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And A Researcher Was Born

We all have secrets (things we rather not tell others) due to our need to be accepted and liked by others or due to our fear of retaliation because we’ve gone against the so called ‘norm’. Certainly, no one wants to loose a job or be ridiculed by his coworkers.

For years and years, and years, I kept a few of my fascinations and interests hidden from the world. Besides my closest family, I have kept my life-long interest in everything labeled as ‘UFO’ secret.

I am almost 30 years old now, I started reading on UFOs (Aliens, Extraterrestrials, area 51, Flying Saucers, or whatever you want to call the subject) at the age of 7. Immediately, I was hooked, and started on a journey full of research and astonishing learning.

See, UFOs were not my first or only fascination. I had found many issues fascinating as a kid, from they blue sky, magnets, human thoughts, to bible stories of giants, burning bushes, visions and angels, to stories that my grandmother told me of remote viewing, telepathy and encounters with seemingly invisible forces. As a youngster, I pondered larger issues of life, human existence, theories of evolution, the origins of the known universe, and others. Many young people question these topics regularly, most seem to stop as they grow older.

When I was 7, I started to read a book that was titled ‘The Journey of the Human Mind Into Bermuda Triangle, Formosa Triangle and Flying Saucers’ or something similar to that. I say the title was ‘similar to’ because the book was not written in English and I’m going by memory now because the book has long disappeared into the ether (ehm, I miss placed it years ago).

That was the first book I finished from cover to cover. It only added fuel to the fire that was brewing in my mind and heart, and ignited my interest in UFOs and everything else that was labeled as ‘paranormal’ even more, but it also made me seek research and evidence in science.

I reference this experience as the starting point of my life-long research, but I seem to remember me wondering and questioning and looking into things as far back as my memory can go. It seems I had a keen interest for seeking ‘difficult answers’. My dad, who was a physics teacher, offered some answers to my never ending questions. I remember assuming that adults knew the answers. Naturally, I grew older to learn that even grown people did not know the answers to the same questions I asked as a kid, I was fascinated by how kids and adults both were in general oblivious when it came to many of the larger (yet basic) questions.

Every kids asks their parents these difficult questions, that are yet so basic, expecting correct answers, not knowing their parents do not have such answers, in general. As people grow older many give up on seeking answers or just brush the questions aside since they see no point in seeking answers when no one seems to possess them.

If you’ve followed this blog by now you know about many of my interests. Many of these interests were ones I had back when I was 7, 8 or 9 years old. Many were related to my interest in UFOs. For instance, my interest in ancient cultures, anthropology, archeology, magnets, physics, astronomy, flight were initially fueled by my interest in the UFO phenomena. Yet, I did have interests that were not UFO-related such as  biology, geology, the human thinking process, meteorology/weather, reading books, religions, the human mind, philosophy, futuristic visions, electronics, and art. It just so happens that all of these topics are all related somehow, IMHO. Perhaps my interest in UFOs came along just as did these other interests. Again, they are all related. It doesn’t matter what came first.

Now, after over 20 years of interest and independent research into the UFO phenomena, after piles and piles of books and clippings, and hundreds of e-books and thousands of hours of videos and documentaries spanning all sorts of “stuff”, I can only hope for 20, and hopefully 40 more of the same. This journey has been more than rewarding and very enriching. I did find answers; some may describe my answers as philosophical ones.

To those of you who are, or have researched UFOs I say keep at it, this journey is rewarding, as you research more you will always uncover more. Keep reading and looking but don’t believe everything you see, use your common sense and research related areas. Your research will likely lead you into many areas of science, philosophy, mythology and spirituality

Interestingly, very few people shared these interests with the same intensity or passion I had, and even though I found myself uninterested in discussing celebrities, video games, cars, or sports with my peers (alienating me at times), if I could go back in time to re-live those days, I’d do it all the same; because, I guess, I was born a researcher and a seeker, and all these years contributed to my current bank of experiences.

I was born a passionate seeker & a deep thinker and I held onto that, as a result I became a researcher in a few areas (that are all interconnected)

You can call me a UFO researcher if you like  :)   Deep inside, we all are.

Thanks for reading

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  1. January 19th, 2009 at 18:43 | #1

    Welcome to the new world, Ethan. Join us..

  2. Mysoul
    Mysoul
    January 24th, 2009 at 10:26 | #2

    Came in here via Teresa’s blogroll. Letting you know you arent the only one with such a fascination.

  3. January 26th, 2009 at 07:05 | #3

    That’s an interesting revelation, Ethan. My fascination with it, however, does not exceed my interest with the television show X-Files.. :) But I value your passion and candidness about it. Keep us informed of your finding and quests.

  4. January 26th, 2009 at 07:13 | #4

    Thank you guys for reading the article and for your comments. Yes, I am one UFO geek ;) (along with other Geeky interests)

    I used to like the X-files (only episodes that involved extraterrestrials) Their last movie sucked though

  5. February 2nd, 2009 at 22:10 | #5

    This is an earlier article you may find interesting where I talked about who I am: http://www.wholenessblog.com/about/who-am-i#more-178

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