Thursday, July 12, 2012

Thoughts on being an Investigator




Thoughts on being an Investigator:

Reality Checking!

There are no real “experts” per se when it comes to defining and expounding upon what precisely is going on with regard to the broad-range of paranormal phenomena that is reported, be it UFOs, ghosts, Bigfoot, angels, etc. Sincere, open and honest inquiring minds are what are most needed. Opinions, as it has been said many times before, are just like butt holes – everybody has one. (Sorry if the explanation seems rather crude sounding, but it certainly communicates the point) Beliefs, alas, are a dime a dozen and everyone will certainly harbor their fair share of strong and personal belief and opinion-oriented dynamics that help get them through the day.

But what an investigator should be concerned with are facts and alleged factual details that can be documented and checked further, rather than mere personal opinions! In an investigative situation the investigator must approach matters in a very careful, critical and objective manner. The experiencer must feel as though they can share any facet of what has happened to them without fear of ridicule, being judged in some harsh way, or misunderstood and/or taken out of context. The best interview approach is an unstructured interrogation strategy where the experiencer is allowed to simply tell their story, in their own words, without a lot of unnecessary interruptions and questions on the front end, wherein the investigator should refrain from expressing or making an issue of their own personal belief systems. After the subject has provided a comprehensive narrative of what transpired, then the investigator can feel free to ask questions that remain unanswered in the body of the initial statement that was provided at the preliminary phase of the interview.

Being an investigator is tricky business, no matter what you’re trying to document, prove or uncover, but when it’s something as challenging, complex and controversial as paranormal phenomena, then your work is truly cut out for you and you have to really watch your P’s and Q’s.

Preconceived beliefs and opinions can certainly lead all of us in the wrong direction in a wide variety of situations. However, after a couple of years my horizons began to broaden quite significantly and my interest and growing obsession with unexplained phenomena took on a great many more categories and aspects. I found myself becoming a lot less certain and dogmatic and more philosophical and questioning. Certain UFO authors, like John Keel, Jacques Vallee and Brad Steiger helped me tremendously to see that strictly shelving all of these different phenomena (and there are a lot!) into all of these separate and distinct pigeonholes could lead one into very serious and subjective error! Objective researchers must sift through their evidence very carefully and look for a variety of alternative explanations and clues. After all, let’s face it, it’s actually possible that extraterrestrials may not actually be the real answer for the core UFO enigma! (“Say what?!” some of you are exclaiming) I know that’s really hard for many UFO enthusiasts to wrap their minds around, as many lost their objectivity long ago.

Of course, investigations aside we all have our own personal theories, ideas, beliefs, and biases. In the absence of concrete evidence a working hypothesis or theory is necessary. The trick is not to allow these things to interfere with doing a fair, thorough, and objective case investigation. My own personal bias is toward a more complex theory, which is something along the lines of John Keel’s ultraterrestrials (for those of you who know what that was about). Down through untold centuries and across the entire face of our planet all of these diverse and separate cultures have a vast historical background of recorded accounts and legends of very similar occurrences as are being reported globally today – though the beliefs and contexts have changed somewhat in order to keep in step with present cultural understandings and our current levels of knowledge and awareness.

When all is said and done, surface appearances can be quite illusionary and deceptive. In centuries past, the citizens of the world dealt with all sorts of “little men”, “monsters”, “giants,” “devils” and “angels” from various realms of the supernatural world, and the beliefs of these people ran deeply and evolved complex systems of presumed understanding and knowledge about these other worlds – these other realms.

What makes us enlightened “modern” folks so cock sure that we truly have a better handle on such things today? Because we landed men on the moon with rockets and therefore these strange UFOs with “beings” seemingly “onboard” must be space travelers like us? Two plus two equals four, right? Seems pretty obvious and straightforward, eh?

It’s all very fascinating but again it’s all based upon surface appearances. Subjective judgements are being formed around incomplete and inexplicable observations of very anomalous reports. They’re widespread and span through all of recorded time. When we think of “flying saucers” we think of “nuts and bolts” machines from space. When we think of Biblical “chariots of the gods” we think of celestial, heaven sent divine visitors, though von Daniken and others demonstrated to us that with a little creative slight of the writer’s hand they could be transformed into our conception of spaceships instead. These perceptions can really be turned on their head quite easily!

The UFO “spaceships” have a lot of qualities in common with the religious reports of antiquity. The “visitors” can materialize and dematerialize, communicate mind-to-mind, give future predictions, heal the sick and injured (to name a few), and again and again violate known physical laws and principles that us flesh and blood humans must abide by.

Quantum physicists are talking about the spooky world of particle entanglement, of seemingly impossibly connected events at a distance. Many respected physicists of today are starting to sound as highfalutin nuts as us ufologists!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Are They Watching Us?

Alot of the questions that I am asked are,are they watching us or where are these elusive creatures.I believe that these creatures watch us almost on a daily basis,I think they are curious on what we are doing and why we are doing it.In my opinion,I think they learn some of their habits from observing humans and also learning from themselves in order to adapt to their surroundings for survival.

Indians almost all believe Bigfoot is a Non-Physical creature. Others think that these creatures live in another dimension from the physical plane, but can come and go from here as they desire. Indians also believe Bigfoot has great psychic abilities, and there are reports of them using some type of speaking in the mind to humans that run into them. This has led some researchers as well as Bigfoot hunters to speculate that these beings can also use this mind speak to overpower humans; causing them to have bouts of intense fear when witnessing the Bigfoot. Reports of sightings show that these amazing Beings can be visible to some people, while at the same time remain invisible to others in the same group.

Some believe that the Bigfoot are able to achieve this by vibrating their bodies at super high speed. This feat has the effect of making them "seem" invisible, when in fact they are still present in the immediate vicinity.

Some believe that this "shielding" of themselves is their way of maintaining their distance from humanity while still being able to watch us at close range. The reports for this occurrence are many. People have seen Bigfoot close to them one minute and completely gone the next. Footprints begin and end in an open spot with no place else to have gone. This is the Bigfoot stepping into the next dimension which I believe exists alongside of us.

Some reports contain the element of Bigfoot shape-shifting. One minute they appear as the hulking solid form that they are known for, and then in the next moment they may appear as a tree or another type of smaller animal. If you know any folklore, then you know that Bigfoot is not the only Being that can disappear or change their shape. This attribute seems to come into play when they are watching us without us knowing they are doing so. I was taught to believe that Bigfoot is an ancient Being that lives underground in caves and tunnels. I haven't seen first hand how they excavate them and disappear for weeks at a time. I believe that when they disappear underground they are actually reporting in from some type of reconnaissance. I was taught that the earth is a living being. A being, that even though she may not be able to physically get up and move around, has found ways to achieve this by creating several types of beings that she uses to watch the earth, track weather patterns, and us! We may consider them spirits as they seem to possess several attributes of the spirit world.

The Bigfoot’s penchant of hitting sticks and rock throwing may be the best evidence we have to show that they are spiritual beings. If you research paranormal cases involving 'poltergeist' incidents, you will soon realize that many of the cases involve the throwing or dropping of stones against houses, and on the roofs of the homes where the poltergeist attacks are occurring. In many of the poltergeist cases, the stones being dropped and thrown were the beginning of the infestation, or encounter, just like in some Bigfoot cases. Gaia has created Orbs or watchers for the purpose of seeing first hand exactly what is being done in areas of woods and parks. We call these beings the eyes of Gaia. Thru them she watches and takes stock of areas. The Bigfoot is used as a type of monitor of humans and wilderness areas, a babysitter if you will. They are easily hidden and quite intelligent; along with these gifts they have the ability to make themselves known and what is expected of humans sharing this earth with them. As I said before, I have learned over the years to NEVER be surprised at just what a Bigfoot can or will do. If you really think about it, it does make sense that they can run 55 mph, vanish in plain sight or look like a tree. After all, they are the children of the earth, just as we are. I know I will raise some type of questions on this article,but I must say that some of these comments are mearly suggestions and statements from people that I have talked to on this subject,nor do I make any type of spirit sticks or visit gift temples and NO,I am not nuts..LOL