Notes on Jacques Vallee
Feb. 22, 2000
Yesterday I finished reading Forbidden Science by Jacques Vallee. This book - his personal journals - documents his activities as an astronomer, computer programmer and UFO researcher during the years 1957-1969. The foreword and the Epilogue connect these notes with the present time.
I leaned an important lesson from reading this book which I would like to summarize.
The first thing that is convincingly conveyed by the book is that UFO phenomena are real. The next significant thing is that it has never been investigated by scientists; at least, not within the public domain. All the so called "committees" assigned the ostensible task, have only dealt with selected cases and have never been able - or permitted - to dig deep enough to uncover the truth.
Another thing that strikes me from reading these journals is that Vallee himself, missed some of the most significant clues because he did not try to study theoretical physics, even if he realized, at some point, that this may be the only way toward understanding what is going on. On p. 167, quoting from his Journal of 3 December 1965, he writes:
So, Vallee knew what was important, and yet he did almost nothing to pursue this line, except to "help bring French physicist Costa de Beauregard to the United States for a series of lectures and high-level meetings in 1965." But Costa had no idea at all what UFOs are:
In the Epilogue, Vallee tells us about his more recent ideas about UFOs as a manifestation of a "control system", and this aspect is treated elsewhere on this site (go to our search engine and search for "Vallee"). In the Epilogue Vallee talks a little bit about physics, parallel realities, hyperspace etc.:
Then he continues:
And finally he adds:
As for "taking research behind the scenes", it seems to me that Vallee has been quite successful. I tried to reach him by e-mail, but I failed. If any of you, Readers, can help me contacting Jacques Vallee - I will appreciate it!
Here is the chronology.
April 4: I received an e-mail from Walt Williams who suggested that "If you write NIDS and present your technical qualifications I suspect that Mr. Vallee may well respond. " I decided to check out who is Walt Williams and what is NIDS (see http://www.nidsci.org/personnel.html ), and on April 16 I wrote to NIDS a long e-mail presenting my qualifications. The letter began:
I sent a cc to Walt Williams. I never received any answer. This was curious. Was I supposed to deduce that they already know everything and they do not need scientists anymore? However, in May, one of the readers of these pages provided me with the e-mail address of Jacques Vallee. So, after some pondering, I decided that I should try again. Maybe not all problems are solved; maybe there is still something about "extraterestials" that we do not know and that may, perhaps, relate somehow to space, time, parallel or perpendicular realities, time travel, quantum realms, consciousness, gravity and hyperdimensional physics? So on June 25 I wrote to Jacques Vallee offering my help. Notice, I didn't asked for money:
On July 12, I received e-mail from Dr Eric W. Davis
stating that "(...) I found your background and accomplishments quite remarkable" but then it continued with stating, that concerning the domains of theoretical physics listed, he himself is "the expert in this role for the institute as staff needs are minimal here." (emphasis, mine)
So, it seems that my first guess was correct. Either all problems with "ET" are already solved, or they are totally unimportant, or, perhaps, there are no problems at all!
As you can read on other pages on this site there is a repeating phenomenon here. The Public is being told that "real scientists" do not want to deal with these important phenomena. But then, when a scientists comes along and says: "look, I am a scientist with experience and reputation, I offer my help," then what follows is either silence (as it happened when I attempted three times to contact Richard Hoagland), or "sorry, I am busy now, there are so many in line that want my autograph, perhaps we will talk some other time", (as in the case of Whitley Streiber), or, as in the case of NIDS and Jacques Vallee - "needs are minimal".
Something is wrong with this picture!
But, as the Cassiopaeans repeatedly stress, "knowledge protects". Therefore knowing the above facts will, perhaps, help the readers of these pages to understand the role of different institutions and persons involved, and also why real progress is so slow.
When Jacques Vallee wrote the following:
I wonder just WHO his friends are?
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