“What Planet Are You From?”

…is the title a cute comedy film about a lovesick alien that has a change of heart about wanting to take over the Earth. It is also the question that many “Earthlings” might ask if they were to meet a live ET. 
According to the highly speculative popular UFO literature, many assertions have been made claiming the source of origin of UFOs to be from one star system or another. Top answers to the question include Zeta Reticulae, Arcturus and the Pleiades.

TRIBAL WARFARE ON PLANET EARTH

In the 20th century alone, over 100 million humans were killed in wars and revolutions. Ufologist Stanton Friedman has observed that “tribal warfare” is a major human endeavor. Therefore, it’s extremely unlikely that any information we receive from the so-called ETs about their planet of origin will be accurate. I imagine that self-preservation is a strategy with universal appeal. If the beings associated with UFOs ever told us where they come from, it seems likely that in a few hundred years we might want to export what Stanton called “our brand of ‘friendship’ to the stars.”

SNR, Signal to Noise Ratio

I remember the term that prominent UFO researcher Grant Cameron has applied to the messages that experiencers receive from alleged ET sources. The signal-to-noise ratio is often abbreviated according to Wikipedia as SNR or S/N). In scientific applications it compares the amount of useful signal to background noise. SNR can also be used to compare the ratio of desired information to irrelevant data in say an online discussion. The “noise” here might be off topic comments that prevent relevant data from being exchanged.

When UFO researchers are given supposedly accurate information from unacknowledged sources of so-called insiders, opportunities to verify the data are often non-existent. Thus by dutifully repeating such unverifiable accounts, a journalist or UFO researcher runs the risk of disseminating disinformation meant to confuse or deceive the public.

When it comes to encounters with representatives of what might be called “higher intelligence agencies,” the so-called aliens can be reasonably expected to be doing something very similar. What experiencers are told is probably a mixture of some true information along with disinformation. In addition, it is likely that human experiencers might not have the capacity to accurately transmit knowledge that is beyond their level of comprehension. Experiencers’ narratives might therefore reflect human limitations and not always a deliberate attempt to systematically deceive.

THOSE ATTEMPTING PEACEFUL INTERACTIONS ARE ON THE FRINGE

As a part time promoter of a diverse network of contactees that I call the “Contact Underground,” I count myself among the flying saucer faithful. It is my assessment that the UFO phenomenon is likely, at least in part, extraterrestrial in nature. Attempts to peacefully interact with UFO intelligence in my judgment is a socially responsible course of action.

This endeavor understandably is considered to be fringe by the larger society. Alas contactees have also been disparaged by important elements of the UFO research community. In my opinion the UFO research “mainstream” has placed too much attention in the past on collecting sighting reports. Although perhaps not impossible, it would be a radical step for most UFO investigators to develop protocols that would enable them to directly interact with the alleged ETs as we in the contact network claim that we are doing.

“SPEAK TO ET”

It is now over 70 years since the Roswell Incident and I am compelled to ask how much more can we learn by categorizing the shape, color, position in the sky and other physical parameters of UFOs? Like it or not, if we are going to advance our knowledge of the phenomenon then we may have to do as researcher Grant Cameron has suggested in his many public lectures and that is, “Speak to ET.”

This is what I imagine the contact activists are attempting to do. Although the signal to noise ratio may not always be the best, directly interacting with UFO intelligence and staging Human Initiated Contact Experiences (HICE) is a path that increasing numbers of UFO experiencers are pursuing.

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