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Unraveling the Mysteries of the Superspectrum: A Look at John Keel's Vision of Ultraterrestrials

Updated: Apr 14

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Unraveling the Mysteries of the Superspectrum: A Look at John Keel's Vision of Ultraterrestrials

"When it comes to the history of the UFO Phenomenon, there are a few key players who have shaped the nature of the conversation. Of those individuals, those considered – at least initially, anyway – the most controversial, are the ones who suggested an alternative to the popular, and in many ways ubiquitous, extraterrestrial hypothesis: the notion that alien species had traveled to us by traversing vast distances of interstellar space. That initial controversy fell by the wayside, in many ways, as evidence mounted over the decades suggesting the ETH really was either, if not wrong, then woefully incomplete, in terms of explaining the depth and breadth of the UFO Phenomenon; a phenomenon that seemed, upon closer inspection, to have much in common with tales of encounters with otherworldly entities from distant human lore. Of course, Jacques Vallee stands out as perhaps the most influential in this regard. But standing right alongside him, in terms of positing an alternate origin hypothesis to explain the apparently non-human entities visiting and interacting with us throughout recorded history, is the figure of John Keel. Keel, ever a trailblazer, sought from the outset to study this subject in an objective way, unprejudiced by the prominent theories of his day. And as he studied this subject in depth, Keel began to notice peculiar – though, to him, unmistakable – commonalities behind the appearance and behavior of phenomena such as UFOs and alien beings, and tales from occult literature going back deep into the depth of recorded human history. The crossover elements were so overwhelming in scope, in fact, that this recognition ultimately led Keel to conclude that a common origin was responsible for all interactions with supposedly otherworldly entities – whether they be supposed aliens from distant planets, or goblins arising from the underworld. Keel suggested that these beings were not so much distant travelers from elsewhere in the fabric of our own spacetime, as interdimensional sojourners, emerging from some alternate plane that exists right alongside our own. He termed this vast “otherplace”, the superspectrum. And he termed the visitors coming from this parallel plane the “ultraterrestrials”. Keel believed – even though that term “belief” was loathsome to him in many ways – that the vastly different entities we’ve experienced over time, including the craft supposedly traversing our skies, were all manifestations arising from this alternate plane of existence. Indeed he even wondered if perhaps one central and decidedly superior intelligence was responsible for all of these manifestations; manifestations that influenced the origins of our ancient religions as well as much more recent fields of interest and inquiry, such as the UFO Phenomenon. What was the historical evidence, and direct personal experience, that led Keel in this peculiar – and, at first glance, perhaps counterintuitive – direction? These are the very matters we’ll seek to engage with, in this, the 37th episode of the Point of Convergence podcast." from video introduction.

"Nathan comes on to discuss his thoughts on UFOs and high strangeness and more. A clip is played; 1:00:19 the first recording of Deb Coyle's South African 1970s schoolyard UFO encounter. Calling All Beings: Liminal Phrames: BIO: Nathan is the co-host of two shows focused on UFOs and High Strangeness, Calling All Beings and Liminal Phrames. While he spent half of his life steeped in the Christian tradition ultimately culminating in the completion of an MDiv, he no longer considers himself religious although finds that his experience and training in religious studies provide a unique and informative perspective on the UFO mystery. Nathan is not an experiencer in the traditional sense, but believes that the truth underlying the Phenomenon is likely to be found in emerging models of reality which consider individual experience, and consciousness in particular, to be the key to unifying the many varied aspects of the Phenomenon." from video introduction.

Confirmation Bias is a Common Human Go To

In the majority of the discussions I have listened to there is a strong confirmation bias. We all should strive to be as objective as possible but we usually give in to our bias toward our preferred opinion. It is no different in this subject area.

In the above video which offers an excellent discussion on UFOs & High Strangeness but we soon find a confirmation bias as both laugh of the Bible as a book written by humans and just a myth we have inherited.

This of course lacks the actual historical record and the actual spiritual realities that humans have experienced.

Aside from this this is an excellent discussion and I urge you to listen to it.

On a Unified theory of The Phenomenon

It is becoming more evident all the time that the so called UFO phenomenon is but a small part of what has been manifesting itself to humanity since the Fall.

Looking at this as only "UFO's" is narrow and incomplete.

The phenomenon is vast and complex.

The phenomenon is somehow connected to human consciousness. (Think about remote viewing for example).

Consciousness then may be fundamental to creation.

One of the researchers who actually had the foresight to see the big picture was the late John Keel. In a similar way to Jacques Vallee, John Keel believed that it was all part of the same thing.

“I abandoned the extraterrestrial hypothesis in 1967 when my own field investigations disclosed an astonishing overlap between psychic phenomena and UFOs… The objects and apparitions do not necessarily originate on another planet and may not even exist as permanent constructions of matter. It is more likely that we see what we want to see and interpret such visions according to our contemporary beliefs.” - Operation Trojan Horse page 72

Man sitting in chair
John Keel

Keel developed the concept that we couldn’t see these entities etc. all the times because they lived on a different frequency of the electromagnetic spectrum. We know as human being we can actually see in very limited way. The visible spectrum of light is a small part of the radiation passing through the air right now. Ultraviolet and infrared waves of radiation are not visible to the human eye. Of course many things happen in the infrared spectrum that we cannot see. UFOs/UAPs have been recorded by military cameras using infrared light but not seen when they switch back to the visible spectrum.

The "Superspectrum" as Unified Theory

"In Keel's own words: "This is a hypothetical spectrum of energies that are known to exist but that cannot be accurately measured with present-day instruments. It is a shadowy world of energies that produce well-observed effects, particularly on biological organisms (namely people)."

Keel continues: "This superspectrum is the source of all paranormal manifestations from extrasensory perception (ESP) to flying saucers, little green men and tall, hairy monsters. It is hard to pin down scientifically because it is extradimensional, meaning that it exists outside our own space-time continuum yet influences every thing within our reality." Needless to say, this is all highly controversial. Keel, however, digs very deep into how the admittedly-theoretical superspectrum works and explains it in a fashion that is very welcome, since one does not have to be of an overly scientific mind to grasp and understand the concept.

Keel addresses the potential nature of the intelligence behind the superspectrum, the means by which it manifests before astonished eyewitnesses, how it may affect and influence the minds and eyes of those same witnesses, the reasons why it sometimes leave behind physical traces ("landing marks," "footprints," "stigmata," etc.), and why it remains so elusive, ever-changing, and poorly understood..." from the article: John Keel: Superspectrum Science

The Eighth Tower by John A. Keel

Another Dimension of Dimensions Overlapping Ours?

Semantics is a problem here because we lack the intellectual and experiential understanding of all of this that might help create a language of comprehension.

John Keel believed that all of the different entities were non-physical and lived beyond what the human eye could see. He believed that when people witnessed a UFO it had a direct correlation with to the person(s) consciousness and thoughts and somehow the phenomenon used that connection to manifest itself into our visible, ‘physical’ spectrum.

We understand from what little the Bible tells us that the Spiritual Realm overlaps ours.

There have been many others in years past that have come to this conclusion which makes a Unified Theory possible, at least the start of one.

Of course this may be such a pervasive and powerful complex phenomenon that IT or THEY will never let us get our arms around it to understand it.

If we take into account that the "Demonic Realm" has any real life validity we would immediately conclude that they would NOT want us to understand and keeping us befuddled and confused is the end game, at least for now.

We must not let scientism so brainwash us into denying the many possibilities of creation including what The Bible tells us.


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