Jacques Vallée Presents Theories on Extradimensional Beings
Jacques Vallée is a French American author, astrophysicist and computer specialist who has written some of the most important and compelling books about UFOs and their significance. He has a master’s degree in astrophysics in France and a Ph.D in computer science from Northwestern University. He co-developed the “first computerized mapping of Mars” and did sensitive work for SRI International, where he worked “on the network information center for the ARPANET, a precursor to the modern Internet.”
Early Experiences with UFOs
He had his first experience with a UFO in 1955 at his home in Pontoise, France. Then in 1961, working for the French Space Committee he “witnessed the destruction of the tracking tapes of an unknown object orbiting the earth.” He and a colleague had witnessed an object going backwards around the Earth at impossible speeds. They were shocked when the tracking tape was destroyed by a superior. This propelled him into the investigation of UFO activity around the world. In his first book, Anatomy of a Phenomenon, he ventured “through UFO activity … the contours of an amazingly complex intelligent life beyond the earth can already be discerned.”
The Interdimensional Hypothesis of Jacques Vallée
A few books and a lot of research later, Jacques Vallée had changed his mind about his prior perspectives on UFO phenomena. He made a series of connections through history when many cultures had witnessed supernatural phenomena that was eerily similar to UFO encounters, yet described as fae occurrences, religious experiences, or otherworldly contact. He says “When the underlying archetypes are extracted, the saucer myth is seen to coincide to a remarkable degree with the fairy-faith of Celtic countries … religious miracles… and the widespread belief among all peoples concerning entities whose physical and psychological descriptions place them in the same category as the present-day ufonauts.”
A Difference of Perspective
He believes that contact with something is undeniable. An immense amount of electromagnetic energy or radiation appears at the origin of sightings. According to Vallée, we don’t know what happens to the human brain when it meets with such a high degree of electromagnetic energy, microwave radiation or pulsating colors. There is evidence to prove that electromagnetic energy, microwave radiation and lights can be used to make people hallucinate. Many people at the site of an encounter, even those separated by space, witness the same events but some witness completely different bizarre occurrences. In one event that occurred in South America, a man described being taken by a UFO while his companion described being taken away on a bus.
Jacques Vallée believes there is a force behind the phenomenon, but he believes that UFOs are today’s fairy abductors and that we can’t trust what we see when we happen upon this high electromagnetic energy. He believes that when we encounter this energy, which appears to be a multidimensional force, we perceive it using whatever modern mythology would best explain such an encounter. This includes religious visions and cryptozoological beasts. The physical evidence left behind by the encounters doesn’t always explain what people saw but is often incomprehensible or absurd by nature. He believes that there is a consciousness behind the phenomena, although he can’t state for sure what it is. It could be the human collective consciousness manifesting images of the collective psyche. On the other hand, it may be proof of an interdimensional consciousness within the universe, showing there is more going on than what we can ever hope to perceive.