularly problematic. Bishop has seen several accounts were ‘encounters’ are probably following ‘dream logic,’ information-rich ‘reorganizations’ into a new reality. Mac Tonnies suggests the ‘occurrences’ are contacts with ‘pure information,’ thinking of the operational world of matter.

‘Until recently, scientists have recorded mass and energy as the primary building blocks of nature,’ says Bishop. ‘Now, some are beginning to regard information as the basic currency of reality. This may be following a trend in science that stretches back over 2000 years.’

Understanding, or even perceiving, this ‘quantum information’ may involve new and unbeknownst factuality that ‘the reality of it may either be foreign to our way of thinking or even conceptualizing that this is the closest we can get at this point’ (p. 205). ‘there may be no way we can have uncompromised access to this external reality and it may not actually exist until we come to the end of a long line, if uncalmable, questions about what it is’ (p. 206).

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Encounters of UFOs and aliens could be depicted here?


Joshua Cutchin readily agrees with some of the other thirteen authors and commentary, saying that present-day ‘science’ is still too hindered by decrypted ‘materialism’ constraints, referring to its recognizing and equipping itself with he growing discoveries of parapsychology ad quantum-physics ‘discoveries.’

‘The most obvious repercussions of a belief in telepathy is how it normalizes a host of other psi phenomena in a domino effect,’ says Cutchin, ‘which in turn bursts the perceived N&B/ETH Ufological monopoly…one point on a robust spectrum of psychic doctrine’ (p. 53).

Remnants of such a human endeavor were the $20 million Stargate Project, telepathy-work by Rupert Sheldrake, Daryl Ben of Cornell University and Alex Tsakiris who also directed us to a new paradigm of investigations.

‘It is novel to declare that we shouldn’t feel ashamed at this interpretation,’ says Cutchin. ‘It is novel to predict that one day this science will look a lot more like our science’ (p. 160). The materialist paradigm will fall apart given time, and consciousness studied is the proverbial star to which ufology should hitch its wagon. The study of UFOs and alien abduction has zero obligations to a N&B/ETH model” (p. 62).

Ryan Sprague also concurred with this growing line-of-reasoning: ‘This expansion of awareness needs also to be explored,’ says Sprague. ‘Even to scratch the surface of the UFO enigma, we must remove part of the mentality that we are dealing purely with nuts and bolts, part of the notion that the key to the UFO phenomena lies in physical analysis’ (p. 182).

Many of the UFO witnesses Sprague interviewed spoke of feeling like ‘their reality was somehow altered in the moment…this passage between established and newfound realities is where UFOs seem to float, hover, zip, coast, appear and disappear in and out of ambiguity’ (p. 183).

Dr. David Clarke taunts in his 2015 book HOW UFOS CONQUERED THE WORLD, Sprague points out, that the UFO syndrome and culture itself feeds the phenomenon and the perception of it ‘in an endless feedback-loop between stories passed down through media and genuine experience’ ( p. 186).

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Ancient war encounters between alien races?


All of the writers utilized for this book urge a fresh and reconstructed ‘methodology’ aimed at building reliable evidence but based on a totality of a growing and modern science voided of the ‘gas lighting’ of bias and 19th century methods.

Written By: Steven Erdmann


[1] This approach is consistent with a view that our society has transitioned from ‘modernism’ to ‘post-modernism’ to ‘metamodernism’…The unwillingness of UFO zealots to conform in any way with scientific methodology with regard to testing claims within the community negates them as   sources of reliable information about the subject.’ (p. 15).

[2] https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting


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