Sunday, January 16, 2011
This post should give you the ideal example of what this blog is about. If you're new here, read this whole post and when you're done, you'll know if we're a match made in heaven:
I admit I was thrilled when a couple seasons ago “Destination Truth” rushed to Chile to look at some mines that were supposedly inhabited by little alien creatures and the strange lights seen around the area. They did have some interesting occurrences involving lights and the possible finding of a chicken skeleton wrapped in cloth (sans its head) which was probably some miner's lunch--surely they bury their scraps rather than litter the cave?
I’m interested in Chile because it has the largest copper mines in the world. It is also part of the world that has an enormous amount of UFO sightings. Whether mining and aliens go hand-in-hand, I can’t prove, but I do think there is definitely a connection. I also can’t say if they’re UFO lights or they’re spooklights created by the awesome earth composition there. There are also poor mining conditions in which mercury enters the drinking water of people in the area and can cause all kinds of illnesses including; nervousness, anxiety, fearfulness, irritability and lots of other neurological issues. There is a strange mix of conditions in this part of the world that are intriguing and beg for theorizing.
An article about the supposed Chilean alien baby above was found here. The story is that in 2002, a vacationing family came across this little creature that was just under 3” long. Apparently, a child found it under the bushes, wrapped it up in paper and it the thing lived for 8 days, sometimes opening its eyes. For now, the family keeps the little mummified “thing” in their own keeping. There’s talk of having it tested but it doesn’t seem like this is going anywhere.
Chile is not the only reporter of little aliens. Mexico has them too.
This (above) was supposedly captured alive by a Mexican Farmer. It was covered on the Monsterquest episode about Flying Humanoids (one of my favorite TV documentary episodes ever). I couldn't help noticing how this Mexican alien creature resembled an ancient creature I stumbled serendipitously (don’t I always have this syndrome?) upon an interesting article on unexplained-mysteries. It was the picture of the skeleton of an algeripithecus from 50 million years ago that caught my attention. (below)
Its present-day relative is the lemur found only in Madagascar and the Comoro Islands. Do you notice how the skeleton and the lemur seem very similar to the supposed Mexican alien baby (photo above)? When I saw the skeleton and heard of the algeripithecus’s size (3 oz and could fit into your hand), I couldn’t help wondering…smart locals in Mexico making a really cool hoax using the skeleton from an ancient creature for reference or perhaps an actual still-living ancestor?
More than likely it's a skinned monkey.
Now, I’m about the last person to buy into online hooey or urban legends or any other kind of suspicious story, but I do enjoy conjecture and theories. Sometimes, when these sorts of stories end up being hoaxes, they do prove an important event.
How is that possible?
They make us stop and study something logically, rationally, critically, and then when we have moments of doubt, we consider what we would do if this thing truly was real.
I don’t mind that kind of mental exercise. It’s precisely why I study hauntings and the theories behind them. They keep my skills up because even when I’m debunking, I ask myself “if I can’t find out what caused this and I come to believe it’s truly unexplainable, what is it? What do I do with it?”
What can we determine from this unusual case? Well, for me, it’s that alien babies are way cool! I have to admit a fascination with the concept. I can’t quite figure out why this happens south of the border only, but I do hope to find out if such cases have occurred anywhere else in the world and if those places also contain heavy mining activity or rich geology.
If this is a mental exercise in “what would I do if…” then, my logical mind says, if this not a hoax, then this is an earthly life form, perhaps a cave dwelling creature or an animal being mistaken.
Why am I doubtful this thing is a real alien from space? Jeez, about a thousand reasons, but the ultimate one would be basic commonsense:
Take humans for instance. We have thumbs that make us able to create things with our hands. Our ability to walk upright makes us able to cover ground while holding a weapon in our hands. Our advanced cranial capacity gives us powers unlike any other creatures we come up against; the ability to reason and plot. So, our very physiology; intelligence and brawn and dexterity make us ideal to build machinery, manufacture and turn dreams into realities.
Take a group of great apes; lots of brawn, not a lot of intelligence. They have learned to exploit their power and social order, but do not possess the intelligence to design a car to drive themselves out of dwindling mountain forests.
Now, if a group of aliens are tiny and delicate but highly intelligent, they will not be dexterous enough or mighty enough to manufacture metals and build ships and such. Their advanced cranium; however might make them do all they can with their minds whether it is spiritual, intellectual, philosophical. They are not of the "I fly from here to there" realm of possibilities because their very physical structure makes it very less likely they were building pyramids and manufacturing metal structures like the powerful human competitors. It's natural to work with what you have, and these little land-dwelling shrimps do not have brawn.
If you look at our society as an example, it's apparent early in school that those who are attractive build up social skills, those who are smart join the math club and those who are strong join the football team. You do not often see a not so bright doctor (although I believe I met a few of them in military health care in my youth), nor do you often see a scrawny nerd with an IQ of 150 working in a rock quarry. We work with what we have. If we simply look at these supposedly frail aliens, the idea that they ever used their brawn to learn to manufacture metals and build ships or even could withstand our gravity is a rather absurd assumption.
I might have just rained on the alien parade, but just because you have new knowledge that disputes something doesn't mean you just ruined a concept. If we believed the world was flat and found out it was round, it might disappoint some, but for others they see the excitement in that. How does this round world work? If I keep going, will I come back to point A? What are the physics of this new world? When you put one concept to rest, you open a million more.
Now, we know what it isn't, but what it is remains a vast territory.
I am constantly trying to remind the paranormal research world of this concept. Leaving your mind open makes there be even more wonder. If you don't understand human physiology, the body is an amazing thing. If, however, you understand that the ear is shaped like a shell to pick up sound waves and make us able to hear better, the human body has lost its mystery but is now a miraculous thing.
That is the perspective I strive for on this blog and in my theories. I want to open you mind and spin your head around 360 degrees. Yeah, this is kinda like The Exorcist, but without the vomit--I hope!
My blog is always thought provoking, with a touch of humor because I think knowledge should not come at the cost of the ability to laugh at oneself, and if you keep on following me here, you'll discover that what I've done in this post is very similar to my books, "Was That a Ghost?" and "Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories (Desert Edition)" on Kindle and Nook.
If you like it, stick around. If you don't get it, I refer you to GH fan sites. If you don't learn something here, I'm not doing my job. If I don't make you question things, I've failed. If I didn't make you chuckle now and then or smile, then I haven't done my duty as a hostess.
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I also do goofy horror quizzes, have a sidekick ventriloquist doll named Dale the Doll who often writes posts. I make silly videos including ones that take you on the Arizona roads with me as I explore. I have a series called Mind Fuck Tuesday where I throw out a crazy theory and let y'all chew on it. I have to tell you, I am lighthearted, but I'm also very serious about the subject matter and very driven to learn more and expand the field.
As well, I am an author and you will find my books in the paranormal field on the sidebar. "Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories (Desert Edition)" involved going to 12 abandoned sites in the desert where I did psychic reads of a moment in time in the past and wrote about them and Julie from Above-The-Norm: Bizarre Arizona photographed them. My own book "Was That a Ghost?" helps people to answer the question if something they encountered was paranormal or not. It is filled with deep insights in the field of paranormal as well as practical skills that help you in all aspects of our life. You will be amazed to see how much it covers. Upcoming are "From Fledgling to Full-Fledged Psychic" to help the regular person who has some intuitive abilities to go a bit further and exercise that muscle. "Spirit Vessels: Why Some Buildings Are Haunted" will explain the conditions that exist to make ideal haunted buildings.
I like to always be a considerate hostess, a bit of sunshine and a heavy thinker about the field of paranormal. This blog has a little of this and a little of that and it all adds up to my take in the field. Hope I infect you with my enthusiasm. It's a disease we need to spread in the paranormal community.