Ultraterrestrials are a fascinating and controversial topic in the field of ufology and paranormal research. They are hypothesized beings that are believed to come from an entirely different realm than our own.
This can be an alternative universe if there are multiverses out there, or even from a different dimension, and a reality that crisscrosses with ours.
The term ultraterrestrial was coined by John Keel, a journalist and author who investigated UFOs and other strange phenomena.
He proposed that some of the UFO sightings and encounters were not caused by extraterrestrials, but by ultraterrestrials: entities that have always existed on Earth, but are hidden from our perception most of the time.
He argued that these beings have the ability to manipulate matter and energy, as well as our minds, creating illusions and manifestations that suit their purposes.
Although the extraterrestrial hypothesis has remained predominant, the interdimensional hypothesis began to be embraced by some UFO enthusiasts. Paranormal author and UFO enthusiast John Keel recalled:
“I abandoned the extraterrestrial hypothesis in 1967 when my own field investigations disclosed an astonishing overlap between psychic phenomena and UFOs… The objects and apparitions do not necessarily originate on another planet and may not even exist as permanent constructions of matter. It is more likely that we see what we want to see and interpret such visions according to our contemporary beliefs.”
Keel was influenced by earlier writers such as Meade Layne, who claimed to be in telepathic communication with “people in the saucers” who came from an “etheric” plane of existence.
Layne suggested that, rather than representing advanced military or extraterrestrial technology, flying saucers were piloted by beings from a parallel dimension, which he called Etheria, and their “ether ships” were usually invisible but could be seen when their atomic motion became slow enough.
He further claimed that Etherians could become stranded on the terrestrial plane when their ether ships malfunctioned, and that various governments were aware of these incidents and had investigated them.
Furthermore, Layne argued that Etherians and their ether ships inspired much of earth’s mythology and religion, but that they were truly mortal beings despite having a high level of technological and spiritual advancement. He claimed that their motive in coming to the terrestrial plane of existence was to reveal their accumulated wisdom to humanity
Some proponents of the ultraterrestrial hypothesis argue that these beings are a modern manifestation of a phenomenon that has occurred throughout recorded human history, which in prior ages were ascribed to mythological or supernatural creatures such as fairies, angels, demons, djinn, etc.
They suggest that these entities have influenced human culture and religion for their own amusement or agenda.
Others suggest that ultraterrestrials are benevolent or neutral beings who are interested in observing or studying human civilization. They may also be trying to help us evolve spiritually or warn us about impending dangers.
Some even speculate that ultraterrestrials are actually our future selves or descendants who have mastered time travel and interdimensional travel.
The ultraterrestrial hypothesis is often used to explain other strange phenomena that often accompany UFO sightings, such as time discrepancies, mysterious flying creatures (e.g., Mothman), poltergeist activity (e.g., Men in Black), psychic phenomena (e.g., telepathy), synchronicities (e.g., 11:11), etc.
These phenomena may be evidence of the ultraterrestrials’ ability to manipulate reality and create anomalies for their own reasons or experiments.
The ultraterrestrial hypothesis is not widely accepted by mainstream science or ufology because it lacks empirical evidence and testable predictions. It is also criticized for being too vague and unfalsifiable because it can explain anything without providing any clear criteria for identifying ultraterrestrials or their motives.
Moreover, some critics argue that the hypothesis is based on cultural biases and assumptions that reflect human psychology rather than objective reality.
However, some researchers and enthusiasts find the hypothesis appealing because it offers a more complex and mysterious view of reality than the conventional extraterrestrial hypothesis (ETH). It also challenges our notions of space-time continuum physics logic causality identity consciousness etc.
Ultimately whether one believes in ultraterrestrials or not depends on one’s personal worldview beliefs experiences intuition imagination etc.
What do you think? Are ultraterrestrials real? If so what are they? And what do they want from us?