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Alternate Perceptions Magazine, July 2021

Updates from the Field 5122021

by: Daniel Erickson


In this article, I'll discuss the following points:

1. The limitations of the traditional approach to Unidentified Aerial Phenomena (UAP), and our expectation of scientists to disclose more than what evidence reveals.
2. How non-local information is a necessary part of understanding phenomena.
3. How you can get your own evidence.
Let's solve a mystery. For me, that mystery is anomalous phenomena or unidentified aerial phenomena. I believe that there are answers to these mysteries. If you are interested, I'd like to bring you along as I investigate UAP sites across the US that I have studied for several years. I'll share some of the photos, video and stories of encounters. I'll also give you some tips on how you can do your own research with the camera on your cell phone.

1. Limitations

The last few years of research have led me to the understanding that I have been looking to the wrong people for answers about phenomena. A scientist can do analysis on material but if that material is unknown, the result will be unknown. Just because it is unidentified does not indicate a conclusion. Science will not give a conclusion that the evidence does not directly indicate. Even if it is manufactured off-world, all that indicates is that the metal in question, for example, could be a meteorite.

The same is true with biological specimens. A scientist can only conclude what is identifiable. If they are given a sample that is unidentifiable, that is what you are left with: an unidentified sample. It proves nothing. Even a living being would produce the same result. A zoologist would say this looks like a new species. An attempt would be made to classify it with known species. It would be logged, named and cataloged. It happens all the time as new plants and critters are discovered.

It appears the only animal we would have a problem with is one that is smarter than we are. How would a scientist study a superior being? Some phenomena relate to humans in a similar manner as we relate to ants. At best, a superior being might see us as a dim-witted nuisance and play tricks on a researcher to confound them or test them for worthiness. A scientist might not consider that they themselves could be the specimens being treated like mice in an experiment. As a teaser, I'll let you know that one of the sites I research is the Sherman Ranch. How I do the research is not what you would expect. The results are in line with the trickster as Dr. Greg Little and others have discussed many times on this program.

Occasionally, I will meet scientists that are willing to step outside of the safe zone and give their conclusions even if it is a bit outside of the accepted narrative of what we think we know about reality. I have been fortunate enough to work with many gifted people who keep the internet working, your cellphone connected, your credit cards authorized and satellites in orbit. I'll share that privately, these gifted technicians understand that the physical world operates on known and predictable principles.

However, there is also something else at work in the physical world.

2. Non-Local Information

There is a difference between daydreams, the imagination, Out of Body Experiences (OBEs) and higher states of consciousness. The primary difference is the presence of outside independent energies. Once you have experienced this and can admit to yourself that it is not you, but some other influence providing you with information, then the mystical exchange begins. I am in great debt to Russell Targ and Hal Puthoff for their work at SRI in ESP and Remote Viewing. That work proved the existence of this external influence. I will not be attempting to prove this influence. I asked Hal directly. “Does the information gained through ESP and Remote Viewing come from a local or non-local source?” He replied: “After forty years of experimentation, we have proven beyond any measure of doubt the information is gained from a non-local source.” I turned and said: “Hal, for you to say this is extraordinary!”

Illustration 1: Meeting Travis Taylor, Ph.D.(left), Dr. Hal Puthoff (middle), with author (right)

It is interesting that previous researchers studying the Sherman Ranch were frustrated because they were unable to predict phenomena and therefore have a cause and effect style experiment. I would think that when the researcher’s intent is set that they must have a repeatable phenomena in order to prove something then that is definitely not going to happen. Especially if the trickster is involved. In this series of updates, I'll discuss the characteristics of the different phenomena I've encountered at each research site. My intent is not to prove anything. I'll just describe what I encounter and try to explain how you can have the same experience. I do not trespass and I'll respect people’s privacy. At the very minimum this series should be entertaining with some good stories.

At each site there is a psychological component to the research. There are geographic and mineral characteristics. There is a history of sightings and activity. There is previous evidence in the form of testimony, photographs, and videos. I'll share some of this type of information in each update. Disclosure is what you know and have experienced not what someone else has told you.

I say that all this evidence exists but it does not matter. Disclosure is only going to happen when you have your own personal experience. Whatever that experience has to be for you to understand that some mysterious phenomena is real. You might think, “so what” “why does anything I know make any difference?” My answer is “exactly.” You are the person asking the question and you can get your own answers. Let us solve a mystery together. We as a collective need to stop thinking that a scientist is going to give an adequate answer to phenomena. In addition, it is not necessary to travel to these far away places to observe phenomena. You may find it in your own back yard. How you can get your own evidence.

Use your cell phone to take slow motion video. iPhone models powered by an A11 Bionic chip or newer (iPhone 8 and up) have the ability to shoot at 240 FPS, which is one-quarter normal speed. When you have a moment take a minute of video of the skyline. I have found the best time to take a video is dawn and dusk. The best video is also taken from a high place looking down a hill. Keep in mind the distance to an object has to be fairly close for enough detail to be clearly identified. Pick a point with the sun behind you and some shade and lighted area in front. Avoid taking video with sun light in the lens. After you have a few videos, transfer the files to your computer so you can view the video on a larger screen. Learn to recognize insects, birds, planes and so on. At some point you will find something that you cannot identify. Make some notes such as the location, time, temperature and date the video was taken. Also explain why you think the video is out of the ordinary. Did you hear sounds? Did the object move in an unusual manner? Was anyone else with you when you saw the object? Get them to tell you what they saw. Did they also get any video or photos?

What to do with your video and photos? This data is your personal property so you can keep it or share it. The point is this data is for your own validation. You should not feel like you have to prove anything. After some time you will be able to easily identify objects and you will have answered most of your own questions. Do your own “Update from the Field.” I am sure Brent Raynes would be happy to hear from you.

In future articles, I'll share more information on how to identify where phenomena can be witnessed but as I mentioned earlier you may discover you can see unusual activity in your own back yard.

Wednesday, November 29, 2023