The Psi-UFO Connection: What On Earth Is Going On?



If you’ve read enough credible research publications from parapsychology and ufology over the last fifty years, you’re probably already aware of the fact that there is a rather fascinating, yet obscure, interrelationship between paranormal experiences and UFO encounters (check out the various books by Jacques Vallee).  Why is it that many CE-III’s & IV’s have paranormal fallout following the event?   Why is it that certain people who have frequent paranormal experiences, are more likely to experience a UFO encounter?

While it is scientifically invalid even attempting to explain one phenomenon with another, we can look for longitudinal continuity regarding such events in the hope of finding patterns that lead to an eventual explanation of either area of study.   In my own case files as recounted in my book Aliens Above, Ghosts Below: Explorations of the Unknown,  there are some real high strangeness cases, and most of them are somewhat disturbing in nature.

The first case stems from the mid-1970’s where a local television network executive called complaining about poltergeist activity in his home.  The case was a rather minor one, where we encountered nothing of interest upon our investigation.  Both Alan and his family seemed quite grounded, normal, stable and well adjusted.   From time to time Alan would call and report more activity, but a low magnitude and frequency.  They reported occasional luminous anomalies, disembodied voices, banging noises and problems with electrical items in the house.  Nothing about their family seemed indicative of such phenomena, nor did their environment, although we did not yet possess the sensitive instrumentation we do today for it did not yet exist.  Many months went by and the calls from Alan eventually ceased.

Shortly after that, Alan and his wife were taking a road trip up north in California.  While driving at night, they spotted what looked like a small, burning plane about to crash into  the hills to their right.  They drove up to where they assumed the plane had crashed, and after rounding a bend they ran into a very unexpected sight.  A shocking and terrifying visage to say the least.

Sitting on the ground in front of them was a classic flying saucer, maybe 30-50 feet in diameter.  And if that weren’t difficult enough to absorb, there were several diminutive humanoids in tight-fitting flight suits moving around the area around the saucer, as if looking for something.  The beings were about four feet tall with greyish-brown skin, large, black almond-shaped eyes with no apparent nose or outer years.  Classic greys in every respect.

Suddenly, several of the humanoids became aware of Alan and his wife sitting in their car observing them.  One of the creatures immediately pointed a tubular-shaped object at them that emitted a bright pulse of light.  The next thing Alan and his wife remembered was being back on the highway many miles away, several hours later.  The classic abduction scenario.

Over the next couple of months they started having very disturbing dreams about their missing time, most of which they were very reluctant to discuss with anyone, although Alan told me some of what he claimed to have remembered.   His wife, wouldn’t even talk to me at all about this.  They tried seeking psychiatric counseling, only to discover that mental health workers simply assumed they both had psychotic breaks and wanted to medicate them into passivity.   Given that such experiences were not widely known of or as frequently reported as today, this result was not surprising.Needless to say, they walked away from such help for good reason.

However, what they weren’t hesitant to share with me was that their marriage was in serious trouble due their dramatically altered personalities.  Alan and his wife starting experiencing strong emotional mood swings, from manic to depression, which for them was anything but normal as they were both pretty laid back and calm.  Alan’s behavior became so volatile and erratic that he started having trouble at work in terms of interacting with people he had known for many years.  We knew where it was headed.

In the end, Alan and his wife divorced and he left his seemingly enjoyable and certainly lucrative job, which the network preferred given his new found anxiety, anger and bitterness.

Moving on to 1977, another incident clearly indicated the somewhat blatant cross-over between paranormal and UFO events.  However, this one struck real close to home for me, for if this particular event never occurred I probably would be married today.  This one and only women I truly felt was my soulmate, and never could I have foreseen what was about to occur,

As discussed in another blog entitled “A Life Changing Paranormal Event” and in chapter ten of my book, I met a beautiful girl on Valentine’s Day while investigating a case in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles.  This girl was so physically stunning to me that it was impossible to stop staring at her.  Picture a young Natalie Wood, from Bob and Carol, Ted and Alice (1969) mixed with Sherry Jackson from the original Star Trek episode “What are Little Girls Made Of” and throw in a little bit of young Brenda Benet. Joan Collins and Liz Taylor, and you’ve go it.

The actress that most resembled Judy was Mari Blanchard, pictured here.  This, and much more, was Judy.  Not surprisingly, Judy was an aspiring actress and face model, but her career never really took off for many reasons.

Mari Blanchard/actress

The case was a very weak one and there was no follow-up in terms of research required.  However, there was follow-up with Judy and we ended up in a very intense relationship.  During this relationship, there were recurring episodes of RSPK activity, culminating in a large glowing sphere of light emerging from the lumber region of her back while giving her a massage.  More often than not, most of the clocks in her condo would all desynchronize and run at different speeds, some faster, some slower.  All of this paranormal activity was kind of an added bonus to being in a relationship with her.  At least I thought it was.  Boy, was I wrong.

For the both of us, it was a perfect relationship in every respect and perhaps even more than normal, as she turned out to be a very gifted psychic and worked with our psi training groups at our UCLA parapsychology lab as well as on missing person cases.  The way things were evolving between us, I really expected us to be engaged within less than six months,  But fate had something else in mind, and the omens then came through my subconscious in the form of dreams.

They were all the same.  The dreams were simple and straightforward.  Our relationship was to end on July 22, 1977, the reasons for which were never provided in my dreams.

Was I insecure about us?  Was I frightened that she’d might leave me for someone else?  What was going on?

Mari Blanchard/actress

The dreams continued unabated and all I could do was to write down what I remembered from them, although I never told Judy as she might misinterpret them as my desire to leave her.  Then, as suddenly as they began, the dreams ceased and I could not have been happier.

Upon awakening in the mid-morning of July 22nd, I had almost forgotten about the dreams, that is, until I discovered Judy sobbing and shivering under the covers next to me in bed.   Not willing to emerge from between the sheets, she asked why I didn’t help her last night?  What?  Help her with what?

Judy recounted her being awakened and finding the room brilliantly lit, but the lights were not on.  She was levitated up out of the bed, eventually finding herself in a round, metallic-walled room where she was strapped to a metallic table around her wrists, neck, ankles and abdomen.  There were tiny men who had skin like a snake or reptile and a face without ears or noses, with large black eyes were poking, prodding her everywhere, but especially in every bodily orifice; eyes, nose, ears, mouth, rectum and vagina.

She could her them speaking, yet their lipless mouths were not moving.  They kept saying that they weren’t going to her her, even though that’s exactly what they were doing. The next thing that she remembered was waking up in bed with me soundly sleeping next to her.

I asked her if she knew anything about UFO abductions and her reply was “What are UFO abductions?”  While she was very interested in the paranormal, UFOs held absolutely no interest for her at all.   I finally coaxed her out from under the covers to be shocked by what I saw.

To make a long story very short, she had bruises at her neck, waist, wrists, abdomen and ankles, like she had been restrained very tightly for some time.  She was bleeding from her nose, ear, eye, rectum and vagina (not her period).   We were both startled by all of this.

Judy basically had a complete breakdown after this event, becoming almost totally delusional with overt signs of dissociation.  She never sought any help from anyone and she never, even marginally, recovered.  She became a religious zealot, but of a very unusual type.  Needless to say, our relationship ended on that very day, just as my dream had predicted.  From occasional contact with her over the subsequent years, she claims to have been re-abducted many times.  It’s one thing to lose a potential mate, but not to something like this.

Was there any physical proof of this alleged abduction?  Yes and no.

It turns out that the power in her condo had been turned off for about two hours that night/morning and in talking to several of the neighbors who knew nothing of Judy’s experience, many reported a strange, large, glowing mass that silently hovered over that part of the Hollywood Hills that night.

Is this proof? Of course not?  But it is incredibly compelling at many levels.

The next case to discuss here is from the early 1980’s in the Sunland area of Southern California.

A middle-aged woman named Maria called and spoke about seeing luminous anomalies and apparitions accompanied by strange lights and sounds in her home.  After visiting her home and interviewing her, her case sounded like a haunting, that is, until she told me what started all of it.

Maria was taking a walk in the canyon near her home early one evening after dinner and ran across something that scared the daylights out of her.   There in the canyon was a glowing UFO hovering maybe twenty to thirty feet over the canyon floor.   She said it was about as wide as a very large bus or train cab and emitted a soft reddish light and a slight humming sound.   Maria ran away as fast as her legs could carry her.

It was after this event that the phenomena at her house began, the worst of which were large balls of fire that would roll down off the hills impacting her house with a thunderous clap that violently shook the entire house, but there were no concomitant burns as a result.  Her son became so terrified and unnerved by these events that he moved out to live with friends.

Then all contact with Maria ceased.

When family members came to investigate what happened to Maria, they discovered that she had completely disappeared.  Her car, her money, her purse and clothing were still in the home and in perfect condition.  No evidence of a break-in or struggle was found.  She was never found, nor was any sign her ever located.   Thirty years have passed, and still no evidence or sign or Maria was ever found.  Where’s Maria?  Perhaps we should look up instead of down?

The last case here, also from my book, stems from the mid-1980’s and is from the Bel-Air Estates area of Los Angeles.  Very expensive homes of very wealthy people.

All I can say here is that it involved a female UCLA student and an incident that began as a classic poltergeist case and evolved into one of CE-III, wherein the girl and both her skeptical parents witnessed the presence of seeming extraterrestrial humanoids in their home on more than one occasion.

Rather than tell you the entire lengthy story here, you’re going to have be read my book to discover all the incredible details.  All that I’m willing to say here is that the girl became so terrified by what was going on, that she packed up all of her belongings and left home long ago.  More than that I cannot tell you.

These stories represent only the tip of a very large iceberg in terms of such cases as chronicled in my book as well as many others.   But they do point to one particularly interesting hypothesis in which there is a fifth force operating both here and out there.  A force that is not electromagnetic, nuclear or gravitational.  A force that does it’s work without heat (endothermic).  A force that could be at the root of both paranormal as well as UFO related events.  A force many of us refer to as Zero Point Energy (ZPE).

I have this sneaking suspicion that UFO’s use this ZPE force the same way we interpret paranormal events and use electromagnetism (to a point), wherein one can be linked to the other in as yet unknown ways to produce seemingly impossible events.

The cumulative data from many decades of UFO research strongly suggests that whatever these things and their occupants are, they can affect matter, energy and mind (consciousness), with the ease with which we affect water.   This is a fundamental tenant of my book and research.












By Dr. Barry Taff

Dr. Barry Taff, who holds a doctorate in psychophysiology with a minor in biomedical engineering, worked as a research associate at UCLAs former parapsychology laboratory from 1969 through 1978. During his 41-year career, Dr. Taff has investigated more than 4,000 cases of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists, and he has conducted extensive studies in telepathy and precognition which led to the development of the original protocols and methodologies for what was later coined remote-viewing. He is the author of Aliens Above, Ghosts Below.

4 replies on “The Psi-UFO Connection: What On Earth Is Going On?”

Yes, I believe in UFOS and aliens, however, the technology they employ is probably based on the same endothermic, Zero Point Energy seen within the paranormal field. In fact, I lost a potential wife due to her being abducted long ago. Read my blog entitled “A Life Changing Paranormal Event” on this site.

I did read your blog. I’m very sorry about what happened to both of you. My question wasn’t so much about whether or not you believe in aliens, but if they are somehow related to phenomenon such as ghosts.

It seems like people can have experiences of aliens that other people nearby do not, which can happen with ghosts. There may or may not be some kind of physical evidence – which can also happen with haunts/poltergeists/apparitions.

So are they the same? Or are they different phenomenon coming from the same “place”.

I apologize if you’ve covered all this in your book. Everyone has that line in the sand they can’t cross and for me it’s UFOs. I try to be open-minded but it’s a subject that for some reason I just don’t like.

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