In close encounters with UFOs, the mind of the witness is used (tuned) by an "agent external" and unknown, "making" many of the elements that appear on the scene, not only unconscious material related to science fiction (movies, comics, etc.) but even professions, studies, and other daily values that may be represented in the experience.
In fact, the experience is oneiric [dream-like] and seems to be a mental phenomenon very similar in behavior and functioning to alleged "close encounters.”
Therefore we should look into this question, searching for parallels between the two phenomena: close encounters and dream content.
The role of the external agent is to regulate, control and develop the patterns induced (an alien visitation) and not allow the elements added by the witness to get out of control in a disorderly manner and become grossly inconsistent as in dreams.
But the constant evidence of absurd components, that disconcert ufologists -- experiences with the alleged "aliens" -- suggests that the "similarity" with dreams is more than reasonable.
The components are distinct, original phenomena however.
Here is an example:
In the Autumn or Winter of 1952, the British engineer Harry Mallard, 32, who worked for a company, Reostatic British in South Africa, was driving his car along a road near the Drakenstein mountains (about 40km from Cape Town). At about 23:15 pm, he observed a "man" emerging from the darkness, signaling him to stop. The "strange passerby" asked if Mallard had water because he urgently needed some as he had had a little accident. Mallard said they were near a small river and offered to take him in his car. The "man" spoke in rarified English as a teacher might. When they reached the creek, they cleaned up an oil can and filled it with water. Then the "man" told Mallard to take him back to the same place where Mallard found him. When they arrived, Mallard saw a dark area about 100 meters from the road. It was a strange object 15 meters in diameter and 4 meters high (shaped like a disk).
|The UFO seen by the witness|
Light was observed at its bottom. The "man" invited Mallard to go up and in, where Mallard entered a bright room (although he did not see source of the light, thinking perhaps from it came from the walls). The room had leather chairs like a living room, and many rectangular windows with rounded corners (although the light did not go outside). There were also three "men," almost identical to his companion, attending to another individual who was lying down and appeared injured. Mallard said they should go to town and get a doctor, but the "man" categorically refused. He said he had had an accident when entering the atmosphere, and a window was broken (although Mallard did not observe any broken window). The individuals all were of the same height: 1.50 or 1.60 meters. Their features were completely normal, except for the hair, which was gray, and identical on the five “men.” Mallard's interlocutor was portly and older, wearing a beige lab coat with the appearance of a scientist.
|The humanoid-like scientists|
The "man" gave the can with water to his peers, but did not allow Mallard to approach them.
The "man" then asked if Mallard wanted to know something about them. The engineer immediately asked about the functioning of the ship. Mallard was taken to the center of the room where there were eight levers, similar to those used on the railroad, arranged in two rows, and one meter in height with a table behind them.
|The "controls" Spaceship|
The "man" told Mallard that they operated the craft with these levers. Mallard asked about the engines. The "man" told him the engines worked with another system (without motors). The mysterious "man" told him they overcame gravity with the help of a "heavy liquid" which circulated throughout the ship, inside tubes, creating an "electromagnetic effect.” This created a "liquid magnet" which could override the force of gravity, all controlled by the rudimentary levers. He also said they did not use any method of navigation, traveling by sight (as one does in boats or cars).
Asked about his provenance, the “man” declined to clarify their origin and only said that they came from the stars. Mallard, worried about the injured crew member, insisted that he should go get a doctor but, again, the "man" refused and took him to the outside of the object. The experience lasted about 45 minutes. The next day, inevstigators found four footprints in the area. (Source J.J. Benítez. "El hombre que susurraba a los "ummitas". 2007 ; J. J. Benítez "El Mundo de los OVNIs" 1980)
CLOSE ENCOUNTER BETWEEN SCIENTISTS
In this incident we see an engineer having a close encounter with "colleagues" -- scientists from outer space, with robes and gray hair and the appearance of scientists.
At the beginning of the experience, using the archetype of the "road accident", and asking for water, the entrance of the "actors" is produced through a recognizable action assimilated by the psyche of the witness (roadside assistance). Then inside the “craft,” our witness is told that to control the spaceship, the “men” do not use any innovative method (unknown, or futuristic) for the time-frame -- the decade of the 50s (computer touch, voice control, et cetera). But instead, they use an antiquated, crude method by manually operating several levers:
These levers are suspiciously similar to those used on railways, which can be seen at times in the windows of the railroad station, just like those windows that Mallard himself saw in the device.
|More examples of unconscious material that can be used in the elaboration of this encounter|
Even the picture that Mallard drew of the UFO resembles a train car with the windows rectangular:
Mallard's other sketches of what he saw:
In addition, the arrangement of the chairs around the perimeter, inside the UFO, recalls a waiting room of a train station or airport.
Can it be a coincidence that an engineer in instrumentation finds such levers inside of a UFO?
In addition, the crew of the UFO, just wanted to talk about engines and levers (related to the profession of control), and would not, for example, talk about the place of origin of the spacecraft.
Again it is found that the facts and circumstances surrounding the close encounter with a UFO are influenced by the psyche of the witness. And not quite understandable, the crew of the spacecraft, indicated that their method of navigating through infinite space was by sight, without any navigation system or automatic control, such as computers or even maps, let alone the function of an "automatic pilot.” Thus it is evident that the construction of the experience is based, in the mind of the witness which provides information that is only partially distorted.
The very "reality" and "knowledge" of the witness, this time, did not use symbols of science fiction from the unconscious.
The crew of the UFO were presented as "colleagues" or scientists in trouble, to a terrestrial engineer.
JOSE ANTONIO CARAV@CA