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Saucers of Manipulation Pt. 2

In Part-1 of my Saucers of Manipulation article, I noted: “The late Mac Tonnies – author of The Cryptoterrestrials and After the Martian Apocalypse – once said: ‘I find it most interesting that so many descriptions of ostensible aliens seem to reflect staged events designed to misdirect witnesses and muddle their perceptions.’ Mac was not wrong. In fact, he was right on target. One can take even the most cursory glance at ufological history and see clear signs where events of a presumed alien and UFO nature have been carefully controlled, managed and manipulated by the intelligence behind the phenomenon.”

And, I further added: “But, why would such entities – or whatever the real nature of the phenomenon may be – wish to make themselves known to us in such curious, carefully-managed fashion? Maybe it’s to try and convince us they have origins of the ET variety, when they are actually…something very different…”

So, if “they” aren’t alien, after all, then what might “they” be? And if the non-ET scenario has validity, why the desire to manipulate us and convince us of the extraterrestrial angle? Let’s take a look at a few possibilities.

Now, before people get their blood-pressure all out of control, I am the first to admit that what follows amounts to theories on the part of those that have addressed them. The fact is that when it comes to fully understanding the origin of the UFO phenomenon…well…there aren’t any facts! What we do have are ideas, theories, suggestions and beliefs. Anyone who tells you otherwise is 100 percent wrong, mistaken, deluded or lying. No-one in Ufology – ever – has offered undeniable 100 percent proof that any theory is correct beyond all doubt. And provided we understand that theorizing, postulating and suggesting do not (and cannot) equate to proving, then there’s no problem. So, with that said, read on.

Let’s first go back to Mac Tonnies and his cryptoterrestrials. Regardless of whether or not Mac was onto something with his theory that UFOs might originate with a very ancient, impoverished race that lives alongside us in stealth – and that masquerades as extraterrestrial to camouflage its real origins – at least he admitted it was just a theory. He didn’t scream in shrill tones that he was definitely correct. And he didn’t suggest that if you disagreed with him you needed to be ejected from the ufological play-pen. So many within that same play-pen – for whom, for some baffling reason, shouting louder somehow means: “I’m closer to the truth than you!” – could learn a lesson or several from Mac.

Rather than originating on far-off worlds, Tonnies carefully theorized, the cryptoterrestrials may actually be a very old and advanced terrestrial body of people, closely related to the Human Race, who have lived alongside us in secret – possibly deep underground – for countless millennia. In addition, Mac suggested that (a) today, their numbers may well be waning; (b) their science may not be too far ahead of our own – although they would dearly like us to believe they are our infinitely-advanced, technological-masters; (c) to move amongst us, and to operate in our society, they ingeniously pass themselves off as aliens; and (d) they are deeply worried by our hostile ways – hence the reason why they are always so keen to warn us of the perils of nuclear destruction and environmental collapse: they are grudgingly forced to share the planet with us, albeit in a distinctly stealthy and stage-managed fashion.

Moving on from beings of the past to entities of the future, Joshua P. Warren, investigator and author of numerous things of a paranormal nature, has addressed the highly controversial angle that the UFOnauts are our future selves: Time Travelers. And, in doing so, Josh has focused deeply on the mysterious matter of the macabre Men in Black.

Josh asks of their odd attire: “Why do the MIB dress like this? Why do we call them the Men in Black? Well, if a man puts on a black suit, with a black hat and walks down the street in 1910, and you see that man, you would probably notice him. But, would you think there was anything too extraordinary, or too out-of-place about him? No: you probably would not. And if you saw a man walking down the street in 2010 wearing a black suit and a black hat, would you notice him? Probably, yes. But, would you think you think there was necessarily anything too extraordinary? No.”

What this demonstrates, says Warren, is that the outfit of the black suit and the black hat is flexible enough to work within the social context of the culture of at least a century or more. And so, therefore, if you are someone who is in the time-travel business – and within the course of your workday, you’re going to go to 1910 to take care of some business, and then a couple of hours later you’re going to be in 1985, and then a few hours after that you’ll be heading to 2003 – you don’t want to be in a position of having to change your clothes three times. So, what do you do? In Warren’s hypothesis, you dress in an outfit that is going to allow you access to the longest period of time within which that same outfit may not draw too much unwelcome attention.

“And that’s why,” suggests Warren “in and around the whole 20th Century, it just so happens that the black suit and the black hat will work for them.”

And, if you don’t want to give away who you really are, encouraging the idea that you are extraterrestrial, goblin-like or supernatural – rather than future-terrestrial – would make a great deal of sense. If, of course, the theory has merit!

Then there is probably the most controversial angle of all: UFOs are from Hell…

Dr. Nelson Pacheco – a former Principle Scientist with the Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers, Europe (SHAPE), Technical Center – and Tommy Blann, of the U.S. Air Force, said of the UFO controversy in their book, Unmasking the Enemy: “…we propose that the ‘reality’ behind the UFO phenomenon…is due to a manifestation of non-human preternatural consciousness…the purpose being to slowly condition our minds through subtle deception to accept a false belief, while undermining our rational thought processes and our human spirit.” Indeed, Pacheco and Blann were clear in their belief that UFOs have nothing less than demonic origins. And others concur.

Towards the end of the 1970s, within the British UFO Research Organization (BUFORA) a number of leading figures, including founding-president Graham Knewstub and chairman, Roger Stanway, became believers in the satanic theory for the UFO phenomenon. Certainly, Knewstub was very much to-the-point when he said that “…their source may be in malignant spiritual intervention.”

My own book, Final Events (of 2010), told a similar story. It related the saga of the Collins Elite: a think-tank-type group in the U.S. Government that came to the conclusion that the alien motif was a charade; one created by cold-hearted demons, who were ingeniously deceiving and manipulating us. Not only that: the deception and manipulation, they believed, had been going on for as long as we, the Human Race, existed. The conclusions of the Collins Elite were highly disturbing.

They claimed that the realm of the afterlife is eerily similar to the dream-like world of The Matrix movies. In the films, human beings are harvested for energy to power incredibly advanced machines. For the Collins Elite, the human soul provides a unique form of energy that fuels demonic entities. So, in their eyes, Hell is – in essence – a gigantic “soul factory” where the enigmatic essence of what makes us human is harvested and digested on a truly massive scale by creatures that hate us with a vengeance, but who need us to survive.

We are their food, in simple terms. And our planet is a farm. But, just like the cows in the field, we don’t see the bigger picture outside of where we live. That is, until THE END, when  it all becomes terribly clear – just like for the cows. Moreover, the demons do not want to destroy the Earth. Quite the opposite, in fact. They want us to live and to thrive. After all: more people means more soul-food.  And – when they choose to move among us – they allow us to think they have origins very different to what they really represent, to keep us in our place and away from the darker truth. Hence, the UFO “meme” of today, that of fairies 500 years ago, and so on and so forth back to the dawn of humankind.

Now, before people start having nightmares that when they kick the bucket they’re destined for some sort of paranormal recycling plant, even the Collins Elite’s members admitted that this viewpoint of theirs was a combination of theory and suspicion. They lacked proof, in other words. The biggest irony of all is that they frowned upon the “alien believers” with disapproving eyes, while not seeing they were doing exactly what the ETHers were doing: constructing a belief-system to try and explain a phenomenon that creates nothing but puzzle upon conundrum upon riddle upon enigma.

So, where does all this leave us? Well, I’ll tell you where. It leaves us with a massive body of data – that stretches back thousands of years – and which demonstrates something has been quietly (and, occasionally, not so quietly) interacting with us, relating conflicting stories, manipulating us, changing its imagery to suit the times and the people of particular eras, and provoking uneasy and disturbing possibilities that we are having – and have always had – the wool pulled over us by something that isn’t what it wants us to think it is.

Demons? Time-travelers? Cryptoterrestrials? Inter-dimensional entities? I don’t know. But if, one day, the truth surfaces and it really is all just aliens from a faraway world and nothing else, I’ll be as wide eyed as those little gray f…..s.

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  • frenchphenom

    Mr. Redfern,

    Excellent read. I’ve been working on paranormal phenomena as it appears in works of French and American literature. This past semester I wrote a paper along the same topic as you brought up here, although my research was grounded in the hegemony of the State and the State apparatuses. It is quite interesting to read your work and to see at some point that our topics converged slightly and touched upon the same path.


  • Very good article that summarizes a complex problem in a clear way.

    As far as the last concept – interdimensional entities – as Jeff Krippal in his books and Chris Knowles in his blog point out – there seems to also be a kind of synchronicity between the paranormal and popular fiction – i.e. mythmaking. For example, you compare the Collins Elite afterlife to the movie THE MATRIX and that delivers an immediate conceptual impression.

    Relatively recently, comics writer, screenwriter and novelist Warren Ellis expanded strongly upon a common science fiction theme in his many works for the now defunct Wildstorm Comics universe. That theme was alternate realities.

    In books like The Authority and Planetary, Ellis proposed a concept of superhuman or advanced inhabitants from another Earth – an Earth in a parallel universe – who’ve managed to somehow enter this alternate Earth. Now, there are many scenarios in this regard –

    First, basically a play on the “time travel” idea that we’ve seen in the recent STAR WARS reboot. The intruders are from a parallel Earth, but one whose chronology started far earlier than ours and therefore they would appear to be far more advanced.

    Second, the other Earthmen simply progressed earlier than the human race did. Possibly these are humans like us who’ve become the dream of transhumanists today or even an earlier species – maybe dinosaurs – who were never wiped out in a mass extinction and continued advancing. Or even robots who’ve succeeded their creators … and maybe have hatred for humans who once treated them like slaves.

    The idea is that these advanced Earth people either need resources and take them from us. Or they’ve simply found that it’s smarter to infiltrate alternate universes first, before these less advanced ones figure it out.

    Or, their world is on the verge of collapse and they are using the human race to build a “stargate” connecting the planet and when the time is right – invade in full solid force.

    Now, so far this is science fiction, but it is interesting to see physics like String Theory and the current science around the Higgs Boson presenting ideas about parallel universes and virtual particles at around the same time the concept is becoming more defined in the fictional arena.

    Add to this the assertion by many from Jenny Randles to Andrew Collins that these may be plasma based entities operating almost as atmospheric phenomena, and the possibilities, though murky, become very interesting as practical applications for quantum behavior are starting to be seen in the laboratory.

    For example, current black hole and spacetime physics theorize that nothing can pass through the barrier of a black hole without becoming exceedingly — well, chewed up is the appropriate analogy. However, nothing in spacetime is actually something in physics, if you read Laurence Krause, and it would be theoretically possible to send a complex electromagnetic signal through the black hole using quantum entanglement.

    Essentially, it means that if plasma entities are theoretically possible, and signals from other universes can be received here, then those signals could take the form of these plasma objects/entities and, even more wildly theoretical, they could be akin to “solid holograms.” Like in Solaris, the Soderbergh version, they would be a kind of false matter made up of virtual particles that have enough energy to temporarily become real particles. And to step farther into the border of imagination and very theoretical science, it may be possible to create theoretical psuedo environments – so-called “bubble universes” – that would temporarily house captives/ abductees.

    Now this would be a kind of advanced science far beyond what Mac Tonnies describes, but it would offer an explanation for the almost magical appearance and disappearance and shapechanging properties of the objects and entities observed – their apparent solidity, reality, and obvious unreality at the same time. Also, it would mean that, until someone actually opens a real doorway, Their involvement with our “realm” would be very limited and only through something akin to virtual reality avatars made of “hard light.”

    Again, this is only wild speculation from a fictional or modern mythic perspective, but I hope it was at least entertaining.


  • Lawrence

    Interesting article and I appreciate the lack of dogmatism. None of us know what the hell is going on. You did leave out another hypothesis though, the collective unconscious or the animus mundi at work. That is these ‘aliens’ and other entities like faires, bigfoot etc (all faerie really) are all aspects/archetypes, manifestations of the human group mind, albeit they leave or can leave very real physical effects (of course the how of this is a mystery, a whole other thing I don’t go into here).

    Instead of ourselves from the future, maybe these ‘entities’ are ourselves from the now, even ourselves from out of time, as the time-flow pertaining to the unconscious mind may be completely different from our own everyday experience, or our own ideas of time. Who says we are not fooling ourselves? Man of course is the self-deceiving creature par excellence, surely the only self-deceiving creature. You write that the entities are acting, putting on a charade, pretending to be what they are not – you have just just summed up humanity and our never-ending folly! Perhaps they are our mirror selves, humankind playing games with itself. Just who is fooling who?

  • alanborky

    ‘if, one day, the truth surfaces and it really is all just aliens from a faraway world and nothing else, I’ll be as wide eyed as those little gray f…..s.’

    Don’t you think that’s a bit graysist?

    Anyway why can’t it be ALL of the above plus countless hitherto unsuspected operators?

    I was also go’n’o say you don’t seem to allow for the possibility ‘they’ (or at least some of them) might actually be good guys (even if only in the same Blair/Cameron/Obama-like good intenioned way those psychiatrists who used to cure homosexuality and female promiscuity by scooping people’s brains out their heads were convinced they were [and at times this planet does indeed do a pretty fair impression of a cosmic lunatic asylum]).

    But then I remembered one of my little transdimensional jaunts when I somehow found myself in or on what may’ve been an unspeakably expensive looking parallel world filled with beings with slot shaped pupils and black rays radiating out from behind their eyes and SOMETHING exhorting me to start limping or they’d tear me to pieces.

    All the time this was going on I was bombarded by huge amounts of information seemingly from different possibly competing sources telling me the dirty little secret of that world was supposedly they somehow steal energy from humanity in order to enrich their own existences leaving us in the process with vastly inferior and impoverished sensibilities than we ‘re supposed to have ultimately leading to the overall inequality here which contributes to many of our problems.

    All of which’s to say in the final analysis I suspect there’s as many different types of ‘them’ from as many different ‘times’ (eg the Amish) and places and cultures as there are of us.

  • Cob

    All imagery. Universe runs on computation – the whole thing is essentially a large scale “simulation”. Anyway these are just advanced beings toying around with people. See how serious humans take any phenomenon that occurs? “OH WOW IT’S SO MEANINGFUL BECAUSE IT HAPPENED!?” – It’s cute and quaint that humans get excited over this; but the beings are just playing around. Whatever they are, I don’t think they have any particular agenda aside from goofing around. Playing with airplanes and making people think there are little big eyed creatures in ships. It’s quite funny if you step back.

    They’ll take on the form of any alien you can imagine and then tell you doomsday is near or any other host of cliche’ scenarios. It’s staged because it’s humorous to them. We like to play around with mice and see them run through mazes. Same thing. Anyway I wouldn’t be in awe of them. They are pretty funny to do this to us, shifting through forms, but it’s not like they’ll tell you anything much about how they do it. That would ruin the fun. Just don’t assume these beings are acting seriously because they know how gullible all of humanity is. Just look at all the religions. Everything is so amazing to humans. To advanced entities it isn’t because they have a very high intelligence – but it is fun to play with humans who are so gullible and take everything seriously in a Universe that is very playful to begin with. So I think, if anything, it’s just advanced entities hacking the Universe and playing with forms to get a rise out of humans.

  • Wes

    What makes more sense, some evil creatures manipulating our minds in our sleep in a manner somewhat like possession, or some little grey dude flew across the universe and have been anal probing people for 50 years. How many people do you need to abduct before you “figure us out.” If they had the kind of technology to get here don’t you think they would have the tech to nab just a couple people and understand our entire race? It sound real dumb and illogical.

  • Harpo

    The only thing I would disagree with is the cows. I’ve lived on and around farms my whole life and they are STUPID animals. I don’t think anything becomes clear to them at the end, I don’t think they see it coming or know why or what it means (i.e. I’m going to be cut me up and ground up and eaten in all sorts of flavorful ways.) Of course neither may we when our end comes – so I guess it’s the “terribly clear” part I’d argue with…

  • Go Giants!

    Interesting. In consideration of the “demon theory” needing more souls for energy, and only in that light, it may explain the amount of sexual promiscuity in media if the media is controlled to some degree by these demons: charge up as many in society with a desire for sex, then the more sex there is, and the more potential for offspring.
    Before anyone flies off the handle, I’m not saying there’s anything to it necessarily. It’s simply one extrapolation of the “demon theory” – nothing more; nothing less.

  • Chubby

    I wonder if the Collins Elite scenario is true, is there any way for one’s soul to escape them after death? Christian prayers, Buddhist enlightenment, Gnostic consciousness, can one escape with any of these? Perhaps are the spiritual teachings of world religions actually all about how to make your soul able to escape them after you are dead? Or is the recycling plant inescapable?


    Lol. Great stuff Nick. We all get to kick the bucket so we may one day know? I know this post is years old but have a great weekend anyway lad. Keep it up punk! 😉