In the course of fieldwork sky-watchers, both in contact teams and by themselves, have observed bizarre visual displays of what appear to be shooting stars. These sightings are anomalous because ordinary meteors do not change direction in flight, do zigzags, fly upwards or even straight horizontally. I have suggested that these events might be part of the creation of illusion by non-human intelligence and can be categorized as part of a radical schema that I call the “Virtual Experience Hypothesis.”
In my judgment some of these visual displays use a kind of holographic type technology. Some observers when viewing the same section of sky see “shooting stars” while others do not. If we reject the notion that this is merely an example of “inter observer variation” we can entertain more exciting possibilities. This would include the idea that such images as meteors and even structured craft are being projected directly into an individual witness’ neuro-sensory apparatus “But what would be the purpose of “hoaxing” meteor displays?
I believe that the purposes of contact work, following protocols in a group setting while in the field, are numerous. Having people working together in a team and correlating their findings in a supportive environment might be some kind of collective intelligence test for humanity.
UFO intelligence might be teaching us a lesson about illusion as a way of getting us to "think outside the box." They show us what on the surface looks like prosaic happenings. One might ask, "Shooting stars, what's the big deal?" But then at times they demonstrate that these shooting stars displays are linked to human consciousness.
I experienced this is very dramatic terms in November of 1994 when doing fieldwork in Joshua Tree National Monument. While camping out in the “back country” at the base of Queen Mountain my co-worker saw three stereotypical shooting star displays. He described each as being identical in terms of location in the sky, brightness, length of its trail, angle of descent and color. I on the other hand while viewing the same section of sky saw nothing. To our astonishment when my fellow contact worker asked that I be shown what he had just seen, not once but three times in a row we saw the identical “shooting star” visual display that reportedly matched his triad of sightings just moments before.
Why would a non-human intelligence associated with the flying saucer phenomenon stage such encounters? Perhaps this is an exercise helping us understand the bigger questions that have to do with the nature of reality.
In my opinion they are not giving us simple ready-made explanations as to why they do what they do. My guess is that this is a way to challenge us to think through the implications of their mental technology. In other words giving us the opportunity to figure it out for ourselves.
From the narratives of many contact experiencers, it seems like UFO Intelligence is promoting certain spiritual beliefs of established wisdom traditions. In both Zen and Hinduism much of the teachings relate to the concept of Maya, illusion. By showing us that things are not what they appear to be, this might be a way of providing a kind of “hands on” spiritual teaching. They are showing us how they create illusion as a way of encouraging us to see beyond illusion.
We are also being given a chance not only to think outside of the box, but also to learn perhaps that contact is not always about us. Those that are forever projecting human hostility on the alleged ETs, respond to the “Virtual Experience” mechanisms as but another confirmation of "ET deceptiveness." In my opinion the statement that,” They create illusion to deceive us" often comes from those that can't imagine that the so-called "aliens" might as physical beings need to project illusions as a way of protecting themselves. After all a holographic visual display of a flying saucer can’t be shot down thus killing its crew.
I am actually suggesting that UFO intelligence might want us to go through these kinds of discussions as a way to determine if we are truly ready for more open contact. If the contact drama unfolding on a planetary scale is only about us, reflecting a kind of infantile self-centeredness, what are the chances that we will be able to successfully be part of what is perhaps a larger spiritually evolved galactic community?
What if they are trying to teach us that something is "real" even when it is not "physical?" In other words they are giving us an example of how crucial mental phenomenon is to understanding the meaning of contact. And I am not referring to back engineering their propulsion systems to build better weapons. I am referring to the necessary realization of the importance of interconnectedness that exists on the mental level between all intelligent conscious life in the universe. Or is that too much to ask of a human civilization that seems hell bent on self-destruction? Joseph Burkes