Monday, 13 February 2012

Ghosts's videos: Are they real?

Never before has there been as many available supposedly real videos of ghosts and poltergeists as today. However, it's also true that never before have effects and camera tricks been so easily produced. Is it possible to find anything true in the polemical world of paranormal videos?

The paranormal image's fraud was virtually born along with photography. It's possible to find thousands of obviously homemade montages on the web, which date from the 19th Century and early 20th and simulate apparitions, ectoplasm’s emissions and even dancing fairies. As expected, all the paraphernalia of tricks have improved over time and adapted for the film industry. Technology has made it possible for many of the supposedly strange phenomena to look real. 

There's of course a desire to believing that sometimes leads us into collective delusions, while many people take advantage of our tendency to look for transcendental answers. Either out of sheer fun or self- profit, these people display their material with no regard for the great damage they may eventually cause.

On the one hand, apocryphal videos and other related frauds have a detrimental effect on gullible minds with poor analytical skills which, as a matter of fact, religions have historically taken advantage of.
On the other hand, they interfere in serious research by garbling those few videos and photos that should at least be given the benefit of the doubt.

Chasing after a myth? 

We're somewhat inclined to think that, in our world, the existence of ghosts and related phenomena is highly unlikely. Still, we've heard unsettling stories from people we have no reason to distrust. Consequently, when we think about it, we always leave some room for doubt.

In addition, of the vast collection of videos and pictures found on the web, only very few are worthy of attention, not only by the material itself, but also by its origins or reliable source.
This subject is more slippery and trickier than the UFO phenomenon, whose plausibility more easily relies on logic. Anyway, our poor old ghosts, who used to populate the tales and stories of all times, now occupy but an inch of the overly subdivided land of reason. Together with fairies and pixies, they’ve become fringe elements of modern mystery.

Thus, in order to explain their existence we have to conjure up all sorts of incredible metaphysical arguments, and yet we try to remain open-minded towards them.
There might be a slight chance that past manifested itself in the present, or that beings from other dimensions came into ours; and there might be an even odder chance that someone was able to film some of these phenomena.
On an optimistic view, this could be the origin of the four or five seemingly real videos found on the web.

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

The Universe and the Mind

The mind seems to be the only biological element that works at an immaterial level. It’s a very sophisticated system capable of storing and interrelating data in order to conceive ideas. Being of an abstract nature, this information escapes the laws of physics. Some experiences suggest that the mind projects itself through the brain and that it could be on a level different from the perceptible reality.

Universe itself seems to base both its cohesion and its entropy on two elements of an unknown nature, which are also alien to everyday reality: dark matter and dark energy. 
The first one makes it possible for matter to hold together and avoid disintegration in space; the second brings about just the opposite and according to some theories it will eventually cause all the existing things' scattering or drifting into uncharted space.
Unlike the above-mentioned elements, the mind is of an intangible nature and manifests in this dimension through the brain but, is it placed in it?

Biologist Rupert Sheldrake suggests that the brain may be a receiver of data from a dimension that is different from the physical one.  Naturally, the receiver might get damaged and be unable to receive the information correctly, and still the source of information wouldn't be affected. On the other hand, today we know that all that seems to exist is inextricably linked. Separation of matter, or rather different concentrations of energy are perceived only at a certain scale.

Nowadays American scientists are drawing a complex three-dimensional map of the universe from the images obtained by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopy Survey carried on at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico. Results give evidence of a wholly interlinked universe.

Clusters of galaxies are joined together forming an intricate network similar to the nervous system’s one. From afar, this structure is perceived as a compact unit. The universe seems to be a massive body of pure energy, made up of matter and the elements that hold it together.  

 A universal mind 

Other studies suggest that quantum particles share information among themselves in such a way that all the existing things make up a large body of data and energy. In short, the structure of nature follows certain patterns sent out over time to give consistent results.  At a biological level, this is fascinating because the information transmitted incorporates continuous variables that modify the genetic code and allow radical structural changes over time. Not only does this make it possible for living organisms to evolve, but it implies that matter receives and processes information from its environment as well, making all the necessary changes in its structure in order to adapt to it.

After putting these ideas and pieces of information together, we may think that perhaps there is a universal mind we share by means of sending and receiving information through the brain. Deeper into this concept, perhaps ourselves as beings are not only in the third dimension. Therefore, our presence in the here and now mightn’t be but the projection of a multidimensional entity manifesting through matter in one of its many aspects. It might even be the universe itself under the guise of different individual units. 
After all, it is totally real that we are interstellar dust wondering about our true nature and destiny, while at least some galaxies and stars are dealing with these same issues at this very moment.

The human network 

There's an increasingly marked tendency among humans to use a collective and global database. Its clearest evidence is the Internet, whose structure makes it possible to build a definite profile of humanity as a distinct entity. Information is transmitted on such a huge scale that it is pushing drastic and irreversible sociocultural changes. Such overwhelming a phenomenon is causing traditional power centres' mass manipulation methods to crumble.

Collective delusion, perfected since the end of the 19th century to sustain inequitable economic and military structures, has begun to sink under the weight of scientific evidence of its failure. Proof of the obsolescence and the irrelevance of the lucrative and consumerist society as a means of social welfare is resonating around the world. The same applies to nationalism, religious dogmatism and all the other forms of ism which favour minorities. In addition to the Internet, we believe that another paradigmatic connection is becoming evident among men and women of the Earth. We believe that this nexus has always existed, but thanks to technology It has more than ever spread and shaped the zeitgeist. In this sense, we’ve seen how different people in different parts of the planet conceive similar ideas and find amazing coincidences when they communicate. The core reason for this may lay on quantum phenomena as part of the above-described universe’s behaviour.  On the other hand, provided that the human race manages to give a great evolutionary leap from all these phenomena, it would totally conform to the behaviour patterns of any colony of living organisms that simply modify their structures to increase their chances of survival as far as possible.

Furthermore, these changes might be a reflection of certain cosmic events facilitated by the transmission of information through the universal mind.  

In conclusion, our unceasing search for answers might lead us to find out that, beyond ourselves, our mind is part of a vast self-aware reality whose components are closely interlinked. A spark of energy which ranges over all the possibilities.

Tuesday, 8 November 2011

The Unifiers

Many eons from the sun's death and the extinction of the planetary system, descendants of humans were tall, translucent and brilliant creatures. Their colonies spread through at least seven dimensions with explored events' trajectories. The point in space where former humans were predators had long gone. Creatures resulting from their evolution modified their genes and atomic structure. Now their subsistence depended on stellar energy and their main goal was the unification of all the conscious beings.
They also tried to fix the outcome of the primitive past, so they decided to create intelligent lizards -who had extinguished by revenge of human ancestors-, with their own genetic material.
To spare these lizards their old suffering, they designed less aggressive, more sensitive and emotionally complex reptiles, which populated new worlds where they collaborated in brotherhood with the new humans. 
They also restored many races and helped others along their evolution and well-being.
Each civilization also received the overarching book which described the primordial light.
After accomplishing all that in a vast area of the universe new humans would leave matter and their minds would unify as a single creative force.

Going on our imaginative science fiction's account, we'd reach further in space and time. This short piece of writing explores the limits of idealization. It also tells about the success of the most noble feelings, channelled into the commitment of a future civilisation that is practically unthinkable in the primitive present. Power of creation and destruction is inherent to us and maybe some day we'll decide to become "massive creation weapons".

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Human attack: the curse of the planets

A swarm of bioships suddenly shows up, darkening the skies. Reptiles -all sick and worn eyes- stare in confusion.
The hideous spacecrafts, similar to the ancient cetaceans that once inhabited the seas of the Earth, take positions. A harrowing noise, like that of the strident trumpets played at wars thousand years ago, fills the air. The spaceships start aiming their deadly rays towards the reptilian population, who desperately run away, filled with terror and wrath, two of the very few emotions they can feel. Soon, it all turns blood, dismemberment, explosion. The impoverished and decadent reptilian planet is going to be mercilessly destroyed in no time. A reptilian leader contacts another. Both wonder who could be attacking them in such a ruthless and unexpected way.
An old advisor knows the answer: "humans, those who our ancestors created to their service and solace in the days when our race was a predator and warrior one, before we lost it all".
One of the leaders points out that those things had happened in a different and faraway space-time. Besides, he adds, as a result of such tyranny, the Earth ended on the verge of massive extinction.
"That's irrelevant", the advisor replied, "they're human, they don't forget nor forgive. They survive in extreme conditions and learn quickly. You may confine and torture them; you may make them lose their minds, but they will always manage to survive and get what they want. They're as creative as destructive. They love and hate and, what's more, they share part of their genes with us, though combined with other unknown and inexplicable ones.
Surely after this massacre many of them will devote themselves to poetry or other art forms. It's even likely that survivors, if there's any, be adopted as pets. They might even use our heads as emblems and bear some of our names. They might like our meat and preserve some of us for breeding. Then, they might sell our body parts in shops, decorated with pictures of happy and humanised reptilian faces. In spite of their omnivorous teeth, few predators are as voracious and refined as them. Our ancestors made the monster that is about to devour us".

This brief tale, freely and imaginatively done, depicts a distant future where humans become ruthless invaders. We've always been afraid of possible alien invasions. Our films show the most frightening alien monsters devastating the Earth. Reptiles, insects, molluscs, etc. come to our planet wether to destroy or enslave us.
However, have we known any crueller creature than ourselves? Our reptilian brain interacts with our limbic system and neocortex, thus creating an odd complexity that could be very dangerous in every corner of the universe.
The most terrifying interplanetary predator may be in the mirror.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Beliefs and dogmatic approaches in the realm of mystery

There are certainly many universes and uncountable dimensions of reality where both the things we’ve ever imagined and those we’ve never dreamt of exist. After detecting the smallest particle of what we call "matter", we realised that it doesn’t exist as such and all that holds and sustains it is of quite an unknown nature. Therefore, mystery will always outgrow our scarce and modest knowledge, which, though far from negligible, must be necessarily kept in the fragile container of humility.

This beautiful situation moves us to pursue the arcane of knowledge and beyond. Because, rather than pinpointing the existence of things, our issue is to find out how to reach them and determine the connections between them and us as both individuals and species. Furthermore, this premise, in the well-aired environment of an open and receptive mind, has been the key-tool of all the great discoverers throughout history. Most of all we hold that human mind should be free in every sense. Dismissing dogma and absolute truths of any kind, this wonderful tool enables us to find out the true preciousness of existence. Even religious people can be proud of these attributes, because if God do exist, it has created them with a free, continually evolving, analytical, restless, inquisitive and profound mind. Perhaps in its image.

Sectarian views

In the realm of mystery, as in every area of human activity, there have emerged undesirable limitations derived from processes which collided with our freedom of thought.
We've known about some researchers who used to be rational, unbiased and probing and eventually fell prey to inflexibility and dogmatism.
On the other hand, some people's messianic zeal has lured others into a world of self-imposed intellectual precepts and privations. Some have even founded sects while others, though not having founded them, have planted sectarian ideas in their followers.

We think as well that some researchers have fallen prey to ungrounded beliefs out of desperation. Perhaps they were cornered by the lack of evidence and connection between the phenomena they were researching about, thus feeling the urge to "listen to their hearts". The point is that we all seek answers, first, to our frail condition as mortals, and then, to our apparently isolated intellectual capacity as an alien species.
Furthermore, our mental structure and logical thinking make us try to explain everything according to their own mechanisms. However, only a small portion of reality can be explained this way. Whenever we are incapable of fully understanding this, we will choke on our own anthropocentric haze.

The spiritual quest

The same reasons lead some ordinary people to follow spiritual leaders and researchers to bend their research's course. However, only spiritual seekers usually appear as self-centered, while most followers, acolytes and believers choose certain religion or doctrine according to their personal need for solutions. In contrast, for the greatest and truest spiritual quests there is no compensation or reward. The main reason for this is that the spiritual titans have taken a definitive and fundamental step: they have renounced to their individual "self", knowing that they wouldn't earn anything for them in such a hard process.
Sectarian leaders are personifications of the human ego at its most recalcitrant and negative. They certainly deny anything which opposes their personal revelations and knowledge; things they think to have acquired in their capacity as the chosen ones by some deity or brotherhood of superior beings. A free mind will easily spot this kind of people. It simply will ask uncomfortable questions and put forth fringe arguments to the imposed dogma. Surely this will irritate those so-called masters more than anything else.

We don't believe, we do research

The above comes from facts we've verified in the Internet and other mass media. 
We're astonished witnesses of disseminated categorical affirmations about the most striking things by people who can't stand even the slightest disagreement. Even if we knew anything about unimaginable things we'd try to explain them in a subtler way and only after having found out enough. Provided this wasn't possible we'd ease our suspicious minds and invite to pondering and researching.

As it may be inferred from our previous articles, we think that the official media and press don't tell us the whole truth. We encourage to questioning and finding out rather than believing. Let's keep ourselves away from the dogmatic sceptical and the "enlightened masters"' lasso. The fact is that human beings are of a free kind and don't want to be enslaved. If we go deep enough into our true nature certainly we'll find out this is our essence's main element.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Faster than the Speed of Light?

Scientists from CERN (European Organisation for Nuclear Research) discovered, within the framework of OPERA (Oscillation Project with Emulsion-tRacking Apparatus), a type of particles called neutrinos which appear to travel faster than the speed of light. Provided that this is proved, it will revolutionise the scientific world and our perception of the universe.

This news might be the most relevant of the last few millennia. Moreover, it might wholly or partially debunk Albert Einstein's theory and even make it possible to send information to the past. However, it has barely headlined in the media.

The announcement was made after conducting 16,000 tests where neutrinos travelled faster than 299,792 km per second. Even so, scientists responsible for the project have counselled caution and asked the scientific community for support to carry out new experiments whether to back or refute their claims.

Imagination commands!

Many Sci-Fi writers have speculated about this possibility that nowadays is likely to become reality. Travelling faster than the speed of light would be exciting due largely to its potential for building a bridge to the past, with all that it implies. Furthermore, we would be able to move to and fro the space-time line, perhaps not physically but as virtual information units.

Not only is this a big moment for scientists but also for artists and dreamers, since the latter have always predicted discoveries and achievements in mysterious ways. Could it be possible that they receive information from the future?

Sunday, 9 October 2011

Alien contact

From George Adamski to the present, there have been many people who affirm to have had direct contact with creatures from outer space.
Adamski was the pioneer of this trend. After him there came more or less original variants, most of them aligned with similar basic principles. Those who claim to have had contact with aliens also use to claim that they received a message for humankind, mostly in the form of catastrophic warnings about the dangerous course our civilisation has taken and its likely outcome.

The religious factor

After Adamski, Eugenio Siracusa, Giorgio Bongiovani, Sixto Paz and other alien-contacted people have gradually added to their experiences elements from the Christian cosmogony. They also identify contacted aliens as the ancient biblical angels -divine agents to the Lord of the Universe and servants of Jesus and Mary.

After these great leaders of the alien contact -which since then was of a spiritual nature-, thousands of people in the world affirmed to have had similar enlightening experiences. We have even known some of them in person.

Trying to remain respectful to those people’s claims and at the same time faithful to our rational approach, we have to admit our suspicions about such phenomenon. We don’t intend to categorise anyone as liars or storytellers, but we still have the right to query their claims.

Lack of evidence

Alien contact has lacked factual evidence to support its actuality ever since the first recorded experience. In addition, for visitors from outer space proving that they are aliens would be as easy as showing us extraterrestrial material or technology we hadn’t heard of before. They might show contacted people evidence as to the accuracy of the string theory or whether gravitons exist. Both questions keep scientists up at night and proving them would radically revolutionise human knowledge.

On the other hand, assuming that aliens want to give a message to humanity, there are more effective ways than tormenting poor individuals in the middle of the night, blinding them with lights and special effects. With their advanced technology, extraterrestrial visitors could easily make use of international T.V. or radio networks to let us know their concerns and prove that they are real.
They could visit every city to talk directly with its citizens. They could stop all wars, feed all the hungry people, unmask all the corrupt systems etc. Thus, the phenomenon would be undeniable. Their message would be so powerful that everybody would be talking only about it.

Another worrying question is the irrefutable legitimacy of the Judaeo-Christian set of beliefs by the supposed aliens. Though deliberately avoiding polemical details, it’s worth mentioning that the history of both Christianity and the Catholic Church has been shaped throughout centuries by subsequent contributions that were initially derived from the syncretic tendency of the Roman Empire, who claimed credit for the idea. These contributions went on in the Middle Ages and later.

How is it possible that a decision made by an emperor or a pope to their own benefit is considered a universal truth? What about Buddhists, Shinto, Hindus and followers of other religions? Do they belong to a different universe?

Evidence on production

Those who are supposedly in touch with aliens show self-written material that they affirm to have received by means of mental channelling, which in turn is utterly ineffective to prove what they say. They also arrange appointments with lights in the sky so that others can see them. Unfortunately, this might be only a trick employing, for instance, luminous dummy aircrafts remotely operated from somewhere on the ground. Other people state to have subcutaneous implants, many of which, upon analysis, have proved to be of a terrestrial origin. In other words, there is no factual evidence of this phenomenon.


We don’t deny the existence of alien contact nor do we doubt anybody’s words. However, as humans we understand and accept things according to our nature. If anybody wants to tell us anything, he will have to adapt his message to our mental capacities and structures. For the time being this hasn’t happened, so the message remains unclear, which is absolutely appalling, since things seem to worsen and some help wouldn’t come amiss.