Icon aura headOne problem with investigating interesting topics, with an open mind, is that you inevitably end up in weird territory. You discover that the official description of what is true and reasonable, and what is false and ridiculous, doesn’t add up. The popular YouTube documentary-maker, Lemmino, seemed to stumble into this situation in his video documentary The Unknowns – Mystifying UFO cases, which I’ve reviewed. Lemmino is a very thorough and sober researcher. He admits, in the video, that he started out thinking the whole subject was silly and just for kooks but by the end, after a lot of research, he realised that strange things had happened. These events were backed with solid evidence; they couldn’t be dismissed as just jokes, tricks and delusions.

I experienced the same change when I began writing full-time. Originally, I planned to research ancient history as material for a novel, in the vein of Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code. After a month of doing this, I discovered that there was a lot of evidence that our ancient history does not match what we’ve been taught. The problem in this situation is what do you do? Do you shrug your shoulders and ignore the facts in front of you, that show clearly that the official line is wrong, or at least deeply flawed, or do you pursue it further and try to show others that something very different is going on, or has gone on? I opted for the second choice; to accept that things are different to the official line and to try to explain those differences to everyone. For example, my book Solving Reality explains that the official scientific description of the universe is deeply flawed and explains that brilliant physicists developed a different, sound and more profound explanation.

Ingo Swann also opted for talking honestly about weird stuff, because he believed it was true and important. This is very clear in his book, Penetration – The Question of Extraterrestrial and Human Telepathy. The book is divided up into several parts. In the first part, he recounts a very strange job he carried out, for a powerful and secretive arm of government, in which he remote-viewed, with his mind, the dark side of the moon. He discovered, to his shock, that there was alien activity on the moon. In the second part of the book, he discusses what we know about the moon and the weird fact that it is there at all since, from an astrophysical viewpoint, it’s bizarre and extremely improbable that we have such a huge satellite. He then reports on many books and articles about weird goings-on on the moon, that were visible to telescopes as far back as the late eighteenth-century.

In the third part of the book, Swann discusses telepathy. He is clearly intrigued as to why telepathy, and other branches of psi, or mental abilities, are so demonised by the establishment. He wonders if it is because powerful individuals don’t want the general population to develop the ability to pick up mental emanations from others. This is a logical possibility. For example, if evil people emanated their dark mental state, and humans were able to pick this up, then humans would be able to spot the evil characters amongst them. Any evil people, particularly those in power, would clearly therefore not want telepathy to become an accepted fact.

I definitely recommend Swann’s book. It’s a bit long-winded in parts, like most of Ingo’s books, but it contains a story worthy of a science-fiction bestseller. It also contains very thought-provoking comments about the human situation, here on Earth.