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Re: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

From: Jerome Clark <jkclark.nul>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 10:46:41 -0500
Archived: Thu, 09 Jun 2011 13:33:37 -0400
Subject: Re: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

>From: Kathy Kasten <catraja.nul>
>To: <post.nul>
>Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2011 18:35:25 +0000
>Subject: Re: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

>>From: Chris Williams <contactus.nul>
>>To: <errol.nul>
>>Date: Tue, 7 Jun 2011 18:58:51 +0100
>>Subject: Alien Museum On Alien Abduction Case

>>Weird Wiltshire Information Desk

>>I have recently been in contact with an abductee who I have
>>written the following short article with. As a result of the
>>abduction a series of artworks have been produced which are also
>>featured in the article.

>>The article is published at:


>The community [sic] of individuals interested in events of contact
>with alternative realities - i.e., so-called alien encounters -
>might have to understand that the only way to explore
>alternative universes is through the filter of human perception
>and Step is one of those filters. He is correct, the phenomena [sic]
>is not what it seems.

I think you mean "phenomenon."  Otherwise, the sentence sans mangled grammar
would read "the phenomena are not what they seem."

Putting aside simplistic reductionist approaches which have been shown to be
unhelpful in understanding with these kinds of phenomena (high-strangeness
encounters), it is probably best to think in terms of experiences as opposed
to events.  The abduction phenomenon, which remains genuinely enigmatic but
may be only superficially related to the UFO phenomenon of CE2s and
radar/visuals, is probably "not what it seems," which means it probably is
neither an encounter with actual ETs nor an affirmation of somebody's
hopeful reading of psychological theory.  It is something at once deeply
strange and a recurring aspect, in guises appropriate to cultural context,
of extraordinary human experience over many centuries.

I have written at length about this elsewhere.  The problem of anomalies
calls for us to think in new, counterintuitive ways.  Many anomalies,
including vivid experiences of otherworldly beings, are neither (a) nor (b)
but something with the qualities of both.

Jerry Clark

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