Earthlight Theory – UFOs and a natural product of the Earth

November 18, 1990




                    An investigation into a mini-flap.

                               by Greg Long.

      By now  we’ve all heard of “earth lights.” Paul Devereux of Great

   Britian coined the term in 1982 when  he  published EARTH LIGHTS. In

   that book, Devereux developed the idea that UFOs are  a byproduct of

   natural processes in the earth.

      Micheal Persinger  of  Canada  had  already  been saying the same

   thing for years in a continous outpouring  of  papers  in  which  he

   developed his Tectonic Strain Theory of UFOs.


   Vanguard Notes…

        Michael Persinger is the researcher working with  pulsating and

        targeted magnetic fields in the brain.  He and his team created

        a “helmet”  using nails wrapped with many turns of wire to form

        cylindrical solenoids.  These  were  then  mounted in a sort of

        football helmet to allow them to hang over different  parts  of

        the brain.

        When connected  to  a computer as a “printer”, various patterns

        can be output to magnetically stimulate the brain with specific

        and repeatable patterns.

        One of the most fascinating results  of the experiment involved

        the use of subjects with their eyes closed.   While  a  certain

        pattern was   projected   or  “printed”  to  the  solenoids,  a

        flashlight was  aimed toward  the  subject’s  eyes  and  slowly

        lowered.  (a loose description follows)

        Asked to describe what they saw, EVERY SUBJECT  said  the  same


            “I see  a  UFO  coming  down, it is landing.  Now there are

             small grey people coming  out  of it towards me.  They are

             taking me into the ship.  Now they are doing  somekind  of

             physical exploration.   I  am  now  being  taken  from the


        As the flashlight beam is lifted up, the subject’s say that the

        UFO is now ascending and moving away.

        Dennis Stacy   investigated  Persinger’s  work  in  Canada  and

        reported on it in a December  issue  of OMNI.  I believe it was


        We also  have  papers regarding other experiments  in  inducing

        feelings or  actions  in  the body using magnetic, electric and

        sonic fields.  These are being  placed  on KeelyNet as time and

        funds allow, with as much technical data as we can provide.


      Unfortunately, despite Devereux and Persinger’s  passion  for the

   concept of a  UFO/earth  stress  link,  neither  researcher  has yet

   proven the case that UFOs are purely a natural phenomenon.

      Rock has been crushed in the laboratory,  eliciting extraordinary

   brief pulses of  light,  but  the result of that experiment–in  the

   words of Brian  Brady, who developed the experiment–the crushing of

   rock cannot account for “discrete” light forms seen at high altitude

   (read : spherical UFOs at high altitude).

      In fact,  Brady’s experiment  even  does  away  with  the  famous

   “piezo-electric effect” as  a  source of UFOs; in  terms  of  energy

   output, piezo-electricity is simply too weak to account for anything

   more than momentary, diffuse glows of light.


   Vanguard Notes…

        If you want to demonstrate this effect for yourself Wintergreen

        Life Saver  candies will generate this piezo-electric glow when

        you crunch them between your  teeth.   Turn  out  the light and

        chew one or more while watching the glow from  your  mouth in a


        As a  matter  of  fact,  when  this effect was first discovered

        about these candies, many people working in hospitals percieved

        them as a very real danger.   The  concern  was  that people in

        oxygen tents  might  chew  one  and the resultant  spark  might

        ignite and explode the oxygen in the enclosed tent.

        A scientific  study  was done on this phenomenon and the effect

        had no ignition effect whatsoever.


      More importantly, how can a mysterious,  elusive and unidentified

   physical mechanism create  STRUCTURED  objects? This  is  the  great

   failing of the  “earth-lights”  theory; it attempts to solve the UFO

   mystery by ignoring the actual content of the UFO report.

      Any unexplained  object seen in  an  earthquake-prone  region–no

   matter how artificial in appearance or “intelligent”  in its actions

   -suddenly becomes a  byproduct  of ionization, plasmas or some other

   little-understood electrical process.

      In 1981 I began an investigation  into  UFO  sightings  that  had

   occured over 20   years  in  a  single  area,  the   Yakima   Indian

   Reservation in south-central Washington state.

      In the early 1980s, the MUFON UFO Journal published several of my

   papers based on  my  preliminary  findings.  Now  the J. Allen Hynek

   Center for UFO Studies has published my complete findings as a book:


      EXAMINING THE  EARTHLIGHT THEORY  looks  microscopically  at  the

   Tectonic Strain Theory of UFOs. I use the Yakima  data  (nearly  200

   reports from a   variety   of   witnesses,   plus   numerous   color

   photographs) to test the viability  of  the  Tectonic  Strain Theory

   which Persinger believes explains the Yakima sightings.

      The Yakima data form a “microcosm,” a fascinating, self-contained

   world of strange  reports,  which  include  a range  of  unexplained

   occurences–orange balls of   light,   CE3’s,  possible  abductions,

   Bigfoot sightings, daylight objects, subterrrean sounds and more.

      Nearly every part of the Reservation  experienced  some  type  of

   unexplained event over  a 20 year period, making the  Yakima  Indian

   Reservation an excellent  “laboratory”  for  detailed examination of

   UFO phenomena.

      Earthquake faults mark the ridges  of the Reservation; it lies at

   the foot of the volcanic Cascade Range; and fire  lookouts  were  in

   place on top of three mountains to observe and record strange lights

   year after year…the  right  conditions for data collection, plenty

   of UFOs and more than enough meticulous  documentation  to  whet the

   appetite of a curious scientist in serach of an explanation.

      EXAMINING THE EARTHLIGHT THEORY takes the reader  on a historical

   journey, following the sightings to their most recent occurence. All

   data of this  unique  mini-flap  are used to thoroughly evaluate the

   basic components of  the  Tectonic   Strain  Theory.  EXAMINING  THE

   EARTHLIGHT THEORY is an experience in detective work,  where all the

   facts of the  Yakima  micrcosm  are weighed, sifted and evaluated in

   the systematic pursuit  of  a  solution   to   the  mystery  of  the



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