Chapter 6


Whether John Keel was first to note this, I cannot be certain.  He speculated, along with Jacques Vallee, the possible existence of the “superspectrum,” or a sort of Operating System (akin to that of mainframe computers) behind our world.

   Unlike other writers who considered Keel and Vallee crazy or, at least, victims of their own belief systems, I think they were on to something genuine.  Both never hesitated to voice uneasiness over their theories, nor failed to admit such findings as speculation, something many of their fellow investigators seemed incapable of doing.

   After all, religion, philosophy, even psychology, are systems of thought.  Ways to think about matters we don’t understand.  Well-educated people know this, though rarely admit as much.  As the old saying goes, it’s not what happens, but how you react to it that ultimately matters.  Another harsh truth in a world full of dogmatic nonsense.

   What strikes me about the “operating-system theory” of the universe is this:  it almost makes sense, no matter one’s religion, philosophy, etc.  Only a hardcore atheist would disagree, and God help them—ha-ha.

   For when we consider UFOs and all paranormal events, patterns emerge.  Despite the absurdity of these, the patterns persist.  Examples are not hard to find.

   Poltergeist activity, for instance, never strays from certain invariables, assuming no hoax is involved.  These start with knocking, scratching sounds, and escalate into manifestations of water and/or fire, none of which has ever severely injured anyone.  How can this be?

   No one knows, but accounts predate the Bible.  There is as much evidence that such events come from us as there is for “external” influence.  What is beyond argument is that enormous energy is involved—enough to kill.  Perhaps more important is that this never happens.  Why?  Witnesses have reported objects weighing hundreds of pounds being tossed around like paper, yet without human casualty.  What checks such violence?

   Investigators, to date, have been unable to answer this.  Is there a control-system?

   Reading the many accounts in Colin Wilson’s Poltergeist: A Study in Destructive Haunting, leads one to believe there is.

   For those against Wilson’s well-documented work, university-level efforts have been (continue to be) done.  Duke University in North Carolina, to my knowledge, was the first (overt) institution in America to study so-called psychic phenomena.  But, as we all know, the Cold War Soviets were seriously experimenting with telepathy, “remote-viewing,” and even had a subject who apparently could affect the heart-rate of frogs and humans.  For more on this refer to Nick Redfern’s and Andy Robert’s Strange Secrets: Real Government Files on the Unknown (Paraview, 2003).

   Though I cannot be certain, it is speculated that the U.S. government—notably the CIA—claims their paranormal tests led nowhere, they yet continue.  A simple ploy used by other countries to hide genuine success, akin to dismissing the reality of UFO presence.  The fact that unclassified documents exist backing these claims only underlines the seriousness (and, one assumes, reality) of official interest.


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