The Paranormal Virus: Skinwalker Ranch and the “Hitchhiker Effect”

We discuss the “hitchhiker effect” identified at Skinwalker Ranch – a phenomenon in which anomalous objects or entities appear to follow or accompany individuals away from the site.

The “hitchhiker effect” at Skinwalker Ranch is a phenomenon in which anomalous objects or entities appear to follow or accompany individuals who have had previous encounters with paranormal or anomalous phenomena at the site. This effect has been reported by numerous witnesses and has been documented in several scientific investigations of the ranch.

According to reports, individuals who have experienced anomalous activity at Skinwalker Ranch may begin to experience additional anomalous phenomena outside of the site. For example, they may report seeing strange objects or entities following them, experiencing unexplained sensations, or hearing unexplained sounds.

The exact cause and nature of the hitchhiker effect at Skinwalker Ranch is still not fully understood, and there are several competing theories that attempt to explain this phenomenon.

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One theory suggests that the hitchhiker effect may be related to the presence of dark energy or dark matter, which are invisible and mysterious components of the universe that are thought to make up the majority of its mass. According to this theory, the anomalous activity at Skinwalker Ranch may be related to the influence of dark energy or dark matter on the environment, which could potentially cause objects or entities to become “stuck” to individuals who have had previous encounters with anomalous phenomena.

Another theory suggests that the hitchhiker effect may be related to the influence of consciousness on the environment. According to this theory, individuals who have had previous encounters with paranormal or anomalous phenomena may become more sensitive to the subtle influences of the environment, which could potentially cause them to attract additional anomalous phenomena.

Additionally, some researchers have proposed that the hitchhiker effect may be related to the multiverse theory, which suggests that there may be multiple parallel universes or dimensions that exist alongside our own. According to this theory, the anomalous activity at Skinwalker Ranch may be related to the crossing over of objects or entities from other dimensions or universes.

Ultimately, the cause and nature of the hitchhiker effect at Skinwalker Ranch remains a subject of ongoing research and investigation, and there is still much that we do not understand about this phenomenon. By continuing to study and document the anomalous activity at the site, we may be able to gain new insights into the mysteries of the universe and the nature of reality itself.

Hitchhiker Effect Incidents

There have been several reported incidents at Skinwalker Ranch that involve the “hitchhiker effect,” in which anomalous objects or entities appear to follow or accompany individuals who have had previous encounters with paranormal or anomalous phenomena at the site. These incidents indicate a pattern as they precede nearly identical incidents reported by the current team. Here are a few examples:

The Orb Incident: In one incident reported by scientist and researcher Colm Kelleher, he and his team were driving near Skinwalker Ranch when they encountered a large orb of light hovering in the sky. As they watched, the orb suddenly shot down toward them and hovered directly in front of their vehicle. After a few moments, the orb shot off into the distance and disappeared.

Following the incident, Kelleher reported experiencing strange phenomena outside of the ranch, including seeing orbs of light following him and his team, and experiencing unexplained sensations and sounds. These phenomena continued for several weeks after the initial encounter, suggesting the presence of the hitchhiker effect.

The Strange Entity Incident: In another incident reported by former ranch owner Terry Sherman, he reported encountering a strange entity that appeared to be following him outside of the ranch. According to Sherman, he and his son had been investigating anomalous activity on the ranch when they encountered a humanoid figure that appeared to be made of metal and had glowing red eyes.

Skinwalker Ranch – KSL – fair use

After encountering the entity, Sherman reported experiencing strange phenomena outside of the ranch, including seeing the entity following him and his family and experiencing unexplained sounds and sensations. The entity reportedly followed Sherman and his family for several days after the initial encounter, suggesting the presence of the hitchhiker effect.

The Vehicle Incident: In one incident reported by former ranch owner Robert Bigelow, he and his team were conducting investigations on the ranch when they encountered a strange vehicle that appeared to be following them. The vehicle, which had no apparent driver, appeared to be made of a metallic material and emitted a strange humming sound.

Following the encounter, members of Bigelow’s team reported experiencing strange phenomena outside of the ranch, including seeing the strange vehicle following them and experiencing unexplained sensations and sounds. These phenomena continued for several days after the initial encounter, suggesting the presence of the hitchhiker effect.

The Light Anomaly Incident: In another incident reported by the Bigelow Aerospace Advanced Space Studies (BAASS) program, a member of their team encountered a strange light anomaly while investigating the ranch. The anomaly, which appeared as a bright orb of light, followed the team member as he drove away from the ranch and continued to follow him for several miles before disappearing.

Following the encounter, the team member reported experiencing strange phenomena outside of the ranch, including seeing the light anomaly following him and experiencing unexplained sensations and sounds. These phenomena continued for several days after the initial encounter, suggesting the presence of the hitchhiker effect.

"The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch" with an image from the TV show.

The Hitchhiker Effect and Skinwalker Ranch TV Show 

Skinwalker Ranch is the subject of the History Channel show “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch.”  The show requires a crew to be stationed on the ranch and film events.  As we would expect, if the phenomenon is real, the crew have reported symptoms and experiences similar to the cast and scientists studying the ranch.

One incident involved a crew member who reported experiencing strange and unexplained phenomena after encountering anomalous activity at the ranch. According to the crew member, he experienced a series of vivid and terrifying nightmares following his initial encounter, which continued for several days and left him feeling drained and exhausted.

Another incident involved a camera crew who reported experiencing technical malfunctions while filming at the ranch. According to reports, cameras and other equipment would suddenly shut down or malfunction without any apparent cause, making it difficult to capture consistent and reliable footage of the anomalous activity at the site.

Additionally, several members of the TV crew reported experiencing strange sensations and feelings of unease while filming at the ranch, and some reported seeing strange objects or entities that they could not explain.

While these incidents do not necessarily indicate the presence of the hitchhiker effect, they do suggest that the anomalous activity at Skinwalker Ranch can have a profound and potentially unsettling effect on those who experience it. The reports from the TV crew also highlight the challenges of conducting scientific investigations at the site, given the potential for interference from external sources and the difficulty of capturing reliable and consistent data.

According to reports, in the early 1990s, ranch owner Terry Sherman and his family encountered a strange upright canine creature on the ranch. The creature, which was described as being around six feet tall and having glowing red eyes, appeared to be following the family and was spotted on multiple occasions over a period of several months.

Following their encounters with the creature, the Sherman family reported experiencing additional strange phenomena outside of the ranch, including seeing the creature following them and experiencing unexplained sensations and sounds. These phenomena continued for several weeks after the initial encounter, suggesting the presence of the hitchhiker effect.

Reports of similar upright canine entities have been documented in other parts of the world as well, including in the United States, where they are often referred to as “Dogmen” or “Skinwalkers.” While the exact nature and origin of these entities remain a subject of debate and speculation, the reports suggest that they may be related to the anomalous activity at Skinwalker Ranch and other sites of reported paranormal phenomena.

Physiological Response to the “Hitchhiker Effect”

There have been several reports of the “hitchhiker effect” at Skinwalker Ranch in which individuals who have encountered anomalous phenomena at the site report experiencing physical effects on their immune system. Here are two examples:

The Radiation Exposure Incident: In one incident reported by former ranch owner Robert Bigelow, members of his team encountered anomalous radiation readings while investigating the ranch. Following the encounter, several members of the team reported experiencing symptoms of radiation sickness, including nausea, headaches, and fatigue. Which are also symptoms of Havana Syndrome.

Interestingly, after leaving the ranch, these symptoms persisted for several days, despite medical tests showing no signs of radiation exposure. Some members of the team also reported experiencing other unexplained physical symptoms, such as rashes and sores, suggesting that the hitchhiker effect may have had an effect on their immune systems.

The Mysterious Illness Incident: In another incident reported by researcher Christopher O’Brien, a group of individuals who had previously encountered anomalous phenomena at Skinwalker Ranch reported experiencing a mysterious illness. According to reports, the individuals experienced symptoms such as fatigue, joint pain, and memory loss, which persisted for several months after leaving the ranch.

Medical tests conducted on the individuals showed no signs of a physical illness or infection, leading some to speculate that the hitchhiker effect may have had an effect on their immune systems. It is worth noting, however, that these reports are anecdotal and have not been scientifically verified through publicly released information.

Scientific Study of the Ranch and Hitchhiker Effect Theories

There are several scientists and researchers who have studied the physiological effects of the “hitchhiker effect” at Skinwalker Ranch, in which individuals who have encountered anomalous phenomena at the site report experiencing physical effects on their immune system. These researchers have proposed several theories to explain the potential health effects of encountering paranormal or anomalous phenomena, as well as the mechanisms behind the hitchhiker effect. Here are a few examples:

Christopher O’Brien: As a researcher and author who has extensively studied anomalous phenomena at Skinwalker Ranch, Mr. O’Brien has proposed several theories to explain the potential health effects of the hitchhiker effect. One theory suggests that the anomalous phenomena at the ranch may be related to the presence of strong electromagnetic fields or other forms of radiation that could potentially have negative health effects on individuals who encounter them. Another theory proposes that the hitchhiker effect may be related to the influence of consciousness on the environment, and that the human mind may have the ability to influence the physical world in ways that are not yet fully understood.

Dr. Eric Davis: As a physicist and researcher who has studied the potential mechanisms behind the hitchhiker effect, Dr. Davis has proposed that the anomalous activity at Skinwalker Ranch may be related to the presence of exotic matter or energy that is not yet understood by modern science. He has suggested that this matter or energy may have the ability to influence the physical world in unpredictable and potentially dangerous ways, and that the hitchhiker effect may be related to the way that this matter or energy interacts with the human body and immune system.

Dr. John Alexander: As a retired Army intelligence officer and researcher who has studied paranormal phenomena, Dr. Alexander has proposed that the hitchhiker effect may be related to the influence of consciousness on the physical world. He has suggested that the human mind may have the ability to influence the environment in subtle and unpredictable ways, and that encounters with paranormal or anomalous phenomena may trigger a response in the human body that results in physical effects on the immune system.

Dr. James Houran and Dr. Brian Laythe: While Dr. Houran and Dr. Laythe’s studies were not directly related to the “Hitchiker Effect”, their findings may offer some insight into the effect.

Their primary goal was to use research to build a better understanding of hauntings and related paranormal phenomena.

Haunted People Syndrome was one of the primary theories built out of this research.

Laythe and Houran propose four core features of Haunted People Syndrome, namely:

  1. The meaning-making or narrative created around haunting experiences is influenced by personal backgrounds, beliefs, and personality characteristics
  2. Anxiety and distress regarding hauntings are a function of the nature, closeness, and spontaneity of anomalous experiences
  3. Distress and unease make anomalous experiences more likely to occur
  4. Anomalous experiences tend to be contagious, i.e, anomalous experiences can spread to others
Forbes, Mark Travers – Jun 18, 2022

A comparison of the individuals who have been affected by anomalous experiences at Skinwalker Ranch against the characteristics identified in the “Haunted People” studies may show a correlation.

These incidents highlight the potential physical effects that the hitchhiker effect may have on individuals who encounter anomalous phenomena at Skinwalker Ranch. While the exact cause and nature of these effects remain a subject of debate and speculation, they suggest that the anomalous activity at the site may have powerful and mysterious influences on the human body and immune system. Further research and investigation will be necessary to fully understand the potential health effects of encountering paranormal or anomalous phenomena at Skinwalker Ranch and other sites of reported paranormal activity.  

Furthermore, these incidents indicate a pattern of harm.  This indicates there is a public health risk to the phenomenon.  While keeping these incidents quiet may seem prudent to those in power…imagine you’re the one being affected. These people have nowhere to turn. The parallels between the symptoms and physiological effects of the hitchhiker phenomenon and cases of “Havana Syndrome” are apparent and worthy of further study.

How Do UFOs Fly and What Does That Say About Their Origin?

There is a growing body of evidence to suggest that unidentified flying objects (UFOs) may be utilizing advanced propulsion systems that involve the manipulation of space-time in order to achieve flight. This theory, which is often referred to as the “space-time distortion hypothesis,” proposes that UFOs may be able to bend or warp the fabric of space-time in order to achieve rapid acceleration, sudden changes in direction, and other flight capabilities that are beyond the limits of known human technology.

One of the main pieces of evidence supporting the space-time distortion hypothesis is the observed flight characteristics of UFOs. Many eyewitness accounts and reports of UFO sightings describe objects that appear to move in ways that are impossible according to the laws of physics as we currently understand them. These objects have been reported to accelerate rapidly, change direction suddenly, and move in ways that suggest the manipulation of space-time.

UFO sightings per a capita through 2014 - IDV Solutions

Another piece of evidence supporting the space-time distortion hypothesis is the consistent pattern of UFO sightings in close proximity to nuclear facilities and other high-security installations. Some researchers have suggested that UFOs may be interested in these facilities because they are related to the development of advanced technology, including nuclear weapons and other advanced propulsion systems. This suggests that UFOs may be utilizing technology that is beyond the limits of known human technology, and that involves the manipulation of space-time in order to achieve flight.

Additionally, there have been a number of reported incidents in which UFOs have been observed interacting with human technology in ways that suggest a high level of technological sophistication. For example, there have been reports of UFOs disabling or disrupting radar systems and other communication technologies, as well as incidents in which UFOs have been observed hovering near military installations or other sensitive sites.

The Space-Time Distortion Effect

The space-time distortion hypothesis is also supported by a growing body of research in the field of theoretical physics, which suggests that the manipulation of space-time may be possible through the use of advanced technologies and exotic forms of energy. Some scientists have proposed that the manipulation of space-time could be achieved through the use of “wormholes” or other shortcuts through the fabric of space-time, while others have suggested that the use of negative energy or exotic forms of matter may be able to create the necessary distortions in space-time.

Gravitational lensing is a phenomenon that is predicted by Einstein’s theory of general relativity, and involves the bending of light around massive objects such as stars, black holes, and galaxies. The UAP Flight Hypothesis proposes that UAPs may be able to manipulate gravity in such a way as to create a gravitational lensing effect around themselves, which could explain some of the observed flight characteristics of UAPs.

This gravitational lensing would make the light (or visual scene) behind a UAP distorted. It also could cause the object to appear “split” or duplicated. This may be the “smoking gun” of the propulsion mystery. The visual distortion behind the objects can be seen in numerous UAP videos including those released by the government (and thus considered confirmed by some). In fact, this is one way we and other researchers determine whether or not we’re looking at a genuine UAP video. It’s a characteristic few people know about and difficult to fake. What we’re looking for (at) is very likely to be a space-time distortion.

Additionally, some UAPs may appear to have a glass sphere around them, which could be indicative of a vacuum effect created by the manipulation of gravity and space-time. This could explain some of the observed flight characteristics of UAPs, including their ability to move at high speeds and make sudden changes in direction without experiencing the forces that would normally be associated with such maneuvers.

The observed flight characteristics of UAPs may be indicative of advanced propulsion systems that utilize exotic forms of energy or matter, such as anti-gravity or zero-point energy. The relative coolness of the objects in the “Tic-Tac” videos in relation to the amount of energy required to perform high speed maneuvers, indicate a power source that is capable of generating large amounts of energy, without generating massive heat. These propulsion systems may be capable of manipulating gravity and space-time in order to achieve flight beyond the limits of known human technology.

Overall, the evidence supporting the gravitational lensing and vacuum effects observed around some UAPs suggests that these objects may be utilizing advanced propulsion systems that involve the manipulation of fundamental forces and principles of the universe, including gravity and space-time. While the exact nature of these advanced technologies remains unknown, continued research into these phenomena could potentially lead to a better understanding of the mysteries and complexities of the universe around us.

The evidence supporting the gravitational lensing and vacuum effects observed around some UAPs comes from various sources, including eyewitness accounts, sensor data, and scientific analysis. Some of the most compelling pieces of evidence include:

  1. Eyewitness accounts: In multiple UAP encounters, military personnel and civilian pilots have reported seeing objects moving at high speeds and making sudden changes in direction that are difficult or impossible to achieve with conventional aircraft. These accounts provide strong evidence that these objects are exhibiting behavior that is beyond the capabilities of known aircraft.
  2. Sensor data: Sensor data from military equipment, such as radar and thermal scopes, have detected UAPs that appear to be physical objects with advanced capabilities. For example, in the Nimitz UAP encounter, the objects were reportedly picked up on thermal scopes, indicating that they were emitting heat and were physical objects.
  3. Scientific analysis: Scientists have analyzed the available data and have concluded that some UAPs exhibit gravitational lensing and vacuum effects that are difficult to explain with current scientific knowledge. These effects suggest that these objects may be manipulating the fundamental forces and principles of the universe, including gravity and space-time, to achieve their advanced capabilities.

Overall, while the exact nature of these advanced propulsion systems remains unknown, the combination of eyewitness accounts, sensor data, and scientific analysis provides strong evidence that some UAPs are utilizing technology that is beyond the capabilities of known aircraft.

Therefore, determining the true nature and origin of these objects will require continued investigation, analysis, and collaboration among scientists, researchers, and government agencies.

What Space-Time Propulsion May Indicate About UFO Origins:

Evidence of Extraterrestrial Species:

The advanced capabilities exhibited by some UAPs, such as the ability to move at high speeds and make sudden maneuvers, suggest that these objects may be of an extraterrestrial origin. Such movements cannot be achieved by any known human-made aircraft or propulsion systems. Additionally, the fact that these objects appear to be able to manipulate the fundamental forces of the universe, such as gravity and space-time, suggests that the technology behind them is highly advanced and possibly extra-terrestrial.

Some UFO researchers have suggested that these objects may be extraterrestrial spacecraft sent from other planets or star systems to explore our planet or monitor our activities. The fact that these objects have been observed near military installations and other sensitive locations suggests that they may be interested in our technology and activities.

However, evidence of these objects as extra-terrestrial in origin would likely have to come from a material analysis of the objects or remnants of the objects. If the material found appears to be of elements found elsewhere in the universe, this would be a strong indication of extra-terrestrial origin.

Evidence of Inter-dimensional Intelligence:

Another possible explanation for the advanced capabilities exhibited by some UAPs is that they are of an inter-dimensional origin. Some UFO researchers and scientists have suggested that these objects may be the result of a break in the fabric of space-time, allowing objects from other dimensions to enter our reality. Some of the incidents at Skinwalker Ranch and the time distortions abductees experience are indications that this might be the case.

This theory suggests that these objects are not physical spacecraft, but rather energy or information-based entities that are able to manipulate the fabric of space-time to move and interact with our world. The fact that some UAPs have been observed disappearing and reappearing in different locations, or changing shape or size, supports the inter-dimensional hypothesis.

However, this theory also raises many questions about the nature of reality and the possibility of other dimensions beyond our current understanding.

Combination of Extraterrestrial and Inter-dimensional:

It’s also possible that the advanced capabilities exhibited by some UAPs are the result of a combination of extraterrestrial and inter-dimensional technologies. This theory suggests that the objects are physical spacecraft from other planets or star systems that are able to manipulate space-time to achieve their advanced capabilities.

Some UFO researchers have suggested that this combination of technologies could be the result of a highly advanced civilization that has developed a deep understanding of the fundamental forces of the universe and is able to use them to achieve feats beyond our current understanding. UFO research crosses over into consciousness, shamanistic and occult studies. These technologies may be the result of a mental capability we do not posses or a ritualistic practice we haven’t learned…or forgotten.

It may be both, they may have stumbled on a fundamental force the way we stumbled on electricity. The Fortean Winds team’s guess is that the UFO and UAP craft which are in the possession of the United States Government contain zero wires. Zero. Anyone want to bet five bucks?

If that is the case, their engineering and even their civilization wouldn’t have to be advanced as our own in order to progress technologically. Neither would their morality and knowledge have to progress to the level of our own in order to build a world that works with their energy resources. Put simply, a space-time distortion might be evidence of a highly advanced civilization, but not necessarily. Reported contact with UFO pilots typically don’t result in witnesses feeling like they were in the presence of an advanced species. More often witnesses are terrified and the encounters are absurd.

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: From the Fortean Winds POV this does not seem like geniuses playing 5D chess. Seems more like troubled children playing with fire.

This theory remains highly speculative. However, it asks the right questions and gets us thinking about the UFO phenomenon in a broader way. For example, if UAP originated on another planet, but have been crossing over into another dimension, does that make them extraterrestrial or interdimensional? If this species originated on Earth, but has relocated all over the galaxy, does that make them terrestrial or extra-terrestrial? It raises many questions about the nature of the universe and the possibilities for advanced technology and civilizations. If they came from outer space, but had a hand in our DNA…and now they cross in and out of another dimension…what does that make them? What does that make us?

We don’t have the answers, but based on the evidence, these questions are worth asking.

Additional Reading:

  • Harney, C. (2021). UFO sightings: is there evidence of extraterrestrial life?. The Conversation.
  • Redfern, N. (2021). Interdimensional UFOs: What Are They and Where Do They Come From?. Outer Places.
  • Vallee, J. (2019). The UFO phenomenon and the question of interdimensionality. Journal of Scientific Exploration, 33(2), 169-186.

Skinwalker Ranch and the Mystery 1.6GHz Signal

Skinwalker Ranch is a property located in the Uintah Basin in Utah, USA, and has been a hotspot for alleged paranormal activity, UFO sightings, and strange occurrences. The show has frequently highlighted the presence of a signal at 1.6GHz during anomalous events.  They’ve also documented the cattle behaving agitated and unusual when the signal is detected.

The presence of an otherworldly being at Skinwalker Ranch could possibly explain the appearance of a 1.6 GHz frequency signal.  However, it is also used by a variety of terrestrial applications such as communications and GPS devices. Let’s discuss…

What’s the Frequency Kenneth?

1.6 GHz is a frequency in the ultra-high frequency (UHF) range, which is commonly used for communication systems such as cell phones, GPS, and satellite television. We’ve discussed the evidence there is an otherworldly being at Skinwalker Ranch and the fact Bob Bigelow and the US government were interested enough at one point to spend millions of dollars studying the ranch, so we’ll agree something is there and discuss why In the context of Skinwalker Ranch, there are several reasons why the presence of an otherworldly being might be associated with the 1.6 GHz frequency:

Why Might Another Species Use the Signal?

Communication: The otherworldly being might be using the 1.6 GHz frequency to communicate with their own kind or other beings, as it falls within the range of frequencies commonly used for communication purposes. This could be due to the convenience of using existing infrastructure, or because this frequency range provides a good balance between signal strength and distance for their needs.

Technology Interference: The presence of an otherworldly being could potentially introduce advanced technology into the area, which might cause interference with or mimic signals within the 1.6 GHz frequency range. This could result in the appearance of this frequency at the ranch, even if it is not being used for communication.

Energy Source: The otherworldly being could be using the 1.6 GHz frequency as a source of energy or power for their activities at the ranch. This might be because the frequency is readily available, or because it has specific properties that make it suitable for their purposes.

Disguise: The otherworldly being might be deliberately generating a 1.6 GHz frequency signal to disguise their presence or activities. By mimicking a common communication frequency, they could potentially avoid detection or blend in with the surrounding environment.

NASA infographic describes the electromagnetic spectrum

From Intro to the Electromagentic Spectrum – NASA

This signal is used frequently by humanity and the phenomenon might be using this frequency BECAUSE it is used by humans.

Meaning the phenomenon may have chosen this signal because we use it, and thus it would not be easily detected. Some of the reasons it may use this:

GPS: The Global Positioning System (GPS) utilizes frequencies around 1.575 GHz (L1 band) and 1.2276 GHz (L2 band) for its signals. Although these frequencies are not exactly 1.6 GHz, they are close enough that an otherworldly being might choose to use 1.6 GHz to leverage the existing GPS infrastructure or to avoid interference with GPS signals.

Mobile communications: In some regions, 1.6 GHz might be allocated for mobile communications. While it is not a standard frequency for most mobile networks, it could still be utilized in certain situations. An otherworldly being might use this frequency to communicate with devices on Earth or to tap into existing communication networks.

Satellite communications: Some satellite communication systems, including those for television and data services, use frequencies in the 1.6 GHz range. An otherworldly being could potentially use this frequency range to send and receive information to and from satellites or other spacecraft.

Radio astronomy: The 1.6 GHz frequency range may be used in radio astronomy for studying celestial objects such as galaxies, quasars, and pulsars. An otherworldly being could use this frequency range to study Earth or other celestial bodies, or to monitor and analyze the data collected by radio telescopes.

Wireless technologies: Some wireless technologies, such as wireless sensors and IoT devices, might operate in the 1.6 GHz frequency range. Although this is less common, an otherworldly being could choose to use this frequency range to control or monitor devices, gather data, or interact with Earth’s technological infrastructure.

Considering these applications, the presence of an otherworldly being might be associated with the 1.6 GHz frequency because they are leveraging existing technologies or infrastructure for their own purposes, whether it be communication, energy, or data collection.

"Cows Make Great Biosensors Love Fortean Winds" cows in an open field

Does 1.6ghz Have a Havana Syndrome Connection?

In season 3 Jason Taylor of UAPX was struck with what appeared to be the onset of “Havana Syndrome,” the 1.6 GHz signal appeared at the same time he was hit with what appeared highly concentrated electromagnetic waves.  This is interesting because the 1.6 GHz signal is on the portion of the spectrum that could indicate the presence of microwaves and other forms of radiation related to “Havana Syndrome.” 

If a person were exposed to a high amount of focused 1.6 GHz microwave radiation, it could have several potential effects, depending on the intensity and duration of exposure. It is important to note that the specific outcomes would depend on various factors, including the individual’s sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation, the radiation’s intensity, and the exposure time.

Some possible effects of exposure to high amounts of focused 1.6 GHz microwave radiation include:

Thermal effects: Microwaves can cause heating in materials that absorb them, including human tissue. Exposure to high-intensity microwave radiation could lead to an increase in temperature within the body, potentially resulting in burns, tissue damage, or an increase in the core body temperature (hyperthermia).

Electromagnetic interference: High amounts of microwave radiation might interfere with the normal functioning of electronic devices and medical implants, such as pacemakers, hearing aids, or other assistive devices. This could lead to temporary or permanent malfunctions.

Nervous system effects: Although the effects of microwave radiation on the nervous system are not entirely understood, some studies suggest that high-intensity exposure may cause changes in nerve function or induce an electrical current within the nervous system. This could potentially lead to neurological symptoms or alterations in cognitive function.

Biological effects: Exposure to high-intensity microwave radiation could potentially cause various biological effects, such as alterations in cell function, changes in gene expression, or the production of reactive oxygen species. These effects might contribute to tissue damage, inflammation, or an increased risk of developing certain health conditions.

The presence of the same frequency in cases where individuals contracted Havana Syndrome might be an indication of the presence of the same otherworldly being, or a bad actor may have figured out that this signal at high intensity can do all kinds of harm. Yet, if this is a bad -human- actor we’d again have to ask ourselves why they would be targeting the cast members of a reality TV show. If the 1.6GHz signal is detected during UAP flight and related to its propulsion, that same energy might be concentrated into a weapon.

Considering the similarities between Havana Syndrome and cases of people being affected by standing too close to a UFO or UAP, it is possible that this signal is part of the same energy which is used to both propel the craft and alternately can be focused as a weapon. The same signal could be used for a variety of purposes.

It is possible, one possiblity…that the 1.6GHz signal is the energy (or the byproduct of an energy) another intelligence or species has mastered the same way our species has mastered electricity.

Of course, this signal is used by many terrestrial applications, and its appearance may be a prosaic fluke or a byproduct of the UFO phenomenon rather than an intentional wave. Yet…we gotta admit…seems weird.

Havana Syndrome and the UFO Problem

We discussed Havana syndrome previously in our article UFOs and Brain Damage: Stranger Danger. To recap, we mentioned how Havana Syndrome is a set of symptoms which have affected overseas diplomats (as well as people who are not diplomats and not overseas). Over the last 2 years, the investigation of this ailment has continued in the public. Some new information has been uncovered, but the specific cause and culprit remain unknown.

From the Fortean Winds POV, the current public investigation is hindered by not acknowledging the connection between UFO/UAP and the symptoms associated with Havana Syndrome. Below are the common symptoms reported and these are the same set of symptoms reported by individuals who have been within close proximity of unidentified flying objects.

  1. Headaches: Severe, persistent headaches are a common complaint among those affected by Havana syndrome.
  2. Dizziness: Many individuals reported feeling dizzy and unsteady, sometimes vertigo.
  3. Hearing loss: Some individuals reported sudden hearing loss, ringing in the ears, and difficulty hearing certain frequencies.
  4. Cognitive difficulties: Some individuals reported memory problems, difficulty concentrating, and confusion.
  5. Visual problems: Some individuals reported temporary vision changes, blurred vision and double vision.
  6. Balance problems: Many individuals reported difficulties with balance, including a tendency to fall.
  7. Sleep disturbances: Some individuals reported difficulty sleeping and feeling excessively tired.
  8. Tinnitus: Some individuals report a persistent ringing in their ears.
  9. Physical sensations: Some individuals reported feeling pressure or vibrations in their body.
An illustrated person with a headache and various forms of energy moving toward them.

These symptoms are indicative of exposure to low frequency waves. It is possible a foreign actor produced such waves. Such weapons exist. Which is a more recent development in this case. In the investigation for his Havana Syndrome podcast journalist Nicky Woolf uncovered that the US has such capabilities.

The focus has been on the diplomats and government personnel affected by the syndrome at the exclusion of other public cases. In the data world, we would call this cherry picking. It’s what happens when you begin with too narrow of a hypothesis, and only accept the data which fits into it. The hypothesis begins with the idea that this is an energy weapon being directed at US service personnel. So, it just ignores the other public cases, such as the cast member of Skinwalker Ranch who also developed the syndrome (Jason Turner and Travis Taylor, two other cast members have experienced the onset of Havana Syndrome while on camera).

His was not the only case of a domestic – non-US government – civilian individual who afflicted by Havana Syndrome. Yet, the investigation focuses on the government personnel.

Why is this important? It’s important because it’s like trying to put together a puzzle and you’re missing half of the pieces. We’re reliant on public information such as what was put out by the National Academies of Sciences and the Department of State.

An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees
and Their Families at Overseas Embassies
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2020. An Assessment of Illness in U.S. Government Employees and Their Families at Overseas Embassies. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

These assessments don’t consider UAP in their analysis. The ongoing journalism isn’t focused on the UAP angle. Why should they be?

Because even if Havana Syndrome is entirely the product of a hostile foreign power, that foreign power is aware of what we point out in our article UFOs and Brain Damage. Which is that Havana Syndrome is the same set of symptoms and physiological effects recorded by medical professionals, examining individuals who were in close proximity to UFO/UAP. Thus, that foreign power is aware it can use UFO/UAP as an alibi.

“It wasn’t us, it was the flying saucers.”

The US Government has acknowledged UFO/UAP exist, and there is a publicly known task force looking into the objects. Yet, there isn’t disclosure. They haven’t discussed the materials of which they are in possession, or the conclusions of their 70 years of study. This would make for a nasty form of disclosure.

“UFOs are here. They’re irradiating some people. But in this case we think it’s Country XY.”

That would be a lot to unpack for people. It’s possible this quagmire is pushing the discussion of disclosure forward. If a country is going to use UAP as an alibi, UAP first have to be eliminated as a possibility by the accuser. That can’t be done unless they’re acknowledged to exist, and some research based evidence demonstrates that UAP are not to blame.

Furthermore, it is necessary to consider UAP in the Havana Syndrome issue as some of these cases may have been caused by UAP. Vice News has a Havana Syndrome podcast covering this topic, and they interview a woman affected by Havana Syndrome while working as a diplomat in Cuba. She goes by the pseudonym “Tina.”

“I didn’t hear anything except the water running, the sensation I felt was an overwhelming sense of inexplicable anxiety. There was no reason for it. I was not stressed at all…and there was an incredible pressure and pain in my head and my ears. I never felt anything like that before, I felt paralyzed. It was just sort of one of those…where you’re in a dream and you can’t move.”

Vice World News 2023 – Havana Syndrome Episode 1 (Anderson, Entous)

Tina also points out that her job is not sensitive and she does not consider herself a likely target for hostile action. This is the current conclusion of the intelligence community as well. They haven’t found any evidence that points to a hostile foreign power. The selection of targets doesn’t seem to indicate a specific pattern of intent. So….if you’ve eliminated all of the likely possibilities…perhaps it’s time to consider the anomalous.

"Visible light region of the electromagnetic spectrum" with a visual representation

This is by no means a stretch. The study you find often mentioned here on Fortean Winds is the government’s (DIA) report “The Anomalous Acute and Subacute Field Effects on Human Biological Tissue.” This report is so important because it talks about the physical effects of UFOs on people. Havana Syndrome is identical to many of these effects.

It really did make the most sense that this was a hostile foreign power. Yet if the intel community’s assessment is accurate and transparent, UAP are simply the next most likely suspect. Multiple instances of the same effects at Skinwalker Ranch and abductees studied by medical professionals.

If one considers UAP a real suspect it allows investigators to widen their net. They can look at cases of Havana Syndrome which affected people who are NOT government employees. If this is not a hostile foreign power, and they’re only looking at government cases for patterns….they’re unlikely to find anything meaningful. If US investigators looked at cases of ordinary civilians affected by UAP and compare them to what they know about the diplomats cases, new patterns may emerge. There might be a physiological connection or other similarity between these victims which could indicate why they were targeted.

We won’t know unless we ask those pesky UFO questions…and that’s cool. That’s why we’re here.

The Shape of the Phenomenon

A few things a couple years of UFO research has taught us, and a few things it hasn’t.

We don’t know what the phenomenon which makes itself most apparent through unidentified flying objects is. We don’t know where it comes from. It could be extraterrestrial or it could be “other.” So, what is “other?”

Other could be any of the following or as Monty Python would often say…”something completely different.” Future humans, past humans, aquatic creatures, interdimensional or beings from outside of space and time…The US Government and researchers who’ve spent decades studying the phenomenon seem to agree on this point. They don’t know the origin of the phenomenon. Yet, people don’t seem to want to accept the phenomenon exists unless they’re told where it comes from. This is silly.

The origin of the UFOs and beings which appear around UFOs is unknown. We know the objects are real. We and (likely) the government do not know where it comes from, and if there is one thing we can offer to help this conversation along it is: Stop this conversation.

It’s not likely we will find out where these objects are from until we learn much more about them. This will take study, it will take research. It will take mass acceptance of the phenomenon along with academics and journalists studying the phenomenon in earnest, and then….we might get an answer…we might not. We may never really know or understand where this phenomenon comes from. Accept it, so we can move forward.

For the time being, the question should not be the focus of research, because there is no way to determine the origin of the objects. Even if a UFO entity were to state where they are from (and according to reports they have – they’ve said they’re from different places), these entities have proven they are capable of great deception.

Famed UFO researcher Jacques Vallee wrote a great book called “Messengers of Deception.” He details how the phenomenon takes different forms and shapes. It tells humans all sorts of contradictory and sometimes absurd information. Vallee wonders if these deceptions are said with the intent of manipulating humanity. It’s a good question, but for now we’ll just point out that all of this deception means asking the phenomenon where it’s (or it telling you where it’s from) is not a reliable means of determining the origin of the phenomenon.

We don’t need to know the origin of the phenomenon to acknowledge its existence. In fact, we need to study the phenomenon in order to determine its origin.

Where to begin? Charles Fort said “One measures a circle, beginning anywhere.” He faced this exact question in the early 20th century. Because he was facing the exact same phenomenon. Which brings us to our first point in understanding the shape of the phenomenon. It is old. If Fort was studying it a hundred years ago, it’s at least a hundred years old (more likely thousands).

The Phenomenon is Old.

Fort found evidence the phenomenon existed during his own time and chronicled UFO stories in his numerous books and articles. Yet, again we’d have to point to Jacques Vallee as the most credible researcher on this subject, there is something to the all the ancient aliens hypotheses. Vallee points to a number of historical events, UFO sightings and abductions in his work “Dimensions.” There is enough evidence to suggest the phenomenon is much older than a hundred years. This doesn’t mean they built the pyramids…it just means they were around when it happened.

Cover of the book "Dimensions" by Jaques Vallee

That’s a good first point. We need to collect these points. If we put enough of these points on paper. We can look for patterns. Patterns might help us understand intent. While the question of origin may be delayed indefinitely, the question of intent needs to be answered as soon as possible. These entities interact with us, and we should learn why. If we put enough dots on paper, we might be able to connect them and find the central threads to their interaction with us.

The good news is all of this phenomenon history makes a sudden attack seem less likely. If they were invaders from outer space who just showed up this century with increasing frequency, it might be building toward something bad.

The Phenomenon Interacts with Humanity

Which is a good second point. The phenomenon interacts with humanity. A UFO sighting is an interaction. Many people have said encounters with UFO craft changed them. “Havana Syndrome” bears hallmarks of UAP related brain damage. Some cases of “Havana Syndrome” are directly related to UAP as they involved a sighting or interaction. Thus, the phenomenon does more than interact with humanity, it affects us. Cataloging these effects and placing them into categories is essential to understanding the most basic question of intent: is the phenomenon helping us or hurting us?

balwyn ufo 1966
Balwyn UFO Melbourne, Australia 1966

We’ve discussed radiation effects caused by proximity to UFOs, and they are not positive. The vast majority of cases looked at by physicians showed people who stood too close to an energy source. It damaged their insides while leaving their outsides relatively unharmed. This may not be the product of a weapon, but rather the result of being too close to a craft or entity which is emitting a lot of energy. Yet, our clear conclusion after looking at the data in the report compiled for the US government is being anywhere near a UFO is generally bad for people.

In the book “The Eighth Tower” author John Keel wrote: “The most chilling problem I found in my own efforts to reexamine some old cases was the disturbing fact that witnesses, particularly monster witnesses, often die within six months to two years. The apparitions seem to be omens. The deaths usually natural-heart attacks, accidents, prolonged illnesses. Ancient folklore linked the appearances of demons with impending death. There may be more truth to this than we can admit.”

Keel wrote that in 1975. Long before the government released the public report on the physiological effect of UFOs on humans.

UFO/UAP seem to have a big interest in nuclear power and weapons. Researcher Robert Hastings has done fantastic work uncovering the connection between UFOs and UAP. The Malstrom Incident was brought up during the congressional hearing of 2022 and the DOD agreed to look into it. The UAP in this incident flew over a nuclear warhead and disabled it. This is the most famous UFO – Nuke instance. However, Hastings collected sightings of UFOs around power plants, submarines etc.

During contact experiences, UFO entities often warn of impending nuclear danger. They warn us to change course before we destroy ourselves. Which seems benevolent and may be their interest in nukes, but we might be a resource, and they wouldn’t want their resource destroyed. Also, whether or not they are here to gather resources or they live here all the time, or they actually from here….they are here. So, they likely don’t want us blowing them up along with ourselves.

UFO entities have a similar relationship with the environment. Often warning contactees of impending environmental doom. All of the same motives as nukes may be in play regarding their interest in the environment. Particularly, the last one. Author Mac Tonnies made a very strong argument these UFO entities are actually from here. He popularized the term “cryptoterrestrials” meaning an indigenous species of humans responsible for the phenomenon. Tonnies’ theory fits with much of the behavior we’ve seen from the phenomenon. It co-exists with us and has for a long time. Long enough to be considered indigenous. If it doesn’t live here…it’s here often enough…it should really pay taxes.

The next interaction is controversial. When researching UFOs, one of the hardest pieces to accept is abductions. It’s easy to accept there are craft in the sky we can’t identify, but accepting abductions takes a lot more evidence and a lot more courage. We discussed abductions in detail, and it is a real phenomenon. People experience missing time, physiological effects and are physically missing. These are just a few of the physical effects.

The psychological effects range far and wide. Obviously, this is devastating for people who experience it. Yet, the abduction experience goes beyond the psychological. Harvard Psychiatrist Dr. John Mack wrote:

“Neurophysiological explanations include sleep paralysis and temporal lobe epilepsy (Spanos et al. 1993; Persinger 1992; Blackmore 1994), but researchers exploring these possibilities have either failed to find such pathology among abduction experiencers or have chosen to overlook important aspects of the phenomenon. For example, many abduction experiences occur under conditions that do not appear to be associated with sleep. Second, abduction experiences are often corroborated by independent UFO sightings or physical evidence. Third, neurophysiological explanations do not account for hyperarousal and anxiety triggered by certain events or images symbolically linked to abduction.”

John Mack – Abduction: Human Encounters with Aliens -1994

The existence of abductions, their existence among families and the types of organs extracted during cattle mutilations (reproductive, soft tissue) make it seem very likely the phenomenon is involved in some genetic manipulation, resource gathering or experimentation involving humans.

UFO Interactions Run in Families

Abductions are the most obvious example of a filial connection. Abductions are often repeated events. Meaning they happen throughout a person’s life. If a mother is an abductee. She knows her children are more likely to be abductees. The same is true of many UFO witnesses. They see the objects more than once, and can often find a family member who has seen something similar. The same is also true of events described as “paranormal” or “high strangenesss.”

The connection between UFO sightings and families is an important feature of the UFO-Humanity interaction patterns. Besides further establishing a genetic connection, it might be a way to develop more proactive means of gathering data around the phenomenon. No one may volunteer to be bait, but if they’re already being contacted…why not carry along an EMF meter or have a sensor nearby?

This might be the means by which contact is established. It’s inserted into bloodlines. It is definitely the way the phenomenon spreads through families. If I’m a contactee and your not and we have kids, now our kids are contactees. You just infected my family. Thanks.

This might be a marker or beacon to allow further contact between two beings from different worlds. Researchers at Skinwalker Ranch experienced the “Hitchhiker Effect.” Where people who had previously had no paranormal experiences began having them, after they left the ranch. Then people close to them began having the experiences. It transferred like a virus. Here again we see an example of the phenomenon being related to our physiology and biology. This presents an opportunity for research.

visible light on the elctromagnetic spectrum chart

The UFO Phenomenon Involves High Strangeness

Abductions might be the hardest point to accept, because of its implications regarding our own safety

The second hardest point for many researchers to accept is the phenomenon involves “high strangeness.” The term was coined by the late astronomer
J. Allen Hynek to incorporate the stranger side of UFO encounters. This includes poltergeist activity (sounds of people in the house), cryptids (creatures that only exist in legend e.g. Sasquatch) and the infamous Men in Black. Hynek was the lead scientist on project Blue Book for the Air Force. He knew what he was talking about. Mind you, he began his career as a UFO skeptic.

Author John Keel thought the “Men in Black” might be the key to the whole thing. He wrote about them during the UFO flap which yielded his book “The Mothman Prophecies.” The Men in Black Keel was most interested in, were the kind witnesses considered not human. Keel went to great lengths to document and verify what he saw during that time, and his book is widely read and respected among the research community. The events in Keel’s book took place over a year of “high strangeness” in Point Pleasant West Virginia during the 1960’s. These events bear a striking similarity to modern accounts and reports yielded from the study of Skinwalker Ranch.

Cover to the book "The Mothman Prophecies" by John Keel

Keel documented many of the elements of the UFO phenomenon which seem absurd. And that’s the rub…everyone who gets into UFO research is looking at those flying objects as advanced ships a la “Star Trek” and hoping to meet a Vulcan. When they encounter data that demonstrates the UFO phenomenon is more suggestive of an interdimensional or mysterious intelligence, they become more likely to reject it based on their own bias.

Skinwalker Ranch is the perfect example. The USG spent millions of dollars studying the ranch. The small program studying UAP (which yielded the Tic-Tac videos) was just a part of this larger Skinwalker Ranch program. Many elements of high strangeness (cryptids, portals, poltergeists) were observed and recorded at the ranch along with UFOs, establishing a rock solid connection between the two. The incidents happened during the private (Bigelow) study that preceded the government program and the study that is currently following it (Fugal). Backed by similar incidents in Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Bradshaw Ranch, Arizona this seems a solid line of inquiry. Unless you simply dismiss the ranch because of what it implies, but that would be silly.

Again, that’s why it’s important to suspend the question of origin. It gets in the way of the data, and we’re always trying to make the data fit into a point of origin for these objects. We do this to make them into something we understand. Yet, evidence defies categorization and the phenomenon is not to be trusted. It can lead us to believe it’s from where ever it would like to be from that day.

The Phenomenon is Deceptive

It takes two sides to have a conspiracy. You can’t have a conspiracy of one. Well, you can but it would be boring. If we consider the hidden existence of the UFO phenomenon a conspiracy. The one side is keeping it hidden (the government) and the other side is staying hidden (the phenomenon). It’s not like it just shows up at the White House, dangling over O’hare Airport or hovering over downtown Phoenix. OK. It did those things, but it’s pretty shy and has managed to stay out of the spotlight for (maybe) thousands of years.

Which lead us to wonder what abductees and contactees have heard during their experiences. Have any of them heard where the UFOs are from and why they are here? They have, and they’ve heard a lot of different stories. People with remarkably similar stories to “alien” abductions were also abducted by Faeries and other creatures of myth. Yet, the template of their encounter (which was documented) is very similar to the template of an “alien abduction.”

This indicates abduction and (possible) genetic manipulation has been occurring in bloodlines for as long as the objects have been here (which is likely thousands of years). This might be the “why” of the UFO phenomenon. We might be lab rats in a big genetic experiment, and those in charge of the experiment might not be extra-terrestrial. The purpose of the experiment might be as difficult to comprehend as a lab rat trying to understand a vaccine. Yet, at least the rat knows it’s in an experiment.

It seems less necessary to understand the purpose of the experiment (quantum entaglement, hybridization, genetic, immunity or reproductive material, alteration of human dna long-term etc.) than to acknowledge the fact that it looks like an experiment. Medical and physical research on the people affected and the patterns that emerge will likely divulge the central reason it is interacting with humanity.

In “Dimensions” Vallee argues that these abductions are an attempt at misdirection, and the phenomenon is impacting our belief systems in order to teach humanity something. UFO related phenomenon are part of a performance that acts as a control system by altering our behavior as a species over time. He questions why such a powerful species would need humanity for something so simple as reproductive material. And if it’s DNA they want…why go through all of the trouble of abductions? We have much simpler ways of collecting DNA. Ya know…like spit.

It’s a good question. Yet, in our view that doesn’t mean that something else physical isn’t taking place during the abduction scenario. Something else isn’t added or removed. To us, it looks like all of these (phenomenon) staged abductions are just ways of spicing up getting the milk from the cows.

We all have a habit of overthinking the phenomenon. For example, in the Nimitz encounter the pilot who engaged the tic-tac UAP felt like he was in a dog fight and was beaten at every move. When the naval jets left to go to the rendezvous point. The UAP was already there waiting for them. From our POV it sounds obvious. The UAP was saying “everything you can do I can do better, and you couldn’t even run from me.” Simple definitions. Scientists sometimes have a hard time seeing simple definitions. Police officers talk about seeing the world in simple definitions, because those are most often correct in their line of work. In simple terms, the Nimitz encounter was a show of force. That is what the pilots felt they witnessed. A show of force.

That attitude doesn’t sound like peace loving space bros. It sounds like someone saying: “we can beat you anytime we want.” That’s a warning. It’s a gorilla beating its chest. This fits into the overall attitude of the phenomenon. It’s doing what it wants when it wants and it wants us to know it from time to time. There is a general lack of mutual respect here…and the phenom might not be as sophisticated as we are in some ways (or as familiar with human thought). You don’t have to be smart or cool to run fast. These things may have been born with these capabilities. It may have involved no more sophistication or development to demonstrate them than the ability to run fast.

They may not be trying to teach us anything. They might be doing what they normally do, and messing with us when they get bored, and that sounds almost human or at least animal. This is consistent with some of the behavior evidenced at Skinwalker Ranch where the phenomenon broke equipment, hid a pack of prize bulls and put on cosmic light shows. The experiences were even tailored to individuals. The stories from the ranch don’t sound like it was teaching people something to us. It sounds like a cat playing with a ball of yarn.

The forms chosen when taking a human or interacting with a human might involve the same amount of forethought as a child choosing from a box full of old costumes. “I don’t think I’ll wear the Mothman today. I wanna be an alien grey.” Although abductees and experiencers say the forms they interacted with are as real as flesh and blood, and there is further evidence the phenomenon takes definite shape in some of the physical traces it leaves, these forms may be only temporary or chosen for the purpose of the task.

This includes the shape of the crafts and their form. While the US Government is very likely in possession of both a craft and occupants from Roswell, New Mexico and Varghina, Brazil, the craft and bodies are likely nuts & blots and flesh & blood. The phenomenon is not strictly visionary and capable of full materialization in the physical world.

Theory: People don’t report being abducted by Faeries anymore. The Phenomenon is deceptive. We don’t believe in faeries anymore. Similar beings to faeries are a part of the mythology of cultures worldwide (Japanese Kami, Middle Eastern Djinn). So, it had to choose a form which had a similarly “magical” capability. It needed a form that could do things beyond our imagination and it needed us to believe that it could. So, it chose aliens. This is more or less the conclusion of many researchers (Vallee, Keel et al), and appears to be the the conclusion of the author of the Pentagon report as well. It is also the most likely conclusion from our POV.

This makes it difficult to explain when someone asks a question like “Do you believe in Bigfoot?” I think Bigfoot is as real as a grey alien. They are real for the moment. Whether or not they were independently intelligent and conscious for the time they exist is not known. Though a number of abductees and experiencers believe the grey aliens are a form of organic robot. All of it might be staged.

Vallee refers to these forms, craft and beings as “interaction icons.” It’s as good a name as any. The form is chosen based on the individual and the situation. Whether or not the form is controlled by an individual or mass intelligence is unknown, but the point on which we agree most is: The forms it displays are not the true shape of the phenomenon. Some of those forms might be its original shape, but we would have no way of knowing whether it prefers the Mothman shape to the Sylph shape.

Thus, we take what we can from this. The phenomenon is deceptive. Its true form is unknown, and the same phenomenon and patterns are present regardless of the form of craft or physical body. Faerie abductions are the same as insectoid-reptilian abductions which are the same as grey alien abductions. It’s the same thing.

In this theory, it might be easier to think of our reality as a video game, and prior to entering the game the phenomenon chooses a ship, body and mission to complete each level.

This theory tends to fall into the larger research category of “interdimensional hypotheses.” It is seen as opposed to the “extra-terrestrial hypotheses” which sees the earth as being visited by a variety of extra-terrestrial species. This division is spurious. An extra-terrestrial species could have all of the capabilities mentioned in this article, just as easily as an interdimensional species. Our science fiction creates these categories. The data merely suggests we’re dealing with something our fiction would relegate to an interdimensional entity. Whether or not this is accurate is less important as what it says about the nature of the phenomenon.

The Phenomenon is Powerful

Whether or not these beings are from the 8th dimension or Orion’s belt they have the capabilities we mentioned. This includes: traveling at impossible speed, trans-medium travel, telepathy, teleportation, matter manipulation/materialization, clairvoyance or future prediction et al. These capabilities make them vastly more powerful than a pack of Vulcans. The propensity for deception combined with these capabilities makes it unlikely we will find to the keys to unlocking the most basic questions of who they are or where they are from in the near term. Because these capabilities give them the ability to hide those answers from us. So, it doesn’t really matter if they are interdimensional or extraterrestrial. What is the nature of their interaction with humanity? This we can discern. We know us. We can talk to us. We’re sometimes reasonable….

The most concrete link to the phenomenon and humans is through the abduction phenomenon. There has been some study of people who’ve been abducted and Professor Gerry Nolan has been studying them. The results of his data may indicate the nature of biological or genetic changes abductees experience. The nature of these changes will provide some clue as to the focus of the phenomenon’s interest in us. For example, if they’re taking from or enhancing our immune systems, it might be to boost their own immunity.

The other group of humans worthy of more study are those who’ve come into proximity with a UFO. In our article “UFOs and Brain Damage: Stranger Danger” we delve further into this subject, but it gets complex. The radiation signature left on humans after close contact with UFOs is similar to that of individuals affected by “Havana Syndrome.” In both cases, it’s bad. People who come into close contact with UFOs tend to get irradiated.

The Phenomenon is Callous

This last part is difficult to take. It’s the part that should put a fire under Congress to improve efforts toward disclosure. People are getting hurt. There are anecdotal cases of people who say they’ve been helped by a UFO related experience. There is a whole book here in which people claim to have been healed by a UFO related experience. Some cases of UFO healing have medical evidence associated. It is likely that a small minority of UFO cases have yielded positive effects. That’s the good news.

The bad news is the vast majority of reported cases involve negative health effects derived from close contact with UFOs. The best (collected) data we have in the public to support this claim comes from the Pentagon’s report titled: Anomalous Acute and Subacute Field Effects on Human and Biological Tissues. The report compiled decades of research conducted on individuals who’d come close to UFOs and attempted to identify what the effect was on humans.

From the DIA “Sub Acute” report mentioned

The results were bad. The report is worth reading and the index is worth looking into as well. The index mentions the cases used in compiling the report. There are a lot of them. Immune system issues are repeatedly reported following a UFO experience, along with non-ionized radiation effects and pregnancies. The fetus is removed from the mother prior to birth.

Analysis: We keep asking ourselves…why are they here? And yet the Pentagon’s own report indicates there is a genetic experimentation program in place. We all see the dots. Everyone is afraid to connect them. No one wants to cause a panic. The connection between abductions and families speaks to a genetic component to the phenomenon. Humanity might be a resource. That’s the bad news. No one wants to wipe out a resource. That’s the good news.

Resources aren’t treated like friends. The nature of our interactions with the phenomenon, when taken en masse, appear to be the relationship between a group of lab animals and researchers. Simple definitions: The researchers protect and avoid contact and don’t harm the lab animals…unless it’s part of an experiment or the gathering of resources. Also, farmers don’t shoot their cows…mostly.

However, the phenomenon will defend itself when attacked, and harm humans when it sees the need. Which seems consistent with the researcher – lab animal – or resource dynamic. Do we live in a lab or on a farm might be the better question?

Disclosure and Future Study

To sum up we have a:
1) Ancient worldwide intelligence
2) Extremely powerful/capable
3) Interacts and Abducts Humans
4) Is strange and absurd
5) Remains hidden

When we look at just those five points, the lack of disclosure and acceptance among academia and media make sense. The lack of forthcoming information from world governments makes sense. While humans have a remarkable capacity for adaptation and (in today’s world) perhaps apathy…accepting all of this would be disruptive. Some people wouldn’t take it well.

Currently, polls show 41% of the US believes some UFOs have been alien spacecraft. This is up 8 points from the last poll, likely due to the more serious way the discussion is being conducted. The “Tic-Tac videos” and scientists such as Harvard Chair of Astrophysics, Avi Loeb engaging with the subject in a serious way has had a positive effect. The more people who accept the phenomenon and demand answers, the harder the answers will be to hide. Even if they are prematurely declaring it extra-terrestrial.

Yet, disclosure may not bring answers. The ambiguity is likely one reason for the lack of disclosure. World governments don’t know what this is. They don’t want to cause a panic among their own people, and they don’t want to tell rival nations what they know about the phenomenon. Mastering UFO technology might give a nation an unbeatable edge on the battlefield. If your opponent believes you might be ahead of them on this track, why would you tell them you don’t even know where to find the track?

So, how do we in the public learn more about the phenomenon from our little ant hill? We should do what we do best. Gather data, categorize it and analyze the patterns. We gather pieces (wavelengths, bio-signatures, sensor data), we combine this with witness reports and credible research to create and eliminate hypotheses. More money into research will help.

It is likely Project Galileo will trigger more questions, more research and more money. Those of us with some information on the subject can help those who don’t by encouraging open minds. Accepting that objects we can’t explain are flying around our skies is a big step for people. We’re not even there yet…still at 41%. We’re a long way off from people accepting they are interacting with something(s) much more strange and powerful than us.

A Nimitz “Tic Tac Encounter” image – fair use

This website was begun with the same mentality of gathering evidence and analysis. After learning UFOs were real, we began collecting related pieces. We created a standard of evidence, so we would only count the relevant pieces, and two years later we wound up here. Our first summary or thesis to date is something akin to the Keel, Valle Ultraterrestrial – Interdimensional Hypotheses with a bit of Mac Tonnies Cryptoterrestrials thrown in because we think they’re from here or they live here, maybe just off to the side.

The human-animal behavior evidenced means they’re either imitating us, related to us or they are us. The fact they do us little harm means we’re important to them, either a resource or an experiment. Which is arguably the same in its effect upon us.

The various categories on the site coordinate to the shape of the phenomenon as we see it. We’ve gone to great lengths to demonstrate with credible links and research the evidence which suggested this summary. UFOs, Cryptids, Poltergeists, Ancient Mysteries, and Strange Science. All of that might just seem like your standard list of the paranormal…but it began with UFOs. Just UFOs. We wanted to know how they flew.

Reccomendations: Hypotheses developed for experimentation should incorporate the current state and suggestions of the evidence. More attention needs to be paid to the human connection and genetic testing. Less focus on things like propulsion make sense, (the phenomenon demonstrates capabilities far beyond our own). Paranormal hotspots such as Skinwalker Ranch are UFO stories. The events that happened there are related to UFOs, and there is a lot of corroborative evidence in the public if one doesn’t trust the USG. The data gleaned from the ranch should be incorporated into UFO hypotheses slated for experimentation. Three major scientific studies, numerous scientists, researchers and they keep filming UAP on the TV show…something is there. Something repeatable, and it says a lot about the phenomenon.

The research brought us here and this is better than ignorance. It’s tempting to just shrug your shoulders and smile when people ask what UFOs are. It’s easier to just say “I don’t know,” but that’s not true. We know a lot about this phenomenon. We just need to look at it without objection and without bias. Occasionally, we need to have the courage to explore this phenomenon without a hypothesis.

If it toys with our expectations…let us have no expectations.


Without going into too much detail, for your notes and ours, we’ll collect trends we’ve seen when looking through credible sightings and data. These are not requirements or guidelines. They’re just trends. Things that keep turning up and might mean something to determining some of the bigger questions around the phenomonenon.

  1. The phenomenon is not just attracted to Nuclear energy, but all types of energy generation. UFOs are seen around many different types of power plants. Leading researchers to wonder if they are recharging their batteries.
  2. The phenomenon is often seen around volcanoes and mountains. Areas that have seen a lot of geological activity. As these UFOs are transmedium, they have been seen passing into mountains and volcanoes. Leading some researchers to theorize there are bases structures for these entities within the earth.
  3. There are an unusual amount of odd disappearances which involve reports of associated paranormal phenomenon around National Parks.
  4. There is a long list of ranchers who associate cattle mutilations and researchers with UFOs. Cattle mutilations are loaded with evidence. Energy signatures, incision marks, types of organs removed.
  5. Crop circles are both man made and some seem to have anomalous origins. The way the stalks/vegetation are depressed and its orientation appear to be the best way to determine whether or not what you’re seeing is anomalous.
  6. “Havana Syndrome” bears the hallmarks of UAP energy signatures, but the selection of targets appear to have strategic value for adversaries of the USA. Indicating some cases of Havana Syndrome may be related to UAP, while others are the product of an energy weapon.
  7. There is some resemblance in both appearance and behavior of entities seen while under the influence of the drug DMT and UFO entities. The study of entities seen while on DMT is continuing.
  8. Cryptid events are often reported by couples engaged in romantic behavior. The classic B movie trope of monsters attacking the hormonal teenage couple is somewhat warranted. Hormones or pheromones may cause a reaction in the phenomenon.
  9. UFO encounters, especially close encounters, are more likely to occur in rural or sparsely populated areas.
  10. Numerous USO (Unidentified Submersible Object) have been seen my submarines and the public. The objects are moving at impossibly fast speeds, indicating the water may not be affecting its travel. They can travel through the sky, earth and water….no problem.

Why are there no Good Pictures of UFOs?

Because there are…is the answer. Yet, that’s the usual question. What do they look like? How do you know? Why are they always so blurry? How can you tell that’s not a bird?

A UFO is an Unidentified Flying Object. Which means anything in the sky you can’t identify is a UFO. When scientists and pilots can’t identify it, it’s more of a UFO. When it appears to be an intelligently driven craft exhibiting capabilities beyond our known science, it’s really the UFO people are talking about.

At this point, we’re all well aware 95% of UFOs can be explained as natural or man-made objects. When we say UFO, and when you say UFO, we’re referring to the kind that appears to be not human. Those that exhibit movements and speeds beyond what modern physics can explain. When Congress asked the United States Department of Defense about UFOs in May of 2022, they weren’t asking about Mylar balloons and airborne clutter. They were asking about evidence of non-human craft within our atmosphere.

Yet, what they got were airborne clutter answers and stonewalling. From the Fortean Winds POV, the DoD danced around the answer during the hearing. They acknowledged that UAP incidents were rising, but claimed improved sensors and drones were the likely cause. When pressed, the DOD pointed to the fact their primary purpose is the safety and defense of the USA and their military personnel. They are not responsible for scientific inquiry.

“We are also mindful of our obligation to protect sensitive sources and methods, Our goal is to strike that delicate balance – one that will enable us to maintain the public’s trust while preserving those capabilities that are vital to the support of our service personnel.”

“We do not want potential adversaries to know exactly what we see or understand,”

Under Secretary Ronald Moultrie – House Intelligence Hearing May 2022

In the months since this hearing, various Congressman have expressed displeasure at being denied information that is now in the public domain. Although they are difficult to verify, and sometimes outright hoaxes, a variety of UFO pictures and videos are put out by the public every day. Several youtube, Tik-Tok and Instagram channels have taken on the task of aggregating and publicizing them. Many of these videos are connected to active MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) cases. MUFON is a well-established public UFO organization, and they have their own youtube channel. It should be noted MUFON interviews witnesses and follows up on cases as much as allowed. So, their opinion as to which of these public videos are truly unidentified is informed. They often check flight data, astronomical data, take witness reports and follow up with the military as much as allowed.

Congress is in the awkward position of not being able to acknowledge any of these public photos and videos as real, unless the DoD acknowledges they are unidentified. Yet, those of us in the public are under no such restrictions. If a member of the public snaps a good picture of a UFO and public researchers have been unable to debunk it…why not accept it as a UFO? Especially, when the same object is spotted and filmed by multiple people…sometimes days apart.

This recently surfaced photographed from the 1990’s has been dubbed the “Calvine Photograph” and it was featured in a Newsweek article: “Best’ UFO Picture Ever, the Calvine Photo, Found After 30 Years Missing.” It’s not terribly grainy, a blur in the sky or a white dot. These are the most common complaints we see when looking at the comments on UFO pictures and videos. It’s a massive object in the sky with an airplane for scale. It was photographed by two hikers, who gave it to a newspaper (The Daily Record), who then handed it to the UK Ministry of Defense. The diamond shaped object rendered in this clear photograph remains unidentified.

Calvine Photograph enhanced – Craig Lindsay -Fair use

In 1966, more than 200 students and teachers at schools near Melbourne, Australia witnessed an Unidentified Flying Object. This become the infamous “Westall UFO Encounter” in research circles. Multiple witnesses lend credence to a sighting. 200 witnesses lend more credence. There were also seven pilots in the air that witnessed unexplained craft that day. Witnesses claimed military and police were at the scene within 30 minutes of the incident. According to numerous witnesses they were told to keep silent about it. A witness took the photograph below.

Alleged Photo of the Westalll UFO Encounter- AAP – Fair Use

The silver bell below is known as the Balwyn photograph and it was taken in 1966. The photographer took the photo from his mother’s garden, in the Melbourne area, four days before the Westall school incident. While the photo acquired its share of critics over the years. Francois Beaulieu of Project 1947 provides excellent image analysis which points to the veracity of this picture. The 1960’s were an especially active decade for UFO and UAP.

Balwyn UFO photo – Fair Use

The photograph below was taken in Costa Rica in 1971. More importantly, is how it was obtained. The chain of evidence in each of these photographs is important to determining their veracity. A photo taken by a random influencer on Insta is less reliable than this one. Which was taken by the National Geographic Institute also known as the Instituto Geográfico Nacional. The team was taking photos in an airplane 10,000 feet above Lake Cote in Costa Rica. The aerial survey which obtained this photograph was involved in the planning of a new hydroelectric dam.

National Geographic Institute – 1971 – Fair Use

Costa Rica is also the site of what the Fortean Winds team considers the best video of a UFO ever recorded. The sound that can be heard in the clip below is unfortunately that of a drill being used by a nearby worker. So, we can’t hear the sound of the engine, which might have given us a small clue to its propulsion mechanism. Yet, the video itself is very clear and reminiscent of the craft which was spotted in the infamous “Tic-Tac UFO” videos. The fact this clip was filmed in 2007 makes this extremely unlikely to be a drone or man-made object.

Eyes on Cinema Youtube Channel – Costa Rica 2007

Even more recently, UFOs have been frequently spotted in Medellin, Columbia . Those who claim these are military maneuvers will have to explain why Medellin Columbia is such an important strategic target for so many countries. Do people really believe the US or its enemies are flying advanced craft maneuvers over Medellin? It doesn’t make sense. Yet, the video below was filmed on April 9, 2022. It was filmed and viewed by multiple observers.

The object doesn’t make maneuvers we cannot explain, but it moves in a manner which makes it less likely to be a drone. Which leaves us with an odd, but less definitive piece of evidence. The fact UFOs have been filmed making anomalous maneuvers over Columbia before, makes this video even more interesting, but not definitive. The shape of the object in comparison to the other objects mentioned above is similar. Once again, making this clip anomalous and worthy of consideration.

The above is just a small sample of the evidence of anomalous craft in the public domain. Ironically, the public doesn’t seem to want to accept the validity of its own footage. Instead, they turn to the government to verify the clips. Yet, the government has repeatedly stonewalled and occasionally just lied about the veracity of these clips. Which leaves us in a pickle. If the people were expecting to verify these clips are lying about them, how will we ever know the truth?

Further Analysis:

Take heart curious friends. We have two paths before us to learn more about the ACTUAL UFOs (not advanced military aircraft, not natural events). The UFOs which perform in ways our current science does not understand.

  1. Congress continues to support public disclosure and launches their own investigations into what the DoD knows about the phenomenon. This is currently happening. Representatives in both parties such as (R) Tim Burchett and (D) Adam Schiff made it clear they can understand the difference between Non-human and Human UFOs. They’re asking for information on the Non-human kind. We in the public can support this effort by offering those politicians our votes or letters and phone calls. Congress will be able to view classified information and determine how to best message the public.

2. The public investigation into the phenomenon is picking up steam. We have some of the greatest scientific minds in the world, finally, attempting to learn more about these objects. Project Galileo is being lead by Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb. The team includes brilliant scientists and physicists, well-regarded UFO researchers such as Jaques Vallee and former pilots and experiencers such as those involved in the Tic Tac incident.

After viewing some very clear pictures of UFOs. We feel its best to remind you there are efforts underway to understand more about these objects. It can be disconcerting to accept that we are not alone on this planet. And that means this planet…We don’t know whether or not these objects are extra-terrestrial or not. The objects we are most interested in, are the objects that appear to be not human and within our atmosphere.

Alien Abductions & Pregnancies: Who Would Believe You?

There are a large number of people out there (men and women) who’ve experienced the abduction phenomenon. Thousands have reported their experience to researchers and more show up in polls. Their stories show remarkable similarities, which force new theories related to the paranormal and others entirely related to psychology. Fortunately, a good deal of research already exists. Is any other aspect of the phenomenon more divisive than “alien” abductions?

Abductions force people within the UFO research community to pick sides and grab pitchforks. And the public? The public thinks it’s crazy. So, where does that leave the experiencer to turn? The government doesn’t have a hotline to deal with Alien Abductions. The experiencer must turn to a psychiatrist. If what the person experienced was not a part of their personal psychiatric history, it may or may not lead the psychiatrist to seek alternative theories.

If an experiencer or therapist were to look to the public for information, and be believed, they’d likely seek out the most well known authorities on UFO and “alien” activity. This would be MUFON, which is the Mutual UFO Network, active since 1969. So, if one were looking for reports of alien abductions over the last 50 years, they’d probably check with MUFON for leads.

This is what the US government did when compiling their report on the effects of UAP on people aka Anomalous Acute and Subacute Field Effects on Human Biological Tissues. They used what is known as the “Schuessler Index.” This is a list of effects compiled by John Schuessler who is an aerorospace consultant on the board of MUFON. He literally wrote the book on the subject of UFO effects on humans and created a catalog of events from the accounts.

Betty and Barney Hill famously reported their abduction in 1961 – Fair Use

The government took Schuessler’s work seriously. We do too. We think you should as well. Does that mean we think everything in the Schuessler Index happened exactly as stated? Doubtful. The Schuessler Index uses a variety of sources and mainstream publications for leads, and reporters weren’t covering this. So, for example, some of the initial sightings were reported in the National Enquirer.

This doesn’t mean there wasn’t follow up with these people from MUFON investigators, and MUFON takes investigations very seriously. Anyone who dismisses them as a bunch of UFO nuts who believe everything should take a look at what goes into a MUFON investigation. However, it does mean there aren’t a variety of investigators’ research to pull from. To be clear, a news story vetted and confirmed by multiple news outlets is logically more reliable.

That said, MUFON Investigators follow up as much the experiencer will allow. If possible, they’ll want to meet the person and know if they are credible and have a history of delusion etc…Even before the follow up questions about flying objects, time of day, point of view et al. For example, in the case of UFO pregnancies investigators want to know the following:

From the appendix of Sub Acute Study

MUFON researchers are looking for the truth of these events. They want to weed out false-positives. One look at their methodology should give one reason to believe their research is directionally correct. By this we mean the trends and patterns they identified are most likely correct, even if a minority of cases turned out to be false. Thus, when they identify UFO abductions and pregnancies as actual events. They most likely took place.

To start, let’s focus on people who were identified as physically missing or reported validated medical effects. This allows us to determine whether or not the phenomenon is real in a material sense. Obviously, abduction, pregnancy and childbirth are emotional subjects. In order to ensure we are dealing with valid cases, we can first ask the question of whether or not abductees have been physically missing.

The answer to that question is unfortunately: Yes. Perhaps the most famous UFO abduction case involves Travis Walton. He was physically missing for 5 days in 1975 and returned skinnier and disoriented. The FBI was looking for him, and couldn’t find him. His story hasn’t changed and he’s continued to remain humble and earnest in his dealings with the public. We believe the evidence in the case of Travis as well as Travis himself.

Clipping from a 1977 “Tuscon Sun” article

Furthermore, we can look to the work of Dr. Gerry Nolan to see the effects of UFOs on humans to understand what effects it may have on an abductee. He’s repeatedly cited the Cash-Landrum incident as one of the more proven UFO abduction events. Both women (Betty Cash and Vickie Landrum) suffered radiation sickness consistent with Dr. Nolan’s current findings. When Vickie Landrum contacted various government agencies to report her abduction. It was those agencies which referred her to John Schuessler. Once again, reinforcing our overall faith in the Schuessler Index.

How does this relate to abductions and UFO pregnancy. Well, there are a number of cases of abductions and pregnancy on the Schuessler Index. If the government’s faith is not enough, for further confirmation of the abduction phenomenon we look to the work of Doctors John Mack and David Jacobs. Dr. Mack was a psychiatrist in the Harvard School of Psychiatry who worked with over a hundred abductee cases. He discussed his personal journey from skepticism to belief in a PBS interview. Prior to moving forward with a patient, Dr. Mack describes a two-hour screening process. He was looking for cases of genuine experience.

Unfortunately, Dr. Mack has passed. While he didn’t form a firm conclusion about the phenomenon, Dr. Mack found too many similarities between abductees who had never met to be able to dismiss the phenomenon as mass delusion. He became a champion of people who were not believed and was branded a heretic for it. However, what he discovered is these people all shared a similar and genuine experience which affected their lives in profound ways. So, this is enough for us to accept that UFO abductions are real.

How about pregnancies? The leading researcher on this topic is Dr. David Jacobs, who is a retired Temple University Associate Professor of History. Dr. Jacobs has performed decades of work with hundreds of abductees, having learned interview techniques from famed UFO researcher Budd Hopkins. Who, himself, estimated 1 in 50 Americans have been abducted and don’t know it. Dr. Jacobs estimates as many as 2% of Americans. Either way, in totality, Jacobs’ work corroborates the work of Hopkins, Mack and Schuessler (and vice-versa).

Several of the researchers mentioned (Hopkins, Mack, Jacobs) used hypnotic regression in their interviews with abductees. This causes understandable controversy. Hypnosis is little understood and easily mistaken. Dr. Jacobs, for his part, understands these limitations. He refers to hypnosis in the interview below as “not totally fraudulent.” What he describes is more of a series of relaxation techniques followed by an interview.

Still, we have to acknowledge that the best abduction research relies on witness interviews. In some cases, Dr. Jacobs describes family members noting and corroborating the disappearance of abductees. This lends support. Yet, for obvious reasons, people who experience this don’t want to come forward and be branded insane or bothered. This is why polls become important, if not entirely reliable.

Most criticisms or prosaic explanations involve faulty memories and sleep paralysis. Yet, Jacobs points out some of the abductees are awake at the time of the event. Telling people they have a faulty memory without ever speaking to them or asking them what they saw is just plain stupid. The reality is each of these cases is its own case. No one gets to just dismiss all of it because they don’t like it.

Which leaves us with a collection of mostly anonymous (to the public) accounts retrieved under hypnosis. While we have no reason to believe Dr. Jacobs work is faulty. He summed up the challenges of his research best himself on the International Center for Abduction Research website.

.…I have conducted over 1,150 hypnotic regressions with abductees.  I have tried to be as objective and as “agenda free” as possible.  I have no New Age, spiritual, religious, transformational, or transcendent program to promote.  I try to stay as close to the evidence as I can.  However, there is no possibility that I have avoided error.  The majority of evidence for the alien abduction phenomenon is from human memory derived from hypnosis administered by amateurs.  It is difficult to imagine a weaker form of evidence.  But it is evidence and we have a great deal of it.  Still, readers must be skeptical of what I say and of what all others say in this tangled arena of alien abductions, hypnosis, popular culture, and memory. 

A well stated-summary of the grey (pun intended) world of alien abductions. It was a subject we were avoiding until it popped up all over the news in March of 2022 due to the emergence of, like The Dude says, “New Information Man…”

A FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) request by The Sun yielded the “subacute” document which utilizes the Schuessler Index, they ran a story with the title: SPACE INVADERS UFO encounters left witnesses with radiation burns, brain problems & damaged nerves, claims Pentagon docs. This triggered a variety of outlets covering the same thing. Which lead us to the question are “Alien” abductions and UFO pregnancies real?

Still Image from the “Tic-Tac” UFO Encounter – AFP

By our own veracity system we have to say they are “Most Likely Real.” Enough physical effects (being actually missing, being actually pregnant despite celibacy, having actual radiation burns) have been reported and verified to determine these people experienced something very real. Was it what they saw or was it a projection caused by something else? We cannot say, but the experiencers say what they feel is as real as flesh and blood.

That’s real enough. The most important aspect of the phenomenon is not whether or not they’re extra-terrestrial or inter-dimensional. The most important question is: How does this phenomenon affect us? We won’t get an answer to that question by ignoring it. Abductions have a profound effect on people’s lives, and is thus worthy of further funded study.

As all of these credible researchers pointed out before, there are too many similarities and physical effects among abductees. Even if the explanation turns out to be entirely terrestrial, the effects of the phenomenon are too real to ignore.

Further Analysis:

The data suggests this needs more study to understand. However, one can only wonder at the basic questions of who and why? The question of who is doing the abductions is the same question as who is flying the UFOs? The answer is we don’t know. Experiencers report varying descriptions of the entities who abduct them: humanoid, alien-greys, reptilians and insectoids. Yet their experience is generally similar, suggesting these forms are just costumes.

John Mack felt his work suggested UFO abductions could potentially lead to positive effects on the experiencer. Dr. Jacobs believes his work suggests an ongoing alien hybridization program. Dr. Nolan has studied the verified radiation illnesses caused by proximity to UFOs. Dr. Karla Turner notes both positive and negative effects on Abductees, but the same abductee can experience both.

The evidence of harm caused by abductions and proximity to UFOs far outweighs the evidence of benefit. The current logical conclusion is whatever “Alien Abductions” are: They’re Overall Bad for People.

We’d also point out researchers who participated in the Government study of Skinwalker Ranch reported something following them home. After a paranormal encounter on the ranch, a series of paranormal events spread from the Analysts who worked on the ranch to their families. From there, it spread to people with which they came in contact. It spread like a virus.

This is relevant in the discussion of abductions as Dr. Jacobs points to the fact the abduction phenomenon is intergenerational. If a mother was an abductee her children would be more likely to be abductees. Thus, it spreads through families. Fortean researcher John Keel found the same thing, and the list of paranormal researchers who’ve noted paranormal events follow families is long. This may point to a “viral” component to the phenomenon, and it certainly points to a genetic component.

Researcher and scientist Jaques Vallée consistently notes the sociological effects of the phenomenon and posits it acts as a control mechanism, which manipulates society in subtle ways. He’s suggested abductions are an extension of this mechanism. Yet, the abduction phenomenon could be both individual and societal. In fact, it is. If we agree people have been abducted and were affected physically, that is real. If we agree society has been influenced by the abduction phenomenon, that too is real.

The “Alien Agenda” need not fit into anyone’s theory in order to be studied. In order to be studied, the abduction phenomenon simply needs to be accepted.

Bradshaw Ranch: Skinwalker Sedona

Similar to Skinwalker Ranch, Bradshaw Ranch has been the source of UFO and Cryptid reports. We wondered if it had the same set of electromagnetic anomalies. So, we went out there and took a look…

Sedona, Arizona is known for its beautiful scenery and luxurious accommodations. It also houses a variety of new age and paranormal interests. Crystal shops run along highway 89a, filled with books on the occult and new age philosophy. Meditation is a common practice. UFO tours are coming and going all hours of the night, and of course, psychics have predicted the perfect place to plant their practice. Much of this embrace of the strange can be attributed to the fact: Sedona is purported to house an energy vortex. Or…eight of them.

A vortex according to the Sedona Visitors Pamphlet :

“Vortexes are enhanced energy sites that facilitate prayer, meditation, mind-body healing, and creative thinking. The Vortexes are NOT electric or magnetic. Those labels were meant symbolically.”

The pamphlet details the location of these alleged vortices as well as their purported effect on the visitor. “Upflow” areas are believed to help visitors achieve a higher outward perspective and see the bigger picture. “Inflow” areas are intended to help the visitor look inward, and achieve a greater understanding of the universe within.

Red Rocks – Sedona

Numerous attempts to measure the vortices have been made. Yet, this is likely why the pamphlet says right at the top “NOT electric or magnetic.” We found no evidence the vortices could be measured along the electromagnetic spectrum. Neither in the research nor in the field (tested with a basic emf detector). The reason at least one very familiar scientist believes the vortices exist is related to the effects on visitors’ psyche and health.

Measurable or not. We went to Sedona in March and found plenty of people eager to get to each vortex. Since Coronavirus hit in 2019, national park usage is surging. Sedona is seeing the same influx of visitors as places like the Grand Canyon. It is indeed beautiful to behold, but unfortunately our UFO tour was cancelled due to poor weather.

Interestingly enough, reading the reviews on the UFO tours lead one to believe they are likely to be seen on each tour. This may lead some to believe they are all hoaxes, and perhaps some are, but people ARE seeing UFO and UAP with gen 3 night vision. Sedona (and Arizona in general) is a UFO hotspot with many sightings being reported in the area. There is no real reason to believe sightings like the one in the video below from Texas are not possible in the area.

So, we’ve established Sedona has a propensity for the unknown. Vortexes, UFOs and lots of true believers in the area. Amidst this paranormal hotspot is a hotter paranormal hotspot: Bradshaw Ranch. It sits right on highway 89a and is now owned by the US government for the stated purpose of climate research. However, the previous owners of the Bradshaw Ranch reported the same frequent and unusual paranormal events as those reported on Skinwalker Ranch.

Linda Bradshaw owned the ranch for 50 years and wrote a book with a local UFO researcher named Tom Dongo called “Merging Dimensions.” Linda describes orbs regularly flying around the ranch, strange alien-grey like entities being spotted and repeated sightings of a Sasquatch like creature. The incidents did not occur the entire time the Bradshaw’s owned the ranch and began in the early 90’s. Some of the incidents were witnessed by more than one person along with pictures of UFOs. The most dramatic of these incidents occurred when the Bradshaw’s son experienced a missing-time/abduction event.

Years later, Mysterious Universe reports in 2013 a film crew came to cover some of the high strangeness for an episode of a Discovery Channel show called “Uncovering Aliens.” A member of the film crew wandered away and was surrounded by disembodied voices. He experienced missing time and his watch was malfunctioning. Though this moment didn’t make it into the episode of the show, we found it more compelling than the show itself.

By our own veracity system, events which have multiple witnesses over time and photographic evidence are considered “Likely True.” Yet, what we’re missing, like in so many paranormal cases, is something measurable. This might be because we don’t have the tools to measure what’s there or…there’s nothing there. It’s good to keep an open mind to both possibilities.

Linda said the paranormal events stalled in the late 1990’s. Her conclusion was that the ranch was home to some form of dimensional portal. It was the only thing that made sense given the disparate entities she had seen: alien-greys, dinosaurs, sasquatch and more.

The US Government bought the ranch from the Bradshaws for climate change research in 2003, and that program has distributed some of their data. We found the soil samples to be particularly interesting as they are quite normal for the area. Most importantly, we didn’t see anything in the soil itself which should be particularly magnetic. Skinwalker Ranch has confirmed cryptid, poltergeist phenomenon and UFO sightings, but also reported a number of anomalies along the electromagnetic spectrum.

All of the UFO tour itineraries we found online made the area around the ranch a stop on their tour…..A mystery we couldn’t resist.

The area around the ranch is available for hiking and rustic (bring your own water and dig a hole to potty) dispersed camping. We followed National Forest Road 525 off of Highway 89a to a stream bed within a mile of the ranch. Our plan was to hike for a little while along the stream bed along the edge of the ranch.

lat and long is on the image. Google maps.

Given the history of the ranch, we were curious to see if we found any EMF anomalies (similar to those found at Skinwalker Ranch) and brought along a metal detector to scan the area around the ground should we find any. As mentioned, the area is being monitored for climate change research, but we tried to stay far enough away from the Ranch to avoid electronics. Thanks to the climate research numerous soil samples were available online. We saw nothing that should be especially electromagnetic.

And yet…we found some spikes. A bunch. Within a few hundred yards of the dirt path we started finding unusually high readings. They seemed to move. The highest readings were up to 60 mG but there were others in the smaller range. We used a metal detector to look for sources. We noted nothing around us or any cell towers nearby. We’ve used the same detector in a busy urban residential area and have not found any readings this high.

We reset the detector a number of times with repeated anomalous results and retested it that night in a residential area to see if it found anything. It found nothing. There could be electronics at the ranch as part of research or something else we missed which caused this. Yet, the question we began with was can we find EMF anomalies similar to those found at Skinwalker Ranch at Bradshaw Ranch?

Our conclusion is Yes, but needs further research/validation. We intend to go back to Bradshaw with some better equipment and find out more about the field we were detecting. The basic tack meter we had picked up electromagnetic radiation. Enough to the point, where we considered leaving. If the 60 mG signal increased or continued to follow us, we were prepared to make a judicious retreat.

Based on our research in our article UFOs and Brain Damage: Stranger Danger, you don’t want to get too close a UFO or anything considered paranormal.

UFO Captured on Night Vision – Today Show

We didn’t have Gen 3 Night Vision (happy to take anyone’s spare) so we filmed the area where we found the anomalies with a full spectrum (IR and UV) “phasm cam.” We went through the footage in slow-mo and found nothing. If anyone is interested let us know and we’ll post it to youtube. So, with better equipment we can find more about the field we were detecting and what, if anything, it would take to see it.

We thought the IR/UV was worth a shot. If people can see UFOs with Gen 3 Night Vision, maybe something that close would be visible with a basic ghost cam. Researchers say they can see ghosts with ghost cams. The Bradshaws reported poltergeist activity. You can see the logic… Once we find out more about the signal we caught, we’ll know where it sits on the electromagnetic spectrum.

If it’s something we want to want to see, knowing more about the signal will tell us where to look. We’re making the assumption, based on the fact UFOs are seen (even in government footage) on Gen 3 Night Vision, they are visible somewhere between 700nm-1000nm just outside the visible spectrum. Most Gen 3 Night Vision owners seem to report their night vision works best around 850nm. The UV of the ghost cam also covers the higher part of the electromagnetic spectrum.

Visible Light on the Spectrum. Image credit NASA

Yet, this is also making the assumption they’re always visible on that part of the spectrum. Since they’re not always on the visible on the visible spectrum. Why do we think they would always be visible on the slightly less visible spectrum? We don’t know, and we won’t know, unless we look. There’s no reason the public can’t investigate what academia won’t. Anyone can go back there with a more advanced EMF detector and poke around. Let us know what you find, and we’ll add it to the file.

The fact the US Government bought this ranch which has the same characteristics as Skinwalker Ranch is odd. Online rumors the government is covering up some sort of portal are plentiful. That said, we looked at the soil research and they’re doing climate research there. If the government is conducting any other research there, we saw no evidence.

So, our big question is…has anyone asked the government climate researchers if they saw something strange? Seems like there was a consistent state of weird at the ranch. If it’s now flooded with trained observers, have any of them seen an orb? Good question for a follow up. We’ll keep the Bradshaw Ranch case file open.

UFOs and Brain Damage: Stranger Danger

We mentioned the danger of getting close to a UFO (or other objects associated with the term paranormal) in our article Skinwalker Ranch: Tricksters & Flying Saucers. They appear to emit a harmful radiation, and have already caused the hospitalization of two persons appearing on the History Channel Show: The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch.

Thomas Winterton is a caretaker and cast member in the Skinwalker Ranch series. He developed symptoms similar to Havana Syndrome.

“Havana Syndrome” is a set of symptoms often reported by US diplomats and other officials. The cause of the set of symptoms is unknown, and the symptoms range from nausea to internal organ and brain damage. Thomas Winterton is not a US diplomat or official as far as we know. So, his case is anomalous.

It’s possible many other people in the world are being affected by “Havana Syndrome.” Yet, only US diplomats and officials are being tested for it.

Yet, it’s also possible Thomas Winterton was targeted by a malicious state actor simply because he is working on a location the US government sees as sensitive.

Dr. Garry Nolan is a Stanford Professor of Pathology and an expert on…many things and seems to think Winterton’s case was caused by a malicious state actor (we’re speculating it’s Winterton he referenced). As Vice News reports; Dr. Nolan is studying both materials which may have come from UFO or UAP and people affected by coming into contact with these phenomenon.

He is especially well suited to the task of analyzing people who’ve come into contact with UAP as he is the founder of 8 biotech companies and listed among Stanford’s Top 25 inventors. It’s fortunate he chose to spend the last ten years looking into cases of people who’ve been affected by their proximity to UFOs, as they don’t have anywhere else to turn.

Most people won’t even believe they came into contact with something anomalous, much less their health has been negatively impacted. Yet, Dr. Nolan describes some of their injuries to Vice as if they had stood too close to an electrical transformer.

So close it fried your insides while leaving your outside looking relatively unharmed.

UFO McMinniville Oregon May 1950

Dr. Nolan states a quarter of the patients died from their injuries. The patients who died had symptoms similar to those of people affected by “Havana Syndrome.” Yet, Havana Syndrome is assumed to be caused by a malicious state actor with an energy weapon. Not flying saucers.

Thus, we find a disconnect. Why would some cases of UFO/UAP look like Havana Syndrome and others not? Three possibliities:

  1. A malicious state actor is utilizing technology similar to energy emitted by UAP in order to harm US individuals.
  2. All of these individuals are being affected by UAP(unknown origins and pilots).
  3. A state actor is using a maser (microwave emitting laser) or similar device on some individuals and others are being effected by UAP.

Of these three possibilities: the second is (perhaps) most concerning as the motive and culprit would remain completely mysterious. Although, the third possibility seems most likely, based on the evidence.

Update: 4/26/22 Dr. Nolan appeared on the “Theory of Everything” podcast and clarified his statement. He estimated 15% of the cases he and others encountered appeared to have unique effects likely related to UAP. The other 85% of cases could have been caused by malicious individuals.

Those other 85% of cases were caused by an abundance of electromagnetic energy we as humans can produce (such as x-rays, gamma rays, microwaves). That does not mean they were NOT caused by UAP. It means we cannot rule out human intervention prima facie. Given the proximity of victims such as Thomas Winterton to the phenomenon, it seems likely to us his injury was caused by the phenomenon. That’s not a stretch…..It just happened to be waves we can produce which caused it.

So, to be clear, from the Fortean Winds POV: All of the Havana Syndrome cases in which the target is not a potential victim of a state actor (not a diplomat, military, government), should be considered potential victims of UAP/Phenomenon proximity.

UFO 1947 Project Blue Book

Dr. Christopher Green has been the go-to guy for the US Government and UAP Brain damage for a long time, he told the Daily Mail ” he believed some of the injuries he has seen arose from patients being too close to ‘subtle, highly powered, highly modulated microwaves’ and suggested in his study that soldiers could have been accidentally hit with powerful radio or electromagnetic frequencies from the propulsion systems of these strange hovering and rapidly moving aircraft.”

Dr. Green was the author of the paper Clinical Medical Acute & Subacute Field Effects on Human Dermal & Neurological Tissues, which was authorized as a part of a 22 million dollar Pentagon program into the study of UFOs. Dr. Green said he dealt with hundreds of patients who were injured or died after contact with UFO/UAP. In January of 2022 the US Intelligence community (with different levels of confidence) agreed Havana Syndrome was likely not being caused a foreign or state actor and had yet to determine a specific source. At what point do we connect the dots…

As to the materials Dr. Nolan has been analyzing he stated the following to Vice.

” Mostly, there’s nothing unusual about them except that everywhere you look in the metal, the composition is different, which is odd. It’s what we call inhomogeneous.  That’s a fancy way of saying ‘incompletely mixed.’  The common thing about all the materials that I’ve looked at so far, and there’s about a dozen, is that almost none of them are uniform. They’re all these hodgepodge mixtures. Each individual case will be composed of a similar set of elements, but they will be inhomogeneous. “

From the Fortean Winds POV, this looks like something is putting things together on the fly. The inhomogeneous metal might indicate something which transitions from a state of energy to a solid state of matter, and is sometimes sloppy while doing it. Other samples Dr. Nolan examined showed truly anomalous materials. Elements put together in ways human science -as we know it- cannot.

Again we see an odd mix of abilities that appear to be far beyond us, but also possibly disorganized and haphazard. This should go without saying, but flying saucers and paranormal phenomenon should be avoided until we know more about them.

It’s an energy we don’t yet understand. You wouldn’t poke your finger into an electrical transformer right? Same amount of (most likely much more) energy in those weird little flying objects….

The Hopkinsville (Kentucky) Goblins

Perhaps the weirdest (credible) report of a UFO encounter in the history of UFOs. Most of the weirdness is due to the description of the phenomenon encountered that night of August 21, 1955 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The description of the creatures as “goblins” conjures a mythological or fantastical explanation. Yet, the “Kelly-Hopkinsville Goblin Encounter” most definitely began (like so many stories of high strangeness) as a UFO story.

From the Fortean Winds POV, the first thing to understand about encounters with the pilots of UFOs…is they’re often absurd. This is not to say they are not credible. In fact, many cases of encounters with UFO pilots have been recorded by first responders and multiple witnesses.

In their important book “Close Encounters at Kelly and Others of 1955” Isabel Davis and Ted Bloecher detail the following:

On July 7, during a flurry of object sightings at Tacoma, Washington, residents of the Center and J Street neighborhood, Gene Gamachi, I.W. Martenson, and others, told of seeing a number of objects, some of which landed on nearby roofs. Witnesses saw several “little people” who disappeared upon the arrival of newsmen (3). On July 8, during a concentration of sightings all over Texas, an unidentified merchant seaman in the Acres Home suburb of Houston observed the landing of a “silver saucer.” From it emerged a dimunitive pilot no more than two feet tall with a round head “the size of a basketball” who greeted the seaman, re-entered his vehicle, and took off.

Close Encounters at Kelly

The airship sightings of 1897 detailed similar bufoonery. Pilots floating down from airships to chat with earthlings, or attempting to fish from the edges of what would later become blimps. It all sounds like something out there having a bit of a laugh at our expense. Newspapers recorded numerous odd airship sightings during this period from 1876 to 1897 (some of them were hoaxes, others were not). Many of these sightings sound similar to UFO reports in the present.

Mystery Airship San Francisco Call Nov. 1896

What does all that have to do with Kentucky Goblins? Nothing. Yet, it’s important to establish for the last one hundred years or so, encounters with UFO pilots are often ridiculous. This likely involves the same trickster phenomenon and behavior evidenced at Skinwalker Ranch. Except this time, it decided to show up with floppy ears.

Image from J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies

Eight adults and three children were witness to the events of August 21, 1955. The Sutton farm where the encounter occurred was a small three bedroom house which did not have running water or a telephone. This is relevant as a family friend by the name of Billy Ray Taylor left the house to get water from the well when he saw a bright silver disk pass over the house and land nearby.

He went into the house to tell the others, but they did not believe him. Billy worked in a traveling carnival, and was quite a character. However, an hour later Billy and Lucky Sutton saw a humanoid creature resembling the photo above and described it as follows:

“oversized head…almost perfectly round, [its] arms extended almost to the ground, [its] hands had talons…and [its oversized] eyes glowed with a yellowish light.” The body gave off an eerie shimmer in the light of the night’s new moon, they said—as if made of “silver metal.”

Confused and frightened Billy and Lucky proceeded to shoot the “little green man” with a 20 gauge shotgun and a .22 rifle. They reported it flipped when shot, as if it felt the impact, but then popped back up and fled into the night. It returned and appeared outside of a window. The two men shot at it through the window screen and it, again, flipped and ran off into the night.

To many investigators at the time, Mrs. Lankford who owned the home, seemed the most credible of all the witnesses. A middle-aged Godly woman. She did not allow liquor in her home and told the same story of the incident throughout her life. Mrs. Lankford described the creatures in her statement to the USAF below.


According to the witnesses. The creatures continued to approach the house and one of them touched Billy Ray Taylor’s head when he was on the porch. The hand came from above him, as if the creature were atop the porch. The witnesses saw the hand and pulled Taylor back inside.

The family continued to hear sounds of scratching on the roof over a period of several hours, until they decided to make a run for their cars and the local police station. The police who received the terrified family confirmed their terror appeared genuine.

Police investigators and representatives from Fort Campbell examined the scene the following day. They could not find any evidence of a UFO landing or remains of unexplained creatures. They did find the spent shell casings from the rounds Taylor and Sutton had fired off. USAF Blue Book investigators followed up after the police and decided to no longer pursue the matter.

There didn’t appear to be any evidence to pursue. Yet, most investigators at the time found the witness accounts credible and consistent beyond the point of coincidence. While this incident would not yield any further UFO data, it did spawn several UFO tropes that survive to this day. It reinforced or (some say) began the description of UFO Pilots as “Little Green Men.”

Billy Ray Taylor became the stereotype of the country “bumpkin” who encountered a flying saucer. He gave many interviews and enjoyed the limelight. He and Lucky were working as Carnies before the incident. So, his penchant for showmanship and a quick buck lead many to doubt his accounts.

It also began the popularity of “Kentucky Goblin” tales. Which continue to some extent in the present on the TV show Hellier on Amazon Prime. We have to admit. We love a good Kentucky Goblin story. It’s just a fun piece of Americana, but there are a couple key takeaways here.

#1) The Kentucky Goblin story is a UFO story. Specifically, a UFO pilot story. Multiple witnesses saw the craft and occupants. Military and police investigators saw no reason to doubt the witnesses on the surface. Which leads us to believe the incident was quite likely real.

#2) The description of the occupants as goblins was rare. None of the witnesses claimed these goblins attempted to or appeared as if they wanted to hurt them. In fact, Mrs. Lankford said it appeared they were approaching with their hands up in order to establish contact. When they were struck by bullets, they ran away on all fours like an animal.

Conclusion: The Kelly-Hopkinsville (Goblin) Story is quite likely credible and legitimate. The consistency of the story among most (we’re looking at you Billy Ray) of the witnesses, the character of Mrs. Lankford, and the fact the police believed they encountered something…make this one of the weirder credible accounts in UFO history.

It’s also notable that a similar event, allegedly, occurred in the Ohio River Valley a week before the Kelly-Hopkinsville Encounter. In the book “Mysterious Events” (published by NN) the author notes the Ohio River encounter was seen by many witnesses.

“A claim is also made for another encounter with allegedly the same creatures in another part of the United States along the Ohio River a week prior to the incidents in Kentucky, which itself had numerous witnesses.

There were dozens of eyewitnesses to the incidents, which included two families present at the farmhouse and in others in the area; other civilians, some of whom had no connection to the families at the farmhouse and even one in another state. The witnesses also included several local policeman and a state trooper who saw and heard strange phenomena such as unexplained lights in the night sky and noises the same night.

Mysterious Events – NN

Similar events were reported nearby. The fact civilian ufologists, Air Force Investigators and the Police found no evidence of a hoax is significant. They did find the dispensed ammunition. You either believe the fine people of Kentucky shot up their house and raced to the police station to create a lifelong hoax, or you believe they encountered something real. Now that we know UFOs are real this case deserves consideration.

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