Sunday, April 16, 2006

Of course, cryptoterrestrials don't preclude extraterrestrials or "interdimensional" travelers. We could be experiencing a veritable pageant of entities hailing from many locations, both within our known universe and from universes linked to ours.

Candidates for the latter possibility include the insect-like creatures described by "trippers" who take DMT (the alleged "spirit molecule"). The consistency of DMT experiences invites the possibility that it literally allows access to another reality. I'm reminded of an off-hand reference to white, mantis-like entities offered by Philip K. Dick years before the popularization of the archetypical bug-eyed "Gray." Could Dick, via his experimentation with psychedelic drugs, have happened across the domain of beings similar to those described by abductees?

These questions beg for a taxonomy of the otherworldly. While many UFO abductions involve insect-like creatures, it's unclear if the "Grays" are directly related to the beings encountered in the psychedelic realm. Confusingly, many "abduction" accounts feature mantis-like "leaders" operating in liaison with more human-like Grays; some reports suggest the Grays are a subservient species, perhaps even genetically engineered drones. The ever-controversial Whitley Strieber has described inert alien bodies coming to life, likening them to "diving suits" used for dealing directly in the material world.

Given the vast number of out-of-body and near-death experiences, I find it difficult to reject the prospect of "nonlocal" consciousness; perhaps a sufficiently advanced technology can manipulate the "soul" as easily as we splice genes or mix chemicals in test tubes. If so, encounters with "extraterrestrials" may help provide a working knowledge of how to modify and transfer consciousness -- abilities that seem remote to the current terrestrial state-of-the-art, but may prove invaluable in a future where telepresence and virtual reality are integral to communication. Already, the capabilities of brain-machine interfaces are tantalizingly like the popular perception of telepathy, often thought of in strictly "paranormal" or even "magical" terms.

If we're sharing the planet with cryptoterrestrials, it's feasible they've anticipated breakthroughs in our own embryonic "technology of consciousness" and may even rely on such techniques to perpetuate the prevailing wisdom that they originate from the far reaches of space. Contactees and abductees alike describe the interiors of "alien" vehicles in curiously cinematic terms. The insides of presumed spaceships often seem like lavish props from never-filmed sci-fi dramas. The aliens don't fare any better; they behave like jesters, dutifully regurgitating fears of ecological blight and nuclear war but casually inserting allusions that seem more in keeping with disinformation than genuine ET revelations.

After intercourse, the big-eyed succubus that seduced Antonio Villas-Boas pointed skyward, implying a cosmic origin. But the mere fact that she appeared thoroughly female -- and, moreover, attractive -- belies an unearthly explanation. Further, one could argue that the clinical environment he encountered aboard the landed "spacecraft" was deliberately engineered to reinforce his conviction that he was dealing with extraterrestrials. (If cryptoterrestrials are using humans to improve their genetic stock, it stands to reason they've seen at least a few of our saucer movies. As consummate anthropologists, they likely know what we expect of "real" ETs and can satisfy our preconceptions with a magician's skill.)

However, it's possible they make mistakes. Whitley Strieber, for example, described the inside of a presumed vehicle as downright messy and seemingly unclean, complete with discarded garments -- certainly not the typical expectation. Could his "visitors" have been in a rush? If his account is to be accepted, the "aliens" operate in an almost military fashion, carrying out their agenda with the economy of insects. This suggests time is of the essence, consistent with an indigenous origin. While we might expect an alien intelligence millions of years ahead ourselves to casually elude detection, the rushed nature of many abductions is more in keeping with an Earth-based task force.

Further, the assumed spaceships that play such a central role in the ET mythos are often observed behaving in a manner consistent with an only moderately advanced technology. Indigenous humanoids intent on convincing us we're dealing with interstellar propulsion might utilize surprisingly primitive devices, perhaps even stooping to specially modified balloons or "smart blimps" designed to evade capture for limited periods. Such a campaign would be cheap, capable of capturing the attention of hundreds if not thousands of witnesses, and -- most importantly -- further polarizing the UFO controversy among proponents of ET visitation and career "skeptics."

The device that crashed near Roswell in the summer of 1947, whatever it was, featured properties at least superficially like the high-altitude balloon trains ultimately cited as an explanation by the Air Force. Debunkers have, of course, seized on the lack of revealingly "high-tech" components found among the debris to dismiss the possibility that the crash was anything but a case of misidentification; not even Jesse Marcel, the intelligence officer who advocated an ET origin for the unusual foil and structural beams, mentioned anything remotely resembling an engine or power-plant.

The Cryptoterrestrial Hypothesis offers a speculative alternative: Maybe the Roswell device wasn't high-tech. It could indeed have been a balloon-borne surveillance device brought down in a storm, but it doesn't logically follow that it was one of our own. Given the top-secret projects underway in the American Southwest in the late 40s, one could hardly blame inquisitive cryptoterrestrials for wanting a closer look. And in the midst of grisly human radiation experiments, secretive eavesdroppers might have understandably opted for an unmanned device lest they lose a crewed vehicle to an accident . . . or human aggression. Upon happening across such a troubling and unexpected find, the Air Force's excessive secrecy begins to make sense.

The Roswell incident may have been the US government's first direct evidence of an indigenous intelligence. Indeed, subsequent policy decisions can be interpreted as a response to a perceived nonhuman threat.


razorsmile said...

There you go; a much better, much clearer name than "ultraterrestrials".

Mac said...

"Cryptosentients" -- good one.

Glad you like the work in progress. The stuff I'm blogging is esentially outline material and working notes, but chances are it will wind up in the final, as-yet-untitled product.

Mac said...


Good observations. I think I can account for them in "cryptoterrestrial" (or "paraterrestrial") terms. I'll certainly keep your points in mind as I continue writing.

(Specifically, I think a nonhuman explanation wins out over the secret humans with advanced abilities explanation, but there may or may not be some kind of overlap. And the Emperor is right -- there *do* see to be too many weirdos hanging around. I think some of these "weirdos" are "disinformation" -- we're *supposed* to be confused by them.)

eWarrior said...

Mac. Great blogging on your outline and preliminary intro (earlier post).

You mentioned NDE and "nonlocal" consciousness, so I'd like to call your attention to an article by a European cardiologist regarding "continuity of consciousness." Here's the link...

To the point, skip down to section 8 "The Role of DNA" and note this...

" seems reasonable to consider the person-specific DNA in our cells as the place of resonance, or the interface across which a constant informational exchange takes place between our personal material body and the phase-space, where all fields of our personal consciousness are available as fields of possibility."

It's a completely novel idea, dont' you think? DNA is like a radio tuner that "tunes-you-in" to a personal consciousness, and makes you You. So, you'd have to call yours "local" consciousness, as opposed to "nonlocal."

Anyway, your crypto-whatevers could have different DNA that allowed them to "see" things we couldn't, like those hunters in the Predator movies, right? I'll admit I was challenged by your concept, but I now want to read that book!


Mac said...

My thesis might fail. Or not. My main concern at this point is advancing a credible hypothesis that, if nothing else, offers alternatives to conventional UFO "wisdom."

Mac said...


I'm very attracted to the idea that they're here to keep us on track -- if for no other reason than what we do to this planet affects them as well.

I'm dispensing with Vallee's "multidimensional" origin, but keeping elements of his control system hypothesis.

As for progeria-like symptoms: Perhaps the Grays are an offshoot with an acute genetic disorder. Or even engineered "drones," as I speculated.