Monday, 16 June 2008

Famous Cosmologist Professor Paul Davies claims “I Was Abducted By Aliens”

A series of extracts from the latest edition of Alien Worlds magazine issue 3

1. Professor Paul Davies interview.

Actually, the Prof doesn’t quite make the claim in the headline, but almost does. This is what he had to say about UFOs and abductions:


I was, as a closing question, because I was told, and I don’t know how accurate this is, that at the very beginning of your career, there was a period of time when you had some truck with UFOs in that you were prepared to consider that they might have some interest.


I’m always prepared to consider and evaluate ideas, however out of the ordinary they might be. I knew Allan Hynek, who was the Chief Scientific Advisor to the US Air Force Project Blue Book, and so I visited him and looked at some of his data and investigated a few cases myself because they were fascinating stories. I was able to explain two or three of these cases, including one rather famous case in Britain involving strange lights over Stonehenge which I managed to identify as military flares. It featured in a Granada television production.

As scientists I think we should be open minded and be prepared to look at the evidence and in the case of UFOs, I’m one of the few scientists who has actually looked at the evidence. I’ve read the Condon Report which came out of Project Blue Book and talked to witnesses. Obviously people see things in the sky all the time and the vast majority of sightings are just misperceptions or atmospheric phenomena of various sorts.

Then there’s a tougher residue that’s harder to explain and I would say two things about those. One is that these are real experiences - I don’t think anyone is lying. The second thing is that to me, they don’t have the hallmark of extraterrestrial visitation and it is not what I would expect from ET. So whatever lies behind this, and there may be different explanations for different things, I don’t think will be extraterrestrial visitation will be one of them.

The one situation where I do feel I have an understanding of what’s going on is with alien abduction, which I think are closely related to lucid dreams.


Not sleep paralysis?


That’s more or less the same thing. I have had lucid dreams and have enjoyed the experience of them. First of all you’re paralysed and secondly, unless you’re experienced with this, you don’t know you’re dreaming and you think you’re awake and there’s always a sense of malevolent presence in the room.


And you’ve experienced that sensation yourself? How did you rationalise it?


I went and learned a bit about it. I bought a face mask from the New Scientist magazine that could induce lucid dreams and I have them a few times a year, although I don’t use the face mask very much any more. The last time I had one, I did an experiment. Interestingly, because I hadn’t thought of it in advance but my dream self did at the time, I looked at my image in a mirror to see if it was the mirror image or the inverted image, and it was the mirror image. This was like doing a physics type experiment in a lucid dream.

If you don’t know you are dreaming, I think these lucid dreams can be very scary and have all of the hallmarks of an abduction experience. I think that is easily the most plausible explanation for what’s going on there.

The upshot of all this is, in principle we could be being visited but I don’t think we are. I don’t think it is happening now and if it is, I’m very disappointed in ET.


Why would you be disappointed? You said before that it wasn’t what you would expect from him. What would you expect?


I would expect that if there was going to be actual contact, that this would be a civilisation-changing event that would be carefully managed by the other side, and not just a few extraterrestrials flitting around as tourists or whatever they’re supposed to be doing. If they are here right now, then what exactly are they doing and where are they now and where do they go at night? Where’s the warehouse? This was always the problem with UFOs. People see them but they are just some sort of local phenomenon. They appear and they disappear and they’re not around. It just doesn’t make any sort of sense.

So unless we’re dealing with something that is just truly outside our experience, something that is in the realm of the paranormal, then I see no reason to invoke those sorts of explanations. In the cases I investigated personally, I was always open minded, and when I investigated them, I could see that even when presented with the reality, people would often remain in a state of denial. If you’re not a trained observer or scientist and you see something weird that comes and goes, a transitory phenomenon, then you retain a certain memory and your brain rationalises the experience. If then later somebody explains to you what it was you saw it can be that you will still say, “Well, I don’t believe it”

We’ve just had a case in Phoenix last week where people saw lights, and then some guy fessed up shortly after. And yet witnesses still refused to believe it. Its great fun and endlessly entertaining, but just another depressing aspect of the whole UFO scene.

I got interested in the subject in my teens and as you correctly say, I met witnesses and was interested in the material but nothing has really changed since then. We’re still getting the same sort of dismal reports forty years on. Nothing has moved forwards. Richard Fineman was the person who expressed it well. He said, “In good science, the more observations you make, the better the science gets. With bad science, the worse it gets” and it seems to me the UFO thing is exactly like that. No matter how many observations are made, you get no further forward and so that suggests to me this is not a scientific phenomenon. We’re not dealing with extraterrestrial visitation but instead probably a whole range of different things.



The full interview is carried in issue 3 of Alien Worlds. Please see

http://www.alienworldsmag.com


and the following link for purchasing a copy or a subscription

http://alienworldsmag.com/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=101

4 comments:

Alfred Lehmberg said...

Simply, Dr. Davies -- is this "thing," Sir, an "other" ...or not?

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Gerard said...

Another ignorant physicist. Most of them don't even know what human consciousness is.

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espanolajuan said...

Aliens are living under the earth`s seas. They hide inside the earths core. They enter by traveling through the great lakes and the oceans of the world.

They use electoral magnets to power there ships. These ships spin on magnates as the travel through the air and space.
I called the police and told them what I saw and they asked me what could they do. I explained that there colleges in Burlington Ontario just beside the lake could look for the same thing that I saw.
The lock nest monster is only a space ship that someone through it was a monster, because they had no idea of what a space ship looked like in the olden days.

The Bermuda triangle is another portal that opens and closes as space ships enter or leave the center of the earth with aliens inside.

All of this is only conjecture on my part.Another portal is Lake Ontario. They connect through the lakes and Oceans to there cities inside our planet.
fdavidson2@cogeco.ca
P.S.
I have seen three ships one morning on my way to work. I was out in my back yard and as I was looking up at the stars. I seen three objects travelling through the night sky. This was about 4 A.M. and they where headed towards lake Ontario about three miles away from my home. They caught my eye and I through that they where spinning but I could not hear them as they where just over a block away at about three thousand feet up. I watch them as they flow by and as they hovered over a steel mill some two miles east of me . They were lined up, One then a space between them space of five hundred feet apart then the other two about two hundred feet apart all in a row. These came from the right, one flue under the second one and ended up beside the first one, as they flue directly over the steel mill. That made them one then a space then the other two. After the third one flue under the other two the formation became two then a space then the third one. The space craft that flue under the other two flue in a perfect half cercal under the other two when it made its maneuver.
I have always tolled the same story over and over the same way. Because if it is the truth . The story does not change. But if you tell a lie the story is hard to remember and is told different.
The thing that surprised me was they did not make any noise. They only looked as if they where vibrating, but later I through that they must of been spinning.
I do no know if this story of mine will help you or not.
Thank you for your time and as Carol Sagan always says " keep looking up"
John E. Davidson
fdavidson2@cogeco.ca