Monday, July 11, 2016

Wrapping up Richard Dolan's book and starting two others

I have been reading Richard Dolan's "The Coverup Exposed" on my lunch hour (on those occasions when I get a lunch break), and I've been able to enjoy it by keeping a couple of thoughts in mind... First, Dolan seems to lean toward the extra-terrestrial hypothesis. I'm not sure that I do, but that's okay.  Neither one of us knows for sure. Still, I have to filter his analysis through a different lens. Whereas Dolan sees physical-seeming craft engaging in all sorts of tricksterish behavior with an implicit goal of monitoring or engaging our technological state, visible to anyone who stumbles upon them, I see apparitions of craft appearing to specific individuals; or, more possibly, specific (select) people who are somehow able to peek behind our physical curtain, and see things outside our consensus physical reality that most usually can't.  Second, some of the cases that are cited as authoritative have problems, and I've gotten into the habit of checking them out to see if they have been "debunked."  (A handful apparently have been.)  But I don't fault Dolan. He has created a monumental study of hundreds of cases, but they were compiled BG (before Google).  Since I haven't done the research myself or written my own UFO book, I can't gainsay anything of Dolan's.

So I'm now on to Timothy Green Beckley's "Mystery Of The Men In Black" and "Humanoid Encounters" by Albert Rosales. I actually think that the MIB phenomenon is more interesting than the UFOs it purports to represent, but I haven't found many serious studies on it. Cross-discipline paranormalists spend much energy wondering if MIB and various humanoid sightings are "connected" somehow to UFOs, and what it all might "mean"--but I wonder why, if it's a physical phenomenon, it's not more universally observable.  It seems like it should be, if, in fact, it is physical.


  1. Hey, I have been following your blog for a while now, and I was wondering if you would have any interest in possibly having a conversation about Seth and various other topics on my show, Where Did the Road Go? It seems like it would be an interesting conversation.

    1. Wow... than you for the invite! I will consider it! Your site looks great--I'm happy to see Jeff Ritzmann there. Ever so often I search to see if he has a podcast or blog somewhere. I've always thought that his experiences are fascinating. I've spent a lot of time pondering his ambivalence toward the "paranormal" and why some of us who explore it regularly abandon it, but then start dabbling with it again.

      I use Seth as a sort of philosophical anchor and security blanket when I approach the paranormal... a sort of touchstone. It helps me filter out the absurd from the plausible, which is why I always come back round to the material. As helpful as it has been for me in the 30-plus years that I've studied it, however, most of the people that I expose it to can't get into it. But many explorers of the paranormal take with them some philosopher or mystic that resonates with them, but usually, not with others. One of the paradoxes of this endeavor.

      Thank you for reading my blog! It encourages me to go forward and write more.