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and the Interdimensional Hypothesis UFOs AND THE INTERDIMENSIONAL
HYPOTHESIS By Scott Corrales
In 1994, a number of European UFO researchers and authors met at
the Santo Espíritu del Monte monastery in the Andalusian city of
Valencia, Spain. Many of them couldn't help feeling like
conspirators plotting the overthrow of an unreasonable political
regime: they had gathered at this retreat for the purpose of
furthering an alternative approach for the study of the UFO
phenomenon. Admittedly, this was hardly innovative, but it was their
intention to officialize their intention as a declaration, much in
the same manner of those patriots who met in Philadelphia in 1776.
The Project Delphos Manifesto, as it would come to be known,
hoped to promote among its signatories the adherence to a single
line of research aimed at proving that a considerable number of UFO
sightings were of an interdimensional or paraphysical nature --
directly the opposite to the tenets of the ETH or Extraterrestrial
The initiative was spearheaded by French investigator Pierre
Delaval, whose group, the Comission d'Etudes Ouranos, has long
championed the belief that mankind has long been under the scrutiny
of a non-human intelligence from another dimension or level of
existence; Spain's Pedro Valverde and Ramón Navía, co-sponsors of
the initiative, expressed the belief that "an extraplanetary force
interferes in human affairs and with human minds, thwarting natural
evolution since the beginning of time."
Project Delphos intended to go farther than any other research
initiative ever had before, setting for itself the almost impossible
goal of discovering the manner in which non-human intelligences had
evolved on their respective dimensions and how it was possible for
them to affect our own physical reality. In order to achieve this, a
number of multiple fronts would have to be opened -- everything
ranging from psychotronics to channeling -- in the hopes that "the
invisible might be made visible," as stated by the organizers. But
the use of these tried methods (albeit questionable) would not
suffice for these purposes. It would be necessary to develop a new
generation of technological devices capable of assisting in the
detection of all manner of alterations (electromagnetic, thermal,
etc.) which would assist in the physical detection of the
Ramón Valverde summarized it thus: "an intelligence that needs a
certain mental activity and a support-vehicle-body that isn't
necessarily a dense physical structure [...] these intelligent
creatures have taken advantage of our need to believe in something
greater than ourselves, and our belief in a spiritual level, in
order to usurp its functions. If we manage to understand their
goals, it may be possible to avoid being manipulated by them."
The Ten Commandments of Project Delphos
1. The UFO phenomenon is partially or wholly alien to the problem
of extraterrestrial life, to which it has been associated almost
always. 2. Many manifestations of the UFO phenomenon enter the realm
of the paraphysical, a level whose highly-subjective nature can
elude conventional scientific analysis.
3. Large networks of researchers in both America and Europe have
managed to gather enough information to prove that many of the
phenomena classified as UFO belong to the realm of the paraphysical.
4. There is a sufficiently abundant case history of phenomena
that can be classified today as UFOs, and which constitute a
protohistory of the phenomenon within the framework of ancient
mythologies and the origin of religions which have become
institutionalized in the present.
5. These manifestations are merely one of the multiple facets of
a plane of existence or hidden universe, alien to our material
world, that is subject to the laws of space-time.
6. Their interference in human affairs must be inserted within
the context of a real occult conspiracy, possibly aimed toward a new
7. It can be concluded that the UFO phenomenon and other
unexplained manifestations occur within the parameters of a vast
plan of deception.
8. It can be concluded that this plot or conspiracy has
interfered, and continues to interfere with, humanity's normal
evolution and that of our psychic ability by means of trivializing
the occult in a strategy essentially aimed at the young.
9. This course of action encompasses psychic manipulation,
altered states of consciousness, personality modification,
telepathic control, etc.
10. The continued presence of the UFO phenomenon and its
interference throughout history is proof positive of an intention
and a strategy at the command of a force. The line of action
proposed by the members of Project Delphos seeks to counteract this
subversive action, which takes place at both the physical and mental
For all its lofty goals, many observers of the UFO scene will
remain unimpressed by Project Delphos, and will find fault with the
items set forth in its manifesto, particularly the a priori
judgements of the existence of a global occult conspiracy, the
avowedly hostile aim of the phenomenon, etc. which have not been
kindly viewed by U.S. researchers and are generally consigned to the
vast pile of "crank" literature available on the subject.
But the fact of the matter remains that this initiative by
European researchers offers an organized counterweight to the
mechanistic nuts-and-bolts alternatives which have come to prevail
in ufological debates since the early 1980's. Nevertheless, pursuing
such an effort is tantamount to performing a high-wire act, trying
to maintain a balance between the status-quo ETH (extraterrestrial
hypothesis) and the "UFOs as demons" view espoused by extremist
The first order of business is necessarily tackling the
concept of "other dimensions" or "planes of existence" -- a
relatively simple task for the science fiction author or fantasist,
but a considerably harder job when trying to apply such concepts to
the physical world.
For purposes of this article, it will be assumed that the reader
is aware of the properties of the first, second and third dimensions
(the latter which is our own). A dimension can be defined as being
the magnitude measured in one direction -- width, length or
thickness -- employed to define a position in space. The
oft-mentioned fourth dimension is a dimension of time as it applies
to length, breadth and thickness in a space-time continuum.
As illustrated charmingly in Edwin Abbott's Flatland, a tale of
life a two dimensional universe, it is easy for us to imagine how a
two dimensional world would look like and how its inhabitants would
react to the incursion of a visitor from our own reality.
Conversely, it is hard for us to imagine what the fifth, sixth,
seventh or higher dimensions would look like, much less its
inhabitants. The late Carl Sagan presented viewers of his Cosmos
television program with a lucite representation of the fourth
dimension known as a tesseract or hypercube, but even this falls far
short of illustrating such a reality.
The interdimensional theory of UFOs asks us to believe in the
existence of creatures from these improbable points of origin. This
seemingly unreasonable request is somewhat tempered by the global
belief in another dimension or level of existence generally known as
"heaven" and the less pleasant one known as "hell". Renowned
researcher Dr. Greg Little has masterfully identified each of these
places as the ultraviolet and infrared ends of the electromagnetic
Ufologist Salvador Freixedo prefers to speak of "planes" or
level" since he admits being confused by the thought of dimensions.
His layman explanation of the concept remains the most satisfying to
the unspecialized reader: he envisions reality as a high-rise
apartment building, with each level or dimension being a floor in
the building. Occupants may share the structure, but ready access
from one level to another is possible only through clearly defined
communication paths (elevators, stairwells). It is only upon
occasion that occupants of the different levels coincide with one
another, such as when they are in the building's lobby or entrance.
He argues that certain places on our world, which boast heavy
paranormal activity, are precisely those points in common which we
share with the denizens of other realities.
Freixedo takes his argument one step further, stating that we
could not possibly guess what the nature of the errands of these
other dimensional creatures could be. He cleverly invokes the image
of a squirrel running along a telephone wire, completely oblivious
to its nature and the myriad phone calls it handles every day, the
crews which monitor it, etc. The squirrel merely sees is as a
convenient means of getting from one place to another. When human
eyewitnesses see UFO occupants engaged in strange maneuvers, are we
reduced to the role of the unsuspecting squirrel?
Perhaps nothing can sum up this situation as the following quote
from another Spanish paranormalist, Juan G. Atienza: " The UFO
laughs at all of this, as we would laugh if we could see the
desperate two-dimensional figures on the surface of a piece of
paper. The UFO heals the sick, creates messiahs, brings messages of
peace, removes the contents of skulls, sneers at supersonic aircraft
and carries in its belly an entire zoo of beings ranging from
Apolloesque, Hyperborean angels dreamed up by a devotee of Aryan
philosophies to the elemental chimeras of childrens' tales and
hagiographical accounts involving small demons with horns and even
spiked tails. Technology? How absurd!"
Greetings from Another Dimension
While the stage of the modern UFO era was set by clearly physical
events, such as the Kenneth Arnold sighting and the putative Roswell
Crash, subsequent sightings and encounters would indicate that the
phenomenon might not be as substantial as it originally seemed.
Ufologist Allan Hendry concurred with this position when he
enumerated the "alternate mechanisms to the ETH in the realm of the
paranormal" ("The UFO Message-Part II", Saga UFO Report, Feb.1980).
These events included UFOs and their occupants having the ability to
disappear, more akin to ghosts than solid vehicles; reports of
transparent, ghostly humanoids; instances of telepathic
communication with UFO occupants; psychic experiences arising from
UFO sightings or contact with occupants; instances of levitation by
UFO occupants and/or their instruments; the ability of UFO occupants
to walk through solid matter, and the sudden physical paralysis
experienced by UFO witnesses in certain cases. We shall strive to
provide a few examples of these in the following paragraphs.
In his book Situation Red - The UFO Siege, the late Leonard
Stringfield included a case of a morphing UFO which remains a
classic: on September 3, 1975, in Tujunga, California, a couple
known as the Cromwells heard a helicopter flying overhead. Mrs.
Cromwell took this as a warning that a brush fire had erupted in the
area and remained watchful of the developments. Both she and her
sister-in-law managed to see the helicopter in question and notice
that a bright, circular object appeared to hover over its rotors.
Using binoculars, the women were able to distinguish a "light
pattern" whose colors were bluish-green at the top and bright red at
the bottom. To compound the strangeness of the situation, the object
remained motionless in the sky while the helicopter maneuvered
below. The object then proceeded to change shapes, from circular to
diamond, to chevron and then into a classic "flying saucer"
configuration. As it departed, the helicopter followed.
The questions which arise here are obvious: was the helicopter a
military aircraft intercepting the UFO? Was it a projection of the
UFO, or was it also a cleverly concealed UFO? All three hypotheses
have been considered in a number of books and magazine articles, and
while we may think along the lines of the clever "cloaking devices"
which have become part and parcel of science fiction movies,
questions about the solidity of these devices still remain.
Much the same happened in a Swedish case from 1959 told by Anders
Liljegren in the UFO-Sweden Newsletter.Gideon Johansson ran out into
the night to see if he could ascertain the reason an area-wide power
failure in Mariannelund. He witnessed a glowing object making a slow
descent through the trees and coming within a few feet of the
ground. The startled onlooker was able to see that it was a craft of
some sort, having a high transparent dome which revealed the
presence of two occupants "with high-crowned heads and big,
beautiful eyes." Tge occupants appeared to engage in what Johannson
took to be repairs and the object soon disappeared "like a ghost in
Some of these putative vehicles from an intelligent
civilization on another planet have a propensity for exhibiting
behavior best associated with poltergeist phenomena. Researcher
Peter Guttilla mentions the case of one Grace Groswalther of Salyer,
CA, who witnessed a "glowing hat-shaped UFO" fly silently over the
treetops before losing itself in the direction of another nearby
town. According to Groswalther, the effects of the flyover
manifested themselves as houselights switching on and off, dead
telephone lines, and violent, incessant pounding sounds against her
home's walls and roof. Phenomena of this type are often encountered
In October 1973, a number of Native American fishermen belonging
to Canada's Quamichan tribe on Vancouver Island were witnesses to a
strange object a few hundred feet away from their position.
According to testimony appearing in the Canadian UFO Report, the
object had three red lights rotating on its upper "deck" and
intermittent lights moving counterclockwise on its lower surface. A
white beam of light, resembling a searchlight, moved up and down the
surface of the Cowichan River, terrifying the onlookers. But what
truly astounded the Quamichan fishermen was the fact that the
discoidal object changed shape into that of an airplane, making the
characteristic engine sounds of an aircraft. It flew over the
witnesses vanished beyond the treeline.
While morphing UFOs may lead us to question the solidity of the
entire phenomenon and its interplanetary nature (disregarding Arthur
C. Clarke's Third Law which states that the technology of any
sufficiently advanced will be indistinguishable from magic), the
occupants which often emerge from these vehicles hardly resemble
what human logic would consider to be teams explorers from another
In 1975, during a particularly heavy period of UFO activity in
Puerto Rico, Orlando Franceschi, an ambulance driver for a Catholic
hospital in the city of Ponce had returned home after 8 p.m. on the
evening of April 17 when he realized that "something" was roaming
around his back yard. Whatever it was, it caused Franceschi's dog to
jump into the air in a furious attempt at jumping over the fence and
away from the patio. Thinking that some children may be playing a
prank on him, Franceschi went outside to take a closer look, arming
himself with a shovel. The curious homeowner was soon faced by a
creature he would later describe as a "zombie." The entity allegedly
had long, pointed ears, a long nose, lipless mouth and appeared to
have grayish, ashen skin. It had black spots for eyes, and a jawline
reminiscent of an ape's. It ambled toward the human with a jerky,
Taking no chances whatsoever, Franceschi struck the five foot
tall intruder with the shovel. The creature suffered no ill effects
from what Franceschi himself considered to have been a terrific
blow. It merely backed off, allowing the human to strike it a second
time with the garden tool, also without visible effect. When the
ambulance driver was about to deliver a third shovel-blow, he felt
himself becoming paralyzed and helpless. The zombie-like creature
disappeared before his eyes.
This high-strangeness case might cause proponents of the ETH to
cry foul, since there was no UFO present during the event. However,
its importance lies in showing that whatever the creature was, it
was solid enough to resist two blows from a gardening implement and
insubstantial enough to disappear before the eyes of its assailant.
The following case is almost similar, but throws in a UFO.
On June 4, 1972, a group of young men and women visited Wallacia,
in Australia's New South Wales, for a lakeside picnic. At around 6
p.m., when they decided to reenter their vehicle to depart, they
found themselves looking at a surprising object, resembling two
saucers joined at their edges and with three landing struts, in a
stationary position not far from their automobile. The craft
pulsated with glowing lights.
Panic seized the four men and two women in the group: some
experienced piercing headaches and others heard an increasingly loud
hum coming from the object. To worsen the situation, their car's
engine erupted in flames, causing them to flee from the scene. But
as the frightened picnickers tried to run for safety, they found
themselves confronting a large, indistinct figure heading toward
them: it had broad shoulders and arms ending in pointed "hands". In
a last desperate effort, the humans concealed themselves in the
grass as the creature glided past them, vanishing into thin air when
it reached their stricken automobile.
Since the late 1980's, researchers into UFO abduction
experiences have been challenged by the increase in reports of tall
reptilian creatures known by a variety of names such as Reptoids,
Dracos or Alligator Men. This order of beings differs from the
ubiquitous Greys and more elusive Nordics (the former impersonal and
aloof, the latter greatly concerned with abductee welfare) in their
outright hostility and highly sexual nature. Certain researchers
have tried to establish links between these entities and those which
have traditionally contacted by means of black magic in many
cultures. Reptoids have been characterized as masters of illusion
and disguise, passing themselves off as Nordics, Greys or even human
beings, before reverting to their true form. Investigator Eve
Francis Lorgen has expressed her belief that such creatures are
interdimensional rather than extraplanetary, and further adds that
many of the abductees she has dealt with believe that certain
Reptoids --clad in black hooded robes or capes--are indeed the
hidden controllers behind the abduction phenomenon. This belief has
been echoed by other students of the phenomenon who have gone as far
as to claim that human evolution has been directed by the Reptoids.
The exploits of these unknown quantities transcends national
borders. Mexican ufologist and author Luis Ramírez Reyes, who has
had his share of unusual experiences, discusses a case brought to
his attention in the early '90's by a colleague who visited the town
of Tepoztlán (now a prominent New Age destination) and heard the
following story: an elderly woman, Concepción Navarrete, had lost
her teenage son to reptilian creatures who traditionally haunt
Tepozteco Hill, a forested summit crowned by a small pyramid.
Mrs. Navarrete's son enjoyed running up to the top of the hill
since his earliest childhood, particularly when the presence of
strange nocturnal lights caused blackouts in Tepoztlan. He finally
vanished altogether one day, never to be seen again, and his mother
was certain that his disappearance was related to the presence of
the strange lights. One morning, she noticed a "very strange being"
standing not far from her modest home. It had its back to her, and
gave the impression of being "a giant iguana", standing erect and
over six feet tall, with green scaly skin.
The reptilian creature made a sudden about face, presenting an
entirely different appearance. "He resembled a blond, friendly
American" explained Navarrete, who was terrified out of her wits.
The shapeshifting Reptoid told her not to be afraid; no harm would
come to her and that her son was safe and well-cared for. Navarrete
turned to a passing man to cry for help, and when she turned back to
look at the shapeshifter, it had disappeared.
Noted ufologist Linda Moulton Howe has gathered information on
the interdimensional nature of a possible conflict between these
non-human factions. Several of her sources indicate that the
hostilities between the Greys and the Nordics have led the latter to
seek refuge in "other dimensions inaccessible to the Greys." In a
1989 article appearing in UFO Universe, Dr. Jean Mundy best
summarizes the interdimensional nature of these entities: "Some of
the many creatures that inhabit the universe are native to the
physical dimensions we are familiar with...Other creatures inhabit
paraphysical realms, usually alluded to as "etheric". These realms
consist of physical matter, but in forms that are less dense, more
malleable, and more durable than matter in the chemical
universe...These interpenetrating universes have been recognized for
millennia world-wide by the esoteric traditions of every major
religion and school of thought." Conclusion
Veteran UFO researcher and author Jacques Vallée suggested the
possibility that the UFO phenomenon could have an earthly nature
without being related to any human agency, or even extraplanetary
without involving the need for any conveyances. This seemingly
contradictory notion can be explained through developments in
physics which account for the elusive "dimensions" which are the
occultist's stock in trade. Vallée cites the work of scientists such
as Michio Taku and Jennifer Trainer, who manifest the need that
traditional physics requires the existence of five dimensions in
order to account for the Big Bang theory. Theoretical physics
believes that our universe originally had ten dimensions, six of
which collapsed or "curled up", leaving us with the four dimensional
one in which we exist.
In his book Alien Agenda, author Jim Marrs quotes as statement
made by a leading physicist: a number of investigators claim to have
found evidence of the existence of what they have come to term the
"top quark", providing a model for a ten-dimensional universe in
which time travel into the remote past is a possibility and in which
holes in very fabric of space enable travel to other parts of the
universe. According to the article, the seemingly immovable and
eternal visible universe in which we all live may simply be one of
many universes existing side by side "like so many soap bubbles in a
cosmic froth." Can we even begin to guess at what kind of
intelligent life may have developed in any of these parallel
dimensions or other universes?
While it is true that our notion of what bona fide interplanetary
explorers should behave has been conditioned by the literary genre
of science fiction, the entities involved with the UFO phenomenon
hardly resemble the ambassadors of an advanced galactic society:
their vehicles have radiation leaks that cause damage to their
landing sites; the purpose of dentures, clocks or other items
appears to elude them; they perform crude operations on terrified
abductees with implements that do not match the capabilities that a
society capable of crossing the voids of space should rightfully
Perhaps we would do well to heed the admonition--smacking of
gallows' humor--offered by Arthur C. Clarke in his book Report on
Planet Three and Other Speculations: it's not a flying saucer unless
you can see the Mars license plate.
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