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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Can Aliens and God Coexist?

I woke from a dream this morning.  Or maybe it was conscious thought while still half asleep.  I dreamed that I sat before a panel of Congressmen or Senators.  Maybe it was both.  I do not know how these things work.

A wrinkled suit stuffed with a man who has eaten too many pork rinds grilled me on my experience in Gagetown, New Brunswick in 1992.  I felt like Mark Zuckerberg facing a Congressional hearing, except I was the good guy.  

The Senator asked me why I laughed at a disperaging question.  I responded, "When someone comes at me with premeditated skepticism bordering on scorn it's hard to take that person seriously."  The Senator was taken aback by my lack of respect for his vaulted position, high upon a dais as it were.

I am not one hundred percent sure why I was feeling so defensive hours before dawn this morning.  Maybe it is because there has been so much news lately about the  US Government finally taking the subject of UFOs seriously with the passing of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2022.  Section 1683 establishes an organization to address Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, even to the extent of reverse engineering associated alien technology.  Cool stuff!  Yet, there are still skeptical clods out there who want to believe conspiracy theories about UFOs being weather balloons or swamp gas.  

Or maybe my dream was based on something that happened with my youngest son yesterday.  My little guy sat in my comfy TV chair, the throne of my castle if you will, while waiting for the school bus.  He told me that a Catholic kid in his class, let us call him Jonny, told him that UFOs cannot be real because that would mean that Jesus was not "the one true God."  Wow!  Try unraveling that with a ten year old, minutes before he has to run out the door...

Can Aliens and God coexist?

I quickly devised a method for my son to disabuse his friend of this misconception.  First, I validated the notion.  I told him that this is quite a common perception.  It is the same reason UFO Investigator Luis Elizondo left the Pentagon.  He was uncovering mounds and mounds of verified data proving UFOs were real and they did not belong to any country on Earth.  But Elizondo's superiors stymied him because this evidence contradicted their religious beliefs.  They put up so many roadblocks that Elizondo felt he had a better chance of getting the word out by leaving his government job and going out into the private sector.  He was, of course, correct.

Then, I told my son that UFOs and God were not incongruent.  Even the Pope has proclaimed that intelligent aliens may exist and that does not violate the Church's teachings.  I quickly opened a new browser tab and did a search on "pope life on other planets."

The first link I clicked on was from Reuters.  It was titled, "Vatican scientist says belief in God and aliens is OK."  I explained to my son that Reuters is one of the most trusted, unbiased news sources.  All other reputable news outlets use their stories.  MSNBC and Fox News and everything in between all trust Reuters.

Vatican Chief Astronomer
Vatican Chief Astronomer Father Emmanuel Carreira

But hold on!  Vatican Scientist?  It turns out the Vatican has a Chief Astronomer.  I never knew they even had an Astronomy Coordinator, let alone a whole team of astronomers.  Oh, this raises so many questions for me.  

Why does the Vatican have so many astronomers?  There are only like 800 residents in the whole country!  Is that all they do, is look up at the skies all day?  Are they waiting for the Son of God to come back in a beam of light but, you know, while they are at it, checking out what else is out there?  Do these astronomers only do astronomy or do they also have second jobs, like maybe some of them load incense into those smoke lantern things the Bishops swing around?  They are like, "Yeah, that's all handled by the Astronomy Department - real advanced stuff,  you don't wanna mess around with the thuribles.  We got this."

I skimmed the article to cherry-pick a few talking points my son could use with little Jonny.

The Vatican’s chief astronomer says there is no conflict between believing in God and in the possibility of “extraterrestrial brothers” perhaps more evolved than humans.

Extraterrestrial brothers!  Groovy, baby.  

“In my opinion this possibility (of life on other planets) exists,” said Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes, a 45-year-old Jesuit priest who is head of the Vatican Observatory and a scientific adviser to Pope Benedict.

Good stuff there, although it was an older article and the current pope seems to have appointed a new Chief Astronomer.  

I then moved on to an article by the Catholic News Agency (CNA).  Surely, this was another source of information that would not cause conflict with Jonny's fragile sensibilities.  You have to take these things lightly with kids.  My son runs with the Jocknerds.  They are all really smart and can tackle these tough issues but they are also athletes with perhaps a touch too much confidence in their own physical and intellectual capabilities, for their own good.

The CNA article was titled, "Do aliens exist? Pope Francis tackles this (and other things) in new interview."  This ought to be good.  Let us get a quote for Jonny about the current Pope's take on aliens.

"Honestly I wouldn't know how to answer," the Pope replied, explaining that while scientific knowledge has until now excluded the possibility of other thinking beings in the universe, "until America was discovered we thought it didn't exist, and instead it existed."

"But in every case I think that we should stick to what the scientists tell us..."

Well, there you have it, folks.  Even the Pope believes in Science.  If he can get on board with this, why is Academia ignoring UFOs?  That is a whole other ball of wax.

I still was not satisfied with my search results.  I wanted to arm my son with the killer retort, something that would not put him at odds with his schoolmate but would rather allow the two to form some consensus without going against the other kid's religious teachings - I would not want someone evangelizing against my religion with my kid and also, I am friends with Jonny's parents and they are good people.  I did not want to start anything with them.

Can Aliens and God Coexist?
"Martians, right? Green, with that long nose and big ears."

I went with the less-is-more approach this time and searched, "pope aliens."  The search turned up more about, "the Pope's astronomer."

He agreed with me that the Catholic intellectual tradition would have absolutely zero problem with the idea of intelligent life — that is, substances of a rational nature (the classic definition of a “person” in my field) — on other planets. 

But when asked in a later, more in-depth interview on these topics if he would be willing to baptize an alien, he said, “Only if she asked.”

A Time Magazine article expands on this.

[Pope Francis says,] “If—for example—tomorrow an expedition of Martians came, and some of them came to us, here… Martians, right? Green, with that long nose and big ears, just like children paint them… And one says, ‘But I want to be baptized!’ What would happen?”

Section 1683
The Pope's Martian?

Long noses and big ears?  What kind of aliens is the Pope chilling with?  I do not think he and I consume the same science fiction.  Maybe he grew up on The Flintstones and does not have Netflix.  He probably has more important Popey things to do than to spend time on secular entertainment.  The Beatles never did a show at The Vatican, for example - probably because there was that thing between John and Jesus - people burned records, it got ugly.

Beatles Jesus
Burning Beatles Records.  Yay!!!
(I'll repurchase this on 8-track in five years.
Then on casette.
Then on CD.
Then on mp3.
Then on Spotify.)

I saw the Little Bus go by the house which meant the big bus would be coming in about thirty seconds.  I knew I needed to wrap things up quickly.  I told my son to ask little Jonny, "Why can't aliens and Jesus coexist?  Why does one obviate the existence of the other?  Why can't Jesus be a god on other planets too?"  The Pope and his Chief Astronomer seem to think all this is possible.  Why is Jonny disagreeing with the Pope?

I heard the familiar turbo diesel engine wheezing from the stop sign down the street.  "Bus is coming," I said.  My son got up, put on his backpack and headed for the door.  "A coat!  Put on a coat!  It's freezing out!"  He grabbed a coat off the coatrack and tucked it under his arm and ran out for the bus.

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Thank you for reading and keep an eye on the sky.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Science Challenge

A challenge was issued to the Scientific Community to figure out how UFOs are able to hover and glide effortlessly without any means of propulsion.  That was in 2018.  Things have changed and since that time there has been more activity in the UFO Community than any time in history.  However, most of that activity has been focused on the subject of Disclosure or getting government entities to share what they know.

Indeed, there has been great progress on Disclosure.  Yet, humanity is no closer to solving the mysteries behind alien technology than it was three years ago.  So here I am, on the third anniversary of The Marceau Contest, reissuing the challenge and sweetening the deal.

Science Challenge

Contest is probably not the best term.  Nobody ever seems to win a contest.  I just got done watching Squid Game with my kids - DO NOT WATCH SQUID GAME WITH YOUR KIDS.  Spoiler Alert!  It is dark and brutal.  But it was the kids' idea and I did not know what it was about until half of the contestants were dead.  From there, we had to see what was going to happen.  The point is, for 455 of those contestants it would seem that nobody ever wins contests.

Maybe Marceau Challenge is better than Marceau Contest.  Call it what you like, Earth has a problem and we need our most brilliant minds to solve it.  Recently, the US Government acknowledged that there are Unidentified Arial Phenomena entering American-controlled airspace with impunity.  These UAPs are not American, not Russian, and not Chinese, according to the government UFO report.  Presumably, they are also not any of our allies, because who would do that to us?  Well, maybe France.  France has always marched to the beat of a different chef.  But probably not.

At any rate, the US government acknowledges there are what they call UAPs that are truly unidentified - lots of them.  By process of elimination, even the greatest UFO skeptic among us is beginning to come around to accept the notion that UFOs are probably not of this Earth.  If they are not of this Earth then by definition they are alien.

Once one comes around to accept the concept that we are being visited by alien spacecraft, many of the eye-witness accounts, my UFO sighting included, begin to sound much more plausible - as if my good word was not enough.  Word.

If stories of spaceships hovering silently above the trees are to believed we have to question how that is possible.  The small-minded debunker would say this violates what we know of physics, therefore it is impossible, therefore all the eye-witnesses and everyone who worked on the government report are all wrong.  

To the curious mind, however, this then begs the question of, how do they do it?  How are UFOs or UAPs or whatever you want to call them, able to hover silently above the trees?  How are they able to sit there without creating any kind of downwash on the treetops?  How are they able to defy gravity so effortlessly?

I have proposed many times that when a UFO hovers over the trees perhaps it is not defying gravity at all.  Perhaps it is in fact attracting gravity from a greater source!  I admit, it is a far-out concept.  But then, so was heliocentrism at one time.  

Science Challenge
The Earth revolves around the Sun? Blasphemy!

Here on Earth there would seem to be no greater source of gravity than that which is created by Earth itself.  But then, we all learned in Third Grade Science that the sun's gravity is actually much stronger.  This is what keeps our planet and the 7-12 other planets (depending on what year it is when you read this) revolving around it.  Earth's gravity only seems stronger because the pull of gravity is relative to one's proximity.  If you could stand on the Sun without being vaporized, Earth's gravity would be imperceptible.  Or would it?

Since the Sun's gravity is much stronger than Earth's, should people on Earth not feel the Sun's pull on some level?  Are we so far from the Sun that its gravity has no effect on our planet?  Clearly, that is not the case or else Earth would stop revolving around the sun and fly off into space.  The Sun's gravity is strong enough to keep our entire planet in line.  Could it not also have the strength to attract objects on this planet?

Given Relative Proximity, Earth's gravity will counteract the Sun's and prevent us all from flying off and getting sucked into the Sun.  But what if we had a way to lock on to the Sun's gravity?  Could we harness it somehow to let it pull us towards it?  Why not?  No, really, why not?

If theoretically that were possible (prove me wrong), then why not do it with other stars?  The Sun is a star like any others.  It just happens to be close enough to feel its heat.  But it possesses the same properties as any other star.  Why can we not lock onto the gravity of a distant star and let it pull us towards it?

Well, you may say, a distant star is too far away for its gravity to be felt on Earth.  Really?  We can see the star.  Its light made it here.  Why not its gravity?  If any amount of a star's light can make it here it is feasible that some amount of its gravity can make it here.  If any amount of a star's gravity can make it here, why can we not isolate it and measure it?  If we can measure it, perhaps we can utilize it.

Marceau Contest

With all this in mind, here is the challenge:  Previously I had asked for Science (whoever that is) to prove my Gravity Attraction hypothesis.  Perhaps that is asking too much.  So I am now amending the Marceau Contest.  Let us start smaller.  Can we feel a distant star's gravity?  Can it be measured here on Earth?  I am not talking about the Timescale Technique which is more of an observation of how a star affects its more immediate surroundings.  I am talking about right here on Earth.  Is there any way to isolate and measure the gravitational pull from a star other than the Sun?

Hogwash, you say.  How could we possibly feel the effects of some object out in space?  Fair enough.  What about our Moon?  The Moon's gravitational pull is only 17% of Earth's.  Yet, it is able to shift entire oceans around, creating the daily tides here on Earth.  Try carrying four gallon jugs (15 liters) around for ten minutes and see how strenuous that gets.  Now imagine the force it would take to move the contents of our largest ocean, the Pacific.  It holds 171 million cubic miles (714 cubic kilometers) of water.  The Moon moves this every day.

Clearly, the effects of an object in space can be felt here on Earth.  If the Moon's gravity can affect our tides so visibly, perhaps there is some method to detect, isolate, and measure the effects of a distant star's gravity here on Earth.  That is my new challenge.  Phase I of The Marceau Contest is now to be the first to isolate and measure the effects of a distant star's gravity here on Earth.  Like the Moon's pull on our oceans, what effects does a star have on our planet?  That is Step One towards being able to lock on and utilize that gravity to perhaps counteract Earth's gravity in an aircraft.

In addition to making The Marceau Contest easier to win, I am also increasing the reward for winning.  In the past, the prize was one dollar, a package of Archway molasses cookies, a box of Ring Dings, or a pizza made by yours truly.  I cannot imagine why any one of those awesome prizes was not enough to get a curious mind to drop everything and get to work on my challenge.  Nevertheless, this year I will continue to offer those prizes to the person or team which is the first to isolate and measure the effects of a distant star's gravity here on Earth.  In addition, I will also offer something very special.

In order to come up with a better prize I had to enlist some help.  As I sat at my desk scratching my head I shouted out to my kids, "What's a good prize for winning a science competition?"  One kid suggested a million dollars.  But that is just silly.  Who would do this for the money?  Then, one of my kids suggested, "One of those cheap trophies that says, 'Science' on it."  Brilliant!

Marceau Contest
You Did It!

So, there it is.  Be the first person or team to isolate and measure the effects of a distant star's gravity on Earth and I will give you your choice of one US dollar, a package of Archway molasses cookies, or a box of Ring Dings, PLUS one of those cheap trophies that says, "Science" on it.  Now, drop everything and get on this.

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Thank you for reading and keep an eye on the sky.

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Three years of Writing

Three years ago on September 24, 2018, I started a blog.  This first post was a simple narration of how and why I got into UFOlogy, titled Post One.  I have discussed my story many times on this blog, other people's podcasts, and History Channel's Unidentified so I will not go into that now.  What is significant about that post was that it was a pivot point for me and perhaps by extension for the UFO Community.  As this blog approaches 300,000 views, I can say the world is much different than it was three years ago.

I posted blog articles every day that first week.  I wrote about my pending 15 Minutes of Fame.  I wrote about one of the biggest Charlatans in UFOlogy at the time in I'm Not Steven Greer.  I wrote a simple blurb about how a friend had continuously encouraged me to come forward with my story in Why am I doing This?  I wrapped up that first week discussing the competing terms UAP versus UFO.

David Marceau Blog

David Marceau's Blog

Since that first week of writing, my 15 Minutes of Fame has thankfully come and gone, for the most part.  It peaked when my episode of Unidentified premiered nearly two years later.  Friends and family congratulated me on finally getting my experience publicized.  I was then featured on That UFO Podcast, Punk Rock and UFOs, and numerous online forum posts.  Things got quiet for a while until recently when I was contacted by Reddit's UFO Believers podcast, The Singularity Lab, and finally Podcast UFO.  I suppose it will continue like this indefinitely, waxing and waning periodically.  That is fine.  I do not want to be famous but I am comfortable discussing my encounter.

charlatan Mick West

Moving on to Steven Greer - we do not hear as much about this joker lately as we did three years ago.  It makes me wonder if it is because people are on to him and are not giving him as much oxygen as previously or if it is because he has bilked unfortunate "Believers" out of enough money and can retire now.  I wonder if he ever feels guilty about that.  

Maybe we do not hear as much about Steven Greer these days because he has been supplaced by an even bigger charlatan Mick West.  This is a guy who bills himself as a "Debunker" or someone who tries to dispel conspiracy theories.  However, he comes at the subject with the forgone conclusion that all UFO sightings are lies or mistakes.  He attempts to prove his points using a combination of pseudoscience and re-enactments akin to parlor tricks, thereby making him a purveyor of conspiracy theories himself, as it were.  Irony is fun!

I am still good friends with the guy who urged me to come forward with my story.  I have referred to him as "G-Man" in several articles.  These days he urges me to buy NFTs like Save The Martians.  I sold one that made me a 750% profit and paid for all the others I bought so it was not bad advice.

Save The Martians
Save the Martians

The UAP versus UFO debate rages on, three years later.  The US Government continues to propagate the term UAP while people in the UFO Community seem OK with keeping the old term alive.  Me too, I prefer UFO, generally speaking.  When I talk about my own sighting I use "alien space ship" because that was what it was.  It was not "unidentified" it was indeed identified as something humans were incapable of building.  That sighting was nearly 30 years ago and we still cannot replicate most of the technology that ship exhibited.

One subject I did not write about during that first week was what the government was doing about alien visitations.  This was probably because, as far as I knew, they were doing nothing.  Since then, there have been some new developments.  In June of 2020, US Senator Marco Rubio and others on the Senate Intelligence Committee began demanding answers to questions, questions which regarded national security.  Are we being visited?  If so, by whom?  Is someone penetrating US airspace using technology which far surpasses anything in the US arsenal?

Finally, three decades after I first asked myself the question, "Why does nobody in the government care about UFOs," someone was taking notice.  About a month after Rubio announced his investigation was under way, my episode of Unidentified aired.  I texted the show's host former AATIP Director at the Pentagon, Lue Elizondo to let him know I enjoyed the episode, especially seeing my incident being discussed by him and Chris Mellon.  That was all I had ever hoped for by going public, to get my information into the hands of people who could do something with it.  Lue texted back, "And you are making a difference! People in D.C. are watching!"  Awesome.

A year later, the Senate released the results of their investigation in a UFO Report.  Most of the report was classified and it included the classic and ridiculous mention of balloons being mistaken for at least one sighting.  (That one may have legitimately been a balloon, for once.)  But still, there were a lot of questions the investigation could not answer.  They could not say that UFOs are Russian or Chinese.  They could not rule out extraterrestrial origins, either.  That was a step in the right direction.  Just having an open and honest discussion without giggling was a step in the right direction.

Did I have anything to do with that?  I would like to think so, though I am not taking credit by any means.  I would say the folks involved with the Nimitz Encounter do deserve a lot of credit, as do the team at To The Stars Academy, Tom DeLonge, Lue Elizondo, Chris Mellon, etc.  But still, I smile a little when I think I may have helped in some small part.

UFO Sighting in Gagetown

Three years...  I could not have imagined how those years would have gone.  I cannot imagine how the next three will go.  But I am setting the course today.  I now have about 55,000 words written in my memoires.  The story will, of course, feature my UFO Sighting in Gagetown.  I cannot wait to finish it.  Stay tuned...

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If you have seen an alien spaceship or any type of unidentified flying object (UFO) contact me using the Contact form at the bottom of this page.  You may remain anonymous if you want.  I will not ridicule you or try to tell you why you are wrong.  I get it, I saw one too.

Thank you for reading and keep an eye on the sky.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021

David Marceau 2021

I updated my Twitter profile picture recently and since then no one recognizes me because I grew my hair out during the COVID Lockdown and have kept it that way.  I realized it was time for a new blog post.  It has been a couple months.

David Marceau 2021
Hello me, it's me

Today's article is an opportunity to get my readers caught up with what has been going on with me over the past few months.  I have been busy, so busy I was unable to write about my thoughts on the big UFO Report that came out in June, amongst other things.  That day, I was beginning a family road trip cross-country.  For the following four weeks I would be unable to do much of anything other than drive and sight-see.

I will list a few details of the trip at the end of this article.  Pictures are available at David Marceau on Instagram.  In a nutshell, we drove 10,000 miles over the course of four weeks, crossed through twenty states (six of them twice), visited a dozen National Parks and ten museums.  My car needed three oil changes, two washes, and a new windshield.  It was a tremendous amount of fun and we created memories the kids will have for a lifetime.  But it was exhausting.  I needed to rest for a week when I got back.

After that, I spent the rest of the summer catching up on work, cleaning and doing some projects around the house, and I began my most earnest attempt at writing a book.  Between the trip and the book writing, that has been my whole summer and that is why I have not updated this blog in so long.

The book is centered around my UFO Sighting in 1992.  That event only lasted 5-7 minutes but I could have focused on that brief time for a hundred pages.  I am not doing that, though.  Instead, I am starting out writing about my childhood and all the events which led up to how I ended up in Gagetown where I encountered the UFO, and everything which affected how I reacted to this experience.  Later in the book I will write about the time after the sighting and what led up to me being in the place I am now in as a member of the UFO Community.

Right now I am still in the beginning stages of a rough draft.  As of this writing I have about 40,000 words written.  Once I have completed detailing the facts I will go back through and rewrite everything into the nicest prose I know how to write.  I hope people find it interesting and a pleasure to read.  Either way, the book needs to be written.

I mentioned in a recent interview that I had embarked on this writing project, and someone criticized me on Reddit for "trying to make a buck" off of my experience.  Well, that really is not the point.  If writing the book helps pay a few bills I will not argue with the publisher about it.  But the real reason for writing it is because I see my experience now as a matter of historical significance.  It is important to document what happened before the memories fade.

Indeed, the memories are fading.  Prior to my appearance on Unidentified the memories of my encounter seemed permanently etched in my mind.  After nearly three decades I still got emotional when I told the story, reliving the trauma of the terror I experienced.  But each time I told the story, the trauma subsided.  Each blog article I wrote allowed me to focus on minute details.  Each subsequent interview I did provided therapy.  Now, I have mostly recovered.  I no longer re-experience the event when I talk about it.  The downside of that is it is getting harder to see the event in my mind's eye.  I need to write it down before it is gone forever.

In conjunction with this effort I have agreed to do some new interviews after a year of declining them.  I recently appeared on The UFO Believer's podcast and Michael Mataluni's The Singularity Lab.  Tonight (August 31, 2021) I will be Live with Martin Willis.  Part of why I am doing this is to tacitly mention the book.  A bigger reason, though, is more of a public service.

Throughout all the years that I held on to my "open secret" (my closest friends and family knew about my sighting) I was unable to admit I was traumatized by it.  I was more plagued by the thought that, "I can't be the only person this has happened to," even though I knew of no other similar encounters.  I was not involved with the UFO Community.  I had never heard of #UFOTwitter.  I knew there must be others out there but did not know for sure.

Now that it is clear I am indeed not the only person who has had an experience like mine, now that the US Government has admitted they do not know what UFOs are and where they come from, now that I have mostly overcome the trauma of my experience, I want to help others to do the same.  I had thought for a while that I could do that by interviewing other experiencers, allowing them to air their stories.  That was part of the reason for starting this blog three years ago.  But there are dozens of other guys doing the same thing - a bunch of them have interviewed me.

A quarter million page-views later, rather than trying to compete with the Mini-Mike Douglasses of the world, I think it is better to simply focus on setting the stage for people to step forward.  I do not care if they share their story with me or anyone else (though a surprising number of people have spoken to or emailed me confidentially).  All I really care about is fostering the atmosphere for people to feel comfortable stepping out of the shadows.  I want to help destigmatize the subject of UFOs and alien visitations.

The way I will do this is simply by being myself.  I am not someone who saw something because I "believe in UFOs."  I write and talk about UFOs because I saw one up close.  Other than that, I am just a regular guy.  I have been married to one woman for fifteen years.  I have three wonderful children.  I own a small business.  I have many friends and several really good friends.  I am involved with my community.  I do volunteer work.  I take the family to religious services from time to time.  

I do not have all sorts of paranormal experiences.  I do not believe in Bigfoot or El Chupacabra.  I do not believe Consciousness affects aliens or anything else.  I am rooted in Science.

Other than the fact that I grew my hair long in 2020 and I ski over twenty days a year, I am not much different from anyone else.  I just happened to have had a close encounter with a UFO one time.  Perhaps you did too.  Or you know someone who did and you promised not to tell anyone.  I am here to tell you it is not a big deal.  Your friends will still be your friends.  Your status in the community will not diminish.  Some people will talk but those people talk about everyone - they are already talking about you, whether you know it or not.  Forget them.

That will be my life's mission from here out until society has reached the point where discussing UFO encounters is as mundane as discussing the weather.  Most of that effort will likely be via this blog.  But these posts may be few and far between as I focus my creative energy on writing the book over the next few months.  In the meantime, I will be accepting more interviews in hopes that I will reach the people who need to hear what I have to say.

And now, here are some more details on that cross-country trip:

We drove from Ridgefield, Connecticut to the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, back through Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, and home to Connecticut.

Devils Tower

Major cities included, Cleveland, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Albuquerque, Phoenix, San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Buffalo.

We saw Steamtown, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, The Football Hall of Fame, The Air Force Museum, The Gateway Arch, Wonders of Wildlife, The Cowboy Museum, Prairie Dog Town, Carlsbad Caverns, The UFO Museum (more on that in a future article), The Rattlesnake Museum, The Grand Canyon, The Musical Instrument Museum, the beach at Coronado Island, The San Diego Zoo, a Padres game, The Korean Friendship Bell, The Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Pacific Coast Highway, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Warf, San Francisco's Chinatown, The Contemporary Jewish Museum, The Legion of Honor Museum, Muir Woods, The Redwood Forest, skied Mt. Hood, The Oregon Trail, The Seattle Space Needle, The Chihuly Garden and Glass, Pike's Place, The Nez Perce Indian Nation, Yellowstone, The Cody Rodeo, Devils Tower, Mount Rushmore, The Crazy Horse Memorial, and Niagara Falls.

Grand Canyon

We ate some great steaks in Oklahoma City, some of the best Mexican food we've ever had in Carlsbad, NM, surprisingly good sushi in Flaggstaff, AZ, In-n-Out burgers four times, Bubble/Boba Tea several times, Chicago Pizza in Chicago, and Buffalo Wings in Buffalo.  We even went to Applebee's so the kids could have some perspective on how good everything else was.

Pictures are available at David Marceau on Instagram.

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Thank you for reading and keep an eye on the sky.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Are Aliens just messing with Us?

When I was a kid I had a cat.  I am really a dog person but my dad brought home this kitten when I was probably a single digit age.  We called her Puzzum Kitty.  Do not judge me, I did not name her.  And really, is any other cat name any better?  Mittens?  Snuggums?  Walter?

Puzzum was not intended to be my cat per se.  She just took a liking to me and slept on my bed every night.  Maybe it was because I fed her.  When I was in college I once slept in a girl's bed because she made me dinner.  So I get it, Puzzum.

Are Aliens just messing with Us?
Are Aliens just messing with Us?

What was interesting about having a cat, for me, was the "Cat and Mouse" games she would play with other animals out around the yard.  If she caught a mouse or a mole, for example, she would not kill it - at least not intentionally.  Instead, she would pick it up with both front paws and toss it in the air.  Then she would bat the mouse with her paw like she was hitting a baseball.  The dazed rodent would hit the ground, shake its furry little head, and take off running.  I would too!  Then Puzzum would pounce on the creature and repeat the whole process.

Naturally, this got me thinking about aliens.  

My last article posed the question, "Is Disclosure Coming from Aliens?"  I never really answered the question (though I will address it again in an upcoming article - stay tuned...) because I could not get past the Why.  Why would aliens care whether we acknowledge their presence or not?  Then I remembered Puzzum Kitty.

To a mouse, Puzzum displayed similar qualities to a UFO.  She would swoop down out of nowhere, hover effortlessly over her prey, and draw the creatures up inside her mouth.  She would then perform strange acts on her subjects which the rodents could not understand.  It must have been painful for these small creatures, as many UFO abductees have reported their experiences to be.  In the end, Puzzum may have released the animals in a random place near where she found them but not quite at the same location.  Then she would zip off into the space above the grass at incredible speeds (to a mouse), never to be seen again.  

Which brings me back to the Why.  Why did Puzzum Kitty play these games with tiny rodents?  That question is easy to answer - because she could.  This was a fun game for my cat to play.  She was a far superior being to the mice and did not care one bit about them.  She just wanted to have some fun at their expense.  She was just messing with them.  This then begs the question:

Are Aliens just messing with Us?

If I were an alien (cue the Fiddler on the Roof music) I might enjoy visiting the planets of lesser beings, like those found on Earth, and having some fun with them.  I would not be a cruel or inhumane alien, mostly.  But I would not have the same concern for humans as I do for my alien buddies.

Most people would do the same.  Nay, you say?  "I could never do something like that!"  Yes you could.  At some point, nearly everyone has crouched down over the ground to observe an ant mound.  One will swoop in out of nowhere, like a UFO, and silently hovered over the mound.  An ant may find itself pulled from its habitat, allowed to walk along the surface of your arm, and then flicked away like a booger.  When the observer grows bored of watching the ants, he may step on the ant mound and crush it.  Why?  No good reason.  Because it was there.

Some of us will grow out of this behavior.  Eventually, most people learn to feel empathy even for the tiniest creatures.  We come to value life of all forms - except spiders.  All spiders can die, as far as I am concerned.  But ants - I have no beef with them.  They can live and I will not disrupt their cities.  (For a deeper dive on this, read my article We are like Ants to Them.)

Playing God with lesser creatures seems to be in our DNA.  My children are wonderful, sensitive, people who value others' feelings and who have never killed another animal.  But they will catch them and play with them!  

We have a large pond on our property.  The kids have caught countless frogs and toads.  They try not to hurt the animals.  They hold the frogs.  They may place the frogs in a kiddie pool and watch them swim around.  When they have had their fun they let their froggies go.  They may simply place the frog on the ground and let it hop away or they may carry it to the pond, the same way some alien abductees describe being magically transported to and from their homes, even through walls.  Why did this happen to the frogs?  No reason.   The kids were just playing with the frogs.

The kids and I will catch fish in the pond that we do not intend to eat.  We are not cruel to the fish (notwithstanding the hook through the lip).  When the fish comes out of the water it may seem like an alien abduction to the fish, assuming fish have the level of consciousness to grasp such a concept.  Then the hook is carefully removed and the fish is returned to the pond before it asphyxiates.  Why?  Because we can.  It is fun to hook a fish and pull it out of the water.  People all over the world love fishing.  It is awesome!

Once, my daughter caught a beautiful brown trout in the Connecticut River.  She put a leash on it (a chain through the gills) and "walked" it in the water, like walking a dog.  She was little and did not think about the consequences of this.  I made her release it because I thought it might be uncomfortable for the fish, to say the least.  But to her, at a young and na├»ve age, it was fun to walk her fishy.

We also have a "humane trap" for pesky varmints that cause trouble.  If a raccoon learns to knock off the bricks we keep on top of our garbage can lids and get in the garbage, that little trouble-maker will need to, "take a ride."  Now, when I was a kid, "take a ride" meant my dad was going to shoot the animal and toss its carcass in the woods.  But today, we are more civilized than my redneck roots would belie.  Instead of killing an animal that is just looking for a meal, we may trap the filthy little trash bandit in a cage and release it elsewhere.

Mick West
Filthy Little Trash Bandit

That is what the trap is supposed to be for.  In practice, the trap is another children's toy for kids on the fringe of Suburbia and  Country Living.  Raccoons and possums tend to get caught in there most often.  They are not harmed in any way, though it probably really freaks them out.  After the animal is discovered in the trap the kids will observe it like little scientists.  They may try to feed it.  They may gently push a stick through the openings in the cage and watch the critter viciously attack the stick.  It is great fun.  When they grow tired of playing with this pet, they will place the cage on the stone wall with the opening facing the woods and release the animal into the forest while standing behind the safety of the stone barrier.

Why do the children do this?  Because they can.  Again, they are wonderfully kind and loving people who would never intentionally harm anything they did not then intend to eat (with the exception of catch & release fish).  But they will capture these pestilent beasts from time to time, just to check them out and play with them.

There are many other examples I could iterate through.  But I believe I have made my point.  Humans like to mess around with what we consider (perhaps subconsciously) lesser beings.  Ants, frogs, fish, raccoons, it does not matter what it is.  If we can catch it and play with it, we will, especially at a younger age.

Clearly, the analogy is, perhaps aliens are doing the same with us.  Anyone who can get from there to here (wherever there is) would consider us Earthan creatures to be lesser beings.  We would hope they would mean us no harm, and so far it appears that way because surely they could have wiped out all of humanity by now if they wanted to, just the same as a human can step on an ant mound.  But that does not stop them from messing around with us.

In relation to the concept of Disclosure, aliens may be in charge of this subject to the extent that it does not matter to them if we accept them or not.  I would not care if the fish in my pond believe in me.  My children make no attempt to establish diplomatic relations with frogs.  We will not follow a raccoon back to its den to share our technology with them.  That would be ridiculous!

I am in charge of Human Disclosure with ants, frogs, fish, and raccoons.  But I am neither for nor against the concept.  I doubt any of these animals could have any kind of benefit to me.  I could not trade with them.  They are of no value to me other than to maintain the food chain.  I could care less either way if they acknowledge my existence.  And yet, I hold all the cards.

Aliens are likely in the same position.  Could aliens make Contact?  Sure!  Could aliens force government Disclosure?  Absolutely!  Could aliens establish diplomatic relations with humans, share their technology, and trade with us?  Naturally!  Would any of those things ever happen?  I doubt it.  We do not do it with animals, why should aliens do it with us?

Our visitors from other planets hold all the cards in the Disclosure department.  They could do whatever they want.  Their choice seems to be to observe and to play with us like we would do to any other lesser wild animal.  Aliens are just messing with us.  Do not count on them to intentionally cause Disclosure.

A boy and his cat
Puzzum Sleeping on my Bed

When Puzzum Kitty's playtoy arrived safely back in his burrow, presumably, the other mice would never believe his story.  They would be like, "Oh yeah?  Did you get a picture of this [muffled laughter] Puzzum Kitty?"  The other mice would all laugh hysterically.  Then the reviled debunker, Micky Mouse West, would tell him, "In the five seconds since you announced this I have concluded an investigation into the incident.  Perhaps you saw something but since I am unable to wrap my tiny noggin around this concept of a 'cat' I command you to believe that what you saw was not actually a Kitty Cat.  It was in fact a top secret test rodent."  All the other mice would turn and stare at Micky Mouse West in silence.  In the distance a car comes screeching to a halt.  Crunching metal and shattering glass is heard.  There is an explosion.  Then everyone goes back to what they were doing.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Is Disclosure Coming from Aliens?

Recently, I saw a question posed on a UAP discussion group I follow.  A member named Chris posted, 

"I hear a lot of people talk about disclosure but sometimes I wonder if the real disclosure does not come from UAPs and possibly aliens or their AI?

I mean, if UAPs are in fact ET tech, maybe they are just initiating contact progressively. In other words, they are disclosing their presence to us in a step by step way."

Interesting concept.  Let us explore this.

Are Aliens Driving Disclosure?

The term Disclosure is baited with all sorts baggage.  Conspiracy Theorists and their pseudo-science Debunker counterparts look at the concept of Disclosure as marking a moment in time.  It will be the pivotal point when some sort of announcement by The Government (whoever that is) ushers the world from not believing in UFOs to having a clear-headed awareness that we are not alone.  

Level-headed people see Disclosure as more of a process than an event.  The pending Senate Report on UAPs is evidence of that.  There is acknowledgement that there are things flying around in our airspace that the government knows about but cannot identify.  But they will not go so far as to announce that it is alien technology.

In related news, I drank a black, bitter, caffeinated beverage that I could not identify, this morning.  I will not go so far as to announce that it was coffee, though.

In my interview with Luis Elizondo in the fall of 2020 Lue stated:

"I think [Disclosure is] happening.  I think you're already seeing me having the ability to have a discussion that just even a year ago I couldn't have... It's happening now.  Again, this is a process, it's not an event.  People have to understand you have to have patience.  We only made it this far because we're running a marathon.  This isn't a sprint."

Disclosure is Happening

If Disclosure is indeed under way who is driving it?  Most people would say it is the major Influencers in the UFO Community, popular #UFOTwitter members like UFO Jesus and Ryan Sprague and Luis Elizondo himself.  I would add-in the collective force of everyone who follows and contributes to UFO news.  It is all of us.

Still, the question keeps popping up.  I asked Lue a similar question, "Who is driving the Disclosure process?"  I told him that some folks think it is aliens.  I expected Lue to laugh off the question and move on to more rational topics.  But he was ready with a response.  I wrote:

Lue likened the belief that humans are not in control of Disclosure to forces beyond our control which influence us, like the weather.  "Is it possible there's something out there that is influencing us?  Well we know the environment sure as hell does.  It's not purposely trying to hurt us or influence us but it does."  

Could there be other forces out there trying to interfere with us?  "Sure, but you have to have the evidence to back that up."

At the time, I left the question with the response Lue provided and did not revisit it.  I was satisfied with the notion that it is probably not the case that aliens are driving Disclosure but if someone has some evidence, bring it on.

Certainly, I offer no evidence of this.  Even my own UFO encounter is evidenced solely by mine and Mike's eye-witness testimony.  But what I can offer is thought - a What if?  What if aliens were driving Disclosure?

It seems the first question one would have to ask prior to answering the What if is, Why?  Why would aliens want to drive this process?  The answer to that would have to be because they want the people of Earth to know they are here, right?  

OK, but then why not just make the proverbial landing on the White House lawn?  Certainly, anyone who can get from there to here (wherever there is) would have the ability to do this without being shot down by fighter jets.  Maybe they have tried that in the past on other planets and all hell broke loose.  In that case they would know from experience that even if they can evade our defenses that landing on the White House lawn, or in Red Square for that matter, would be perceived as a provocative action, one which may instigate retaliation.  It would shame us and we would never forget it.  We would have to get back at them, vengeful little beasts that we are.

Imagine you just moved into a new house.  You want to meet your new neighbors.  Your options are, 

  1. Bring them a gift like a pie or a bottle of wine, or
  2. Kick the door down and yell, "We're here, biaches!"  

Option A would probably leave a better, lasting impression.

Another option aliens may consider is to take over our airwaves and make an announcement.  Surely, a society which has mastered the ability to manipulate the fabric of gravity and spacetime would have no problem commandeering our TV/Radio airwaves.  But what if humans found them grotesque to look at?  If they all looked like big hairy spiders, for example, most Earthan people would demand we immediately squash these disgusting creatures.  (Of course, we would probably be as ugly to them as they were to us, word.)

So, if aliens wanted us to know they were here they might try some covert operation to bring about a softer form of Disclosure than bursting in like Yosemite Sam.  That makes sense.  But again, why?  

We're here!  Where all the Earth girls at?

Why would aliens want us to know they are here?

  • Aliens can gain financially from us
  • Aliens see us as a threat to them
  • Aliens see us as a threat to ourselves

In How Would we Trade with Aliens economist, Dr. John Glascock, discussed trading with aliens, with me.  Glascock seemed convinced that aliens have nothing to gain from interacting with us.  Anyone who could get from there to here could produce anything they wanted without any raw materials simply by modifying the structure of any atoms, for example.  I want to believe that is not the case but I have a lot of respect for Dr. Glascock and know he is probably right.

Dr. Glascock on Interplanetary Trade

If aliens have nothing to gain financially from interacting with us why else would they?  

If they saw us as a threat to them they may want to put a leash on us.  But they have not done that, so far.  US, Russian, and other advanced defense manufacturers keep churning out bigger and badder weapons and our governments keep buying them.

If they saw us as a threat to ourselves they may want to help us but, like I wrote in the Frog Corollary, they do not seem to care.  I actually prayed, Greer-style, that aliens would heal me when I had cancer a couple years ago.  But they did not.  For the record, a hot-shot surgeon with a remote controlled laser beam took care of me.

Really, when it comes down to it, there are no good reasons for aliens to make contact with us.  They would be much better off observing us like the wild zoo animals we are and staying in their safari UFOs.

So, could aliens be driving Disclosure?  OK, sure, why not?  But why would they?

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