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What If We Are Alone?

By Tracy E. Tomlinson, earthproject@inorbit.com

Newsblaze Op-Ed Contributor 11/09/2009

This eventually leads to the postulate that contact, abduction, religious visions and most UFO
sightings is an illusory abridgment of a human psyche conditioned by unseen, inter-
dimensional entities having no association with ETs or religious beings as we know them
culturally.

Late one evening I found myself perusing a familiar UFO forum based in the UK. Much
of the material posted and discussed in threads is posed as evidence in competing bids for
the two most common theories of the UFO and alien contact enigma, the ET
(extraterrestrial) and ED (extra dimensional) concepts respectively. Besides reflecting a
standard in public interest it promotes an idea gaining popularity from the paranormal
side of the equation.

Inter-dimensional beings, rather than physical extraterrestrial space travelers, are
proposed by astronomer and former NASA employee, Jacques Vallée in, Dimensions: A
Casebook of Alien Contact (pub.1987). In his book Vallée deconstructs contact and
abduction experiences, correlating them with deconstructions of well known religious
experiences (i.e. the miracle of Fatima) including a narrow grouping of bizarre or high
strangeness cases of alien contact as far back as the 1940s.

This eventually leads to the postulate that contact, abduction, religious visions and most
UFO craft sightings is an illusory abridgment of a human psyche conditioned by an
unseen, inter-dimensional entity having no association with ETs or religious beings as we
know them culturally.

This particular forum operates with a small group of (ED) zealots, who for the most part,
permeate the subject matter with biblical verses of the paranormal prophet (Vallée)
himself.

One of the members posted a thread, What if we are alone? In it, he asks if belief in ETs
(physical, advanced extra solar beings and the saving grace of their technology) is merely
a rationale to continue ravaging a limited environment. In asking myself this very
question, I am somewhat guilty of a hopeful fantasy that there is a big brother out there,
who having risen to a better position in the universe, can and will intervene in human
affairs before the whole mess comes down in one of two fates, global ecological collapse
or global nuclear war. Having once been a religious man, I still hold to the idea that
humanity is good overall, nevertheless an endangered species by the consequence of its
own doing.
What if humanity is incapable - or worse, unwilling to do what it takes to prevent
ecological collapse or nuclear war? A painfully blatant object of innate mortal ineptitude
is thus neutralized within the premise for a savior in various terms. A Christ, an
omnipotent creator, a supreme being or perhaps an advanced race who has overcome the
ills which still plague us. It is so difficult to estimate the prominence of the human will in
creating and denying singular conceptions beyond the knowledge of common mortality.

However, what if all is true? Perhaps we have misinterpreted the existence of a collective
order in the cosmos, in which beings exist on escalating levels of evolution from
primitive to various states of immortality. Some civilizations rise within this strata',
others perish into extinction according to their lack of oversight. They destroy their
environment through abuse, perhaps by war and simply vanish, melding into the womb of
the planet's crust from whence they came until their world is again 'reborn' in purity. It
may be possible that ETs have been with us from ancient history, but only recently have
we become aware enough, evolved mentally and conceptually, to view part of the truth of
our larger environment.

It leads me to wonder if the human species (of Earth) is merely a state or a village within
a hierarchy of overlords and that human sovereignty (individualism) is the arrogant
illusion that keeps us from embracing the outer reality of our disposition. In effect, I am
saying that we see ourselves as being dependent as an Earth bound collective, when in
reality we are ever dependent upon (and subject to) allied civilizations with assets
exponentially superior to that of any human cooperative.