Finally, Some Insight Into Steve Bassett’s Imagination

I AM smiling.

Just read Steve Bassett’s June 26th Paradigm Research Group newsletter. At least once a year–usually more–readers of these updates are treated to the near-promise that this is the year government disclosure of an alien presence on earth shall happen. And each year that does not shall happen. This has been going on for nearly 20 years. You’d think with a track record like that he’d be out of business. Personally, I think the aliens and the human government(s) are waiting for him to go silent before they disclose anything just to mess with him. The evidence of time is on my side.

Bassett normally skips out on the explanation for how he knows this is the year for the biggest reveal since Oprah’s “You get a car! And you get a car!” stunt, but today’s newsletter is exceptional. First, he tantalizes us the old fashioned way with a play right out of Steven Greer’s book:

Based on a number of politically related developments, PRG believes Disclosure is very close. A window has opened that could see the truth embargo ended this year, if not this summer, and a strategy is in place to seize that opportunity.

Here we see the term “politically related developments” with no details forthcoming. We’re being led to believe that PRG, which is short for Paradigm Research Group, which is long for Steve Bassett, has some secret knowledge. Perhaps he’s friends with a Beltway insider. All those years as the country’s only UFO lobbyist finally paid off. Or maybe it comes from a military whistleblower he passes notes with on a park bench in front of the National Mall. We cannot say and he does not disclose.

However, a mere three paragraphs later, Steve finally does the unthinkable: he lays his logic on the table, like cards in a lesser analogy involving poker. He writes:

… [C]onsider this: there is a space station orbiting the Earth. On this station are a number of extremely advanced cameras surveying space (to not have such cameras would be very suspicious and bad NASA PR). These cameras send live video back to Earth (also necessary). The live feed is viewable by people over most of the world on a massive electronic, interactive delivery platform using computers more powerful than those that ran the Apollo Program. Millions in this viewing public own powerful software tools allowing for the editing of these videos. The interactive delivery platform contains massive social networks with collectively several billion participants to which such edited videos can be delivered in seconds, and the delivered videos can be shared and reshared ad infinitum.

None of this technology existed when the extraterrestrial presence truth embargo was planned and initiated between 1947 and 1953, and would not exist for decades.

And then he closes his case with the cherry on top, having answered his critics:

Now, can you understand why a massive government disinformation campaign so successful between 1947 and 1991 could collapse in 2015?

I’m fairly certain he’s asking that rhetorically, it being an update newsletter and all, but it has an answer and isn’t rhetorical after all. The answer is no. No, because that doesn’t make sense in any way, shape, or form. If there are aliens flying around up there for cameras to catch, NASA will not be allowed to film them and show them publicly or on a live feed. That not having cameras would be a bad PR move doesn’t outweigh the need to cover up the greatest secret in human history. Plus, we’ve all seen those heist films  where the thieves switch the bank’s security camera feed to a prerecording so they can sneak past unsuspecting guards who look curiously at their screens going grainy for a second when the switch happens and are like, ‘Hmmm… That’s weird. Oh well. Must have been a solar flare hitting a poorly-shielded satellite, which sometimes causes service interruptions and other electrical anomalies. The hallways look clear. Everything’s fine. Guess I’ll get back to my Ramen Noodles and Sanford & Son.’ Or whatever security guards think.

Plus, what does he mean by “editing”? Maybe he means people can record and play back the live feed. The UFO obsessives can edit clips of Tang drops and dust particles on the window that they think are Galactic Federation of Light ships and harangue their friends and family who just want to see them get help. But of course they’re not the ones who need help–no! It’s the sheeple, man, the sleeping masses. Wake up, humanity! That ice is aliens!

I’ll give him that glitch in the explanation because it doesn’t affect the central point. The point is, the whole thing is stupid. It’s not Occam’s Razor, Bassett’s favorite principle, it’s justification. And it’s… uh… well, dare I say it’s completely lazy. This final glitch is unforgivable. His reasoning that NASA cameras will force disclosure by accidentally picking up space ships isn’t connected to the premise that disclosure is imminent due to political developments so secret even the disclosure movement’s mover who knows them cannot reveal them to us.

Now, can you understand why a massive government disinformation campaign so successful between 1947 and 1991 could collapse in 2015?

No. Now I can understand that you need to hire a continuity person to comb through your scripts. Or better yet, stop writing them. If an alien presence is ever revealed, trust me when I say you will be of no use in the situation. So sayeth your track record. And Occam’s Razor.

Jer’s Plasma Prophesy

Eye See YOUI have a prediction to make. The emerging and next definition of what UFOs and their accompanying entities represent shall be shape-shifting plasma beings from the every-present now. They accidentally created a past that contains us simply by looking for their own origins. In so doing, they redefined themselves as our future, as time-travelers. They’re here because every move we make has ramifications for them. They mutate. They die. Perhaps they disappear into thin air because of our future-defining actions.

Sound convoluted? It is. But let’s face it: tiny gray alien doctors in ships can no longer hold up, same as faeries couldn’t, same as soldiers battling in the sky and Virgin Marys. Same as the airships of the 1800s and the reptilians of now. Robotics aren’t the wave of the future, so out the window with those lock-step animatronic type entities and in with something more fluid. Something vague to mirror our current sense of where quantum theories are bringing us.

The faux mystery of crop circles caved to the weight of the human artists creating them, who, in turn, gave voice to their true mystery: the artists feel compelled to make them by an outside agency, and sometimes they see balls of light in the fields.

Balls of light. Plasmas. We wanted them to be orbs like in all those orb photos, but they couldn’t be. That’s water and insects and dust and the digital camera lens refracting normal things. But still, orbs. ORBS. We love the idea of orbs and we’ll find a place to put ’em in the collective toy box of all things strangeness manifest. In fact, we’ll make them take center stage as the Electric Universe Theory becomes the new it-theory to explain New Age concepts hand in hand with the latest scientific discoveries about plasmas. Perhaps this will spark a deeper ufological interest in Meso-American tales of plasma beings and the UK Ministry of Defense’s plasma explanation for all things UFO. However the change comes about, whatever the tipping point, plasmas are the way to go for the physical component of our enigmatic other and quantum entanglement will be the sensible catch-all for who and where and when and why they are here.

Tick-tock on the reinvigorated demand for that carrot to the horse that is your wallet, disclosure.

But if we’re at a point with these phenomena that we can see this change in facades coming, can we stop it? Can we stop it merely by not believing in another one? What happens then to the great evolver updating its appearance parallel to our cultural interpretations?

Can we see the enigmatic other for what it is? Is this our chance? What leaps out of that mirror when we stop projecting an image onto it? What happens when we decide, “Nah, it’s not plasmas. Try again. On second thought, don’t try again. Ever. We quit.”

What happens? Who do we see then?

Perhaps us. Truly, deeply, us.

Jeff Ritzmann once asked a shrouded entity who claimed he lived in a particle within our universe if we will ever make contact with aliens from another planet. He said it was possible, but… “Don’t be surprised if it’s you.”

Ready?

Does Alien Abduction Hypnosis Accidentally Trigger Something In The Hypnotized?

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There’s been something nagging at me regarding the fact that so many abductees come out the other side of their experiences as stewards of Earth, and it is this: When it happens it happens whether or not the abduction experiences reflect Earth issues. How is it that one can recall, for example, a set of terrorizing abduction experiences where one was probed and/or shown baby hybrid progeny and one’s takeaway is to care more for Earth? To ignore this little life-altering fact, the negativist abduction “researchers” who believe malevolent aliens are here doing experiments and what not have had to assume that this outcome is an alien-induced coverup and/or a type of Stockholm Syndrome.

Here’s what I’d like to know: Does this dramatic life change happen to experiencers who have not been hypnotized as well?

If not, what we could be seeing is neither the product of caring space brother nor manipulative Martian, but hypnosis creating a pastiche of the hero’s journey. We know that through hypnosis the hypnotist and subject create an emotional ordeal for the subject to overcome that is part memory, part imagination. (And the part that is memory may be a memory of an abduction or the memory of having seen a fictional one on TV–we can’t know.) I wonder if this is because hypnosis bypasses the conscious mind to speak with our emotional center–a center that latches onto any ol’ thing floating around the unconscious to express itself. Express itself in terms of the narrative the conscious subject and the hypnotist implicitly agreed to.

If the narrative is terrifying to the person “reliving” (or re-imagining) it and then it’s finished and the person survives, does that mimic the hero’s journey? Since hypnosis is you talking to yourself with the aid of a glorified Dungeon Master, do you slay the dragon and exit the cave knowing what you must do: care about Earth because you’re inseparable? All things are one? And so forth? (Note that this would not be possible for Emma Woods, or people in her dilemma, because David Jacobs never finished with her. He had session after session after session after session. It was never-ending hypnosis creating a never-ending narrative feeding a seemingly never-ending series of books he would rather not describe as “science fiction novels”, but which nevertheless are.)

If anyone out there in investigation land would like to take this ball and run with it, I think there are some obvious experiments you could perform to see if there’s a there there. Feel free to get crackin’ on this.