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Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:24 pm

Various Buddhist texts mention aliens and other dimensional beings co-habitating with us here on earth, so why not a thread on it?





I know a couple guys who worked at Lockheed (although neither worked for Skunkworks). One seems to have become brainwashed into an all-American patriot (from an anarcho-punk mindset) and the other one has had near death experiences and told me he definitely believes in aliens and UFOs. This second guy did not say that anything he experienced at Lockheed convinced him aliens and UFOs were real, but that it convinced him if they were real, we would never know about it, and that he's seen enough credible witness testimony and heard the evidence that he has no doubt. I think he also worked with an older genius who shared some alien-type ideas with him, but he wasn't too specific. This older guy was his mentor who taught him how to build nuclear reactor simulations and weapons tests similar to something you might see in an X-men movie where real people go in a "fighting room" and all this interactive training stuff happens. Pretty interesting stuff.
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 6:49 pm

In a letter dated 1986, 9 years before his supposed "death bed confession," he wrote a letter saying he believes in alien UFOs. It makes sense for him to respond as he does, with a respectable amount of skepticism, but interesting that he actually said he believes in both kinds of UFOs and that "all things are possible" even at the time when he is supposed to have believed that people should never ever know the truth.

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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:08 pm

The COMETA report was interesting because it was a fairly expensive production created by the French government (CNES) and basically an announcement to the world (probably especially the USA) that they don't buy the story that governments knows nothing about UFO phenomena and urges everyone to "come clean."

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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:39 pm

What a good idea, I mean we have a thread on Tolle so why not have a thread on aliens and UFO's?

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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:42 pm

Sherab Dorje wrote:What a good idea, I mean we have a thread on Tolle so why not have a thread on aliens and UFO's?

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How did I know you'd be the first one to respond with a useless comment?
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:48 pm

Whereas the stuff you posted is useful? For what, pray tell? :shrug:
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:48 pm

Sherab Dorje wrote:Whereas the stuff you posted is useful? For what, pray tell? :shrug:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1NAGhiV ... be&t=1m12s
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:51 pm

It's useful for 1980's American pop-rock?
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:52 pm

Sherab Dorje wrote:It's useful for 1980's American pop-rock?


Get a job.

But, barring that, here are some other threads you might want to chime in your wondrous contributions:

Sikh hockey player movie
Terrorist hijabi social experiment
Fox and Dog are Best Friends
Music time

PS. I am ignoring you now and will continue on posting about Aliens & UFOs as per the thread title.
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:01 pm

padma norbu wrote:Get a job.
I honestly wish I could. With the recession here in Greece I haven't had decent employment for over three years now.

You reckon they might need experimental animals on board the UFO's? I can whip up a decent CV and you could forward it to the aliens for me. :smile:

Lighten up dude, just having some fun! Nothing to get your tin foil hat crumpled up over.
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:06 pm

Comical how some people elevate their pedestrian opinions above experts' informed statements and testimony. Also comical how people who believe in Buddhist cosmology fancy themselves logical skeptics when it comes to the topic of aliens & ufos considering we have much more proof of the latter.

Anyway, back to the subject...
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:10 pm

I'm not a sceptic, I see no reason whatsoever to deny that there are sentient beings occupying other planets, and that maybe they might even have visited (or are currently visiting) this one. None at all. It's just that I have my hands full trying to deal with earthly beings (and their vehicles) without having to take into account aliens (and UFO's) too.
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:15 pm

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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:52 pm

I like that the FBI has this document up. It is their most-visited file by a large margin:

http://vault.fbi.gov/hottel_guy/Guy%20H ... f%201/view
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:58 pm

I'm still waiting to see how it all ties into your introductory statement re Buddhism, aliens and other dimensional beings.
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:10 pm

I really enjoyed entertaining the ideas in this guy's talk over the past couple days...



Fun stuff. Guy should write a scifi book.

PS - UFOtv puts the stuff on YouTube themselves, so the FBI warning can be ignored.
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:21 pm

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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby practitioner » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:22 pm

What I find interesting is that say we found another race of beings on a far away planet, no doubt we would try to contact them. How come the aliens that found us only make crow circles and screw with our electronics...
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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby padma norbu » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:27 pm

practitioner wrote:What I find interesting is that say we found another race of beings on a far away planet, no doubt we would try to contact them. How come the aliens that found us only make crow circles and screw with our electronics...


There are some interesting ideas out there for sure. Seems like they're doing more than these 2 things, though.

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Re: Alien & UFOs thread...

Postby smcj » Thu Dec 26, 2013 9:39 pm

I'm a skeptic about the reports of visitations, but I nwould not be overly shocked to find out that I'm wrong. But even if the human race lasts for a billion years and explores the entire galaxy without finding anybody else, there are still billions of other galaxies we will never explore--presumably. So even if we human never make contact with any other intelligent life forms before our extinction, there's still a distinct possibility that somewhere else there is intelligent life. We will never be able to "prove" there is not, imo.

Having said that, in my own explorations of life I have with 100% certainty discovered truly alien intelligence; it's called an intelligent member of the opposite sex. That's alien enough to satisfy my curiosity.
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