Wednesday, November 29, 2023


Did You Hear that Taylor Swift is Moving into Her Boyfriend's Mansion?

There is so much happening right now in the world of the "woo," but of course no one cares.

A respected young British reporter has published an article in one of the UK tabloids asserting that the CIA has retrieved nine craft that were not made by human hands, including two that remain entirely intact.  They are assumed now to be sitting at Wright-Patterson AFB, or at some facility of Lockheed-Martin in the desert.

A philosopher at Benedictine College, Jim Madden, has just published a very important book that is intended to give us a framework for thinking about thinking about such things.  His opening quotation is from Wittgenstein's Tractatus, but he draws mostly on Plato's allegory of the Cave, and Aristotle's inclination to subsume what is commonly thought to be "supernatural" into the natural.  The book was published by the newly-founded "Ontocalypse Press."  Not a mellifluous name, and a scary forewarning buried in it to boot.

A self-styled "adventurer," a brave and very articulate young man named Timothy Alberino, has documented with great care an excursion that he and a friend made very recently into the remote jungles of Peru, to help the inhabitants of a village that has come under attack by strange, airborne beings.  Two of them, about seven feet tall and encapsulated in armored suits, attempted to abduct a 15-year-old girl and to peel her face off, for reasons that are entirely in the realm of speculation.  She was saved by a well-timed scream and the proximity of some neighbors and relatives, who chased off the "pelacaras."  Were they "aliens"?  Well, they squirted a chemical up her nose to knock her out, and also spread a cream on her face to numb it, from out of something like a toothpaste tube.  One was said to speak Spanish with a gringo accent.  On the other hand, they were associated with craft that could hover, silent and low, over the houses of the inhabitants, in classic UFO fashion.  

This is a new and different sort of nightmare.  But do all of our nightmares spring from a single source, manipulated by a puppeteer who tires of casting mere shadows on the walls of our Cave?

Of course, no one cares.

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