Archive for February, 2009

27
Feb
09

Hey, What Am I Doing Up Here?

When I was very young, I’d say four years old or so, I was standing in my backyard.  Next to me were my cousins Andrew and Tom.  We were out back by the edge of the vegetable garden.  I can’t remember what we were talking about.  But all of a sudden I had an out of body experience.  I can remember floating slightly above the three of us, looking down and thinking ‘Something is wrong.  I should be in my body, and I’m not.’  Meanwhile my body seemed to be fine.  I (or should I say my body) was standing there with my cousins, looking perfectly normal.  Yet ‘I’ wasn’t in that body.  I was above it looking down.  I was wondering if I’d be able to get back into it and I was getting panicky. I was thinking that in a couple of seconds that body of mine was just going to keel over and die, because “I” wasn’t in it.  And then all of a sudden, I was back in.  I remembered what had happened.  I remembered then, and I’ve never forgotten.  It was a little unsettling to say the least.

 

At that young age, I had no idea that ‘out of body experiences’ existed.  I just thought there was something dreadfully wrong with me and I hoped that it never happened again.  When I got older and learned that other people have had out of body experiences, and that some people actually want to have out of body experiences, it was somewhat comforting. But to this day, it is an experience that I don’t want to repeat.

20
Feb
09

Rh Negative Blood Relatives

Until fairly recently I had no idea that there was anything unusual about my Rh negative blood.  I knew that after I had given birth to my daughter, I was given an injection of Rhogam.  I was told that Rhogam  was routinely given to women with Rh negative blood after pregnancies in which they carried Rh positive fetuses in order to prevent the mother’s immune system from reacting against the Rh positive blood of any subsequent fetus.  At the time I thought it was strange that my immune system would react against a subsequent fetus with Rh positive blood, but I never questioned it, and I had no more pregnancies.

 

Recently I learned that only 15% of the world’s population has Rh negative blood.  The other 85% has Rh positive and the Rh stands for Rhesus like in monkey.  So those with Rh positive blood have a factor in their blood that can be traced back to the Rhesus monkey.  But the earthly origin for Rh negative blood is unknown.  Scientists have no explanation for it.  This made me think back to my mother saying that a monkey wasn’t her uncle.  I asked her to explain what she meant.  She said that she didn’t believe that humans evolved from monkeys.  Her theory was that if humans did evolve from monkeys, how can there still be monkeys on this planet?  Wouldn’t it follow that all monkeys then evolved into humans?  How could it be that some monkeys evolved and others did not?  How could you argue with this?  I certainly couldn’t.

 

Recently I started thinking about the Rh negative issue again.  An Rh negative pregnant woman’s body rejects the positive blooded baby in her womb. Her blood builds up antibodies to destroy the alien substance. Conversely, an Rh positive woman’s body does not reject an Rh negative fetus.  Why would an Rh positive fetus be considered alien?  I started to research this on the web and learned that scientists can clone the Rh positive factor, but they are not able to clone the Rh negative factor.  There are some sites that suggest Rh negative people are related to the ancient astronauts and it’s believed there is a high percentage of alien abduction of people with Rh negative blood.

I have seen a UFO, I have had an out of body experience, I have had episodes of sleep paralysis and now I believe this Rh negative thing is related to these.    

11
Feb
09

UFO/ET Art History

Finding the usage of the plural pronouns “us” and “our” as references to God in Genesis prompted me to take a trip to a local bookstore.  I told my friend Alex about what I had found, and he joined me, as he, too, was now curious.  Finding several books which were related to ancient astronauts and the creation of the human race by extraterrestrials, we thought that we had enough to do some preliminary research.  We were about to head to the check-out desk when Alex spotted ‘The Alien Chronicles’ by Matthew Hurley.  “Look at this,’ he said, “the cover has a picture of the baptism of Christ with a big UFO above shining its light rays down on Jesus.”  I said “That can’t be a real painting”. Alex found the credit inside the cover and he said, “Yes it is, get this, it was painted by Aert De Gelder in 1710, it’s entitled ‘The Baptism of Christ’ and it’s housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge. The cover also states ‘Compelling Evidence for UFOs and Extraterrestrial Encounters In Art and Text Since Ancient Times’. We have to get this.” 

 

 

I looked again at the front cover of this book, and said to Alex, “This picture takes us from the Old Testament to the New Testament.  There is a possibility that celestial beings created us, and now there is also a possibility that there was a connection to Jesus.  Like the Star of Bethlehem…maybe it wasn’t a star, maybe it was a UFO?  Maybe every time you read ‘angel’ in the bible, it’s really an ET and every time you read ‘star’ or ‘cloud’ or some such thing it’s a UFO.”

 

 

When we got home, Alex said “I’ll try to do a ‘find and replace’ function of the bible on the internet and see what I come up with.  I agree, this probably involves the entire bible, not just the Old Testament.” He got up and walked towards the computer and I started to thumb through the book.

 

I turned to the table of contents and found a chapter entitled ‘Creation Stories’.  The chapter was broken down into sections:  1) Asia, Mesopotamian Civilizations, Bible Stories, Islam, 2) Africa and Egyptians, 3) North America, 4) South America, 5) Australasia.  It referred to a common thread appearing in creation myths and legends of cultures around the world.  The common thread was that beings from elsewhere with “Godlike” powers tried to assist in the development in the culture of civilizations around the world.  The Indian ‘Vedas’ actually contained descriptions of flying machines, which were called ‘Vimanas’. 

 

I quickly browsed the rest of this chapter and realized that I needed to sit down and read every word, not just browse.  The existence of the types of books that we purchased today was evidence that our preliminary suspicion that the ‘god’ reference in Genesis might be extraterrestrial was supported by others.   But the newly acquired books were too much of a distraction.  I needed to focus on one thing at a time, and I felt that one thing was to finish reading Genesis.

 

I started to put down ‘The Alien Chronicles’ and then curiosity got the better of me.  I turned to the table of contents again and saw there was a chapter ‘UFOs in Western Religious Art’.  I had to take a peek at this.  The picture on the cover was too enticing.  

 

The first work of art shown in this chapter was ‘The Annunciation, with Saint Emidius’ by Carlo Crivelli, 1430 to 1495.  The painting shows the Virgin Mary kneeling inside a building with what appears to be a dove (the holy spirit) above her.  But outside in the sky is a UFO which is emitting a beam of light down, through the wall of the house, through the dove, and into the head of the Blessed Virgin.  The Angel Gabriel was outside the building speaking with Saint Emidius. 

 

Another painting was that of ‘The Virgin Mary with Saint Giovannino’.  The artist is unknown, but has been credited to the School of Lippi, 1406-1469.  This picture was amazing.  It showed the Blessed Virgin with the baby Jesus.  Off to Mary’s left shoulder is a UFO hovering in the sky.  There is a man and his dog in the background.  The man has his hand up to shield the sun from his eyes and both the man and the dog are looking up at the object.  If you missed the UFO at first glance, then looking at the man and dog looking up would draw your attention to it. 

 

Then there was the ‘Glorification of the Eucharist’ by Bonaventura Salimbeni, 1595.  This was the most bizarre of all!  Toward the upper right side is God the Father, to the left is Jesus, and above is the dove which symbolizes the Holy Spirit.  In between Jesus and God the Father is a round object that has two antennae, kind of like rabbit ears, sticking out of the top.  And toward the bottom is a round protrusion that looks like a camera or telescope.    To me this object resembled a Russian sputnik or one of the earlier satellites.  What did this mean?

 

There were other paintings and tapestries included in this chapter ranging from the 1300’s to the 1800’s.  Why did these works contain portrayals of UFO’s? What did these artists know? 

 

 

 

 

 

10
Feb
09

In Our Image

One foggy morning about a year or so ago, I poured myself a cup of coffee and looked for something to read.  There were a variety of books stacked on the table in the living room, each stack containing different subject matters.  On top of the stack of religious books was the bible.  I picked it up and opened to Genesis and began to read.  Upon reaching Genesis 1:26 I read the following:

 

“And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

 

 

What did it mean?  I continued reading until I came upon the following, in Genesis 3:22-24:

 

“And the Lord God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:   Therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”

 

Intrigued, I continued to read and came across yet another puzzling entry in Genesis 11:7 within the tower of Babel story.  I read “…let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.” 

 

Why were the plural pronouns “us” and “our” used in these verses?  Could it be that those ancient astronaut theorists were correct?  Were we created by extraterrestrials?

 

 

09
Feb
09

Accept It On Faith

    

 I was brought up a Roman Catholic.  I went to a parochial grammar school and parochial high school back in the 1950’s and 60’s. I was taught that if you weren’t a baptized Roman Catholic, you were going to hell.  Simple as that.  We had a family friend who was a priest and I can remember my mother saying to him “Say there’s this little Jewish woman who was a good daughter, and is now a good wife and mother and never did a bad thing in her life, and you’re telling me she’s going to hell?”  And he’d kind of talk his way around it, but still basically say “yes, she’s going to hell.”  That would drive my mother crazy.

 

 

And you never questioned your faith.  I can remember my best friend’s father back then, and the word was that poor Mr. Wallace had lost his faith; he was researching other religions.  And I felt sorry for him and his family.  We were taught to never question; we were taught to “accept it on faith”.

 

Over the decades that had passed since then I did start to question my faith.  What I specifically questioned was the role of the Roman Catholic Church.  How can the Roman Catholic Church be the one true church and yet orchestrate the Inquisition?  What about the Crusades?  What about all those corrupt popes that had existed over the centuries?  Pope Alexander VI was a Borgia and had seven children during the time he was cardinal and then pope (Lucrezia Borgia was one of his daughters).  So I have my own issues with organized religion, but I believe in God and I believe in the teachings of Jesus.

 

 

 

 

08
Feb
09

Many Moons Ago I Saw a UFO

I must have been around 14. My mother and I sat outside on summer nights in our backyard in Connecticut to enjoy the cool night air and watch the sky. We knew the flight paths of the airplanes from the New York airports to Boston and Europe. We knew the path of Telstar’s orbit and we would watch for it as it passed overhead. We sat in the sunken garden for hours on a nice night and observed the stars, planets, shooting stars and everything else that occupied the night sky.

One night I noticed a relatively dim light low in the southeastern horizon. It appeared to be stationary, but it was a light or star that I did not recall seeing before. I kept my eyes on it while taking in all that was going on in the sky above me. It seemed to me that it was moving ever so slightly. If you looked at it, you couldn’t see movement, but if you looked away and then looked back several minutes later, it appeared to have moved northward along the horizon in relation to where it had been before.

After watching this for probably a half an hour or so, I brought it to my mother’s attention. She didn’t remember seeing it before either and she kept her eyes on it as did I. Over the next half hour we both agreed that, yes, it was still moving north. Now we were really intent on watching it. It had progressed a little more than half way across the eastern horizon. We watched and watched and it appeared to have stopped. We continued to watch. Minutes passed and no movement. We were now up on our feet watching it. We were alarmed by the lack of movement. What could possibly stop dead in the sky? There were no sounds and it seemed to be very distant.

Then, from that dead stop, it made a 90 degree turn and was zooming directly toward us. I felt that it was reading our minds…it knew we were watching it and it was coming to us. As it zoomed in our direction, the light was getting brighter and bigger with still no sound emanating from it. It was almost directly overhead. Scared, I took off and ran toward the house. I could hear my mother’s footsteps following me. We reached the back door and ran into the kitchen and locked the door behind us. We were afraid to look out the windows for fear something would be looking in. We discussed this episode quite often in later years and often wondered if we had lost any time that night….were we abducted? We couldn’t recall losing time and we had no evidence that we were abducted. But now, more than 45 years later, that memory is still alive and I still wonder.