Reply To: UFO: A Living Myth of Transformation,” with mythologist Norland Têllez”
I can relate to your mother’s story completely because something similar happened to me, and the light stayed with me, or followed me for a very long time.
You wrote, “My Mother (an Astronomer) saw some unusual “phenomena” both naked eye and through telescope but could only describe what she observed. She never pinned it down beyond referencing her viewings as unidentified. A big round light going behind a mountain (not the sun)…and…
I remember seeing a line of lights that stayed in one place for about 30 mins before moving in night sky. That one peaked my Mother’s interest.
My UFO story
One day, almost 40 years ago, while driving back from work, I spotted a circular light up in the sky. It was dark, and not much traffic on the highway either. The circular light followed my car, even after the the exit from the highway, and down a few country roads, and right down into my driveway. It became larger, larger than any light I had ever ever seen, a light from nowhere, that is, not plugged into a transmission line, a light pole, an electric outlet, none, just hanging onto the driveway. Not knowing a thing about it, was quite scary, and I openly pleaded with the light to go away, which it did!!
Next day, I spoke with a neighbor about the light that followed me, and the neighbor appeared unconvinced, as if to say, you might be hallucinating, a bit tired I suppose. I left it at that. But that one incident became a very memorable event and still plays back, as if it was just yesterday.
Forty years forward, with geo-stationary-satellites up in the sky, monitoring our cell telephones, guiding the GPS systems, working as eyes and ears of this earth, as they look no different than the celestial stars up in the sky, I have a different view of that light. On that later.
Years later, after having read various stories and reports released by the Pentagon, I think UFOs are scientific objects produced by scientists who are researching at a level with a field that not many know about, or use yet, or have seen, and its a privilege when the Shamans of space technology, point that light upon you. They choose to say, “hello, there”. What for? For what reason? That is indeed a mystery, and maybe they want it to be that way.
Sunbug, I think UFOs are lights that our Shamans in space technology (like your mother) are working with, and once in a while, they let us peek into their world, because explaining the whole mystery would be much too difficult. It would be like Apple trying to explain how all the information that is on the iphone is also connected to those shining stars (geo-stationary-satellites) up in the sky.
As Joe Campbell wrote in Myths to Live By: “Our mythology now, therefore, is to be of infinite space and its light, which is without as well as within. Like moths, we are caught in the spell of its allure, flying to it outward, to the moon and beyond, and flying to it, also, inward. On our planet itself all dividing horizons have been shattered. ”