Welcome to this site, envisioned as an online academy engaged in what I am calling Cosmic Pluralism Studies but what is more commonly known as “ufology”.
This post will serve as the menu of site content and is in continuous development, until death or invalidism or some point when complete in crafting a beginning course of study.
Any and all material here is free to use without restriction or conditions (including attribution). The purposes here are to provide an online course of study and also provide a model for academic institutions who have finally recognized that this subject (as of 2019) just got “real”.
In Lecture number 1, an outline of this course of study is introduced:
In Lecture number 2, we jump to the subject angle that is now bringing significant public attention onto this field of study:
—The Hypotheses: lectures #1 ,
—Civilian UFO Investigation Groups and Efforts: Historical overview article , List with links of active researchers and analysts,
—Close Encounters of the Third Kind: South American cases from Lorenzen 1976 files,
~~From this site:
Resources for studies in this arena of focus necessarily must come from many other disciplines and fields of study (nearly an endless list!).
~~Background and context from off-site:
UFOLOGY NEWS LINKS
Den of Geek articles:
Opem Minds TV:
UFO LORE DATABASES
—J Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies
This largely inactive org now does have an extensive archived online database of cases and more, available via the sidebar links here:
—Manuel Lamiroy’s Exopaedia:
(Here is his article re: the organization I co founded with Ed Komarek: http://www.exopaedia.org/Operation+Right+To+Know )
—Albert Rosales: Humanoid Contact Database
Note: the compiler informs us that he took an unfiltered approach and therefore he says readers need to take care to discern cases known to be hoaxes.
ACADEMICS & INSTITUTIONS OF INTEREST
Online UFO courses, $75 for Continuing Ed certificate, $50 without:
Richard Dolan’s 9 online UFO courses, each $197, hosted by International Metaphysical University (link to 1st intro course):
Five psychology academics’ Extraterrestrial Enthusiasts Research Project:
“The Extraterrestrial Enthusiast Research Project (E.E.R.P) is a team of psychological researchers interested in how belief in life beyond our planet influences individuals in a number of unique ways and viewing that influence from several different perspectives. Asking psychological, anthropological, and sociological questions, and as we interact with members of the community, our team is examining UFO and extraterrestrial believers to help both believers and non-believers to better understand the community as a whole.”
David Pares, modern-day model for Emmett Brown (Back to Future fictional mad scientist) or Zephraim Cochrane (Star Trek fictional mad scientist)? Article good description of localized warp drive potential: