MUFON OC presents:
Greg Bishop on
“The Co-Creation Hypothesis –
A Different Approach to UFO Research”
UFO study has, for the most part, concentrated on gathering information from witnesses based on their recollections. But as we know, people’s ability to recall even mundane events can vary widely. The instrument recording these encounters is, after all, not radar or a video camera, it is the human mind, which is notoriously imprecise at times. Perhaps the question we should be asking is not if aliens are visiting us, but “What causes UFO reports?” or even “How much do we contribute when a close encounter experience occurs?” There is a vast backlog of data about UFO encounters that does not conform to the standard narrative. These outliers shouldn’t be ignored.
Using recent discoveries about perception and memory, as well as some of the newest theoretical models of reality, Greg will suggest some new approaches for future researchers to take when investigating the UFO enigma. He will also elaborate on the idea that one of the most important elements to take into account as we assess this mysterious phenomenon is the role our own brains play in it.
In 1991, Greg co-founded a magazine called The Excluded Middle, which was a journal of UFOs, the paranormal, conspiracy, psychedelia and new science. He is the author of Project Beta (2005), which documented a government campaign of disinformation perpetrated against researcher Paul Bennewitz. His most recent book, It Defies Language! (2016), is a collection of essays on UFOs, the government, and fringe issues and personalities. His show Radio Misterioso (radiomisterioso.com), now in its 17th year, features interviews with fringe-topic researchers and occasionally, weird music. In whatever free time he has, Bishop flies paragliders and ultralight aircraft. He is also a licensed private pilot, as well as being an FAA-approved aerial drone photographer.
December 14, 2016 @ 7:40 PMNeighborhood Community Center, 1845 Park Ave, Costa Mesa 92627
General Admission: $15 MUFON OC Members & Students with ID: $10.00