ALIEN RADIX: The Shape of Things That Come

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

THE LEVELS OF UFO BELIEF by Charles Tromblee

The Levels of UFO Belief ©

My preference when writing about UFOs is to try to focus on the alien beings and their crafts as quantitatively as possible. Ufologists who specialize in Disclosure rarely present data that further illuminates any alien facts, especially quantitative facts; instead their focus is to get the government to admit what it knows, which is considerable. It could be that this approach, if ever successful, would result in faster progress than the direct approach of having laymen looking at the craft and close encounter data for trends and new revelations.

This article will focus solely on humanity’s mental steps on dealing with the UFO phenomenon, so unfortunately it will reveal nothing about our alien visitors.

As people become educated on the UFO phenomenon, some will advance to various levels of belief and acceptance on the matter. These are my conclusions about my fellow man regarding his approach to UFOs.


LEVEL 1: AWARE OF THE PHENOMENON: Almost every adult on earth is aware that occasional unidentified objects are seen in our skies. Lots of people never advance out of this level (simple awareness), preferring to believe that all such sightings can be explained using known, earthly explanations. Still another portion of this group is just not interested in the phenomenon. Or they were like me, waiting for someone else or else a great sighting to prove it one way or the other. I was at this level for at least 40 years. Lots of people at this level believe the “explanations” that occasionally are put forth. Sometimes the explanations are prosaic, such as Chinese lanterns, and sometimes their explanations require some fancier beliefs such as top secret test aircraft, NAZI UFOs, or even plasma balls generated by a natural earthly process. Explanations such as these (i.e. non-extraterrestrial) are correct 80-90% of the time. All true UFO skeptics are in this first level. This level also harbors the vocal skeptics who think that they are protecting humanity or the government by stonewalling the UFO phenomenon. These people actually believe in the phenomenon (or are very afraid that it is real), so these fakers actually belong at one of the next levels. Almost everyone at this level believes that there is no government cover-up of UFOs.

LEVEL 2: STRONGLY SUSPECT THAT THE PHENOMENON IS UNEXPLAINABLE BY EARTHLY CAUSES: These people include the ones who say, “All I’m saying is that the phenomenon needs a lot more scientific study.” They are aware of the Extraterrestrial Hypothesis (ETH) and that it is but one of several possible explanations including those of Level 1. I was at this level for about a year once I made the commitment to actually study the issue objectively, and this study forced me to move to the next level. I think at least 70% of humanity falls into the total of Level 1 + level 2. Surprisingly, many UFO experts are in this level. One of my favorite UFO blogs is by such a person, and he does good work too. This is the “safe” level for those who have interest in UFOs to be at because all you are doing at this level is calling for scientific studies to be done, and it shows you have not made the total commitment to believe in alien visitation. They are UFO agnostics. You can probably avoid most public ridicule by being here and hang onto your job as well for it preserves one’s political correctness. For sure, this level also harbors some closet Level 3 people who don’t want to be branded as kooks. Most Level 2 people believe that there is a government UFO cover-up.

LEVEL 3: ACCEPTANCE OF THE ETH: This group has figured out that we are being visited by non-human beings. I am at this level. Some people who have had spectacular or even a very good sighting immediately advance from Level 1 to Level 3 because they know what they saw. People can even regress from this level to a previous level. This level should come with a warning because it is filled with pitfalls which can cause a believer to “go off into left field” and never return. By this I mean that once at this level, the person now might feel compelled to choose among several popular alternatives about the beings who are piloting the crafts, and most of these alternatives are wrong, or so I believe. At this level, you might believe that the beings are native to earth and have been keeping themselves secret from us since recorded history began (yes, I know that such alien beings would not be “extraterrestrial”). You can choose to believe that the beings are sent here by God, and that they are nephilim, or you can take a pure nuts-and-bolts interpretation of the phenomenon. You can also believe that they are simply evolved human time travelers from the future. All UFO nut jobs are at this level. This level should probably be broken up into the separate beliefs categories that prevail: Level 3 Paranormal or Spiritual, Level 3 Nuts and Bolts, Level 3 etc. Not surprisingly, some ufologists are at this level, and even they can succumb to the dangers of being in it as they are gradually seduced by the easy answers (read “easy” to mean “no investigative work required”) of the Level 3 Paranormal or Spiritual. Almost everyone at this level also believes in the government UFO cover-up, although there are some notable exceptions at this level to that belief such as Col. John Alexander and Dr. David Jacobs, abduction researcher.

Because this article can be criticized for trying to put people into slots, let me now now increase the criticism by envisioning a hypothetical UFO symposium where everyone who attends has to wear a name tag with their belief about UFOs coded per this article. My name tag would have my first name and underneath it would say: ”Level 3-Nuts and Bolts-GC”. The “GC” means that I believe there is a government cover-up.


July 15,2011 ©
Alien Conflict: Earth versus the Aliens

My book, “Alien Radix: The Shape of Things That Come” has a chapter in it entitled, “Alien Conflict” which is a compilation of reports of alien-on-alien hostilities. This article deals with the other side of the picture, which would be alien-on-human hostilities.

I have read and watched many scifi books and movies over the years and can attest to the large quantities of fiction that have been created to cover the possible alien invasion and takeover of earth. Then it dawned on me, almost startling me, that none of the UFO books that I’ve read have ever covered the scenario of such a thing. Sure there might be a mention of it, but no reasoned out scenario. Of course, there is probably something that has been done that I do not know about, but I have read a lot of these UFO books and there has been nothing about it so far. It is pretty obvious that this is one of those psychological avoidance issues so common in the UFO field. This is a very unpleasant thing to think about and so maybe that is why no one has covered it yet, until now. For sure, our government has generated lots of reports and studies on this very subject because it is their job to look for threats, and this would be a threat of the highest priority. But in the public domain, there is hardly anything about what such a takeover attempt might be like.

After giving this some thought, it became clear that most of the bullet points that will be developed in this paper will state what the conflict will not be like, instead of what it will be like. In many cases the bullet points will state what may not occur which is weaker but the best I can do. Along the way, I will also give my opinion on alien-human warfare as well.

So let me begin my bullet points of the type of war we would have with aliens who wish to take over the earth.



An asymmetric war is a lopsided war, where one side has disproportionate resources or uses a weapon or tactic that the other side is not ready for. Wikipedia has a good treatment of asymmetric war, so I will not go deeply into it. Our armed forces are mainly structured for large scale confrontations with similarly equipped hostile forces. We have an army, navy and air force, but so does every other major power in the world. A guerilla war allows a weaker force to hassle a more powerful one, and if it lasts long enough, the major power might give up the conflict in frustration. So an asymmetric war can sometimes be won by a weaker power simply due to the asymmetry involved. In my opinion, the end of WWII became asymmetric when we deployed our super weapon, the A-bomb, which the enemy was not ready for. We were not the weaker power, but used asymmetry to our advantage nevertheless. Nowadays, wars can have an asymmetric component that works in harmony with the conventional components. Cyber warfare departments exist in the USA, China, USSR, North Korea, and several other places. A physical attack from a hostile country which also has the cyber warfare department would occur with that department hacking and destroying what they can of our military command and control structure. They would also disrupt the power grid to deny electricity to big parts of the country. They will do their best to deter and disrupt military and domestic operations through electronic means, thereby reducing the effectiveness of any response. A quote from the book, “Cyber War”, by Richard A. Clarke* and Robert Knake follows: “In the case of cyber war, the power of the offense is largely secret...” You may remember Richard A. Clarke. He is the guy who warned Condoleezza Rice that a terror attack might occur soon against the USA about 8 months before 9/11/2001. Now, we are discussing alien war here, so substitute the word “alien” for the word “cyber” and you get the main crux of the problem with alien warfare: “In the case of alien war, the power of the offense is largely secret...” We simply don’t have a clue what weapons of offense the aliens have. In the movie, “Independence Day”, the aliens had a primary weapon which would somehow cause an explosion to radiate outward from the targeted center of every major city. In the remake of “The Day the Earth Stood Still”, the aliens had an undefensible weapon like a cloud of insects or nano-technology particles that would eat everything in sight. In the book, “Battlefield Earth” by L. Ron Hubbard, the aliens simply put a lot of poison gas into a single rocket which traveled a few hundred miles an hour around the globe for several weeks, killing almost all life. Attempts to destroy it were ineffective because the outer hull of the rocket existed partially in another dimension so an A-bomb exploded against it had no effect. And so forth. Needless to say, in all of these works, the fictional earthlings were caught by surprise at the nature of the alien weaponry, and so it would be in real life.


Our wars are now mainly kinetic, meaning they depend largely on kinetic energy weapons, such as exploding bombs and high velocity projectiles. Sure, other forms of weapons exist also, such as biological (diseases), and chemical (gas), and we really hate it when other countries use them. Aliens might use not only these types of weapons, but they also could use far out things as well. For example, they could project powerful telepathic commands to the humans, or deploy their antigravity technology to crush and destroy. In the movie, “The Arrival”, they used weather wrecking apparatus to heat up the world more to their liking. Of course, we will attempt to make our resistance as kinetic as possible, but the aliens will not. As far as I know, there has never been a case where a UFO is seen dropping a bomb or firing a projectile. They only are known to use fields and rays, so that is what I expect their weapons to be based on. It is known that they do have heat rays, and that is very kinetic, but I am restricting my definition of kinetic weapons to be explosives and projectiles.


Civilians will be treated about the same as military. After all, when we steal honey from a hive, we do not distinguish between their soldier bees and any other bees.


There are many true reports reaching back decades (and still continuing) of UFOs hovering around our nuclear plants, military nuclear powered ships, and military and missile bases where nuclear weapons are stored. They are quite interested in our nuclear items, but that does not mean that they would use weapons of nuclear fusion or fission. Throughout their short public history here, their focus has been on the planet, its fauna and flora, and when discussing the grays, ourselves. They will not use weapons which scar and pollute this place, or so I believe. Their past behavior as gleaned from Close Encounters of the Third Kind show no tendency to destroy this place. There is even a report that a UFO aimed a ray at the newly destroyed Chernobyl reactor and lessened its radiation by a significant percentage. I do not know how true that report is, but that, plus the CE3 report history, plus the fact that only a few UFO reports mention atomic radiation leads me to believe that the thermonuclear scenario is not going to happen.


At long last, if no other alternatives are available for us, the USA would finally deploy its weapons based on ET captured technology. Our own black triangles, our directed energy weapons from our Star Wars program, and our weaponized space installations would be brought into action. Our secret underground bases would become less secret as more and more use is made of them. Even during an alien war, the USA would still try to keep this stuff under wraps as much as possible because they know repercussions would occur if the war ever ended favorably.


Did you ever consider that we may be in a war with aliens right now? Why do our jets chase them? Is the abduction program evidence of a slow, long term attempt at takeover by infiltration? Infiltration aimed at takeover is a slow war. Abductions are now into their 6th decade or so. Would we even notice an alien takeover program that lasts 60 years? 600 years? It would be especially hard to notice because both our government and the aliens themselves do not want us to notice anything out of the ordinary.


There are almost 200 countries on this planet, and “over twenty nations’ militaries and intelligence services have created offensive cyber war units …” according to authors Clarke and Knake in their book, “Cyber War”, c2010. Cyber warfare capability is now a very big deal in military strategy and intelligence gathering these days. These 20 countries include the biggest and most powerful nations in the world plus some rogue nations. The problem for these cyber departments in an alien war is simply what would they connect to? There appears to be nothing. The best form of cyber war defense is to disconnect from the internet. Conversely, if we can not connect to the alien computer system at all, then our cyber expertise will be useless against them. In the movie, “Independence Day”, cyber war was used to upload a virus into the alien mothership. I think that this is pretty far fetched, and that it is safe to say that during an alien war, these cyber departments would not have anything to do directly against the aliens. There is also another reason that I say this which will be addressed in number 9 following.

One last item of interest regarding cyber war against aliens might be that in an entirely telepathic culture as many aliens are thought to be from, there probably would not be any beings who would purposely put viruses onto their computer network as there are in our human culture. That is because telepathy would reveal their guilt pretty quickly. Therefore, if their network were available to our human hackers, it might be completely wide open to implantation of human computer viruses.


The history of UFOs snooping around military installations has already been mentioned. The amazing thing about this is that the aliens appear to have the capability to analyze what is secretly stored at these bases. They have the capability to detect, activate, or control items that are behind solid, closed, opaque barriers. You may recall the UFO at Rendlesham forest in the UK in 1980. It was not publicly revealed until well after the incident that this base was storing nuclear weapons. Apparently the aliens knew what the public did not. Now add to this the persistent stories about human looking aliens among us, some of whom are naturally human appearing and others who may be alien hybrids created by the abduction program who are bred to be human appearing, and who probably have 99+% human DNA after several generational cycles of breeding. These “people” will have espionage on their agenda, for sure, if there is to be an alien conflict. Now take a look at our own infiltration of the aliens. There isn’t any. We cannot plant a human spy into their ranks. They have telepathy which would reveal our spy even if we could find someone who could act and speak the part. It would have to be a turncoat alien, and I bet we have none of those. When we do catch a live alien, we pump it for all it’s worth trying to extract information. That’s not really espionage even though it is bonafide intelligence gathering. I also doubt very highly that we can insert data into their communication stream (if we even have found any such streams) or even interpret their data streams so as to snoop, deter, and disrupt like hackers do.

The main espionage that we may have to use against aliens is our remote viewing program, allegedly cancelled by our CIA in 1995, but it is undoubtedly still in use if and only if it was deemed effective. And yes, it probably was deemed effective because the CIA kept it for 20 years before they cancelled it. Also, our remote viewers kept bumping into UFOs and aliens while they worked, and this was irritating and a distraction. Why did they cancel remote viewing? Because it leaked, so they had to avoid embarrassment while it was taken further into blackness.


How could a war not have any conflict? By this I mean a large amount of physical conflict. Here is my opinion on the likelihood of physical conflict in an alien war. In the scifi book, “The Alien Years” by Robert Silverberg, he relates how beings come to earth and conquer the planet by simply stopping the operation of electricity, and that includes battery stoppage. The result was that there was no meaningful resistance whatsoever against the invasion. We know that UFOs are strongly associated with stoppage of electricity, plus there are many stories of UFOs having been observed before electrical power grid failure. We know that humans can stop electricity too, albeit crudely, through the use of electromagnetic pulses (EMP). My opinion regarding electricity stoppage is that it is a natural outgrowth of being near the fields generated by the craft’s propulsion system, and that it is NOT a deliberate goal imposed by the aliens on our electrical grid and machinery. UFOs also appear to have the capability to suck power from our power grid. These field effects from the UFOs are not weapons; however, they certainly could be weaponized by them and maybe already have been. Another example of a war-stopper secret weapon could be a biological weapon like a virus that attacks and kills humans in just a few hours. But here is the main point of this section: aliens might have a weapon so universal, so thorough, so quick, and so dominant, that in just a few hours after its deployment there would be no opposition at all. And that is what I think will be most likely.

I have used a lot of movies and books to illustrate some of my points. I had to do this because I know of no UFO books that do. A few of the other invasion/takeover movies that I did not use in this writeup are ”Invasion of the Bodysnatchers”, “War of the Worlds”, “Plan 9 from Outer Space” (thought by some to be the worst movie ever made), Transformers”, and “Skyline.” I could go on. Of recent movies, the one that violates most of the points in this writeup is “Battle: LA”. It was horrible, packed with clich├ęs, and simply showed an alien force using conventional earth tactics such as a command and control center which was controlling an alien infantry and aircraft, all shooting projectile weapons. One could just as well have substituted a human invasion force doing pretty much the same things as the aliens. It also mentioned that they are here to steal our liquid water, when everyone knows that there is plenty of frozen water in outer space. No originality whatsoever.

* I thought it would be interesting to include the following footnote although it has nothing to do with aliens. This book, Cyber War, released in April, 2010, states that bin Laden is hiding in a villa and not a cave. I presume that if it were released in 2010, then it may have been written in 2009. Furthermore, Christiane Amanpour on October 3, 2008, stated that bin Laden was hiding in a villa in Pakistan. A YouTube video of this is at: Here are two serious public figures whose careers depend on their credibility making these declarative statements. It makes one wonder.