8. UFO Entities: What
evidence would lead a thinking person to conclude that UFO beings are not
extraterrestrials but part of the world of the occult?
Around the globe there are tens of thousands of reported
"UFO entity" cases, thousands involving human abduction reports. These entities
range in size from just a few inches to almost 20 feet -- principally between four and
seven feet. They appear in forms that are human or humanoid, robot or animal-like, bizarre
or ghostly. Sometimes these entities exhibit deliberate hostility towards humans which has
resulted in physical or psychological harm and, as noted, even possession by the entity.
Most of the time they feign an aloofness toward man, or in contactee cases a genuine
"concern." Sometimes, just like UFOs, these beings appear independently in
three-dimensional space and time while other times they exist only in the experience of
The morphology (form) of the UFO "occupants"
suggests ties to the earth -- not outer space. Classification of the entities corresponds
broadly to creatures of historic folklore, mythology, demonology and occultism in a wide
variety of times and cultures. The fact the UFO entities fit historic patterns of
previously existing morphological types from many occultic traditions argues for their
being indigenous to this planet. Both Drs. Lawson and Vallee have done interesting and
important work in this field (2). It is significant that Lawson himself observes that the
devil "is a polymorph and so can mimic any form imaginable, or change his size at
Whatever the UFO entities are, they are not physical beings
from material worlds deep in space. Let us cite an illustration of why we believe this. If
one examines parapsychologist and former president of the Society for Psychical Research
George N. M. Tyrrell's noted text Apparitions, one encounters an amazing description of
the UFO entities themselves -- even though this book deals with the entities, poltergeists
and ghostly apparitions from the world of the occult. Again and again his description fits
the experiences of those who contact the beings associated with UFOs. Tyrrell suggests
there are several important characteristics associated with occult apparitions. These are:
1) there are different ways in which apparitions can externalize themselves in space; 2)
apparitions have no actual physical basis; 3) apparitions will deliberately imitate normal
perception, even though they are not obligated to do so; 4) apparitions include all kinds
of additional features besides the central figure, and that the additions and the central
figure all come into existence in the same way; 5) apparitions, whether they are visual or
auditory, can sometimes be collective (experienced by many people); 6) sometimes there are
cold feelings accompanying apparitions and 7) subjective feelings of other types sometimes
accompany apparitions (4).
Tyrrell observes that one of the characteristics of
apparitions is their remarkable imitation of normal perception. "As far as it can, an
apparition appears to aim at behaving exactly as a living human being would behave under
the attendant circumstances" (5). It behaves as if aware of its surroundings, stands
out in space, appears real and solid and is as "clear and vivid in matters of detail,
such as the color and texture and clothing" as a real material person (6).
Further, although nothing is physically present in space,
something is visibly present in physical space as a visual solid: "Apparitions, then,
combine two qualities. They are: a) nonphysical in character, yet, when at their best,
they are b) indistinguishable from material figures normally perceived, so far as the
visual and auditory senses are concerned...it is not uncommon for the sense of touch to be
hallucinated in apparitional cases" (7).
Tyrrell also discusses apparitions that include not only
multiple objects but even entire environmental settings. He comments:
It is clear from all these cases that there is no
difference in existential status between one part of an apparition and another. In
whatever sense the central figure is "there," the auxiliary objects, the
additional figures, and the environment is "there," too. They all come about in
the same way, and the central figure has no greater reality and no different kind of
reality from the other figures or accompanying objects. Apparitional dramas need no more
be confined to the portrayal of a single human figure than need a cinematograph film. The
situation is rather a strange one because, although nothing is physically present in
space, something (a visual solid) is visibly present in physical space. (8)
Nevertheless, although he concedes that the
"nonphysical character of [the] apparitions is overwhelming," he also confesses
that for all he knows there may be "physical apparitions as well" (9).
As noted, the features of apparitions mentioned by Tyrrell
and others are striking when compared to those found in the UFO phenomenon. UFOs exhibit
all these characteristics, down to the feelings of cold, and they may also be temporarily
Significantly, Tyrrell observes that whoever originates the
apparitions, "has the power at the same time to control normally produced sense-data
as well.... This implies minute and accurate coordination between normal and hallucinatory
sense-data.... There must, therefore, be psychological control of normal perception
interfering at some point in what is usually supposed to be a complete psycho-physical
causal sequence" (10). In other words, they influence the mind and its perceptions,
including all sense perceptions. They have the capacity to produce a complete visual
setting and they do so to produce experiences that can be terrifying.
As we consider the characteristics put forward by Tyrrell,
it becomes clear that in the world of the occult we are considering something more than
merely subjective experiences. Entire apparitional dramas can be physically present in
space, observable by anyone present, and yet visually indistinguishable from reality.
Further, the same experience can be mentally implanted in the mind so that only the
observer "sees" it. Yet, it too is indistinguishable from reality. This is
exactly what we find in the world of UFOs.