Exclusivity : « The Control Factor » by Canadian ufologist David HAISELL (Speech of UFO 501 Congress)
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The GARPAN is glad to publish a long extract of the instructive speech of David HAISELL presented at the recent « International UFO 501 Congress of Montreal », May 23-24th 2015, animated by Richard GLENN and Bob BELLANCA.
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M. David HAISELL is a pionner of Canadian ufology that had started investigations in the 1970′. He had published for some years an international ‘UFO Journal’.
He is also the initial inspiration of the now well-recognized « Canadian UFO Survey » (now directed by Chris Rutkowski) who collects the ufological statistics of Canada each years since 1989.
In 2014, M. HAISELL published his second book « The Control Factor ». His lecture is about it. Enjoy ! :
« The Control Factor »
Presentation – Congress UFO-501 May 24, 2015
« (…) Indeed, the phenomenon itself sometimes seems to parallel in a way those characteristics typical of the current state of the technological capabilities of the era in which it is being observed. The reported strange behavior of the ‘air ships’ of the early nineteenth century being one example. Dr. Vallee’s book – Passport To Magonia – is a ‘must-read’ for all serious UFO investigators. Another researcher and author, John Keel, has also investigated cases with bizarre overtones, leading him to speculate that we may be the victims of a cruel, cosmic joke and that the entities involved – he calls them ‘ultraterrestrials’ – may be having a great laugh at our expense.
Furthermore, in his famous work ‘Book of the Damned’, Charles Fort spent twenty-six years of his life collecting reports of – among other things – rains of frogs, of blood, disappearances and poltergeist phenomena only to conclude that human beings are simply property belonging to some greater intelligence.
In his book, The Invisible College, Vallee proposes on page two that UFO sightings and other related events are manifestations of a control system “which may serve to stabilize the relationship between man’s consciousness needs and the evolving complexities of the world which he must understand.”
Thus, our investigations today cannot afford to limit themselves to only those reported instances that appear to correspond to ‘visitors from other planets’ because this is tantamount to drawing a conclusion before considering other possibilities. Eliminating ‘high strangeness’ cases because they don’t make sense to us is equivalent to – using an English idiom – ‘throwing out the baby with the bathwater.’ Is there a French equivalent to that? I’m not sure. Therefore, we as investigators are forced to merely speculate as to the nature of UFO and related phenomena. At the risk of being reminded that speculation is not fact, we nevertheless have no alternative. Speculation, if used as an iterative process, may eventually lead to revelation of the truth, but in order for it to do so it must not be allowed to contribute to the formulation of bias by the speculator.
In countless UFO investigations, bias has been allowed to develop to the unfortunate exclusion of evidence that might otherwise have modified previous speculation. One is always faced with the decision to either reject reported details because they don’t agree with what is expected from an event – perhaps classifying the witness as incompetent, mistaken, or worse – or to accept the details as reported and thus be forced to modify previously formulated concepts of what might be expected of future events. It is these often arbitrary decisions made consciously or unconsciously by the percipient, the investigator, the analyst, and the reporter alike which account for the current state of the study of Ufology, namely one of confusion. And sad to say, the experiences of the Armstrong family unfortunately merely add to that confusion.
Following the revelation of the events which were experienced by Gerry Armstrong during his missing time as a twelve year old from his regression sessions, I was faced with a decision – how to go about publishing this new information. Rather than writing a follow-up book so soon after the release of ‘The Missing Seven Hours’ I decided instead to start publishing a quarterly periodical which I named Journal UFO. In conjunction with that I also established an organization named U.P. Investigations Research Inc., where the U.P. stood for Unidentified Phenomena. One of its major objectives was to keep the public updated in the field of UFO research.
The first issue of Journal UFO included an article entitled ‘The Missing Seven Hours Revealed’ which contained the transcripts of both of Gerry Armstrong’s regressive hypnosis sessions. The second issue included a further article – ‘The Missing Seven Hours Analysed’ – which presented a discussion of the transcripts in view of what we knew at the time about regressive hypnosis and its use in Ufology, and in view of what had come to light concerning several other cases similar in some respects to that of Gerry Armstrong’s. The journal was a gratifying success, and gained international recognition, so much so that I was eventually invited to deliver a presentation in England to BUFORA (the British UFO Research Association) and to the British House of Lords UFO study group in 1981. The topic of that presentation was ‘Ufology in Canada: Past, Present and Future.’
Unfortunately, financial considerations eventually intervened and after two years, I was forced to cease publication of Journal UFO. Also, because of other responsibilities which demanded much of my available time, I had to severely limit the degree to which I could involve myself in active research of UFOs and other related phenomena. As a result, U.P. Investigations Research Inc. also closed its doors.
Then, several years later, the publishing company which had produced my first book also closed down and The Missing Seven Hours was no longer available on the market, other than in used book stores or other such sources though Amazon. Finally, at the urging of several colleagues, I was convinced to re-publish all of the material from my first book concerning the Armstrong case, including the regression transcripts and their analysis, along with the text of the presentations I gave in London, England in 1981. This became available on Amazon as of May 2014 in the form of a new book which I entitled ‘A Question Of Control’ – which happened to be the name of one of the chapters from ‘The Missing Seven Hours’. For anyone interested, this is still available at Amazon.com.
Over the intervening years I maintained periodic contact with the Armstrong family and in early 2011 was saddened to hear that Gerry had passed away in late 2010 from a serious illness. But I also learned that he had had yet another ‘encounter’ on November 7th, 1986 which expanded upon and further clarified what he had experienced as a twelve year old, and explained – to his satisfaction at least – why he had been contacted in the first place. During his first encounter, one of the details the regressive hypnosis sessions revealed was that he was not the only child there. In fact there were quite a few boys and girls present in what he had described as a dome or room within the UFO in which he found himself. Now, in this second encounter, he was finally told why he and the other children had been selected, namely, and I quote:
“Try always to remember you are not special. You shall all have the same task. How you go about it rests with each of you individually. There is a truthful saying on their planet which states that the pen is mightier than the sword. This then shall be your commitment. You shall all become writers of the truth… Go forth then, my angels, and try your best to remind the human race of the glory and joy of our eternal and infinite universe. Go in love and light.”
And yes, Gerry did start to write, and thanks to his wife I acquired all of what he recorded about that which he claimed to have learned since his first encounter, reinforced by this second experience. The previous quote is taken from the many pages I was given. Once again I was faced with a decision – namely, what to do with this new material. The answer soon became obvious – and the seeds for my third book were sown. Entitled ‘The Control Factor’, it is a work in progress which I estimate will probably take at least another year to complete. It will contain the complete text of what Gerry wrote following his second encounter and, among other things, some attempt to make sense of it all.
However, one of the challenges I am facing in the writing of this new book is trying to interpret Gerry’s experiences within the context of those which other such ‘percipients’ have claimed to have experienced. One such case involves a mid-western US lady referred to in the literature as ‘Mrs. Keech’. It was well documented in Leon Festinger’s book When Prophesy Fails, and referred to by Dr. Jacques Vallee in his book Dimensions, (Ballantine Books, 1988, pp 218 – 223).
Similarities between Mrs. Keech’s and Gerry’s experiences include the voluminous writing she felt compelled to undertake in order to convey the various messages she was receiving from a source she identified as an ‘Elder Brother’. Unlike Gerry though, she began telling people about the knowledge she was gaining, and as a result a small sect began to form in her community. Ironically, one of the leaders of that sect was a ‘Dr. Armstrong’.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Keech and many of her followers – in contrast to the Armstrong family – gave up their material lives in the belief that they had some divine mission to perform. They began to preach, gather followers, and eventually predicted that an earth-shaking event would occur, many losing most of their earthly possessions and left with their lives in shambles when the predicted event failed to materialize. Mrs. Keech also had various strange individuals visit her, one of whom demanded she stop disseminating the information she claimed to be receiving because ‘the time was not right’. Sadly, it seems that she and her followers might have been just another example of what John Keel suggested as being victims of some cruel cosmic joke.
So where does that leave us with what Gerry Armstrong wrote? Without going into details here since time does not permit, I can summarize that he felt that what he was tasked to write was really intended for the benefit of mankind in order to point out to humanity – and again I quote – “the reason why the human race has lost contact with their individual souls, and why they cannot comprehend us at this stage of their evolutionary development.” The ‘us’ he refers to here apparently means those with whom he had contact during his encounters. Gerry painstakingly put together all of his thoughts in the form of what he called a ‘Universal Letter’, the purpose of which was to wake up humanity and point out what they had been doing wrong over the past several thousand years. It consists of four parts and a conclusion, and was written addressed – and I again quote – “to the beloved brothers and sisters of the planet Clarion to tell you all of my experiences in the reality of the planet known here as Earth.”
Right away, this is puzzling for at least a couple of reasons. He was supposedly writing to humanity, so why address it to the ‘brothers and sisters of the planet Clarion’? And secondly, and even more significantly, the mere reference to a planet named Clarion raises other questionable issues.
In trying to make some sense of what was allegedly revealed to him during his final contact experience on November 7th, 1986 – and apparently he was also told this during his missing seven hour period as a twelve year old, but was also told he would forget it until the time was right – we first have to take into consideration some of the known astronomical facts relevant to this scenario. Before so doing, however, I need to relate to you one other aspect of Gerry’s second encounter which expanded upon what he and the other children were apparently told during his first encounter as a twelve year old. Gerry wrote that what he called a ‘pure light being’ told him and the other children – and I again quote – “The soul inside your human form once resided in an entity on the planet Clarion, which circles a star in the star cluster known here as the Pleiades. Your souls were sent to the planet Earth to take on the human form to enable the continued evolution of infinite creation.”
This seems to imply that the souls of Gerry and the other children with him had been ‘transplanted’ – for want of a better word – to live as humans on the planet Earth for some specific reason. Putting aside for now what might be meant by ‘the continued evolution of infinite creation’ let us look in more detail at the so-called planet Clarion and the Pleiades star system. Both have played recurring roles in the literature of the UFO contactee phenomenon over the past few decades.
For instance, an Italian contactee by the name of Maurizio in his book Oltre di Cielo (Beyond Heaven), described his alleged encounters with human-looking extraterrestrials who claimed they were from a planet, also called Clarion, in the Aquila constellation. Several other contactees have also referred to conversations with beings from planets by the same name from other various parts of the galaxy. One has to wonder why ‘Clarion’ is such a popular name and why it keeps cropping up in a variety of ‘apparently unrelated’ UFO contactee incidents. Unless, of course, they are all part of this ‘esoteric’ control factor being applied to the human race. Or, as John Keel has speculated, are the object of a cruel cosmic joke being played on mankind.
The Pleiades have an even more extensive history, dating back to the gods of ancient Greek mythology. But first let’s take a look at what astronomers tell us they have learned about the Pleiades. Sometimes referred to as the Seven Sisters, the Pleiades is a star cluster located within the constellation Taurus consisting of young to middle-aged hot B-type stars. Due to their relative proximity to Earth, approximately 400 or so light years away, some of the Pleiades stars are quite visible to the naked eye, the brightest – called Alcyone – having a magnitude of 2.86. Estimates of the ages of stars within this cluster range from 100 to 150 million years.
Galileo was the first astronomer to observe the cluster through a telescope, discovering that it consisted of many stars too faint to be seen with the naked eye. It is now estimated that there are over one thousand stars of various types comprising the cluster. In addition to the blue stars already mentioned, there are also binary stars and what are referred to as brown dwarf stars included in the mix. But none of these stars, considering their types and ages, is apparently conducive to the formation of planets. The only possible exceptions so far identified in the cluster are known as HD 23514 and BD +20 307, both of which have a mass and luminosity a little bit greater than our sun. An extraordinary number of hot dust particles has been detected surrounding these stars which some astronomers speculate could indicate the possibility of planetary formation in process. Others postulate the particles may be debris resulting from violent collisions of planetary embryos which may eventually congeal to form full-fledged planets. But no other indication of planets revolving around stars in this cluster has been detected, certainly none which would indicate the possibility of supporting intelligent life.
Yet, as is true with Clarion, there are many other references in the UFO contactee literature to beings from various planets allegedly circling stars in the Pleiades coming to Earth with a variety of messages for humanity. One such well documented case involves a Swiss contactee by the name of Billy Meier who has published many volumes describing his countless sessions with extra-terrestrials from various planets in the cluster. His initial contact was with a female humanoid-looking alien who called herself Samjese. Once again, the overall gist of the contact seemed to be centered around awakening humanity to what they have been ‘doing wrong’ over the centuries in order to help direct them toward reaching a higher level of spiritual awareness.
One other point worth mentioning concerning Gerry’s second encounter is the final directive given to him and the other young children – and again I quote from what he wrote – “Your tasks will not be easy,” they were told. “Try to keep the origin of your inner light to yourselves when it is revealed to you. However, that decision shall rest with each and every one of you, for you shall have free will to carry out your tasks according to your own observations of their planetary development…Try always to remember you are not special. You shall all have the same task. How you go about it rests with each of you individually.”
They were also told, “no contact shall be made until the time is right. And no names shall be mentioned, not to even one human soul,” although it was not clear whether ‘no contact’ referred to contact between the children and their overseer, or among the children themselves while carrying out their ‘earthly tasks.’
Coincidentally – or perhaps more accurately it was synchronicity – shortly after my first book was published I received a letter from a reader anxious to contact the Armstrongs. She was a woman three years younger than Gerry and what she wrote might lead one to speculate that she may indeed have been one of those other children from the original encounter. If so, she may well have thought that ‘the time was right’ for contact between them, but Gerry did not pursue that contact for reasons known only to himself. Perhaps he did not feel the time was quite right at that moment, and still wished to maintain the family’s anonymity.
Nevertheless, in the interest of comparing their backgrounds, I am including here a few excerpts from what the lady wrote in her letter to me. Just to clarify, the letter writer had read only the original book, The Missing Seven Hours, which did not contain any of the details about Gerry’s regression sessions, which hadn’t yet been conducted at the time of its publication in 1978:
‘It was no accident that I came to obtain your book, ‘The Missing Seven Hours.’ I am now asking for your help in reaching the anonymous Armstrongs.
The facts I have enclosed about my life serve as proof of the importance of contacting them and my trust in you to help reach them.
I have purposely left out many things about my life because I am not trying to impress you, just trying to make you understand that I am not some glory seeker and that it is important that I deliver my message to them that I received from an alien. I want only to relay these messages to the Armstrongs because it may help them fill in a lot of gaps and to help us to go on.
I pray that all should go well and that you can help me contact them. I have kept silent for years and time is approaching fast when I am going to tell it all. It is time now to do this. I feel I may be moving on, or changing direction shortly but I do have to try to finish things first.’
This sounds like a person who felt she had an important task to perform and yet there was no indication as to why she felt the time was soon arriving for her ‘to tell it all’ or what indeed she had to tell, nor what things she had to finish before ‘moving on’. The following are just a few of the points she wished to convey:
- As a child I had knowledge of spacecraft, and an interest in other planets and aliens.
- I always felt I should be able to fly on my own.
- As a child I used to wait for a spacecraft to return to Earth to get me and bring me back home.
- I felt my home was not of this Earth and that my Earth parents were not my natural parents.
- I had dreams of alien beings, other worlds and space travel and it made me sad and lonely at times because I felt like I was out of place being here.
- One day, when I was twelve years of age, (the same age as Gerry when he had his first ‘encounter’) I had a visit from a beautiful lady in the woods. I had been bird watching and felt compelled to look over my shoulder as I felt a presence near me. There in a clearing was a beautiful light with a lady standing within it. I guess I was sort of drawn into her presence. It was as if I was hypnotized because I never really remembered the things she said to me except in bits and pieces over the years. She told me many things; who I really was, what I was to do and that all through my life I would be guided and taught. I don’t remember speaking but she spoke to me in some form of mental telepathy. I kept that beautiful secret to myself for many years.
I am happily married with a son and daughter and have become well known in our community because of my involvement in many areas from politics to volunteer work. Even though to the outside world I appear no different from anyone else, it has been necessary to keep many things hidden. I am no longer afraid. My only thoughts now are in helping others who have stayed silent for so long to find each other.
Unfortunately she died one year before Gerry without ever having the opportunity to make contact with the Armstrong.
So where does all of this leave us? The phrases ‘the time is right’ and ‘the time was not right’ occur repeatedly in many of the written works of contactees. Just what this implies is difficult to assess. In his Universal Letter Gerry Armstrong has much to say about our concept of time. Included in this he says – and I again quote – “When the moment is right the observational group tries through direct and indirect methods to enlighten humans to the fact that their souls are not attached to just one world like a moth to a flame. So many times they have tried to explain infinite creation to humans, to explain that there are no boundaries anywhere in the three-dimensional universe preventing incarnation into higher worlds. None, that is, other than the boundaries of their own thoughts, which no other soul can change. My friends on Clarion, this civilization may be drawing to a close.”
This obviously infers that Gerry thinks some calamitous event is about to happen, but some group (the ‘observational group’ – the control factor?) will decide when this will occur. Once again, we see a parallel here with the proclamations of other contactee groups. But what is the real source of these ‘thoughts’ which contactees feel compelled to disseminate to the rest of humanity? We now recognize that many of the points Gerry makes in his Universal Letter echo what he recorded several years previously in his automatic writing, as related in my first book. The debate continues as to the source of such automatic writing sessions – does it come from the writer’s own subconscious or from the thoughts of another entity acting through the writer?
So we are forced to ask just who or what is controlling everything? Is this automatic writing just another example of John Keel’s speculation that we are the victims of some entity’s idea of a cruel joke? Just what is the source of what I call the ‘esoteric’ Control Factor? Well, the surprising answer to that question may indeed be: ‘you are.’
Consider this. You have the power to control the way you think. And thought seems to be the only guaranteed form of reality. Maybe Sir James Jeans was on the right track when he speculated, long ago, that the universe might be one gigantic thought. Whose thought? Dare we say ‘Your thought’?
Jeans wrote: “The stream of human knowledge is heading toward a non-mechanical reality. The universe begins to look more like a great thought than a great machine. Mind no longer appears to be an accidental intruder into the realm of matter. We are beginning to suspect that we ought rather to hail it as the creator and governor of this realm.” (Sir James Jeans, The Mysterious Universe, 1930). »
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