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Ask David Halperin

USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Back in the 1960s, David Halperin was a teenage UFO investigator. Later he became a professor of religious studies — his specialty, religious traditions of heavenly ascent. From 1976 through 2000, David taught Jewish history in the Religious Studies Department at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Now retired from teaching, he lives in North Carolina with his wife Rose. Journal of a UFO Investigator is his first novel.

His perspective on UFOs is that like religion, they are a human phenomenon. They have nothing to do with space travel or life on other planets. They’re about us–our hopes, our longings, our terrors. Particularly the greatest terror of all: the end of our existence.

Are they alien visitors? Yes; but not in the sense of coming from outer space. Inside our own minds, our own souls, there’s enough alienness to fill a universe. Some of it is emerging … With messages for us? Perhaps. We just need to learn to decode them. - David Halperin

The show will be recorded Thursday September 6 starting at 4 PM Eastern.

 

Farlig Gulstein

Skilled Investigator
Maybe UFOs are not from outer space. But how would reports like the following arise solely from the mind?:
1971 Delphos, Kansas with lasting trace evidence
1976 Tehran, Iran fighter jet interception visual and radar
2004 Nimitz "TicTac" jet interception visual and radar​

What is your explanation of the French COMETA report?

On a similar note, when the chroniclers of Israel reported that Eliyahu (Elijah) was taken bodily to heaven, did those chroniclers, and readers, think it was some mental perception kind of thing, or did they all think he literally was taken to another realm? Don't most orthodox Jews and Christians think it was literal?
 
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USI Calgary

J. Randall Murphy
Staff member
Maybe UFOs are not from outer space. But how would reports like the following arise solely from the mind?:
1971 Delphos, Kansas with lasting trace evidence
1976 Tehran, Iran fighter jet interception visual and radar
2004 Nimitz "TicTac" jet interception visual and radar​

What is your explanation of the French COMETA report?

On a similar note, when the chroniclers of Israel reported that Eliyahu (Elijah) was taken bodily to heaven, did those chroniclers, and readers, think it was some mental perception kind of thing, or did they all think he literally was taken to another realm? Don't most orthodox Jews and Christians think it was literal?
Welcome to the forum and thanks for asking some good questions. I'm sure David's answer will either be something very interesting or he'll simply say "I don't know" ;) .

UPDATE: Your Questions have been asked :cool: .
 
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