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UFOs and Fairy Tales

Sunday, March 11, 2018 11:58
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Those of you familiar with fairy tales (from the Grimm brothers, Hans Christian Andersen, even Oscar Wilde, et al.) know that most are about the search for something and the finding of it or loss of it.
Brit David Clarke, the eminent folklorist, is one of the few ufologists who has cachet when it comes to the fairy tale/folklore aspect of UFOs.
But that’s not exactly what I’m settling in with here.
This posting concerns those who’ve taken on the chore of examining UFOs for a solution to the evanescent enigma.
UFO buffs who assume the “duty” of investigating UFOs via their sighting reports often (usually?) go from sighting (report) to sighting (report) hoping to find a clue to the obsessive (for them) mystery.
But like wayward bees or hummingbirds, these “ufologists” skim the sightings (reports) looking at and examining the obvious, the explanation hidden by detail or non-blatancy.
I and others have placed a plethora of sightings where the explanation (of UFOs) lie in plain sight, but compulsed UFO buffs are too antsy and facile to see the explanation.
They, like their fairy tale counterparts, miss the explanation, because it is surrounded by adornments added by witnesses or intrinsic to the mystery’s modus operandi as delineated by such astute UFO investigators as Spanish researcher Jose Antonio Caravaca.
For example, here’s an excerpt from Andersen’s Little Ida’s Flowers [1835]:
“Oh yes,” said the student “whenever they like, for they can fly. Have you not seen those beautiful red, white, and yellow butterflies, that look like flowers? They were flowers once. They have flown off their stalks into the air, and flap their leaves as if they were little wings to make them fly. Then, if they behave well, they obtain permission to fly about during the day, instead of being obliged to sit still on their stems at home, and so in time their leaves become real wings. It may be, however, that the flowers in the Botanical Gardens have never been to the king’s palace, and, therefore, they know nothing of the merry doings at night, which take place there. I will tell you what to do, and the botanical professor, who lives close by here, will be so surprised. You know him very well, do you not? Well, next time you go into his garden, you must tell one of the flowers that there is going to be a grand ball at the castle, then that flower will tell all the others, and they will fly away to the castle as soon as possible. And when the professor walks into his garden, there will not be a single flower left. How he will wonder what has become of them!”
So what would a ufologist get from that?
That flowers fly and consist of many colors and that Ida’s professor friend will wonder what became of them.
But the essential points (details) that should be examined carefully are that the flowers need permission to fly and that they communicate with each other.
In UFO sightings (reports), researchers should wonder if UFOs communicate among themselves or need permission from elsewhere (a mother ship) in order to proceed.
Such details are subliminal in reports or not perceived but they are, perhaps, keys to what UFOs are, or their source,
Other details may be worthy of investigation. One has to look through the dross for the sub rosa.
When I read the countless alleged UFO sightings in Rosales’ humanoid series, or Redfern’s listing of obscure UFO sightings or Aubeck’s catalog of ancient sightings, I’m looking for those minute aspects that appear in other accounts, often blurred by the sensational.
There are a number of books relevant to fairy tales that may be useful for UFO investigators. One is the often besmirched The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales by Bruno Bettelheim.
Fairy tales are actually more meaningful as an opening to UFO sightings/reports than SciFi fiction which itself are technological fairy tales after all.
RR – The UFO Iconoclast(s)


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