When we think something is “hard to believe” it’s usually because it doesn’t fit our existing paradigm of the world. Most of us are wedded to our view of how things are: it’s how we make sense of the world around us. Ideas that don’t fit our orderly view are easily scoffed at.
I’ve noticed that one of the victims of our shift into the very odd 21st century is the open mind. Because the world today is all about keeping secrets.
If you think about it, an open mind is a prerequisite to any important scientific discovery. “What if?” is a scientific question. But it’s also a question that makes a lot of people nervous.
But not me. I like the question.
When I hear something that doesn’t fit my view of the world or what we’ve been told about the world, that’s where I go: to the question what if?
What if it were true? Could it be true? Let me look into it further.
That’s why I like conspiracy theories. Conspiracy theories allow us to open our mind to other possibilities than those that have been presented as “the facts.”
For example: The Warren Commission’s report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It’s the official story. But few of us believe it’s the truth.
I’m not saying we should believe any idea that’s presented. I AM saying that it’s smart to not discount crazy theories immediately– and to consider the possibilities.
The question “what if it weren’t true?” has led many to attempt investigations of phenomena, such as UFOs. But the truth is only known by our government, and the government is really good at keeping secrets.
But as good as they are at keeping the truth from the people, hints of what really happened leak out a little at a time.
Any pilot who’s being honest will admit to having seen UFOs in flight. But few, if any, are able to go on record. The same with astronauts and those who worked at the highest levels at NASA. Not too long ago I had a conversation with someone who worked on the space program at a very high level. While he hedged about whether “aliens” were living among us (but didn’t rule it out) he very casually said “But I’ve met a hybrid” and then gave me a few details. A hybrid is the result of cross breeding between an alien and a human. If he met a hybrid, you can bet he knows more about visitors from other planets than he can say.
You think that sounds crazy, right? But I don’t think it is. There are many secrets locked away in government files. What’s really crazy is the idea that 45 now has access to those secrets. Or maybe that’s being kept from him. Because we haven’t seen tweets about those secrets. Not yet, anyway.
I was thinking about this the other day and I remember this post I wrote about UFOs and open minds. I thought you’d find it interesting. I hope you enjoy.