Alien Dawn, 3



How to Get People


p. 51 non-existent isles? (a frivolous claim in Hapgood : Maps of the Ancient Sea Kings)

"Another portolan showed the Aegean with numerous islands that do not now exist. And, since the islands were probably drowned as the melting ice caused the sea level to rise, it sounds as if the map was made before the end of the last ice age."

{Actually, a sufficiently detailed nautical chart of the Aigaion Sea indeed sheweth hundreds of tiny islets, which very much do now exist. (Hapgood did not bother to seek out a sufficiently detailed recent map; instead, he speculated wildly.)}

{The portolan maps do tend to repraesent the quite tiny islands in the Aigaion sea as larger than they actually are -- but this is done merely in an effort to rendre them noticeable to a navigator using these charts, and is not indication of lower sea-levels.}

pp. 52-3 allegation of information about Oannes as having been transmitted for millennia

p. 52

[According to von Da:niken :] "a non-human civilization ... on the shores of the Persian Gulf, perhaps near the ancient city of Eridu, in the fourth millennium BC or earlier..

{Eridu[g] is located on a swamp (formerly a lake) many miles inland from the sea; and, of course, any such information about "non-human" entities (deities) would describe dreams, not the material world.}

This legend can be traced to Berosus, a priest of god Bel-marduk in the city of Babylon at the time of Alexander the Great. ... . ... Alexander Polyhistor describes how there

p. 53

appeared from the Persian Gulf '... Oannes'. This ... had a fish's tail, but also had feet like a man, and

{The name /Oannes/ is apparently from /U-an/ ("A1S"), but the latter is not the usual name of Adapa, and may well be borrowed from H^apirti (<elamitic).}

spoke ... . ... Oannes used to spend his nights in the sea".

{"had a human voice" ("OBG") -- alike to the N~an~igo (A`ba`kpa`) fish-deity E'kpe` (VL)}

"A1S" = "Adapa the First Sage".

"OBG" = "Oannes—Babylonian god".

VL = Ivor L. Mille : Voice of the Leopard : African Secret Societies and Cuba. Univ Pr of MS, Jackson, 2009.

{Because the winter-capital of the Akhaimenian Empire was at S^us^an (Sousa), therefore H^apirti mythology would likely have been much-promoted then and perhaps in the immediate subsequent epochs of the Diadokhoi and of the Roman Imperium; but not any earlier.}

p. 54 spurious allegation that Dogon possess information transmitted to them thousands of years ago by "antient-astronaut" flying saucers

"the Dogon believe that fish gods called Nommo came from Sirius, and brought civilisation {what "civilization"? they themselves lack cities and even litteracy!} to earth some three thousand years ago. The dog star Sirius ... Dogon tradition declares ... has an invisible companion ... . ... The Dogon ... said that the moon was 'dry and dead', and they drew Saturn with a ring around it ... . They knew about the moons of Jupiter".

{Illitterate folk never do transmit scientific information received thousands of years ago, and have neither the means nor the interest to do so; although pneumatic powers (capable of acquiring such information) of every description are commonplace amongst Africans. Nevertheless, it is generally believed by anthroplogists that the Dogon obtained this information relatively recently, from modern-day Europeans. (If they had obtained the information from some other means, they would surely have said so.)}

pp. 59-60 surreal (superreal) universe

p. 59

There exist "on UFOs ... huge self-published volumes ..., devoted to such propositions as that the aliens came from inside the earth, or that they had gigantic underground bases in locations like South Dakota ... ."

{Such books may have been largely based on dreams, which (though not literally accurate for a merely material world) could contain symbolically meaningful information concerning praeternatural realms.}

"The Holographic Universe by Michael Talbot ...

p. 60

goes on :

[quoted :] Other UFO encounters are even more surreal or dreamlike {dreams of "false-awakening" can appear to be quite realistic} in character, and in the literature, one can find cases in which the UFO entities

sing absurd songs or

{Mystical songs are extremely typical of AmerIndian life-dreams : many such dreamers having, learn such songs, and sing them at crucial events throughout their lives.}

throw strange objects ... at witnesses;

{likweise in the waking world (by poltergeists) : any such events being perhaps intended as an obscurely meaningful symbology}

cases that start out as straightforward abductions aboard spacecraft but end up as ...

journeys through a series of Dantesque realities;

{If such "spacecraft" are in reality basically transport-vehicles for souls of the recently-died, then such "series of Dantesque realities" would be the natural result, and could seem impossible only to a fanatically dogmatic materialist.}

and cases in which humanoid aliens shapeshift into birds, giant insects, and other phantasmagoric creatures {actually creators, not created "creatures"}."

{If one be transported into a transcendentally divine realm, these sorts of events can be expected (and are to be found in sacred myths) : only a rabid materialist fanatic could deny their overwhelming likelihood.}

pp. 60-1 description of a hologram, "made when two beams of light interfere with each other." {It may be feasible that divine mental ray-beams by mutually interacting could by interacting generate visionarily-visible images.}

pp. 61-2 recommended books

p. 61

"Hynek's The UFO Experience,

Linda Howe's Alien Harvest,

Charles Bowen's The Humanoids,

Jacques Vallee's Messengers of Deception,

Hans Holzer's The Ufonauts,

Michael Craft's Alien Impact,

Timothy Good's Beyond Top Secret,

p. 62

Arthur Shuttlewood's The Warminster Mystery,

Whitley Strieber's Communion,

Kevin Randle's The UFO Casebook,

Ralph Noyes's The Crop Circle Phenomenon".

p. 62 remarks by Moray King

"a book called Tapping the Zero-Point Energy by Moray B. King ... remarks : '... reading Beyond Earth, a book about UFOs ... what impressed me were the witnesses. Many were ... airplane pilots and police, who had everything to lose by reporting what they saw.' And it was the sheer credibility of witnesses, and their testimony to

the ability of UFOs to make hairpin turns at incredible speeds, that led King to wonder about the possibility of antigravity."

{Actually, it would be not mere "antigravity" (which would merely make for lift-off without expending energy), but rather anti-inertia, that would be necessary for explaining sudden turns at immense speeds in any sort of even quasi-materialist terms.}

pp. 62-3 flying-saucer classics and their contents

p. 62

"I discovered ... such classics as Edward J. Ruppelt's Report on Unidentified Flying Objects and Harold Wilkins's Flying Saucers on the Attack. ... For reading ... these early books ... brought a sharp sense of ... basic facts that should be the starting point of any investigation of UFOs.

p. 63

For example, Ruppelt -- the official head of Project Blue Book -- describes an encounter of ... 1952, when ... One of the most senior officials in the CIA was throwing a party at his hilltop home in Virginia, with a panoramic view ... While he noticed a light approaching ... . ... It began to climb almost vertically, and he drew the attention of ... guests to it. It ... then went into a vertical dive, before it ... streaked off ... . ... Radar said there had been no aeroplane".

p. 65 frequent absence of other potential witnesses from vicinity of flying-saucer advents

"'... there was absolutely no traffic on the road'. This seems to be a curious recurring feature in UFO cases -- empty roads, empty streets, and so on;

{This would imply that the flying-saucers have so diverted the minds of all other mortal potential vehicle-drivers from driving the road at that time; that all of those drivers are hypnotically induced to sleep, or otherwise be weirdly disuaded from travel.}

it has been labeled 'the Oz Factor', after Dorothy's journey down a yellow brick road apparently used by no one else."

pp. 67-8 Stephen Michalak

p. 67

"Polish-Canadian ... Stephen Michalak ... had been ... in Manitoba's Falcon Lake Park, when the local wild geese began to cackle loudly. When he looked up he saw two cigar-shaped objects descending from the sky, glowing with a scarlet colour. One of them remained in the sky, while the other landed on a flat-topped rock. The second UFO began to fly away, its colour changing from red to orange, then grey. ... .

p. 68

... the craft on the ground was changing colour, from red to grey-red, then light grey ... '... with a golden glow around it'. There was an opening in the top of the craft, and a brilliant purple light, which hurt his eyes, poured out. Then he ... smelt burning sulphur, and heard a whirring noise ... . There was also a hissing sound ... . A door stood open in the side. ... He went close to it, and ... stuck his head inside the opening, and saw a maze of lights ..., flashing randomly. When he withdrew his head, the door closed, and another 'door' dropped down from above. ...

Then ... his shirt and undershirt burst into flames.

{This must have been induced to warn him against, or to punish him on account of, his impious attitude.}

He tore them off ... . Meanwhile, the craft changed colour, then disappeared."

pp. 70-1 best photograph -- made by a military officer in violation of his official status!

p. 70

"photographic slides were delivered to the Condon project in Boulder, [CO,] ... . One ... was the best picture of a flying saucer they had seen -- flat-bottomed, with a dome on top. It was brick-red in colour. It had ... been taken ... by an Air Force officer ... on his last ... flight before he retired. ...

p. 71

But why had Major Y not reported what he had seen? There were ... reasons : ... he had been piloting the plane without authorization -- he had been removed from flight status."

{Evidently the flying saucer permitted itself to be photographed only when it knew that it could not be officially reported, so as to tease the officer about his official status, or (less likely) to commiserate with him about his loss of status!}

pp. 72-3 Donald Schrum

p. 72

"Cisco Grove, California, ... September 1964. Schrum ... out hunting with two friends, ... had been separated from them. ... dusk came on ... . He climbed a tree, then saw a domelike disc with a flashing light on it. ... In the moonlight he

p. 73

saw some kind of a craft land nearby. Then two small figures, dressed in silver suits, came out ..., and stood looking up at him. Later, ... a robot, joined them; it had large eyes and a slitlike opening for a mouth. ... .

... the robot's mouth ... would drop open like a trap[-door] and emit a puff of smoke,

{Similarly, praeternatural ectoplasm is often emitted from the mouth of a mortal human spirit-medium during a se'ance.}

which would spread like a mist;

when it reached Schrum, he lost consciousness. ...

{Perhaps this loss of consciousness was intended to inform him that the ectoplasm emitted in spirit-mediumship is beyond the reach of ordinary consciousness.}

The siege went on all night, and the creatures were joined by a second robot."

p. 74 the Sutton farm

"in Kentucky during the night ... August 1955,

... a family named Sutton,

{Perhaps selected by extraterrestrials on account of their family name's resembling that of the SUTTON Hoo hoard (discovered in 1939 in Suffolk -- "SHS"), inasmuch as the royal (East-Anglia dynasty) "ship-burial" ("SHSh-B") is quite reminiscent of a rocket-ship, for it involved putative voyaging to another world beyond death.}

and married visitors named Taylor, stayed awake trying to hold off little shining men, who somersaulted backwards {was this intended to replicate some mythic locomotion by souls of the dead?} whenever struck by a bullet ... . One creature climbed on the kitchen roof; struck by two bullets, it fell -- then floated {through the air} forty feet and landed on a fence, and walked away. ... But the police could find nothing, and left -- whereupon the siege resumed, with the shining men, three feet tall, peering in at the windows. They finally left at dawn. ...

The little shiny men ... feature in ... having huge, floppy ears, long sticklike legs and arms that came almost to their feet."

"SHS" = "Sutton Hoo Society".

"SHSh-B" = "Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial".

pp. 74-5 Coral Lorenzen

p. 74

"I ... turn to Coral Lorenzen's book Flying Saucers (1965) ... . ...

June 1947 ... she saw a tiny ball that

p. 75

rose quickly and vanished among the stars.

In fact, June 1947 was a month in which dozens of reported sightings occurred ... .

{It had consumed less than two years from the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki for the extraterrestrial police-forces to arrive in order to commence the intergalatic legal process of convicting and condemning the United States Foederal Government of heinous crimes against life in the Universe.}

And there were many more sightings ..., ... she ... describes ...

a letter from a Mrs King, who was leaving Mombasa at the end of June [1947]

{This is evidently an advisement, directed to kingly governments on this planet, that the legal process of against the United States Foederal Government was projected to be completed during the praesidency of a person (evidently Barack Obama) whose ancestor (grandfather) would hail from the country (Kenya) whereof Mombasa is chief seaport. [written Aug 4 2015]}

when she saw a huge, cigar-shaped vessel as long as the ship, which travelled alongside them for a few moments, then sped away, shooting flames from its rear."

pp. 75-8 Herb Schirmer

p. 75

"1967 ... on the edge of Ashland, Nebraska, ...

{Quite likely, the town-name had been selected to reflect the Ashland estate (in Lexington, KY -- "AHCE") of the "Great Compromiser" : to indicate that the Universe-court system was willing to accept any reasonal "compromise" (actually, plea-bargain in order to evade a harsher sentence) proposed to it by the repraehensible offender, the United States Foederal Government. [written Aug 4 2015]}

he saw ... a UFO ... on three tripod-like legs, with lights on it. ...

p. 76

Schirmer said that he had been taken on board, shown the propulsion system of the craft, and that it was from another galaxy ... . ...

p. 77

In a large control room, Schirmer observed video consoles which showed areas outside the ship. He was told that the ship ... generated a force field around itself when landing. He was also told that they had bases on Venus and other planets, as well as underground bases on Earth at one of the poles ... . ... The crewmen were between four and five feet tall, and wore silvery uniforms, with an emblem of

a winged serpent ... .

{s`arap (Strong's 8314)}

They wore helmets with antennae sticking out to the left side. ... The 'leader' also made the interesting admission that the UFO inhabitants want to puzzle people ... . He [Schirmer] was told that they were putting things in his mind, and that they always did that with everyone they contacted. ... The 'aliens' had been observing earth for a long period of time, and felt that if contactees slowly released information about what had happened, it would somehow help ... . They had a programme called breeding analysis, in which some humans had been involved.

p. 78

He saw a kind of logbook on a table, but ... the writing was ... hieroglyphical".

"AHCE" = "Ashland the Henry Clay Estate".

{The selection of an Ashland particularly in the state of Nebraska was likely intended to indicate approval of Populism (People's Party, 1891 to 1908, holding its national conventions in Omaha, Nebraska).}

pp. 79-81 Condon-Committee cover-up of flying-saucer evidence

p. 79

"In February 1968, the Condon Committee began to run into trouble when two of its members, David Saunders and Norman Levine, decided that Dr Condon was engaged in a kind of cover-up. They had found an office memorandum from Robert Low, one of the project's organizers, ... to demonstrate that the whole exercise was designed to pull the wool over the eyes of the public. ...

p. 80

Craig had actually found this memorandum, and shown it to Levine. And Saunders and Levine had shown the memorandum to a critic of the Condon Committee's methods, Dr James McDonald, himself a 'believer' {in flying saucers} ... . ... In fact, the publication of the report in January 1969 was a disaster. John Fuller, the author of a book about a UFO ... at Exeter, New Hampshire, in the mid 1960s, wrote a devastating article for Look magazine ... . The unfortunate Bob Low ... became a public scapegoat ... . The book itself, which according to Newsweek would be 'an automatic bestseller' was a flop. ... ... And the name 'Condon Report' became a synonym for an official cover-up ... . ...

p. 81

The 'alternative report', by Dale Saunders, came under with the title UFOs -- Yes! -- Where the Condon Commitee Went Wrong. ...

Condon died in 1974, five years after his report was published".


Colin Wilson : Alien Dawn : an Investigation into the Contact Experience. Virgin Publ Ltd, London, 1998; Fromm Internat Publ, NY, 1998.