Sunday, April 18, 2010

UFOs Should be University Course Says American Professor

What characterizes the abduction experience is that it is physically real and it enters the physical world, but it is also transpersonal and subjective. It crosses that barrier between the hard-edged physical world and the spirit/transpersonal world.” ~John E. Mack, M.D., 1992 article, The UFO Abduction Phenomenon: What Does it Mean for the Transformation of Human Consciousness?

I came across this article about an American professor of anthropology at the Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, New York, who believes that UFO studies should be part of the curriculum of university studies. The anthropology professor, Phillip Haseley has brought several speakers on the subject to the college in recent years.

What I found interesting was the articles I found on reporting this were from the UK, not the United States, although I finally did find an article from the Buffalo, NY paper which is in the neighborhood of the college where Professor Haseley teaches.

“It happens to millions of people [around the world],” Professor Haseley is quoted to have said. “It’s about time we looked into this as a worthy area of study. It’s important that the whole subject be brought out in the open and investigated.” He also added in regards to MUFON or those who believe in UFOs, “To say we are UFO believers basically implies we are taking this on faith, and that’s not the case, there’s plenty of evidence.”

Although Professor Philip Haseley has not had an encounter of his own, he is head of the Western New York Mutual UFO Network, MUFON, the national group interested in UFOs and who investigates local sightings and encounters. The local MUFON sent out an investigator to me when I had a sighting in Sedona, Arizona, April 4, 2001. And it was a thorough report....

I agree it would make a fascinating college course and, of course, I am also reminded of the work of the late psychiatrist John E. Mack, Harvard Professor, Pulitzer Prize author (Prince of Our Disorder: The Life of T. E. Lawrence), and author of Abduction and Passport to the Cosmos— about his important work with abductees and extraterrestrial encounters.

You may want to read more about Dr. Mack and see a video on my previous blog in which he talks of evidence.


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