At the same time, Eagleman - a neuroscientist who directs the Laboratory of Perception and Action at Baylor College of Medicine in Texas - says “physics tells us there are somewhere between nine and 13 spatial dimensions, so what if there were whole civilizations living between dimensions five and eight?”
New scientific breakthroughs in how the human brain works has promoted Dr. David Eagleman to speak frankly about the idea that aliens “planted life here on Earth.” Also, there are dozens of Oregon UFO “watchers” scanning the sky here at Bray’s Point along the central Oregon coast who join hundreds of scientists who’ve pioneered the study of UFOs and alien life under the title “astrobiology.” For instance, leading scientists at Cambridge University in England first coined the term “astrobiology” in the landmark report “Planets and Life: The Emerging Science of Astrobiology,” that’s become a key part of the recently released stash of 8,500 British UFO document that link tens of thousands other UFO documents, and point to lucid accounts of “Greys,” to describe extraterrestrial beings that have visited the Earth for thousands of years.
The existence of “Greys” and other aliens is revealed in both the recently released British UFO documents, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) “the Vault” online UFO files.
This story is number 11 in an occasional series of reports about what the secret British UFO files contain, and what new information these documents reveal.
Astrobiology scientists hunting down Greys and other ET beings on Earth
“They move in gangs, and live in nondescript homes and buildings. They are not the ‘Greys’ but alien beings who’ve morphed into human form, living here on Earth for thousands of years,” states a 1974 Oregon UFO “watcher” essay -- that’s viewed by this group of UFO hunters that frequents Bray’s Point -- as “our guidance” for searching, and then making contact with alien life.
At the same time scientists have hunted down and identified “exoplanets,” that Washington Post national editor Marc Kaufman describes in his new book “First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth,” as “those mysterious balls in the universe that orbit distant suns not too different from our own.”
Kaufman also writes that scientists “have discovered extremophiles, the extraordinary microbes that thrive in the environments of intense heat or cold that mimic the inhospitable conditions of other planets.”
Moreover, Kaufman notes that NASA scientists “have landed rovers on Mars and detected it methane, a possible signature of past life.”
In turn, these UFO and alien hunters – astrobiologists – are described as a “new generation of out-of-the-box researchers, adventures, and thinkers who are part Carl Sagan, part Indiana Jones, part Watson and Crick, and part forensic specialists on CSI:Mars,” writes Kaufman in his best seller about making first contact with aliens now in 2011.
Greys are the common form of extraterrestrial beings from science fiction
While the “look” of “Greys” is promoted on those sensational looking UFO web sites and in ufological, paranormal and in New Age communities – per the name derives from the alien’s skin color being grey – brain experts such as Dr. David Eagleman, who heads the Neurobiology and Anatomy department at the University of Texas, thinks the answer to both Greys and other alien life lies inside our human brains.
Also, a composite description of the Greys – from both the British UFO documents and FBI UFO files – stated that the “Greys” are small bodied, sexless beings with smooth grey skin. The ET’s have an enlarged head and large eyes.
According to the May 31 interview with Professor Eaglemen – whose written a new book, “Incognito,” that examines the unconscious part of our brains -- they really got, a bunch of people in the scientific community really jumped on these two giants of biology for even suggesting that maybe we were planted here by aliens. But you know what? It's a perfectly good hypothesis. I mean we don't know enough to rule that out. It belongs on the table along with all of the rest of them.”
The heart of science comes down to the study of alien life on Earth, say experts
“Essentially, this is the heart of science,” adds Eagleman of the quest to understand alien life and how the human brain perceives ETs.
“We always come up with hypotheses and we bring evidence in to weigh for or against those hypotheses. And in science, of course, we never even talk about truth or proofs. We talk about where the weight of evidence suggests at the moment, you know, what we think is the best narrative at the moment. And so, you know, there's this illusion that all of us learn in high school where we look in textbooks and science seems to proceed in a linear lockstep manner where so-and-so discovers this and then the next person and so on. But science never proceeds that way. Every major advance in science has been a creative leap where someone says, well, gosh, what this really strange story were true? And then what you do is you make a lot of these leaps and you look back to see if you can build a bridge back to what we already know in science. And when you can that's progress. And when you can't that's an interesting hypothesis that you just file away and you keep. And for myself I, you know, I spend all of my day in the laboratory coming up with hypotheses and the ones that I can't do anything further with scientifically I come home and I write fiction about.“
In turn, NPR noted that most people interested in “Astrobiology” read Eagleman’s book "Sum," which was a bestseller about a series of scenarios that he created envisioning possible afterlives. “Like if there is an afterlife, what might it be like? And you use your knowledge of consciousness and neuroscience to help create these different vision,” he said.
Eagleman's new book, “Incognito”, examines the unconscious part of our brains — the complex neural networks that are constantly fighting one another and influencing how we act, the things we're attracted to, and the thoughts that we have.
"All of our lives — our cognition, our thoughts, our beliefs — all of these are underpinned by these massive lightning storms of [electrical] activity [in our brains,] and yet we don't have any awareness of it," Eagleman said during the May 31 NPR interview.
"What we find is that our brains have colossal things happening in them all the time," he adds.
Making “First Contact” is a goal for 2011, say astrobiologists
“First Contact: Scientific Breakthroughs in the Hunt for Life Beyond Earth” by Marc Kaufman, the national editor for The Washington Post, is a recently published book that does not dispute alien life but, instead, fears it.
In turn, there’s new promise of cracking the extraterrestrial barrier, writes Kaufman, who points to “prominent scientists from NASA to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, from the Carnegie Institution of Washington to Princeton and Cambridge universities, have decided to ignore the giggle factor associated with UFOs and ET and join the quest.”
“In the past 10 years we have found that hundreds of planets orbit distant suns not too different from our own and can reasonably infer that billions more exist,” writes Kaufman in his new book “First Contact.”
“Put all this together and the unavoidable question becomes whether, at bottom, we’re all Martians – quite literally descendants of life from Mars or other planets,” adds Kaufman in his First Contact book’s chapter “The Biggest Discovery of Them All.”
Moreover, the author presents views on what to do when the alien’s reveal themselves in mass and either take on the Earth or simply let it be as aliens have been doing for thousands of years.
Anyone can read parts of the British files on line
The release of these British UFO documents includes 35 large files that can be viewed at http://ufos.nationalarchives.gov.uk/
It should also be noted that the files are available to download free of charge for one month at this U.K. National Archives website.
Image source of “a grey alien” based on the "Selenites" in H. G. Wells' The First Men in the Moon (1901), this depiction of aliens became popularized in Ufology subculture during the 1960s in the wake of the Betty and Barney Hill abduction reports: Wikipedia